The oil and gas industry led the growth pack among the 1984 INC. 100. Led by Endevco, which multiplied its sales 437.7 times in the past five years, the seven companies in the oil and gas business averaged a five-year sales multiple of 114.4. Ranking second and third in growth are companies in the food service and transportation industries, with average five-year multiples of 55.7 and 49.5, respectively.

As a group, the 21 makers of computers and computer-related products have expanded their sales an average of 47.1 times since 1979, while those in the data processing and software fields have registered a more modest 16.4 multiple.

The miscellaneous category includes leaders in printing presses, gas-measuring instruments, hazardous-waste treatment, and office-equipment leasing.

Oil & Gas (114.4)

Endevco (437.7)

Yankee Oil & Gas (300.1)

Nugget (19.0)

Doran Energy (14.5)

Texas Energies (10.6)

Amber Resources (9.6)

Valex Petroleum (9.5)

Food Services (55.7)

Consul (97.4)

Pizza Time Theatre (54.0)

Concept Development (15.8)

Transportation (49.5)

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (68.0)

BRAE (66.6)

Comair (14.0)

Computers & Related Products (47.1)

Ultimate (148.6)

Emulex (119.7)

TeleVideo Systems (74.8)

Zitel (72.2)

Applied Circuit Technology (61.9)

Protocol Computers (56.4)

ComputerCraft (55.6)

Information Resources (54.2) 0nyx-IMI (542)

Tandon (46.2)

Rexon (43.6)

Altos Computer Systems (32.1)

ZyMOS (25.4)

Ciprico (24.7)

Quality Micro Systems (23.9)

ISC Systems (21.2)

Kaypro (19.7)

Datasouth Computer (17.7)

Distributed Logic (17.5)

Andover Controls (10.1)

Lane Telecommunications (8.8)

Heating Equipment (30.8)

Servamatic Solar Systems (46.6)

Novan Energy (27.7)

TVI Energy (17.9)

Medical/Health Products & Services (25.6)

Healthdyne (104.4)

Independence Health Plan (76.8).

Psych Systems (46.2)

Genex (43.5)

Lifeline Systems (43.1)

Home Health Care of America (37.5)

Diasonics (34.1)

Electro-Biology (29.1)

Medical Graphics (17.4)

Terrano (15.6)

Tender Loving Care (14.9)

Biosearch Medical Products (14.0)

Genentech (13.8)

Biomet (13.7)

Electro-Kinetic Systems (13.3)

C. P. Rehab (13.2)

Continental Health Affiliates (12.8)

Jeffrey Martin (11.6)

Cybermedic (11.5)

Scientific Laboratories (11.3)

Nautilus Enviromedical System (10.1)

United States Health Care System (9.7)

Forum Group (9.1)

Health Extension Services (8.9)

Consumer & Consumer Related Products (20.9)

Home Depot (36.5)

Kloss Video (27.9)

Cincinnati Microwave (27.4)

Centuri (22.4)

Video Connection of America (18.4)

JP Industries (16.8)

Pope, Evans & Robbins (14.5)

BSN (13.6)

Teleconcepts (10.4)

Data Processing & Software (16.4)

Margaux Controls (44.8)

Data Switch (27.1)

Masstor Systems (21.0)

ASK Computer Systems (14.2)

Helionetics (13.6)

Harris & Paulson (13.5)

BGS Systems (12.8)

Avant-Garde Computing (12.6)

Phoenix American (12.2)

Compucare (10.8)

AGS Computers (10.5)

Scientific Leasing (10.5)

Comp-U-Card International (10.2)

Telecommunications & Cable TV (12.2)

Fibronics (18.0)

AM Cable TV Industries (9.5)

Movie Systems (9.1)

Data Communications & Word Processing (12.1)

Micom Systems (13.9)

Interand (13.5)

Byers Communications Systems (12.0)

NBI (9.1)

Miscellaneous (11.2)

Publishers Equipment (29.3)

HCW Oil & Gas (24.8)

Wedtech (15.6)

Crime Control (14.1)

Nutri/System (11.2)

Andros Analyzers (10.8)

Standun (10.4)

Polymeric Resources (10.2)

Chemfix Technologies (9.7)

Eaton Financial (9.2)

Fibronics (18.0)

AM Cable TV Industries (9.5)

Movie Systems (9.1)

Published on: May 1, 1984