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6. ACT Manufacturing
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The Growth 50

Companies ranked by composite score based equally on 2-year sales and profit growth.

Rank Previous
Rank
Company Composite
score
2-year
average
% sales
growth
2-year
average
% profit
growth
1 ACT Manufacturing Inc.52.10205.886.50
2 Provant Inc.62.72130.306.50
331Analog Devices53.52154.097.00
43Sapient Corp.74.73123.947.50
5 Foilmark Inc.46.51196.199.00
6 Zoll Medical Corp.37.21311.149.00
714Polymedica Corp.47.8497.5212.50
826Teradyne Inc.42.97125.1712.50
911Forrester Research Inc.59.7669.2313.50
108Eaton Vance Corp.28.68249.3014.50
11 Cognex Corp.43.4583.6616.00
126RSA Security Inc.27.88164.4817.00
13 Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Inc.34.4585.6717.50
147Alpha Industries Inc.48.8251.6518.00
1517BTU International Inc.32.7488.0718.00
1610EMC Corp.49.4349.8718.50
17 Brooktrout Inc.18.56522.6519.00
18 Bright Horizons Family Solutions17.92340.8520.50
191Affiliated Managers Group Inc.38.6948.9123.00
20 Millipore Corp.16.79247.6223.50
214Biogen Inc.28.9055.0824.50
22 Saucony Inc. (Class B)25.8358.2526.50
23 Harcourt General Inc.16.28126.2727.00
24 Mercury Computer Systems Inc.26.3352.0927.00
25 Candela Corp.24.5574.9527.50
26 Tucker Anthony Sutro33.6634.0927.50
27 American Dental Partners Inc.30.7032.9330.00
2818Talbots Inc.18.1777.2530.00
2912Sonesta International Hotels (Class A)14.4687.4631.00
30 Vicor Corp.25.0846.3631.50
3120Fleetboston Financial Corp.19.7851.0932.50
32 Nstar28.9915.0236.50
33 Epresence Inc.4.16267.4537.00
345DeWolfe Companies Inc.20.8229.8737.50
35 Charles River Associates24.8317.8439.00
36 Waters Corp.13.3545.8040.00
3727BJ's Wholesale Club Inc.17.8326.7940.50
38 Perkinelmer Inc.40.864.3840.50
3923Investors Financial Services Corp.9.3949.3443.00
40 Chase Corp.23.9513.7443.50
41 Quaker Fabric Corp.9.5337.7344.50
4222Courier Corp.12.3719.9746.50
4342Neiman-Marcus Group Inc.9.4721.5948.50
4440Perini Corp.4.5643.9151.50
4529Boston Private Financial Holdings5.8433.3552.00
4619Parlex Corp.34.15-11.1452.50
47 Progress Software Corp.6.3621.6053.00
48 Reebok International Ltd.-5.7483.8553.50
4930Casual Male Corp.-10.14116.0554.00
5032TJX Companies Inc.9.7711.9055.50
Criteria: To be considered for The Growth 50, a company must have had $10 million in 1999 sales, $1 million in 1999 profit, and must have reported profits in all periods. A company must have been publicly traded for two full years. Score ties are broken by profit growth. Data compiled by Compustat.

   



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