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20 fastest growing global companies

Company Earnings growth Revenue Growth Total Return

1 Silver Wheaton 340% 76% 49%
2 Cirrus Logic 450% 39% 88%
3 Baidu 99% 72% 56%
4 HollyFrontier 93% 51% 64%
5 HFF 341% 41% 53%
6 lululemon athletica 81% 45% 109%
7 Northern Oil and Gas
122% 237% 36%
8 Apple 70% 52% 60%
9 IPG Photonics 100% 37% 58%
10 RPC 121% 38% 50%
11 Catamaran 52% 72% 98%
12 3D Systems 272% 26% 112%
13 Impax
Laboratories 85% 43% 40%
14 priceline.com 66% 33% 81%
15 Coinstar 74% 43% 37%
16 Bridgepoint
Education 187% 57% 9%
17 Alexion
Pharmaceuticals
34% 43% 69%
18 American Equity
Investment Life 87% 42% 27%
19 Epoch Holding 53% 41% 45%
20 51job 89% 25% 57%

Some had worried that the loss of Steve Jobs might hinder the seemingly relentless forward march of Apple. They needn’t have. Since Jobs passed, Apple’s share price has risen almost 80%.

In August 2011, the iPhone maker overtook Microsoft as the largest-ever U.S. company by stock-market value. The
only negative spot so far came when the company fell short of Wall Street’s expectations with a rare earnings miss in the
third quarter due to lower-than expected iPhone sales.

That said, the 26 million iPhones sold still represented a 22% increase over the same period in 2011 – not too shabby, considering the hotly anticipated release of the iPhone 5 may have delayed purchases by some holdouts. Sales of the iPad hit a record in the last quarter, up 84% year-on-year, but the iPhone remains the undisputed king of growth at Apple.

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