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Globe 100

Massachusetts companies by performance measures

Growth 50Ranked by composite score, based on annual revenue and profit growth for the past two years (ties broken by profit growth) Click on a category to sort the table. | Full Globe 100 coverage
2012 2011 Company Composite score 2yr avg. annual revenue growth (percent) 2yr avg. annual income growth (percent)
1 12 IPG Photonics Corp 3 59.8 366.2
2 4 Clean Harbors 16 35.9 86.2
3 3 iRobot Corp. 17 24.9 247.4
4 -- Affiliated Managers Group 18 42.3 66.5
5 2 Acme Packet 20 47.4 61.0
6 17 Anika Therapeutics 28 27.0 51.5
7 11 Skyworks Solutions 28 32.8 49.7
8 48 Zoll Medical Corp. 33 16.5 94.6
9 33 athenahealth 34 31.1 43.3
10 -- Goverment Properties Income Trust 35 50.6 33.1
11 26 Analogic Corp. 37 13.4 144.5
12 -- Circor International 38 13.1 149.8
13 -- Psychemedics Corp. 39 19.2 51.2
14 24 EMC Corp. 39 19.4 50.4
15 13 Hittite Microwave Corp. 40 27.3 35.4
16 10 Analog Devices 41 16.6 51.2
17 -- Vicor Corp. 46 13.0 77.8
18 34 Virtusa Corp. 49 28.7 26.5
19 -- Chase Corp. 54 21.1 28.6
20 -- Watts Water Technologies 55 8.3 95.3
21 -- Parametric Technology Corp. 59 12.9 45.2
22 28 American Tower Corp. 60 19.0 26.8
23 9 Boston Beer Co. 62 11.2 45.7
24 50 Monotype Imaging Holdings 62 14.5 30.1
25 23 Senior Housing Properties Trust 63 23.2 17.5
26 21 UFP Technologies 65 13.2 32.1
27 32 MicroFinancial 67 8.8 47.6
28 -- Meridian Interstate Bancorp 71 6.0 78.4
29 43 Eaton Vance Corp. 74 14.2 21.7
30 25 Akamai Technologies 74 16.1 17.3
31 -- Casual Male Retail Group 75 0.3 164.2
32 22 Bruker Corp. 75 21.7 6.6
33 8 VistaPrint Ltd. 75 23.9 5.9
34 -- Aware 76 5.6 61.7
35 16 Atlantic Tele-Network 78 77.0 -21.7
36 -- Global Partners 81 59.7 -24.7
37 -- CRA International 84 0.6 63.4
38 40 Sapient Corp. 86 26.2 -8.6
39 -- Beacon Roofing Supply 89 7.8 28.1
40 -- LogMeln 89 26.7 -19.1
41 41 Covidien 90 4.3 44.0
42 -- Central Bancorp 91 -24.0 122.1
43 42 Waters Corp. 91 11.1 15.7
44 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific 93 7.7 25.1
45 -- Dover Saddlery 96 3.0 38.1
46 -- Forrester Research 96 10.2 10.4
47 -- Progress Software Corp. 97 3.6 33.9
48 14 Boston Properties 98 9.7 8.6
49 -- Five Star Quality Care 99 4.6 29.4
50 -- Dynasil Corp. of America 101 15.9 -17.8
Criteria: To be considered for the Growth 50, a company must have been publicly traded for two full years and must have reported profits in all periods
Return on equityRanked by return on average equity in 2011 Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company Return(percent)
1 Momenta Pharmaceuticals 59.2
2 Network Engines 48.9
3 Eaton Vance Corp. 47.8
4 TJX Cos. 47.4
5 Waters Corp. 37.7
6 Boston Beer Co. 37.7
7 Psychemedics Corp. 33.6
8 Casual Male Retail Group 32.1
9 IPG Photonics Corp. 31.0
10 Five Star Quality Care 30.7
11 Dusa Pharmaceuticals 28.4
12 Teradyne 26.5
13 VistaPrint Ltd. 23.5
14 Entegris 23.3
15 Brooks Automation 23.3
16 Analog Devices 21.8
17 Aspen Technology 21.6
18 Biogen Idec 20.9
19 Raytheon Co. 20.8
20 AVEO Pharmaceuticals 20.8
21 Technical Communications Corp. 20.6
22 Altra Holdings 20.2
23 Hittite Microwave Corp. 20.0
24 Covidien 19.9
25 iRobot Corp. 19.2
26 Charles River Laboratories International 19.0
27 TRC Cos 18.9
28 UFP Technologies 18.6
29 Bruker Corp. 16.1
30 Ameresco 16.1
31 Sapient Corp. 16.0
32 Constant Contact 15.9
33 Kadant 15.7
34 Hingham Institution for Savigns 15.6
35 Dover Saddlerly 15.6
36 Iron Mountain 15.2
37 Clean Harbors 15.1
38 GSI Group 15.0
39 Skyworks Solutions 14.5
40 Sevcon 14.2
41 MKS Instruments 14.1
42 Staples 14.1
43 Cognex Corp. 13.6
44 NStar 13.6
45 EMC Corp. 13.5
46 LPL Investment Holdings 13.5
47 Beacon Roofing Supply 13.0
48 Monotype Imaging Holdings 12.5
49 MicroFinancial 12.4
50 Chase Corp. 12.0
Sales 50Ranked by revenue in 2011 Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 2011 Company Revenue(millions) Change(percent)
1 2 Staples $25,022.2 1.9
2 1 Raytheon Corp. $24,857.0 -1.3
3 3 TJX Cos $23,191.5 5.7
4 4 EMC Corp. $20.007.6 17.6
5 10 Global Partners $14,835.7 90.2
6 6 Thermo Fisher Scientific $11,725.9 10.9
7 7 Covidien $11,703.0 10.9
8 8 State Street Corp. $9,594.0 7.5
9 9 Boston Scientific Corp. $7,622.0 -2.4
10 11 Biogen Idec $5,048.6 7.0
11 13 Hanover Insurance Group $3,931.6 24.7
12 -- LPL Investment Holdings $3,479.4 11.8
13 15 Cabot Corp. $3,170.0 14.2
14 14 Iron Mountain $3,014.7 4.2
15 16 NStar $2,930.4 0.5
16 17 Analog Devices $2,912.9 0.9
17 19 American Tower Corp. $2,443.5 23.1
18 18 Alere $2,386.5 10.7
19 20 Clean Harbors $1,984.1 14.6
20 21 PerkinElmer $1,921.3 12.7
21 24 Beacon Roofing Supply $1,902.5 15.5
22 25 Waters Corp. $1,851.2 12.6
23 27 Boston Properties $1,850.3 15.9
24 22 Hologic $1,829.5 7.6
25 -- Sensata Technologies Holding NV $1,826.9 18.6
26 29 Affiliated Managers Group $1,704.8 25.5
27 30 Bruker Corp. $1,651.7 26.6
28 35 Skyworks Solutions $1,477.5 27.2
29 28 Parexel International Corp. $1,464.6 4.9
30 31 Watts Water Technologies $1,436.6 12.7
31 26 Teradyne $1,429.1 -8.8
32 -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals $1,410.6 883.9
33 36 Nuance Communications $1,375.6 18.6
34 32 Five Star Quality Care $1,281.8 5.6
35 34 Eaton Vance Corp. $1,243.4 7.3
36 41 Parametric Technology Corp. $1,218.7 19.7
37 38 Hospitality Properties Trust $1,210.5 11.5
38 39 UniFirst Corp. $1,174.1 12.6
39 40 Akamai Technologies $1,158.5 13.2
40 37 Charles River Laboratories International $1,142.6 0.8
41 33 Talbots $1,141.3 -5.9
42 44 Sapient Corp. $1,062.2 23.0
43 46 CommonWealth $925.0 16.5
44 49 VistaPrint Ltd. $924.7 25.8
45 48 Stream Global Services $846.9 5.8
46 45 MKS Instruments $822.5 -3.6
47 -- Circor International $822.3 19.9
48 43 ModusLink Global Solutions $790.7 -13.7
49 -- Atlantic Tele-Network $759.2 22.6
50 -- Cubist Pharamaceuticals $754.0 18.5
For banks and S&L's, revenue equals the sum of net interest income, after provision for loan losses and noninterest income.
Largest profitsRanked by net income in 2011 Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company 2011net income(millions) Change(percent)
1 EMC Corp. $2,461.3 29.5
2 Covidien $1,935.0 17.5
3 State Street Corp. $1,920.0 23.4
4 Raytheon Co. $1,866.0 1.4
5 TJX Cos. $1,496.1 11.4
6 Thermo Fisher Scientific $1,329.9 28.4
7 Biogen Idec $1,234.4 22.8
8 Staples $984.7 11.6
9 First Marblehead Corp. $983.2 830.9
10 Analog Devices $784.7 -3.6
Biggest lossesRanked by net income in 2011 Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company 2011net income(millions) Change(percent)
1 American Superconductor Corp. -$300.8 -8,040.7
2 A123 Systems -$257.7 -68.9
3 Princeton Review -$136.1 -163.0
4 Alere -$133.5 86.9
5 Ariad Pharmaceuticals -$123.6 -245.0
6 Talbots -$111.9 -1,134.6
7 SatCon Technology Corp. -$83.4 -606.1
8 AMAG Pharmaceuticals -$77.1 5.0
9 Ironwood Pharmaceuticals -$64.9 -22.4
10 ImmunoGen -$63.4 -20.4
Most profitableRanked by profit margin in 2011 Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company Revenue(millions) Net income(millions) Profitmargin(millions)
1 First Marblehead Corp. $296.0 $983.2 332.2
2 THL Credit $37.4 $24.1 64.5
3 Momenta Pharmaceuticals $283.1 $180.4 63.7
4 Hingham Institution for Savings $36.4 $12.1 33.1
5 Hittite Microwave Corp. $264.1 $84.7 32.1
6 New England Realty Associates $34.0 $9.3 27.3
7 Analog Devices $2,912.9 $784.7 26.9
8 Teradyne $1,429.1 $373.8 26.2
9 Century Bancorp $67.0 $16.7 24.9
10 IPG Photonics Corp. $474.5 $117.8 24.8
Nose divesRanked by absolute dollar change from profit to loss 2011 Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company 2011net income(millions) 2010net income(millions) Change(millions)
1 American Superconductor Corp. -$300.8 $3.8 -$304.6
2 Ariad Pharmaceuticals -$123.6 $85.2 -$208.9
3 Talbots -$111.9 $10.8 -$122.7
4 SeaChange International -$4.0 $29.5 -$33.5
5 Psivida Corp. -$22.7 $4.6 -$27.3
6 EnerNOC -$13.4 $9.6 -$23.0
7 Courier Corp. -$0.1 $6.0 -$6.1
8 BTU International -$2.7 $2.2 -$4.9
9 iParty Corp. -$1.3 $0.3 -$1.6
10 Arrhythmia Research Technology -$0.2 $0.5 -$0.8
Born againRanked by absolute dollar change from loss to profit in 2011 Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company 2011net income(millions) 2010net income(millions) Change(millions)
1 Boston Scientific Corp. $441.0 -$1,065.0 $1,506.0
2 First Marblehead Corp. $983.2 -$134.5 $1,117.7
3 Vertex Pharmaceuticals $29.6 -$754.6 $784.2
4 Iron Mountain $395.5 -$57.6 $453.1
5 Charles River Laboratories International $109.6 -$336.7 $446.2
6 Hologic $167.0 -$78.0 $245.0
7 LPL Investment Holdings $170.4 -$56.9 $227.2
8 Aspen Technology $28.1 -$81.5 $109.6
9 Cybex International $34.3 -$58.2 $92.5
10 AVEO Pharmaceuticals $30.6 -$58.8 $89.4
SOURCE: S&P Capital IQ

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