Did you hear?...Forbes releases "200 Best Small Companies" list for 2007

Recently released is Forbes' 2007 list of the "200 Best Small Companies" in America. To qualify, Forbes said candidates had to have a revenue of $5 million to $750 million and share prices above $5 as of Oct. 1 -- according to return on equity, as well as sustained sales and net profit growth over 12-month and five-year periods.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Recently released is Forbes' 2007 list of the "200 Best Small Companies" in America. To qualify, Forbes said candidates had to have a revenue of $5 million to $750 million and share prices above $5 as of Oct. 1 -- according to return on equity, as well as sustained sales and net profit growth over 12-month and five-year periods. Too much debt, signs of a downturn in the future or a whiff of legal troubles were all disqualifiers.

Overall, the outdoor and fitness industries barely made a blip on Forbes' radar, with a few exceptions.

Not even on the list in 2006, Under Armour (NYSE: UA) landed in the top 10 at No. 3. Deckers Outdoor (Nasdaq: DECK) also broke the top 10, ranked at No. 9. Quite a jump from its No. 47 ranking in 2006. And, Hibbett Sports (Nasdaq: HIBB) was No. 49 -- up from No. 77 last year.

Forbes also noted, "small businesses are dynamic -- and sometimes volatile." Annual turnover of the companies on its list is also an indicator of volatility, and this year the turnover reached its highest level since 2002.

Related

Deckers Outdoor listed on Forbes’ “200 Best Small Companies”

For Immediate ReleaseDeckers Outdoor listed on Forbes' “200 Best Small Companies”(October 18, 2007) – Santa Barbara based Deckers Outdoor Corporation, owner of global footwear brands Teva®, Simple® Shoes, and UGG® Australia, has climbed to number 9 on Forbes' 2007 list ...read more

Did you hear?... The November 26 issue of Forbes lists the 500 largest private companies in the U.S.

The November 26 issue of Forbes lists the 500 largest private companies in the United States. Of interest to outdoor and fitness industry watchers, WL Gore comes in at number 174 with revenues of $1.4 billion. LL Bean comes ranks number 225 ($1.15 billion), Bass Pro ($1 billion) ...read more

Did you hear?... Forbes editors pick the best big companies in America

In its Jan. 7 issue, Forbes editors pick the best big companies in America. The so-called "Platinum 400" consists of companies that are "better than their competitors, with outstanding profitability and growth." An elaborate scoring system is used to whittle down 1,000 possible ...read more

Did you hear?…Two industry players break top 10 on Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list

If going to work is a grind, you may want to consider checking out Fortunes' 2006 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Better yet, if you love the outdoor and sports worlds, here are four companies that made the list: W.L. Gore, No. 5; REI, No. 9; Timberland, No. 41; and ...read more

Did you hear?… Fitness industry players rank with Forbes

Forbes released its Platinum 400 list for 2005. Among the fitness players ranked on this year's list: Brunswick is No. 187; Nike, No. 237; and Finish Line, No. 64. Brunswick, parent of Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Parabody, has been on the list for the last five years, while ...read more

Did you hear?… Outdoor industry players rank with Forbes

Forbes released its Platinum 400 list for 2005. Among the outdoor players ranked on this year's list: Columbia Sportswear is No. 297; Timberland, No. 324; and Liz Claiborne, No. 279. Timberland and Liz Claiborne, new parent of Prana, have been on the list for the last eight ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of June 21-27 >> The Access Fund and the Bureau of Land Management said they have reached a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a cooperative agreement to work at the national, regional and local levels on mutually beneficial programs, ...read more

Did you hear?... Tradeshow Week 200 ranks the top 200 tradeshows

Tradeshow Week 200, a directory published by Tradeshow week, which is the magazine covering the tradeshow industry, ranks the top 200 tradeshows each year by the net square feet of paid exhibit space. Their most recent directory shows the outdoor, sports and recreation tradeshow ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq: JOUT) has received a nonbinding proposal to acquire outstanding shares of the company for a cash price of $18 per share. The proposal from Samuel C. Johnson (majority shareholder and director of Johnson Outdoors) and Helen Johnson-Leipold ...read more