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Top Ten
1. Charles River Labs
2. TJX
3. Perini
4. Investors Fin. Svcs.
5. Gillette
6. Staples
7. OneSource
8. Reebok
9. Bright Horizons
10. State Street
2002 Globe 100

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  Bulls
  1. Clean Harbors
  2. Hologic
  3. NMT Medical
  4. DeWolfe
  5. Indevus Pharm.
  Bears
  1. Sonus Networks
  2. Art Tech. Group
  3. Praecis Pharm.
  4. American Tower
  5. Dusa Pharmaceutical
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  1. Cytyc
  2. Polymedica Corp.
  3. Perini
  4. Tweeter
  5. Boston Private Fin.
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Publicly held companies ranked by composite performance score

To be considered for The Globe Top 100, a company must have been publicly traded for all of 2001 and had 2001 and 2000 revenue of at least $10 million. The company must have reported a profit in both 2000 and 2001, and have a long-term debt-to-equity ratio less than 4:1. Real estate investment trusts (REITS), royalty trusts, closed-end funds, and limited partnerships were excluded. NOTE: Bank revenue is calculated by adding net interest income after loan loss provisions to total non-interest income. SOURCE: Compustat.

2002 Rank 2001 Rank Company Score Return on average equity (%) 1-year % change in revenue 1-year % change in profit margin 2001
revenue
$ millions
1 Charles River Laboratories International Inc. 13.00 19.86 51.88 49.72 465.63
2 27 TJX Cos. 20.50 42.23 11.80 -10.16 10709.00
3 11 Perini Corp. 21.00 34.75 40.50 -17.66 1553.40
4 26 Investors Financial Services Corp. 22.25 19.25 59.62 -6.34 352.54
5 45 Gillette Co. 26.75 44.82 -2.86 14.25 8961.00
6 71 Staples Inc. 27.25 13.88 0.66 340.83 10744.37
7 Onesource Information Services 27.25 28.78 13.74 377.12 59.02
8 35 Reebok International Ltd. 27.50 15.47 4.46 21.60 2992.88
9 53 Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. 27.50 14.00 18.80 5.33 345.86
10 43 State Street Corp. 28.00 17.67 6.96 -1.32 3797.00
11 48 DeWolfe Cos. 28.25 29.28 10.32 9.98 214.50
12 79 Independent Bank Corp. 28.25 17.79 24.28 16.81 107.25
13 8 Talbots Inc. 28.50 22.71 1.10 9.04 1612.51
14 97 Kronos Inc. 28.50 15.17 12.61 24.16 304.06
15 22 Yankee Candle Inc. 28.75 34.18 12.11 -11.36 379.83
16 18 Eaton Vance Corp. 29.25 39.35 11.07 -11.91 496.95
17 Haemonetics Corp. 30.75 11.90 10.21 5830.04 317.33
18 81 Lifeline Systems Inc. 31.25 13.22 18.49 67.46 96.56
19 14 Biogen Inc. 31.50 22.21 12.62 -27.41 1043.36
20 41 Cabot Corp. 31.75 13.00 3.77 20.93 1652.00
21 7 Millipore Corp. 33.00 18.16 9.45 -12.23 656.90
22 Dynamics Research Corp. 34.50 19.52 0.47 48.24 201.11
23 74 CCBT Financial Cos. 35.75 18.19 17.92 -4.19 76.12
24 J. Jill Group 36.50 14.43 16.54 -12.04 287.04
25 Designs Inc. 37.00 17.09 0.30 144.32 195.12
26 19 Waters Corp. 37.50 22.17 8.07 -32.11 859.21
27 36 Tweeter Home Entertainment Group 39.00 7.74 43.70 -20.90 630.07
28 44 Courier Corp. 39.25 16.81 1.54 11.13 203.46
29 96 Maxwell Shoe Co. (class A) 39.50 10.66 12.67 4.15 185.40
30 Circor International Inc. 39.75 7.54 8.28 36.40 343.08
31 Seacoast Financial Services Corp. 39.75 10.43 32.53 -2.35 113.07
32 50 Mercury Computer Systems Inc. 40.25 17.11 10.18 -10.45 167.99
33 Firstfed America Bancorp 40.50 11.20 17.55 20.12 48.94
34 66 Capital Crossing Bank 41.00 15.96 15.45 -3.53 49.18
35 75 First Essex Bancorp 41.75 14.59 11.85 4.12 62.36
36 72 Unifirst Corp. 42.75 8.48 3.73 9.11 557.99
37 Port Financial Corp. 42.75 7.53 30.70 34.40 40.96
38 54 New England Business Service Inc. 43.25 17.20 1.54 -20.98 569.55
39 Hingham Institution for Savings 43.50 16.15 14.82 4.85 14.26
40 Ipswich Bankshares Inc. 43.75 18.57 19.11 -11.21 12.64
41 59 Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. 44.00 13.07 6.31 -15.03 352.61
42 23 BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. 44.75 12.19 7.05 -41.50 5279.73
43 Seachange International Inc. 45.00 0.38 17.58 248.42 115.78
44 Bruker Daltonics Inc. 45.00 2.89 21.00 45.48 92.69
45 77 Century Bancorp 45.00 13.91 14.18 -6.80 47.12
46 Bay State Bancorp 45.75 9.17 22.96 17.26 19.74
47 Berkshire Hills Bancorp 46.00 5.93 16.57 66.84 45.61
48 National Dentex Corp. 46.25 12.64 13.27 -11.47 85.73
49 John Hancock Financial Services Inc. 46.50 10.53 1.92 -26.72 9109.00
50 Watts Industries Inc. (class A) 46.75 11.02 6.36 -19.90 548.94
51 58 Commerce Group 47.75 11.68 4.94 -32.84 1153.84
52 82 Charles River Associates Inc. 48.50 11.24 33.02 -36.73 109.80
53 25 Microfinancial Inc. 48.75 15.80 10.48 -29.20 154.09
54 Warren Bancorp 48.75 17.73 4.30 1.16 22.44
55 Clean Harbors Inc. 52.50 11.17 7.77 -29.16 251.60
56 68 Genzyme Corp. General Division 53.25 2.00 30.49 -74.52 981.93
57 90 Affiliated Managers Group 53.50 9.64 -11.01 -0.85 408.21
58 38 Quaker Fabric Corp. 54.00 6.66 9.28 -20.17 331.11
59 65 Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. 54.00 9.20 27.54 -41.98 102.42
60 21 Matec Corp. 54.50 19.08 -36.02 40.09 16.90
61 88 Medford Bancorp 55.00 12.73 1.15 -1.08 43.20
62 Westbank Corp. 55.00 11.03 6.23 1.22 22.94
63 55 Chase Corp. 55.75 17.50 -4.99 -11.05 67.96
64 9 Cytyc Corp. 56.00 5.08 55.56 -78.72 220.99
65 Woronoco Bancorp 58.50 6.27 11.70 -3.35 22.97
66 Keane Inc. 59.50 3.86 -10.64 -4.40 779.16
67 30 Forrester Research Inc. 59.50 9.12 1.26 -17.22 159.12
68 84 Stride Rite Corp. 60.25 7.42 -3.50 -21.86 529.15
69 60 Thermo Electron Corp. 60.50 2.23 -4.05 -16.70 2188.21
70 86 First Years Inc. 60.75 12.24 -1.01 -26.99 132.12
71 Wainwright Bank & Trust Co. 61.00 7.16 11.38 -11.77 20.01
72 52 Zoll Medical Corp. 61.50 5.49 12.18 -35.53 123.95
73 Novitron International Inc. 61.50 10.51 -5.18 49.93 12.95
74 76 Boston Beer Inc. (class A) 63.50 10.32 -1.98 -28.90 186.78
75 Netegrity Inc. 63.50 1.12 60.23 -62.49 86.58
76 Massbank Corp. 63.50 9.64 -4.40 1.29 28.50
77 62 Progress Software Corp. 65.00 10.03 -3.45 -45.70 262.00
78 Tech/Ops Sevcon Inc. 65.25 14.68 -7.45 -16.02 26.64
79 Brookline Bancorp 65.50 6.81 1.83 -12.24 51.38
80 92 Allmerica Financial Corp. 66.50 0.00 4.06 -99.95 3311.80
81 2 Analog Devices Inc. 67.50 7.03 -33.64 -59.21 1897.62
82 69 Raytheon Co. 67.75 0.05 -0.17 -98.99 16867.00
83 10 FleetBoston Financial Corp. 69.00 5.00 -35.24 -63.94 10407.00
84 American Biltrite Inc. 69.00 3.59 -1.49 -46.40 418.26
85 73 American Dental Partners Inc. 70.50 5.44 2.62 -48.33 147.41
86 39 Lightbridge Inc. 72.25 9.11 -5.37 -51.67 176.62
87 LSB Corp. 72.75 6.31 6.49 -27.08 14.43
88 Kadant Inc. 73.00 5.29 -5.85 -37.90 221.17
89 Slade's Ferry Bancorp 73.00 8.66 -0.79 -20.58 16.02
90 Mac-Gray Corp. 73.25 4.12 -1.43 -33.38 152.07
91 Moldflow Corp. 73.50 4.90 8.36 -46.42 38.04
92 Westfield Financial Inc. 75.50 4.80 -2.18 -15.65 23.43
93 47 Analogic Corp. 75.75 0.12 -0.12 -98.28 335.72
94 Central Bancorp 78.25 6.79 -4.53 -18.25 14.81
95 International Electronics Inc. 82.00 7.11 -8.58 -24.82 10.49
96 L.S. Starrett Co. (class A) 82.25 1.23 -15.83 -73.75 197.81
97 94 Boston Acoustics Inc. 87.25 2.83 -23.99 -76.82 89.69
98 Providence and Worcester Railroad Co. 88.00 1.23 -3.76 -56.27 22.27
99 Boston Communications Group 89.00 0.85 -12.29 -74.92 66.28
100 Psychemedics Corp. 93.75 3.01 -18.16 -83.24 15.73

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