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Fortune Small Business is out with its annual FSB 100 list, which measures the fastest growing (by revenues) publicly-traded small business listed on U.S. exchanges. As always, it is both fascinating and frustrating.

Though the FSB 100 has many intriguing prospects, it is horribly laid out and almost impossible to assess in the format provided. For example, there’s no way on the FSB site to get a handle on the market cap of the list except one company at a time. It's another instance of a layout designed to generate unnecessary page views (and advertisement cpm’s) at the cost of reader convenience.

Here’s a more useful view of the data. I stripped out businesses with market caps over $500 million (there was even one with a market cap. over $1.5B — hardly a "small business"), and added key metrics (sources: Yahoo! Finance and Ino.com). Take a look for yourself, and let me know which stocks you think will be just as hot next year.

Sym Name Last Mkt Cap Trend P/E 52-wk Range
LPHI
Life Partners Holdings Inc
16.70 248.15M trend Δ ∇ 8.75 13.6136.06
UVE
UNIVERSAL INSUR HLDG
4.75 178.68M trend Δ ∇ 4.97 1.755.96
EBIX
Ebix Inc
37.32 380.33M trend Δ ∇ 14.90 17.1240.30
DGIT
DG FastChannel, Inc.
20.29 423.90M trend Δ ∇ 29.79 11.6624.44
AMPH-OLD
American Physicians Service Gro
22.42 154.79M trend Δ ∇ 7.86 16.4223.61
TRCR
Transcend Services, Inc.
17.41 147.65M trend Δ ∇ 25.57 8.1617.60
FHCO
Female Health Company (The)
6.10 155.48M trend Δ ∇ 25.74 1.765.00
RATE
Bankrate Inc
24.96 468.80M trend Δ ∇ 27.67 15.7741.92
ECOL
American Ecology Corporation
18.10 328.48M trend Δ ∇ 17.16 13.5633.83
NGA
North American Galvanizing & Co
6.09 99.24M trend Δ ∇ 8.27 2.158.66
NVEC
NVE Corporation
47.00 219.44M trend Δ ∇ 22.99 16.5649.50
VSR
VERSAR INC
3.79 34.50M trend Δ ∇ 11.96 2.076.00
VDSI
VASCO Data Security Internation
7.74 290.15M trend Δ ∇ 12.92 3.8514.34
ININ
Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
16.82 285.94M trend Δ ∇ 69.50 5.5115.75
MLAB
Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
21.39 68.14M trend Δ ∇ 14.46 14.5023.96
WLFC
Willis Lease Finance Corporatio
14.50 131.85M trend Δ ∇ 4.99 7.2515.39
PFWD
Phase Forward Incorporated
14.37 619.76M trend Δ ∇ 45.47 9.0122.99
NEOG
Neogen Corporation
29.82 440.50M trend Δ ∇ 33.28 16.5031.95
HSR
HI SHEAR TECH CP
7.90 53.89M trend Δ ∇ 12.77 5.9512.60
CRY
CRYOLIFE INC
5.57 157.46M trend Δ ∇ 4.93 3.9316.64
MED
MEDIFAST INC
11.91 171.36M trend Δ ∇ 26.35 3.3511.79
GHM
GRAHAM CP
12.16 119.75M trend Δ ∇ 7.10 6.8554.91
NRCI
National Research Corporation
26.43 176.02M trend Δ ∇ 22.10 19.0035.58
KTEC
Key Technology, Inc.
9.73 48.59M trend Δ ∇ 12.03 7.1033.75
SNHY
Sun Hydraulics Corporation
16.79 283.30M trend Δ ∇ 15.04 10.3042.94
BABY
Natus Medical Incorporated
10.97 306.95M trend Δ ∇ 19.55 6.4626.00
HBE
Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc.
5.60 33.71M trend Δ ∇ 23.53 4.307.52
HSTM
HealthStream, Inc.
2.71 57.95M trend Δ ∇ 16.23 1.583.09
TIS
ORCHIDS PAPER PROD
21.95 141.71M trend Δ ∇ 19.56 5.9522.27
ESYS
Elecsys Corporation
3.75 12.36M trend Δ ∇ 12.80 2.147.66
BOLT
Bolt Technology Corporation
10.58 91.46M trend Δ ∇ 7.32 5.2522.55
MPR
MET PRO CP
10.56 154.18M trend Δ ∇ 17.90 5.8816.70
ABAX
ABAXIS, Inc.
19.88 437.06M trend Δ ∇ 36.95 10.1724.17
GCOM
Globecomm Systems Inc.
7.46 155.47M trend Δ ∇ 7.95 3.9610.94
UFPT
UFP Technologies, Inc.
4.23 24.48M trend Δ ∇ 6.16 3.4712.18
WSCI
WSI Industries Inc.
2.2399 6.45M trend Δ ∇ 58.94 1.0610.25
VII
VICON INDS INC
5.60 25.71M trend Δ ∇ 8.45 3.546.45
EEI
Ecology and Environment, Inc.
13.90 56.80M trend Δ ∇ 10.94 7.3015.70
ATRI
ATRION Corporation
133.50 264.20M trend Δ ∇ 16.57 63.00136.77
SIF
SIFCO INDUSTRIES INC
10.40 55.06M trend Δ ∇ 8.04 3.9111.65
SLP
Simulations Plus, Inc.
1.77 28.37M trend Δ ∇ 19.45 0.792.05
STON
StoneMor Partners L.P.
14.92 177.41M trend Δ ∇ 55.67 8.6918.73
IIN
IntriCon Corporation
2.88 15.41M trend Δ ∇ N/A 2.419.00
KMGB
KMG Chemicals, Inc.
7.02 77.93M trend Δ ∇ 13.42 2.2511.92
TRNS
Transcat, Inc.
4.87 35.97M trend Δ ∇ 23.41 3.819.24
DTLK
Datalink Corporation
4.18 54.01M trend Δ ∇ 22.72 2.166.45
RMTR
Ramtron International Corporati
1.18 31.54M trend Δ ∇ N/A 0.904.20
MTOX
Medtox Scientific, Inc.
9.40 80.25M trend Δ ∇ 18.91 5.9518.05
HTCO
Hickory Tech Corporation
8.72 113.72M trend Δ ∇ 14.61 4.758.98
CTWS
Connecticut Water Service, Inc.
21.28 180.99M trend Δ ∇ 20.38 17.3128.95
CASS
Cass Information Systems, Inc
35.40 326.46M trend Δ ∇ 17.53 23.2039.15
PNNW
Pennichuck Corporation
22.46 95.52M trend Δ ∇ 44.21 14.7524.80
SSYS
Stratasys, Inc.
11.26 227.70M trend Δ ∇ 25.65 7.5821.69
BOOT-OLD
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
9.76 61.45M trend Δ ∇ 13.26 7.0017.63
ANGO
AngioDynamics, Inc.
13.02 318.03M trend Δ ∇ 42.14 9.1217.50
DCAI
Dialysis Corporation of America
5.20 49.89M trend Δ ∇ 19.40 4.158.34
SPEC
Spectrum Control, Inc.
10.21 128.37M trend Δ ∇ 14.06 3.1710.33
NATH
Nathan’s Famous, Inc.
13.41 75.24M trend Δ ∇ 11.07 11.0116.25
EGLE
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
5.45 256.32M trend Δ ∇ 3.96 2.5530.46
PSEM
Pericom Semiconductor Corporati
9.09 230.03M trend Δ ∇ 22.44 4.6616.20
INMD
IntegraMed America, Inc.
7.80 68.35M trend Δ ∇ 17.97 4.308.20
AXR
AMREP CP NEW
10.45 62.66M trend Δ ∇ 18.46 9.7662.66
EGOV
NIC Inc.
7.75 487.62M trend Δ ∇ 42.82 3.287.99
SPAN
Span-America Medical Systems, I
11.15 30.41M trend Δ ∇ 7.19 7.7613.50
SUAI
Specialty Underwriters’ Allianc
6.59 104.18M trend Δ ∇ 21.12 2.006.55
CLRO
ClearOne Communications Inc.
2.87 25.62M trend Δ ∇ 4.78 2.265.00
SMTS
Somanetics Corporation
15.00 181.32M trend Δ ∇ 20.55 10.1826.17
ACTU
Actuate Corporation
4.85 216.79M trend Δ ∇ 21.65 2.205.34
ANEN
Anaren, Inc.
18.50 268.71M trend Δ ∇ 34.71 7.8018.49
ASYS
Amtech Systems, Inc.
5.00 44.79M trend Δ ∇ 31.85 2.2511.54
ARGN
Amerigon Incorporated
6.71 143.47M trend Δ ∇ 117.72 2.149.48
DGII
Digi International Inc.
10.83 266.63M trend Δ ∇ 38.13 6.2612.87
MSEX
Middlesex Water Company
14.89 199.96M trend Δ ∇ 17.64 11.6418.52
SHEN
Shenandoah Telecommunications C
20.28 479.34M trend Δ ∇ 30.96 13.8928.41
OYOG
OYO Geospace Corporation
24.24 144.06M trend Δ ∇ 14.45 9.0057.00
BZC
BREEZE-EASTERN CORPO
6.20 58.06M trend Δ ∇ 10.11 9.9712.82
CTIB
CTI Industries Corporation
1.75 4.91M trend Δ ∇ 5.26 1.207.30
ISNS
Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
9.25 36.86M trend Δ ∇ 8.89 6.1215.12
TGE
TGC Industries, Inc.
4.86 88.84M trend Δ ∇ 8.95 1.008.50
KEQU
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
10.95 27.98M trend Δ ∇ 6.60 6.5015.98
ARTNA
Artesian Resources Corporation
17.62 130.88M trend Δ ∇ 18.65 12.8118.50
ELRC
Electro Rent Corporation
9.88 239.82M trend Δ ∇ 16.83 6.8116.00
HOC
HOLLY CP
18.28 911.31M trend Δ ∇ 6.86 10.8436.62
XETA
XETA Technologies, Inc.
2.20 22.49M trend Δ ∇ 15.17 1.063.50

DISCLOSURE: No positions.

Source: FSB's List of Fast Growing Small Public Companies