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About a third of the retailers we cover have reported fiscal year results in the past few weeks. It’s clear that most companies saw substantial improvement in their top and bottom lines in 2010. However, looking at longer-term performance helps separate the winners from the losers and shows who outperformed during the recession.

Below we take a look at sales and earnings growth for 24 retailers who have reported 2010 results so far this year, sorted by five-year compound annual growth. We will update the scorecard as earnings season continues:

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Retailer Scorecard - Fiscal Year Growth

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