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The 200 Best Small Companies

#130 Pre-Paid Legal Services

10.08.08, 6:00 PM ET

CONSECUTIVE YEARS ON 200 BEST 2
2007 RANK 120

Pre-Paid Legal Services ( PPD ) provides members access to legal services through expense plans

Sales Latest 12 months $460 mil
Net income latest 12-mos $54 mil
Net margin 12%
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCORE 1
REL. TO INDEX 20
REL. TO INDUSTRY 48
 
Growth
EPS 5-Yr Avg 15%
Last 12 Mos 10%
Sales 5-Yr Avg 6%
Last 12 Mos 3%
 
PROFITABILITY
return on equity 5-Yr Avg 97%
Last 12 Mos 100+%
 
RANKING
5-YR AVG ROE 1
12-MOS SALES GROWTH 172
12-MOS EPS GROWTH 123
5-YR SALES GROWTH 193
5-YR EPS GROWTH 145
Stock performance relative to industry 150
 
Market Data
MARKET VALUE $469 mil
RECENT PRICE $39.65
12-mos total return -29%
2008 P/E estimate NA
 
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Stock prices as of Sept. 29. NA: Not available, not applicable.
1Compares board membership, charter and bylaws, state of incorporation, executive and director compensation, board guidelines, company ownership and director education relative to companies in applicable stock index or industry as of Sept. 22. A score of 50 means that the company scored better than 50% of the companies in its index.
Sources: RiskMetrics Group; Reuters Fundamentals and Thomson IBES via FactSet Research Systems.


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