August 1, 2014

TopRank Florida 2011

More About Florida's Top Public Companies

On the top public list, who has moved up or down the most in ranking? Who's off the list this year? Also - play Guess the Industry.

Under the Radar (Play - "Guess the Industry"):

Everybody knows Publix, but other billion-dollar Florida firms have lower profiles — do you know what these firms do for a living?

A) Dreams Inc./Plantation: Public Company No. 99, $111.4 million revenue

B) Faro Technologies/Lake Mary: Public Company No. 83, $191.8 million revenue

C) Jabil Circuit/St. Petersburg: Public Company No. 6, $13.4 billion revenue

D) MasTec/Coral Gables: Public Company No. 30, $2.3 billion revenue

E) Trailer Bridge/Jacksonville: Public Company No. 97, $118.2 million revenue

Answers:

A) Dreams Inc. makes, distributes and sells licensed sports products and memorabilia. It also owns Field of Dreams and FansEdge retail outlets and represents athletes.

B) Faro designs, develops and markets portable, computerized measurement devices. Its revenue was up almost 30% in 2010.

C) Jabil provides electronics and mechanical design, production, product management and after-market services. It was founded in 1966 in Detroit and has more than 59 facilities in 22 countries.

D) MasTec builds wind farms, solar farms and underground and overhead distribution systems, including cable, power lines, and pipelines. Revenue rose more than 40% in 2010 to more than $2.3 billion.

E) Trailer Bridge provides freight transportation services between the continental United States, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.


Big Movers on the Top Public list:

UP

Comprehensive Care/ Tampa: Up 23 positions to No. 119

Odyssey Marine Exploration/ Tampa: Up 17, from No. 150 to No. 133

Sun Hydraulics/ Sarasota: Up 16 to No. 90

Aerosonic/ Clearwater: Up 14 to No. 122

Hackett Group/ Miami: Up 14 to No. 79

Dreams/ Plantation: Up 13 spots to No. 99

Innovaro (formerly UTEK)/ Tampa: Up 12, from No. 150 to No. 138

Summit Financial Services Group/ Boca Raton: Up 11 to No. 113

eDiets.com/ Fort Lauderdale: Up 10 to No. 128

AutoInfo/ Boca Raton: Rose 10 positions to No. 73

Jagged Peak/ Tampa: Up 10 to No. 130

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services/ Miami: Up 10 spots to No. 81

DOWN

Hollywood Media/ Boca Raton: Down 43 spots to No. 146

TIB Financial/ Naples: Down 27 positions, from No. 108 to No. 135

Tigrent/ Cape Coral: Down 16, from No. 87 to No. 103

St. Joe/ WaterSound: Down 10 to No. 105

MarineMax/ Clearwater: Down 8 to No. 63


Off the list this year:

24 — Burger King Holdings/ Miami : Acquired by 3G Capital in October 2010

61 — Syniverse Holdings/ Tampa: Acquired by Carlyle Group of Washington, D.C., in October 2010

70 — Medical Staffing Network/ Boca Raton: Filed for bankruptcy and sold assets to MSN Acquisition

78 — Switch & Data Facilities/ Tampa: Acquired by Equinix of Foster City, Calif., in June 2010

113 — Bank of Florida/ Naples: Seized by FDIC and taken over by Everbank in May 2010

118 — GeoPharma/ Largo: Delisted by Nasdaq in May 2010; filed for bankruptcy early in 2011

123 — Sunair Services/ Clearwater: Acquired by privately
owned Massey Services in Orlando in December 2009

137 — Decorator Industries/ Pembroke Pines: Plans to go private

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