The Information Technology 100
Amphenol, the third largest maker of electronic interconnector products according to Standard & Poor's, has been a steady presence on BW's IT 100 list for years. And again this year, with continued soaring demand for coaxial and flat-wired cable that goes into wireless and broadband gear, Amphenol stayed plugged into rising sales and profits. For the four quarters ended March 31, 2005, that were used for the list, sales rose 20%, to around $1.58 billion, while total shareholder return between May 31, 2004, and May 31, 2005, jumped 30%.
The Wallingford (Conn.)-based company makes fiber-optic and electronics connectors for electronics, cable-TV, and telecommunications products used in military, wireless, broadband, and Internet systems. It broadened its product lineup during the past year with the acquisition of three companies that make wireless-handset products, fiber-optic systems and interconnect products.
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All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.
* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.
Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek
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