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69.

Lennar

Last year's Rank: 35
Courtesy of Lennar Corporation

Homebuilder, pounded during the real estate crash, digs its way back to profits in the recovery, though revenues are still less than half their peak.

Company Information

Location Miami, FL
Industry Homebuilders
Sector Industrial
Fortune 500 Rank 364
Fortune 500 Profile http://fortune.com/fortune500/lennar-364/
Current Streak 2
Years on List 4
CEO Stuart A. Miller
Website http://www.lennar.com

Revenue, Net Income

$ millions
Revenue Past Four Quarters 8061
Net Income Past Four Quarters 676

Growth Rates

%
EPS 3 yr Annual Growth Rate 43%
Rev 3 yr Annual Growth Rate 37%
Total Return 3 yr Annual Rate 19%
Beat S&P 3 yr Total Return?

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EPS Growth Rank 54
Revenue Growth Rank 33
Total Return Rank 89
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