Companies based in the Tampa Bay area

Legend: NR - Not ranked * - Corporate change pending ** - Employee numbers are from a year ago NA - Not available

Rank Prev Name 2000 Revenues Rev % Chng 2000 Net Net % Chng per share 2000 ROE 2-Yr Ret What $10,000 Became Stock Price Market Value Address Telephone Web Address Ticker Market Total Employees Tampa Bay Employees Description Officers
1 2 Digital Lightwave Inc. $100.7 99.46% $31.4 534.02% $0.98 66.69% 952.50% $105,250 $42.10 $1,287.8 1550 Lightwave Ave., Clearwater, 33760 (727) 442-6677 http://www.lightwave.com DIGL Nasdaq-NM 190 151 Manufacturer of fiber optic testing equipment Gerry Chastelet, chair./CEO/pres, Steven Grant, exec. VP/CFO
2 13 TECO Energy Inc. $2,295.1 15.74% $250.9 34.82% $1.97 16.55% 67.82% $16,782 $31.99 $4,324.7 702 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602 (813) 228-4111 http://www.tecoenergy.com TE NYSE 5,872 3,642 Diversified utility holding company Robert D. Fagan, chair./pres./CEO, John B. Ramil, pres., Tampa Elec.
3 15 Tech Data Corp. $20,427.7 20.22% $178.0 39.59% $3.14 16.11% 49.13% $14,913 $34.86 $1,855.7 5350 Tech Data Drive, Clearwater, 33760 (727) 539-7429 http://www.techdata.com TECD Nasdaq-NM 10,000 2,800 Distributor of computer products Steven A. Raymund, chair./CEO, Nestor Cano, pres. of worldwide oper.
4 1 Jabil Circuit Inc. $3,558.3 58.97% $145.6 71.72% $0.78 15.76% 24.74% $12,474 $29.04 $5,554.2 10800 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg, 33716 (727) 577-9749 http://www.jabil.com JBL NYSE 19,115 3,000** Circuit board manufacturer William D. Morean, chair., Timothy L. Main, pres./CEO
5 17 Raymond James Financial Inc. $1,698.6 37.85% $125.2 47.13% $2.67 20.71% 44.38% $14,438 $30.35 $1,442.5 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, 34617 (727) 573-3800 http://www.raymondjames.com RJF NYSE 6,768 4,000 Stock brokerage and money management services Thomas A. James, chair/CEO, Francis S. Godbold, pres.
6 7 Brown & Brown Inc. $209.7 11.31% $33.2 23.88% $1.16 29.51% 165.44% $26,544 $42.40 $1,237.2 401 E Jackson St., Suite 1700, Tampa, 33602 (813) 222-4100 http://www.bbinsurance.com BRO NYSE 2,360 226 General insurance agency J. Hyatt Brown, chair./pres./CEO, Cory T. Walker, VP/CFO
7 11 Lincare Holdings Inc. $702.5 20.75% $116.9 16.01% $2.16 21.83% 68.34% $16,834 $49.87 $2,672.5 19337 U.S. 19 N, Suite 500, Clearwater, 33762 (727) 530-7700 http://www.lincare.com LNCR Nasdaq-NM 5,500 NA Oxygen and respiratory therapy services John P. Byrnes, pres./CEO, Paul G. Gabos, CFO
8 NR Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. $181.2 -10.23% $2.3 109.05% $0.23 4.80% 60.00% $16,000 $6.00 $58.6 14255 49th Street N, Building 1, Clearwater, 33762 (727) 519-2000 http://www.checkers.com CHKR Nasdaq-NM 4,000 1,050 Fast food restaurant chain William P. Foley II, chair., Daniel J. Dorsch, pres./CEO
9 NR Reptron Electronics Inc. $576.5 60.48% $5.7 19.33% $0.83 11.30% 172.34% $27,234 $8.00 $54.7 14401 McCormick Drive Tampa 33626 (813) 854-2351 http://www.reptron.com REPT Nasdaq-NM 1,800 600 Manufacturer of electronic components Michael L. Musto, chair./CEO, Paul J. Plante, president/COO
10 3 Catalina Marketing Corp. $350.9 32.53% $51.3 36.53% $2.66 39.20% 22.76% $12,276 $34.96 $1,942.0 200 Carillon Parkway St. N, St. Petersburg 33716 (727) 579-5000 http://www.catalinamktg.com POS NYSE 1,810 364 Electronic marketing service Daniel D. Granger, chair./CEO
11 19 Tropical Sportswear International Corp. $473.0 12.43% $17.5 112.13% $2.27 25.80% -20.68% $7,932 $17.40 $134.4 4902 W Waters Ave., Tampa, 33634 (813) 249-4900 http://www.tropicalsportswear.com TSIC Nasdaq-NM 1,500 700 Sportswear Manufacturer William W. Compton, chair./CEO, Michael Kagan, exec. VP
12 NR UTEK Corp. $4.6 247.95% $1.1 174.65% $0.38 19.13% 20.83% $12,083 $7.25 $27.4 202 S Wheeler, Plant City, 33566 (813) 754-4330 http://www.utekcorp.com UTOB Nasdaq-SC 9 9 Technology development Clifford M. Gross, chair./CEO, Uwe Reischl, pres.
13 27 SRI Surgical Express Inc. (formerly Sterile Recoveries Inc.) $77.8 13.44% $4.6 16.84% $0.73 11.29% 163.35% $26,335 $26.50 $150.3 12425 Racetrack Road, Tampa, 33626 (727) 726-4421 http://www.surgicalexpress.com STRC Nasdaq-NM 1,089 275 Supplier of reusable surgical linens Richard T. Isel, chair./pres./CEO, James T. Boosales, exec. VP/CFO
14 9 Sykes Enterprises Inc. $603.6 5.39% $47.7 135.17% $1.15 24.32% -72.34% $2,766 $5.67 $225.8 100 N Tampa St., Suite 3900, Tampa, 33602 (813) 274-1000 http://www.sykes.com SYKE Nasdaq-NM 17,000 180 Hardware and software technical support John H. Sykes, pres./CEO/chair., Gordon H. Loetz, vice chair.
15 10 Nicholas Financial Inc. $14.1 35.09% $2.6 60.86% $1.01 26.21% 21.11% $12,111 $5.45 $12.8 2454 McMullen-Booth Road, Blding. C, Clearwater, 33759 (727) 726-0763 http://www.nicholasfinancial.com NICK Nasdaq-SC 97 34 Auto and consumer loans Peter L Vosotas, chair./pres./CEO, Ralph T. Finkenbrink, sr. VP
16 4 Outback Steakhouse Inc $1,906.0 15.80% $141.1 13.52% $1.78 18.81% -19.05% $8,095 $28.99 $2,206.7 2202 N West Shore Blvd., 5th Floor, Tampa, 33609 (813) 282-1225 http://www.outback.com OSI NYSE 46,875 1,080 Restaurant chain Chris T. Sullivan, co-chair./CEO, Robert D. Basham, co-chair./COO
17 NR Maritrans Inc. $123.7 -18.43% $5.0 -58.43% $0.45 5.41% 59.82% $15,982 $8.69 $91.2 Two Harbour Place, 302 Knights Run Ave., Tampa 33602 (813) 209-0600 http://www.maritrans.com TUG NYSE 375 75 Marine transportation Stephen A. Van Dyck, chair./CEO; Janice M. Smallacombe, sr. VP
18 14 United Financial Holdings Inc. $24.2 22.13% $3.1 30.89% $0.69 16.80% 20.62% $12,062 $7.90 $35.1 333 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701 (727) 898-2265 http://www.unitedbank.com UFHI Nasdaq-SC 116 107 Holding company for United Bank John B. Norrie, chair., Neil W. Savage, pres./CEO
19 30 Aerosonic Corp. $24.7 6.02% $0.5 75.38% $0.12 3.54% 10.85% $11,085 $16.35 $640.5 1212 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, 33765 (727) 461-3000 http://www.aerosonic.com AIM ASE 297 128 Manufacturer of aircraft instruments J. Mervyn Nabors, chair./pres./CEO, David A. Baldini, vice chair./exec. VP
20 NR Ablest Inc. (formerly C.H. Heist Corp.) $103.4 5.44% $0.8 106.59% $0.27 4.11% -30.62% $6,938 $4.51 $12.9 1901 Ulmerton Road, Suite 300, Clearwater, 33762 (727) 299-1200 http://www.ablest.com AIH ASE 198 47 Staffing services Charles H. Heist, chair., W. David Foster, CEO
21 5 MarineMax Inc. $550.7 22.35% $21.4 17.85% $1.41 21.12% -33.69% $6,631 $7.75 $117.8 18167 U.S. 19 N, Suite 499, Clearwater, 33764 (727) 531-1700 http://www.marinemax.com HZO NYSE 1,100 135 Recreational boat sales William H. McGill Jr., chair/CEO, Richard R. Bassett, pres.
22 12 Global Imaging Systems Inc. $473.7 63.90% $15.1 44.96% $0.78 14.16% -65.22% $3,478 $5.00 $95.2 3820 Northdale Blvd., Suite 200A, Tampa, 33624 (813) 960-5508 http://www.global-imaging.com GISX Nasdaq-NM 2,767 32 Distributor of automated office equipment Carl D. Thomas, chair., Thomas Johnson, pres./CEO
23 NR Danka Business Systems PLC $2,495.6 -13.86% $10.3 103.51% $0.10 5.94% -79.03% $2,097 $0.97 $57.6 11201 Danka Circle N, St. Petersburg 33716 (727) 576-6003 http://www.danka.com DANKY Nasdaq-SC 12,000 1,050 Distributor of automated office equipment Michael B. Gifford, chair, P. Lang Lowrey III, CEO
24 23 Gulf West Banks Inc. $34.9 14.99% $3.5 14.82% $0.47 10.70% 12.55% $11,255 $8.45 $62.7 425 22nd Ave. N St. Petersburg, 33704 (727) 894-5696 http://www.gwbk-mercantile.com GWBK Nasdaq-NM 211 211 Bank holding company for Mercantile Bank and Liberty Leasing Corp. Gordon W. Campbell, chair./pres.; Barry K.Miller, exec.VP; Robert Blakely, CEO, Mercantile
25 24 Technology Research Corp. $16.8 -2.17% $0.6 3585.85% $0.11 4.97% 28.56% $12,856 $1.70 $9.3 5250 140th Ave. N, Clearwater, 34620 (727) 535-0572 http://www.techrsrch.com TRCI Nasdaq-NM 460 88 Manufacturer of electrical control and measurement devices Robert S. Wiggins, chair./CEO, Raymond H. Legatti, pres.
26 22 Superior Uniform Group Inc. $167.7 -0.18% $7.4 -18.79% $1.03 9.01% -24.18% $7,582 $9.20 $65.5 10099 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, 33775 (727) 397-9611 http://www.superioruniformgroup.com SGC ASE 1,460 489 Manufacturer of uniforms and accessories Gerald M. Benstock, chair/CEO; Michael Benstock and Alan Schwartz, co-pres.
27 NR IMRglobal Corp.* $256.2 15.38% $0.2 101.56% $0.00 0.08% -50.49% $4,951 $8.54 $376.1 100 S Missouri Ave., Clearwater 33756 (727) 467-8000 http://www.imrglobal.com IMRS Nasdaq-NM 2,750 300 Software for information technology Satish K. Sanan,CEO; Michael J. Dean, CFO; Philip Shipperlee, pres., European operations
28 18 Kreisler Manufacturing Corp. $14.3 -6.55% $0.3 -83.44% $0.15 3.79% 26.77% $12,677 $5.15 $10.1 5960 Central Ave., Suite H, St. Petersburg, 33707 (727) 347-1144 http://www.kreisler-ind.com KRSL Nasdaq-SC 133 3 Manufacturer of precision metal components Edward L. Stern, pres./CFO, Wallace N. Kelly, exec. VP
29 29 Cryo-Cell International Inc. $2.1 24.01% -$1.5   -$0.15 -25.55% 54.55% $15,455 $4.25 $43.2 3165 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, 34695 (727) 723-0333 http://www.cryo-cell.com CCEL Nasdaq-SC 30 27 Storage of umbilical cord blood Daniel D. Richard, CEO/chair., Wanda D. Dearth, pres./COO
30 20 Cumberland Technologies Inc. $14.4 25.93% $1.0 -9.23% $0.19 14.30% -32.97% $6,703 $1.55 $8.6 4311 W Waters Ave., Suite 401, Tampa, 33614 (813) 885-2112 http://www.cumberlandtech.com CUMB Nasdaq-SC 45 38 Insurance products Francis M. Williams: chair, Joseph M. Williams: pres.

Notes: Financial results are for the company’s fiscal year that ended in 2000 or in January 2001. Net income numbers are after all expenses, including taxes and extraordinary items. A percent change in net income is shown only for companies that made a profit in 2000. For companies that lost money in 1999 but made money in 2000, the percent change reflects the total change in profits. Return on equity is net income divided by average shareholder equity. Two-year stock return is based on change in share price between April 30, 1999, and April 30, 2001, or since the company went public, whichever is shorter. The return assumes reinvestment of dividends, if any. Stock prices have been adjusted for splits. Market value is the value of all the company’s outstanding shares, based on the stock price on April 30, 2001.
E - Aegon NV’s revenues, income and earnings per share are shown in euros. The euro currently is worth about 86 cents.
Exchange abbreviations: NYSE, New York Stock Exchange; ASE, American Stock Exchange; Nasdaq-NM, Nasdaq National Market; Nasdaq-SC, Nasdaq Small Cap Market.
Sources: Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Bloomberg News and the companies
Chart information was compiled by Mike Shepard and Helen Huntley of the Times staff.