SHARONVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 16 / -- Multi-Color Corporation has been listed on Forbes 200 Best Small Companies. Multi-Color is ranked 86th in this prestigious group with revenues of $229 million for last 12 month period.
Forbes judged candidates with revenues between $5 million and $750 million and share prices above $5 as of October 1, 2007 -- according to return on equity, as well as sustained sales and net profit growth over 12-month and five-year periods. Multi-Color's impressive financial performance includes a 5-year annual revenue growth of 25.2%, and earnings per share growth of 15%, giving investors an overall 5-year annual return of 22%!
"Being selected for the Forbes list of Best Small Companies is truly an exciting achievement for us," said Frank Gerace, president and chief executive officer of Multi-Color Corporation. "It solidly reflects the hard work and commitment of all Multi-Color associates who have brought high value products and service to our customers - and high return to our shareholders in the process."
"We have recorded our ninth consecutive year of increased sales and operating income, and our third consecutive year of rewarding shareholders with a quarterly dividend," he added.
Multi-Color was similarly honored by Forbes Magazine in 2005, ranked 41st in the "200 Best Small Companies in America" list.
About Multi-Color (http://www.multicolorcorp.com)
Sharonville, Ohio based Multi-Color Corporation is a premier global resource of innovative decorating solutions to consumer product and food and beverage companies, national retailers and container manufacturers worldwide. Multi-Color is one of the world's largest producers of in-mold labels (IMLs) and heat transfer labels (HTLs), and a major manufacturer of high-quality cut-and-stack and pressure sensitive labels and shrink sleeves. Multi-Color has eight manufacturing locations in the United States. Its products are shipped to more than 650 customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.