NAME: Perot Systems
LOCATION: Plano, Texas
2007 VARBUSINESS 500 RANK: 36
CEO: Peter Altabef
STOCK PRICE JAN. 2, 2008: $13.19
STOCK PRICE MARCH 31, 2008: $15.22
PCT. CHANGE: 15.4%
SPECIALTY: Provides information technology and business process outsourcing services.
FINANCIALS: Healthcare is where Perot Systems makes approximately half of its $2.6 billion in revenue. Perot has been on an acquisition tear, buying companies in India and the United States. The company reported a 38 percent jump in its latest quarterly profit, due to off-shore projects, and new sales and cost cuts, causing shares to surge as much as 18 percent.