Annual Sales: $1.1 billion Rank: 1st (Revenue between $1-5 billion) Average Five-Year Score Improvement: 16th (up 4%) FLIR, a manufacturer of thermal imaging and infrared camera systems used on military surveillance aircraft, has leveraged soaring demand for its products to generate hefty profit margins. Sales were up 38% in 2008, topping $1 billion for the first time, while operating income increased 48% and backlog expanded by 69%. FLIR’s TPC score was the highest of any ...

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