Companies that meet Fortune's criteria "are ranked by revenue growth rate, EPS growth rate, and three-year annualized total return for the period ended June 30, 2014. In its 2014 listing, Fortune utilized PRA Group's three-year annual growth rates of 25% for revenue, 32% for EPS, and 28% for total return to help determine the company's ranking. This performance helped PRA Group move up nine places to 89th in the 2014 listing from 98th in the 2013 ranking. In addition, Fortune noted that the company beat the three-year annual growth rate of the S&P.
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., doing business as PRA Group, is a world leader in acquiring non-performing consumer debt.