Fortune recently published its annual roundup of the fastest-growing public companies in American business, and direct selling powerhouse Nu Skin came in at No. 68 on the list.
In a testament to America’s booming shale business, a quarter of this year’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies represent the oil and gas industry. Household brands such as The Hunger Games and Divergent distributor Lions Gate Entertainment (No. 15), K-Cup maker Keurig Green Mountain (No. 48) and Apple (No. 88) also appear. Fortune’s ranking reflects profit, revenue and stock growth over the preceding three-year period.
Nu Skin, a seller of skincare and nutrition products, grew its business by half in 2013 alone. The Provo, Utah-based company reported sales of $3.18 billion, a $977-million increase over 2012. With industry-leading growth in 2013, Nu Skin earned DSN’s Bravo Growth Award based on revenue and the No. 7 ranking on the DSN Global 100. For 2014, the company reported revenues down 3 percent to $650.0 million in the second quarter.