1. Food Technology Service (VIFL) owns an irradiation facility in Florida that uses gamma radiation to sterilize medical devices, food and consumer goods. The shares rallied in March after the company posted a full-year profit of 20 cents a share on revenue of $2.51 million for 2009, compared with earnings of 18 cents on revenue of $2.5 million in 2008. In May, Food Technology Service said first-quarter revenue slipped 1.9% to $661,824, which the company blamed on the purchase of a customer that accounted for 25% of its 2008 revenue. Food Technology added that "virtually all of that revenue has been replaced."
Altman Z-score: 85.09
Closing Price: $2.13 (Aug. 4)2010 Total Return: 23.1% Current Ratio: 27.96, indicating that Food Technology would have no problem meeting its short-term liabilities with its current assets. Consensus: No research firm covers Food Technology. -- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston. Follow Robert Holmes on Twitter and become a fan of TheStreet.com on Facebook.