10. Celtron International, Up 2,480%Celtron International ( CLTR) is a South Africa-based company that sells vehicle-locating systems that enable fleet owners to manage their fleets and help consumers to find stolen vehicles. What's tough to locate, however, are decent financial data for the company. Aside from a wildly upwardly sloping chart and some trading statistics, Yahoo! has almost no relevant statistics on this company -- no price/sales, no price/book, no price/earnings figures. The company's current modus operandi can be found in its Nov. 18 quarterly report: "We have financed our operations primarily through the sale of our common stock or by loans from shareholders."
9. Enterprise Technologies, Up 2,605%Vancouver-based Enterprise Technologies reported no revenue for its noninvasive pelvic-disorder treatments in 2002 after pulling the plug on its signature MedCare Program in March 2001. The company is currently searching for potential joint-venture partners that can add the MedCare Program as an ancillary service, as well as attempting to find other revenue streams from its intellectual property base. Without a product or a partner, all that seems to be left of Enterprise Technologies is a penny stock ticker that's somehow been meandering higher this year.
8. TenFold, Up 2,618%Utah-based enterprise software provider TenFold has something the rest of the Sizzlers don't have: four straight quarters of operating earnings. TenFold also announced this week that it has $12 million in cash and is affirming prior earnings guidance. With a price/sales ratio of 4.68, below the industry average of 7.63, and a moderate P/E ratio of 11.54, TenFold might actually be undervalued.
7. Carrier Access, Up 2,707%Broadband communications manufacturer Carrier Access might not have trailing 12-month earnings behind it -- operating income finally appeared in June 2003 -- but analysts are predicting the company will have a full year of earnings in 2004. Yahoo! lists the Colorado-based company with a robust 62 P/E ratio and an equally hefty 7.28 multiple to sales. Carrier Access also has more cache then the other stocks on the sizzlers list because it trades on the Nasdaq.
6. Broadview Media, Up 3,872%For Minneapolis-based TV production company Broadview Media ( BDVM), here's the bad news: The company reported a net loss of $156,462 for the second quarter, wider than its loss of $117,516 in the same period last year. To stem losses, the company is moving away from TV production and into the education market. In November, Broadview Media announced the purchase of Utah Career College, a privately owned, postsecondary institution that offers career vocational training programs.
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|Source: Yahoo! Finance, Jan. 8, 2004|