The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life announced for the third year in a row it had been named to Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in America list for 2015.
Fortune cited Hain Celestial as a "Packaged-food company--brands include Almond Dream, Terra, and Celestial Seasonings--keeps riding the trend toward products with a 'natural' aura." In conjunction with this year's list, Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, was recently interviewed by Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor and Host of Fortune Live, available at Fortune.com.
Fortune's methodology includes companies that have posted an annualized growth in revenue and earnings per share of at least 15% annually over the three years ended on or before April 30, 2015. Companies that meet these criteria are ranked by revenue growth rate; EPS growth rate; and three-year annualized total return for the period ended June 30, 2015. Hain Celestial's three-year annual growth rate for EPS was 23% and revenue was 26%, with a total return of 34%.
"Once again Hain Celestial's growth has merited ranking as one of Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies, now for the third year in a row. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the Company and well-deserved recognition as a Fortune 1000 company," said Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial. "I am grateful to have the opportunity to share this with our supportive employees and shareholders."