Interactive Intelligence ranking marks second consecutive year on
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of
unified IP business communications solutions, has been ranked No. 8 by
Forbes Magazine among America's Best Small Companies.
This is the second year in a row Interactive
Intelligence has made the Forbes list, which is composed of the 100
best-performing American public companies with under $1 billion in
revenue. Last year Forbes ranked Interactive Intelligence 26th
on its list.
The Forbes America's Best Small Companies ranking features firms with
remarkable sales and earnings growth in a host of industries, according
to an article in the magazine titled "The
Top 20 Small Public Companies In America."
Interactive Intelligence had sales of $192 million for the 12-month
evaluation period ending June 30, 2011, with 20 percent sales growth and
a 31 percent return on equity.
Interactive Intelligence was also included on Forbes list of 15
Small Company Stocks You Should Own Now.
"Our inclusion for the second year running among Forbes Top 20 Small
Public Companies in America affirms our continued customer-focused
approach with an emphasis on long-term value," said Interactive
Intelligence founder and CEO, Dr. Donald E. Brown. "This approach has
spurred significant demand for our cloud-based contact center offering
and it's fueling an ever-increasing number of sales to the very largest
Interactive Intelligence develops business
communications software that provides contact center automation and
unified communications functionality for mid-size to large
organizations. The company's software can be deployed on-premise or in
the cloud, and is ideal for all verticals, including financial services,
insurance, teleservices, and credit and collections.
"With exciting new development efforts underway that marry social media
with mobile technologies to yet again transform customer service, we
look forward to another opportunity next year to make Forbes most worthy
list of best American companies," Brown concluded.
Candidates for Forbes Magazine's America's Best Small Companies ranking
must have been publicly traded for at least a year, generate annual
revenue between $5 million and $1 billion, and boast a stock price no
lower than $5 a share. The rankings are based on earnings growth, sales
growth, and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years.
Stock performance versus each company's peer group counted as well.
Shares of last year's members outpaced the Russell 2000 small-company
index by an average of 10 percentage points.
More information about America's Best Small Companies can be found in
the November issue of Forbes Magazine, or on its website at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2011/10/19/the-top-20-small-public-companies-in-america/.
About Interactive Intelligence
Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of unified business
communications solutions for contact center automation, enterprise IP
telephony, and business process automation. The company's solutions,
which can be deployed via an on-premise or hosted model, include
vertical-specific applications for insurance and collections.
Interactive Intelligence was founded in 1994 and has more than 4,000
customers worldwide. The company is among Forbes Magazine's 2011 Best
Small Companies in America and Software Magazine's 2011 Top 500 Global
Software and Services Suppliers. It employs approximately 1,000 people
and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company has offices
throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Asia Pacific. Interactive Intelligence can be reached at +1 317.872.3000
or email@example.com; on the Net: www.inin.com.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve
a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially are described in the company's SEC filings.
Interactive Intelligence is the owner of the marks INTERACTIVE
INTELLIGENCE, its associated LOGO and numerous other marks. All other
trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their
Christine Holley, +1 317-715-8220
Director of Market Communications
Source: Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.
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