BOULDER, Colo., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ:BOOM), the world's leading provider of explosion-welded clad metal plates, today announced it has ranked eighth on Business Week's Annual List of "100 Hot Growth Companies." DMC advanced from a 51st-place ranking on last year's list.

Business Week screened 10,000 public companies listed on the Standard & Poor's Compustat database, and selected those businesses with annual revenue of $50 million to $1.5 billion, a market capitalization of at least $25 million and a minimum stock price of $5.00. The companies were then ranked based on three-year sales and earnings growth, as well as return on capital. DMC recorded sales and earnings increases of 41.7% and 210.4%, respectively, during the three-year period, while average return on invested capital was 26.9%. The list is available online at http://www.businessweek.com and in the June 4 issue of the printed publication on newsstands.

DMC also was recently included on Fortune magazine's listing of "100 Fastest Growing Companies," and on Forbes magazine's listing of "200 Best Small Companies."

Yvon Cariou, president and CEO, said, "It is always an honor to be included among the country's most successful businesses, and is especially gratifying to have been ranked among the top-10 companies on the Business Week Hot 100. These honors help validate the strength of our product offering and business model, as well as the efforts of a dedicated management team and a highly committed and talented workforce."

DMC also was recently featured on the History Channel series "Modern Marvels," a program exploring the "ingenuity, invention, and imagination" behind many everyday items and technologies.

About Dynamic Materials Corporation

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Dynamic Materials Corporation is a leading international metalworking company. Its products, which are typically used in industrial capital projects, include explosion-welded clad metal plates and other metal fabrications for use in a variety of industries, including upstream oil and gas, oil refinery, petrochemicals, hydrometallurgy, aluminum production, shipbuilding, power generation, industrial refrigeration and similar industries. The company operates two business segments: Explosive Metalworking, which uses proprietary explosive processes to fuse different metals and alloys, and AMK Welding, which utilizes various technologies to weld components for use in power-generation turbines, as well as commercial and military jet engines. For more information, visit the company's website at dynamicmaterials.com

Source: Dynamic Materials Corporation