Debt buyer Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. (PRA), a Norfolk, Va.-based company operating in the U.S. and United Kingdom, has been named to the Top 25 of Forbes' 100 Best Small Companies in America for the second consecutive year.

PRA ranked #18 on the list, moving up five spots from last year's ranking. The company has appeared on Forbes' 100 Best Small Companies list every year since 2007.

Forbes, in the PRA listing, noted the company's five-year sales growth of 22% and five-year EPS growth of 22%.

Forbes' 100 Best Small Companies list recognizes companies with significant sales and earnings growth across industries. To be considered for the rankings, companies must have been publicly traded for at least one year and generate annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion, with a minimum stock price of $5 per share.

Forbes ranks the 100 Best Small Companies based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years.

The complete list of America's Best Small Companies will be featured in the Oct. 28, 2013 issue of Forbes and is available online at www.forbes.com/best-small-companies/list/.

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