Small-cap stocks have outperformed their larger rivals since the March 2009 low.

The following small-cap stocks, members of the **S&P 600 Small-Cap Index**, have soared the most. They rank as the top-performing constituents since the low.

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*This post originally appeared at The Street.*

Its stock has surged 1,728% since the March 2009 low.

Gulfport's third-quarter profit increased from $6.7 million, or 16 cents a share, to $13 million, or 28 cents. Its revenue climbed 50% to $33 million. The gross margin rose from 73% to 77% and the operating margin expanded from 33% to 41%.

Gulfport held $2.1 million of cash and $48 million of debt at quarter's end. Its stock sells for a forward earnings multiple of 15, a book value multiple of 6.6 and a cash flow multiple of 17, premiums to industry averages. Roughly 88% of researchers in coverage rank the stock 'buy.'

Its stock has rocketed 1,537% since the March 2009 low.

Stone swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $24 million, or 49 cents a share, from a loss of $64 million, or $1.35, a year earlier. Revenue decreased 15% to $169 million. The gross margin jumped from 2.5% to 74%.

The operating margin climbed from negative territory to 23%. Stone has $112 million of cash and $575 million of debt. Its stock trades at a forward earnings multiple of 12, a book value multiple of 3.3 and a sales multiple of 2.2, 20%, 26% and 31% peer discounts. Around 30% of analysts rank it 'buy.'

Its stock has returned 1,503% since the March 2009 low.

La-Z-Boy's fiscal third-quarter net income decreased 10% to $10 million, or 19 cents a share, as revenue declined 4.3% to $292 million. The gross margin dropped from 34% to 32% and the operating margin contracted from 4.7% to 3.5%. La-Z-Boy has $110 million of cash and $45 million of debt.

Its stock sells for a trailing earnings multiple of 19, a forward earnings multiple of 14, a book value multiple of 1.4 and a sales multiple of 0.4, 58%, 57%, 39% and 52% peer discounts. Half of analysts in coverage rate it 'buy.'

### Sonic Automotive (SAH) owns car dealerships, which sell new and used light vehicles as well as replacement parts and services, in the U.S.

Its stock has surged 1,456% since the March 2009 low.

Sonic's fourth-quarter profit multiplied from $14 million, or 45 cents a share, to $64 million, or $1.02, a year earlier. Revenue climbed 16% to $1.8 billion. The gross margin declined from 16% to 15%, but the operating margin more than doubled from 1.1% to 2.8%.

Sonic's stock trades at a trailing earnings multiple of 9.7, a forward earnings multiple of 10 and a sales multiple of 0.1, 48%, 37% and 89% industry discounts. Around 43% of researchers rank it 'buy.'

Its stock has soared 1,449% since the March 2009 low.

Crocs swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $4.7 million, or five cents a share, from a loss of $11 million, or 13 cents, a year earlier. Revenue grew 32% to $179 million. The gross margin narrowed from 51% to 48%, but the operating margin climbed from negative territory to 2.9%.

Crocs has $146 million of cash and just $1.9 million of debt. Its stock sells for a trailing earnings multiple of 23, a forward earnings multiple of 14, a book value multiple of 4.2 and a sales multiple of 2, 22%, 33%, 14% and 17% peer discounts. Around 71% of analysts in coverage rank it 'buy.'

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