Helen of Troy, manufacturer of professional appliances, has been named to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America list. Companies are judged according to return on equity, as well as sustained sales and net profit growth over 12-month and five-year periods. Helen of Troy was ranked 20 in total sales, 40 in net profits and 97 in market value. “Receiving a distinction of this nature is the result of the hard work of our entire organization,” said Gerald J. Rubin, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Helen of Troy.