The two companies went public two weeks apart in 2004. New River went public at $8.00 and is now sells at above $33, giving it a 317% return, according to statistics on IPO Home. Google went out at $85 and sells for $286, a 236 percent return. Google also trails China's Shanda Interactive, which has seen its stock rise from $11 to $38, in terms of return.
It's an improvement for the search giant, however. In April, it also trailed WPT Enterprises, which organizes the world poker tournament, and Syneron Medical, an Israeli company specializing in laser hair removal technology.