Kapsch TrafficCom Automates Toll-Taking

Because governments like to increase toll revenues in recessions, the Austrian company's business looks strongthough its stock is dragging

Most companies that depend on government contracts can get hit hard when an economic slowdown reduces tax revenue. With Kapsch TrafficCom (KTCG.MU), it works the other way around: When governments want to raise money, they install automatic toll collection systems made by the Austrian company, which ranks No. 34 on this year's BusinessWeek European Hot Growth list.

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