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The BusinessWeek 50 Ranking

19

Best Buy

THE NATION’S No. 1 consumer-electronics chain has ridden exploding consumer demand for digital TVs, camcorders, and cameras to a spot on the BusinessWeek 50 list. Investors have certainly enjoyed the run: Shareholder return over that threeyear period was 184.1%. This year won’t be a slam dunk: Resurgent No. 2 Circuit City Stores, as well as Wal-Mart Stores, are aggressively gunning for Best Buy’s business. To stay ahead, the Minneapolis company is stocking more upscale products and moving into new highmargin businesses such as Geek Squad, its in-home computer troubleshooting service.

Company Info

2005 Rank

83

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COMPANY INFO

BBY

Market Value
$ Million

26,387.4

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 50.7
(3-yr.) 184.1
2005 Sales
$ Billion

29.4

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 10
(3-yr.) 12.3
Long-Term Growth Est. %

16.5

Net income
$ Million

1,018.0

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 16
(3-yr.) 20.1
Net Margin %*

3.5

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

18.8

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

56/32

P/E Ratio

27

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Bradbury H. Anderson

Bradbury H. Anderson, 55

CEO since 2002




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