The Information Technology 100
Though former CEO Mark Hurd bolted for H-P, the Dayton, Ohio, computer-services conglomerate has been cruising behind the strength of an efficient data-warehousing business. In fact, NCR's customer services unit, ATM business, and data-warehousing total nearly 75% of the company's revenues.
But the real gem sparking NCR's growth has been its automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. NCR is the leading provider of self-service technology for the retail, travel, and banking industries. Last year, its systems handled 23 billion self-service transactions across an installed base of 450,000 machines. Airline kiosks and check-out terminals at retailers such as Home Depot are saving those customers millions of dollars, while boosting NCR's bottom line. The new technology made up 14% of NCR's $6 billion in sales in 2004. Look for 2005 and beyond to be fueled by this up-and-coming biz.
|Return on Equity||15.9%|
|Industry||COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERALS|
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All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.
* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.
Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek
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