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Table: The Go Go Goliaths And Their Sizzling Returns


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TABLE: The Go-Go Goliaths And Their Sizzling Returns

COMPANY '94 SALES '94 PROFITS AVERAGE ANNUAL CHANGE*

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SALES PROFITS STAFF MARKET VALUE

WAL-MART $67,345 $2,333 28% 23% 18% 16%

HEWLETT-PACKARD 24,991 1,599 16 15 1 22

MOTOROLA 22,245 1,560 18 26 3 40

INTEL 11,521 2,288 30 44 7 39

HOME DEPOT 9,239 457 36 44 31 51

MICROSOFT 4,649 1,146 44 48 32 42

VF** 4,320 246 12 10 8 24

U.S. HEALTHCARE** 2,645 300 29 126 21 67

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 2,592 179 22 31 18 58

NUCOR ** 2,254 124 14 11 3 43

AVERAGE CHANGE %

FOR ALL BIG

COMPANIES******* 7 -0.25 0.67 11

*Growth rate measured over five years, using latest available data **1993 data

*******Includes those with annual sales of at least $2 billion DATA: STANDARD

& POOR'S COMPUSTAT, A DIVISION OF MCGRAW-HILL INC.


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