Stock Performance Of The IW 100 Best-Managed Companies

Dec. 21, 2004
Company Ticker Headquarters Business 1-yr return% 3-yr return %
Dell Computer Corp. DELL Round Rock, TX Computers, network servers, peripherals 27 1,615
EMC Corp. EMC Hopkinton, MA Computer hardware/software 148 1,169
Qualcomm Inc. QCOM San Diego, CA Wireless digital communications 689 810
Nokia Corp. NOK Espoo, Finland Telecommunications 131 738
Lexmark International Group LXK Lexington, KY Computer printers and supplies 132 690
Texas Instruments Inc. TXN Dallas, TX Computer components, digital products 212 507
Sun Microsystems Inc. SUNW Palo Alto, CA Computers, software, peripherals 273 499
Solectron Corp. SLR Milpitas, CA Printed circuit boards, electronic assemblies 198 486
Lucent Technologies Inc. LU Murray Hill, NJ Telecom equipment and software 88 470
Applied Materials Inc. AMAT Santa Clara, CA Semiconductor fabrication equipment 207 463
Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO San Jose, CA Internetworking systems 122 397
Tyco International (US) Ltd. TYC Bermuda Electronics and medical products 87 380
Flextronics International Ltd. FLEX Singapore Printed circuit board assemblies, printers 228 321
IBM Corp. IBM Armonk, NY Computer systems, s/ware, networking systems 89 297
Gateway Inc. GTW San Diego, CA Computers, peripherals 68 268
Nortel Networks Corp. NT Brampton, Ontario Telecommunications 220 260
Intel Corp. INTC Santa Clara, CA Microprocessors, networking products 74 213
Warner-Lambert Co. WLA Morris Plains, NJ Pharmaceuticals, health-care prod., confectionary -11 213
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. BMY New York, NY Pharm., consumer prod., med. devices 32 197
Schering-Plough Corp. SGP Madison, NJ Pharmaceuticals, health-care products -16 195
Pfizer Inc. PFE New York, NY Pharmaceuticals, medical products 2 180
Porsche AG de;POR Stuttgart, Germany Motor vehicles, parts 29 178
General Electric Co. GE Fairfield, CN Diversified manufacturing and services 50 173
SAP AG SAP Walldorf, Germany Computer software -3 167
Reliance Industries Ltd. de;RLI Mumbai, India Petrochemicals and textiles 102 159
Adolph Coors Co. RKY Golden, CO Alcoholic beverages 19 159
Amgen Inc. AMGN Thousand Oaks, CA Pharmaceuticals 115 158
Herman Miller Inc. MLHR Zeeland, MI Office furniture 22 142
Oracle Corp. ORCL Redwood City, CA Database management systems software 134 140
Sony Corp. SNE Tokyo, Japan Electronics, entertainment 119 139
Harley-Davidson Inc. HDI Milwaukee, WI Motorcycles 69 136
Medtronic Inc. MDT Minneapolis, MN Medical instruments 23 125
Hindustan Lever Ltd. (1) in;HLL Mumbai, India Soaps, detergents, food preparations 51 120
Colgate-Palmolive Co. CL New York, NY Personal care products, cleaning products 35 120
Corning Inc. GLW Corning, NY Telecom, glass and environmental products 136 119
Alcoa Inc. AA Pittsburgh, PA Metals 77 118
Illinois Tool Works Inc. ITW Glenview, IL Fasteners, industrial systems 38 112
Ecolab Inc. ECL St. Paul, MN Soaps, detergents, polishes, chemicals 21 110
Eli Lilly & Co. LLY Indianapolis, IN Pharmaceuticals -17 107
SmithKline Beecham PLC SBH Brentford, England Pharmaceuticals, health-care, biotechnology 7 99
BP Amoco PLC BPA London, England Oil, natural gas, chemicals 31 95
Vulcan Materials Co. VMC Birmingham, AL Construction materials 11 95
Merck & Co. Inc. MRK Whitehouse Station, NJ Pharmaceuticals 2 93
Hewlett-Packard Co. HWP Palo Alto, CA Computers, peripherals, measurement equip. 73 91
AlliedSignal Inc. ALD Morristown, NJ Aerospace, automotive prod, materials 72 90
LOral SA LORLY Clichy, France Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals 29 88
Johnson Controls Inc. JCI Milwaukee, WI Automobile seats and components 45 86
Johnson & Johnson JNJ New Brunswick, NJ Pharm., health care prod. 18 86
Honeywell Inc. HON Minneapolis, MN Home/building controls, instruments 76 84
Unilever Group UN London, England Food, detergent, personal products, chemicals 14 84
Cadbury Schweppes PLC CSG London, England Confectionary and beverage products 9 83
Ingersoll-Rand Co. IR Woodcliff Lakes, NJ Industrial equipment, construction mach. 46 81
Maytag Co. MYG Newton, IA Household appliances -30 80
Rohm & Haas Co. ROH Philadelphia, PA Specialty chemicals 33 76
Nestl SA NSRGY Vevey, Switzerland Food, pharmaceuticals -5 68
Parker Hannifin Corp. PH Cleveland, OH Motion control instruments 54 67
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. HMC Tokyo, Japan Motor vehicles, motorcycles, lawn/garden equip. 35 64
Xerox Corp. XRX Stamford, CN Document processing products 0 64
Abbott Laboratories ABT Abbott Park, IL Diversified healthcare prod/svc -15 56
Volkswagen AG VW.AG Wolfsburg, Germany Motor vehicles and car bodies -24 55
Caterpillar Inc. CAT Peoria, IL Construction, mining, agri. machinery, engines 26 55
Computer Associates. Intl. Inc. CA Islandia, NY Computer software 66 54
Novo Nordisk A/S NVO Bagsvaerd, Denmark Insulin, industrial enzymes 1 54
Minnesota Mining & Mfg Co. MMM St. Paul, MN Diversified manufacturing 34 49
Emerson Electric Co. EMR St. Louis, MO Electrical, electronic products and systems 4 49
Baxter International Inc. BAX Deerfield, IL Pharmaceuticals, medical instruments 3 49
General Mills Inc. GIS Minneapolis, MN Food products 19 47
Du Pont & Co. DD Wilmington, DE Chemicals, fibers, and polymers 10 47
Bowater Inc. BOW Greenville, SC Wood products 50 46
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (2) HDDG.F Heidelberg, Germany Printing-trades and industrial machinery 23 44
American Home Products Corp. AHP Madison, NJ Healthcare, agricultural prod. -20 38
Royal Numico NV de;NUT Zoetermeer, Netherlands Food, nutritional products 40 36
Arvin Industries Inc. ARV Columbus, IN Motor vehicle parts, acessories -15 35
Dana Corp. DCN Toledo, OH Auto/truck parts and components 2 33
ABB Ltd. (3) ABBZn.S Zurich, Switzerland Electrical products/technology/services 77 31
Becton, Dickinson & Co. BDX Franklin Lakes, NJ Medical equipment -31 31
Cemex SA de CV CMXBY Monterrey, Mexico Cement 105 23
Novartis AG NVTSY Basel, Switzerland Pharmaceuticals, nutritional products -8 22
Kerry Group PLC KYGA.A Tralee, Ireland Flavorings, dairy and meat products 10 19
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. WWY Chicago, IL Chewing gum, confectionary products -9 18
Tomkins PLC TKS London, England Diversified industrial, food products -4 12
Smiths Industries PLC SMIN London, England Aerospace, medical sys, industrial prod. 36 11
VF Corp. VFC Greensboro, NC Apparel -16 9
Kyocera Corp. KYO Kyoto, Japan Electronics, semiconductors, t-comm 21 7
Lear Corp. LEA Southfield, MI Auto parts -20 7
Avon Products Inc. AVP New York, NY Beauty products, gifts, apparel -10 6
Hon Industries Inc. HNI Muscatine, IA Furniture, prefabricated fireplaces -17 1
Hershey Foods Corp. HSY Hershey, PA Foods, confectionary products -28 1
Deere & Co. DE Moline, IL Agricultural, industrial, consumer equip. 30 -2
Coca-Cola Co. KO Atlanta, GA Soft drinks, juices, beverages -15 -2
Gillette Co. G Boston, MA Grooming/oral care prod, writing inst., batteries -11 -3
Williams PLC WIGHY Derby, England Fire protection and security systems -16 -13
Liz Claiborne Inc. LIZ New York, NY Apparel 20 -14
Denso Co. Ltd. jp;6902 Kariya City, Japan Motor vehicle parts, accessories 6 -14
Engelhard Corp. EC Iselin, NJ Metals, chemicals, pigments 5 -16
Panamerican Beverages Inc. PB Mexico City, Mexico Bottled and canned soft drinks -6 -17
Hillenbrand Industries Inc. HB Batesville, IN Funeral, health-care, and infant products -45 -24
Valmet Corp. MX Helsinki, Finland Paper industries machinery, motor vehicles -51 -60
Toyota Motor Corp. (4) TM Toyota City, Japan Motor vehicles, parts 14
DaimlerChrysler AG (5) DCX Stuttgart, Germany Motor vehicles and car bodies, aircraft parts -13
Average 48 155
(1)RETURN FOR HINDUSTAN LEVER IS FOR THE 1- AND 3-YR PERIODS ENDING 7/17/99. (2)THREE-YEAR RETURN FOR HEIDELBERGER IS FOR THE PERIOD 12/8/97 THROUGH 9/9/99. (3) RETURN FOR ABB LTD. COVERS THE PERIOD 11/97 TO 9/99. (4) Return for Toyota Motor Corporation is for the period 9/29/99 to 11/18/99. (5) Return for DaimlerChrysler is for the period 11/17/98 to 9/30/99.
Source: Bridge Information Systems, staff reporting

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