Apple Computer, Inc. has landed at #4, up two slots from last year’s #6 position, in BusinessWeek’s Info Tech 100 List for 2006. To arrive at the rankings, companies were ranked on four criteria: return on equity, shareholder return and revenue growth (which were given equal weight), and total revenues (which was weighted). Then, the top 100 companies were reranked as a group.
“Apple has been so successful in recent years that it’s almost boring, until you look at the numbers. As iPods become standard equipment for an increasing portion of the citizenry, the company’s sales grew 56%, to $17.3 billion. No doubt there are threats on the horizon, such as European legislators’ push to force Apple to make songs purchased on iTunes work with non-iPod players. But with no credible rival on the scene to steal its music thunder and with interest in the Mac rising fast, 2007 is shaping up just fine for CEO Steve Jobs,” BusinessWeek writes.
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Apple Computer ranked 6th on 2005 BusinessWeek’s IT 100 list – June 16, 2005