The whole world has been hit by recession, but still for some companies like Vestas, Google, Apple, McDonald’s, Nike etc. have performed well in the times of recession. This was revealed in a special report from Forbes by Brian Zajac.
The world economy is in a deep recession, but these exceptional Global 2000 companies are likely to survive today, thrive tomorrow.
The criteria for the survey was to include the companies which have minimum $1 Billion revenues and minimum share price $5. See what they have to say.
Nearly half of the 130 Global High Performers have headquarters outside the U.S. The list includes global icons such as Apple ( AAPL – news – people ), McDonald’s ( MCD – news – people ), Google ( GOOG – news – people ), Nike ( NKE – news – people ), Honda Motor ( HMC – news – people ), NestlÃ©, Samsung Electronics and Nintendo ( NTDOY.PK – news – people ), as well as those with lower profiles, such as French contractor Vinci and Portuguese supermarket chain JerÃ³nimo Martins.
Most of the 130 companies are entirely global in nature. Wind turbine specialist Vestas hails from Denmark, but the U.S. is its largest market. Sales have grown by 30% annually for the last five years. U.K. bank Standard Chartered Group has seen its share price shrink over the past half decade, but its profit has been growing at a double-digit annualized rate over that span by entering emerging markets.
Here is very brief summary of criteria:
- The companies were Global 2000-U.S. companies and foreign companies which trade in U.S.
- Minimum revenues: $1 Billion.
- Minimum share price: $5.
- Comparison done for: sales, profit growth, return on equity, stock market returns and debt to capital.