THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

2006 Rank Company Margin Growth
1995-2005
%
Stock Returns
1995-
2005
%
2 Google NA** NA**
4 Toyota 10.7 11.8
6 General Electric 5.7 13.4
8 Nokia 0.0 34.6
10 IBM -0.7 14.4
12 Samsung -4.5*** 22.7
14 Dell 2.0 39.4
16 BMW 9.1 14.2
18 eBay 13.0*** NA**
20 Wal-Mart 1.9 16.2
22 Target 7.4 25.2
24 Research In Motion 57.0*** NA**
26 Porsche NA** 33.1
28 Cisco -2.2 15.2
30 Motorola 0.7 3.8
32 Infosys 3.0*** 73.6
34 Pixar 24.2 13.8
36 Whole Foods 4.1 36.6
38 Tesco -0.3 16.2
40 BP -0.2 12.3
42 Hewlett Packard -6.6 7.1
44 jetBlue NA** 0.9
46 Skype Technologies NA** NA**
48 Bang & Olufsen 2.4 16.3
50 L’Oreal 2.3 14.2
52 Siemens 2.0*** 12.6
54 Shell 2.4 11.0
56 Singapore Airlines -5.8 7.7
58 DuPont -1.8 4.9
60 TiVo NA** -24.6
62 Macquarie Bank NA** 35.0
64 Harley Davidson 7.1 22.3
66 Volvo -2.7 17.1
68 ING Bank 3.0 15.7
70 Boeing 0.1 7.6
72 easyJet 0.0*** 3.7
74 Coca-Cola 1.3 2.4
75 McKinsey (tied) NA** NA**
78 Hutchison Telecommunications NA** 88.1
80 ACS NA** 35.1
82 Time Warner 8.1 22.3
84 Costco Wholesale 1.7 20.7
86 bankinter NA** 18.3
88 Caterpillar 0.3 17.5
90 SAP 1.3 15.7
92 Home Depot 4.3 14.9
94 Gap -1.7 11.6
96 Goldman Sachs -4.9*** 10.9
98 Whirlpool 2.0 7.2
100 McDonald’s -2.4 5.2

Source: BusinessWeek April 24, 2006 Issue

The World’s Most Innovative Companies
Their creativity goes beyond products to rewiring themselves. BusinessWeek and the Boston Consulting Group rank the best.

URL:http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_17/b3981401.htm

 

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