Top 100 Infotech Companies of the world

Atleast, I am there, working in one of them among the top 30-Oracle, placed at 22.

So, here is the list:

The InfoTech 100

Which companies are logging the strongest growth, which industries are the hottest, and how the winners are faring in a treacherous economic climate

How do you pick the best-performing tech companies in the world? At BusinessWeek, we sort through the financial results of 30,500 publicly traded companies and rank the tech players on four criteria: shareholder return, return on equity, total revenues, and revenue growth. The companies leading the list are those with the lowest aggregate ranking.

Amazon.com and Apple took the top two spots this year. Still, the dominance of U.S. companies is in decline: The country has 33 companies among the IT 100 this year, down from 43 in 2007. When we first started compiling the list in 1998 to rank tech’s top performers, 75 of the winners were U.S. companies.

NOTE: A more complete explanation of methodology is below the table.

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Revenues Rev. Growth Return on Equity Shareholder Return Profits
Rank
Company Name
Industry*
Country
Millions
Rank
Percent
Rank
Percent
Rank
Percent
Rank
Millions
1 AMAZON.COM NET U.S. 15,955.0 23 39 29 35 22 28 29 508
2 APPLE COMP U.S. 28,747.0 15 33 39 24 44 74 10 4348
3 RESEARCH IN MOTION COMM Canada 5,765.9 55 66 8 33 24 152 1 1241
4 NINTENDO SOFT Japan 14,876.5 25 73 5 21 60 55 17 2289
5 WESTERN DIGITAL COMP U.S. 7,448.0 47 44 25 36 19 64 12 866
6 AMÉRICA MÓVIL TELE Mexico 28,761.5 14 33 40 46 10 10 56 5408
7 CHINA MOBILE TELE China 45,863.1 9 21 61 23 48 90 9 11780
8 NOKIA COMM Finland 73,344.4 6 24 55 49 8 8 60 10350
9 ASUSTEK COMPUTER COMP Taiwan 17,343.8 20 57 11 16 76 38 21 672
10 HIGH TECH COMPUTER COMP Taiwan 3,232.5 70 45 23 59 5 111 6 782
11 GOOGLE NET U.S. 18,116.1 18 51 16 19 70 22 36 4509
12 MTN GROUP TELE S. Africa 10,208.4 35 42 28 22 53 41 20 1480
13 IBM COMP U.S. 101,259.0 4 9 95 38 17 20 38 10893
14 MOBILE TELESYSTEMS TELE Russia 8,252.4 44 29 47 38 16 26 31 2072
15 TELEFÓNICA TELE Spain 81,077.0 5 7 98 44 11 16 44 12793
16 VIMPELCOM TELE Russia 7,164.6 49 47 20 27 32 19 39 1463
17 HON HAI PRECISION IND. COMP Taiwan 40,876.4 11 45 22 23 50 -3 82 1853
18 AT&T TELE U.S. 120,703.0 1 58 9 11 95 4 68 12564
19 ACCENTURE SVCS U.S. 23,276.6 16 19 65 69 3 -3 83 1450
20 LG ELECTRONICS COMP Korea 56,834.8 8 15 81 15 81 151 2 1307
21 BHARTI AIRTEL COMM India 4,605.8 61 58 10 35 20 11 55 1016
22 ORACLE SOFT U.S. 21,020.0 17 24 57 24 43 11 52 5088
23 MICROSOFT SOFT U.S. 57,954.0 7 17 76 44 12 -3 84 16419
24 MAROC TELECOM TELE Morocco 3,495.6 65 22 59 46 9 49 18 1020
25 TURKCELL ILETISIM HIZMETLERI TELE Turkey 6,328.6 52 35 35 23 47 34 24 1350
26 LG DISPLAY COMM Korea 15,267.5 24 35 33 16 78 17 41 1430
27 NHN NET Korea 686.3 100 56 12 40 15 59 14 160
28 COSMOTE MOBILE TELECOM. TELE Greece 4,396.1 63 28 49 53 7 17 43 519
29 MILLICOM INTL. CELLULAR TELE Lux. 2,630.6 77 67 6 34 23 12 50 439
30 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMP U.S. 107,671.0 2 14 83 21 61 11 54 7850
31 COMPAL ELECTRONICS COMP Taiwan 11,838.4 32 44 24 12 94 18 40 271
32 SISTEMA TELE Russia 10,862.8 34 43 27 18 71 10 57 813
33 ORASCOM TELECOM TELE Egypt 4,545.8 62 35 32 36 18 5 66 755
34 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SEMI Korea 104,791.6 3 15 80 12 93 25 32 7894
35 CHINA UNITED TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELE China 13,594.1 30 25 54 10 98 64 13 762
36 MOBINIL TELE Egypt 1,471.9 92 29 48 104 2 36 22 327
37 CARSO GLOBAL TELECOM TELE Mexico 16,154.6 22 7 97 43 13 4 70 1156
38 KONINKLIJKE KPN TELE Neth. 17,900.1 19 4 99 59 6 -3 81 3810
39 CISCO SYSTEMS COMM U.S. 37,684.0 13 18 72 25 41 -4 86 8069
40 WISTRON COMP Taiwan 6,843.4 50 34 36 19 69 17 42 165
41 MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELE Kuwait 6,038.0 54 39 30 20 64 13 49 1154
42 ACTIVISION SOFT U.S. 2,608.2 78 88 2 15 82 35 23 286
43 REDECARD SVCS Brazil 984.6 97 305 1 135 1 0 78 385
44 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR SEMI U.S. 1,695.6 87 43 26 26 36 23 34 378
45 ZTE COMM China 4,705.6 59 51 15 10 99 34 25 169
46 LENOVO GROUP COMP Hong Kong 14,590.2 27 10 94 14 86 91 8 161
47 TELEMAR NORTE LESTE TELE Brazil 9,645.8 39 4 100 20 67 111 5 1478
48 CORNING COMM U.S. 6,170.0 53 18 70 27 34 13 47 2852
49 PRICELINE.COM NET U.S. 1,390.8 93 24 56 27 33 129 4 157
50 TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MFG. SEMI Taiwan 9,826.4 37 19 66 25 39 2 73 3932
51 DIGI.COM TELE Malaysia 1,304.8 94 19 63 67 4 30 28 318
52 QUANTA COMPUTER COMP Taiwan 16,645.6 21 12 87 18 72 13 48 400
53 AU OPTRONICS COMP Taiwan 9,074.1 40 35 34 4 100 16 45 282
54 AMPHENOL SEMI U.S. 2,970.7 73 16 77 30 29 32 26 373
55 REDINGTON INDIA DIST India 2,265.7 83 33 38 16 77 141 3 25
56 NAVTEQ SVCS U.S. 917.9 98 48 18 17 74 110 7 176
57 SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY COMP U.S. 12,553.0 31 13 85 35 21 -13 94 1644
58 INTEL SEMI U.S. 39,155.0 12 11 91 17 73 6 65 6783
59 NVIDIA SEMI U.S. 4,097.9 64 34 37 30 28 -6 88 798
60 ADVANCED INFO SERVICE TELE Thailand 3,263.9 67 19 68 22 56 32 27 490
61 VMWARE SOFT U.S. 1,505.3 91 81 3 15 83 28 30 220
62 TRANSCEND INFORMATION SEMI Taiwan 810.5 99 55 13 29 31 7 61 75
63 SAP SOFT Germany 14,610.6 26 9 96 30 30 -7 89 2778
64 L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HLDGS. COMM U.S. 14,167.0 28 10 93 13 89 25 33 786
65 INDRA SISTEMAS SVCS Spain 3,113.8 71 54 14 21 58 -1 79 212
66 RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS TELE India 4,707.6 58 11 89 24 45 21 37 1350
67 QUALCOMM COMM U.S. 9,678.0 38 18 71 22 54 0 77 3463
68 MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS SEMI U.S. 1,982.8 86 21 60 33 25 15 46 650
69 BOUYGUES TELE France 42,538.8 10 12 88 20 66 -14 95 1977
70 DIGITAL CHINA HOLDINGS DIST China 3,259.9 68 28 50 11 97 56 15 27
71 ACER COMP Taiwan 11,426.4 33 16 78 14 87 11 51 316
72 HARRIS COMM U.S. 5,085.4 56 26 53 19 68 6 63 410
73 CHICONY ELECTRONICS COMP Taiwan 1,089.4 96 19 64 25 42 46 19 47
74 WIPRO SVCS India 4,634.6 60 30 44 25 40 -14 96 806
75 YAHOO! JAPAN NET Japan 2,330.8 81 23 58 25 38 11 53 557
76 POWERCHIP SEMICONDUCTOR SEMI Taiwan 2,855.0 74 79 4 22 57 -24 99 846
77 MANTECH INTERNATIONAL SVCS U.S. 1,578.9 88 37 31 13 92 56 16 74
78 EMC COMP U.S. 13,725.3 29 19 69 13 90 1 75 1622
79 NEUF CEGETEL TELE France 4,809.6 57 16 79 16 80 23 35 379
80 BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP COMM China 1,511.5 90 27 51 15 84 67 11 93
81 TPV TECHNOLOGY COMP China 8,455.1 43 18 74 15 85 9 58 180
82 INVENTEC COMP Taiwan 7,958.3 45 29 46 16 75 -12 93 175
83 FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY COMP Taiwan 2,444.6 80 67 7 22 55 -27 100 197
84 SAIC SVCS U.S. 8,935.0 41 11 92 20 63 4 67 386
85 TOKYO ELECTRON SEMI Japan 7,578.5 46 26 52 20 65 -18 98 812
86 DELTA ELECTRONICS COMM Taiwan 3,257.3 69 30 45 23 51 -4 85 351
87 AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING SVCS U.S. 8,569.1 42 14 84 21 62 1 76 1130
88 ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENG. SEMI Taiwan 3,108.9 72 20 62 26 35 -2 80 539
89 ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS TELE Canada 9,915.1 36 15 82 14 88 7 62 624
90 UNITED INTERNET NET Germany 2,136.7 84 17 75 41 14 3 71 219
91 SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES SVCS India 2,118.7 85 31 43 23 46 3 72 422
92 NAN YA PCB COMM Taiwan 1,156.8 95 48 19 25 37 -8 90 317
93 NANYA TECHNOLOGY SEMI Taiwan 2,312.8 82 49 17 23 52 -17 97 539
94 ADOBE SYSTEMS SOFT U.S. 3,398.9 66 32 42 21 59 -10 91 799
95 HCL TECHNOLOGIES SVCS India 1,517.4 89 33 41 32 26 -11 92 330
96 TD AMERITRADE HOLDING NET U.S. 2,793.0 76 11 90 31 27 6 64 787
97 NIKON SEMI Japan 7,319.1 48 13 86 16 79 9 59 488
98 NIDEC COMP Japan 6,601.4 51 18 73 13 91 4 69 366
99 COMMSCOPE COMM U.S. 2,500.4 79 46 21 11 96 2 74 148
100 INTUIT SOFT U.S. 2,851.6 75 19 67 23 49 -5 87 424

NOTES: *INDUSTRIES: Dist=Distributors, Comm=Communications equipment, Comp=Computers and peripherals, Net=Internet companies, Semi=Semiconductors, Soft=Software, Svcs=Services, Tele=Telecommunications †Total return is for less than one year

METHODOLOGY AND GLOSSARY: To compile the information for the Infotech 100, BusinessWeek began with financial data from Standard & Poor’s Compustat, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies that has computerized data on over 30,500 publicly traded corporations. We trimmed this universe to information-technology companies. To qualify, companies had to have revenues of at least $300 million.

We divided this collection of about 800 companies into eight industry categories, such as software and semiconductors. Companies whose stock price has dropped more than 75%, whose sales shrank, or where other developments raised questions about future performance were eliminated from contention. We also dropped some phone companies whose monopoly or near-monopoly power gives them an unfair advantage over competitors. The remaining group of companies was ranked on four criteria: return on equity, shareholder return and revenue growth (which were given equal weight), and total revenues (which were weighted). The rankings for each company were added together, and those with the lowest aggregate score topped the list. Then the top 100 companies were reranked as a group.

Revenues Latest available revenues for the most recent 12-month period for U.S. companies and the latest annual revenues for non- U.S. companies. Includes all sales and other operating revenues.

Revenue Growth Percentage change in revenues compared with the previous corresponding year-ago period, in native currency.

Return On Equity Net income available for shareholders divided by common equity, in native currency.

Total Return The total return to shareholders, including dividends for the 12 months ended April 30, 2008.

Profits Latest available profits for the last 12-month period for U.S. companies; the latest annual profits for non-U.S. companies. Net income from continuing operations before extraordinary items.

Note: Data compiled by Standard & Poor’s from sources such as statistical services, registration statements, and company reports that S&P believes to be reliable but are not guaranteed by S&P or BusinessWeek as to correctness or completeness. This material is not an offer to buy or sell any security.

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