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RBJ 75: What's behind the numbers

Rochester Business Journal
July 29, 2011

To identify the companies that rank among the RBJ 75 and to measure their performance in the most recent fiscal year, the Rochester Business Journal conducts a thorough analysis of available data. The methodology is designed to make fair, meaningful comparisons among businesses operating in a wide range of industries.

Following are the definitions of the key terms used throughout this special section:

Annualized total return-Total return, compounded monthly with dividends reinvested, stated on an annual basis.

  • Earnings (loss) per share-End of fiscal year, as stated in the annual report.
  • Market value-Share price on Mar. 30, 2011, multiplied by the common shares outstanding on that date.
  • NA-Not available.
  • NM-Not meaningful.
  • NR-Not ranked.
  • Net income-As stated in the annual report.
  • Return on sales-Net income divided by net sales.
  • Sales-Net sales as stated in the annual report. For financial institutions, total interest income plus other operating income. 

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What You're Saying 

Peter Bonenfant at 3:37:55 PM on 8/8/2011
In my opinion some of the salaries of the CEOs of several local not-for-profits are outlandish. The irony is that they call themselves "NOT-FOR-PROFIT" in name
and legal status only. I'd like to see the RBJ do a comparison of the responsibilities of these half a million d...  Read More >

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