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.
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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