Big Oil and Growth Rates

****** AN UPDATED ARTICLE ON THE OIL & GAS SEGMENT IS POSTED HERE  **************   There is a lot of discussion currently about the price of oil continuing to drop and staying low for a while. To get a sense of market and key players, we decided to look at...

Satisfied with Fortune 1000 – or looking globally?

Every year, among the various lists published by Fortune magazine is the Fortune 500 and a supplementary list of the next 500.  Collectively they are called the Fortune 1000 and have become such a brand that many companies have focused their attention on this group of...

Global 5000 Companies — Searching for Top Line Growth

As we have been updating Global 5000 company revenue numbers for 2013, we are struck but the tail off in growth between 2012 and 2013. These big firms were reporting strong growth in the couple of years leading up to the recession, clipping along at 13% and then 7%....

Following the Leaders – because size matters

From a market planning perspective, keeping track of the big players in any market segment will provide a pretty good picture of the size, shape and direction of a market. One can see that using The Global 5000 database and looking at each industry/vertical segment...