Based on previous research, this note examines the results of a study of companies on the Fortune 1000 list from 1996 to 2004. The note brings these studies to date by the introduction of newer industry data return, extending the analysis to a discussion of how the profitability can and must vary over time within and between sectors, and the implications of such a phenomenon. The note also describes the effects of competition-specifically, the level of concentration of a particular industry … Read more »

Based on previous research, this note examines the results of a study of companies on the Fortune 1000 list from 1996 to 2004. The note brings these studies to date by the introduction of newer industry data return, extending the analysis to a discussion of how the profitability can and must vary over time within and between sectors, and the implications of such a phenomenon. The note also describes the effects of competition specific to the level of a particular industry concentration among its top companies, on profitability. Profitability in the study used three metrics:. Return on equity (ROE), return on sales (ROS) and return on assets (ROA) to compare the companies on the Fortune 1000 list to reveal important insights
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L.J. Bourgeois,
Keith nedell,
Adam Ganz,
Andrew Gonce
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Release date: 25 November 2008. Prod #: UV1099-PDF-ENG
Note on the impact of industry and firm factors on Firm Profitability: An Analysis of the Fortune 1000 1996-2004 HBR case solution