Posted on May 6th, 2013 nrapp No comments
Cumulative revenues and profits for the 500 largest corporations have risen dramatically over the past 20 years, with a couple of setbacks. In 2012 profits fell 0.5% from the 2011 record while revenues kept rising. In the latest issue of Fortune magazine. My first use of a connected scatter plots which was previously seen in few publications.
Posted on May 21st, 2012 nrapp No comments
Charlotte is a corporate town. Counting its suburbs, it’s still home to eight Fortune 500 companies and is still very much the country’s other banking center.
Thanks to Jamie Metz from the Mecklenburg county GIS division for the help with the data. In the most recent issue of Fortune magazine.
Posted on May 7th, 2012 nrapp No comments
Given the sluggish recovery and a strapped consumer, you’d expect to see corporate America trudging along, not racing for glory. In fact, the Fortune 500 are thriving as a group. Unlike the U.S. economy, they’ve shown quicksilver agility, rapidly shifting their product mix and producing more goods at little new cost. This nimbleness belies the immense size of these companies and, frequently, their advanced age. In the latest issue of Fortune.