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ROB Top 1000: Your guide to Canada's most profitable firms
This month on globeinvestor.com, we're featuring the ROB Top 1000 ranking of Canada's most profitable companies. Use the rankings to pick top stocks and make informed investing decisions. You can even download a copy.
The Globe and Mail's ROB Top 1000 is your complete on-line guide to corporate performance in Canada. It's the definitive ranking of the Top 1000 companies, and the only ranking by profit.
Top 5 companies by profit
5 Top-performing stocks
5 Top tech companies
Manulife Financial (Profit Rank: 11)—Worldly Ambitions
Corus Entertainment (Profit Rank: 83)—Kids, Music and More
360networks Incorporated (Profit Rank: 983)—Out Stay the Lights
Download your Top 1000 spreadsheet
To create your own personalized view of ROB Top 1000 data and sort and analyze it in a way that's meaningful to you, download a copyin Microsoft Excel format. Slice it! Dice it! Use it to:
The downloadable Top 1000 spreadsheet includes information that is not available in our on-line versions. Download your own copy.
ROB Top 1000 Mailing Lists
Get your own custom mailing lists of the ROB Top 1000. Contact our List Manager, Lynda Robinson at the Cornerstone Group of Companies.
Tip of the month: Filtering on P/E ratio
Price-to-earnings, or P/E, ratio is traditionally used by value investors to gauge whether a company's share price is justified in relation to its profits. It's defined as the closing market price of a stock, divided by earnings per share. The average P/E for the TSE 300 has been around 27 recently. You can use globeinvestor.com's filters to pick top performing stocks with low P/Es.
You can use the "Find Out More" icons to do further research. The filters provide a simple way to weed through thousands of companies in order to isolate the select few that you wish to research.
Investing Principles of Warren Buffett
This month's R.O.B. Magazine features a profile of Warren Buffett, the man widely considered the world's most successful investor. In 1965, Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile manufacturer. Berkshire shares traded then at $13; recently, they changed hands at $68,600 (the shares, which have never been split, are the world's most expensive publicly traded shares). A $1,000 investment then was worth $6 million at the end of last year. In Berkshire's 36 years as a public holding company, there has not been a single year in which Berkshire lost money or its book value declined.
R.O.B. Magazine's Jade Hemeon notes some of the conservative investing principles that have helped Buffett stay out of trouble.
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