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The Globe and Mail's ROB Top 1000 is your complete online guide to corporate performance in Canada. This definitive ranking of the top 1000 most profitable companies is the only ranking by profit. Use the rankings, which you can even download, to help get the best return on your investments.
Read the Top 1000.
Download the complete rankings for the Top 1000 Companies and the Top 300 Privates of 2003 and 2002. These spreadsheets are indispensable tools that allow you to see the information in ways not possible on the printed page or our Web site.
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For the past twenty years Report on Business has detailed the ups, downs and twists of fate of Canada's biggest companies. Here's a look at just some of the findings:
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|Rank||Company (Year End)||Profit||Revenue|
|2002||2001||$000||% Change||$000||Rank||% Change|
|1||1||Royal Bank of Canada (Oc02)||2,762,000||15||23,234,000||3||-9|
|2||30||BCE Inc. (De02)||2,475,000||382||19,809,000||8||2|
|3||2||Bank of Nova Scotia (Oc02)||1,797,000||-17||18,310,000||12||-13|
|4||4||Bell Canada (De02)||1,504,000||-5||15,685,000||20||7|
|5||5||Bank of Montreal (Oc02)||1,417,000||-4||13,059,000||21||-24|
See all of the Top 1000.
Along with the Top 1000 Companies, there are 10 other lists ranking companies using more specific criteria:
Companies that do not issue publicly traded shares are a large part of the Canadian economy. Many are household names. We rank them by revenue, the one significant measure that many of them disclose. And here you get 200 more companies than listed in the printed magazine.
Why were income trusts last year's hottest investments? Just look at those yields. On-line, there are an additional 25 listings.
Remember 2000, when Nortel was worth $251 billion? And BCE was worth $117 billion?
The bear market slashed gains, and the big losers aren't just tech companies any more.
Two years after the tech bust, it's still hard to earn a buck in this sector.
Some big names are still hiring. Others, like Quebecor and Telus, are in slash mode.
Flashes in the pan? Maybe some of them are, but others just keep on climbing.
Shareholders may be complaining but overall pay was actually down last year.
The top 10 federal and the top 10 provincial Crown corporations.
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