The Value Investor 500: The Full List

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ROIC Rank

Company

5-Year Average Pre-Tax ROIC

FCF Rank

FCF (in millions)

Market Cap (in millions)

1

Terra Nitrogen (NYS: TNH)

370.01%

369

 506.2

$3,541

2

Apple (NAS: AAPL)

261.32%

4

 40,943.0

$536,847

3

Altera (NAS: ALTR)

192.72%

225

 927.8

$10,666

4

Mastercard (NYS: MA)

177.00%

83

 2,607.0

$53,925

5

Apollo Group (NAS: APOL)

174.69%

305

 677.2

$3,995

6

Accenture (NYS: ACN)

154.42%

65

 3,401.5

$38,074

7

TD Ameritrade (NAS: AMTD)

148.01%

326

 609.4

$9,355

8

Moody's (NYS: MCO)

137.52%

284

 735.6

$8,024

9

ITT Educational Services (NYS: ESI)

131.84%

449

 356.9

$1,306

10

Linear Technology (NAS: LLTC)

116.35%

355

 549.3

$6,876

11

Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYS: MJN)

112.10%

364

 523.3

$17,396

12

Coach (NYS: COH)

98.64%

191

 1,115.4

$17,590

13

Monster Beverage (NAS: MNST)

95.75%

496

 308.3

$13,857

14

Humana (NYS: HUM)

92.80%

119

 1,733.0

$12,842

15

Microsoft (NAS: MSFT)

92.24%

5

 26,735.0

$252,194

16

CH Robinson Worldwide (NAS: CHRW)

87.80%

420

 393.8

$9,523

17

priceline.com (NAS: PCLN)

85.12%

164

 1,295.0

$32,834

18

CF Industries Holdings (NYS: CF)

81.68%

111

 1,831.7

$10,837

19

salesforce.com (NYS: CRM)

76.34%

405

 420.2

$18,569

20

Teradata (NYS: TDC)

76.06%

382

 471.0

$12,165

21

Dun & Bradstreet (NYS: DNB)

73.97%

498

 306.7

$3,226

22

Paychex (NAS: PAYX)

73.71%

333

 592.8

$11,612

23

Expeditors International of Washington (NAS: EXPD)

69.16%

430

 379.0

$8,386

24

Herbalife (NYS: HLF)

66.43%

407

 418.9

$5,360

25

Gilead Sciences (NAS: GILD)

65.70%

61

 3,507.1

$38,086

26

Ross Stores (NAS: ROST)

62.45%

417

 403.8

$15,025

27

Google (NAS: GOOG)

61.13%

19

 11,127.0

$184,044

28

Weight Watchers International (NYS: WTW)

60.12%

428

 380.1

$2,938

29

Autodesk (NAS: ADSK)

59.69%

367

 510.5

$7,668

30

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NAS: CTSH)

58.55%

338

 586.9

$18,422

31

Southern Copper (NYS: SCCO)

58.43%

149

 1,457.3

$26,103

32

Varian Medical Systems (NYS: VAR)

56.69%

474

 331.9

$6,733

33

Dolby Laboratories (NYS: DLB)

56.44%

431

 378.5

$4,518

34

Verisk Analytics (NAS: VRSK)

55.98%

490

 315.9

$8,063

35

Dish Network (NAS: DISH)

55.56%

116

 1,795.0

$12,496

36

The TJX Companies (NYS: TJX)

55.12%

192

 1,112.7

$31,461

37

Forest Laboratories (NYS: FRX)

55.00%

169

 1,252.0

$9,153

38

Analog Devices (NYS: ADI)

54.75%

266

 775.9

$11,012

39

Fluor (NYS: FLR)

52.77%

354

 551.6

$8,030

40

AutoZone (NYS: AZO)

51.92%

222

 938.8

$14,423

41

Colgate-Palmolive (NYS: CL)

49.34%

92

 2,359.0

$48,455

42

The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYS: MHP)

48.72%

173

 1,225.0

$11,887

43

Philip Morris International (NYS: PM)

48.47%

27

 9,632.0

$149,629

44

Cisco Systems (NAS: CSCO)

48.45%

25

 10,166.0

$91,603

45

Intuitive Surgical (NAS: ISRG)

46.48%

330

 594.7

$21,108

46

Western Digital (NAS: WDC)

44.67%

228

 909.0

$7,980

47

Franklin Resources (NYS: BEN)

44.57%

153

 1,439.3

$23,494

48

Gap (NYS: GPS)

44.06%

251

 815.0

$13,077

49

Waters Corp. (NYS: WAT)

43.23%

410

 411.9

$7,160

50

T. Rowe Price Group (NAS: TROW)

42.92%

236

 866.1

$15,507

51

Garmin (NAS: GRMN)

42.22%

262

 784.0

$7,857

52

Joy Global (NYS: JOY)

41.84%

446

 361.6

$5,910

53

Lam Research (NAS: LRCX)

41.57%

340

 582.9

$4,541

54

Intuit (NAS: INTU)

40.76%

205

 1,045.0

$17,127

55

BMC Software (NAS: BMC)

39.80%

240

 856.6

$6,965

56

Celgene (NAS: CELG)

39.40%

127

 1,676.6

$29,143

57

Express Scripts (NAS: ESRX)

39.30%

103

 2,047.6

$43,766

58

Endo Pharmaceuticals (NAS: ENDP)

39.10%

319

 642.7

$3,531

59

Nike (NYS: NKE)

38.83%

168

 1,262.0

$46,639

60

Bed Bath & Beyond (NAS: BBBY)

38.69%

230

 907.3

$16,794

61

Texas Instruments (NAS: TXN)

38.52%

89

 2,440.0

$31,882

62

Avon Products (NYS: AVP)

38.32%

429

 379.1

$6,818

63

Oracle  (NAS: ORCL)

38.08%

15

 12,629.0

$137,810

64

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYS: DO)

37.80%

315

 645.3

$8,422

65

Stryker (NYS: SYK)

37.74%

175

 1,208.0

$20,628

66

CR Bard (NYS: BCR)

36.61%

314

 650.1

$8,596

67

Intel (NAS: INTC)

36.14%

24

 10,199.0

$137,548

68

Eli Lilly (NYS: LLY)

35.83%

33

 6,562.5

$46,516

69

F5 Networks (NAS: FFIV)

35.55%

409

 414.9

$8,111

70

Global Payments (NYS: GPN)

34.89%

434

 374.6

$3,231

71

NetApp (NAS: NTAP)

34.66%

213

 983.0

$11,155

72

HollyFrontier (NYS: HFC)

34.64%

216

 964.2

$6,740

73

Dollar Tree (NAS: DLTR)

34.39%

395

 436.4

$12,797

74

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYS: FCX)

34.33%

55

 4,086.0

$32,593

75

NVIDIA (NAS: NVDA)

33.81%

269

 770.4

$7,605

76

Western Union (NYS: WU)

33.22%

190

 1,122.1

$9,954

77

SAIC (NYS: SAI)

33.19%

316

 645.0

$4,181

78

Yum! Brands (NYS: YUM)

33.08%

171

 1,230.0

$29,932

79

Xilinx (NAS: XLNX)

33.01%

256

 796.2

$8,590

80

Best Buy (NYS: BBY)

32.75%

88

 2,441.0

$6,808

81

KLA-Tencor (NAS: KLAC)

32.68%

234

 884.4

$8,084

82

Williams Partners (NYS: WPZ)

32.50%

180

 1,175.0

$16,449

83

Estee Lauder (NYS: EL)

32.10%

282

 741.5

$21,407

84

Starbucks (NAS: SBUX)

32.01%

242

 848.6

$39,852

85

W.W. Grainger (NYS: GWW)

31.88%

356

 549.2

$12,661

86

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYS: BMY)

31.87%

52

 4,473.0

$57,817

87

VMware (NYS: VMW)

31.86%

115

 1,795.5

$38,888

88

Rockwell Collins (NYS: COL)

31.74%

439

 372.0

$7,117

89

Total System Services (NYS: TSS)

30.99%

412

 409.4

$4,502

90

Check Point Software (NAS: CHKP)

30.90%

293

 707.7

$10,445

91

Halliburton (NYS: HAL)

30.86%

286

 731.0

$27,183

92

Sotheby's (NYS: BID)

30.64%

424

 385.9

$2,107

93

Applied Materials (NAS: AMAT)

30.47%

107

 1,960.0

$14,086

94

Scripps Networks Interactive (NYS: SNI)

29.92%

307

 674.8

$8,604

95

Qualcomm (NAS: QCOM)

29.73%

39

 5,781.0

$96,857

96

Nordstrom (NYS: JWN)

29.69%

310

 666.0

$10,224

97

3M (NYS: MMM)

29.44%

57

 3,905.0

$60,672

98

Advance Auto Parts (NYS: AAP)

29.26%

351

 560.7

$5,086

99

AmerisourceBergen (NYS: ABC)

28.98%

141

 1,532.9

$9,352

100

Microchip Technology (NAS: MCHP)

28.96%

444

 363.6

$6,288

101

Johnson & Johnson (NYS: JNJ)

28.90%

18

 11,405.0

$181,288

102

Mattel (NAS: MAT)

28.80%

381

 473.8

$11,036

103

ExxonMobil (NYS: XOM)

28.71%

6

 24,370.0

$389,150

104

DIRECTV (NAS: DTV)

28.55%

105

 2,015.0

$29,400

105

Clorox (NYS: CLX)

28.44%

406

 420.0

$9,438

106

Sysco (NYS: SYY)

28.42%

331

 594.5

$17,069

107

GameStop (NYS: GME)

27.67%

385

 459.6

$2,323

108

Seagate Technology (NAS: STX)

27.61%

279

 747.0

$10,023

109

International Business Machines (NYS: IBM)

27.52%

10

 15,738.0

$229,659

110

PepsiCo (NYS: PEP)

27.42%

41

 5,605.0

$108,664

111

Baxter International (NYS: BAX)

27.40%

110

 1,857.0

$27,427

112

Amphenol (NYS: APH)

27.29%

383

 465.0

$9,027

113

Ralph Lauren (NYS: RL)

27.26%

321

 635.0

$13,534

114

Precision Castparts (NYS: PCP)

27.25%

248

 823.7

$24,236

115

Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYS: CBI)

27.24%

438

 372.2

$3,505

116

UnitedHealth Group (NYS: UNH)

27.05%

38

 5,901.0

$61,106

117

Mosaic (NYS: MOS)

26.85%

220

 954.8

$21,145

118

Becton, Dickinson (NYS: BDX)

26.80%

207

 1,025.3

$14,917

119

McDonald's (NYS: MCD)

26.73%

53

 4,420.3

$91,970

120

IntercontinentalExchange (NYS: ICE)

26.70%

313

 655.5

$9,807

121

Adobe Systems (NAS: ADBE)

26.42%

159

 1,333.0

$16,070

122

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