The Value Investor 500: The Full List

The Value Investor 500 is my attempt to highlight the top 500 publicly traded companies in the U.S. Click here to read more on my methodology and reasoning.

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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