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|Friday, December 09, 2011|
BY BRANDON SAWYER, Oregon Business research editor
At the mercy of markets behaving like packs of lemmings, Oregon’s top publicly traded stocks have not necessarily been valued for their quarterly performance of late, but earnings rose in the most recent quarters for eight of the top 10 largest companies by revenue.
The value of Oregon’s largest by far in terms of market cap, Nike ($44.1b) sprinted ahead 11.5% over the past three months, assisted by a substantial 15.4% boost in quarterly net income and earnings per share (EPS) of $1.36.
Nike and Precision Castparts also lead Oregon’s publicly traded companies for quarterly revenue. They and all but two – Portland General Electric and TriQuint Semiconductor – of the top 10 increased their revenue over the same quarter last year.
Of the top 10, railcar-manufacturer Greenbrier had the largest jump in quarterly revenue, 339.4% and a 63.9% net income increase. But Schnitzer Steel had the biggest rise in net income, 110.9%. Chainsaw-maker Blount had a 31.0% increase in revenue, third-best, but suffered a 30.8% drop in earnings, joining PGE and TriQuint for the three companies with lower net income compared to the same quarter last year.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT
The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER
I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
A new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.
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