ME12CASE11 - Table 11.2 High Profit Margins Indicate...

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Table 11.2 High Profit Margins Indicate Competitive Advantages Company Name Industry Altria Group Cigarettes 14.0 33.5 American Standard Companies Inc. General Building Materials 19.6 71.5 Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Beverages - Brewers 20.4 61.1 AutoZone, Inc. Auto Parts Stores 15.5 115.7 Ball Corporation 17.0 31.6 15.2 35.6 Caterpillar Inc. 21.0 30.6 Coach, Inc. 38.6 41.4 Coca-Cola Company Beverages - Soft Drinks 24.1 32.0 Colgate Palmolive Personal Products 23.7 187.0 Freeport-McMoRan Copper 29.8 136.0 Personal Services 15.7 32.3 Drug Manufacturers - Major 22.0 28.4 Kellogg Company Food - Major Diversified 20.4 52.5 Lexmark International, Inc. Computer Peripherals 21.0 28.4 3M Company Conglomerates 23.3 33.3 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Publishing-Books 23.4 28.6 Oracle Corporation Application Software 26.2 32.2 PepsiCo, Inc. Beverages - Soft Drinks 24.5 33.2 Pitney Bowes Inc. Business Equipment 21.6 44.1 Cleaning Products 25.5 32.1 RadioShack Corporation Electronics Stores 17.0 33.5 Rockwell Collins, Inc. 22.5 33.0 Sara Lee Corp. Food - Major Diversified 18.1 43.6 Sherwin-Williams Company General Building Materials 16.0 29.3 Sunoco, Inc. 13.3 33.3 TJX Companies, Inc. Discount, Variety Stores 19.2 38.8 Waters Corporation 26.2 36.1 Wyeth Drug Manufacturers - Major 25.1 32.0 Yum! Brands, Inc. Restaurants 18.9 63.8 Averages 21.3 48.8 Data source: MSN/Money (http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/finder/customstocks.asp). (May 10, 2 P/E Ratio (5- year avg.) Return on Equity (%)
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