COMPANY         '94 SALES       '94 PROFITS     AVERAGE ANNUAL CHANGE*
                         MILLIONS OF DOLLARS     SALES  PROFITS  STAFF  MARKET VALUE
      WAL-MART              $67,345   $2,333      28%     23%     18%       16%
      HEWLETT-PACKARD        24,991    1,599      16      15       1        22
      MOTOROLA               22,245    1,560      18      26       3        40
      INTEL                  11,521    2,288      30      44       7        39
      HOME DEPOT              9,239      457      36      44      31        51
      MICROSOFT               4,649    1,146      44      48      32        42
      VF**                    4,320      246      12      10       8        24
      U.S. HEALTHCARE**       2,645      300      29     126      21        67
      SOUTHWEST AIRLINES      2,592      179      22      31      18        58
      NUCOR **                2,254      124      14      11       3        43
      AVERAGE CHANGE %
      FOR ALL BIG
      COMPANIES*******                             7   -0.25    0.67       11
      *Growth rate measured over five years, using latest available data  **1993 data
      *******Includes those with annual sales of at least $2 billion  DATA: STANDARD 
      & POOR'S COMPUSTAT, A DIVISION OF MCGRAW-HILL INC.
      
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