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  The World's Most Innovative Companies
2006 Rank Company

Margin Growth

1995-2005

%

Stock Returns

1995-2005

%

1 Apple 7.1 24.6
2 Google NA** NA**
3 3M 3.4 11.2
4 Toyota 10.7 11.8
5 Microsoft 2.0 18.5
6 General Electric 5.7 13.4
7 Procter & Gamble 4.4 12.6
8 Nokia 0.0 34.6
9 Starbucks 2.2 27.6
10 IBM -0.7 14.4
11 Virgin NA** NA**
12 Samsung -4.5*** 22.7
13 Sony -11.0 5.1
14 Dell 2.0 39.4
15 IDEO NA** NA**
16 BMW 9.1 14.2
17 Intel -0.3 13.8
18 eBay 13.0*** NA**
19 IKEA NA** NA**
20 Wal-Mart 1.9 16.2
21 Amazon 25.0*** NA**
22 Target 7.4 25.2
23 Honda 8.0 12.9
24 Research In Motion 57.0*** NA**
25 Southwest -0.1 13.9
26 Porsche NA** 33.1
27 Genentech 5.7 29.3
28 Cisco -2.2 15.2
29 Nike 0.0 10.7
30 Motorola 0.7 3.8
31 DaimlerChrysler 4.8*** -1.8
32 Infosys 3.0*** 73.6
33 Ryanair 2.7 28.4
34 Pixar 24.2 13.8
35 SonyEricsson NA** NA**
36 Whole Foods 4.1 36.6
37 Capital One -2.1 27.4
38 Tesco -0.3 16.2
39 Danone 4.7 13.3
40 BP -0.2 12.3
41 PepsiCo 4.9 10.2
42 Hewlett Packard -6.6 7.1
43 Disney -3.7 2.9
44 jetBlue NA** 0.9
45 W.L. Gore & Associates NA** NA**
46 Skype Technologies NA** NA**
47 FedEx 4.3 18.9
48 Bang & Olufsen 2.4 16.3
49 Renault 23.7 14.8
50 L'Oreal 2.3 14.2
51 ExxonMobil 5.8 13.6
52 Siemens 2.0*** 12.6
53 Johnson & Johnson 3.6 12.6
54 Shell 2.4 11.0
55 Pfizer 1.8 9.9
56 Singapore Airlines -5.8 7.7
57 Nissan 30.2 5.4
58 DuPont -1.8 4.9
59 Zara NA** NA**
60 TiVo NA** -24.6
61 Yahoo! NA** 42.9
62 Macquarie Bank NA** 35.0
63 Audi 9.2 30.1
64 Harley Davidson 7.1 22.3
65 Progressive Insurance 1.1 22.0
66 Volvo -2.7 17.1
67 Philips Electronics 3*** 16.2
68 ING Bank 3.0 15.7
69 Nestle 1.2*** 13.9
70 Boeing 0.1 7.6
71 Matsushita Electric Industrial -1.4 3.9
72 easyJet 0.0*** 3.7
73 UPS 3.4 3.6
74 Coca-Cola 1.3 2.4
75 Cirque du Soleil (tied) NA** NA**
75 McKinsey (tied) NA** NA**
75 Woolworths (tied) 5.6*** NA**
78 Hutchison Telecommunications NA** 88.1
79 Salesforce.com NA** 58.4
80 ACS NA** 35.1
81 ITC NA** 25.4
82 Time Warner 8.1 22.3
83 Danaher 2.7 21.7
84 Costco Wholesale 1.7 20.7
85 LG Electronics NA** 19.1
86 bankinter NA** 18.3
87 Amgen -0.3 18.2
88 Caterpillar 0.3 17.5
89 Accenture NA** 16.3
90 SAP 1.3 15.7
91 SK Telecom 1.5 15.7
92 Home Depot 4.3 14.9
93 LVMH -2.6*** 12.3
94 Gap -1.7 11.6
95 Unilever 5.0*** 11.2
96 Goldman Sachs -4.9*** 10.9
97 John Deere & Co. -1.1 8.9
98 Whirlpool 2.0 7.2
99 Entel NA** 6.2
100 McDonald's -2.4 5.2

* Insufficient data

** Based on fewer than 10 years of data

2006 RANK: In the 2006 rankings, we broke ties by comparing 10-year annualized total shareholder returns between 1995 and 2005. In ties between a public and a private company, the public company was favored.

MARGIN GROWTH: Annualized based on 1995-2005 fiscal year earnings before interest and taxes as percent of revenues.

STOCK RETURNS: Annualized, Dec. 29, 1995 to Dec. 30, 2005, price appreciation and dividends.

DATA: Analysis and data provided in collaboration with the innovation practice of The Boston Consulting Group. Also, Standard & Poor’s Compustat® data and company reports.

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