Oklahoma Inc. methodology: How the rankings are compiled

Oklahoma Inc. uses three measures to determine the overall ranking of Oklahoma's publicly traded companies.
Published: November 13, 2011
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At a glance

Ranking methods

Oklahoma Inc. rankings are based on three measures: Revenue growth, per-share earnings growth and total return to shareholders, including the reinvestment of dividends.

Those with the best composite score of those measures over the one-year period rise to the top of the overall rankings.

A financial research group at Standard & Poor's gathers the data from each company's 10-K filing and annual report. The data is screened to determine which ones pass the criteria to be in the report. The Oklahoma companies are ranked for the 12-month period ended June 30.

Growth is measured according to how quickly revenue grew.

Profitability is measured according to each company's percentage change in earnings per share. Percent change in earnings per share also acts as a tiebreaker for companies that produce identical overall ranking scores.

To measure the benefit to shareholders, Standard & Poor's ranked companies according to their change in share price from July 2010 through June 2011. Reward to shareholders includes both stock price movement and dividends.

DON MECOY,

BUSINESS WRITER