SOURCE: Leadership Directories, Inc

August 08, 2013 08:00 ET

Leadership Directories Announces the 2013 Leadership 1000 Rankings of Top US Companies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) - (Leadership Directories, Inc.) - Leadership Directories released their definitive ranking of this year's top 1,000 private and public companies headquartered in the U.S. The Leadership 1000 for 2013 features 71 new companies, and a new number one place-holder, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

This year's newcomers to the prestigious list include four energy and oil companies: PBF Energy Inc., Northern Tier Energy LP, Sandridge Energy, Inc., and Continental Resources, Inc. Many brand name companies also joined the Leadership 1000 ranks including J.Crew Group, Inc., Monster Beverage Company, Guitar Center, Inc., Panera Bread Company, and Quicksilver, Inc.

The biggest upset comes from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., stealing the number one slot from Exxon Mobile Corporation. The two companies have been in constant competition since Leadership 1000's inception; Wal-Mart last held the number one slot in 2011.

Leadership 1000 -- available in the online contact databases Leadership Companies Premium and The Leadership Library -- goes beyond the average ranking system by:

  • Prominently displaying revenue totals and current rankings
  • Quickly connecting you to the company's organization listing, which includes business descriptions, staff listings, biographies and contact information
  • Tracking a company's standing over the last five years
  • Offering an interactive chart that can be viewed and sorted according to personal preferences, then easily exported or printed

Leadership 1000 ranks companies based on more than just annual revenue. Leadership Directories incorporates total sales and other operating income reported through the "Consolidated Statement of Income," and "Selected Financial Data" available from 10-K statements or official SEC filings to give clients an all-encompassing picture of the current financial status of the most important companies in the U.S. In addition, Leadership 1000 is built from Leadership Directories' own unique methodology based on the accurate and up-to-date information available in The Leadership Library and Leadership Companies Premium.

Unlike other rankings that quickly release their lists months before companies have an opportunity to disclose their financial information, Leadership Directories pulls its fiscal data on June 1st to ensure that our rankings include all government filings available. This is how Leadership 1000 delivers the most comprehensive view of the year and provides the most inclusive and accurate rankings available.

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