Most Admired 2004: The Measures of Success

The top three performers measured against each of the nine criteria that determine the overall positions in the Most Admired Companies table

QUALITY OF MANAGEMENT

1 Royal Bank of Scotland 8.5

2 BP 8.1

3 Tesco 8.1

FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS

1 HSBC 8.8

2 AstraZeneca 8.6

3 Greene King 8.6

QUALITY OF GOODS & SERVICES

1 Cadbury Schweppes 8.4

2 Man 8.4

3 Rotork 8.0

ABILITY TO ATTRACT, DEVELOP & RETAIN TOP TALENT

1 Vodafone 8.6

2 BP 8.2

3 Tesco 8.2

VALUE AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT

1 Wolseley 8.5

2 Tesco 8.2

3 Weir Group 8.0

CAPACITY TO INNOVATE

1 Man 8.4

2 Carphone Warehouse 7.8

3 Rolls-Royce 7.7

QUALITY OF MARKETING

1 BSkyB 8.4

2 Cadbury Schweppes 8.1

3 Vodafone 8.0

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

1 Unilever 7.4

2 Serco Group 7.3

3 IMI 7.2

USE OF CORPORATE ASSETS

1 Enterprise 8.1

2 Man 7.8

3 IMI 7.6

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