BMAC: MOST ADMIRED LEAGUE TABLE 2003

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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'03 '02 COMPANY SCORE

1 3 Tesco 73.74

2 5 GlaxoSmithKline 69.50

3 12 AstraZeneca 69.33

4 1 BP 68.79

5 6 Shell Transport & Trading 67.88

6 4 Unilever 67.38

7 2 Cadbury Schweppes 67.36

8 28 BSkyB 67.04

9 10 Morrison Wm 66.93

10 8 Diageo 66.66

11 7 Next 65.80

12 36 Johnson Matthey 65.75

13 11 Capita Group 65.57

14 158 Compass 65.50

15 50 Carnival* 64.83

16 68 Bunzl 64.71

17 147 Sage Group 64.67

18 26 Smiths Group 64.06

19 17 HSBC 63.67

20 21 Royal Bank of Scotland 63.43

21 25 Rentokil Initial 63.33

22 27 Reckitt Benckiser 62.75

23 18 Rio Tinto 62.42

24 39 BG Group 62.30

25 58 BOC 62.08

26 - iSOFT 62.00

27 78 Man Group 61.50

28 13 Selfridges* 61.40

29 46 Marks & Spencer 61.17

30 20 Barclays 60.86

31 52 Vodafone 60.83

32 30 Smith & Nephew 60.67

33 23 Sainsbury, J 60.52

34 16 Cobham 59.67

35 48 Meggitt 59.38

36 144 Carphone Warehouse 58.71

37 64 Marshalls 58.67

38 33 Berkeley Group 58.62

39 49 Reed Elsevier 58.40

40 43 HBOS 58.38

41 19 Hilton Group 58.3

42 - Wood, J, Group 58.25

43 47 Persimmon 58.22

44 114 Rexam 58.17

45 145 Whitbread 58.15

46 24 Aggregate Industries 58.14

47 42 Thorntons 58.00

48 100 New Look Group 58.00

49 61 Barratt Developments 57.76

50 94 Electrocomponents 57.75

51 31 Legal & General Group 57.75

52 71 BPB Industries 57.50

53 84 Croda International 57.35

54 70 Wolseley 57.29

55 - Bovis Homes 57.26

56 116 Computacenter 57.25

57 41 Travis Perkins 56.92

58 22 Hanson 56.92

59 57 Amersham 56.83

60 - Burberry Group 56.83

61 99 Rank Group 56.71

62 125 Premier Farnell 56.50

63 55 Wimpey, G 56.48

64 180 EMAP 56.31

65 89 Daily Mail & General Trust 56.17

66 53 Ultra Electronics 56.11

67 160 Xansa 56.00

68 - William Hill 55.94

69 79 InterContinental Hotels* 55.86

70 75 Debenhams 55.80

71 91 Rolls-Royce 55.67

72 184 Cairn Energy 55.52

73 - Manchester United 55.44

74 80 Wilson Bowden 55.43

75 119 Northern Foods 55.29

76 85 Pilkington 55.17

77 93 Pearson 55.13

78 63 First Choice 55.08

79 35 Lloyds TSB 54.95

80 138 Close Brothers 54.50

81 172 Tate & Lyle 54.50

82 152 LogicaCMG* 54.50

83 175 MFI Furniture 54.43

84 - Davis Service 54.40

85 37 BHP Billiton 54.33

86 124 Victrex 54.25

87 135 Wetherspoon, JD 54.13

88 54 Hammerson 54.08

89 120 Balfour Beatty 53.94

90 86 Associated British Foods 53.93

91 - Geest 53.70

92 38 Boots 53.57

93 9 BAA 53.53

94 195 Kingfisher 53.43

95 197 Autonomy 53.40

96 76 WPP Group 53.23

97 67 Pillar Property 52.92

98 118 mmO2 52.92

99 126 Northern Rock 52.90

100 81 Land Securities 52.89

101 65 3i 52.88

102 92 National Grid Transco 52.84

103 150 SIG 52.75

104 66 Taylor Woodrow 52.71

105 142 ICAP 52.70

106 14 Exel 52.60

107 - Whittard of Chelsea 52.44

108 176 Standard Chartered 52.33

109 203 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group 52.08

110 162 Provident Financial 51.88

111 199 Dairy Crest 51.79

112 88 Bellway 51.79

113 198 Greene King 51.72

114 132 VT Group* 51.67

115 44 AMEC 51.63

116 113 Scottish & Southern Energy 51.51

117 127 Yule Catto 51.50

118 97 Cranswick 51.50

119 - Johnston Press 51.50

120 60 Greggs 51.40

121 103 Alliance UniChem 51.25

122 59 Matalan 51.17

123 77 British Land Co. 51.17

124 140 Prudential 50.80

125 139 ICI 50.67

126 69 Anglo American 50.37

127 190 Allied Domecq 50.30

128 155 Brown, N 50.27

129 202 Cattles 50.10

130 157 Misys 50.00

131 156 SABMiller* 49.99

132 159 DFS Furniture 49.86

133 104 Great Universal Stores 49.83

134 74 Centrica 49.79

135 174 Hays 49.71

136 200 Novar 49.43

137 169 Severn Trent 49.38

138 229 Enterprise Inns 49.26

139 212 London Stock Exchange 49.20

140 - Caffe Nero 49.01

141 109 Brambles Industries 49.00

142 121 WH Smith 49.00

143 167 P&O 48.83

144 15 Canary Wharf 48.74

145 - Robert Wiseman 48.70

146 164 Millennium & Copthorne 48.67

147 108 Liberty International 48.53

148 171 British Vita 48.42

149 56 BBA 48.40

150 177 Alvis 48.39

151 129 Slough Estates 48.29

152 149 Aviva* 47.80

153 215 Alliance & Leicester 47.79

154 185 Somerfield 47.63

155 - Dyson Group 47.50

156 83 Associated British Ports 47.50

157 133 Schroders 47.40

158 173 Celltech 47.40

159 - Trinity Mirror 47.20

160 178 Bradford & Bingley 47.13

161 82 Orange 46.92

162 45 Safeway 46.92

163 233 AWG 46.65

164 112 United Utilities 46.65

165 34 UMECO 46.50

166 - Xstrata 46.50

167 107 Dixons 46.43

168 151 Scottish & Newcastle 46.22

169 - Delta 46.00

170 111 FirstGroup 46.00

171 182 Scottish Power 45.86

172 183 Shire Pharmaceuticals 45.75

173 - HMV 45.50

174 211 Woolworths 45.50

175 102 AMVESCAP 45.30

176 143 RMC Group 45.21

177 193 Thistle Hotels 45.15

178 90 BT 45.00

179 128 British Airways 44.80

180 218 Uniq 44.50

181 73 easyJet 44.06

182 137 Brixton Estates 44.04

183 98 JJB Sports 43.83

184 79 Mitchells & Butlers* 43.82

185 219 Wolverhampton & Dudley 43.67

186 205 Old Mutual 43.63

187 196 Stagecoach 43.60

188 220 Granada 43.51

189 225 PowderJect 43.50

190 - Eidos 43.50

191 - Collins Stewart 43.20

192 148 Signet 42.83

193 191 Chemring 32.73

194 188 Abbey National 42.29

195 - Punch Taverns 42.27

196 - Galen Holdings 42.00

197 51 BAE Systems 41.67

198 230 Dimension Data 41.50

199 210 Elementis 41.00

200 189 Friends Provident 40.50

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HOW THE WINNERS WERE CHOSEN

In conjunction with Nottingham Business School, MT asked Britain's 10 largest public companies in 22 sectors to evaluate their peers. Participants rated their nine sector rivals on a scale of 0 to 10 (zero representing poor, five average and 10 excellent). Performance was rated against nine criteria: quality of management; financial soundness; quality of goods and/or services; ability to attract and retain top talent; value as a long-term investment; capacity to innovate; quality of marketing; community and environmental responsibility; and use of corporate assets. Analysts at leading City investment firms were also polled. On the basis of these scores, three rankings were produced: all 220 companies; the 10 companies in each sector across the nine criteria; and league tables in each category.

Participants were also asked to name the leader they most admired. The research was conducted by D Michael Brown of NBS and Stuart Laverick.

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