|Using Discretion |
There have been some solid performers on the return on equity front among the S&P 500's Consumer Discretionary category -- as well as a few skewed by big one-year ROE performance. There are also some fat payouts to the group's CEOs, but some of the biggest on the list are figures from 2001 -- signaled by the (2001) in the compensation column. Based on returns so far this season, compensation levels have come back from the stratospheric heights.
|Company (Ticker Symbol)||5-yr ROE||1-yr ROE||Chief Executive Compensation* Rank in 500 Richest CEOs in 2002||Stock Return in 2002|
|Maytag (MYG)||199.1%||574.85%||Ralph Hake $7,219,018 #300-400 (2001)||-8.2%|
|Dow Jones (DJ)||134.8||557.05||Peter Kann $5,062,286 #400-500 (2001)||-21|
|International Game Technology (IGT)||55.5||31.36||G. Baker $2,951,816 |
Not in Top 500
|* eComp didn't provide compensation figure, so Yahoo! figures were used. |
Source: TheStreet.com, Bloomberg, eComp Online, Yahoo!