|Staples Hold It Together |
From a return-on-equity standpoint, the consumer staples segment of the S&P 500 has held up better than other sectors. Colgate-Palmolive's impressive ROE performance shows why media-averse honcho Reuben Mark wins high marks. When 2002 figures weren't available, previous-year figures were used, as indicated by (2001) in the compensation column.
|Company (Ticker Symbol)||5-yr ROE||1-yr ROE||Chief Executive Compensation* Rank in 500 Richest CEOs in 2002||Stock Return in 2002|
|Colgate-Palmolive (CL)||160.1%||475.73%||Reuben Mark $11,400,857 #100-200 (2001)||-9.2%|
|Sara Lee (SLE)||89.6||82.12||C. McMillan $17,304,615 |
|Kellogg (K)||59.4||81.61||Carlos Gutierrez $8,512,204 |
|*Compensation figures were not available from eComp, so Yahoo! figures were used. |
Source: TheStreet.com, Bloomberg, eComp Online, Yahoo!