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NVE Rankings

NVE ranks among the very best companies based on a variety of criteria from a number of sources:

 Rank  List Source
1 Return on Revenue
(among largest Minnesota public companies)
The Business Journal,
April 7, 2017
1 Return on Revenue
(among Star Tribune 100 companies)
Star Tribune,
May 22, 2016
1 Dividend Yield
in the semiconductors industry
June 19, 2016
1 Profit Margin
(small-cap semiconductor-specialized stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ)
February 13, 2015
1 Semiconductors Industry Operating Margin SmarTrend,
November 6, 2014
1 Current Ratio in the Semiconductors Industry SmarTrend,
July 1, 2016
2 EPS for Small-Cap Stocks In The Semiconductor-Specialized Industry
October 3, 2014
2 Most Profitable Semiconductor Stocks
(for 2011)
China Analyst,
January 13, 2012
2 Most Underpaid CEOs in Minnesota
(according to analysis of CEO compensation and company performance for the state’s 100 largest public companies)
The Business Journal,
July 30, 2010 (.pdf)
3 Return on Revenue
(among Minnesota’s 100 largest public companies)
The Business Journal,
March 25, 2015
3 Lowest Beta (volatility) in the Semiconductors Industry SmarTrend,
January 5, 2014
4 Highest [net] Profit Margin
(among NASDAQ Technology Stocks)
June 15, 2015
4 Five-Year Total Return
(among Minnesota’s 100 largest publicly held companies)
St. Paul Pioneer Press,
April 24, 2011
4 Altman z-score
(among NYSE, Nasdaq, and AMEX-listed companies with a minimum $10 million market capitalization)
June 22, 2010
4 Semiconductor stocks earnings per employee
(earnings per employee $253,489 for the last 12 months... revenue per employee $597,113)
China Analyst,
October 29, 2010
4 Current Ratio in the Semiconductors Industry SmarTrend,
February 3, 2014
5 Free Cash Flow Per Share in the Semiconductors Industry
($2.36 FCF/share)
June 7, 2013
8 Top Dividend Technology Stocks By Yield Seeking Alpha,
April 23, 2017
8 Forbes Top Small Public Companies in America
(based on return on equity, sales growth and profit growth)
November 2, 2009
9 Return on Assets
(among Star Tribune 100 companies)
Star Tribune,
May 22, 2016
10 Ten-year total return among Minnesota public companies
(NVE had a total return of 278%, more than double that of major stock indexes)
Star Tribune,
January 29, 2018
10 Top 10 Most Profitable Micro Cap Stocks for 2011
China Analyst,
January 11, 2012
Best Small Electronics Companies
(based on quantitative factors such as profitability, quarter-to-quarter revenue growth and future growth potential; and qualitative attributes such as innovation, leadership and technology)
March 29, 2005
12 Fastest-Growing Public Companies in Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal,
October 7, 2011
13 America’s Fastest-Growing Small Public Companies
(America’s “one hundred hottest small-cap companies”)
Fortune Small Business,
July/August 2009
15 The Top 20 Small Public Companies In America
October 19, 2011
21 Public Company Spenders on R&D
(Minnesota public companies ranked by R&D spending as percent of revenue)
Twin Cities Business
Business Information Guide, 2013
21 Web Traffic Rank Growth
(out of 391 semiconductors companies)
May 2014
44 100 Largest Minnesota-Based Publicly-Traded Companies
(ranking based on profits)
Star Tribune,
May 22, 2016
68 Top 75 Minnesota Public Companies
(ranked by revenue)
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal,
April 6, 2018
73 100 Largest Minnesota-Based Publicly-Traded Companies
(based on revenue)
Star Tribune,
May 24, 2017
313 Technology Fast 500
(North America’s fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies)
Deloitte, 2008 (.pdf)