Red Herring Communications lists Apple in its latest Red Herring 100, a list of companies that are innovators in their given sectors. The editorial staff of Red Herring reveals in the June 2002 issue the best 50 private and 50 public companies “that will excel despite current economic conditions.”
The company says “unlike other lists, the Red Herring 100 is not merely a list of companies with attractive financials, but a thorough sifting of ones with the potential to disrupt current markets, or to create entirely new ones. They’re selected by using methods similar to those favored by investment bankers and venture capitalists: “a careful analysis of the financial data and subjective criteria such as the quality of management, execution of strategy and dedication to research and development.”
The 100 companies fall into the categories of biotechnology, communications hardware, communication services, computer hardware, consumer electronics, data storage, energy, media, nanotechnology, semiconductors, software and wireless.
Other companies included in this year’s list are Pixar Animation Studios, Dell, RealNetworks, Microsoft and Id Software.