EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Public Companies Profitability Index published each year compiles and ranks local public companies based on their return on equity (ROE). The information is as recent as the close of 2011’s third quarter on Sept. 30. Included in each ranking is revenue information and earnings per share from the previous year to give an idea of each company’s consistency. Cherokee Inc. remained in first place, with Teledyne Technologies, Amgen and Tutor Perini and Simulations Plus also making the top five.

-- By Research Department


THE PACESETTER

Cherokee Inc. has held onto its No. 1 position for all nine years that the Business Journal has published the Public Companies Profitability Index List. Its relationships with some of the largest retailers around the world have helped it to maximize its marketing and brand licensing for apparel and accessories. The Van Nuys-based company conducts business in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe and South Africa. Cherokee, which has been working on efforts to revamp its brand, relocated its headquarters this year to a new Van Nuys location.

-- By Research Department


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