Rank in Computers: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 8.42
Why it's admired:To say it was another big year for Apple would be a gross understatement. With the passing of Steve Jobs, questions swirled around the companyís future. But under new CEO Tim Cookís guidance, Apple continues to prosper.
The companyís annual revenues climbed to $108 billion, led by an 81% increase in iPhone sales -- a jump that doesnít factor in the runaway success of the iPhone 4S -- and a 334% spike in iPad sales, due in no small part to the revamped iPad 2. Increased sales across the board explain why shares soared 75% during the companyís fiscal year to $495.
Where are the Most Admired?
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.