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Canada's 100 biggest companies by return on equity Add to ...

Return on common equity (ROCE) tells you how much profit a company is generating for each dollar that shareholders have invested in the business. The average of annual returns over five years reduces the impact of a stellar year or a lousy one.

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Rank Company and Year-end ROCE 1-yr %
1 General Donlee Canada(De10) 163.9
2 Heritage Oil(De10) 1 161.7
3 Craig Wireless Systems(Au10) 144.6
4 Athabasca Oil Sands(De10) 134.1
5 Wellpoint Systems(De09) 129.6
6 Cardiome Pharma(De10) 1 118.7
7 Sprott Inc.(De10) 90.6
8 Carfinco Income Fund(De10) 77.2
9 High Arctic Energy Services(De10) 69.2
10 Boyd Group Income Fund(De10) 63.5
11 CMP Gold Trust(De10) 5 63.5
12 Labrador Iron Ore Royalty(De10) 60.9
13 Brookfield Office Properties(De10) 60.1
14 Pinetree Capital(De10) 60.0
15 Cardero Resource(Oc10) 58.6
16 Park Lawn(De10) 57.6
17 TVI Pacific(De10) 54.1
18 MKS Inc.(Ap10) 1 53.9
19 Ultra Petroleum(De10) 1 52.0
20 Gluskin Sheff + Associates(Ju10) 51.1
21 Garda World Security(Ja11) 51.0
22 Scorpio Mining(De10) 50.7
23 Mad Catz Interactive(Ma10) 1 50.3
24 Computer Modelling Group(Ma10) 49.8
25 Tim Hortons(Ja11) 47.9
26 Canadian Zinc(De10) 46.4
27 Global Railway Industries(De10) 45.0
28 Silver Standard Resources(De10) 1 44.4
29 Strathmore Minerals(De10) 43.8
30 Lipari Energy(De10) 1 43.7

Notes: For ranking purposes, partial-year results have been annualized. Share-price calculations are based on closing share prices on the companies' balance sheets.
Footnotes: 3. Figures have been annualized in the latest year. 4. Figures have been annualized in previous year. 5. Figures have been annualized in previous three through five years

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