World’s Most Admired companies ranked by key attributes

Updated: Feb 19, 2015 1:23 PM UTC

The companies on the World’s Most Admired list are rated based on nine key attributes, including innovativeness, sound financials, value as a long-term investment, and more. See how the top 10 rank in each category below. Ties are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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Management Quality

Company (Score)
1. Walt Disney (8.94)
2. U.S. Bancorp (8.57)
3. Wells Fargo (8.55)
4*. Goldman Sachs Group (8.46)
4*. Comcast (8.46)
6. Google (8.42)
7. Nike (8.40)
8. Nordstrom (8.37)
9. Starbucks (8.33)
10. Nestlé (8.30)

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Quality of Products/Services Offered

Company (Score)
1. Nordstrom (9.13)
2. Walt Disney (9.08)
3. Amazon.com (8.76)
4. Apple (8.62)
5. Google (8.60)
6. Nestlé (8.43)
7. Whole Foods Market (8.23)
8. Wells Fargo (8.15)
9. Costco Wholesale (8.11)
10. Facebook (8.05)

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Innovativeness

Company (Score)
1. Apple (8.77)
2. Google (8.71)
3. Walt Disney (8.62)
4. Amazon.com (8.54)
5. Nike (8.44)
6. Netflix (8.41)
7. Nordstrom (7.90)
8. Starbucks (7.75)
9. Ingersoll-Rand (7.68)
10. NextEra Energy (7.66)

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Value as a Long-term Investment

Company (Score)
1. Walt Disney (9.05)
2. Nestlé (8.60)
3. Google (8.38)
4. Wells Fargo (8.33)
5. Nike (8.32)
6. U.S. Bancorp (8.10)
7. Apple (8.00)
8. Goldman Sachs Group (7.98)
9. Johnson & Johnson (7.91)
10.* Berkshire Hathaway (7.89)
10.* Comcast (7.89)

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Soundness of Financial Position

Company (Score)
1. Google (9.39)
2. Comcast (8.89)
3. Apple (8.86)
4. Nestlé (8.81)
5. Walt Disney (8.72)
6. Wells Fargo (8.67)
7. U.S. Bancorp (8.60)
8. Nike (8.54)
9. Facebook (8.37)
10*. Cisco Systems (8.29)
10*. Costco Wholesale (8.29)

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Ability to Attract, Develop, and Retain Talent

Company (Score)
1. Goldman Sachs Group (9.00)
2. Google (8.91)
3. Facebook (8.78)
4. Walt Disney (8.63)
5. Apple (8.60)
6. Nike (8.09)
7. Nestlé (8.03)
8. U.S. Bancorp (7.93)
9. Nordstrom (7.90)
10. Amazon.com (7.87)

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Community Responsibility

Company (Score)
1. Walt Disney (8.33)
2. Whole Foods Market (7.97)
3. Nestlé (7.96)
4. Unilever (7.88)
5. Johnson & Johnson (7.77)
6. Toyota Motor (7.72)
7. Deere (7.71)
8. Wells Fargo (7.67)
9. U.S. Bancorp (7.53)
10*. NextEra Energy (7.47)
10*. Cisco Systems (7.47)

Photograph by Jim Young \u2014 Reuters

Wise Use of Corporate Assets

Company (Score) 
1. Walt Disney (8.61)
2*. Wells Fargo (7.99)
2*. Costco Wholesale (7.99)
4. U.S. Bancorp (7.96)
5. Nestlé (7.84)
6. Nordstrom (7.81)
7. Comcast (7.75)
8. VF (7.74)
9. Apple (7.73)
10. Goldman Sachs Group (7.72)

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Effectiveness in Conducting a Global Business

Company (Score)
1. Walt Disney (9.20)
2. Nestlé (8.81)
3. Apple (8.72)
4. Caterpillar (8.50)
5. Google (8.47)
6. Nike (8.45)
7. IBM (8.39)
8. Toyota Motor (8.34)
9. McDonald’s (8.32)
10. Facebook (8.23)