Who Are the Top Innovators?

Explore the companies that made the 2007, 2012, and 2017 high-leverage innovator lists with our interactive tool. For further insight, see What the Top Innovators Get Right.

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AAC TechnologiesComputing and ElectronicsChina2.20.27.5%
ActavisHealthcareIceland1.70.15.0%
AdidasConsumerGermany12.60.11.0%
AdidasConsumerGermany20.40.20.9%
Advanced Medical OpticsHealthcareUnited States1.00.16.6%
Advanced Semiconductor EngineeringComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan6.30.23.8%
Advanced Semiconductor EngineeringComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan3.10.12.6%
AltriaConsumerUnited States19.30.21.0%
Amadeus ITSoftware and InternetSpain4.70.612.6%
AmazonSoftware and InternetUnited States10.70.76.2%
AmazonSoftware and InternetUnited States48.12.96.1%
Amer SportsConsumerFinland2.80.13.7%
AmetekComputing and ElectronicsUnited States3.00.12.6%
AmetekComputing and ElectronicsUnited States3.80.12.9%
AmphenolComputing and ElectronicsUnited States3.90.12.3%
AmphenolComputing and ElectronicsUnited States2.50.12.2%
Anheuser-BuschConsumerBelgium39.00.20.4%
AppleComputing and ElectronicsUnited States19.30.73.7%
AppleComputing and ElectronicsUnited States108.22.42.2%
AppleComputing and ElectronicsUnited States215.610.04.7%
ArcelorMittalIndustrialsNetherlands58.90.10.2%
ASM InternationalComputing and ElectronicsNetherlands2.30.27.9%
Assa AbloyIndustrialsSweden7.90.23.1%
Astellas PharmaHealthcareJapan7.91.418.1%
AT&TTelecommunicationsUnited States163.81.61.0%
Atlas CopcoIndustrialsSweden12.50.32.2%
AU OptronicsComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan9.00.11.6%
AU OptronicsComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan12.90.32.3%
AviChina Industry & TechnologyAerospace and DefenseChina2.00.14.1%
AvocentSoftware and InternetUnited States0.50.112.3%
AvonConsumerUnited States11.30.10.7%
Bard HealthcareUnited States2.00.17.3%
Barr PharmaceuticalsHealthcareUnited States1.30.110.7%
Baxter InternationalHealthcareUnited States13.90.96.8%
BCETelecommunicationsCanada16.20.10.7%
BHP BillitonIndustrialsAustralia32.20.10.2%
BioMerieuxHealthcareFrance2.00.210.7%
Bio-RadHealthcareUnited States2.10.29.0%
BJ ServicesChemicals and EnergyUnited States4.40.11.5%
Brother IndustriesComputing and ElectronicsJapan4.90.25.0%
BurelleAutoFrance6.20.22.5%
BydAutoChina7.20.23.0%
CanonComputing and ElectronicsJapan35.92.67.4%
Cheil IndustriesIndustrialsSouth Korea5.00.12.4%
China Petroleum & ChemicalChemicals and EnergyChina130.40.40.3%
Christian DiorConsumerFrance20.10.10.3%
Cia Vale Do Rio DoceIndustrialsBrazil20.80.20.8%
Cie Generale de GeophysiqueChemicals and EnergyFrance3.20.12.4%
Cie Generale d'Optique EssilorHealthcareFrance5.80.23.6%
Colgate-PalmoliveConsumerUnited States16.70.31.6%
ColoplastHealthcareDenmark1.90.14.1%
Compal CommunicationsComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan2.20.12.7%
Compal ElectronicsComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan23.60.41.5%
ConAgra FoodsConsumerUnited States12.30.10.7%
ConocophillipsChemicals and EnergyUnited States167.60.10.1%
CSLHealthcareAustralia4.10.37.8%
CSLHealthcareAustralia5.90.610.4%
Daewoong PharmaceuticalHealthcareSouth Korea0.80.111.5%
Dahua TechnologySoftware and InternetChina1.90.210.7%
Daikin IndustriesIndustrialsJapan18.20.42.3%
Dainippon ScreenComputing and ElectronicsJapan2.60.15.5%
DanoneConsumerFrance26.90.31.2%
DICChemicals and EnergyJapan6.40.11.5%
Dongfeng MotorAutoChina20.30.52.6%
DürrIndustrialsGermany3.80.13.0%
EastmanChemicals and EnergyUnited States9.00.22.4%
EatonIndustrialsUnited States12.40.32.6%
EbaySoftware and InternetUnited States6.00.58.3%
EcolabChemicals and EnergyUnited States4.90.11.5%
EcolabChemicals and EnergyUnited States13.20.21.4%
ElektaHealthcareSweden1.40.16.7%
EmbraerAerospace and DefenseBrazil6.60.23.2%
Endo PharmaceuticalHealthcareUnited States0.90.19.1%
EnergizerConsumerUnited States3.10.12.4%
EnergizerConsumerUnited States4.60.12.3%
EntegrisComputing and ElectronicsUnited States1.20.19.1%
EssilorHealthcareFrance7.50.23.0%
ExxonMobilChemicals and EnergyUnited States335.10.70.2%
F5 NetworksSoftware and InternetUnited States0.40.012.5%
Fair IsaacSoftware and InternetUnited States0.80.110.3%
Fiat ChryslerAutoBritain117.23.52.9%
Fidelity National Information ServicesSoftware and InternetUnited States4.10.12.6%
First SolarComputing and ElectronicsUnited States2.80.15.1%
FLIR SystemsComputing and ElectronicsUnited States1.50.19.5%
Ford Otomotiv SanayiAutoTurkey5.20.12.5%
Fresenius Medical CareHealthcareGermany30.70.51.7%
Fresenius Medical CareHealthcareGermany23.00.41.6%
Fujitsu GeneralComputing and ElectronicsJapan2.60.14.2%
GalenicaHealthcareSwitzerland3.90.13.7%
GarminComputing and ElectronicsCayman Islands1.80.16.4%
GarminComputing and ElectronicsSwitzerland2.80.310.8%
GazpromChemicals and EnergyRussia79.20.50.6%
GeelyAutoChina7.70.22.0%
GemaltoComputing and ElectronicsNetherlands2.80.25.9%
General MillsConsumerUnited States16.70.21.5%
GetingeHealthcareSweden3.40.12.5%
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals HealthcareIndia1.10.110.8%
GNComputing and ElectronicsDenmark1.20.17.8%
GoogleSoftware and InternetUnited States10.61.211.6%
Great Wall MotorAutoChina4.50.12.2%
GrifolsHealthcareSpain4.30.24.9%
Hangzhou Hikvision Digital TechnologyComputing and ElectronicsChina4.60.47.6%
Hankook TireAutoSouth Korea3.30.12.4%
Hankook TireAutoSouth Korea5.90.11.8%
Hanon SystemsAutoSouth Korea4.70.12.7%
Harmin InternationalComputing and ElectronicsUnited States3.20.39.3%
HarrisComputing and ElectronicsUnited States3.50.25.4%
HarrisComputing and ElectronicsUnited States5.90.35.7%
Hebei Iron & SteelIndustrialsChina20.60.41.8%
HeidelbergCementIndustrialsGermany16.00.10.8%
Hengtong Optic-electricComputing and ElectronicsChina2.80.13.8%
Hewlett-PackardComputing and ElectronicsUnited States91.73.63.9%
Hewlett-PackardComputing and ElectronicsUnited States127.23.32.6%
HexagonIndustrialsSweden3.30.410.6%
HexagonIndustrialsSweden1.80.14.1%
High Tech ComputerComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan3.20.12.8%
Hikma PharmaceuticalsHealthcareBritain2.00.16.5%
Hisamitsu PharmaceuticalHealthcareJapan0.90.19.0%
HologicHealthcareUnited States1.80.16.5%
HologicHealthcareUnited States2.80.28.4%
Hon Hai Precision IndustryComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan40.60.30.8%
Hon Hai Precision IndustryComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan117.51.41.2%
Hospira HealthcareUnited States4.10.36.4%
HoyaComputing and ElectronicsJapan3.00.14.2%
HTCComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan15.80.53.4%
Huayu Automotive SystemsAutoChina8.10.22.0%
Hutchinson TechComputing and ElectronicsUnited States0.70.17.3%
Hynix SemiconductorComputing and ElectronicsSouth Korea8.00.56.0%
HyosungIndustrialsSouth Korea10.20.11.2%
HyosungIndustrialsSouth Korea9.90.11.0%
Hyundai Heavy IndustriesIndustrialsSouth Korea17.10.10.6%
Hyundai Heavy IndustriesIndustrialsSouth Korea48.50.10.3%
Hyundai MobisAutoSouth Korea23.80.31.2%
Hyundai MotorAutoSouth Korea70.30.71.1%
IbidenComputing and ElectronicsJapan2.80.12.2%
IDEXX LaboratoriesHealthcareUnited States0.70.17.3%
IDEXX LaboratoriesHealthcareUnited States1.20.16.2%
IngenicoComputing and ElectronicsFrance2.40.28.2%
IngenicoComputing and ElectronicsFrance1.40.17.7%
InnoluxComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan5.90.22.9%
InnoluxComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan17.40.42.0%
Intuitive SurgicalHealthcareUnited States1.80.18.0%
InventecComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan7.90.11.3%
ItronComputing and ElectronicsUnited States2.40.26.7%
Jazz PharmaceuticalsHealthcareIreland1.50.210.9%
Jiangsu Hengrui MedicineHealthcareChina1.60.210.7%
Jiangsu Zhongtian TechnologyComputing and ElectronicsChina3.00.13.2%
Johnson MattheyChemicals and EnergyBritain19.20.21.1%
KDDITelecommunicationsJapan42.60.10.3%
KelloggConsumerUnited States10.90.21.7%
KeyenceComputing and ElectronicsJapan1.60.13.7%
KeyenceComputing and ElectronicsJapan3.70.12.7%
KionIndustrialsGermany5.90.22.7%
Kobe SteelIndustrialsJapan14.40.21.5%
KONEIndustrialsFinland9.30.11.6%
KRKAHealthcareSlovenia0.80.17.9%
Krka dd Novo mestoHealthcareSlovenia1.50.18.6%
KubotaIndustrialsJapan13.70.42.7%
LenovoComputing and ElectronicsChina29.60.51.5%
Leshi Internet Information & TechnologyComputing and ElectronicsChina3.20.38.5%
LG ElectronicsComputing and ElectronicsSouth Korea49.02.34.6%
LG InnotekComputing and ElectronicsSouth Korea4.10.25.0%
Life TechnologiesHealthcareUnited States3.80.410.0%
Lite-on TechnologyComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan6.80.11.7%
LogitechComputing and ElectronicsSwitzerland2.10.15.2%
LonzaChemicals and EnergySwitzerland4.10.13.7%
LS CableIndustrialsSouth Korea6.10.11.0%
LukoilChemicals and EnergyRussia54.10.20.4%
LupinHealthcareIndia2.70.413.2%
LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis VuittonConsumerFrance39.70.10.3%
LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis VuittonConsumerFrance32.90.10.3%
Lyondell ChemicalChemicals and EnergyUnited States22.20.10.4%
Mahindra & Mahindra AutoIndia11.70.32.3%
Mallinckrodt PharmaceuticalsHealthcareUnited States3.30.38.0%
McCormickConsumerUnited States2.70.13.1%
Mead Johnson NutritionHealthcareUnited States3.70.12.5%
MEDAHealthcareSweden0.70.110.0%
MediatekComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan1.70.210.5%
MedtronicHealthcareIreland29.72.27.4%
MindrayHealthcareChina0.90.19.3%
MylanHealthcareUnited States11.10.87.5%
Ncsoft Software and InternetSouth Korea0.40.118.0%
NeopostComputing and ElectronicsFrance1.20.14.6%
NetEaseSoftware and InternetChina5.50.48.0%
NewmontIndustrialsUnited States5.00.11.9%
NewmontIndustrialsUnited States10.40.43.6%
NHK SpringAutoJapan3.70.11.6%
NIDECComputing and ElectronicsJapan5.40.35.2%
Nippon SteelIndustrialsJapan33.70.31.0%
NOKAutoJapan3.90.12.0%
Nuance CommunicationsSoftware and InternetUnited States1.30.213.6%
ObayashiIndustrialsJapan16.80.10.6%
OmniVision TechnologiesComputing and ElectronicsUnited States0.50.112.8%
OMRONComputing and ElectronicsJapan6.40.47.0%
OMVChemicals and EnergyAustria23.60.21.0%
OpenTextSoftware and InternetCanada1.00.114.1%
OracleSoftware and InternetUnited States37.14.512.2%
OshkoshAutoUnited States7.60.11.9%
PACCARAutoUnited States16.50.20.9%
PaceComputing and ElectronicsBritain2.30.27.0%
Par PharmaceuticalHealthcareUnited States0.40.114.5%
PegatronComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan35.70.41.2%
PepsiCoConsumerUnited States66.50.50.8%
PerrigoHealthcareUnited States2.80.13.2%
PetrobrasChemicals and EnergyBrazil72.70.30.4%
Petro-CanadaChemicals and EnergyCanada16.70.31.8%
PetroChinaChemicals and EnergyChina86.00.50.6%
Philip Morris InternationalConsumerUnited States31.10.41.3%
PhonakHealthcareSwitzerland0.90.16.4%
PlantronicsComputing and ElectronicsUnited States0.80.19.0%
PlaytechSoftware and InternetIsle of Man0.70.115.6%
POSCOIndustrialsSouth Korea26.80.31.3%
Pou ChenConsumerTaiwan8.50.22.4%
Power Construction Corporation of ChinaIndustrialsChina34.40.92.6%
Powerchip SemiconductorComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan2.80.12.8%
PraxairChemicals and EnergyUnited States8.30.11.0%
QiagenHealthcareNetherlands1.20.111.2%
Ranbaxy LaboratoriesHealthcareIndia1.30.17.9%
Reckitt BenckiserConsumerBritain15.20.21.4%
Reckitt BenckiserConsumerBritain9.00.21.7%
RecordatiHealthcareItaly1.10.17.3%
Reliance IndustriesChemicals and EnergyIndia75.10.10.1%
Research in MotionComputing and ElectronicsCanada18.41.68.5%
ResMedHealthcareUnited States1.80.16.5%
RespironicsHealthcareUnited States1.00.15.6%
Reynolds AmericanConsumerUnited States8.50.10.7%
Reynolds AmericanConsumerUnited States12.50.10.8%
Richter GedeonHealthcareHungary1.00.16.9%
SageSoftware and InternetBritain1.70.29.9%
SAIC MotorAutoChina65.60.91.4%
Salesforce.comSoftware and InternetUnited States2.30.313.0%
Samsung Electro-MechanicsComputing and ElectronicsSouth Korea5.40.23.4%
Samsung Electro-MechanicsComputing and ElectronicsSouth Korea88.66.06.8%
Samsung Heavy IndustriesIndustrialsSouth Korea12.10.11.0%
SandiskComputing and ElectronicsUnited States3.30.39.4%
SandvikIndustrialsSweden9.80.22.2%
Santen PharmaceuticalHealthcareJapan1.80.211.4%
Sany Heavy IndustryIndustrialsChina7.80.22.7%
SchindlerIndustrialsSwitzerland9.50.11.5%
Sealed AirIndustrialsUnited States6.80.11.9%
SEBIndustrialsFrance5.50.11.6%
Shanghai ConstructionIndustrialsChina19.20.62.9%
Shanghai Fosun PharmaceuticalHealthcareChina2.10.14.9%
Siliconware Precision IndustriesComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan2.60.14.8%
Sino Biopharmaceutical HealthcareChina2.30.210.1%
Sinoma International Engineering IndustrialsChina3.90.11.8%
SK InnovationChemicals and EnergySouth Korea61.80.10.2%
Sky ConsumerBritain15.90.20.9%
Skyworks SolutionsComputing and ElectronicsUnited States3.30.39.5%
Smith & NephewHealthcareBritain2.80.14.3%
Smith & NephewHealthcareBritain4.30.23.9%
Smith International Chemicals and EnergyUnited States7.30.11.2%
SoftBankTelecommunicationsJapan79.80.60.7%
SS&C TechnologiesSoftware and InternetUnited States1.50.210.3%
St. Jude MedicalHealthcareUnited States3.30.413.1%
Stanley Black & DeckerIndustrialsUnited States11.40.21.8%
Stanley Black & DeckerIndustrialsUnited States6.40.12.2%
Stanley Black & DeckerIndustrialsUnited States10.40.11.4%
StatoilChemicals and EnergyNorway66.10.20.3%
StrykerHealthcareUnited States5.40.36.0%
StrykerHealthcareUnited States8.30.55.6%
SubaruAutoJapan29.81.03.4%
Sumitomo Heavy IndustriesIndustrialsJapan6.20.11.8%
Sun Pharmaceutical IndustriesHealthcareIndia4.90.36.8%
Suncor EnergyChemicals and EnergyCanada13.50.10.7%
Sunny Optical TechnologyIndustrialsCayman Islands2.10.14.8%
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget ConsumerSweden12.90.11.1%
SymantecSoftware and InternetUnited States5.20.916.7%
SynthesHealthcareSwitzerland2.40.15.3%
SysmexHealthcareJapan2.20.16.2%
SysmexHealthcareJapan0.90.18.8%
Taiwan SemiconductorComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan9.80.55.1%
Taiwan SemiconductorComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan29.32.27.5%
Tata MotorsAutoIndia7.00.22.5%
TDKComputing and ElectronicsJapan7.40.45.8%
Techtronic IndustriesIndustrialsHong Kong2.80.12.0%
Teck ComincoIndustrialsCanada5.80.11.4%
Telekom AustriaTelecommunicationsAustria5.90.10.9%
TencentSoftware and InternetChina21.91.77.8%
TennecoAutoUnited States4.70.11.9%
Terex IndustrialsUnited States7.60.10.7%
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries HealthcareIsrael8.40.55.9%
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries HealthcareIsrael18.31.16.0%
Thermo Fisher ScientificHealthcareUnited States18.30.84.1%
TotvsSoftware and InternetBrazil0.80.113.7%
TPV TechnologyComputing and ElectronicsHong Kong7.20.10.7%
Tyson FoodsConsumerUnited States36.90.10.3%
United Online Software and InternetUnited States0.50.110.1%
Valeant PharmaceuticalsHealthcareCanada9.70.44.4%
Varian Medical SystemsHealthcareUnited States1.60.16.3%
VoestalpineIndustrialsAustria8.10.10.9%
Walgreens Boots AllianceConsumerUnited States117.40.20.2%
Warner ChilcottHealthcareIreland2.70.14.0%
Watson PharmaceuticalsHealthcareUnited States4.60.36.4%
Weatherford InternationalChemicals and EnergyUnited States6.60.12.3%
WistronComputing and ElectronicsTaiwan22.40.41.7%
Xinjiang Ba Yi Iron & SteelIndustrialsChina4.30.11.6%
Xinjiang GoldWind Science & TechnologyIndustrialsChina3.80.12.8%
Yahoo!Software and InternetUnited States6.40.813.0%
ZimmerHealthcareUnited States3.50.25.4%
Zydus CadilaHealthcareIndia1.50.16.9%

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