Lists and Rankings: Silicon Valley 150 (Largest Public Companies Based in SV)
Roaring back from the Great Recession, the 150 biggest public companies in Silicon Valley had their most profitable year in history in 2010, as their combined stock value climbed to the highest level since the Internet boom of 2000.
Revenue and profits soared as consumers flocked to buy new handheld gadgets, while corporations and public agencies resumed buying hardware and software to handle a rising tide of digital data — from tweets and videos to all manner of online transactions and Internet search results.
Those trends drove tech sales and profits higher than they were before the downturn of 2008 and 2009. For companies on the Mercury News’ SV150 list, combined sales for the past four quarters rose 20.3 percent from a year earlier. Combined profit skyrocketed 78.6 percent. The list comprises the 150 biggest public companies, measured by revenue, that are based in Silicon Valley.
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