Methodology for the 2017 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Energy Leaders

Methodology for the 2017 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Energy Leaders

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A new ranking methodology

It takes more than financial strength to be a global leader in the energy industry. We analyze 20+ factors across 8 dimensions of company strength to find the real leaders.

Our proprietary methodology goes beyond financials to capture a holistic view of what it takes to thrive.

This scientifically objective approach uses probabilistic programming techniques, drawing on both proven valuation strategy and unique data assets in a way that only Thomson Reuters can deliver.

Management & investor confidence

How much confidence do investors have in the company’s management and risk profile?

  • Combined alpha model sector rank
  • Credit combined sector rank
  • Management score
  • Shareholders score

Sources:
Thomson Reuters StarMine
I/B/E/S Estimates
Thomson Reuters ESG Index

Legal compliance

How responsible is the company?

  • Number of litigations / defendant cases in 4 categories of litigation: environmental, employment, contracts / breach, torts / negligence
  • Product responsibility score

Sources:
Thomson Reuters Monitor Suite
Thomson Reuters ESG Index

Financial performance

How well does the company perform financially?

  • Net assets
  • Free cash flow per employee
  • Leverage
  • Operating income margin
  • Revenue growth (3 year)
  • Return on invested capital

Sources:
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters Fundamentals

Innovation

How innovative is the company?

  • Average patent grants per year
  • Patent grants per application ratio
  • Research & development spend
  • Innovation score

Sources:
Thomson Reuters Monitor Suite
Thomson Reuters ESG Index

Risk & resilience

How prepared is the company to withstand shocks and disruptions?

  • Geopolitical risk
  • Number of suppliers
  • Number of customers
  • Supply chain risk

Sources:
World-Check
Starmine
Thomson Reuters value chain analysis

People & social responsibility

How well does the company treat its employees and community?

  • Community score
  • Corporate social responsibility strategy score
  • Human rights score
  • Workforce score

Source:
Thomson Reuters ESG Index

Reputation

How well is the company perceived by the public and other stakeholders?

  • Overall news sentiment
  • Controversies score

Sources:
Thomson Reuters News Analytics
Thomson Reuters ESG Index

Environmental impact

What is the company’s ability to reduce environmental impact?

  • Emissions score
  • Resource use score

Source:
Thomson Reuters ESG Index