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Equilar 500

The Equilar 500 is an index composed of the largest companies by revenue trading on one of the major U.S. stock exchanges—NYSE, Nasdaq or NYSE American (formerly AMEX)—adjusted to approximate the industry sector mix of similar large-cap indices. Limiting the cutoff to any company that filed a proxy statement (DEF 14A) or disclosed compensation information in an amended 10-K filing (10-K/A) between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018, Equilar then ranked the companies by reported revenue related to the fiscal year of the appropriate proxy filing and filtered by the stock exchange they traded on as of April 30, 2018. After examining other large-cap indices and analyzing the industry distribution, we adjusted the top 500 companies by removing companies in industries that were overly weighted and adding companies in industries that were underrepresented.

The Equilar 500 includes companies the following industries:

Sector Count Percentage
Services
103 20.6%
Financial
88 17.6%
Consumer Goods
67 13.4%
Technology
65 13.0%
Healthcare
52 10.4%
Basic Materials
51 10.2%
Industrial Goods
45 9.0%
Utilities
27 5.4%
Conglomerates
2 0.4%

The Equilar 100 is a subset of the Equilar 500, consisting of the top 100 companies, by revenue, within the Equilar 500.

The Equilar 100 comprises companies in the following industries:

Sector Count Percentage
Services
24 24%
Financial
15 15%
Healthcare
14 14%
Technology
14 14%
Consumer Goods
12 12%
Basic Materials
11 11%
Industrial Goods
9 9%
Utilities
1 1%
Conglomerates
0 0%

For more information about the composition of the Equilar 500 by company, please contact info@equilar.com.

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