1.   UnitedHealth Group

A diversified health company, UnitedHealth offers products and services through two platforms. UnitedHealthcare provides health care coverage and benefits services, and Optum provides information- and technology-enabled health services.

Revenue $157,107,000,000 º 20.4%

Profit $5,813,000,000 º 3.5%

Assets $111,383,000,000 º 28.9%

Mkt. Cap $125,124,000,000 º 18.0%

Return on

Equity 17.2 Assets 5.2 Revenue 3.7

2.   Target

Second-largest U.S. discount retailer providing everything from apparel to home goods and groceries, it has 1,793 stores in the United States. Target Corp., then known as Dayton Hudson Corp., ranked first in revenue on our first Star Tribune 100 list.

Revenue $73,785,000,000 º 1.6%

Profit $2,970,000,000 º 10.0%

Assets $40,262,000,000 ‚ 2.2%

Mkt. Cap $47,380,000,000 ‚ 6.0%

Return on

Equity 22.9 Assets 7.4 Revenue 4.0

3.   Best Buy

A multinational retailer of electronics goods, technology products and services and more, Best Buy has more than 1,400 stores and locations, including stores in Canada and Mexico. On our first list, in 1992, Best Buy was ranked 22nd with $929.7 million in revenue.

Revenue $39,528,000,000 ‚ 2%

Profit $807,000,000 ‚ 35.2%

Assets $13,519,000,000 ‚ 11.4%

Mkt. Cap $10,373,000,000 ‚ 15.0%

Return on

Equity 18.4 Assets 6.0 Revenue 2.0

4.   3M

With a huge R&D component, 3M is a global diversified technology company that is known for Post-it notes and Scotch tape, adhesive products for industries from dental to automotive, packaging products, computer accessories and more.

Revenue $30,274,000,000 ‚ 4.9%

Profit $4,833,000,000 ‚ 2.5%

Assets $32,718,000,000 º 4.8%

Mkt Cap $101,518,000,000 º 2.3%

Return on

Equity 41.3 Assets 14.8 Revenue 16.0