Finalists announced for the Kentucky Public Company of the Year award
iBook developed by Mozaic IR and Score Publishing details background on winners
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 13, 2015) – The top performing public companies headquartered in Kentucky selected as finalists for the inaugural Kentucky Public Company of the Year Award (#BestKYCompanies) are featured in an iBook to be released by INVESTKentucky and Mozaic Investor Relations.
The InvestKY Digital Program Guide was developed for the INVESTKentucky Equity Conference, an event held at Churchill Downs bringing together Kentucky public company executives and the investment community.
The iBook contains information about the Company of the Year finalists and INVESTKentucky participating companies. It can be downloaded free from the Apple iBooks Store from any iPad or Mac. No code is needed. Click the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/investky-2015/id989917042?ls=1&mt=11
The finalists, presented below in alphabetical order, are:
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. Headquarters: Louisville. 2014 revenues: $48.50 billion. 2014 net income: $1.15 billion. Kentucky employment: 13,400 (24% of total employment).
Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA). Papa John’s is the world’s third largest pizza delivery company. For 13 of the past 15 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Headquarters: Louisville. 2014 revenues: $1.60 billion. 2014 net income: $73.3 million. Kentucky employment: 1,556 (13% of total).
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX). As the world’s largest bedding provider, Tempur Sealy develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The Company’s brand portfolio includes many of the most highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®, OptimumTM and Stearns & Foster®. Headquarters: Lexington. 2014 revenues: $2.99 billion. 2014 net income: $108.9 million. Kentucky employment: 411 (6% of total).
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH). Texas Roadhouse is a full service, casual dining restaurant chain, offering an assortment of specially seasoned and aged steaks and a selection of ribs, fish, seafood, chicken, pork, vegetable plates and other items. The Company operates over 450 restaurants in 49 states and 4 foreign countries. Headquarters: Louisville. 2014 revenues: $1.58 billion. 2014 net income: $87.0 million. Kentucky employment: 1,870 (5% of total).
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to highlight these companies, which contribute so widely to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and touch consumers both domestically and internationally,” said Terry McWilliams, chairman of INVESTKentucky and president of Mozaic Investor Relations.
The selections were determined by a special team from the CFA Society of Louisville, a professional group that represents analysts and fund managers, and the Louisville chapter of Financial Executives International, comprised of senior financial executives at public and private companies. To choose five finalists, the group developed and applied a set of weighted quantitative metrics to all Kentucky public companies, said INVESTKentucky steering committee member Lou Lemos, who is portfolio manager at First Kentucky Trust and a former CFA Society of Louisville president. The committee evaluated company performance covering a two-year period and applied metrics that included both accounting and market performance measures. Additionally, each finalist was asked to submit information about strategy, philanthropy and employment, in the event of a tie.
Contact: Terry McWilliams, firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.410.2113