RALEIGH, N.C. - —
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to the Bloomberg BusinessWeek 50. In its fourteenth year, this list recognizes the 50 companies in the Standard and Poor's 500 stock index with the best total returns for shareholders over the last five years as of March 31, 2010. Red Hat ranked 22nd on this list of top-performing companies.
Selected by Standard and Poor's for inclusion in the S&P 500 in July 2009, Red Hat has delivered consistently strong results. The company's success and strong execution demonstrate that open source continues to be a key strategy for enterprises looking to implement strategic IT architectures.
"Red Hat has thrived throughout the global recession, posting double-digit growth in revenue, profitability and employment for the past twenty four months," said Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO. "The opportunity for Red Hat continues to look promising as enterprises integrate technologies, including virtualization and cloud computing, to improve performance and functionality while holding down costs."
To create the ranking, Bloomberg BusinessWeek calculated what an investment of $10,000 made on March 31, 2005 would be worth five years later. Using Bloomberg data, five-year total returns (with dividends reinvested in the security) were calculated and multiplied by the initial investment. Red Hat's five-year return was calculated at 168.3 percent. Of the 50 companies on the list, only 16 percent were technology companies.
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About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
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