What the Top 25 List of public companies tells us about our economy

Sales are growing at Tampa Bay’s largest public companies, but many of those companies struggled last year to turn that top-line revenue growth into profit.

The 25 companies on the 2015 List of largest public companies posted a combined $86.8 billion in revenue in 2014, up 4 percent from the $83.5 billion in revenue from the 25 companies on the 2014 List. Combined net income for the companies on the 2015 list was $2.34 billion, down 16.4 percent from combined net income of $2.8 billion for the… …read more