BDI CODE 2014 - Israel's Leading Companies, Law Firms, Accounting Firms, Best Companies To Work For - page 6

Methodology of the Ranking
BdiCode 2014
Methodology of the Ranking
The BdiCode ranking is based on an innovative and unique methodology
developed by BDICoface, using varied and broad definitions for the
concept of "business leadership".
We at BdiCoface have been analyzing the Israeli market and companies for
years and have been searching for the "business/genetic code" for leading
firms. Is business leadership defined by the size and scope of operations?
By stability and profitability? By growth rates or charismatic managers? By
breakthroughs into new fields and markets? Or perhaps by outperforming
competitors, aproperwork environment andby contributions to the community?
Indeed, the code for business leadership is multidimensional, comprised of
several parameters, both qualitative and quantitative. BdiCode reflects a
wide-ranging view of the companies in Israel and examines conditions that
create a successful and leading company.
Criteria for Ranking
Quantitative Parameters
Our scope of operations, including added value indices, reflects the contribution
of the company to its turnover.
• Profitability Index – Being big is not enough. The question we are asking is;
what is the return that the company generates for its actual scope of activity
and what is its profitability?
• Growth rates over time, innovative new products, new technologies, new
activities and new markets.
• Risk ranking and payment morality; the lower the risk and the greater the
tendency to pay on time, the better the grade.
• The scope of contribution to the community and activities that attest to social
involvement on the behalf of the company and / or its employees
Qualitative Parameters
• Howwell is the company managed? Howwell is the company and its managers
are regarded by other managers?
• What work environment is created by the company and howmuch do people
want to work there?
Integration of quantitative and qualitative parameters provides the key to
company leadership and success.
Ranking Tables
The "CODE": The central ranking that includes all fields of industry, commerce,
services, construction, etc. The higher a company is ranked in the "CODE", the
higher it will be ranked in its own sector and industry (with the exception of
specific rankings, explained in detail).
Holding Companies:
Ranked by equity.
Commercial Banks:
Ranked using all "CODE" parameters. For revenues, total
net income from interest, in addition to non- interest income, was used.
Credit Cards and Financial Leasing:
Ranked using all "CODE" parameters.
Insurance Companies:
Ranked using all "CODE" parameters. For revenues,
only gross income from gross insurance premiums, including fees, was used.
Industrial, Commercial and Services industries and sectors:
appear according to their ranking in the "CODE".
Notes on Special Sectors:
for Motor Vehicle businesses, revenues, less import
and purchase taxes, were used; for Fuel and Gas, revenue from petrol-related
business less, excise tax, was used. For operational leasing and vehicle rental
sectors, revenues from the sale of vehicles were included; for Tourism, the
commission turnover of travel agencies was used.
"Best Companies to Work for" ranking:
A weighing of the most important
parameters used by Israeli workers (using a representative sample group of
over 2,000) in choosing a place of employment. They were asked both about
their own workplace and their preferred workplace (a country wide survey of
employees and intra-organizational surveys of tens of thousands of workers).
The data was added to weighted data from a survey of HR managers, data on the
levels of human capital investment and data from internal surveys conducted in
collaboration with the companies (further details can be found in the preliminary
ranking article).
Construction and Development and Income Generating Assets:
using all "CODE" parameters. Development & Income Generating Company
revenues do not include changes in the fair value of assets, income from interest
and other forms of income.
Senior Citizens Sheltered Housing:
The ranking methodology is based on the
number of dwellings and an analysis of the services provided.
Law Firms:
Weighing of "CODE" ranking of the firms’ clients, the number of
lawyers and partners and a survey conducted amongst the lawyers.
Accounting Firms:
Weighing of "CODE" ranking of the firms’ clients, the
number of accountants and partners.
Notes regarding lawyers and accountants:
Clients include those receiving
ongoing services and a variety of specific advisory services. Consideration was
also given to unranked clients such as international and foreign companies. The
higher the ranking of the client, the higher the ranking of the associated firm.
Patent Attorneys Firms:
Weighing of the "CODE" ranking of the firms’ clients,
the number of authorized patent attorneys and the number of patents filed and
accepted by the firm. The higher the ranking of the client, the higher the ranking
of the associated patent attorney firm (unranked clients, such as international
clients and foreign companies, were also considered).
The "CODE" ranking is based on weighing financial
and efficiency indices of municipalities and councils. The Efficiency Index is based
on a number of indices that describe their municipal functions.
Capital Markets:
"Investment Houses" were ranked according to 3 rankings;
2 rankings were based on the total value of managed assets, but one included
provident funds while the second excluded provident funds. A third ranking was
performed according to the value of mutual funds.
Revenue and turnover figures presented in the book are based on companies’
data; In the event that data was unavailable, the figures were estimated in NIS
by BDICoface and noted as such. Shekel figures were converted into U.S. dollars
according to the average exchange rate for 2013 – $1 = NIS 3.61. Asset data
was converted according to $1 = NIS 3.471. Notes specific to particular entries
appear at the bottom of each page. Notes indicating their public listing, company
/ group figures and estimates appear at the bottom of each page as a symbol.
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