1. Financial Factor Heavyweight: Samsung
Category: Flat Panel Displays
Financial Factors Rating: 80.0
Coming in with an 80 in Financial Factors, Samsung won three out of four criteria — losing Product Margins to ViewSonic. Samsung earned the top spot largely due to its performance in Business Expected Sales, where its score was almost eight points greater than last place LG Electronics. Last year, Samsung took second place in the subcategory, losing to HP, which was not included in this year's survey.