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Amazon, Walmart Among ‘Healthiest' Retailers: Report

6/14/2010 03:36:28 PM Eastern

New York - Amazon.com is the
world's "healthiest" publicly traded retailer, followed by Walmart at No. 5 and
Best Buy at No. 23, according to a new financial ranking by Consensus Advisors.

The investment bank's list of the
160 healthiest public retailers is based on such criteria as asset utilization,
balance-sheet strength, sound growth and pricing power as tracked over a
five-year period.

Consensus Advisors believes its retail
performance metric can serve as a key benchmarking tool to complement
same-store sales.

CEO Michael O' Hara attributed Amazon's top-rated performance to the increasing
availability of broadband Internet and mobile technology, which the e-tailer
successfully exploited to build "a fast-growing and highly efficient retailing
super-power."

Other CE industry leaders include Systemax (No. 45), hhgregg (No. 66), PC
Connection (No. 78), PC Mall (No. 92), Conn's (No. 102), RadioShack (No. 104)
and Brookstone (No. 150).

Rounding out the Top 5 are Aeropostale (No. 2), Urban Outfitters No. 3)
and CVS (No. 4).

  Consensus Advisors
will reveal its complete 2009-2010
Retailer Health Ratings June 15 during a webcast at 1:00 p.m. EDT. To register,
visit www.consensusadvisors.com.

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