List of companies that had a 'record breaking year' in 2008
By Bobbi Miller-Moro
Read this if you want to feel better about the economy, or the recession as a whole for that manner. As I was buying into the recession news on all the major news outlets, my husband reminds me, “there are more companies out there having record breaking years in 2008 and now then ever before.” What?
That got me to thinking, let me go see what he is talking about as I started to research ground breaking revenue in 2008. As I compiled a little list for my own amusement, and started to read press release after press release, I began to sit a little taller. What is going on? It’s like a major cleaning house. The big, solid, innovative and in demand companies are thriving in this environment.
And don’t forget the smaller one’s, the little spa’s and massage parlors are getting a big boom as well. Then there are the rest of the companies going belly up. Many big corporations are now history for many reasons.
But, let’s focus on the one’s that are reaching for the sky and blowing us all away.
Big Record Breaking Profits for 2008-2009
Exxon had a record breaking year. The oil giant reports a $45 billion profit in 2008, the largest annual profit in U.S. history.
Amazon reports record Holiday Sales with 72.9 Items ordered per second 2008
Apple iPod had a record breaking year 2008
Cast Iron Systems had a record breaking year 2008
The People that develop, manufacture and market advanced video surveillance products had a record breaking year 2008
Alaska mines had a record breaking year 2008
More exploration wells were drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf than ever before. 2008
Vertica(R) Analytic Database had a record breaking year 2008
Zaggs, he market leader of protective coverings and accessories for consumer electronics
In the face of a challenging worldwide marketplace, N-able Technologies® had another record-breaking year of growth for its partners. 2008 DIGITAL ALLY ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING YEAR. 2008 AND COMPANY ANTICIPATES OVER $50.0 MILLION IN 2009 REVENUESCTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multi-media company had a record breaking year. 2008 BNSF Railway also had a record year €” 274.7 million tons in 2008
Primary Financial, a CUSO owned by 27 corporate credit unions, including U.S. Central, had a record-breaking year in 2008 is an understatement.
CIHE & HVAC 2009 organizers announce record breaking registrations. 2008: A Record-Breaking Year Of Sports Viewing
-The most-watched global event ever (2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: 4.7 billion viewers)
-The most-watched Super Bowl ever (Giants-Patriots, Super Bowl XLII: 97.5 million viewers)
-The most-watched cable broadcast of all time (Cowboys-Eagles, Monday Night Football: 18.6 million viewers)
-The most-watched cable golf event of all time (Tiger vs. Rocco, U.S. Open Playoff: 4.8 million viewers)
-The most-watched cable baseball game ever (Red Sox-Rays, ALCS Game 7: 13.4 million viewers)
-The most-watched NBA Finals in five years (Celtics-Lakers, NBA Championship Series average: 14.9 million viewers)
-The most-watched NHL regular season game in nine years; most-watched finals in five years (Winter Classic: 2.5 million viewers; Stanley Cup, Penguins–Red Wings average: 4.5 million viewers)
-The most-watched Wimbledon final in eight years (Federer-Nadal: 5.2 million viewers)Oasis have revealed that their UK and Irish stadium tour has broken box office records
Edinburgh International Festival celebrates record-breaking year. 2008
The Knot comapny Announces Record-Breaking New Membership Year. 2008
A United Business Media Company ... Wartsila-A Record Breaking Year. 2008
Learn.com announces record breaking 2008 fiscal year for revenue and profitability.
Sequoia Solar Record Breaking Month for San Diego Solar Company. 2008
Ship Finance International Ltd had a record breaking deal for the maritime industry. 2008
SingleDivers.com Has Record Breaking Year Despite Poor Economy. 2008
RMT Achieves Another Record-Breaking Year, MADISON, Wis-the leader
in wind energy development, engineering, and construction. 2008
Recored breaking 2008, for the team at Prestige Nursing,
one of the UK’s leading healthcare businesses.
Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. announced record-setting fourth quarter and year-end performance numbers. Company surpasses $300 Million in net revenues and records Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $1.12. 2008
Providence pulled off what would be the biggest leveraged buyout in history,
a record-breaking $51 billion. 2008
The 2008 Sheffield Half Marathon, The race in April attracted a record 5,500 runners,
a massive £75,000 was raised for the chosen charities. 2008
today announced that the DGA's one-year fundraising total crushes its previous record. 2008
Nintendo-December sales were up 9% from last year,
which gave the game industry a record-breaking $5 in sales for 2008.
Record breaking quarter for Hubwoo ... Largest ever quarter for new business signed. 2008
Mineral Resources Review 2008 Highlights Record Breaking Year.
Catapult Venture Managers continues its record breaking year. 2008
"Wicked" is breaking its own record ($1,418,363 over last year's holiday week in Chicago). And further granted, this is an astonishingly popular Broadway musical. 2008
BP Amoco Posts Record-Breaking Performance a Year After Merger. 2008
due to the increasing tendency towards online download sales. 2008
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville is reporting a
30 percent increase in attendance in 2008, with nearly 190,000 visitors.
Universal Pictures achieves record-breaking year, recorded its largest year ever in 2008.
MANSFIELD-BASED firm, Baggaley Construction, are celebrating
the end of a record year of business, after securing a new £11.5m contract. 2008
AIDS/LifeCycle 7 set a new record for participation and money raised, attracting cyclists from 12 countries and 42 states, including a contingent of people living with HIV known as the Positive Peddlers. 2008
Wizzard Media (NYSE Alternext: WZE), the industry's largest podcasting network announced today that the Wizzard Media Network recorded an unprecedented 1.2 billion podcast download requests in 2008.
NYC tourists spend record-breaking $30b. 2008
Intel posts record-breaking Q2 earnings, Total Q2 revenue for 2008 was $9.5 billion.
Procter & Gamble's United Way campaign breaks record. 2008
Russian box office celebrates record-breaking year. 2008
WWE Wrestling Tickets
Premium WWE Wresting Tickets Cheap Tickets to Sold Out Shows
World Wrestling Entertainment(R), Inc. (NYSE: WWE) announced today that it expects world-wide Pay-Per-View gross revenues. 2008 World Wrestling Entertainment Expects Record-Breaking WrestleMania XX Pay-Per-View WrestleMania XX to be between $40 million and $45 million, making it the highest grossing Pay-Per-View event in WWE(R) history. 2008
Box office resists recession Ticket sales for year hit $9.63 billion. 2008
This is not the complete list, I actually got tired of compiling this list as it kept going on, and on and on. World wide too, it was inspiring to say the least. Here is what two happy record-breakers had to say.
“We get asked a lot why there are so many layoffs and studio
closings occurring in the industry when it has just realized
another record-breaking year. This is not a case of the rising
tide lifting all boats. The increases are not being enjoyed
equally by all manufacturers and publishers.” - NPD analyst Anita Frazier
“The economy may not be in great shape but we continue to invest
in well run businesses and our doors are well and truly open for business.
Catapult enjoyed its most buoyant
third quarter ever completing eleven transactions during this period.
-Rob Carroll, Managing Director of Catapult
I am sure 2009 will be the most history breaking, mind blowing, unpredictable, innovative year yet.