#9 Best Buy
Best Buy has been named to this ranking for the third consecutive year thanks to its above average score in nearly every category examined. The only metric that the retailer scored below the curve was revenue, turning in a 4% decrease year-over-year. The electronics market has softened over the past few years, and Best Buy has been focused on supplementing lost sales in mobile phones and tablets with sales increases in appliances and service contracts. The retailer has seen its greatest growth in its digital channels, with e-commerce revenue increasing to 15.6% of total domestic revenue.
#10 Ulta Beauty
Ulta is increasing its store footprint at impressive speeds, opening 100 new stores in 2015, raising its total store count to 874 and growing. As can be expected, as new stores came onboard sales grew, increasing by over 20% year-over-year, but that is not the whole story. More impressively is the retailer’s 12.8% total company comp in Q3 2015, the highest since the company went public in 2007, prompting a 12.8% rise in share prices overnight in early December. The late-year jump in stock value contributed to a 37.3% overall increase year-over-year, the second highest increase among those examined in this ranking.
#9 Best Buy