Top 10 Companies Expected to Succeed in 2013
For many companies, 2012 was a rough year. But there is still plenty to be positive about as 2013 rolls around. The auto industry has shown great resolve as Ford and GM continue to post profits and maintain positive outlooks for the future. There are a lot of companies that are hoping for a comeback in 2013, but there are a few that feel as though a comeback is all but assured in the coming years.
10. Research in Motion
Research in Motion, commonly referred to as RIM, was one of the leaders in the smartphone arena when it was able to convert its BlackBerry personal digital assistant to a smartphone. But it did not take long for new trendy competing devices to leave the BlackBerry line in the dust. In 2013, RIM is expecting a big return for the BlackBerry as it gets ready to launch the BlackBerry 10 Operating System in January.
The BlackBerry line is primed to become a leader in mobile device management software, and the release of this new operating system is creating a lot of interest among industry insiders. The popularity of this new operating system is going to push BlackBerry back to the forefront of the smartphone market.
Business and personal communication have become these incredible entities moving at an instantaneous pace and a large portion of that technology is a direct result of Cisco. Cisco specializes in the international phone, data, video and voice infrastructure and has been a top-contributor that field for several years now. Being a major producer of hardware, including routers and security systems, has allowed Cisco to diversify and tackle multiple fields of industry. With ever-increasing needs for communication technology, Cisco stands to continue being one of most profitable in the world.
8. General Electric
General Electric has solidified its place as one of the world’s largest providers of modern energy after years of dedicated pursuits for better energy. GE has stood at the forefront of the clean-energy movement, implementing wind turbines, hydro-electric power, solar energy and nuclear energy in an effort to provide the world with sustainable energy and rid the world of its dependence on fossil fuels. Boening contracts exclusively with GE to manufacture engines that power much of their commercial airplanes, which is another key element to General Electric’s impending success in 2013.
Intel remains the largest producer of computer chips in the world – giving power to much of the world’s computers, devices and servers. They continue to be one of the driving forces behind computer technology and innovation, as their processing units make it possible for the majority of the world to enjoy blazing fast computing speed. Intel’s continuous develops in multi-core processing units will prove to be one of their most important assets as mobile computing and devices require greater computing demands in 2013.
With over 1 billion registered users, Facebook is the most accessed social networking site on the web and possible the most used website on the web. After acquiring Instagram for $715 million in 2012, Facebook strengthened its already formidable presence in the social networking world. Facebook has a simple revenue stream that flows heavily from advertisements, such as banners, and has become a multi-billion dollar a year company. Over half of Facebook’s users utilize the available mobile apps, and with mobile technology becoming the beacon of trending technology, Facebook looks to standout in the next 11 months.
Exxon is one of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations in the world. In 2011, Exxon recorded an income of almost 500 billion dollars, which also makes it one of the most profitable corporations in the world. The need for crude oil only increases as each year passes and supplying it becomes an increasingly profitable business. With recently-released plans to put the Hebron oil field into production, Exxon stands to produce 700 million barrels of oil from that single field. The development and usage of clean energy is increasing through time; however, Exxon stands to make enormous profits while dependency on crude oil still remains.
This is a bit of an unusual case because it involves the comeback of a brand as opposed to a company. By the end of 2012, the Hostess Company that made such treats as Twinkies and HoHos was bankrupt and out of business. When the news was first announced, there was a huge push by consumers to save the Twinkie brand.
The first group to step up was a Mexican baking giant called Bimbo. That deal fell through, but then the members of the Baker, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Workers Union stepped up to try and negotiate a deal. The management of Hostess rejected the deal, but it is not dead. Since the Bimbo deal fell through, a long line of potential buyers for the Twinkies name has emerged to ensure that the snack sees the light of day in 2013.
It seems that as soon as Myspace went public, it was pushed to the side by the Facebook phenomenon. Myspace still boasts approximately 29 million visitors per month, which is more than every other social media website except Facebook. Myspace is preparing a new branding campaign for 2013, which it hopes will give Facebook a run for its money.
There aren’t many companies that have garnered as much world recognition as Google has accomplished in a relatively short time. Google represents the innovative spirit of American business. Now the largest search engine company in the world, Google has made the world’s knowledge easily accessible and understandable for people on each corner of the planet. Not only has Google set its position as the top search engine in the world but they continue to provide the Android operating system for phones, tablets and numerous.
Most people forget that Nintendo is a Japanese company that has been around since 1889. It has always tried to stay ahead of the technology curve, but lately Nintendo has fallen on hard times. The Wii revolutionized gaming when it was first released, but Nintendo has watched competitors such as Microsoft and Sony take the video gaming ball and run with it. In 2013, Nintendo plans to release the Wii U product, which is projected to revolutionize video gaming in the same way that the original Wii did and put Nintendo back into profitability.
Big companies have ups and downs because that is the nature of business. In 2013, consumers will start to see some of the names they recognize make big comebacks and gain success once again.