March Madness continues this Saturday, April 4th, with the Kentucky Wildcats playing the Wisconsin Badgers, and the Michigan State Spartans playing the Duke Blue Devils.
We took the Final Four teams and created our own Final Four Business Bracket. We chose graduates from each school who are current CEOs, pulled their company stock performances for the last year, and calculated their revenue per employee (trailing 12 months).
Kentucky’s incredible real-life NCAA run mirrors the stock performance of Kroger (even beating Apple’s performance!) at an impressive 70.75%. And while Kimberly-Clark CEO Falk posts an impressive $458k revenue per employee, their stock performance is pretty meager compared to their competition at 1.54%. We’re giving this one to Kentucky and Kroger CEO McMullen.
Apple boasts an unbelievable revenue per employee stat (is every employee really bringing in an average of $2.3M in revenue??) and a very respectable stock performance. Michigan State alum and Home Depot CEO Craig Menear would have to do a lot “more saving, more doing” to get even close to beating Duke’s Cook.
No need even for a Championship game with these numbers; this one’s a blowout:
WINNER OF OWLER’S 2015 FINAL FOUR BRACKET: