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Tampa Bay's 10 Largest Public Companies

1

TECH DATA CORP.

$26.5 billion in annual revenues,

up 8.6 percent

Business: One of the world's largest distributors of technology products

Address: 5350 Tech Data Drive, Clearwater 33760

CEO: Robert Dutkowsky

Employees: 8,500

Financials for the year ended Jan. 31, 2012

Net income: $206.4 million, down 4 percent

Net income per share: $4.66, up 7 percent

Return on equity: 10.5 percent

Ticker symbol: TECD, Nasdaq

Friday close: $47.77

Biggest challenge: "Continuing to navigate turbulence and uncertainty in the international markets, while identifying and taking advantage of targeted growth opportunities. We are also prepared to face challenges such as staying on the cutting edge of technology in an industry where new products are being constantly introduced, remaining ahead of our competition in a dynamic market and attracting top talent to the Tampa Bay area as the job market bounces back."

CEO total compensation: $4.3 million, down 8.6 percent from prior year. Includes salary of $986,769; bonus of $985,000; stock award of $2.3 million; and other compensation of $40,725.

2

JABIL CIRCUIT INC.

$16.5 billion in annual revenues,

up 23 percent

Business: An electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and product management services

Address: 10560 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg 33716

CEO: Timothy L. Main

Employees: 121,000

Financials for the year ended Aug. 31, 2011

Net income: $381.1 million, up 126 percent

Net income per share: $1.73, up 122 percent

Return on equity: 22.6 percent

Ticker symbol: JBL, NYSE

Friday close: $19.25

Biggest challenge: Picking the most profitable growth opportunities in a diverse marketplace of evolving technologies. Keeping factories running efficiently amid slowdowns in some global markets.

CEO total compensation: $10.3 million (total salary and compensation), up 5 percent from prior year. Includes base salary of $1.05 million; stock awards worth $7.3 million; and $2 million through a nonequity incentive plan.

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WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS

$6.1 billion in annual revenues,

up 13 percent

Business: Medicare and Medicaid managed-health plans

Address: 8725 Henderson Road, Renaissance One, Tampa 33634

CEO: Alec Cunningham

Employees: 3,990

Financials for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011

Net income: $264 million, up 394 percent from $53.4 million earned last year

Net income per share: $6.10, up 384 percent

Return on equity: 28.9 percent

Ticker symbol: WCG, NYSE

Friday close: $57.61

Biggest challenge: Working with budget-constrained government customers and serving people who are dually eligible for heavily regulated Medicaid and Medicare.

CEO total compensation: $4.2 million, up 27 percent. Includes salary of $800,000 and additional compensation of $3.4 million.

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TECO ENERGY INC.

$3.34 billion in annual revenues,

down 4 percent

Business: Electric utilities

Address: 702 N Franklin St., Tampa 33602

CEO: John B. Ramil

Employees: 2,300 (full-time)

Financials for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011

Net income: $272.6 million, up 14 percent

Net income per share: $1.27, up 13 percent

Return on equity: 12.19 percent, up 11 percent

Ticker symbol: TE, NYSE

Friday close: $17.35

Biggest challenge: TECO is a natural gas and electric utility that, among other things, relies on growth and strong economics in the communities it serves. While the company has seen an improvement in key indicators like the housing market, it still faces slower revenue growth and increased cost pressures, said John Ramil, president and chief executive officer. Ramil said the company's challenge is to meet the needs of its customers for reliable, cost-effective service and to maintain a commitment to the communities in which it operates.

CEO total compensation: $5.07 million. Includes base salary of $750,000; stock awards worth $2.4 million; a $549,900 bonus; and $1.4 million in pension and other compensation. Ramil was appointed president and chief executive officer on Aug. 4, 2010. His compensation was 73 percent higher than the prior year.

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RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL

$3.33 billion in net annual revenues,

up 14 percent

Business: Investments, banking

Address: 800 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg 33716

CEO: Paul C. Reilly

Employees: 11,441 global employees, including 5,413 financial advisers

Financials for the year ended Sept. 30, 2011

Net income: $278.4 million, up 22 percent

Net income per share: $2.19, up 20 percent

Return on equity: 8.4 percent

Ticker symbol: RJF, NYSE

Friday close: $33.98

Biggest challenge: Promoting the company as the premier brokerage alternative to Wall Street. Completing the integration of Memphis-based Morgan Keegan amid ongoing economic and regulatory challenges.

CEO total compensation: $3.7 million (total salary and compensation), up 21 percent from prior year. Includes base salary of $421,750; bonus of $2.7 million; stock awards of $419,999; and other compensation of $169,402.

6

HSN INC.

$3.177 billion in annual revenues, up 6 percent

Business: The first TV shopping network is now an full-fledged e-commerce company, getting 43 percent of its sales online.

Address: 1 HSN Drive, St. Petersburg 33729

CEO: Mindy Grossman

Employees: 5,100

Financials for the year ended Dec. 30, 2011

Net income: $128.99 million, up 25 percent

Net income per share: $2.03, up 23 percent

Return on equity: 23.84 percent

Ticker symbol: HSNI, Nasdaq

Friday close: $39.24

Biggest challenge: Providing enough entertainment value and new products to lure a growing audience that buys more.

CEO total compensation: $6.179 million, about half the $12.151 million of the prior year, which included $5.62 million in stock awards from the company going public in 2010. That includes salary of $1.2 million; stock awards of $3 million; nonstock incentives of $1.8 million; and other compensation of $179,242, which includes allowances of about $84,000 for housing, $18,000 for auto and $50,000 for relocation.

7

COTT CORP.

$2.33 billion in annual revenues, up 30 percent

Business: Beverages – soft drinks

Address: 5519 W Idlewild Ave., Tampa 33634

CEO: Jerry Fowden

Employees: 3,945 (full-time)

Financials for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011

Net income: $37.6 million, down 31 percent

Net income per share: $0.40, down 38 percent

Return on equity: 7.11 percent, down 37 percent

Ticker symbol: COT, NYSE

Friday close: $7.55

Biggest challenge: The markets for soft drink beverage products is extremely competitive. In comparison to the major national brand beverage manufacturers, Cott is a relatively small participant in the industry. Cott faces competition from national brand beverage manufacturers in all of its markets, both from other retailer brand beverage manufacturers and from other contract beverage manufacturers.

CEO total compensation: $2.15 million. Includes base salary of $711,719; stock awards worth $880,875; and $555,075 in pension and other compensation. His compensation was 63 percent lower than the prior year.

8

LINCARE HOLDINGS

$1.8 billion in annual revenues,

up 12 percent

Business: With about 800,000 customers dependent on its oxygen and other home respiration therapies across 48 states, Lincare controls about a quarter of a $6 billion industry.

Address: 19387 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater 33764

CEO: John P. Byrnes, chairman and CEO

Employees: 10,841 at more than 1,000 locations

Financials for the year ended Dec. 30, 2011

Net income: $177 million, down 2 percent

Net income per share: $1.93, up 3 percent

Return on equity: 19 percent

Ticker symbol: LNCR, Nasdaq

Friday close: $22.87

Biggest challenge: Lincare has been coping with reduced reimbursements for medical services from Medicare and state Medicaid programs, which make up 61 percent of the company's revenue.

CEO total compensation: $968,770, down 51 percent from the prior year. Includes salary of $934,846 and $33,924 in other compensation.

9

SYKES ENTERPRISES INC.

$1.2 billion in annual revenues,

up $47.4 million from 2010

Business: A global provider of call center or customer contact management outsourcing services to Fortune 1000 companies in the communications (notably AT&T), financial services, health care, technology and transportation and leisure industries

Address: 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa 33602

CEO: Charles "Chuck" Sykes

Employees: 41,000

Financials for the year ended December 2011

Net income: $48.3 million, compared with a loss of $10.3 million in 2010

Net income per share: $1.06, compared with a loss of 22 cents per share in 2010

Return on equity: 8.41 percent

Ticker symbol: SYKE, Nasdaq

Friday close: $15.27

Biggest challenge: One of the toughest balancing acts the company faces in leveraging its global delivery model is maintaining its value proposition of a global footprint and balancing that with its focus on maintaining profitable growth.

CEO total compensation: $3 million, up 30 percent from prior year. Includes $609,058 salary; $625,000 option awards; and $1.2 million stock award.

10

KFORCE INC.

$1.1 billion in net annual revenues,

up 12 percent

Business: Temporary staffing

Address: 1001 E Palm Ave., Tampa 33605

CEO: David Dunkel

Employees: 2,200, plus 10,600 temporary staffers working at client locations

Financials for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011

Net income: $27.2 million, up 32 percent

Net income per share: $0.70, up 37 percent

Return on equity: 2.63 percent

Ticker symbol: KFRC, Nasdaq

Friday close: $13.82

Biggest challenge: Filling client demand with good temporary staffers. "Kforce continues to operate in an environment where there is strong demand for highly skilled professionals, particularly in technology," Kforce says. "Thus, our challenge remains to utilize every tool available to meet the needs of our clients in a timely manner."

CEO total compensation: $11.7 million (total salary and compensation), up 43 percent from prior year. Includes base salary of $750,000; $9.1 million in stock awards; plus $1.9 million in pension-related payouts.

Times staff writers Jeff Harrington, Robert Trigaux, Ivan Penn, Elizabeth Behrman, Mark Albright and Mark Puente contributed to this report.

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