What determines Oklahoma Inc. rankings

What determines Oklahoma Inc. rankings

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

This year's Oklahoma Inc. rankings reflect the changing economy, particularly a rebound in the state's energy industry prompted by higher prices. This is the 21st year The Oklahoman has worked with S&P Capital IQ to...

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Business Updated: Thu, Oct 25, 2018

COMPANY PROFILES

  Enable Midstream Partners CEO Rod Sailor  [Photo by Doug Hoke, The...

Oklahoma Inc.: Prime location is key to Enable Midstream growth

News Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The key for a successful pipeline company is to have the right assets in the right place when production companies start drilling for oil and natural gas. Buying into new production areas can be challenging and risky....

 A compressor station in Sumas, Washington, helps power Williams’ Northwest Pipeline system....

Oklahoma Inc.: Williams Cos. finds stability

News Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

TULSA — Williams Cos. Inc. over the past two years has weathered industry changes and even greater internal upheaval, but recent stability helped the Tulsa-based pipeline company rise to the top of Oklahoma Inc....

 Paycom\'s campus in northwest Oklahoma City has grown to span 500,000 square feet in four...

Oklahoma Inc.: Paycom leader hopes company's success sparks a local tech boom

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

With Paycom continuing to dominate the top 10 of the annual Oklahoma Inc. listings, CEO Chad Richison isn't one who has ever contemplated moving his company to another state. Founded in 1998, the online payroll and...

 SemGroup\'s corporate headquarters in Tulsa.

SemGroup's solid plans and execution put it among Oklahoma's best publicly traded companies this year.

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

SemGroup, a publicly-traded company based in Tulsa, holds the sixth spot on Oklahoma Inc.'s list of companies this year. Data used to generate the annual list is gathered by S&P Capital IQ from filings the companies...

 A contractor drills a well for Laredo Petroleum in the West Texas Permian Basin. [Photos...

Laredo Petroleum's Permian position pays off in a big way for the Tulsa-based company

Business Updated: Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Laredo Petroleum's strong performance earned it a ranking of fifth on Oklahoma Inc.'s list this year. The company earned its place on the list by growing its revenues by 36.6 percent and doubling its earnings per share.

 An example of the core of Panhandle Oil & Gas Inc.\'s investments: oil and gas wells operated...

Energy's hit-and-miss recovery in late 2016-2017 put Panhandle Oil and Gas in good shape among its publicly traded Oklahoma peers.

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Panhandle Oil & Gas Inc. keeps to its long-term investment strategy of balancing risk and potential return whether the energy markets be hot, cold or lukewarm — and during the worst part of 2016, that meant not investing...

Devon Energy rebounds with focus on core assets

Devon Energy rebounds with focus on core assets

News Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

During the deepest industry downturn in three decades, Devon Energy Corp. executives focused on improving operations, cutting costs and narrowing their drilling efforts to only the company's best assets.

 Despite attempts to diversify, economists say oil and gas plays a dominant role in how well...

Whether energy's up or down, it still dominates Oklahoma's economy

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The market cap for Oklahoman companies traded on the nation's major exchanges on Oct. 5 was about $212.5 billion. Energy-related companies on that list had about 93 percent of that amount.

 A couple of former Oklahoma City Thunder players and potential future Hall of Famers, Kevin...

Looking back: Past winners and news of the day

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

This is the 21st edition of Oklahoma Inc. Here are some of the past winners and other events during the year those firms won. One year ago • Top-ranked company: Educational Development Corp. earned the top spot, as...

 Oklahoma City\'s newest skyscraper, BOK Park Plaza, will carry the name of the state\'s largest...

Oklahoma financial firms deliver solid growth

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

For the third consecutive year, two financial companies made Oklahoma Inc.'s top 10 publicly-traded companies list; top 13 really as one firm tied for No. 10. In the 12 months ending June 30, Southwest Bancorp Inc.,...

 Mark Funke, CEO of Southwest Bancorp, the parent of Bank SNB. 

Southwest Bancorp. climbs two spaces to No. 8

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Stillwater-based Southwest Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Bank SNB, climbed two spaces to No. 8 on this year's Oklahoma Inc. list. From June 2016 to June 2017, Southwest was up 53.1 percent in total return in...

Tulsa coal miner shifts to low-cost fields, reduces debt, to ride high into 2017

Tulsa coal miner shifts to low-cost fields, reduces debt, to ride high into 2017

News Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Tulsa coal miner shifts to low-cost fields, reduces debt, to ride high into 2017.

 Through its network of 54 terminals, Blueknight offers asphalt storage capacity and blending...

Blueknight and the new owner of its general partner together are building a new road into the future for the business.

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Blueknight's deal to ally its ownership with a strategic partner is generating good returns for the company. This year, it is among the top-ten performers of publicly-traded companies profiled for Oklahoma Inc.

 William O. “Bill” Johnstone has served as chair and CEO of Council Oak merchant banking firm...

BancFirst private equity firm helps power corporation's success, grow state businesses

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

BancFirst Corp. — which tied for 10th place on this year's Okla. Inc. list — has a 17-year-old subsidiary that's helping drive its success along with the success of many small businesses in the 55 communities across...

Comings and goings in Oklahoma Inc.

Comings and goings in Oklahoma Inc.

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The population of Oklahoma's publicly traded companies waxes and wanes due to a variety of factors. Mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and bankruptcies are among the events that can increase or reduce...

 Norman H. Asbjornson, CEO of Tulsa-based AAON Inc., talks about how the heating and air...

Energy leaves manufacturing in the red dust

Business Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Energy leaves manufacturing in the red dust.

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