American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. As of June 20, 2012, its portfolio consisted of 118 properties. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.
Research In Motion Limited designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the mobile communications market worldwide. The company's products include BlackBerry smartphones and accessories, including bundles, cases, audio and memory products, Bluetooth, chargers, batteries and doors, and card readers; SureType, a keyboard technology, which allows users to compose messages using single-handed operation or two-handed thumb-typing; and SurePress, a touch screen that helps in navigation and typing. Its products provide access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, short messaging service, and Internet and intranet-based applications. The company's products also enable third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. Research In Motion Limited markets and sells its products directly, as well as through strategic partners and distribution channels. It has a strategic alliance with Hewlett-Packard Company to deliver a portfolio of solutions for business mobility on the BlackBerry platform. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada with additional offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, & Asia. The company offers various cruise products and services under the Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn brand names in North America; and AIDA Cruises, Costa, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, and P&O Cruises in Europe, Australia, and Asia. It also provides vacations to various cruise destinations; and owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, and approximately 300 motorcoaches and 20 glass-domed railcars. The company sells its cruise services through travel agents, including wholesalers, general sales agents, and tour operators. As of November 06, 2014, it operated 101 ships totaling 212,000 lower berths. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
The Finish Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the United States. It operates Finish Line stores that offer performance and athletic shoes, as well as apparel and accessories for men, women, and kids. The company also operates Running Specialty stores under The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company, Roncker's Running Spot, and VA Runner banners, which provide performance running shoes, as well as an assortment of performance apparel and accessories for men and women; and Finish Line-branded shops in Macy's department stores. In addition, The Finish Line, Inc. sells merchandise through its Websites finishline.com and run.com, as well as through m.finishline.com. As of April 25, 2014, it had approximately 850 stores, including 200 shops in Macy's in malls in the United States; and 49 Running Specialty stores in 11 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. It operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It sells vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions, as well as sells new vehicles under franchise agreements. The company also provides customers financing alternatives through its finance operation, CarMax Auto Finance, as well as through its third-party financing providers. In addition, it offers a range of other related products and services, including the appraisal and purchase of vehicles directly from consumers; sale of extended service plans and guaranteed asset protection services; and vehicle repair services. The company provides vehicle financing services through its CarMax superstores. As of February 28, 2014, it operated 1 new car store, and 131 used car superstores in 64 markets. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.
Paychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The company offers payroll processing services that include the calculation, preparation, and delivery of employee payroll checks; production of internal accounting records and management reports; preparation of federal, state, and local payroll tax returns; and collection and remittance of clients' payroll obligations. It also provides a suite of self-service products and services, including Paychex Online Payroll, Internet time sheet, Paychex Online Reports, and general ledger reporting services; payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing services In addition, the company offers human resource outsourcing solutions that provide a package of services consisting of payroll, employer compliance, human resource and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained human resource representative. Further, it provides retirement services administration; insurance agency services for property and casualty, business-owner, commercial auto, and health and benefits insurance products; online human resource administration software tools for managing employee benefits, personnel information, and human resource compliance and reporting; and other human resource services products, including employee handbooks, management manuals, and personnel and required regulatory forms. Additionally, the company offers accounting and finance services, including Paychex Accounting Online, Paychex Payment Processing Services, and Paychex Small Business Loan Resource Center. As of May 31, 2014, it serviced approximately 580,000 payroll clients. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.