From an extensive review of SEC filings, I found 9 Corps headquartered in the Red State of South Dakota, Red based on the present Presidential polls, with externally audited under US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) After-tax Net Income or Net Loss from Continuing Operations of at least $5 mil in any of the most recent five fiscal years.
These 9 Largest South Dakota Corps filing with the SEC generated Audited
US GAAP Total After-tax Net Income from
Continuing Operations of $78 mil in the most recent fiscal year
2011, which was an earnings improvement of $66 mil, or up 550% as compared with the Total
After-tax Net Income of $12 mil generated by these same 9 Largest
South Dakota companies
three years earlier in 2008, the last year of the Bush/Cheney
So if the
question to be answered is whether, in the aggregate, these 9 Largest
South Dakota Corps are better off now than they were in the last
year of the Bush/Cheney Administration, the answer is clearly yes, and by $66 mil better, or by 550% better, as audited earnings
performance is measured by the
prestigious US Accounting Profession.
So it's not just the Blue States and Swing States which have had their
largest and somewhat largest corporations generate excellent earnings
growth during the Obama Administration. Corporations in nearly all Red
States, including South Dakota, have done likewise. This just shows that
the Obama Administration has been evenhanded in focusing on creating an
excellent US economic environment that have permitted businesses all
throughout the country to prosper.
Below here is the Audited under US
GAAP After-tax Net Income or Net Loss from Continuing Operations for each of these 9 Largest South Dakota
Corps for each of the most recent five fiscal years (FYEs).