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Top 5 Companies in the Systems Software Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (SYMC, MSFT, PRGS, QLYS, FTNT)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Systems Software industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Symantec Corp ranks highest with a ROE of 2,720.4%. Following is Microsoft Corp with a ROE of 2,116.8%. Progress Softwar ranks third highest with a ROE of 1,386.0%.

Qualys Inc follows with a ROE of 849.8%, and Fortinet Inc rounds out the top five with a ROE of 782.6%.

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