FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top industries
Most Profitable Industries: Return on Assets
1 Network and Other Communications Equipment 14.9
2 Household and Personal Products 13.8
3 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 12.3
4 Food Services 11.6
5 Homebuilders 11.2
6 Petroleum Refining 11.1
7 Medical Products & Equipment 10.9
8 Metals 10.8
9 Pharmaceuticals 10.3
10 Apparel 9.8
11 Internet Services and Retailing 9.7
12 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 9.3
13 Specialty Retailers 9.2
14 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 8.3
15 General Merchandisers 8.1
16 Industrial & Farm Equipment 7.9
17 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 7.3
18 Food Consumer Products 7.1
19 Health Care: Medical Facilities 6.4
20 Information Technology Services 6.4
21 Chemicals 6.2
22 Computers, Office Equipment 6.2
23 Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 6.1
24 Publishing, Printing 5.8
25 Engineering, Construction 5.7
26 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 5.7
27 Food Production 5.4
28 Food & Drug Stores 4.9
29 Railroads 4.8
30 Health Care: Insurance & Managed Care 4.8
31 Wholesalers: Health Care 4.8
32 Wholesalers: Diversified 4.6
33 Pipelines 4.4
34 Entertainment 4.3
35 Aerospace and Defense 4.3
36 Beverages 3.8
37 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 3.4
38 Automotive Retailing, Services 3.2
39 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 3.2
40 Utilities: Gas & Electric 2.7
41 Energy 2.6
42 Diversified Financials 2.3
43 Insurance: P & C (stock) 2.2
44 Telecommunications 1.7
45 Commercial Banks 1.5
46 Motor Vehicles & Parts 1.1
47 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 1.0
48 Securities 0.8
49 Packaging, Containers 0.3
50 Airlines -7.7
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
How the states stack up
Texas 56
New York 55
California 52
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our 2006 ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
FedEx 212,241
Intel 48,655
Starbucks 91,056
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130.0
Citigroup 24,589.0
Bank of America Corp. 16,465.0
Women CEOs of FORTUNE 500 companies
Andrea JungThere are more women running FORTUNE 500 companies this year than there were last year. Currently, 10 FORTUNE 500 companies are run by women (up from 9 last year), and a total of 20 FORTUNE 1000 companies have women in the top job (up from 19). (more)
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