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Rank Company Fortune 1000 rank $ millions % change from 2007 $ millions % change from 2007
1 AT&T 8 124,028.0 4.3 12,867.0 7.7
2 Verizon Communications 17 97,354.0 3.8 6,428.0 16.4
3 Sprint Nextel 64 35,635.0 -11.2 -2,796.0 N.A.
4 Comcast 68 34,256.0 10.9 2,547.0 -1.5
5 DirecTV Group 126 19,693.0 14.2 1,521.0 4.8
6 Qwest Communications 197 13,475.0 -2.2 681.0 -76.7
7 DISH Network 231 11,617.2 4.8 902.9 19.4
8 Liberty Global 257 10,561.1 17.3 -788.9 N.A.
9 Virgin Media 338 7,439.9 -8.7 -1,692.9 N.A.
10 Cablevision Systems 342 7,230.1 10.6 -227.6 -204.2
11 Charter Communications 385 6,479.0 7.9 -2,451.0 N.A.
12 Embarq 405 6,124.0 -3.8 769.0 12.6
13 Telephone & Data Systems 465 5,092.0 5.4 93.5 -75.8
14 Level 3 Communications 526 4,301.0 0.7 -290.0 N.A.
15 NII Holdings 530 4,269.4 29.5 369.1 -2.5
16 Windstream 656 3,213.5 -1.5 412.7 -55.0
17 MetroPCS Communications 727 2,751.5 23.1 149.4 48.8
18 CenturyTel 753 2,599.7 -2.1 365.7 -12.6
19 Frontier Communications 834 2,237.0 -2.2 182.7 -14.9
20 Leap Wireless International 909 1,958.9 20.1 -147.8 N.A.
21 IDT 937 1,878.0 -7.5 -224.3 -482.7
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 AT&T 10.4 4.9 13.4
2 Verizon Communications 6.6 3.2 15.4
3 Sprint Nextel -7.8 -4.8 -14.3
4 Comcast 7.4 2.3 6.3
5 DirecTV Group 7.7 9.2 31.3
6 Qwest Communications 5.1 3.4 N.A.
7 DISH Network 7.8 14.0 N.A.
8 Liberty Global -7.5 -2.3 -23.3
9 Virgin Media -22.8 -11.9 -62.7
10 Cablevision Systems -3.1 -2.4 N.A.
11 Charter Communications -37.8 -17.7 N.A.
12 Embarq 12.6 9.2 N.A.
13 Telephone & Data Systems 1.8 1.2 2.5
14 Level 3 Communications -6.7 -3.0 -33.1
15 NII Holdings 8.6 7.3 20.7
16 Windstream 12.8 5.2 163.6
17 MetroPCS Communications 5.4 2.3 7.3
18 CenturyTel 14.1 4.4 11.6
19 Frontier Communications 8.2 2.7 35.2
20 Leap Wireless International -7.5 -2.9 -9.1
21 IDT -11.9 -22.4 -65.5
EARNINGS PER SHARE TOTAL RETURN TO INVESTORS EMPLOYEES
Rank Company 1998-2008 Annual growth (%) 1998-2008 Annual rate (%) 2008 (%) Number % change from 2007
1 AT&T 0.6 -2.8 -28.1 302,660 -2.1
2 Verizon Communications 2.0 -0.4 -18.1 223,880 -4.7
3 Sprint Nextel N.A. -24.9 -86.1 56,202 -6.3
4 Comcast 0.7 -1.1 -6.6 100,000 0.0
5 DirecTV Group N.A. N.A. -0.9 18,950 60.6
6 Qwest Communications N.A. -16.9 -43.8 32,937 -10.6
7 DISH Network N.A. 7.8 -67.1 26,000 13.0
8 Liberty Global N.A. N.A. -59.4 22,300 1.4
9 Virgin Media N.A. N.A. -70.3 13,995 -1.4
10 Cablevision Systems N.A. -4.8 -30.5 22,248 19.0
11 Charter Communications N.A. N.A. -93.0 16,600 0.6
12 Embarq N.A. N.A. -22.4 16,000 -11.1
13 Telephone & Data Systems -2.5 4.1 -48.7 12,500 5.9
14 Level 3 Communications N.A. -33.8 -77.0 5,300 -20.9
15 NII Holdings N.A. N.A. -62.4 12,299 24.6
16 Windstream N.A. N.A. -22.6 7,349 -2.9
17 MetroPCS Communications N.A. N.A. -23.7 3,200 28.1
18 CenturyTel 8.1 -3.7 -29.4 6,500 -1.5
19 Frontier Communications 10.0 6.0 -24.5 5,671 -4.5
20 Leap Wireless International N.A. N.A. -42.3 3,423 41.2
21 IDT N.A. -27.9 -96.0 1,850 -21.6
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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