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Rank Company 500 Rank 2008 Profits as % of Revenues
1 Corning 414 88.4
2 Gilead Sciences 444 37.7
3 Liberty Media 265 34.5
4 EOG Resources 350 34.2
5 Merck 103 32.7
6 Altria Group 160 30.9
7 Loews 174 30.7
8 Microsoft 35 29.3
9 Qualcomm 244 28.4
10 Amgen 168 28.0
11 Occidental Petroleum 98 28.0
12 Philip Morris International 93 26.8
13 Franklin Resources 410 26.3
14 XTO Energy 330 24.8
15 Bristol-Myers Squibb 120 24.6
16 Oracle 113 24.6
17 Charles Schwab 440 22.5
18 Spectra Energy 459 21.8
19 Mosaic 276 21.2
20 eBay 303 20.8
21 Anadarko Petroleum 162 20.7
22 Cisco Systems 57 20.4
23 Johnson & Johnson 29 20.3
24 Google 117 19.4
25 Wyeth 110 19.3
26 McDonald's 107 18.3
27 Coca-Cola 73 18.2
28 Monsanto 235 17.5
29 Western Union 451 17.4
30 Aon 307 17.4
31 NRG Energy 363 17.2
32 Stryker 375 17.1
33 Pfizer 46 16.8
34 Medtronic 196 16.5
35 Abbott Laboratories 80 16.5
36 Baxter International 219 16.3
37 News Corp. 70 16.3
38 Norfolk Southern 256 16.1
39 Becton Dickinson 347 15.7
40 BlackRock 469 15.5
41 Texas Instruments 215 15.4
42 U.S. Bancorp 129 15.3
43 Reynolds American 294 15.1
44 Delphi 121 14.9
45 Apple 71 14.9
46 BB&T Corp. 260 14.6
47 National Oilwell Varco 200 14.5
48 Exelon 134 14.5
49 Procter & Gamble 20 14.5
50 Precision Castparts 362 14.3
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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Microsoft $17,681.0
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