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10. Valero Energy
Valero Energy
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 10 (Previous rank: 16)
Compare tool: Valero Energy vs. Top 10
CEO: William R. Klesse
Address: 1 Valero Way
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-345-2000
Website: www.valero.com
Remember a couple years ago, when experts blamed high gasoline prices on the fact that the U.S. hadn't built a new oil refinery since 1976? Back then Valero was practically minting money, earning upwards of $20 for every barrel of gasoline it refined.

Well, by late last year, margins had cratered, and the new concern was whether a refining glut would force some plants to close. In the fourth quarter, Valero was forced to take a $4 billion writedown on refineries it bought during flusher times, and its revenues fell 35%. So don't be surprised if Valero's stay in the top 10 is a brief one. - J.B.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 118,298.0 22.3
Profits -1,131.0 -121.6
Assets 34,417.0
Stockholders' equity 15,620.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 9,835.7
Profits as % of  
Revenues -1.0
Assets -3.3
Stockholders' equity -7.2
Earnings per share  
2008 $ -2.16
% change from 2007 -124.3
1998-2008 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2008 -68.5
1998-2008 annual rate 16.2
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Exxon Mobil 1 442,851.0
2 Chevron 3 263,159.0
3 ConocoPhillips 4 230,764.0
4 Valero Energy 10 118,298.0
5 Marathon Oil 23 73,504.0
6 Sunoco 41 51,652.0
7 Hess 55 41,094.0
8 Tesoro 91 28,031.0
9 Murphy Oil 92 27,512.5
10 Western Refining 253 10,725.6
11 Frontier Oil 383 6,498.8
12 Holly 420 5,867.7
13 CVR Energy 472 5,016.1
14 United Refining 688 2,994.2
15 Calumet Specialty Products 779 2,489.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Revenues: Excise taxes have been deducted.
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