Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

  • All
    companies
  • All
    industries
9 of 1000
BACKNEXT
9. Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 9 (Previous rank: 14)
Compare tool: Hewlett-Packard vs. Top 10
CEO: Mark V. Hurd
Address: 3000 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-857-1501
Website: www.hp.com
Yes, HP's leap into the top 10 was aided by its funky fiscal year. HP closes its books in October, which means its 2008 revenues were shielded from the economic disaster that was last November and December.

Even so, HP's performance was impressive. Revenue and earnings rose 13% and 15% respectively, buoyed by strong demand for laptops (up 21%) and services (10%). And that latter figure doesn't even include the impact from newly acquired EDS. - J.B.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 118,364.0 13.5
Profits 8,329.0 14.7
Assets 113,331.0
Stockholders' equity 38,942.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 79,879.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 7.0
Assets 7.3
Stockholders' equity 21.4
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 3.25
% change from 2007 21.3
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 8.9
Total return to investors %
2008 -27.6
1998-2008 annual rate 3.9
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 9 118,364.0
2 Dell 33 61,101.0
3 Apple 71 32,479.0
4 Xerox 147 17,608.0
5 Sun Microsystems 187 13,880.0
6 Pitney Bowes 395 6,262.3
7 NCR 446 5,315.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Acquired Electronic Data Systems (2007 rank: 115), Aug. 26, 2008.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2008.
See Hewlett-Packard in...
...Featured Companies
...Top 50 Headquarters
MAPS
What Readers Say
They speak out on Exxon Mobil and other 500 companies...
 
 
 
Find your top companies
 High revenue growth  High profit growth
 High EPS growth  High return to investors
 Top 5 in its industry  Best company to work for
 Big employer  Small employer



Video

Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
Texas 64
New York 56
California 51
Company 2008 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $45,220.0
Chevron $23,931.0
Microsoft $17,681.0
FAQ and methodology
Included in the survey are U.S. incorporated companies filing financial statements with a government agency. This includes private companies... More
Current Issue
  • Give the gift of Fortune
  • Get the Fortune app
  • Subscribe
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.