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41. Sunoco
Sunoco
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Rank: 41 (Previous rank: 56)
Compare tool: Sunoco vs. Top 10
CEO: Lynn L. Elsenhans
Address: 1735 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-977-3000
Website: www.sunocoinc.com
One of the largest independent refiners in the country, Sunoco struggled early last year with volatile crude oil prices, which compressed refining margins and hurt profitability throughout its network of 4,700 retail locations. But the drop in crude oil prices in the second half of 2008 helped the refiner recover.

Last August the company brought on industry veteran Lynn Elsenhans as its CEO and president. Elsenhans came from Shell, where she led that company's refining and chemical operations. To streamline Sunoco's businesses, Elsenhans put its chemical unit up for sale. And in March, the company said it would cut 20% of its salaried workforce, or 750 jobs, which accounted for approximately 5.5% of Sunoco's total headcount. - J.Y.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 51,652.0 22.7
Profits 776.0 -12.9
Assets 11,150.0
Stockholders' equity 2,842.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 3,183.8
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.5
Assets 7.0
Stockholders' equity 27.3
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 6.63
% change from 2007 -10.8
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 16.2
Total return to investors %
2008 -38.3
1998-2008 annual rate 11.8
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.

An earlier version of this entry incorrectly stated that Sunoco would cut 20% of its total workforce. Sunoco plans to cut 20% of its salaried workforce.
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