Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

Industries
Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2008 $ millions % change from 2008
1 Costco Wholesale 25 71,422.0 -1.5 1,086.0 -15.3
2 Home Depot 29 66,176.0 -7.2 2,661.0 17.7
3 Lowe's 42 47,220.0 -2.1 1,783.0 -18.8
4 Best Buy 45 45,015.0 12.5 1,003.0 -28.7
5 Staples 101 24,275.5 5.2 738.7 -8.3
6 TJX 119 20,288.4 6.0 1,213.6 37.8
7 Gap 162 14,197.0 -2.3 1,102.0 14.0
8 Toys "R" Us 171 13,568.0 -1.1 312.0 43.1
9 Office Depot 192 12,144.5 -16.2 -596.5 N.A.
10 BJ's Wholesale Club 232 10,187.0 1.6 132.1 -1.8
11 GameStop 255 9,078.0 3.1 377.3 -5.3
12 Limited Brands 269 8,632.5 -4.5 447.9 103.6
13 OfficeMax 313 7,212.1 -12.8 0.7 N.A.
14 Bed Bath & Beyond 314 7,208.3 2.3 425.1 -24.5
15 Ross Stores 316 7,184.2 10.8 442.8 45.0
16 AutoZone 329 6,816.8 4.5 657.0 2.4
17 Barnes & Noble 372 5,596.3 6.9 66.7 -12.2
18 Pantry 382 5,472.0 -32.3 59.1 86.0
19 Advance Auto Parts 389 5,412.6 5.3 270.4 13.6
20 PetSmart 393 5,336.4 5.4 198.3 2.9
21 Dollar Tree 397 5,231.2 12.6 320.5 39.7
22 Foot Locker 428 4,854.0 -7.3 48.0 N.A.
23 O'Reilly Automotive 429 4,847.1 35.5 307.5 65.1
24 Big Lots 436 4,726.8 1.8 200.4 32.2
25 TravelCenters of America 440 4,699.8 -38.6 -89.9 N.A.
26 Dick's Sporting Goods 466 4,412.8 6.8 135.4 N.A.
27 RadioShack 481 4,276.0 1.2 205.0 6.5
28 Casey's General Stores 485 4,251.5 -4.0 85.7 0.9
29 Blockbuster 500 4,161.8 -21.3 -558.2 N.A.
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 Costco Wholesale 1.5 4.9 10.8
2 Home Depot 4.0 6.5 13.7
3 Lowe's 3.8 5.4 9.4
4 Best Buy 2.2 6.3 21.6
5 Staples 3.0 5.4 10.9
6 TJX 6.0 16.3 42.0
7 Gap 7.8 13.8 22.5
8 Toys "R" Us 2.3 3.6 367.1
9 Office Depot -4.9 -12.2 -75.8
10 BJ's Wholesale Club 1.3 6.1 12.8
11 GameStop 4.2 7.6 13.9
12 Limited Brands 5.2 6.2 20.5
13 OfficeMax 0.0 0.0 0.1
14 Bed Bath & Beyond 5.9 10.0 14.2
15 Ross Stores 6.2 16.0 38.3
16 AutoZone 9.6 12.4 N.A.
17 Barnes & Noble 1.2 1.7 7.0
18 Pantry 1.1 2.7 13.0
19 Advance Auto Parts 5.0 8.8 21.1
20 PetSmart 3.7 8.1 16.9
21 Dollar Tree 6.1 14.0 22.4
22 Foot Locker 1.0 1.7 2.5
23 O'Reilly Automotive 6.3 6.4 11.4
24 Big Lots 4.2 12.0 20.0
25 TravelCenters of America -1.9 -10.2 -28.6
26 Dick's Sporting Goods 3.1 6.0 12.5
27 RadioShack 4.8 8.4 19.6
28 Casey's General Stores 2.0 6.8 11.9
29 Blockbuster -13.4 -36.3 N.A.
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 1999-2009 Annual growth (%) 1999-2009 Annual rate (%) 2009 (%) Number % change from 2008
1 Costco Wholesale 11.1 3.3 14.3 110,500 4.2
2 Home Depot 4.6 -6.9 30.1 255,185 -3.9
3 Lowe's 10.7 5.2 10.6 202,500 3.1
4 Best Buy 17.5 6.6 42.6 155,000 3.3
5 Staples N.A. 6.6 38.8 72,622 -2.1
6 TJX 13.2 14.7 80.5 154,000 15.8
7 Gap 2.3 -6.6 59.9 135,000 0.7
8 Toys "R" Us N.A. N.A. N.A. 67,425 -2.3
9 Office Depot N.A. -5.2 116.4 41,000 -4.7
10 BJ's Wholesale Club 5.1 -1.1 -4.5 23,500 6.8
11 GameStop N.A. N.A. 1.3 32,081 4.5
12 Limited Brands 3.2 1.5 101.1 54,600 -0.5
13 OfficeMax N.A. -9.1 66.1 25,500 -7.3
14 Bed Bath & Beyond 17.0 8.3 51.9 37,000 -5.1
15 Ross Stores 15.7 17.9 45.7 29,450 10.1
16 AutoZone 21.8 17.2 13.3 47,100 5.3
17 Barnes & Noble -4.3 3.9 33.4 37,000 0.0
18 Pantry 20.5 -0.4 -36.6 11,052 -12.8
19 Advance Auto Parts N.A. N.A. 21.1 39,000 4.0
20 PetSmart N.A. 17.0 46.3 33,500 -1.5
21 Dollar Tree 12.7 4.1 15.9 33,480 14.7
22 Foot Locker -1.5 6.6 61.2 26,018 -6.6
23 O'Reilly Automotive 17.1 13.5 24.0 37,601 9.0
24 Big Lots 11.0 6.0 100.0 24,350 -4.0
25 TravelCenters of America N.A. N.A. 84.2 14,680 -4.9
26 Dick's Sporting Goods N.A. N.A. 76.3 17,700 -8.8
27 RadioShack 1.3 -7.8 65.4 35,750 -2.9
28 Casey's General Stores 8.3 12.8 41.9 13,260 4.1
29 Blockbuster N.A. N.A. -46.8 36,500 -17.7
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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