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Industries
Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2010 $ millions % change from 2010
1 AT&T 11 126,723.0 1.7 3,944.0 -80.1
2 Verizon Communications 15 110,875.0 4.0 2,404.0 -5.7
3 Comcast 49 55,842.0 47.2 4,160.0 14.4
4 Sprint Nextel 90 33,679.0 3.4 -2,890.0 N.A.
5 DirecTV 105 27,226.0 13.0 2,609.0 18.7
6 Time Warner Cable 142 19,675.0 4.3 1,665.0 27.3
7 CenturyLink 171 15,351.0 118.0 573.0 -39.5
8 DISH Network 191 14,048.4 11.1 1,515.9 53.9
9 Liberty Global 261 10,246.5 6.0 -772.7 -299.0
10 Cablevision Systems 348 7,252.3 -1.5 291.9 -19.1
11 Charter Communications 351 7,204.0 2.1 -369.0 N.A.
12 NII Holdings 369 6,719.3 20.0 198.8 -41.7
13 Frontier Communications 464 5,243.0 38.1 149.6 -2.0
14 Telephone & Data Systems 469 5,180.5 3.9 200.6 39.5
15 MetroPCS Communications 490 4,847.4 19.1 301.3 55.8
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 AT&T 3.1 1.5 3.7
2 Verizon Communications 2.2 1.0 6.7
3 Comcast 7.4 2.6 8.8
4 Sprint Nextel -8.6 -5.9 -25.3
5 DirecTV 9.6 14.2 N.A.
6 Time Warner Cable 8.5 3.4 22.1
7 CenturyLink 3.7 1.0 2.8
8 DISH Network 10.8 13.2 N.A.
9 Liberty Global -7.5 -2.1 -27.5
10 Cablevision Systems 4.0 4.1 N.A.
11 Charter Communications -5.1 -2.4 -90.2
12 NII Holdings 3.0 2.0 6.3
13 Frontier Communications 2.9 0.9 3.4
14 Telephone & Data Systems 3.9 2.4 5.1
15 MetroPCS Communications 6.2 3.2 10.3
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 2001-2011 Annual growth (%) 2001-2011 Annual rate (%) 2011 (%) Number % change from 2010
1 AT&T -11.1 2.2 9.1 256,420 -3.8
2 Verizon Communications 19.8 4.3 18.3 193,900 -0.3
3 Comcast 13.6 0.5 9.8 126,000 23.5
4 Sprint Nextel N.A. -17.5 -44.7 40,000 0.0
5 DirecTV N.A. N.A. 7.1 26,350 11.9
6 Time Warner Cable N.A. N.A. -1.0 47,900 1.8
7 CenturyLink -7.8 4.9 -13.0 49,217 142.4
8 DISH Network N.A. 3.5 56.6 34,000 54.5
9 Liberty Global N.A. N.A. 16.0 22,000 10.0
10 Cablevision Systems -12.1 -1.7 -38.7 16,633 -6.1
11 Charter Communications N.A. N.A. 46.2 16,800 1.2
12 NII Holdings N.A. N.A. -52.3 15,300 13.3
13 Frontier Communications N.A. 1.2 -40.8 15,400 4.1
14 Telephone & Data Systems N.A. -4.5 -27.9 12,300 -0.8
15 MetroPCS Communications N.A. N.A. -31.3 3,700 2.8
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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