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Industries
Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2010 $ millions % change from 2010
1 Dow Chemical 47 59,985.0 11.8 2,742.0 18.7
2 DuPont 72 38,719.0 18.3 3,474.0 14.6
3 PPG Industries 180 14,885.0 10.9 1,095.0 42.4
4 Monsanto 224 11,822.0 12.8 1,607.0 46.6
5 Huntsman 237 11,259.0 21.0 247.0 814.8
6 Praxair 238 11,252.0 11.2 1,672.0 39.9
7 Air Products & Chemicals 265 10,082.0 11.7 1,224.2 19.0
8 Mosaic 268 9,937.8 47.0 2,514.6 204.0
9 Sherwin-Williams 293 8,765.7 12.7 441.9 -4.5
10 Ashland 307 8,370.0 -7.1 414.0 24.7
11 Eastman Chemical 346 7,283.0 8.8 696.0 58.9
12 Ecolab 365 6,798.5 11.6 462.5 -12.8
13 Avery Dennison 367 6,786.7 4.2 190.1 -40.0
14 Celanese 368 6,763.0 14.3 607.0 61.0
15 CF Industries Holdings 402 6,097.9 53.8 1,539.2 340.8
16 Momentive Specialty Chemicals 452 5,352.0 3.4 118.0 -44.9
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 Dow Chemical 4.6 4.0 12.3
2 DuPont 9.0 7.2 40.4
3 PPG Industries 7.4 7.6 33.7
4 Monsanto 13.6 8.1 13.9
5 Huntsman 2.2 2.9 14.9
6 Praxair 14.9 10.2 30.5
7 Air Products & Chemicals 12.1 8.6 21.1
8 Mosaic 25.3 15.9 21.6
9 Sherwin-Williams 5.0 8.4 29.1
10 Ashland 4.9 3.2 10.0
11 Eastman Chemical 9.6 11.3 37.2
12 Ecolab 6.8 2.5 8.2
13 Avery Dennison 2.8 3.8 11.5
14 Celanese 9.0 7.1 45.3
15 CF Industries Holdings 25.2 17.2 33.9
16 Momentive Specialty Chemicals 2.2 3.8 N.A.
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 2001-2011 Annual growth (%) 2001-2011 Annual rate (%) 2011 (%) Number % change from 2010
1 Dow Chemical N.A. 2.1 -13.7 51,705 4.4
2 DuPont -1.2 4.6 -5.0 70,000 16.7
3 PPG Industries 11.6 8.3 2.1 38,400 0.3
4 Monsanto N.A. N.A. 2.2 23,350 -4.7
5 Huntsman N.A. N.A. -33.9 12,000 0.0
6 Praxair 15.3 16.5 14.2 26,184 -0.3
7 Air Products & Chemicals 10.3 8.5 -3.9 18,700 3.3
8 Mosaic N.A. N.A. -33.8 7,700 2.7
9 Sherwin-Williams 9.4 14.8 8.5 32,988 2.4
10 Ashland -1.4 6.0 13.8 15,000 3.4
11 Eastman Chemical N.A. 11.1 -5.0 10,000 0.0
12 Ecolab 10.2 12.5 16.2 40,200 51.7
13 Avery Dennison -3.2 -3.8 -30.1 30,400 -5.3
14 Celanese N.A. N.A. 8.0 7,600 4.8
15 CF Industries Holdings N.A. N.A. 7.9 2,450 0.0
16 Momentive Specialty Chemicals N.A. N.A. N.A. 5,300 -11.7
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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