Rank: 35 (Previous rank: 30)
CEO: Francis S. Blake
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The turbulent housing market hasn't made business easy for Home Depot, but with good weather and a modestly improving economy on its side, the nation's second-largest specialty retailer has managed to come out strong. The company ended 2011 with $70.4 billion in revenue, up 3.5% from 2010. The home improvement company's positive performance was due in part to a combination of mild weather patterns as well as an increase in business from professional contractors.
Industry: Specialty Retailers: Other