FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Industry: Specialty Retailers
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE TOTAL RETURN TO INVESTORS EMPLOYEES
1 Home Depot 23 15 -4 345,000 26
2 Costco Wholesale 20 21 3 85,250 4
3 Lowe's 26 24 16 164,794 15
4 Best Buy 30 38 11 109,000 9
5 Staples 23 17 2 52,302 6
6 TJX 48 27 -7 113,000 0
7 Gap 13 12 -16 150,000 -1
8 Office Depot 4 9 81 47,000 0
9 Toys "R" Us N.A. N.A. N.A. 60,000 0
10 Circuit City Stores -10 10 45 45,946 6
11 Limited Brands 2 13 0 64,000 -5
12 OfficeMax N.A. -1 -18 29,000 -13
13 Liberty Media N.A. N.A. -16 13,660 -20
14 BJ's Wholesale Club N.A. N.A. 2 20,100 3
15 CDW 30 24 -13 4,300 13
16 Blockbuster N.A. N.A. -61 56,100 N.A.
17 AutoZone 23 12 1 40,820 5
18 Foot Locker N.A. 7 -11 30,340 0
19 Bed Bath & Beyond 31 22 -9 23,500 7
20 Barnes & Noble N.A. 15 33 42,000 0
21 RadioShack 9 8 -35 42,100 0
22 Ross Stores 20 29 1 23,100 9
23 Big Lots N.A. -1 -1 30,555 -6
24 Advance Auto Parts N.A. N.A. 49 33,268 11
25 Borders Group N.A. 9 -13 25,950 9
26 Pantry N.A. N.A. 56 9,997 10
27 Neiman Marcus N.A. N.A. N.A. 16,100 3
28 PetSmart N.A. 5 -28 26,000 15
29 Michaels Stores N.A. 27 19 13,060 4
30 Williams-Sonoma 54 25 23 21,600 0
31 Dollar Tree Stores 16 17 -17 20,598 0
32 Insight Enterprises 20 23 -4 3,967 1
33 Burlington Coat Factory 23 17 81 25,000 4
34 GameStop N.A. N.A. 42 12,000 N.A.
35 Building Materials Holding 27 18 79 21,000 75
36 Abercrombie & Fitch N.A. N.A. 40 33,565 0
37 Charming Shoppes N.A. 16 40 19,250 6
38 Payless Shoesource N.A. N.A. 104 20,575 0
39 Linens 'n Things N.A. N.A. 7 13,150 0
40 Dick's Sporting Goods N.A. N.A. -5 12,900 6
41 Sports Authority N.A. N.A. 21 11,475 0
42 Casey's General Stores 5 9 38 10,164 0
43 Zale 17 12 -16 16,300 -4
44 Tiffany 22 21 21 7,341 0
45 Rent A Center 24 13 -29 15,480 -6
46 American Eagle Outfitters 43 49 -2 12,550 0
47 Brown Shoe 28 15 44 12,800 7
48 Pep Boys N.A. -3 -11 17,398 0
49 Regis 9 14 -16 55,000 10
50 Systemax N.A. -14 -15 3,015 0
51 AnnTaylor Stores N.A. 22 60 10,250 0
52 Tractor Supply 20 27 42 6,850 20
53 O'Reilly Automotive 22 24 42 15,686 -1
54 Petco Animal Supplies N.A. N.A. -44 12,950 0
55 Movie Gallery N.A. -8 -71 27,609 99
56 Pier 1 Imports 9 7 -55 11,950 -7
57 Jo Ann Stores N.A. -1 -57 15,000 8
58 Cabela's N.A. N.A. -27 7,600 22
59 Guitar Center N.A. N.A. -5 8,154 27
60 Men's Wearhouse 18 10 38 11,550 0
61 Coach N.A. N.A. 18 5,700 36
62 Children's Place N.A. N.A. 34 13,200 17
63 CSK Auto N.A. N.A. -10 10,480 0
64 Fastenal 20 14 29 9,306 17
65 Dollar Thrifty Automotive N.A. N.A. 19 8,400 1
66 PC Connection N.A. N.A. -44 1,571 13
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
Footnote:
Due to slight differences in rounding, industry data online may not exactly match the FORTUNE 500 magazine version.
How the states stack up
Texas 56
New York 55
California 52
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our 2006 ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
FedEx 212,241
Intel 48,655
Starbucks 91,056
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130.0
Citigroup 24,589.0
Bank of America Corp. 16,465.0
Best investments
Best Investments By Industry: Total Return to Shareholders (1 Year)
Petroleum Refining 60.7%
Mining, Crude-Oil Production 53.6%
Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 51.6%
Women CEOs of FORTUNE 500 companies
Andrea JungThere are more women running FORTUNE 500 companies this year than there were last year. Currently, 10 FORTUNE 500 companies are run by women (up from 9 last year), and a total of 20 FORTUNE 1000 companies have women in the top job (up from 19). (more)
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