FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top industries
Most Profitable Industries: Return on Shareholders' Equity
1 Household and Personal Products 41.5
2 Homebuilders 26.1
3 Petroleum Refining 25.8
4 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 23.6
5 Pharmaceuticals 23.4
6 Food Services 23.2
7 Food Consumer Products 21.8
8 Industrial & Farm Equipment 21.1
9 Computers, Office Equipment 19.7
10 Specialty Retailers 19.1
11 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 18.9
12 Metals 18.3
13 Chemicals 18.1
14 Medical Products & Equipment 17.3
15 Apparel 16.9
16 Health Care: Medical Facilities 16.6
17 Beverages 16.4
18 Securities 16.3
19 Aerospace and Defense 16.3
20 Health Care: Insurance & Managed Care 16.2
21 Internet Services and Retailing 15.6
22 Commercial Banks 15.5
23 Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 15.4
24 Wholesalers: Diversified 15.1
25 Diversified Financials 15.0
26 Motor Vehicles & Parts 14.6
27 General Merchandisers 14.1
28 Railroads 14.1
29 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 13.7
30 Information Technology Services 13.6
31 Pipelines 13.5
32 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 13.0
33 Insurance: P & C (stock) 12.3
34 Publishing, Printing 12.2
35 Wholesalers: Health Care 12.2
36 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 12.1
37 Engineering, Construction 11.8
38 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 11.4
39 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 10.9
40 Automotive Retailing, Services 10.8
41 Utilities: Gas & Electric 10.4
42 Food & Drug Stores 10.0
43 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 8.5
44 Energy 7.4
45 Food Production 6.2
46 Entertainment 5.9
47 Network and Other Communications Equipment 5.2
48 Packaging, Containers 4.6
49 Telecommunications 4.2
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
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
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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