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Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2008 $ millions % change from 2008
1 Aramark 189 12,297.9 -8.7 -6.9 -117.5
2 Automatic Data Processing 265 8,867.1 1.0 1,332.6 7.8
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 Aramark -0.1 -0.1 -0.5
2 Automatic Data Processing 15.0 5.3 25.0
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 1999-2009 Annual growth (%) 1999-2009 Annual rate (%) 2009 (%) Number % change from 2008
1 Aramark N.A. N.A. N.A. 210,000 -3.4
2 Automatic Data Processing 9.1 0.4 12.7 45,000 -4.3
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
California 57
Texas 57
New York 56
Company 2009 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $19,280.0
Microsoft $14,569.0
Wal-Mart Stores $14,335.0
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