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Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2008 $ millions % change from 2008
1 Procter & Gamble 22 79,697.0 -4.6 13,436.0 11.3
2 Kimberly-Clark 126 19,115.0 -1.5 1,884.0 11.5
3 Colgate-Palmolive 151 15,327.0 0.0 2,291.0 17.1
4 Avon Products 228 10,382.8 -2.9 625.8 -28.5
5 Este Lauder 308 7,323.8 -7.4 218.4 -53.9
6 Clorox 384 5,450.0 3.4 537.0 16.5
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 Procter & Gamble 16.9 10.0 21.3
2 Kimberly-Clark 9.9 9.8 34.9
3 Colgate-Palmolive 14.9 20.6 73.5
4 Avon Products 6.0 9.2 49.2
5 Este Lauder 3.0 4.2 13.3
6 Clorox 9.9 11.7 N.A.
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 1999-2009 Annual growth (%) 1999-2009 Annual rate (%) 2009 (%) Number % change from 2008
1 Procter & Gamble 12.6 3.2 1.3 135,000 -2.2
2 Kimberly-Clark 3.9 2.7 26.3 56,000 5.7
3 Colgate-Palmolive 11.5 4.2 22.9 38,100 4.1
4 Avon Products 9.5 8.8 35.5 41,000 -2.4
5 Este Lauder 0.7 0.6 57.9 31,300 -2.2
6 Clorox 14.0 4.3 13.7 8,300 0.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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