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49. International Assets Holding
International Assets Holding
Rank: 49 (Previous rank: 140)
CEO: Sean M. O'Connor
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This financial services company made a big leap on the Fortune 500, with revenues up 138%. Yet its profits were relatively miniscule. Here's why: Among its many businesses, International Assets trades metals. Accounting rules force the firm to book entire trades as revenue, not just the profit at the end.

In 2009, the company expanded its trading operations from New York and London to epicenters Dubai and Singapore. The high price of gold also contributed to the revenue jump. But there's more to the firm's growth than accounting: The company merged with consulting firm FCStone last year, quadrupling assets and doubling staff.--J.S.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 43,604.4 137.5
Profits 27.6 -0.7
Assets 1,555.7
Stockholders' equity 238.8
Market value (3/26/2010) 264.2
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.1
Assets 1.8
Stockholders' equity 11.6
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 2.80
% change from 2008 -5.1
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 31.4
Total return to investors %
2009 69.5
1999-2009 annual rate 7.6
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 General Electric 4 156,779.0
2 International Assets Holding 49 43,604.4
3 Freddie Mac 54 37,614.0
4 Fannie Mae 81 29,065.0
5 Marsh & McLennan 221 10,493.0
6 Ameriprise Financial 288 7,946.0
7 Aon 298 7,595.0
8 SLM 354 6,144.7
9 H&R Block 493 4,213.4
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Net income: Reflects an extraordinary credit of at least 10%.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2009.
Company reports sale of physical commodities on a gross basis.
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International Assets Holding
220 E. Central Pkwy.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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