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10. Hewlett-Packard
Rank: 10 (Previous rank: 9)
CEO: Mark V. Hurd
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As the biggest technology company by sales, HP now competes with every other IT shop that offers one-stop shopping for corporate buyers and consumers alike. IBM remains HP's biggest foe on the services front, while Oracle's purchase of server-maker Sun challenged HP on corporate hardware.

The company's pending acquisition of networking-gear manufacturer 3Com puts this Silicon Valley pioneer in the crosshairs of Cisco. Printers once accounted for the biggest chunk of HP's profits, but with size comes diversity: Services, software and computers are all making healthy bottom-line contributions now too. --Adam Lashinsky

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 114,552.0 -3.2
Profits 7,660.0 -8.0
Assets 114,799.0
Stockholders' equity 40,517.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 125,274.9
Profits as % of  
Revenues 6.7
Assets 6.7
Stockholders' equity 18.9
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 3.14
% change from 2008 -3.4
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 6.5
Total return to investors %
2009 43.1
1999-2009 annual rate 2.2
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 10 114,552.0
2 Dell 38 52,902.0
3 Apple 56 36,537.0
4 Xerox 152 15,179.0
5 Sun Microsystems 204 11,449.0
6 Pitney Bowes 375 5,569.2
7 NCR 451 4,612.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2009.
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