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Procter & Gamble
Rank: 22 (Previous rank: 20)
CEO: Robert A. McDonald
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P&G started its year up against the wall. Record oil prices sent shipping costs skyrocketing and a strong U.S. dollar cut into profits at the 172-year-old consumer products giant. (P&G's fiscal year began in July 2008.)

In response, the company raised the prices of its products by $4 billion and rolled out new products like the Olay Professional Pro-X line -- its most expensive Olay skin-care line ever.

The actions did two things. New products helped bolster P&G's brands amid the recession and higher prices boosted profits by 11%. In a recent interview with Fortune, CEO Bob McDonald said, "We've emerged stronger from every recession we've been in. We know how to do this."--S.C.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 79,697.0 -4.6
Profits 13,436.0 11.3
Assets 134,833.0
Stockholders' equity 63,099.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 184,993.5
Profits as % of  
Revenues 16.9
Assets 10.0
Stockholders' equity 21.3
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 4.26
% change from 2008 17.0
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 12.6
Total return to investors %
2009 1.3
1999-2009 annual rate 3.2
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Procter & Gamble 22 79,697.0
2 Kimberly-Clark 126 19,115.0
3 Colgate-Palmolive 151 15,327.0
4 Avon Products 228 10,382.8
5 Este Lauder 308 7,323.8
6 Clorox 384 5,450.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2009.
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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