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28. Boeing
Rank: 28 (Previous rank: 34)
CEO: W. James McNerney Jr.
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After more than two years of delays and billions of dollars in penalties, Boeing says it finally will deliver its 787 Dreamliner by the end of the year. It better. The passenger jet has a backlog of 850 orders, the largest pre-order in aviation history.

The company also is in the throes of testing reconfigurations of its famous 747 jumbo jet, the 747-8. Lufthansa and Korean Air have standing orders for a freighter version of the plane; a passenger edition is still in the works.

With commercial air travel showing signs of life, Boeing stock has followed suit, soaring more than 100% in the past year. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 68,281.0 12.1
Profits 1,312.0 -50.9
Assets 62,053.0
Stockholders' equity 2,128.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 54,948.9
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.9
Assets 2.1
Stockholders' equity 61.7
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 1.84
% change from 2008 -49.9
1999-2009 annual growth rate % -3.0
Total return to investors %
2009 31.8
1999-2009 annual rate 4.7
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Boeing 28 68,281.0
2 United Technologies 37 52,920.0
3 Lockheed Martin 44 45,189.0
4 Northrop Grumman 61 35,291.0
5 General Dynamics 69 31,981.0
6 Honeywell International 74 30,908.0
7 Raytheon 95 24,881.0
8 L-3 Communications 148 15,615.0
9 ITT 214 10,904.5
10 Textron 220 10,548.0
11 Precision Castparts 325 6,913.8
12 Goodrich 334 6,685.6
13 Alliant Techsystems 454 4,583.2
14 Rockwell Collins 462 4,470.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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California 57
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