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General Electric
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 6 (Previous rank: 4)
CEO: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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Jeffrey Immelt's decade-long tenure as CEO has been one of "decline, mistakes, and wealth destruction," Fortune concluded recently. And the nuclear disaster in Japan, involving GE-designed reactors, hasn't helped the conglomerate's reputation.

But there's still cause for optimism. GE's order backlog for core industrial products like turbines and locomotive engines stands at $175 billion, and could grow if plans for a $53 billion high-speed rail project ever win Congressional approval. Meanwhile, Immelt has been allocating some $20 billion of capital annually into energy-oriented businesses. No wonder shares have nearly tripled since the depths of the financial crisis. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 151,628.0 -3.3
Profits 11,644.0 5.6
Assets 751,216.0
Stockholders' equity 118,936.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 209,715.2
Profits as % of  
Revenues 7.7
Assets 1.6
Stockholders' equity 9.8
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 1.06
% change from 2009 5.0
2000-2010 annual growth rate % -1.8
Total return to investors %
2010 23.9
2000-2010 annual rate -6.3
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Fannie Mae 5 153,825.0
2 General Electric 6 151,628.0
3 Freddie Mac 20 98,368.0
4 INTL FCStone 51 46,940.3
5 Marsh & McLennan 225 10,931.0
6 Ameriprise Financial 246 10,046.0
7 Aon 286 8,512.0
8 SLM 344 6,776.3
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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