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35. Apple
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Rank: 35 (Previous rank: 56)
CEO: Steven P. Jobs
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Apple climbed 21 slots into the top 50 of the Fortune 500 this year. How'd it get there? The company not only continues to expand its reach in existing markets, it also keeps creating new ones.

Take the iPad, which showed the world the power of tablet computing when it was introduced last year. iPad 2 followed, and was one of the most highly anticipated electronic products this year. CEO Steve Jobs' appearance at its debut in March reassured shareholders worried about his most recent medical leave. Regardless of who's in charge, though, investors have plenty of reason to believe Apple's magic spell on consumers can continue. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 65,225.0 78.5
Profits 14,013.0 145.7
Assets 75,183.0
Stockholders' equity 47,791.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 323,866.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 21.5
Assets 18.6
Stockholders' equity 29.3
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 15.15
% change from 2009 140.9
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 30.1
Total return to investors %
2010 53.1
2000-2010 annual rate 45.8
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 11 126,033.0
2 Apple 35 65,225.0
3 Dell 41 61,494.0
4 Xerox 121 21,633.0
5 Pitney Bowes 421 5,425.3
6 NCR 469 4,819.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2010.
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New York 57
California 53
Texas 51
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Goldman Sachs 54
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