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Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2010 $ millions % change from 2010
1 McDonald's 107 27,006.0 12.2 5,503.1 11.3
2 Yum Brands 213 12,626.0 11.3 1,319.0 13.9
3 Starbucks 227 11,700.4 9.3 1,245.7 31.7
4 Darden Restaurants 342 7,500.2 5.4 476.3 17.8
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 McDonald's 20.4 16.7 38.2
2 Yum Brands 10.4 14.9 72.4
3 Starbucks 10.6 16.9 28.4
4 Darden Restaurants 6.4 8.7 24.6
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 2001-2011 Annual growth (%) 2001-2011 Annual rate (%) 2011 (%) Number % change from 2010
1 McDonald's 15.5 17.0 34.6 420,000 5.0
2 Yum Brands 13.0 18.4 22.7 263,290 22.2
3 Starbucks 21.6 17.4 45.3 149,000 8.8
4 Darden Restaurants 12.3 8.5 1.2 178,500 2.6
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
California 53
Texas 52
New York 50
Company Rank
Google 73
NetApp 474
NuStar Energy 377
Company 2011 $ (millions)
Exxon $41,060.0
Chevron $26,895.0
Apple $25,922.0
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