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Industries
Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2010 $ millions % change from 2010
1 Procter & Gamble 27 82,559.0 3.6 11,797.0 -7.4
2 Kimberly-Clark 137 20,846.0 5.6 1,591.0 -13.7
3 Colgate-Palmolive 155 16,734.0 7.5 2,431.0 10.3
4 Avon Products 234 11,291.6 3.9 513.6 -15.3
5 Este Lauder 290 8,810.0 13.0 700.8 46.5
6 Clorox 456 5,326.0 -3.8 557.0 -7.6
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 Procter & Gamble 14.3 8.5 17.4
2 Kimberly-Clark 7.6 8.2 30.3
3 Colgate-Palmolive 14.5 19.1 102.4
4 Avon Products 4.5 6.6 32.7
5 Este Lauder 8.0 11.2 26.7
6 Clorox 10.5 13.4 N.A.
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 2001-2011 Annual growth (%) 2001-2011 Annual rate (%) 2011 (%) Number % change from 2010
1 Procter & Gamble 14.3 7.9 7.1 129,000 1.6
2 Kimberly-Clark 2.8 5.6 21.6 57,000 0.0
3 Colgate-Palmolive 10.1 7.0 18.1 38,600 -1.5
4 Avon Products 2.8 -0.5 -37.4 40,600 -3.3
5 Este Lauder 11.6 14.6 40.6 32,300 3.5
6 Clorox 11.5 8.1 8.8 8,100 -2.4
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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