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10. Hewlett-Packard
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Rank: 10 (Previous rank: 11)
CEO: Margaret C. Whitman
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The world's largest computer manufacturer had another shaky year. The company's board ousted CEO Leo Apotheker after barely a year on the job. The troubled technology giant offered the top spot to former eBay boss Meg Whitman. (She had been an HP director as well as a strategic advisor at Kleiner Perkins.)

The move came at a pivotal time for HP, which is still struggling to find a path forward. In her first decisive step, Whitman announced the company would combine two of its biggest divisions, printers and PCs. Whitman is beginning her tenure with a number of other strategic consolidations across business units as well.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 127,245.0 1.0
Profits 7,074.0 -19.3
Assets 129,517.0
Stockholders' equity 38,625.0
Market value (3/29/2012) 46,487.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 5.6
Assets 5.5
Stockholders' equity 18.3
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 3.32
% change from 2010 -10.0
2001-2011 annual growth rate % 31.8
Total return to investors %
2011 -38.2
2001-2011 annual rate 3.5
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 10 127,245.0
2 Apple 17 108,249.0
3 Dell 44 62,071.0
4 Xerox 127 22,626.0
5 NCR 447 5,443.0
6 Pitney Bowes 461 5,278.0
Issue date: May 21, 2012
Figures are for fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2011.
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