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America’s Corporations Made A Record $824 Billion Last Year, As Conservatives Claim Obama Is Anti-Business
ThinkProgress | Pat Garofalo | 05/07/12

The Fortune 500 generated a total of $824.5 billion in earnings last year, up 16.4% over 2010. That beats the previous record of $785 billion, set in 2006 during a roaring economy. The 2011 profits are outsized based on two key historical metrics. They represent 7% of total sales, vs. an average of 5.14% over the 58-year history of the Fortune 500. Companies are also garnering exceptional returns on their capital. The 500 achieved a return-on-equity of 14.3%, far above the historical norm of 12%. ... Read more

List of companies by revenue
Rank Company
name
Primary
industry
Revenue
(USD billion)
Market cap
USD million)
Employees
1 ExxonMobil Oil and gas $486.429 $417,166 82,100
2 Royal Dutch Shell Oil and gas $470.171 $228,128 90,000
3 Walmart Retail $446.950 $192,098 2,150,000
4 BP Oil and gas $386.460 $137,042 97,600
5 Vitol Raw materials $297.000 - -
6 Sinopec Oil and gas $273.420 $101,583 400,513
7 Chevron Oil and gas $253.706 $215,780 61,189
8 ConocoPhillips Oil and gas $251.226 $100,054 29,800
9 Toyota Motors Automotive $235.890 $136,891 316,121
10 State Grid Corporation of China Electricity $226.294 - 1,564,001
11 PetroChina Oil and gas $221.570 $326,199 464,000
12 Total S.A. Oil and gas $220.415 $124,916 111,401
13 Volkswagen Group Automotive $210.776 $69,620 501,956
14 Japan Post Holdings Conglomerate $203.958 - 229,134
15 Glencore Raw materials $186.200 - 52,000
16 Saudi Aramco Oil and gas $182.396 - 54,441
17 Gazprom Oil and Gas $158.100 $150,058 432,000
18 Fannie Mae Financial services $153.800 - 7,300
19 General Motors Automotive $150.280 $57,933 284,000
20 General Electric Conglomerate $147.300 $194,875 287,000
21 Carrefour Retailing $146.580 $29,173 475,976
22 Petrobras Oil and gas $145.900 $247,417 80,492
23 Berkshire Hathaway Conglomerate $143.688 $198,307 217,000
24 Samsung Electronics Conglomerate $142.400 $136,229 275,000
25 Allianz Financial services $142.240 $54,223 151,388
26 Daimler AG Automotive $139.168 $72,220 267,274
27 Ford Motor Company Automotive $136.260 $72,220 327,531
28 Eni Oil and gas $129.957 $87,800 78,417
29 Hewlett-Packard Information technology $127.240 $92,217 266,590
30 AT&T Telecommunications $126.723 $173,636 321,000
31 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Telecommunications $124.330 $65,641 205,288
32 Assicurazioni Generali Insurance $121.299 $29,679 85,368
33 Cargill Agriculture $119.500 - 158,000
34 E.ON Electricity; gas $118.524 $61,567 85,105
35 JX Holdings Energy $116.414 $17,900 -
36 GDF Suez Public utilities $112.88 $81,043 160,700
37 AXA Financial services $112.418 $38,750 189,927
38 Hitachi, Ltd. Conglomerate $112.239 $24,121 361,745
39 McKesson Corporation Health care $112.084 $19,800 31,800
40 Bank of America Banking $111.39 $134,536 203,425
41 Tesco Retailing $110.85 $53,430 492,714
42 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Financial services $109.956 - 5,000
43 Apple Inc. Electronics $108.249 $588,540 63,300
44 Honda Automotive $107.985 $71,805 181,876
45 Verizon Telecommunications $106.565 $101,142 203,100
46 Nissan Motors Automotive $105.523 $43,086 127,625
47 Panasonic Corporation Electronics $105.035 $34,873 290,493
48 Nestlé Food processing $104.972 $203,534 253,000
49 LUKoil Oil and Gas $104.956 $48,537 150,000
50 Pemex Oil and gas $103.538 - 138,215
51 Hon Hai Precision Industry Electronics $102.855 $38,935 920,000
52 JPMorgan Chase Financial Services $102.694 $165,827 176,000
53 Cardinal Health Health care $102.644 $14,200 40,000
54 Koch Industries Conglomerate $100.0 - 80,000
55 Petróleos de Venezuela Oil and gas $94.929 - 67,900
56 IBM Information technology $106.9 $182,329 426,752
57 Siemens AG Conglomerate $98.870 $113,690 405,000
58 Hyundai Motors Automotive $98.858 $33,675 117,000
59 Enel Electricity generation $97.782 $47,180 58,548
60 CVS Caremark Retailing $96.413 $47,246 160,000
61 Lloyds Banking Group Financial Services $95.342 $70,023 72,000
62 UnitedHealth Group Health care $94.155 $39,719 87,000
63 Rosneft Oil and gas $91.975 $75,979 106,000
64 Statoil Oil and gas $90.733 $76,034 30,344
65 Metro AG Retailing $89.87 $23,427 263,794
66 Aviva Financial services $89.890 $20,500 59,000
67 BMW Automotive $89.047 $50,288 104,342
68 Electricité de France Electricity generation $87.073 $76,133 156,152
69 Costco Retailing $87.048 $31,521 132,000
70 Citigroup Financial services $86.601 $137,407 299,000
71 National Mutual Insurance Federation
of Agricultural Cooperatives
Insurance $86.547 - 6,248
72 Sony Electronics $86.521 $36,255 167,900
73 BASF Chemical Industry $85.347 $73,560 109,140
74 Wells Fargo Banking / Financial services $85.21 $162,659 160,000
75 Société Générale Financial Services $84.868 $40,274 120,000
76 Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Oil and gas $84.594 - 18,500
77 Deutsche Telekom Telecommunications $83.407 $55,972 246,777
78 Procter & Gamble Consumer goods $82.559 $180,072 129,000
79 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Banking $82.536 $251,078 301,537
80 Valero Energy Oil and gas $82.233 $15,900 22,000
81 Kroger Retailing $82.189 $15,200 334,000
82 Nippon Life Insurance Insurance $81.315 - 67,348
83 Telefónica Telecommunications $80.938 $103,872 173,554
84 Repsol YPF Oil and Gas $80.747 $34,149 41,017
85 Archer Daniels Midland Agriculture, Food processing $80.676 $19,218 30,000
86 AmerisourceBergen Health care $80.218 $10,100 12,300
87 HSBC Financial services $80.014 $180,289 302,000
88 SK Group Conglomerate $79.603 $4,300 -
89 National Iranian Oil Company Oil and gas $79.277 - 36,000
90 Trafigura Raw materials $79.2 - 4,000
91 ArcelorMittal Steel $78.025 $59,428 273,811
92 American International Group Financial services $77.301 $67,100 86,000
93 Toshiba Conglomerate $77.090 $23,094 199,000
94 Petronas Oil and gas $76.822 - 33,944
95 Indian Oil Corporation Oil and Gas $75.632 $18,624 36,127
96 Fiat Conglomerate $75.172 $25,346 162,237
97 ZEN-NOH Agricultural marketing $75.111 - 8,530
98 PSA Peugeot Citroën Automotive $74.909 $8,700 186,220
99 Vodafone Telecommunications $73.635 $135,255 83,862
100 Marathon Oil Oil and gas $73.621 $26,288 28,855

05.09.2012. 07:52

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