Money losers

Just how far into the red are stalwarts like Goodyear and Tyson Foods? Bigger isn't always better -- 17 of Fortune's Global 500 are actually in the red.

Centrica
Centrica
Global 500 rank: 218 (Previous rank: 238)
2006 loss: $285 million

Britain's largest natural gas-based electric utility enjoyed a near monopoly for many years. But when a new natural gas pipeline from Norway and Holland to Britain opened last year, competitors swooped in to sell gas to consumers. The upswing in supply, combined with an unusually warm autumn, saw gas prices fall and Centrica's profits collapse.

See more Global 500 data for Centrica

Ford

Vodafone

Delta

Delphi

GM

Coca-Cola Enterprises

TUI

Lear

CPC

Sanyo

Goodyear

Centrica

Hitachi

Alcatel-Lucent

Tyson

JAL

Tech Data
Full list Old-economy outfits top Fortune's annual Global 500 list, thanks to rising oil prices and a slew of mergers that drove record profits. (more)
The top 25 Wal-Mart retakes the lead as the world's biggest company. See which other outfits top our list. (more)
Most profitable Exxon Mobil leads our list of top earners this year. Which other companies are among the most profitable on the planet? (more)