FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Industry: Chemicals
REVENUES PROFITS
1 Dow Chemical 36 46,307 15 4,515 61
2 DuPont 73 28,491 2 2,053 15
3 Lyondell Chemical 121 18,606 212 531 883
4 Huntsman 172 12,986 13 -35 N.A.
5 PPG Industries 232 10,201 7 596 -13
6 Ashland 239 9,860 12 2,004 430
7 Air Products & Chem. 282 8,144 10 712 18
8 Rohm & Haas 286 7,994 10 637 28
9 Praxair 297 7,656 16 726 4
10 Sherwin-Williams 311 7,191 18 463 18
11 Eastman Chemical 315 7,059 7 557 228
12 Monsanto 336 6,439 18 255 -5
13 Celanese 356 6,070 N.A. 277 N.A.
14 Avery Dennison 393 5,496 3 226 -19
15 Engelhard 454 4,618 11 238 1
16 Ecolab 459 4,535 8 320 3
17 Hexion Specialty Chemicals 462 4,470 165 -87 N.A.
18 Mosaic 470 4,397 N.A. 166 N.A.
19 Lubrizol 486 4,099 30 189 103
20 Nalco Holding 566 3,312 9 48 N.A.
21 Chemtura 597 3,123 23 -185 N.A.
22 Rockwood Holdings 598 3,121 N.A. 96 N.A.
23 Cytec Industries 617 3,000 74 59 -53
24 Solutia 637 2,825 5 8 N.A.
25 Valspar 648 2,714 11 148 3
26 PolyOne 674 2,570 -2 47 100
27 W.R. Grace 675 2,570 14 67 N.A.
28 RPM International 678 2,556 9 105 -26
29 UAP Holding 693 2,507 N.A. 29 N.A.
30 Scotts Miracle-Gro 719 2,369 15 101 0
31 Georgia Gulf 745 2,274 3 96 -10
32 FMC 771 2,150 5 117 -27
33 Cabot 772 2,125 10 -48 -139
34 Albemarle 776 2,108 39 115 110
35 Hercules 787 2,069 4 -41 -252
36 Intl. Flavors & Frag. 812 1,993 -2 193 -2
37 Terra Industries 824 1,939 29 22 -67
38 CF Industries 833 1,908 N.A. -39 N.A.
39 Sigma-Aldrich 909 1,667 18 258 11
40 H.B. Fuller 965 1,512 7 62 73
41 Schulman (A.) 995 1,436 16 32 15
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
Footnote:
Due to slight differences in rounding, industry data online may not exactly match the FORTUNE 500 magazine version.
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New York 55
California 52
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Most profitable companies
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Best investments
Best Investments By Industry: Total Return to Shareholders (1 Year)
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Mining, Crude-Oil Production 53.6%
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