FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Industry: Food Consumer Products
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE TOTAL RETURN TO INVESTORS EMPLOYEES
1 PepsiCo 9 10 15 157,000 3
2 Sara Lee 1 4 -19 137,000 -9
3 ConAgra Foods 2 3 -28 38,000 -3
4 General Mills 10 9 2 27,800 1
5 Dean Foods N.A. N.A. 35 27,030 -6
6 Kellogg 8 4 -1 25,600 2
7 H.J. Heinz 3 5 -11 41,000 9
8 Land O'Lakes N.A. N.A. N.A. 7,500 -6
9 Campbell Soup 2 3 2 24,000 0
10 Dole Food N.A. N.A. N.A. 72,000 13
11 Hormel Foods 9 12 6 17,600 13
12 Hershey 9 15 1 12,680 -15
13 Wm. Wrigley Jr. 9 12 -2 14,300 -3
14 Del Monte Foods N.A. N.A. -5 13,050 2
15 McCormick 10 12 -18 8,000 0
16 J.M. Smucker 5 9 -5 3,700 25
17 Flowers Foods N.A. N.A. 33 7,500 7
18 Ralcorp Holdings 9 12 -5 6,370 6
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.
How the states stack up
Texas 56
New York 55
California 52
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our 2006 ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
FedEx 212,241
Intel 48,655
Starbucks 91,056
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130.0
Citigroup 24,589.0
Bank of America Corp. 16,465.0
Best investments
Best Investments By Industry: Total Return to Shareholders (1 Year)
Petroleum Refining 60.7%
Mining, Crude-Oil Production 53.6%
Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 51.6%
Women CEOs of FORTUNE 500 companies
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