FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Industry: Wholesalers: Diversified
REVENUES PROFITS
1 Genuine Parts 245 9,783 8 437 11
2 World Fuel Services 264 8,734 55 40 39
3 Ryerson 371 5,782 75 104 91
4 BlueLinx Holdings 387 5,622 N.A. 45 N.A.
5 Fisher Scientific Intl. 389 5,590 20 389 134
6 W.W. Grainger 391 5,527 9 346 21
7 Hughes Supply 400 5,438 23 152 23
8 Wesco International 466 4,421 18 104 59
9 Graybar Electric 476 4,288 5 17 20
10 Anixter International 509 3,847 18 90 16
11 Reliance Steel & Alum. 559 3,371 14 205 21
12 Airgas 709 2,411 27 92 15
13 Builders FirstSource 730 2,338 N.A. 49 N.A.
14 True Value 798 2,043 1 48 10
15 Applied Ind. Technologies 888 1,717 13 55 76
16 Watsco 903 1,683 28 70 46
17 Earle M. Jorgensen 927 1,609 55 98 539
18 SCP Pool 945 1,553 18 84 25
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
Andrea JungThere are more women running FORTUNE 500 companies this year than there were last year. Currently, 10 FORTUNE 500 companies are run by women (up from 9 last year), and a total of 20 FORTUNE 1000 companies have women in the top job (up from 19). (more)