FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top companies
Fastest Growing Companies: Growth in Profits (5 Yr.)
1 Wachovia Corp. 57 126.7
2 Cummins 238 122.9
3 Phelps Dodge 260 110.7
4 Progressive 153 102.2
5 Sherwin-Williams 311 101.0
6 Ashland 239 93.9
7 Yahoo 412 84.4
8 Triad Hospitals 432 83.4
9 eBay 458 79.0
10 Freeport-McMoRan Cpr. & Gld 480 78.2
11 Aetna 91 64.4
12 National Oilwell Varco 452 62.4
13 W.R. Berkley 428 58.2
14 Hovnanian Enterprises 403 57.0
15 Baker Hughes 310 52.7
16 HCA 84 52.2
17 Coventry Health Care 328 49.6
18 Frontier Oil 496 48.3
19 International Paper 82 47.2
20 Norfolk Southern 270 47.2
21 Performance Food Group 349 44.0
22 Ryland Group 444 43.6
23 Marathon Oil 23 43.4
24 Safeco 339 43.3
25 Fisher Scientific Intl. 389 43.0
26 NVR 410 43.0
27 AGCO 399 42.3
28 Commercial Metals 329 41.6
29 D.R. Horton 162 40.5
30 Office Depot 154 40.3
31 Air Products & Chem. 282 40.1
32 Dollar General 268 38.8
33 SPX 446 38.7
34 MetLife 35 38.5
35 Nordstrom 293 38.4
36 Pulte Homes 147 38.4
37 Fidelity National Financial 248 38.4
38 Starbucks 338 37.9
39 Lennar 161 37.8
40 Quest Diagnostics 392 37.6
41 Toll Brothers 370 37.4
42 Raytheon 97 36.2
43 Countrywide Financial 122 36.1
44 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 112 35.9
45 Burlington Resources 298 35.3
46 UnitedHealth Group 37 35.3
47 Ball 374 34.8
48 Nucor 177 34.2
49 Valero Energy 15 34.2
50 Tesoro 132 32.7
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
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
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)