FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top companies
Most Profitable Companies: Return on Revenue
1 Kerr-McGee 320 46.4
2 Qualcomm 381 37.8
3 Yahoo 412 36.1
4 Burlington Resources 298 35.7
5 Anadarko Petroleum 314 34.8
6 Apache 299 34.6
7 Occidental Petroleum 133 32.4
8 Microsoft 48 30.8
9 Amgen 181 29.6
10 Devon Energy 219 27.3
11 U.S. Bancorp 131 27.0
12 Oracle 196 24.5
13 Clorox 460 24.5
14 Franklin Resources 474 24.5
15 Google 353 23.9
16 Freeport-McMoRan Cpr. & Gld 480 23.8
17 eBay 458 23.8
18 Cisco Systems 83 23.1
19 SPX 446 22.8
20 Golden West Financial 326 22.3
21 Intel 49 22.3
22 SLM 331 21.2
23 Coca-Cola 89 21.1
24 BB&T Corp. 292 21.1
25 Merck 95 21.0
26 Fifth Third Bancorp 308 20.7
27 Johnson & Johnson 32 20.6
28 Ashland 239 20.3
29 Chesapeake Energy 451 20.3
30 Bank of America Corp. 12 19.6
31 Wyeth 119 19.5
32 Wells Fargo 46 19.0
33 Bank of New York Co. 278 18.9
34 Citigroup 8 18.8
35 Avaya 434 18.8
36 Wachovia Corp. 57 18.5
37 Marshall & Ilsley Corp. 499 18.4
38 SunTrust Banks 217 18.3
39 National City Corp. 213 18.0
40 Echostar Communications 273 18.0
41 Medtronic 235 17.9
42 Texas Instruments 167 17.4
43 Applied Materials 317 17.3
44 Phelps Dodge 260 17.2
45 KeyCorp 325 16.9
46 Harley-Davidson 380 16.9
47 PNC Financial Services Group 290 16.8
48 CIT Group 384 16.8
49 TXU 228 16.5
50 Regions Financial 354 16.3
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)