FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top companies
Most Profitable Companies: Return on Shareholders' Equity
1 TXU 228 362.5
2 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 112 312.3
3 AutoZone 378 146.0
4 Amazon.com 272 145.9
5 Celanese 356 117.9
6 Avon Products 281 106.7
7 NVR 410 103.0
8 Colgate-Palmolive 204 100.1
9 Rite Aid 129 93.7
10 Dell 25 86.5
11 Kerr-McGee 320 78.0
12 Frontier Oil 496 61.2
13 American Standard 230 60.3
14 Anheuser-Busch 146 55.0
15 Freeport-McMoRan Cpr. & Gld 480 54.0
16 Ashland 239 53.6
17 Yum Brands 257 52.6
18 SPX 446 51.6
19 Hershey 442 48.3
20 Sunoco 66 47.5
21 RadioShack 423 45.3
22 Tenneco 463 45.0
23 Kellogg 233 42.9
24 Navistar International 201 42.7
25 Procter & Gamble 24 41.5
26 Pitney Bowes 394 40.4
27 AES 221 39.5
28 Halliburton 103 37.0
29 SLM 331 36.5
30 TJX 138 36.5
31 Black & Decker 330 35.7
32 American Express 69 35.4
33 Occidental Petroleum 133 35.1
34 Sysco 68 34.9
35 Eastman Chemical 315 34.6
36 Caterpillar 55 33.8
37 Exxon Mobil 1 32.5
38 Ryland Group 444 32.5
39 Science Applications Intl. 285 32.3
40 H&R Block 467 32.2
41 Terex 355 31.8
42 Performance Food Group 349 31.8
43 3M 101 31.7
44 Ball 374 31.3
45 Harley-Davidson 380 31.1
46 Nucor 177 30.6
47 ONEOK 176 30.5
48 Wyeth 119 30.5
49 Burlington Resources 298 30.3
50 Cigna 130 30.3
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)