FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top companies
Best Investments: Total Return to Shareholders (10 Years)
1 NVR 410 53.0
2 Dell 25 39.4
3 Jabil Circuit 303 38.7
4 Best Buy 76 37.7
5 Frontier Oil 496 37.6
6 Ryland Group 444 36.8
7 Whole Foods Market 449 36.6
8 MDC Holdings 437 33.8
9 Qualcomm 381 32.5
10 Kinder Morgan Energy 243 31.6
11 Lennar 161 30.2
12 Hovnanian Enterprises 403 29.5
13 Express Scripts 134 29.4
14 Standard Pacific 493 29.4
15 Ross Stores 431 29.2
16 Lehman Brothers 62 29.1
17 Terex 355 28.7
18 D.R. Horton 162 28.2
19 Starbucks 338 27.6
20 Capital One Financial 187 27.4
21 Paccar 157 27.4
22 KB Home 254 27.2
23 Beazer Homes USA 429 26.8
24 TJX 138 26.6
25 SLM 331 26.0
26 Pulte Homes 147 25.7
27 Centex 175 25.4
28 Target 29 25.4
29 Echostar Communications 273 24.9
30 Apple Computer 159 24.6
31 First American Corp. 284 24.5
32 CDW 343 24.1
33 Mohawk Industries 327 23.6
34 Lowe's 42 23.5
35 Bear Stearns 202 23.2
36 Fidelity National Financial 248 23.1
37 Pilgrim's Pride 382 22.5
38 UnitedHealth Group 37 22.5
39 Golden West Financial 326 22.4
40 Harley-Davidson 380 22.4
41 Sunoco 66 22.4
42 Time Warner 40 22.3
43 Bed Bath & Beyond 419 22.2
44 Kohl's 166 22.2
45 World Fuel Services 264 22.1
46 Progressive 153 22.0
47 EMC 249 21.9
48 Murphy Oil 193 21.9
49 Tesoro 132 21.8
50 Commercial Metals 329 21.7
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)