FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top companies
Best Investments: Total Return to Shareholders (5 Years)
1 Frontier Oil 496 62.9
2 Hovnanian Enterprises 403 60.3
3 World Fuel Services 264 59.4
4 Apple Computer 159 57.4
5 Commercial Metals 329 48.7
6 Ryland Group 444 48.4
7 Freeport-McMoRan Cpr. & Gld 480 47.0
8 Tenneco 463 45.6
9 United Auto Group 214 42.6
10 Wesco International 466 42.6
11 Valero Energy 15 42.1
12 NVR 410 41.5
13 J.C. Penney 118 41.4
14 Beazer Homes USA 429 40.8
15 Tesoro 132 39.7
16 eBay 458 39.3
17 Sunoco 66 39.0
18 Whole Foods Market 449 38.8
19 D.R. Horton 162 38.6
20 Coventry Health Care 328 36.9
21 Aetna 91 35.8
22 Energy Transfer Partners 347 35.3
23 Ikon Office Solutions 469 35.3
24 KB Home 254 35.2
25 Nordstrom 293 34.7
26 Office Depot 154 34.5
27 Centex 175 34.1
28 Pilgrim's Pride 382 34.1
29 Hughes Supply 400 33.5
30 UnitedHealth Group 37 32.3
31 Murphy Oil 193 30.9
32 Caremark Rx 60 30.7
33 Occidental Petroleum 133 30.7
34 Lennar 161 30.6
35 Pulte Homes 147 30.6
36 MDC Holdings 437 30.2
37 Owens Corning 341 29.9
38 Owens-Illinois 312 29.9
39 Paccar 157 29.9
40 Terex 355 29.7
41 Nucor 177 29.5
42 Rockwell Automation 427 29.5
43 AutoNation 115 29.4
44 Ball 374 29.3
45 Burlington Resources 298 29.3
46 Norfolk Southern 270 29.2
47 Boston Scientific 346 29.0
48 Constellation Brands 487 29.0
49 Humana 150 28.9
50 W.R. Berkley 428 28.9
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)