FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top industries
Most Bang For The Buck: Revenues Per Dollar of Equity
1 Motor Vehicles & Parts 11.2
2 Automotive Retailing, Services 9.6
3 Wholesalers: Health Care 9.4
4 Wholesalers: Diversified 9.0
5 Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 8.0
6 Food & Drug Stores 7.1
7 Engineering, Construction 6.3
8 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 5.5
9 Food Production 5.1
10 Specialty Retailers 4.8
11 Pipelines 4.7
12 Health Care: Medical Facilities 4.6
13 Food Consumer Products 4.5
14 Petroleum Refining 4.4
15 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 4.0
16 General Merchandisers 3.7
17 Household and Personal Products 3.7
18 Packaging, Containers 3.7
19 Food Services 3.6
20 Metals 3.6
21 Industrial & Farm Equipment 3.5
22 Energy 3.3
23 Chemicals 3.1
24 Homebuilders 2.8
25 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 2.7
26 Computers, Office Equipment 2.6
27 Health Care: Insurance & Managed Care 2.6
28 Aerospace and Defense 2.6
29 Information Technology Services 2.6
30 Apparel 2.4
31 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 2.4
32 Beverages 2.4
33 Diversified Financials 1.7
34 Utilities: Gas & Electric 1.7
35 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 1.6
36 Network and Other Communications Equipment 1.6
37 Insurance: P & C (stock) 1.6
38 Medical Products & Equipment 1.5
39 Publishing, Printing 1.5
40 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 1.3
41 Securities 1.3
42 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 1.3
43 Pharmaceuticals 1.3
44 Railroads 1.0
45 Entertainment 0.9
46 Commercial Banks 0.8
47 Telecommunications 0.8
48 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 0.8
49 Internet Services and Retailing 0.7
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)