FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top industries
Best Investments By Industry: Total Return to Shareholders* (1 Year)
1 Petroleum Refining 60.7
2 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 53.6
3 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 51.6
4 Health Care: Insurance & Managed Care 51.3
5 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 34.1
6 Railroads 26.7
7 Wholesalers: Health Care 25.3
8 Insurance: P & C (stock) 24.3
9 Securities 23.5
10 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 17.7
11 Homebuilders 17.3
12 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 16.9
13 Food & Drug Stores 16.9
14 Energy 13.7
15 Metals 13.3
16 Aerospace and Defense 10.3
17 Wholesalers: Diversified 10.2
18 Utilities: Gas & Electric 9.6
19 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 8.0
20 Pipelines 7.7
21 Medical Products & Equipment 7.2
22 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.0
23 General Merchandisers 6.6
24 Automotive Retailing, Services 6.4
25 Food Production 5.9
26 Health Care: Medical Facilities 5.4
27 Diversified Financials 4.9
28 Internet Services and Retailing 4.0
29 Food Services 3.7
30 Commercial Banks 2.6
31 Pharmaceuticals 1.0
32 Food Consumer Products 1.0
33 Chemicals 0.4
34 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 0.4
35 Specialty Retailers -0.6
36 Industrial & Farm Equipment -1.8
37 Beverages -4.0
38 Household and Personal Products -4.2
39 Network and Other Communications Equipment -4.5
40 Telecommunications -5.6
41 Information Technology Services -5.9
42 Packaging, Containers -7.1
43 Apparel -8.9
44 Entertainment -9.8
45 Computers, Office Equipment -10.0
46 Wholesalers: Food and Grocery -10.6
47 Publishing, Printing -12.4
48 Airlines -13.1
49 Motor Vehicles & Parts -22.4
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
Footnote:
*Including capital gains or losses plus reinvested dividends.
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)