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10. Freeport-McMoRan
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Freeport-McMoRan
Rank: 10 (Previous rank: 19)
CEO: Richard C. Adkerson
Address: One North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4414
World's largest publicly traded copper producer has soared with commodities prices.
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues 20,363.0 92 6
Net income** 3,321.0 ó ó
Total return ó 53 22
Earnings per share ó 51 50
Share price  
As of 9/3/08 $80.36
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 8
Industry: Mining
Rank Company Revenues
($ millions)
1 Brush Engineered Materials 944.8
2 Freeport-McMoRan 20,363.0
3 Titanium Metals 1,186.9
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
Notes:
* The S&P 500 returned 4.41% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
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