1988 Profits
1 Intl. Business Machines 4 5,258.0
2 Exxon Mobil 2 4,840.0
3 Ford Motor 3 4,625.0
4 General Motors 1 3,551.0
5 General Electric 6 2,915.0
6 AT&T 8 2,044.0
7 Altria Group 12 1,842.0
8 DuPont 9 1,786.0
9 Amoco 14 1,360.0
10 Chrysler 10 1,290.0
11 Mobil 5 1,258.0
12 Dow Chemical 24 1,240.0
13 Shell Oil 13 1,230.0
14 Atlantic Richfield 18 1,224.0
15 Nabisco Group Holdings 19 1,209.0
16 Eastman Kodak 25 1,178.0
17 Digital Equipment 38 1,137.0
18 ITT Industries 45 1,018.0
19 ChevronTexaco 11 1,007.0
20 3M 37 918.0
21 Coca-Cola 54 916.0
22 Merck 80 906.0
23 Wyeth 82 845.0
24 Johnson & Johnson 50 833.0
25 Hercules 150 821.0
26 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 35 771.0
27 CBS 33 739.0
28 Bristol-Myers Squibb 76 710.0
29 Pfizer 83 690.0
30 Honeywell Intl. 28 656.0
31 Hewlett-Packard 49 644.0
32 Eli Lilly 111 644.0
33 Rockwell Automation 27 635.0
34 Abbott Laboratories 97 633.0
35 Anheuser-Busch 47 615.0
36 PepsiCo 29 595.0
37 United Technologies 15 592.0
38 Xerox 34 578.0
39 Unisys 36 578.0
40 US Pharmaceuticals 100 570.0
41 BP America 22 564.0
42 Ralston Purina 70 523.0
43 Fortune Brands 65 523.0
44 LTV 56 503.0
45 Kraft 31 489.0
46 Boeing 20 480.0
47 GenCorp 139 475.0
48 Emerson Electric 67 467.0
49 Georgia-Pacific 44 458.0
50 Weyerhaeuser 58 447.0
51 Raytheon 53 445.0
52 General Dynamics 39 437.0
53 Monsanto 55 436.0
54 Lockheed Martin 30 421.0
55 NCR 74 419.0
56 International Paper 52 407.0
57 Kellogg 114 396.0
58 Champion International 90 382.0
59 Teledyne 134 377.0
60 PPG Industries 78 377.0
61 Squibb 182 358.0
62 Bestfoods 84 355.0
63 Caterpillar 48 350.0
64 Sunoco 43 348.0
65 Newmont Mining 450 341.0
66 H.J. Heinz 88 339.0
67 J.E. Seagram 192 338.0
68 Baxter International 66 331.0
69 Procter & Gamble 17 327.0
70 Kimberly-Clark 85 325.0
71 Gannett 141 319.0
72 Schering-Plough 149 316.0
73 McDonnell Douglas 26 313.0
74 Texas Instruments 75 309.0
75 Motorola 62 308.0
76 Pharmacia 160 305.0
77 Warner-Lambert 121 296.0
78 Asarco 255 279.0
79 American Cyanamid 106 276.0
80 Times Mirror 136 267.0
81 Sara Lee 40 267.0
82 Borden Chemical 64 267.0
83 Archer Daniels Midland 71 265.0
84 Textron 72 256.0
85 Honeywell 63 254.0
86 Whitman 92 252.0
87 Quantum Chemical 154 252.0
88 Time Warner 104 250.0
89 AMP 171 250.0
90 Freeport-McMoran 230 249.0
91 Intel 200 248.0
92 Campbell Soup 94 247.0
93 Quaker Oats 93 244.0
94 TRW 61 243.0
95 Occidental Petroleum 16 240.0
96 GAF 356 238.0
97 Scott Paper 109 234.0
98 Union Carbide 59 232.0
99 Martin Marietta 79 231.0
100 Amerada Hess 87 230.0
 
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