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6. General Electric
General Electric
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 6 (Previous rank: 6)
Compare tool: General Electric vs. Top 10
CEO: Jeffrey R. Immelt
Address: 3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Phone: 203-373-2211
Website: www.ge.com
The conglomerate had a tough year. First, its financial services and mortgage units were hit by the credit crisis, and then its NBC Universal entertainment unit was slammed by the Writers Guild strike.

But year-end earnings were buoyed by big-ticket items such as locomotives, jet engines and water treatment plants - enough to make GE the second-most profitable corporation in the Fortune 500.

Revenues 176,656.0 5.0
Profits 22,208.0 6.6
Assets 795,337.0
Stockholders' equity 115,559.0
Market value (3/28/2008) 365,582.4
Revenues 12.6
Assets 2.8
Stockholders' equity 19.2
2007 $ 2.17
% change from 2006 8.5
1997-2007 annual growth rate % 10.2
2007 2.6
1997-2007 annual rate 6.5
1 General Electric 6 176,656.0
2 Fannie Mae 53 43,355.0
3 Freddie Mac 54 43,104.0
4 American Express 75 32,316.0
5 GMAC 78 31,490.0
6 Countrywide Financial 104 23,442.1
7 Marsh & McLennan 220 12,148.0
8 Aon 263 9,973.0
9 SLM 286 9,171.1
10 Ameriprise Financial 296 8,909.0
11 CIT Group 306 8,605.0
12 Blackstone Group 666 3,050.1
13 Annaly Capital Management 789 2,416.7
14 AmeriCredit 805 2,339.9
15 Moody's 824 2,259.0
16 Nelnet 850 2,155.2
17 Arthur J. Gallagher 981 1,675.1
From the May 5, 2008 issue
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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