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45. Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical
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Rank: 45 (Previous rank: 46)
CEO: Andrew N. Liveris
Compare tool: Dow Chemical vs. Top 10
The recession was tough on the chemicals business. Now, though, Dow is hoping to see its fertilizer business grow, as high commodity prices lead farmers to boost planting again.

Meanwhile, Dow is committing $10 million to work with the Nature Conservancy on a review of how Dow's business practices affect different ecosystems. Some of its green efforts have already saved the company money, said Dow's vice president of sustainability at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference this April. The company has made a net profit of $7 billion from energy efficiency improvements, mostly involving new technology to produce chemicals. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 53,674.0 19.4
Profits 2,310.0 256.5
Assets 69,588.0
Stockholders' equity 21,839.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 43,388.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.3
Assets 3.3
Stockholders' equity 10.6
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 1.72
% change from 2009 437.5
2000-2010 annual growth rate % -2.5
Total return to investors %
2010 26.1
2000-2010 annual rate 3.2
Industry: Chemicals
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Dow Chemical 45 53,674.0
2 DuPont 84 32,733.0
3 PPG Industries 181 13,423.0
4 Monsanto 234 10,502.0
5 Praxair 241 10,116.0
6 Huntsman 264 9,302.0
7 Air Products & Chemicals 271 9,026.0
8 Ashland 272 9,012.0
9 Sherwin-Williams 308 7,776.4
10 Mosaic 346 6,759.1
11 Eastman Chemical 348 6,691.0
12 Avery Dennison 356 6,512.7
13 Ecolab 378 6,089.7
14 Celanese 388 5,918.0
15 Lubrizol 423 5,417.8
16 Momentive Specialty Chemicals 433 5,174.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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2030 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674
989-636-1000
www.dow.com
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