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Wal-Mart Stores
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Rank: 1 (Previous rank: 1)
CEO: Michael T. Duke
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Wal-Mart rules the Fortune 500 for the second year in a row -- and the eighth time this decade -- beating Exxon Mobil decisively in the battle to be crowned America's largest company.

But things haven't been easy: Sales at its U.S. stores have dropped for seven straight quarters, despite gains in worldwide revenues and profits.

To fight back, CEO Michael Duke is restocking shelves with lower-priced products dropped by his predecessor, Lee Scott. He's also jumping on the anti-obesity bandwagon: Thousands of packaged food items are being reconfigured to cut their salt and sugar content. --Peter Newcomb, contributor

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 421,849.0 3.3
Profits 16,389.0 14.3
Assets 180,663.0
Stockholders' equity 68,542.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 182,764.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 3.9
Assets 9.1
Stockholders' equity 23.9
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 4.47
% change from 2009 20.8
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 12.3
Total return to investors %
2010 3.2
2000-2010 annual rate 1.4
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Wal-Mart Stores 1 421,849.0
2 Target 33 67,390.0
3 Sears Holdings 57 43,326.0
4 Macy's 107 25,003.0
5 Kohl's 142 18,391.0
6 J.C. Penney 146 17,759.0
7 Dollar General 188 13,035.0
8 Nordstrom 254 9,700.0
9 Family Dollar Stores 302 7,867.0
10 Dillard's 370 6,253.5
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2011.
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Wal-Mart Stores
702 S.W. Eighth St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
www.walmartstores.com
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