Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

Top companies: Most profitable
Rank ▾ Company 500 Rank 2011 Profits as % of Revenues
1 Devon Energy 232 40.9
2 MGM Resorts International 331 39.7
2 Visa 281 39.7
4 Corning 328 35.6
5 Gilead Sciences 306 33.4
6 Microsoft 37 33.1
7 Qualcomm 178 28.5
8 MasterCard 370 28.4
9 Occidental Petroleum 122 28.0
10 eBay 228 27.7
11 Philip Morris International 99 27.6
12 Celgene 492 27.2
13 Apache 154 27.1
14 Franklin Resources 353 26.9
15 Discover Financial Services 300 26.0
16 BlackRock 283 25.7
16 Google 73 25.7
18 Mosaic 268 25.3
19 CF Industries Holdings 402 25.2
20 American International Group 33 24.8
21 Biogen Idec 476 24.5
22 Oracle 82 24.0
22 Intel 51 24.0
24 Apple 17 23.9
25 Cliffs Natural Resources 366 23.8
26 Amgen 168 23.6
27 U.S. Bancorp 132 22.8
28 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 135 21.8
29 Western Union 445 21.2
30 Spectra Energy 438 21.1
31 Yahoo 483 21.0
32 Altria Group 156 20.4
32 McDonald's 107 20.4
34 Fifth Third Bancorp 372 19.4
34 Medtronic 164 19.4
36 Marathon Oil 173 19.3
36 PNC Financial Services Group 165 19.3
38 KeyCorp 499 19.2
39 State Street Corp. 262 18.8
40 Coca-Cola 59 18.4
41 Applied Materials 251 18.3
42 Wells Fargo 26 18.1
43 Eli Lilly 119 17.9
44 Charles Schwab 485 17.7
45 Bristol-Myers Squibb 134 17.5
46 SanDisk 430 17.4
47 Allergan 448 17.2
47 Norfolk Southern 241 17.2
49 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 16 17.1
50 Capital One Financial 148 17.0
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
California 53
Texas 52
New York 50
Company Rank
Google 73
NetApp 474
NuStar Energy 377
Company 2011 $ (millions)
Exxon $41,060.0
Chevron $26,895.0
Apple $25,922.0
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