The 2009 IW U.S. 500: Breaking Down The 500

The 2009 IW U.S. 500: Breaking Down The 500

Oil companies still hold the top spots

The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 list of the nation's largest manufacturers indicates that 2008 was not a complete disaster. Total IW 500 revenue in 2008 rose to $5.8 trillion from $5.4 trillion the previous year, showing that U.S.-based manufacturers are still growing.

The top three companies on the list remain unchanged from 2007 with oil producers Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips occupying the same spots, respectively. While oil prices fell during the latter part of 2008, a record $147 per barrel high in July was enough to drive Exxon's profits to another all-time record of $45.2 billion on revenue of $466.3 billion.

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Other manufacturers weren't so fortunate, notably the auto industry (see " A Tale of Two Industries"), as General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and several of their suppliers saw dramatic revenue declines in 2008. GM dropped to its lowest ranking on the IW 500, falling from the fourth spot to No. 5 behind General Electric Co. (GM was ranked No. 2 on the list as recently as 2007.)

Meanwhile, food processor Archer Daniels-Midland Co. jumped 12 spots to No. 12 on the list, buoyed by higher selling prices in response to rising commodity costs. As expected, manufacturers associated with the homebuilding industries struggled, with such companies as Weyerhaeuser Co. falling 66 spots to No. 134.

Among the companies falling off the IW 500 this year because of acquisitions are Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. (acquired by InBev), Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. (acquired by Mars Inc.) and Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals).

One of the many newcomers to the list since last year include adhesives and coatings equipment maker Nordson Corp. (See "Nordson's 1.1 Billion Reasons for Optimism").

View the complete IW U.S. 500 list here. The list can be viewed alphabetically or by industry, ranking and financial performance.


The First 20

IW 500 Rank 2009

Company

2008 Revenue ($ millions)

1

Exxon Mobil Corp.

466,278

2

Chevron Corp.

267,639

3

ConocoPhillips

241,932

4

General Electric Co.

182,515

5

General Motors Corp.

148,979

6

Ford Motor Co.

146,277

7

Valero Energy Corp.

119,114

8

Hewlett-Packard Co.

118,364

9

IBM Corp.

103,630

10

Procter & Gamble Co.

83,503

11

Marathon Oil Corp.

77,804

12

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.

69,816

13

Johnson & Johnson

63,747

14

Philip Morris International Inc.

63,640

15

Dell Inc.

61,101

16

Boeing Co.

60,909

17

Microsoft Corp.

60,420

18

United Technologies Corp.

58,681

19

Dow Chemical Co.

57,514

20

Sunoco Inc.

54,124

Top 15 Rising Stars

2009 Rank

2008 Rank

Company

Rank Change

194

404

Mylan Inc.

+210

322

463

Plains Exploration & Production Co. LP

+141

328

468

Southwestern Energy Co.

+140

228

363

CommScope Inc.

+135

286

419

Activision Blizzard Inc.

+133

347

479

Atlas America Inc.

+132

332

440

Celgene Corp.

+108

382

487

Regency Energy Partners LP

+105

309

403

Bucyrus International Inc.

+94

224

312

Graphic Packaging Holding Co.

+88

311

398

Calumet Specialty Product Partners LP

+87

131

210

Steel Dynamics Inc.

+79

333

410

Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc.

+77

390

461

Olin Corp.

+71

402

472

John Wiley & Sons Inc.

+70



Falling Fast

2009 Rank

2008 Rank

Company

Rank Change

407

241

Solutia Inc.

-166

408

309

UTStarcom Inc.

-99

351

255

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.

-96

427

336

King Pharmaceuticals Inc.

-91

431

351

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.

-80

134

68

Weyerhaeuser Co.

-66

465

401

Griffon Corp.

-64

449

389

Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

-60

420

361

Acco Brands Corp.

-59

240

183

Constellation Brands Inc.

-57

359

303

Acquity Brands Inc.

-56

378

322

McClatchy Co.

-56

251

197

Chiquita Brands International Inc.

-54

395

342

Furniture Brands International Inc.

-53

405

354

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.

-51



Top Industrial Sectors By Revenue

Industry

# of Companies

Revenue (millions)

Petroleum & Coal Products

46

$1,584,099

Computers & Other Electronic Products

53

$632,835

Chemicals

61

$447,366

Motor Vehicles

9

$343,634

Pharmaceuticals

20

$304,193

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

18

$285,472

Food

25

$281,072

Machinery

39

$257,957

Aerospace & Defense

11

$249,048

Motor Vehicle Parts

13

$141,726



Leaders in Key Industries

Rank

Company Revenue

(in millions)

Revenue Growth %

Profit Margin %

Aerospace & Defense

16

Boeing Co.

$60,909

-8.25

4.39

18

United Technologies Corp.

$58,681

7.16

7.99

25

Lockheed Martin Corp.

$42,731

2.08

7.53

32

Northrop Grumman Corp.

$33,887

5.84

-3.72

52

Raytheon Co.

$23,174

8.79

7.21

Apparel

62

Nike Inc.

$18,627

14.09

10.11

141

VF Corp.

$7,642

5.86

7.89

230

Liz Claiborne Inc.

$3,984

-12.94

-23.89

233

Cintas Corp.

$3,937

6.23

8.52

271

Coach Inc.

$3,180

21.75

24.62

Beverages

24

PepsiCo Inc.

$43,251

9.57

11.89

35

Coca-Cola Co.

$31,944

10.70

18.18

55

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

$21,807

4.16

-20.15

83

Pepsi Bottling Group Inc.

$13,796

1.51

1.17

199

PepsiAmericas Inc.

$4,937

10.22

4.59

Chemicals

10

Procter & Gamble Co.

$83,503

9.19

14.46

19

Dow Chemical Co.

$57,514

7.48

1.01

36

Du Pont & Co.

$31,755

3.16

6.32

45

3M Co.

$25,269

3.30

13.69

70

PPG Industries Inc.

$15,849

41.43

3.39

Communications Equipment

37

Motorola Inc.

$30,146

-17.68

-14.08

78

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.

$14,901

6.74

6.37

107

Qualcomm Inc.

$11,142

25.60

28.36

172

Corning Inc.

$5,948

1.50

88.38

188

Harris Corp.

$5,311

25.17

8.36

Computers & Other Electronic Products

8

Hewlett-Packard Co.

$118,364

13.50

7.04

9

IBM Corp.

$103,630

4.90

11.90

15

Dell Inc.

$61,101

-0.05

4.06

17

Microsoft Corp.

$60,420

18.19

29.26

28

Cisco Systems Inc.

$39,540

13.22

20.36

Electrical Equipment & Appliances

4

General Electric Co.

$182,515

5.66

9.54

47

Emerson Electric Co.

$24,807

9.90

9.72

61

Whirlpool Corp.

$18,907

-2.58

2.21

72

Eaton Corp.

$15,376

17.98

6.88

163

Cooper Industries Ltd.

$6,521

10.47

9.69

Fabricated Metal Products

50

United States Steel Corp.

$23,754

40.78

8.89

69

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

$15,869

-1.86

9.57

109

Smith International Inc.

$10,770

22.89

7.12

128

Crown Holdings Inc.

$8,305

7.48

2.72

144

Ball Corp.

$7,561

2.32

4.23

Food

12

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.

$69,816

58.61

2.58

26

Kraft Foods Inc.

$42,201

13.32

6.87

44

Tyson Foods Inc.

$26,862

-0.14

0.32

84

General Mills Inc.

$13,652

9.73

9.48

90

Sara Lee Corp.

$13,212

7.61

-0.60

Furniture & Fixtures

118

Masco Corp.

$9,600

-18.44

-4.07

225

Leggett & Platt Inc.

$4,076

-5.35

2.56

260

Steelcase Inc.

$3,420

10.44

3.89

313

HNI Corp.

$2,477

-3.61

1.83

362

Herman Miller Inc.

$2,012

4.86

7.57

Instruments

112

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

$10,498

7.71

9.47

181

Agilent Technologies Inc.

$5,774

6.53

12.00

276

Beckman Coulter Inc.

$3,098

12.23

6.26

284

Snap-On Inc.

$2,934

1.05

8.07

305

Ametek Inc.

$2,531

18.45

9.76

Machinery

21

Caterpillar Inc.

$51,324

14.16

6.93

40

Deere & Co.

$28,437

18.09

7.22

66

Xerox Corp.

$17,608

2.21

1.31

87

National Oilwell Varco Inc.

$13,431

37.21

14.53

99

Parker Hannifin Corp.

$12,145

13.32

7.82

Medical Instruments & Equipment

86

Medtronic Inc.

$13,515

9.89

16.51

98

Baxter International Inc.

$12,348

9.63

16.31

133

Boston Scientific Corp.

$8,050

-3.67

-25.29

147

Becton Dickinson & Co.

$7,155

12.52

15.75

160

Stryker Corp.

$6,718

11.96

17.08

Motor Vehicle Parts

29

Johnson Controls Inc.

$38,062

9.93

2.57

64

Delphi Corp.

$18,060

-18.95

16.82

76

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

$14,995

1.99

-5.20

80

Cummins Inc.

$14,342

9.92

5.26

85

Lear Corp.

$13,570

-15.16

-5.08

Motor Vehicles

5

General Motors Corp.

$148,979

-17.75

-20.71

6

Ford Motor Co.

$146,277

-15.18

-10.03

77

Paccar Inc.

$14,972

-1.64

6.80

79

Navistar International Corp.

$14,724

19.76

0.91

148

Oshkosh Corp.

$7,138

13.18

1.11

Paper

46

International Paper Co.

$24,829

13.43

-5.16

59

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

$19,415

6.29

8.70

129

OfficeMax Inc.

$8,267

-8.97

-20.05

151

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.

$7,042

-5.09

-40.02

161

Avery Dennison Corp.

$6,710

6.38

3.97

Petroleum & Coal Products

1

Exxon Mobil Corp.

$466,278

17.85

9.70

2

Chevron Corp.

$267,639

23.47

8.94

3

ConocoPhillips

$241,932

27.73

-7.03

7

Valero Energy Corp.

$119,114

24.95

-0.95

11

Marathon Oil Corp.

$77,804

20.32

4.53

Pharmaceuticals

13

Johnson & Johnson

$63,747

4.34

20.31

22

Pfizer Inc.

$48,296

-0.25

16.78

38

Abbott Laboratories

$29,527

13.94

16.53

49

Merck & Co. Inc.

$23,850

-1.44

32.74

53

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

$22,833

1.94

19.35

Plastics

202

Sealed Air Corp.

$4,843

4.13

3.71

253

Pactiv Corp.

$3,567

9.65

6.08

292

PolyOne Corp.

$2,738

3.63

-9.96

344

Tupperware Brands Corp.

$2,161

9.10

7.47

354

AptarGroup Inc.

$2,071

9.49

7.41

Primary Metals

43

Alcoa Inc.

$26,901

-12.51

-0.28

51

Nucor Corp.

$23,663

42.61

7.74

65

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

$17,796

5.06

-62.19

113

Commercial Metals Co.

$10,427

25.19

2.22

124

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

$8,718

20.00

5.54

Rubber Products

58

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

$19,488

-0.79

-0.40

262

Armstrong World Industry Inc.

$3,393

-4.41

2.39

288

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

$2,881

-1.73

-7.61



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