The 2007 IW U.S. 500 -- Charts And Tables

Analysis of the IW U.S. 500 shows the impact U.S. manufacturing has on the world.

Click here to access the full IW U.S. 500 list and sort it by industry, ranking and financial performance.

While the list is based on revenues, many factors play a role in how well a company does on the IW U.S. 500 list.

For Armor Holdings Inc. (No. 314), suppliers of human safety and survival systems to all branches of the U.S. military, moving 77 places up the list isn't surprising with so many troops currently in Iraq.

As for Walter Industries Inc. (No. 459), slipping 130 places could be attributed to the company spinning off Mueller Water Products Inc. (No. 359) worth nearly $2 billion.

Companies On The Move

2007 Rank 2006 Rank Company Name Change
334 436 Alliance One International Inc. +102
229 313 Foster Wheeler Ltd. +84
314 391 Armor Holdings Inc. +77
381 458 Cephalon Inc. +77
301 376 Mueller Industries Inc. +75
258 333 Gilead Sciences Inc. +75
382 455 Pogo Producing Co. +73
242 314 Steel Dynamics Inc. +72
425 497 MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. +72
393 464 McClatchy Co. +71
297 261 Briggs & Stratton Corp. -36
389 351 Polaris Industries Inc. -38
257 218 Interstate Bakeries Corp. -39
351 303 Brown-Forman Corp. -48
427 371 Mail-Well Inc. -56
324 265 Louisiana-Pacific Corp. -59
507 433 Oxford Industries Inc. -74
484 398 Blyth Inc. -86
403 293 Pioneer Natural Resources Co. -110
459 329 Walter Industries Inc. -130

For many manufacturers sustainability is as important as stellar financials. Slow and steady wins the race, as the saying goes. But for many IW U.S. 500 companies, stellar sustainability and financials go hand in hand. The 20 companies that appear in the chart below have grown revenues by at least 100% since 2002.

Roper Industries Inc. (No. 390), a standout with nearly 2,000% growth, manufactures specialized products in several industries including energy, radio frequency applications and research/medical applications.

Through The Years -- How Companies Have Grown Revenue By At Least 100%

2007 Rank Company Primary Industry Revenue 2006 Revenue 2002 Revenue Growth (%)
3 Chevron Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $205,863 $98,938 108.1
62 Paccar Inc. Motor Vehicles $16,454 $7,218 127.9
102 Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $10,187 $3,860 163.9
105 Danaher Corp. Miscellaneous $9,596 $4,577 109.6
108 Genentech Inc. Pharmaceuticals $9,284 $2,719 241.4
129 Qualcomm Inc. Communications Equipment $7,526 $3,040 147.0
136 Chesapeake Energy Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $7,326 $737 892.9
173 Southern Copper Corp. Primary Metals $5,460 $665 721.5
195 XTO Energy Inc. Petroleum & Coal Products $4,576 $810 464.8
236 St. Jude Medical Inc. Medical Instruments & Equipment $3,302 $1,590 107.7
273 Questar Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $2,836 $1,201 136.2
304 Amphenol Corp. Computers & Other Electronic Products $2,471 $1,062 132.7
335 Coach Inc. Leather Products $2,112 $719 193.5
338 Network Appliance Inc. Computers & Other Electronic Products $2,066 $798 158.8
390 Roper Industries Inc. Miscellaneous $1,701 $84 1,927.5
394 Newfield Exploration Co. Petroleum & Coal Products $1,673 $662 153.0
403 Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Petroleum & Coal Products $1,633 $717 127.6
425 MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. Computers & Other Electronic Products $1,541 $687 124.2
445 Energen Corp. Petroleum & Coal Products $1,394 $677 105.9
449 Kinetic Concepts Inc. Medical Instruments & Equipment $1,372 $579 136.9

This year's IW U.S. 500 list contains 30 industries that have a combined revenue of more than $5 trillion. The obvious leader, petroleum & coal products, represents 20% of all revenue on the list.

Industry Representation: How Many And How Much
Primary Industry # Of Companies Sum Of Revenue
Petroleum & Coal Products 40 $1,181,451
Computers & Other Electronic Products 53 $544,539
Chemicals 63 $428,672
Motor Vehicles 10 $411,372
Electrical Equipment & Appliances 19 $254,937
Pharmaceuticals 19 $254,658
Food 24 $227,975
Aerospace & Defense 9 $222,178
Machinery 38 $207,913
Motor Vehicle Parts 18 $160,810
Tobacco 5 $131,792
Beverages 10 $125,304
Publishing & Printing 17 $121,961
Primary Metals 18 $110,545
Miscellaneous 23 $107,294
Fabricated Metal Products 24 $93,203
Paper 15 $92,201
Communications Equipment 12 $89,988
Medical Instruments & Equipment 17 $65,244
Apparel 12 $43,012
Wood Products 7 $32,205
Furniture & Fixtures 8 $31,389
Railcars, Ships, & Other Trans. Equip. 4 $30,430
Stone, Clay, Glass & Concrete Products 6 $26,685
Instruments 11 $25,183
Rubber Products 2 $22,934
Textiles 4 $19,628
Plastics 9 $18,557
Computer Software 2 $2,846
Leather Products 1 $2,111

Many industries bring obvious companies to mind, but what about miscellaneous? With 23 companies contributing $107 billion, it's worth noting in the chart below what companies fall under the miscellaneous category.

In case you are wondering, companies are categorized "miscellaneous" when they manufacture diverse product lines.

The Mysterious Miscellaneous Companies

Rank Company Revenue Profit Margin (%)
30 Honeywell International Inc. $31,367 6.6
105 Danaher Corp. $9,596 11.7
114 Fortune Brands Inc. $8,769 9.5
152 Newell Rubbermaid Inc. $6,201 6.2
165 Brunswick Corp. $5,665 2.4
166 Mattel Inc. $5,650 10.5
204 MDU Resources Group Inc. $4,071 7.8
214 Jarden Corp. $3,846 2.8
224 Bemis Co. Inc. $3,639 4.8
225 Armstrong Holdings Inc. $3,558 3.2
244 Alliant Techsystems Inc. $3,217 4.8
250 Hasbro Inc. $3,151 7.3
287 Teleflex Inc. $2,647 5.3
294 Carlisle Cos. Inc. $2,573 8.4
353 Hillenbrand Industries Inc. $1,963 11.3
359 Mueller Water Products Inc. $1,933 0.3
390 Roper Industries Inc. $1,701 11.4
444 K2 Inc. $1,395 2.7
459 Walter Industries Inc. $1,310 15.1
461 Gibraltar Industries Inc. $1,303 4.4
468 Valmont Industries Inc. $1,281 4.8
475 Invitrogen Corp. $1,263 -15.1
489 Hexcel Corp. $1,193 5.5

They sure do make 'em big in Texas. While California has four more manufacturers on the IW U.S. 500 list, Texas makes nearly double the revenue. Not surprising since many petroleum and coal products companies call the Lone Star State home.

Minnesota, in the No. 10 position, is home to 3M Co. and Hormel Corp.

Top 10 States By Revenue

State Revenue (in millions)
Texas $1,017,072
California $613,949
Michigan $588,023
New York $583,604
Illinois $418,133
Connecticut $305,313
Ohio $209,598
New Jersey $185,907
Pennsylvania $150,698
Minnesota $93,278
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