Fortune 500 2016 Rankings

Fortune 500 2016 Rankings

On Monday, June 6, Fortune magazine released this year’s Fortune 500 rankings marking the 62nd running of the list. With $12 trillion in revenues, $840 billion in profits, $17 trillion in market value, and 27.9 million people employed worldwide, Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP.

For the fourth consecutive year, Walmart tops the Fortune 500 list. The most profitable company on the list is Apple with $53 billion in profits rising 2 spots in rank from No. 5 last year to No. 3 in 2016.

Overall, profits fell 11% and revenues were down 4.2% from 2015 with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies reporting drops in sales. Energy was the hardest hit with low oil prices resulting in a net loss of $44 billion on $1.3 trillion in revenues for the 62 companies in the list’s energy sector.

Visualize the Fortune 500

This year, Fortune released two visualizations to further explore the Fortune 500 list:

  • A map of all the U.S. headquarters from the 2016 list
  • A line chart of how each company on the 2016 list moved through the ranks for the past 20 years

2016 Fortune 500 Top 25 (Annual revenue in millions):

  1. Walmart, $482,130
  2. Exxon Mobil, $246,204
  3. Apple, $233,715
  4. Berkshire Hathaway, $210,821
  5. McKesson, $181,241
  6. UnitedHealth Group, $157,107
  7. CVS Health, $153,290
  8. General Motors, $152,356
  9. Ford Motor, $149,558
  10. AT&T, $146,801
  11. General Electric, $140,389
  12. AmerisourceBergen, $135,962
  13. Verizon, $131,620
  14. Chevron, $131,118
  15. Costco, $116,199
  16. Fannie Mae, $110,359
  17. Kroger, $109,830
  18. Amazon.com, $107,006
  19. Walgreens Boots Alliance, $103,444
  20. HP, $103,355
  21. Cardinal Health, $102,531
  22. Express Scripts Holding, $101,752
  23. JPMorgan Chase, $101,006
  24. Boeing, $96,114
  25. Microsoft,$93,580

Big Movers in the Top 25:

  1. Walgreens, up 16 spots
  2. Amazon.com, up 11
  3. UnitedHealth Group, up 8
  4. McKesson, up 6
  5. Microsoft, up  6

The Top 10 Big Movers:

  1. XPO Logistics, up 556 spots
  2. AECOM, up 187
  3. Dollar Tree, up 150
  4. Lithia Motors, up 136
  5. NGL Energy Partners, up 132
  6. Zimmer Biomet Holdings, up 124
  7. Kindred Healthcare, up 119
  8. Envision Healthcare Holdings, up 118
  9. Laboratory Corp. of America, up 115
  10. Constellation Brands, up 101

XPO debuts on the 2016 list following a stunning 419.8% increase in revenue, the sum amounting to $7.6 billion. The spectacular growth follows an ambitious slate of acquisitions completed over the course of 2015: UX Specialized Logistics, Bridge Terminal Transport, Con-Way Inc., and Norbert Dentressangle.

Full Fortune 500 List