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US Fortune 500: Before COVID-19

In the US, more than 1.2 million people are infected with corona virus, and 72,000+ people have lost their lives so far. The global pandemic has impacted all the global economies. According to Bloomberg report, the US GDP is likely to shrink by 2.4% during the fiscal due to COVID-19. Top 500 companies in the US had revenues of USD 13.7 trillion during the year ended March 2019. The list for this year is expected to be out soon.


DXC Technology, Jones Lang LaSalle and Pioneer Natural Resources are the top three companies which improved their rankings by more 150, while Jefferies Financial Group, Fidelity National Financial and Devon Energy slipped the most in the rankings.


Break-up of Fortune 500 by sectors

Others include Household Products, Telecommunications, Apparel and Food & Drug Stores.


Sector-wise revenue per employee, in USD thousands

Average revenue per employee for the US Fortune 500 companies was USD 478,348.


Comparing Revenue/Employee, Global Fortune 500 Vs US Fortune 500 by sector


The Apparel, Chemicals, Household Products, Retailing and Wholesalers sector companies from the list of US Fortune 500 generate less revenue per employee as compared that from Global Fortune 500.


Sector-wise top two companies


Aerospace and Defense (Company, Revenues, Number of Employees)

  • Boeing, $101,127 million, 153,000

  • United Technologies, $66,501 million, 240,200

Apparel

  • Nike, $36,397 million, 73,100

  • VF, $12,862 million, 69,000

Business Services

  • Manpower Group, $21,991 million, 30,000

  • Visa, $20,609 million, 17,000

Chemicals

  • DuPont, $85,977 million, 98,000

  • Sherwin-Williams, $17,535 million, 53,368

Energy

  • Exxon Mobil, $290,212 million, 71,000

  • Chevron, $166,339 million, 48,600

Engineering & Construction

  • Lennar, $20,572 million, 11,626

  • AECOM, $20,156 million, 87,000

Financials

  • Berkshire Hathaway, $247,837 million, 389,000

  • JPMorgan Chase, $131,412 million, 256,105

Food & Drug Stores

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, $131,537 million, 299,000

  • Kroger, $121,162 million, 453,000

Food, Beverage & Tobacco

  • PepsiCo, $64,661 million, 267,000

  • Archer Daniels Midland, $64,341 million, 31,600

Healthcare

  • United Health Group, $226,247 million, 300,000

  • McKesson, $214,319 million, 70,000

Hotels, Restaurants & Resorts

  • Starbucks, $24,720 million, 291,000

  • McDonald's. $21,025 million, 210,000

Household Products

  • Procter & Gamble, $66,832 million, 92,000

  • Kimberly-Clark, $18,486 million, 41,000

Industrials

  • General Electric, $120,268 million, 283,000

  • Caterpillar, $54,722 million, 104,000

Materials

  • Nucor, $25,067 million, 26,300

  • International Paper, $23,306 million, 53,000

Media

  • Walt Disney, $59,434 million, 201,000

  • Twenty-First Century Fox, $30,400 million, 22,400

Motor Vehicles & Parts

  • Ford Motor, $160,338 million, 199,000

  • General Motors, $147,049 million, 173,000

Retailing

  • Walmart, $514,405 million, 2,200,000

  • Amazon.com, $232,887 million, 647,500

Technology

  • Apple, $265,595 million, 132,000

  • Alphabet, $136,819 million, 98,771

Telecommunication

  • AT&T, $170,756 million, 268,220

  • Verizon Communications, $130,863 million, 144,500

Transportation

  • United Parcel Service, $71,861 million, 364,575

  • FedEx, $65,450 million, 359,000

Wholesalers

  • Sysco, $58,727 million, 67,000

  • Tech Data, $37,239 million, 14,000


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