Altria Group Inc

Industry: Tobacco

Fortune Rank: 137

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, Altria Group, Inc.'s revenue increased 9% to $73.36B. Net Income from continuing operations increased 13% to $8.38B. Revenue reflects strong results in the tobacco businesses, strong income growth from Philip Morris USA supplemented by the Sampoerna acquisition. Net income also reflects gain on sale of businesses, domestic tobacco quota buy-out, lower general corporate expenses and favorable currency.

Altria Group, Inc. (ALG), through its subsidiaries, Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) and Kraft Foods Inc. (Kraft), is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, branded foods and beverages. PM USA and PMI are engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States and internationally, respectively. Kraft is engaged in the manufacture and sale of branded foods and beverages in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Kraft manages two units, Kraft North America Commercial (KNAC) and Kraft International Commercial (KIC). The Company operates in five business segments, such as Domestic tobacco, International tobacco, North American food, International food and Financial services, which accounted for 27.7%, 41.2%, 24.3%, 5.9% and 0.9%, respectively, of the Company's income during the year ended December 31, 2004.

Altria Group Inc

Altria Group Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Altria Group Inc was ranked number 137 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 137th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Altria Group Inc achieved revenue of $16,824.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $3,206.00 million.

Altria Group Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 137th compared to 160th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $15,957 million (a change of 1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $4,930 million (a change of $-1 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Altria Group Inc would be ranked 42nd rather than 137th due to its profits of $3,206 in 2010.

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