Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Industry: Electronic Instruments Controls

Fortune Rank: 157

ARW is a distributor of electronic components and computer products to industrial and commercial customers through a global distribution network spanning Europe, North America, and Asia. For the 6 months ended 7/1/05, sales rose 4% to $5.49B. Net income rose 20% to $115.6M. Results reflect increased worldwide components sales, higher demand for its computer products, decreased depreciation expense and reduced interest expenses.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Arrow) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products. It operates in two business segments, such as Electronic components and Computer products. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for nearly 600 suppliers and 150,000 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract manufacturers (CMs) and commercial customers. The Company maintains nearly 225 sales facilities and 15 distribution centers in 53 countries and territories. The Company and its affiliates serve nearly 150,000 industrial and commercial customers. Industrial customers range from OEMs and CMs to small-engineering firms, while commercial customers include primarily value-added resellers (VARs) and OEMs. No single customer accounted for more than 2% of the Company's consolidated sales during the year ended December 31, 2004.

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Arrow Electronics, Inc. was ranked number 157 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 157th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. achieved revenue of $14,684.10 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $123.50 million.

Arrow Electronics, Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 151st on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $16,761 million (a change of -2 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-614 million (a change of 738 million compared to 2010).

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 Arrow Electronics, Inc. would be ranked 347th rather than 157th due to its profits of $124 in 2010.

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