McDonald's Corporation

Industry: Restaurants

Fortune Rank: 108

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, McDonald's Corporation's revenues increased 8% to $15.23B. Net income increased 6% to $1.99B. Revenues reflect higher sales in Company-operated restaurants and franchised & affiliated restaurants. Net income also reflects higher operating margins and lower interest expenses. McDonald's Corpration develops, operates, franchises and services a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare foods.

McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the foodservice industry. These restaurants serve a varied yet limited, value-priced menu in more than 100 countries around the world. The Company also operates Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill, and has a minority ownership interest in the United Kingdom-based Pret A Manger. In December 2003, the Company sold its Donatos Pizzeria business. All restaurants are operated either by the Company, by independent entrepreneurs under the terms of franchise arrangements (franchisees/licensees) or by affiliates operating under license agreements. When granting franchises and forming joint ventures, the Company is selective and generally is not in the practice of franchising to, or partnering with, investor groups or passive investors.

McDonald's Corporation

McDonald's Corporation is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 McDonald's Corporation was ranked number 108 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 108th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

McDonald's Corporation achieved revenue of $22,744.70 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $4,551.00 million.

McDonald's Corporation's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 107th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $23,522 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $4,313 million (a change of 0 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 McDonald's Corporation would be ranked 31st rather than 108th due to its profits of $4,551 in 2010.

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