Williams Companies, Inc.

Industry: Natural Gas Utilities

Fortune Rank: 276

Williams Companies moves, manages and markets a variety of energy products, including natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons, petroleum and electricity. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues fell 5% to $5.83B. Net income from cont. opts. totaled $242.9M, vs. a loss of $18.5M. Revenues reflect lower power sales volumes and the absence of crude and refined products activity. Earnings benefited from improved operating margins and lower debt levels.

Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams) is a natural gas company that primarily finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company also manages a wholesale power business. Its operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, Southern California and Eastern Seaboard. Williams' business segments include Power, Gas Pipeline, Exploration & Production, Midstream and Other. The Power segment manages the Company's wholesale power and natural gas commodity businesses. The Gas Pipeline segment includes Williams' interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint venture investments. The Exploration & Production segment produces, develops and manages natural gas reserves. The Midstream segment includes the Company's natural gas gathering, treating and processing business. The Other segment consists of continuing operations previously reported within the International and Petroleum Services segments.

Williams Companies, Inc.

Williams Companies, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Williams Companies, Inc. was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 276th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Williams Companies, Inc. achieved revenue of $8,255.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $285.00 million.

Williams Companies, Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 218th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $12,357 million (a change of -4 million compared to 2010) and profits of $1,418 million (a change of 284 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 Williams Companies, Inc. would be ranked 287th rather than 276th due to its profits of $285 in 2010.

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