Sun Microsystems Inc.

Industry: Computer Hardware

Fortune Rank: 204

SUNW provides products, services and support solutions for building and maintaining network computing environments. SUNW sells scalable computer systems, high- speed microprocessors and a line of high-performance software. For the FY ended 6/30/05, revenues fell 1% to $11.07B. Net loss decreased 72% to $107M. Results reflect a decrease in sales, offset by an increase in income tax benefits.

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is focused on providing network computing products and services. The Company provides network computing infrastructure solutions that comprise Computer Systems (hardware and software), Network Storage Systems (hardware and software), Support Services, and Client solutions and Educational services. Core brand franchises include the Solaris operating system (Solaris OS), the Java technology platform and products and the UltraSPARC processor technology. The Company offers a full range of servers from its data center/high-performance computing servers through its entry servers and blade systems. Its network computing infrastructure solutions are used in a wide range of technical, scientific, business and engineering applications in industries, such as telecommunications, government, financial services, manufacturing, education, retail, life sciences, media and entertainment, transportation, energy/utilities and healthcare.

Sun Microsystems Inc.

Sun Microsystems Inc. achieved revenue of $11,449.00 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-2,234.00 million.

Sun Microsystems Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 187th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $13,880 million (a change of -2 million compared to 2010) and profits of $403 million (a change of -405 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than revenue a company earns, If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Sun Microsystems Inc. would be ranked 484th rather than 204th due to the fact it made a loss of $-2,234 million in 2010.

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