Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Industry: Food Processing

Fortune Rank: 163

SFD operates as a producer, manufacturer, marketer, seller & distributor of a variety of fresh pork and processed meat products both domestically and in Canada, Poland, France, Japan & Mexico. For the 13 weeks ended 7/31/05, revenues rose 11% to $2.96B. Net income from cont. ops. fell 11% to $49M. Revenues reflect sales from acquired businesses. Net income was offset by higher interest expenses and reduced foreign exchange gains.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. conducts its business through six reporting segments, Pork, Beef, Hog Production (HP), International, Other and Corporate, each of which is comprised of a number of subsidiaries. The Pork segment consists mainly of eight wholly or majority-owned United States fresh pork and processed meats subsidiaries. The Beef segment is composed mainly of two United States beef processing subsidiaries and the Company's cattle feeding operations. The HP segment consists primarily of hog production operations located in the United States, Poland and Romania. The International segment is comprised of international meat processing operations, mainly in France, Poland and Romania and the Company's interests in international meat processing operations, mainly in Mexico and Spain. The Other segment is mainly comprised of the Company's turkey production operations, its interests in turkey processing operations, and the Company's alternative fuels subsidiary.

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. achieved revenue of $14,190.50 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-190.30 million.

Smithfield Foods, Inc.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 163rd compared to 183rd in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $14,264 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $129 million (a change of $-319 million compared to 2009).

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 Smithfield Foods, Inc. would be ranked 431st rather than 163rd due to the fact it made a loss of $-190 million in 2010.

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