PPG Industries, Inc.

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Fortune Rank: 190

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, sales increased 8% to $7.7B. Net income decreased 3% to $483M. Revenues reflect strengthening of foreign currencies, increase in selling prices across most businesses and higher volumes. Net income was offset by higher selling & administration expenses, costs related to the impact of hurricanes Katrina & Rita and after tax charge of $4M for net legal & insurance settlements.

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG), incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1883, is comprised of three basic business segments: coatings, glass and chemicals. The coatings business involves the supply of protective and decorative finishes for industrial equipment, appliances and packaging; factory-finished aluminum extrusions and coils; aircraft; automotive original equipment, and other industrial and consumer products. The glass segment supplies flat glass, fabricated glass and continuous-strand fiberglass to the residential and commercial construction markets, the furniture and electronics industries, automotive original equipment, automotive replacement and other markets. The chemicals segment supplies chlor-alkali and specialty chemicals products.

PPG Industries, Inc.

PPG Industries, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 PPG Industries, Inc. was ranked number 190 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 190th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

PPG Industries, Inc. achieved revenue of $12,239.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $336.00 million.

PPG Industries, Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 161st on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $15,849 million (a change of -3 million compared to 2010) and profits of $538 million (a change of -202 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 PPG Industries, Inc. would be ranked 267th rather than 190th due to its profits of $336 in 2010.

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