MeadWestvaco Corp

Industry: Paper Products

Fortune Rank: 357

MeadWestvaco Corp. manufactures pulp and paper, produces lumber and timber, manufactures specialty chemicals and engages in land development. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues increased 3% to $2.96B. Net income from continued ops. fell 96% to $4M. Revenues reflect an improvement in the packaging segment due to higher selling prices for bleached and kraft paperboard. Net income was offset by decreased operating margins.

MeadWestvaco Corporation is a global company operating in four segments: packaging, paper, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals. The Packaging segment primarily produces bleached paperboard, Coated Natural Kraft paperboard, linerboard and saturating kraft, and packaging for consumer products in the media, beverage and dairy, cosmetics, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and healthcare markets. The Paper segment manufactures, markets and distributes coated, carbonless and specialty papers. The Consumer and Office Products segment manufactures, markets and distributes school, office, envelopes and time management products to retailers and commercial distributors. The Specialty Chemicals segment manufactures, markets and distributes specialty chemicals derived from sawdust and from the by-products of the papermaking process. In August 2004, the Company acquired Tilibra S.A. Produtos de Papelaria.

MeadWestvaco Corp

MeadWestvaco Corp is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 MeadWestvaco Corp was ranked number 357 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 357th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

MeadWestvaco Corp achieved revenue of $6,049.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $225.00 million.

MeadWestvaco Corp' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 357th compared to 365th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $6,890 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $90 million (a change of $135 million compared to 2009).

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 MeadWestvaco Corp would be ranked 307th rather than 357th due to its profits of $225 in 2010.

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