Avon Products, Inc.

Industry: Personal Household Products

Fortune Rank: 228

Avon Products, Inc. is a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products including cosmetics, fragrance and toiletries, gifts and decorative apparel and fashion jewelry and accessories. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 6% to $3.87B. Net income increased 32% to $500.6M. Results reflect higher skin care sales, the timing of product innovation, and improved operating profit margins in the European segment.

Avon Products, Inc. (Avon) is a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. Avon's products fall into three product categories: Beauty, which consists of cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and toiletries (CFT); Beauty Plus, which consists of fashion jewelry, watches, apparel and accessories, and Beyond Beauty, which consists of home products, gift and decorative products, candles and toys. Avon has sales operations in 60 countries or territories, including the United States, and distributes its products in 62 more. During the year ended December 31, 2003, Avon launched in the United States a new global cosmetics brand, focusing on the market for young women.

Avon Products, Inc.

Avon Products, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Avon Products, Inc. was ranked number 228 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 228th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Avon Products, Inc. achieved revenue of $10,382.80 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $625.80 million.

Avon Products, Inc.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 228th compared to 255th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $10,690 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $875 million (a change of $-249 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 Avon Products, Inc. would be ranked 191st rather than 228th due to its profits of $626 in 2010.

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