Fortune Brands Inc

Industry: Conglomerates

Fortune Rank: 351

FO is a holding company engaged in the manufacture and sale of home products, office products, golf products, and distilled spirits and wine. For the six months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 7% to $3.86B. Net income applic. to Com. rose 15% to $352.7M. Revenues reflect robust demand for the Company's Moen, Jim Beam, Titleist, Master Lock, and cabinet brands. Net income also reflects fewer restructuring and restructuring-related charges.

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in the manufacture, production and sale of Home and Hardware products, Spirits and Wine, Golf products and Office products. Home and Hardware provides kitchen cabinets, bathroom furnishings, accessories, parts and kitchen sinks, key-controlled and combination padlocks, bicycle and cable locks, built-in locker locks and other specialty security devices and related products. The Spirits and Wine segment produces or imports and markets distilled spirits, including bourbon and other whiskeys, cordials, gin, vodka and rum. The Company manufactures and distributes golf balls, golf clubs, golf shoes, golf gloves, golf bags, golf outerwear and accessories. The Office segment is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of traditional and computer-related office products, supplies, personal computer accessory products, paper-based time management products, presentation aids and label products.

Fortune Brands Inc

Fortune Brands Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Fortune Brands Inc was ranked number 351 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 351st largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Fortune Brands Inc achieved revenue of $6,205.40 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $242.80 million.

Fortune Brands Inc remains solid in 351

Fortune Brands Inc is one of the minority of companies, who ranking on the Fortune 500 list remained stable in 2010, retaining 351st position that is achieved in 2009. This identical ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $7,105 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $311 million (a change of -68 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 Fortune Brands Inc would be ranked 297th rather than 351st due to its profits of $243 in 2010.

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