Reynolds American Inc

Industry: Tobacco

Fortune Rank: 272

RJR is a holding company for Reynolds Tobacco, a cigarette manufacturer whose major brands include Doral, Winston, Camel, Salem and Vantage, and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. For the 3 months ended 3/31/04, net sales remained flat at $1.22B. Net income increased 72% to $122M. Revenues reflect lower volumes, offset by modifications made to marketplace programs. Earnings benefited from cost-reduction programs.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that has operated through its subsidiaries R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR Tobacco) and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. (Santa Fe). RJR Tobacco is a cigarette manufacturer that primarily operates in the United States. RJR Tobacco's largest selling cigarette brands are Camel, Winston, Salem and Doral. Those brands, and its other brands, including Vantage, More and Now, are manufactured in a variety of styles and marketed in the United States to meet a range of adult smoker preferences. Santa Fe, which was acquired by the Company in January 2002, manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the Natural American Spirit brand, primarily in the United States. In July 2004, the Company and Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (B&W), a subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., combined RJR Tobacco and the United States assets, liabilities and operations of B&W to form Reynolds American Inc.

Reynolds American Inc

Reynolds American Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Reynolds American Inc was ranked number 272 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 272nd largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Reynolds American Inc achieved revenue of $8,419.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $962.00 million.

Reynolds American Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 272nd compared to 294th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $8,845 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $1,338 million (a change of $961 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 Reynolds American Inc would be ranked 138th rather than 272nd due to its profits of $962 in 2010.

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