The Dow Chemical Company

Industry: Plastics Rubber

Fortune Rank: 46

DOW is a science and technology company engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastic materials and agricultural and other specialized products & services to many essential consumer markets. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 21% to $23.13B. Net income rose from $1.15B to $2.62B. Results reflect price increases in all segments, volume growth at Plastics & Performance Chemicals, higher gross margins, & improved organizational efficiency.

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastic materials, agricultural and other specialized products and services. The Company serves customers in 175 countries and a range of markets, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. The Company has 165 manufacturing sites in 37 countries and supplies more than 3,300 products. Dow divested its DERAKANE epoxy vinyl ester resin business to Ashland Specialty Chemical in December 2004.

The Dow Chemical Company

The Dow Chemical Company is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 The Dow Chemical Company was ranked number 46 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 46th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

The Dow Chemical Company achieved revenue of $44,945.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $648.00 million.

The Dow Chemical Company's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 38th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $57,514 million (a change of -13 million compared to 2010) and profits of $579 million (a change of 69 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 The Dow Chemical Company would be ranked 186th rather than 46th due to its profits of $648 in 2010.

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