Estee Lauder Co.

Industry: Personal Household Products

Fortune Rank: 308

The Estee Lauder Co. is a manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, sold under the brand names Estee Lauder, Clinique, Aramis, Prescriptives, Origins, M.A.C and others. For the FY ended 6/30/05, net sales rose 9% to $6.34B. Net income from cont. ops. rose 8% to $406.1M. Results reflect growth in all geographic regions and all major product categories, partially offset by lower gross margin.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Its products are sold in over 130 countries and territories under brand names, such as Estee Lauder, Clinique, Aramis, Prescriptives, Origins, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Stila, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Rodan + Fields, American Beauty, Flirt!, Good Skin, Donald Trump The Fragrance and Grassroots. The Company is also the global licensee for fragrances and cosmetics sold under the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan and Michael Kors brand names. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. sells its products principally through limited distribution channels, encompassing over 20,000 points of sale. In February 2004, the Company sold the assets and operations of its unit that sold jane brand products.

Estee Lauder Co.

Estee Lauder Co. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Estee Lauder Co. was ranked number 308 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 308th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Estee Lauder Co. achieved revenue of $7,323.80 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $218.40 million.

Estee Lauder Co.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 308th compared to 325th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $7,911 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $474 million (a change of $-256 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 Estee Lauder Co. would be ranked 311th rather than 308th due to its profits of $218 in 2010.

Estee Lauder Co. Revenue* Profit* Fortune Ranking

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