Avery Dennison Corporation

Industry: Containers Packaging

Fortune Rank: 362

AVY manufactures pressure-sensitive materials and specialty adhesives for labels, product identification and control systems, as well as office products and accessories. For the 6 months ended 7/2/05, net sales rose 8% to $2.76B. Net income rose 21% to $147.1M. Results reflect increased orders by several large customers in the Office and Consumer Products segment in advance of a price increase, and improved margins.

Avery Dennison Corporation produces pressure-sensitive materials, office products, and a variety of tickets, tags, labels and other converted products. Some pressure-sensitive materials are converted into labels and other products through embossing, printing, stamping and die cutting, and some are sold in unconverted form as base materials, tapes and reflective sheeting. The Company also manufactures and sell a variety of office products, and other converted products and other items, such as binders, organizing systems, markers, fasteners, business forms, reflective highway safety products, as well as tickets, tags, and imprinting equipment for retail and apparel manufacturers. It has three operating segments: Pressure-sensitive Materials, Office and Consumer Products, and Retail Information Services. During the fiscal year ended January 1, 2005, it acquired Rinke Etiketten, a privately held company in Germany.

Avery Dennison Corporation

Avery Dennison Corporation achieved revenue of $5,952.70 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-746.70 million.

Avery Dennison Corporation' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 362nd compared to 376th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $6,710 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $266 million (a change of $-1,013 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than revenue a company earns, If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Avery Dennison Corporation would be ranked 459th rather than 362nd due to the fact it made a loss of $-747 million in 2010.

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