The McGraw-Hill Companies

Industry: Printing Publishing

Fortune Rank: 363

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.'s revenues rose 15% to $4.46B. Net income from continuing operations rose 16% to $655M. Revenues reflect growth at Financial Services due to robust debt and equity markets worldwide, particularly stuctured finance, and at Education due to strength in the elementary- high school market. Net income also reflects margin growth and a $6.8M gain on the sale of Corporate Value Consulting.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. is a global information services provider serving the financial services, education and business information markets. The Company has three operating segments: McGraw-Hill Financial Services, McGraw-Hill Education, and McGraw-Hill Information and Media Services. The Financial Services segment operates under the Standard & Poor's brand, and provides credit ratings, evaluation services and analyses. The Education segment is an educational publisher serving the elementary and high school, college and university, and professional, adult education and international markets. The Information and Media Services segment consists of two operating groups, the Business-to-Business Group and the Broadcasting Group. In January 2004, the Company sold its juvenile retail publishing business. On July 16, 2004, the Company acquired The Grow Network, a provider of assessment reporting and customized content for states and large school districts.

The McGraw-Hill Companies

The McGraw-Hill Companies is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies was ranked number 363 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 363rd largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

The McGraw-Hill Companies achieved revenue of $5,951.80 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $730.50 million.

The McGraw-Hill Companies' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 363rd compared to 391st in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $6,355 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $800 million (a change of $-69 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 The McGraw-Hill Companies would be ranked 174th rather than 363rd due to its profits of $731 in 2010.

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