Rockwell Automation

Industry: Electronic Instruments Controls

Fortune Rank: 476

Rockwell Automation, Inc., is a global provider of industrial automation power, control and information products and services. The Company's segments include Control Systems, Power Systems and FirstPoint Contact. For the 9 months ended 6/30/05, revenues increased 14% to $3.67B. Net income from cont. ops. increased 52% to $391.9M. Results reflect increased control systems sales, and increased margins.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. is a global provider of industrial automation power, control and information products and services. The Company has two operating segments: Control Systems and Power Systems. Control Systems supplies industrial automation products, systems, software and services focused on helping customers control and improve manufacturing processes and is divided into three business groups: the Components and Packaged Applications Group (CPAG), the Automation Control and Information Group (ACIG) and Global Manufacturing Solutions (GMS). Power Systems is divided into two businesses: Dodge mechanical (Mechanical) and Reliance electrical (Electrical). The Control Systems segment contributed approximately 83% and the Power Systems segment contributed approximately 17% of the Company's revenues during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 (fiscal 2004). In September 2004, the Company sold its FirstPoint Contact business.

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Rockwell Automation was ranked number 476 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 476th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Rockwell Automation achieved revenue of $4,332.50 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $220.70 million.

Rockwell Automation's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 429th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $5,698 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $578 million (a change of -357 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 Rockwell Automation would be ranked 309th rather than 476th due to its profits of $221 in 2010.

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