Ross Stores Inc

Industry: Fashion Stores

Fortune Rank: 316

ROST operates a national chain of off-price retail apparel and home accessories stores whose products include in-season branded apparel, shoes, fragrances, gift items for the home & bed & bath accessories. For the 6 months ended 7/30/05, net sales rose 15% to $2.30B. Net income rose 15% to $92.3M. Revenues reflect an increased number of stores in operation and higher same-store sales. Earnings also benefited from the absence of impairment charges.

Ross Stores, Inc. operates two chains of off-price retail apparel and home accessories stores, which target value-conscious men and women between the ages of 25 and 54, primarily in middle-income households. The Company offers brand name and designer merchandise at low everyday prices. The Company generally offers a large selection of brand names within each classification with an assortment of vendors, labels, prices, colors, styles and fabrics within each size or item. The Company has diversified its merchandise offerings by adding new product categories, such as maternity, small furniture or furniture accents, educational toys and games, luggage, gourmet food and cookware, sporting goods and, in select stores, fine jewelry. Total comparable store sales by department during the year ended January 29, 2005 (fiscal 2004) were: ladies 34%, home accents, and bed and bath 21%, men's 16%, fine jewelry, accessories, lingerie and fragrances 12%, children's 9% and shoes 8%.

Ross Stores Inc

Ross Stores Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Ross Stores Inc was ranked number 316 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 316th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Ross Stores Inc achieved revenue of $7,184.20 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $442.80 million.

Ross Stores Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 316th compared to 384th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $6,486 million (a change of 1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $305 million (a change of $138 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 Ross Stores Inc would be ranked 225th rather than 316th due to its profits of $443 in 2010.

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