Tenneco Automotive Inc.

Industry: Truck Auto Parts

Fortune Rank: 446

TEN manufactures automotive emissions control and ride control products and systems sold under Monroe and Walker brand names. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 6% to $2.28B. Net income rose 43% to $40M. Revenues reflect record European ride control revenues, favorable currency translation, and catalytic converter pass-through sales. Net income also reflects the absence of $8M in changeover costs for a new aftermarket customer.

Tenneco Automotive Inc. (Tenneco) is primarily engaged in the manufacture of automotive emission control and ride control products and systems for both original equipment vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), and the repair and replacement markets (aftermarket). As an automotive parts supplier, the Company designs, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells individual component parts for vehicles, as well as groups of components that are combined as modules or systems within vehicles. Tenneco markets its ride products and systems under the Monroe, Rancho, Clevite Elastomers and Fric Rot brand names. It markets its emission control products under the Walker, Fonos and Gillet brand names. In February 2005, Tenneco announced the acquisition of substantially all the exhaust assets of Gabilan Manufacturing, Inc., a privately held company that develops and manufactures motorcycle exhaust systems primarily for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Tenneco Automotive Inc.

Tenneco Automotive Inc. achieved revenue of $4,649.00 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-73.00 million.

Tenneco Automotive Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 416th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $5,916 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-415 million (a change of 342 million compared to 2010).

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 Tenneco Automotive Inc. would be ranked 417th rather than 446th due to the fact it made a loss of $-73 million in 2010.

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