H&R Block, Inc.

Industry: Personal Services

Fortune Rank: 493

HRB is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide tax-related services, investment services through broker- dealers, mortgage services, personal productivity software, accounting and consulting services to business clients. For the three months ended 7/31/05, revenues rose 26% to $615M. Net loss fell 23% to $28.3M. Results reflect an increase in service revenues and higher gains on the sale of mortgage assets, partially offset by an increase in S/G/A expenses.

H&R Block, Inc. (H&R Block) is a diversified company delivering tax products and services and financial advice, investment and mortgage products and services, and business and consulting services. The Company's tax services segments provide income tax return preparation services, electronic filing services and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. H&R Block also offers investment services and securitizes products through its subsidiary, H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc (HRBFA). H&R Block's mortgage services segment offers a range of home mortgage products and services through Option One Mortgage Corporation and H&R Block Mortgage Corporation (HRBMC). RSM McGladrey Business Services, Inc. (RSM). H&R Block operates in five segments: Tax Services, Mortgage Services, Business Services, Investment Services and International Tax Services.

H&R Block, Inc.

H&R Block, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 H&R Block, Inc. was ranked number 493 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 493rd largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

H&R Block, Inc. achieved revenue of $4,213.40 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $485.70 million.

H&R Block, Inc.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 493rd compared to 556th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $3,981 million (a change of 1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-309 million (a change of $795 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 H&R Block, Inc. would be ranked 217th rather than 493rd due to its profits of $486 in 2010.

H&R Block, Inc. Revenue* Profit* Fortune Ranking

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