Industry: Plastics Rubber

Fortune Rank: 86

E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company is a global science and technology company with operations in high-performance materials, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues increased less than 1% to $15.95B. Net income increased 69% to $1.98B. Results reflect sales growth in all operating segments and the inclusion of separation benefits as opposed to separation charges.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) is engaged in the field of science and technology in a range of disciplines, including biotechnology, electronics, materials science, safety and security, and synthetic fibers. The Company operates globally, manufacturing a wide range of products for distribution and sale to many different markets, including the transportation, safety and protection, construction, motor vehicle, agricultural, home furnishings, medical, packaging, electronics, and the nutrition and health markets. DuPont operates in seven segments: Agriculture and Nutrition; Coatings and Color Technologies; Electronic and Communication Technologies; Performance Materials; Safety and Protection; Pharmaceuticals, and Textiles and Interiors. The Company has operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. On April 30, 2004, DuPont sold the majority of the net assets of Textiles and Interiors, referred to as INVISTA, to Koch Industries, Inc. (Koch).


DuPont is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 DuPont was ranked number 86 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 86th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

DuPont achieved revenue of $27,328.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $1,755.00 million.

DuPont's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 75th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $31,836 million (a change of -4 million compared to 2010) and profits of $2,007 million (a change of -1 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 DuPont would be ranked 77th rather than 86th due to its profits of $1,755 in 2010.

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