Tyson Foods Inc

Industry: Food Processing

Fortune Rank: 87

Tyson Foods, Inc. produces, distributes and markets beef, chicken, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. The Company operates in five business segments. For the 39 weeks ended 7/2/05, revenues rose 1% to $19.52B. Net income fell 24% to $255M. Revenues reflect increased sales from the beef segment. Net income was offset by decreased gross profit margins and increased selling, general and administrative expenses.

Tyson Foods, Inc. and its subsidiaries produce, distribute and market chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. The Company operates a totally integrated poultry production process. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cobb-Vantress, Tyson supplies breeding stock. Tyson invests in breeding stock research and development that allows the Company to breed into its flocks the natural characteristics found to be most desirable. The Company is also involved in the processing of live-fed cattle and hogs, and fabrication of dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, case-ready products and fully cooked beef and pork products. In addition, the Company derives value from allied products, such as hides and variety meats for sale to further processors. During the fiscal year ended October 2, 2004 (fiscal 2004), the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. accounted for approximately 12% of the Company's sales.

Tyson Foods Inc

Tyson Foods Inc achieved revenue of $27,165.00 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-537.00 million.

Tyson Foods Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 87th compared to 89th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $28,130 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $86 million (a change of $-623 million compared to 2009).

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 Tyson Foods Inc would be ranked 451st rather than 87th due to the fact it made a loss of $-537 million in 2010.

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