Wal-Mart Falls to No. 2 on Fortune 500 List

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, May. 7, 2012 11:39 am  

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville slipped to No. 2 on the Fortune 500 list of companies ranked by revenue, which was released by the magazine Monday.

Exxon Mobil reclaimed the top spot, which had been held by Wal-Mart for the past two consecutive years.

Wal-Mart reported $447 billion in revenue in 2011, which was up 6 percent from 2010.

Its profits dropped 4.6 percent to $15.7 billion.

In the last decade, Wal-Mart has held the No. 1 spot on the Fortune 500 except for 2006 and 2009, when it was No. 2, also behind Exxon.

Other Arkansas companies made the list:

 

 

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