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O'Reilly moves five spots on Fortune 500

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O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (Nasdaq: ORLY) ranked No. 424 on the 2011 Fortune 500, which ranked the largest public U.S. corporations based on 2010 revenues.

The Springfield-based auto parts dealer jumped five spots from last year's list, O'Reilly's first appearance on the Fortune 500, according to the May 23 issue of Fortune Magazine.

O'Reilly recorded 2010 revenue of $5.4 billion, an 11.4 percent increase compared to 2009 revenue of $4.85 billion.

Other 2010 determining factors for O'Reilly:
  • Profits rose 36.4 percent to $419.4 million from $307.5 million in 2009. The company ranked No. 297 among Fortune 500 companies in net earnings.
  • Assets were $5 billion; the company ranked No. 415.
  • Stockholders' equity was $3.2 billion, No. 291 on the list.
  • The company recorded earnings of $2.95 per share. Its 2000-10 annual growth rate ranked No. 41 at 19.4 percent.
O'Reilly ranked eighth out of the 10 Missouri companies on the Fortune 500. Other Missouri companies, all based in the St. Louis area, are Express Scripts (No. 1), Emerson Electric (No. 2), Monsanto (No. 3), Reinsurance Group of America (No. 4), Ameren (No. 5), Charter Communications (No. 6), Peabody Energy (No. 7), Graybar Electric ((No. 9) and Centene (No. 10).

Carthage-based Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE: LEG), which fell off the Fortune 500 in last year's list after ranking No. 493 on the 2009 list, did not make this year's list.

The Top 3 U.S. corporations on the 2011 Fortune 500 list are Wal-Mart Stores, Exxon Mobil and Chevron - a repeat of the 2010 list.[[In-content Ad]]


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