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Advertising, including for videos, boosted Facebook’s results—its first appearance on this list. Once seen as having no profit model, it earned $2.9 billion last year.

Facebook also made our Change the World list, click here to see.

Read more: Mobile advertising makes Facebook one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

Company Information

Location
Menlo Park, CA
Industry
Internet Services & Retailing
Sector
Technology
Fortune 500 Rank242
Fortune 500 Profilehttp://fortune.com/fortune500/facebook-242/
Current Streak1
Years on List1
CEO
Mark Zuckerberg
Websitehttp://www.facebook.com

Revenue, Net Income

Revenue Past Four Quarters13,507
Net Income Past Four Quarters2,810

Growth Rates

EPS 3 yr Annual Growth Rate105%
Rev 3 yr Annual Growth Rate51%
Total Return 3 yr Annual Rate40%
Beat S&P 3 yr Total Return?
yes

Rank

EPS Growth Rank13
Revenue Growth Rank8
Total Return Rank
56