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  • Previous Rank94
  • Revenues ($M)$31,657.00
  • Revenue Percent Change5.1%
  • Profits ($M)$4,858.00
  • Profits Percent Change-3.8%
  • Assets ($M)$37,987.00
  • Employees91,536
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$130,550.30

Post-it Note maker 3M had another steady year in 2017. Sales increased 5% to $31.7 billion, led by an 11% jump in the electronics and energy segment that sells everything from power lines to mobile device displays. And the company’s share price under CEO Inge Thulin posted an impressive total return of 34% including dividends. Thulin gets bumped up to executive chairman this summer when 30-year 3M veteran Michael Roman takes over as CEO.

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Company Info

Inge G. Thulin
CEO Title
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
HQ Location
St. Paul, Minn.
Years on Fortune 500 List24

3M Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$31,657.005.1%
Profits ($M)$4,858.00-3.8%
Assets ($M)$37,987.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,563.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$130,550.30-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues15.3%
Profits as % of Assets12.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity42%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)7.93
EPS % Change (from 2016)-2.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)4.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)3.5%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)34.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)23.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13.7%