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  • Previous Rank97
  • Revenues ($M)$32,765.0
  • Revenue Percent Change3.5%
  • Profits ($M)$5,349.0
  • Profits Percent Change10.1%
  • Assets ($M)$36,500.0
  • Employees93,516

Last year, conglomerate 3M avoided the declining revenue and divestments that afflicted some of its peers like General Electric. But 3M nevertheless faced major turbulence, some of it related to global trade tensions, and shares in the maker of Post-it notes tumbled. This April, it announced it would eliminate 2,000 jobs—about 2% of its workforce—as part of a corporate restructuring. It also reported lower-than-expected sales for 2019 so far, in several countries including China.

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Company Info

Michael F. Roman
CEO Title
Chief Executive Officer & Director
HQ Location
St. Paul, Minn.
Years on Fortune 500 List65

3M Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$32,765.03.5%
Profits ($M)$5,349.010.1%
Assets ($M)$36,500.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$9,796.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues16.3%
Profits as % of Assets14.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity54.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)8.89
EPS % Change (from 2017)12.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)5.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.2%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-16.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)9.0%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)15.6%