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  • Previous Rank361
  • Revenues ($M)$31,657
  • Revenue Percent Change5.1%
  • Profits ($M)$4,858.00
  • Profits Percent Change-3.8%
  • Assets ($M)$37,987.00
  • Employees91,536

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 was bumped up to executive chairman effective this July when 30-year 3M veteran Michael Roman took over as CEO.

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Company Information

Michael F. Roman
HQ Location
St. Paul, Minn.
Years on Global 500 List24

3M Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$31,6575.1%
Profits ($M)$4,858.00-3.8%
Assets ($M)$37,987.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,563.00-

Profit Ratios

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