Energy companies dominate Chronicle 100
The Houston Chronicle has released its annual list of top-performing Houston companies and, while the Chronicle 100 was surprisingly diverse this year, oil and gas dominated the ranking of public companies.
Quanta Services, a pipeline and transmission systems builder, led the pack. As power generation and oil and gas production have move into new regions, the need to expand the web of infrastructure transporting those products has grown. Quanta has helped fill the need and has the numbers prove it, with surging revenue and an expanding payroll.
See what other energy companies made the Top 10 below. You can check out the complete Chronicle 100 rankings, of both public and private companies, on Chron.com.
Gary Fountain / For the Chronicle
No. 1 - Quanta Services
2012 revenue - $5.9 billion
Earnings per share growth - 143%
[Photo: James F. O'Neil, CEO of Quanta Services.]
No. 2 - CVR Energy
2012 revenue - $8.6 billion
Earnings per share growth - 10%
[Photo: CVR Refining's petroleum business includes a 115,000 barrel per day complex full coking, medium-sour crude oil refinery operated by Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing in Coffeyville, Kan.]
J. Patric Schneider / For the Houston Chronicle
No. 4 - Genesis Energy
2012 revenue - $4.1 billion
Earnings per share growth - 64%
[Photo: Genesis Energy's 55,000-barrel storage tank in Texas City.]
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No. 5 - Kinder Morgan Inc.
2012 revenue - $10 billion
Earnings per share growth - 115%
[Photo: Kinder Morgan employees inspect valves during the unloading of a supply truck at the Kinder Morgan terminal facility in Galena Park.]
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No. 6 - Plains Exploration & Production Co.
2012 revenue - $2.6 billion
Earnings per share growth - 61%
[Photo: A Plains Exploration and Production Co. worker retrieves data from a well in the Inglewood oil field in Los Angeles.]
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No. 8 - Cameron International Corp.
2012 revenue - $8.5 billion
Earnings per share growth - 44%
[Photo: Anneli Nesteng of Aker Solutions, looks at a Cameron all electric actuator at the Offshore Technology Conference. The machine improves response time in moving oil through pipes. ]
Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle
No. 10 - Noble Energy
2012 revenue - $4 billion
Earnings per share growth - 132%
[Photo: A semi-submersible rig off the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles southeast of Louisiana, prepares to drill a bypass well for Noble Energy.]