Tough year, but energy companies top Houston Fortune 500 firms

By Emma Hinchliffe

Twenty-four Houston area firms, led by energy companies, made this year’s Fortune 500 list, released Monday. But the rankings, based on 2015 revenues, also showed that energy firms took a beating last year.

The 62 energy companies on the list had a net loss of $44 billion on $1.3 trillion in revenue, according to Fortune’s analysis.

Across the board, Fortune 500 companies earned a combined total revenue of $12 trillion this year, down $500 billion from 2014, Fortune said. Profits dropped 11 percent from last year, with the biggest losses in the energy sector. Apache, the Houston oil producer, and the Chesapeake Energy, the Oklahoma driller, were among the top 10 money losers in 2015, according to Fortune.

“The Fortune 500 emerged a bit battered from events of the past year,” Fortune editor Alan Murray said in a press release. “The poor performance of energy companies, in particular, took its toll.”

The 62nd annual list ranked the United States’ largest companies by revenue for fiscal year 2015. The top Houston companies to make the cut were No. 30 Phillips 66, No. 57 Sysco, No. 90 ConocoPhillips, No. 104 Enterprise Products Partners and No. 117 Halliburton.

Phillips 66, the top Houston company this year, earned $87.2 billion in revenue.

Here are Houston’s Fortune 500 companies, by their rank and 2015 revenues.

30. Phillips 66; $87.2 billion

57. Sysco; $48.7 billion

90. ConocoPhillips; $30.9 billion

104. Enterprise Products Partners ;$27 billion

117. Halliburton $23.6 billion

121. Plains GP Holdings; $23.2 billion

178. Baker Hughes $15.7 billion

192. National Oilwell Varco; $14.8 billion

198. Kinder Morgan; $14.4 billion

221. Waste Management $12,961

225. Occidental Petroleum $12,699

267. Group 1 Automotive $10.6 billion

277. Huntsman; $10.3 billion

319. Cameron International; $8.8 billion

322. EOG Resources; $8.8 billion

324.  Anadarko Petroleum $8.7 billion

352 Quanta Services; $7.6 billion

363. CenterPoint Energy; $7.4 billion

387. Targa Resources; $6.7 billion

388. Apache; $6.7 billion

402. Calpine; $6.5 billion

410. FMC Technologies; $6.4 billion

438. Marathon Oil $5.9 billion

493. Spectra Energy $5.2 billion

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