Investing Answers Building and Protecting Your Wealth through Education Publisher of The Next Banks That Could Fail
Investing Answers Building and Protecting Your Wealth through Education Publisher of The Next Banks That Could Fail

Fortune 1000

What it is:

The Fortune 1000 is an annual list of the 1,000 largest companies in the United States. Fortune magazine publishes the list.

How it works (Example):

Companies that report their financial data to a United States government agency are eligible for consideration in the Fortune 1000. This typically excludes private companies. Subsidiaries of foreign companies incorporated in the U.S. are also excluded.

The Fortune 1000 ranks companies by revenue, which generally includes revenues from discontinued operations when revenues are reported on a consolidated basis. However, the list also discloses the after-tax profits, assets, stockholders' equity, market value and earnings per share of each company. The list also shows each company's total return to investors, which considers the price appreciation and reinvested dividends of the most widely held or actively traded class of each company's stock.

Why it Matters:

The Fortune 1000 is actually a broader subset of the Fortune 500, which is a definitive list of the country's largest and often most influential companies. The Fortune 1000 list includes the Fortune 500 plus the next 500 largest companies.

A company's fall in rank or failure to make the list could indicate or reflect trouble for the company or its industry as a whole, and a move up the list generally signals good news. To be on the Fortune 1000 is somewhat prestigious, although it is not the only list that celebrates the growth of business and entrepreneurship in the U.S. Inc. magazine publishes an annual list of the nation's fastest growing private companies.
 

Related Terms View All
  • Auction Market
    Though most of the trading is done via computer, auction markets can also be operated via...
  • Best Execution
    Let's assume you place an order to buy 100 shares of Company XYZ stock. The current quote...
  • Book-Entry Savings Bond
    Savings bonds are bonds issued by the U.S. government at face values ranging from $50 to...
  • Break-Even Point
    The basic idea behind break-even point is to calculate the point at which revenues begin...
  • Calendar Year
    If Company XYZ starts its fiscal year on January 1 and ends its fiscal year on December...