The Baseline 500: Top 20

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2005-10-19 Print this article Print

The best managers of information culled from a database of public companies with sales above $100 million.

Rank 20052004 Net sales
$ millions
transaction costs
$ millions
Income before
extra items
$ millions
$ millions
12Chesapeake Energy Corp., Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas$2,709$37$515$287775.7%
2-Kcs Energy, Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas217910065704.7
3-Cimarex Energy,Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas67523154150666.9
46Apache Corp., Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas5,3081731,6701,065615.2
5-Owens Corning, Miscellaneous Minerals5,6755772042,856494.9
65Eagle Materials, Concrete, Gypsum, Plaster50076732469.3
7-Entertainment Properties Trust, Real Estate Investment Trust12665428461.1
83Valero Lp, Pipelines, Excluding Natural Gas221117851451.7
9-Ampex Corp., Patent Owners and Lessors102184979444.6
10117Overseas Shipholding Group, Sea Transportation & Freight81152401219421.3
11-Terra Nitrogen, Agricultural Chemicals420114644408.5
127Stone Energy Corp., Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas5441413558407.7
1321Petroleum Development Corp., Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas28953417380.7
1483Chubb Corp., Casualty Insurance13,1531791,548650363.0
1515Kinder Morgan Energy, Natural Gas Transmission7,933171832609357.0
1655Buckeye Partners, Pipelines324178360352.4
1717Devon Energy Corp., Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas9,1892772,186969349.8
1810Encore Acquisition, Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas299178255327.6
199Houston Exploration, Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas65033163100304.8
2030Berry Petroleum, Crude Petroleum, Natural Gas275216958275.5

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