BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 20, 2000 ISSUE
CORPORATE SCOREBOARD

Winners and Losers in Quarterly Profits


INDUSTRIES

LEADERS

                              PERCENTAGE CHANGE FROM
                              1999's THIRD QUARTER

FOOD RETAILING                         206%
PETROLEUM SERVICES                     139
DRUGS & RESEARCH                       137
SEMICONDUCTORS                         119
COAL, OIL & GAS                         94
ALUMINUM                                83
CHEMICALS                               80
SPECIAL MACHINERY                       78
GAS UTILITIES                           60
ENTERTAINMENT                           60
INSTRUMENTS                             54
TELEPHONE COMPANIES                     47
BANKS - WEST & SOUTHWEST                46
RAILROADS                               44
COMPUTERS & PERIPHERALS                 41

LAGGARDS

                              PERCENTAGE CHANGE FROM
                              1999's THIRD QUARTER

TEXTILES                               LOSS
GLASS CONTAINERS                       LOSS
DRUG DISTRIBUTION                      LOSS
STEEL                                  LOSS
TIRE & RUBBER                          -88%
ELECTRONICS                            -76
FOREST PRODUCTS                        -69
AUTO PARTS & EQUIPMENT                 -50
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES                 -42
COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SVCS.              -27
PUBLISHING                             -26
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES                -15
CARS & TRUCKS                          -14
BANKS--SOUTH & SOUTHEAST               -14

ALL-INDUSTRY AVERAGE: +18%

COMPANIES

WHO MADE THE MOST

                                  MILLIONS OF
                                    DOLLARS

EXXON MOBIL                         $4,490
GENERAL ELECTRIC                     3,180
CITIGROUP                            3,088
SBC COMMUNICATIONS                   2,999
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS               2,644
MICROSOFT*                           2,581
INTEL                                2,509
PHILIP MORRIS                        2,319
IBM                                  1,963
TYCO INTERNATIONAL***                1,910
MERCK                                1,836
BANK OF AMERICA                      1,829
WAL-MART STORES**                    1,596
CHEVRON                              1,531
AIG                                  1,386

WHO LOST THE MOST

                                  MILLIONS OF
                                    DOLLARS

JDS UNIPHASE*                      -$1,017
I2 TECHNOLOGIES                       -756
LOCKHEED MARTIN                       -704
PSINET                                -685
CMGI***                               -634
BERGEN BRUNSWIG***                    -545
AVAYA***                              -543
BURLINGTON  INDUSTRIES***             -524
OWENS-ILLINOIS                        -449
KMART**                               -448
MARCHFIRST                            -437
CONSECO                               -427
RITE AID**                            -425
SPRINT PCS GROUP                      -390
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS                -351


* FISCAL FIRST QUARTER
** FISCAL SECOND QUARTER
*** FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER
DATA: COMPUSTAT; PROVIDED BY STANDARD & POOR'S INSTITUTIONAL MARKET SERVICES

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