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Valero Energy

AS GROWTH IN demand—together with the dual punch of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita—strained U.S. refining capacity again in 2005, the perennial poor cousins of the energy sector enjoyed record margins. No company was in better shape to capture the upside than Valero, the largest independent. It was a fitting climax to a remarkable 25- year run as CEO by William E. Greehey, who remains chairman. Greehey made his mark as a master consolidator. And he smartly invested billions to outfit his plants to refine heavy sour crude, which is cheaper than light sweet, giving Valero an enviable edge over refining rivals.

Company Info

2005 Rank

4

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COMPANY INFO

VLO

Market Value
$ Million

33,211.1

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 51.7
(3-yr.) 463.8
2005 Sales
$ Billion

81.4

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 51
(3-yr.) 42.5
Long-Term Growth Est. %

4.4

Net income
$ Million

3,590.0

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 99
(3-yr.) 234.5
Net Margin %*

4.4

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

17.7

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

64/29

P/E Ratio

9

Industry Energy
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

William R. Klesse

William R. Klesse, 59

CEO since 2006




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