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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

FREEPORT’S profits more than quadrupled, and shares soared in 2005, on sky-high copper and gold prices and strong production at its unrivaled Grasberg mine in Indonesia. Except for Hurricane Katrina, which devastated Freeport’s home city of New Orleans, it was “a year we’d like to live over again,” CEO Adkerson said recently. But this year, ever-tense relations with locals have erupted in a new spate of protests at Grasberg. Four guards were killed in March, and operations were halted for four days. Still, Adkerson is upbeat: Copper demand remains strong, and Freeport has quieted discord in Indonesia before.

Company Info

2005 Rank

350

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COMPANY INFO

FCX

Market Value
$ Million

9,318.2

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 28.0
(3-yr.) 230.1
2005 Sales
$ Billion

4.2

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 76
(3-yr.) 27.4
Long-Term Growth Est. %

15.0

Net income
$ Million

995.1

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 392
(3-yr.) 71.0
Net Margin %*

23.8

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

30.5

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

65/32

P/E Ratio

11

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

Richard C. Adkerson

Richard C. Adkerson, 59

CEO since 2003




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