The top 15 tech companies on the Fortune 500

We scour the F500 list to hone in on the largest tech companies.

Apple
Apple

Apple passed HP as the largest tech company (on a trailing 12-month basis) in 2012 and there has been no looking back since. The company now dwarfs all other tech companies and tops the F500 list in two categories: Apple is the most profitable F500 company and it has the highest market value. Not bad for a company that 13 years ago posted revenue of $5.3 billion compared to IBM’s sales that year of $85.8 billion.  

AT&T
AT&T

AT&T is one of four service providers on this Top 15 list, and while it posted the highest revenue of the group, rival Verizon came out on tops in terms of profits.

Verizon
Verizon

Verizon climbed up a rung on the F500 ladder from 16th last year, and posted the highest profits of any service providers on the list, which may help explain why it also boasts the highest market value of the carriers on this list.

HP
HP

HP, formerly 17th on the F500, saw revenue dip almost 1% last year and profits drop 2% as the company finalizes its plan to break into two distinct entities.

IBM
IBM

IBM saw revenue decline 5.6% this year, pushing its rank down a rung from 23rd on the F500 last year.  

Microsoft
Microsoft

On a trailing 12-month basis, Microsoft is actually larger than IBM now, but for fiscal 2014 it was still seven slots below Big Blue on the F500. Profit-wise, however, Microsoft is second only to Apple, generating some $7.6 billion more than Google, which is third on the profit list.

Google
Google

Google saw sales skyrocket 17% last year, leapfrogging it up the F500 list six slots. It also holds the second highest market value of this group, a whopping $377 billion.

Comcast
Comcast

Comcast saw 6.4% revenue growth last year, which helped the company climb a rung up the F500 ladder from 44th last year. It also boasted the highest profit margin -- 12% -- of any of the service provides on this Top 15 list.

Intel
Intel

While number 52 on the F500 list in terms of sales, Intel's profit of more than $11 billion earns it the 16th seed in that category.

Cisco
Cisco

Cisco's revenues fell 3% last year, dropping the company five rungs on the F500 list to 60th.

Oracle
Oracle

Oracle has long since lost its race with Microsoft, but it is churning out more profit as a percentage of revenue than its northern rival, posting a 28% margin to Microsoft’s 25%.

Qualcomm
Qualcomm

Qualcomm manages to squeeze more profit out of each dollar of sale than any other tech company on this Top 15 list, turning in a whopping 30% margin.

EMC
EMC

EMC grew sales by 5% last year, but profits were off by 6%.

Xerox
Xerox

Xerox' sales fell 4% and profits slid 16% and the company sagged from 137th on the F500 list last year to 143rd.

Century Link
Century Link

Century Link, the fourth service provider to grace this Top 15 list, saw sales slide a tad, but managed to maintain $772 million in profits, the same as the year before.

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How they compare

Here is a full list of the 15 tech companies in the Fortune 500.