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3M Facts

Year-end 2009

3M is one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and also is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Sales

Worldwide
$23.123 billion
International
$14.614 billion

63 percent of company's total

Net Income

Net Income
$3.193 billion
Percent to sales
13.8 percent
Earnings per share – diluted
$4.52

Taxes

Income tax expense
$1.388 billion

Dividends

(Paid every quarter since 1916)

Cash dividends per share
$2.04
One original share, if held, is now
3,072 shares

R&D and Related Expenditures

For 2009
$1.293 billion
Total for last five years
$6.861 billion

Capital Spending

For 2009
$903 million
Total for last five years
$5.907 billion

Employees

Worldwide
74,835
United States
31,513
International
43,322

Leadership

  • George W. Buckley
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Organization

  • More than 35 business units, organized into six businesses:
    • Consumer and Office
    • Display and Graphics
    • Electro and Communications
    • Health Care
    • Industrial and Transportation
    • Safety, Security and Protection Services
  • Operations in more than 65 countries – 35 international companies with manufacturing operations, 35 with laboratories.
  • In the United States, operations in 28 states.

Technology

  • 45 technology platforms, including:
    • Adhesives
    • Abrasives
    • Light Management
    • Microreplication
    • Nonwoven Materials
    • Nanotechnology
    • Surface Modification
  • 6,700 researchers worldwide; 3,400 in the United States.
  • U.S. Patents Awarded – 518

U.S. Community Giving

In 2009, 3M and the 3M Foundation donated nearly $50 million in cash and products to U.S. educational and charitable institutions.


3M Facts 2009 (pdf 25k)

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