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16. Virgin Media
16. Virgin Media
Fortune 500 rank: 359
2009 revenue: $6.0 billion
2009 total shareholder return: 243.2%

The company is doing a bang-up job of keeping Brits connected. Virgin is a "quadruple-play" communications services provider, offering cable TV, Internet, fixed-line voice, and wireless voice services.

But Virgin's return on investment remains below its weighted average cost of capital -- a red flag for investors.

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