Ashland
2001 rank: 234
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FORTUNE 500 appearances:
Revenues 8,190.0 12.9 234 245
Profits 70.0 -75.9 407 287
Assets 6,771.0 ó 307 307
Stockholders' Equity 1,965.0 ó 303 277
Market Value 2,666.6 ó 347 ó
Employees* 25,800 ó 244 ó
Revenues 0.8 416 282
Assets 1.0 397 ó
Stockholders' equity 3.6 413 ó
2000 ($) 0.98
1999 ($) 3.89
% change -74.8
10-year growth rate (%) -11.3
2000 18.6 194
10-year annual rate 6.4 310
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*Employee data is total number, not in $ millions.
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