Six Kentucky–based corporations have been named to Fortune magazine’s annual Fortune 500 list, which ranks the nation’s largest public companies according to their 2009 revenues.
Making their appearance on the 2010 list were Humana, Yum Brands, Ashland, Omnicare, General Cable and Kindred Healthcare.
Humana, a Louisville-based health insurance company, led the Kentucky companies, coming in at No. 73 (up from No. 85 in 2009) based on revenue of $30 billion.
Yum Brands, the Louisville-based parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s, Taco Bell and A&W, moved up to No. 219 from last year’s No. 239 and reported 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion.
Ashland, a major chemicals company headquartered in Covington, came in at No. 280 (up from 310 in 2009), with revenue of $8.1 billion.
Omnicare, a pharmaceutical company also headquartered in Covington, came in at No. 347 with revenue of $6.2 billion, moving up from No. 392 in 2009.
General Cable, a Highland Heights company that made its first appearance on the list last year with a ranking of 396, dropped to No. 469, with revenue of $4.3 billion.
Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare returned to the Fortune 500 for the first time since 2007, coming in at No. 477 with revenue of $4.3 billion.