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280. Ashland
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Rank: 280 (Previous rank: 310)
CEO: James J. O'Brien Jr.
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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 8,106.0 -3.3
Profits 71.0 -57.5
Assets 9,447.0
Stockholders' equity 3,584.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 4,167.7
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.9
Assets 0.8
Stockholders' equity 2.0
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 0.96
% change from 2008 -63.5
1999-2009 annual growth rate % -13.1
Total return to investors %
2009 283.5
1999-2009 annual rate 6.4
Industry: Chemicals
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Dow Chemical 46 44,945.0
2 DuPont 86 27,328.0
3 PPG Industries 190 12,239.0
4 Monsanto 197 11,740.0
5 Mosaic 231 10,298.0
6 Praxair 262 8,956.0
7 Air Products & Chemicals 273 8,381.4
8 Ashland 280 8,106.0
9 Huntsman 293 7,763.0
10 Sherwin-Williams 319 7,094.2
11 Avery Dennison 362 5,952.7
12 Ecolab 365 5,900.6
13 Celanese 414 5,082.0
14 Eastman Chemical 415 5,047.0
15 Lubrizol 453 4,586.3
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2009.
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Ashland
50 E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41012
859-815-3333
www.ashland.com
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