In the recently released annual Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies based on revenue, 16 metro Atlanta-based companies made the cut.
Another 14 made the Fortune 1,000 list. The 30 companies had a combined revenue of $438 billion in 2019, the Metro Atlanta Chamber notes.
While all of the Atlanta companies on the Fortune 500 list have been there before, some did some shifting. Atlanta’s most profitable company, Home Depot, slid up one spot to No. 26 on the overall list.
"The home improvement leader has continued to best its competitors—including Lowe's. Credit both the ongoing effort to spruce up store brands and new technology tools that let store workers see a fuller picture of a shopper's spending history," according to the Fortune list. "While the housing market could be heading for bumpy times in a recession, Home Depot appears to be gathering the tools it needs to keep outperforming rivals."
While UPS slid down the list two spots, Delta Air Lines moved up one and the Coca-Cola Company moved up 12. Rounding out the top five, the Southern Company fell 22 spots on this year’s list to No. 153.
Here are the Atlanta companies on the 2020 Fortune 500 list:
- The Home Depot (No. 26)
- UPS (No. 43)
- Delta Air Lines (No. 68)
- The Coca-Cola Company (No. 88)
- The Southern Company (No. 153)
- Genuine Parts Company (No. 171)
- WestRock (no. 177)
- PulteGroup (No. 309)
- Newell Brands (No. 316)
- AGCO (No. 350)
- Veritiv (No. 412)
- Asbury Automotive Group (No. 428)
- NCR Corporation (No. 439)
- Intercontinental Exchange (No. 459)
- Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (No. 477)
- HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (No. 478)
These are the top 10 companies on the overall 2020 Fortune 500 list:
- Exxon Mobil
- CVS Health
- Berkshire Hathaway
- UnitedHealth Group
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