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30 companies that dropped out of the Fortune 500

Alpha Natural Resources

Alpha Natural Resources

The competition is hot for coal-based energy company Alpha Natural Resources. As the push for alternative fuel resources in North America and abroad continues, so does the struggle for one of the nation’s largest coal companies. In September, Alpha Natural Resources announced the closure of several mines in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia due to a lack of demand and declining coal prices. In its annual 10-K filling, the company cited the shift from coal-fueled power plants to clean-fuel methods (such as natural gas) as a primary reason for the decline in steam coal demand, which accounted for nearly 81% of the company’s coal sales in 2012.

2013 rank: 502
2012 rank: 365
2012 revenue ($ millions)6,974.9

Actavis

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 432
2012 revenue ($ millions): 5,914.9

Allegheny Technologies

2013 rank: 574
2012 rank: 490
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,031.5

Avaya

2013 rank: 520
2012 rank: 477
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,171.0

CA

2013 rank: 529
2012 rank: 499
2012 revenue ($ millions)4,829.0

Dell

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 51
2012 revenue ($ millions)56,940.0

Coventry Health Care

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 195
2012 revenue ($ millions)14,113.4

Dole Food

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 372
2012 revenue ($ millions)6,832.3

Enbridge Energy Partners

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 381
2012 revenue ($ millions)6,706.1

Exelis

2013 rank: 510
2012 rank: 453
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,522.0

Frontier Communications

2013 rank: 516
2012 rank: 492
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,011.9

Health Management Associates

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 376
2012 revenue ($ millions)6,760.9

Hillshire Brands

Hillshire Brands

Fortune 500 rank: 288

The second food industry spinoff on our list comes from Sara Lee. The company — known for Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages and breakfast sandwiches — bundled its meat, cheese, cake, and sandwich brands into Hillshire Brands. The remaining baked goods and beverages division was rolled into the internationally focused D.E. Master Blenders 1753. Since the split in June 2012, Hillshire’s stock has risen steadily, delivering a premium of over 15% since it debuted at $28 a share. The company is expected to pull in over $4 billion in revenue in 2013.

2013 rank: 608
2012 rank: 288
2012 revenue ($ millions)9,323.0

Liberty Global

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 256
2012 revenue ($ millions)10,604.5

MetroPCS Communications

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 481
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,101.3

Nash-Finch

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 500
2012 revenue ($ millions)4,820.8

NuStar Energy

2013 rank: 661
2012 rank: 389
2012 revenue ($ millions)6,516.8

OfficeMax

OfficeMax

OfficeMax is an office supplies retailer that’s in the process of merging with Office Depot.

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 367
2012 revenue ($ millions)6,920.4

Pepco Holdings

2013 rank: 561
2012 rank: 483
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,081.0

Pitney Bowes

2013 rank: 540
2012 rank: 489
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,039.2

Plains All American Pipeline

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 77
2012 revenue ($ millions)37,797.0

Shaw Group

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 426
2012 revenue ($ millions)6,008.4

Sprint Nextel

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 87
2012 revenue ($ millions)35,345.0

SPX

2013 rank: 503
2012 rank: 431
2012 revenue ($ millions): 5,925.2

US Airways Group

2013 rank: 
2012 rank: 199
2012 revenue ($ millions)13,831.0

Telephone & Data Systems

2013 rank: 504
2012 rank: 468
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,345.3

Timken

2013 rank: 568
2012 rank: 493
2012 revenue ($ millions)4,987.0

Western & Southern Financial Group

2013 rank: 511
2012 rank: 471
2012 revenue ($ millions)5,293.7

Yahoo

2013 rank: 522
2012 rank: 494
2012 revenue ($ millions)4,986.6

YRC Worldwide

2013 rank: 506
2012 rank: 498
2012 revenue ($ millions)4,850.5