The new Dow came into being, at least officially, when behemoth DowDuPont split itself into three publicly-traded entities last year. And the now-independent chemicals giant has emerged at a relatively lofty spot on the Fortune 500 ranking, posting $42.9 billion in annual revenue. Since striking out on its own, the company, headquartered in Midland, Mich., has taken steps to deleverage, paying down some $3 billion in debt last year. Still, it lost nearly $1.4 billion in 2019, a figure that includes one-time charges related to its spin off. In 2020 the chemicals space has been hit hard by factors related to plunging oil prices, prompting Dow to announce it would cut spending.