12 Missouri Companies Make Fortune 500

Washington, DC – The newest Fortune 500 list includes a dozen Missouri-based companies. The list will be in the Fortune magazine's April 14th issue.

St. Louis-based Emerson Electric is the largest publicly-held Missouri company, ranking 138th. Anheuser-Busch, May Department Stores, Express Scripts are not far behind, ranking 142nd and 144th and 147th.

The editors of Fortune magazine have compiled the list of the largest publicly held companies annually since 1955.

The other Missouri companies on the list are as follows:

Missouri's Fortune 500 Companies RANK COMPANY BASE 2002 REVENUE 138 Emerson Electric St. Louis $13.8B 142 Anheuser-Busch St. Louis $13.6B 144 May Dept. Stores St. Louis $13.5B 147 Express Scripts St. Louis $13.2B 243 Farmland Industries Kansas City $7.6B 362 Charter Communications Town and Country $4.5B 380 Leggett & Platt Carthage $4.3B 401 Graybar Electric St. Louis $4.0B 418 Ameren St. Louis $3.8B 443 Interstate Bakeries Kansas City $3.5B 462 H&R Block Kansas City $3.3B 477 Aquila Kansas City $3.2B