Fortune Names Top 500 Companies of 2016

More than a dozen Florida companies make the list

Fortune has released its annual list of the 500 most profitable corporations in America. Walmart topped the chart for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Exxon Mobile, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway and McKesson in the top five.

Sixteen Florida companies made the list, with Estero-based Hertz Global Holdings ranked at No. 269 with $10.5 billion in revenue. The automotive retailer and services company was cut from the list in 2015 due to an accounting issue, and returned with a 5 percent decline in revenue for that year, according to Fortune.

Other Florida-based companies that made the rankings are:

No. 87

Publix Super Markets

City: Lakeland

Industry: Food and drug stores

Revenue: $32.6 billion


No. 92

World Fuel Services

City: Miami

Industry: Wholesalers (diversified)

Revenue: $30.4 billion


No. 108

City: Tech Data

Industry: Wholesalers (electronics and office equipment)

Revenue: Clearwater

$26.4 billion


No. 136


Industry: Automotive retailing and services

City: Fort Lauderdale

Revenue: $20.9 billion


No. 158

Jabil Circuit

City: St. Petersburg

Industry: Semiconductors and other electronic components

Revenue: $17.9 billion


No. 163

NextEra Energy

City: Juno Beach

Industry: Utilities (gas and electric)

Revenue: $17.5 billion


No. 196

Office Depot

City: Boca Raton

Industry: Specialty retailers

Revenue: $14.5 billion


No. 202

WellCare Health Plans

City: Tampa

Industry: Health care (insurance)

Revenue: $13.9 billion


No. 239


City: Jacksonville

Industry: Railroads

Revenue: $11.3 billion


No. 301


City: Miami

Industry: Homebuilders

Revenue: $9.5 billion


No. 328


City: Boca Raton

Industry: Home equipment and furnishings

Revenue: $8.6 billion


No. 371

Darden Restaurants

City: Orlando

Industry: Food services

Revenue: $7.2 billion


No. 392

Fidelity National Information Services

City: Jacksonville

Industry: Financial data services

Revenue: $6.6 billion


No. 395

Ryder System

City: Miami

Industry: Truck leasing, trucking

Revenue: $6.6 billion


No. 482

Raymond James Financial

City: St. Petersburg

Industry: Securities

Revenue: $5.3 billion


Fortune 500 companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. The companies represent two-thirds of the country, with a combined $12 trillion in revenues, according to Fortune. It is the 62nd time the list has been published.


For the full Fortune 500 list, click here.