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    Tablets have become the most handy and unique electronic gadget for people. Tablets have been consistently been replacing laptops for keeping data, phones for calls, cameras for photos etc, as it is an efficient all-in-one tool. The top tablet PC include brands like Apple iPad (Pro, Mini, Air), Samsung Galaxy Tab, Lenovo (Thinkpad, Ideapad, Yoga), Microsoft Surface Pro, Google (Nexus, Pixel) along with companies like Amazon (Kindle, Fire), Huawei MateBook, Asus Google Nexus, LG G Pad and Dell Venue. Here is the list of the top 10 Tablet PC in the world 2016.


    10. Dell Venue

    Dell Inc. is an American multinational computer and associated Technology Company, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, United States.


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    The company primarily develops, sells, supports and repairs computers and linked products and services. Dell sells personal computers (PCs), servers, network switches, software, data storage devices, computer peripherals, cameras, printers, HDTVs, electronics and MP3 players. The company had also briefly entered into making Android smartphones but it ceased its initiative.

    Dell's latest tablet launch is the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855. This tablet was launched in January 2016. The tablet has an 8.00-inch display with a high resolution of 1920 pixels by 1200 pixels. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 is strongly powered by 2.24GHz quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor. This tablet comes with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 has a 5-megapixel primary rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter camera for selfies as far as the camera description is concerned. The tablet runs Windows Phone 10 Pro and weighs 377 grams. The first tablet of Dell was Dell Venue 7 launched in January 2014which has a 7.00-inch display with a resolution of 1280 pixels by 800 pixels.

    Dell was the third largest PC vendor worldwide after HP and Lenovo in 2015. It is also a market leader in terms of number of PC monitor shipments per year in the world. Previously publicly traded company, but now it is a private company. The company has made several additional acquisitions in storage and networking systems, to expand their portfolio from offering only computers to delivering comprehensive solutions for enterprise customers.

    It has a market share over 1.5% with annual shipments ranging around 3.1 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 3.102

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =1.5


    9. LG G Pad

    LG Corporation is a renowned multinational conglomerate based out in Seoul, South Korea.


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    Founded in 1947, LG is known to have diversified in different consumer segments such as electronics, telecom products and chemicals. It primarily operates through its various subsidiaries such as LG Electronics, LG Display, LG Uplus, Zenith and LG Chem in more than 80 countries. LG Electronics consists of four business units: Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solution, Home Entertainment and Vehicle Components. LG Electronics manufactures a very wide range of handheld devices such as tablet devices and smartphones. LG, in 2009, launched its first Android smartphone, and in 2011, its first Android tablet.

    The company is known for its flagship G series of mobile and tablet devices. It has more than 25 tablets ranging in screen size from 7.00 inches to 10.1 inches. LG's G Pad III 8.0 is its latest tablet launch which was launched recently in May 2016. The tablet comes with an 8.00-inch display and has a high resolution of 1920 pixels by 1200 pixels. The LG G Pad III 8.0 has 16GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 2000GB via a microSD card and is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core. Though the tablet does not have a promising camera feature, for it has a 5-megapixel primary rear camera, it is known for its value offering for price give.

    The LG G Pad III 8.0 runs the Android 6.0 operating system and is also powered by a 4800mAh battery that is non removable and weighs 309 grams.

    It has a market share over 3.35% with annual shipments ranging around 3 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 3

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =3.35


    8. Asus Google Nexus

    Asus is a Taiwanese multinational computer electronics and hardware company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan.


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    Founded in 1989, it has a very diverse set of consumer and enterprise related products that include desktops, laptops, mobile phones etc. It also has netbooks monitors, projectors, networking equipment, motherboards, optical storage, graphics cards, multimedia products, wearables, workstations, servers, and tablet PCs. While Google handles the design, development and marketing of its tablet devices, the manufacturing is done through partnering with the original equipment manufacturers where Asus is one in the list that included Samsung, HTC and also Motorola. The two generations of the Nexus 7 launched in 2012 was manufactured for and branded as Google for release. In 2013, Asus held an announcement as a successor to the Google Nexus 7 which was a 7.00 -inch tablet with 1280 by 800 pixel display and was the first device to run Android 4. In late 2013, Google introduced the second generation of Nexus 7 which was also developed and manufactured by Asus.

    Asus has also been keenly working with Microsoft for developing Windows 8 convertible tablets. As of August 2016, the devices currently available in Nexus series are two smartphones, the Nexus 6P (manufactured by Huawei) and Nexus 5X (manufactured by LG). The most recent tablet was the Nexus 9 which was manufactured by HTC and the most recent streaming media player the Nexus Player manufactured by Asus.

    Asus also launched many Android-based smartphones in the brand name Zenfone and Padfone series which are powered by Intel Atom processors.

    It has a market share over 3.9% with annual shipments ranging around 3.7 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 3.7

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =3.9


    7. Huawei MateBook

    Huawei Technologies is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment, networking and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.


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    Founded in 1987, it was primarily phone switches manufacturing company. Later it expanded its portfolio into different businesses and now is one of the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer worldwide and China’s biggest telephone network equipment maker. Its other business segments include providing consulting and operating services equipment to enterprises in China, building robust telecommunications networks and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer segments.

    The company has been manufacturing mobile phones since 1997. It has recently stepped into the smartwatch market through an Android Wear based device.

    Huawei MateBook tablet was first launched in February 2016. The tablet has a 12.00-inch display with a very high resolution of 2160 pixels by 1440 pixels. This Matebook has a 4GB of RAM and a 128GB of internal storage that is not expandable. It is powered by 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core sixth generation processor. It runs using a Windows 10 Pro and is power-driven by a 4430mAh non removable battery. It weighs 640.00 grams.

    With a 2-in-1 design that includes a stylus for drawing and making notes and a detachable keyboard, this is considered a versatile machine. The tablet is just 6.9mm thick and hence making it the thinnest Windows tablet around. This 12-inch Matebook features a quality all-aluminum uni-body, glass front and a chamfered edges as that of its smartphone variant Huawei Mate 8.

    It has a market share over 3.3% with annual shipments ranging around 6.7 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 6.7

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =3.3


    6. Amazon (Kindle, Fire)

    Amazon, is an international e-commerce company with origin in America with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    Founded in 1994, Amazon is the world's biggest ecommerce retailer in terms of market capitalization and total sales surpassing even the retail giant Walmart. It is ranked 18th in Fortune 500 annual list of top companies based on revenue for 2016 and 237th in Forbes 2000 annual list of top companies based on sales, assets and market capitalization for 2016. The company has expanded to several countries over the years including India. Amazon has separate retail websites for the United States, UK, Canada, Germany, Ireland, France Italy, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Japan, China, Mexico and India.

    Amazon is also a popular electronics manufacturer for its Kindle series for eBook readers and also for the Kindle Fire line of tablets in addition to its Fire Phone. Amazon's latest tablet launch is the Amazon Fire Kids Edition. The tablet was launched last September of 2015. The tablet comes with a 7.00-inch display with a regular resolution of 1024 pixels by 600 pixels with a PPI of 171 pixels per inch. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition is power driven by 1.3GHz quad-core. It includes a 1GB of RAM and an 8GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. This Amazon Fire Kids Edition has a 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a limited 0.3-megapixel front camera. The tablet runs using Fire OS and weighs 405.00 grams.

    It has a market share over 5.15% with annual shipments ranging around 5.2 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 5.2

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =5.15


    5. Google (Nexus, Pixel)

    Google, the most popular American multinational technology company, headquartered in California.


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    It is specialized not only in Internet-related services and products such as search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, and software, but also in consumer electronic products primarily smartphones and tablets. Google has moved progressively into communications hardware through partnership with major electronics manufacturers in the world like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Asus etc., in the production of its high-quality yet low-cost Nexus mobile and tablet devices. Google Nexus is a series of consumer electronic devices that function using the Android operating system. Google handles the development, design and marketing of these handheld devices and the manufacturing is completely carried out the partners who are the original equipment manufacturers as mentioned before.

    Till date 6 Nexus tablets and 6 Nexus smartphones variants and have been released in the market. The latest devices available in the market as of 2016 are Nexus 5X by LG and 6P smartphone by Huawei, Nexus 9 Tablet manufactured and marketed by HTC, and the Nexus digital media player marketed and manufactured by Asus. Google also launched a Nexus 10 which is a 10.00 inch tablet manufactured by Samsung.

    Nexus 10 was released in 2012 with a 10.1-inch, 2560 by 600 pixel display, and was the world's highest resolution tablet in terms of display then available in 16 and 32 GB variants. Nexus 9 was the fourth tablet in the Google Nexus tablet series. It has an 8.9-inch LCD display with a 1536 by 2048 resolution with a 2 GB of RAM and runs Android 5.0.

    It has a market share over 3.92% with annual shipments ranging around 8.10 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 8.097

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =3.915


    4. Microsoft Surface Pro

    One of the world's popular and largest software makers, Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in California at Redmond of the United States.


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    It is renowned for its Windows, the world's most famous operating system for PCs and laptops, and it launched its first Windows smartphone OS in 2010, and its very own Surface series line up of tablets in 2012. The company recently completed the acquisition of Nokia Devices and other Services division in 2014. It is the world’s largest software maker in terms of sales revenue and also considered as one of the world’s most valuable companies. It is ranked 25th in Fortune 500 annual list of top companies based on revenue for 2016 and 23rd in Forbes 2000 annual list of top companies based on sales, assets and market capitalization for 2016.

    Microsoft launched Microsoft Surface tablet computer in 2012 thereby penetrating into the PC segment market. The tablets then ran on the Windows 8 operating system. MS Surface became the 1st device in the history of personal computers to have its hardware been designed and made by Microsoft.

    The most recent tablet model of Microsoft is Microsoft Surface 4 that comes with a 12.30-inch display with a very high resolution of 2736 pixels by 1824 pixels in comparison to other products in market with a PPI of 267 pixels per inch.

    The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with 4GB of RAM. It has an Intel Core M3 processor and the 128GB expandable memory. The Surface Pro 4 has an 8-mp primary camera on the rear and a 5-mp front camera. It runs Windows 10 and weighs 766.00 grams.

    It has a market share over 4% with annual shipments ranging around 8.3 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 8.272

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =4


    3. Lenovo (Thinkpad, Ideapad,Yoga)

    Lenovo Group Ltd. is a technology multinational company with its headquarters in China at Beijing, and United States at North Carolina.


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    It was founded in the year 1984, and Lenovo acquired IBM's PC business division in the year 2005, and became the world's top PC maker in 2013. It then entered the Android and Windows tablet market in 2011, and in 2012 started to sell Android smartphones, and lately acquired Motorola Mobility division in 2014 from Google. The company has also launched Zuk in China territory, a sub brand that is online-only for smartphones. It functions in various consumer segments, where it manufactures and sells tablet computers, personal computers, smartphones, electronic storage devices, workstations, smart televisions servers and IT management software.

    Lenovo was the world's biggest personal computer manufacturer by sales in 2015. It manufactures and markets the ThinkPad series of notebook computers, IdeaPad series of notebook laptops, IdeaCentre series of desktops, Yoga series of notebook laptops, and the ThinkCentre series of desktops.

    In January 2016, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablet was launched. The tablet has a 12.00-inch display with a high resolution of 2160 pixels by 1440 pixels. Whereas, in September 2015 Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 was launched, which has a 12.00-inch display. The tablet comes with a 10.10-inch display with a high resolution of 1280 pixels by 800 pixels. The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 300 tablet was launched in the market in July 2015 worldwide. This tablet comes with an 8.00-inch display with an equivalent high resolution of 1280 pixels by 800 pixels as that of its successors with a PPI of 189 pixels per inch.

    It has a market share over 5.55% with annual shipments ranging around 11.3 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 11.3

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =5.55


    2. Samsung Galaxy Tab

    This South Korean multinational company was founded in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries in Suwon of South Korea.


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    But today it has a broad portfolio of consumer products that range from televisions to semiconductors. It released the 1st Android smartphone in 2009 and the 1st Android tablet in 2010, and it has also started to develop smartphones running Tizen OS, as an alternative to its Android based smartphones. The company is a market leader in the smartphone market in terms of unit sales in the world. It is ranked 18th in Forbes 2000 annual list of top companies based on sales, assets and market capitalization for 2016.

    The company launched a series of Smartphones and tablets in the name Galaxy series. It mainly included the A, S and TabPro variants. In March 2016, Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet was launched. The tablet has a 7.00-inch display and a resolution of 800 pixels by 1280 pixels. This tablet has a 1.3GHz quad-core with 1.5GB of RAM. With 8GB expandable internal storage up to 200MB, a 5-megapixel primary camera along with a steady 2-megapixel front camera. It is also certain to mention that the S variants are widely preferred by Samsung loyalists. The tablet runs Android 5.1 and weighs 283 g. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S tablet was another important model that was launched in January 2016. The tablet comes with a 12.00 inch display with a high resolution of 2160 pixels by 1440 pixels that uses Windows 10 OS and weighs 603.00 g.

    It has a market share over 16.3% with annual shipments ranging around 33.6 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 33.6

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =16.3


    1. Apple iPad (Pro, Mini, Air)

    Founded in 1976, Apple started as a personal computer pioneer and now has a very strong consumer base with brand loyalty for years.


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    This Cupertino, California, based consumer electronics leader, entered the smartphone market in 2007 with its iPhone, and the tablet market in 2010 with its iPad, and the smartwatch market in 2014 with its Apple Watch. Its products are the iPhone, the Mac series of computers, the iPod, the iPad tablet and the Apple Watch smartwatch. The three main online services that include iTunes Store, iCloud, and the App Store. It is the world's 2nd largest mobile phone manufacturer and also the world’s biggest technology company by total assets. It is ranked 3rd in Fortune 500 annual list of top companies based on revenue for 2016 and 8th in Forbes 2000 annual list of top companies based on sales, assets and market capitalization for 2016.

    Apple's latest tablet launch is the iPad Pro 9.7 that was launched in early 2016. It has a very high resolution of 2048 pixels by 1536 pixels aided by PPI of 264 pixels per inch. With a powerful A9X processor unique to Apple, a not expandable 32GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. It runs iOS 9 and weighs 437.00 grams. Apple IPad mini 4 was launched in late 2015 and the Apple IPad Air 2 was launched in late 2014. Both have high resolution and have a consistent market share even now.

    It has a market share over 24.13% with annual shipments ranging around 49.5 million, in 2015-16.

    Annual Shipments 2015-16 (In Millions) = 49.5

    Market Share 2015-16 (%) =24.13

     

    Ranking Methodology:

    Annual shipments and market share for each brand is taken, and weightages of 0.4 and 0.6 are given to them respectively. Once the final scores are calculated, the rankings are done.


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    Car companies have become one of the strongest industries in the world. Across the world, people have taken automobiles ranging from hatchbacks to sedans to SUVs to convertible sports cars. The car industry has grown rapidly as the global demand for cars has multiplied, which is seen from increasing automobile sales. The top car brands include automobile giants like Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford etc. Here is the list of the top 10 car (automobile) companies in the world 2017 as per Revenues, Net Income and Sales(Units).

    Quick Glance

    Top Car Companies in World 2017 are

    1st place: Volkswagen

    2nd place: General Motors

    3rd place: Toyota

    4th place: Ford

    5th place: Nissan

    6th place: Honda Motors

    7th place: Hyundai

    8th place: Fiat Chrysler

    9th place: Daimler

    10th place: BMW

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. BMW

    World’s largest manufacturer of premium vehicles, BMW was founded in the year 1916 with it’s headquarter currently located at Munich, Germany.

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    It is into three segments which include automobile, motorcycles and financial services. It entered Indian market in the year 2006 and is a 100% subsidiary company under BMW group. Today the company has 31 production units across 14 countries and sell in more than 140 with the workforce of 124,729 people globally. It produces cars under three brand names BMW, Rolls Royce and MINI.

    Long term thinking has made them economically successful since their inception. The emblem of the company made its first appearance in the end of 1920 and in 1923, BMW made its first complete motorcycle R32. During the Second World War the company was wholly devoted in producing engines for German aircrafts and thereafter in 1961 it re-established itself as modern carmaker with the introduction of 1500 model. From there BMW has expanded globally and acquired Rolls Royce in the year 2003. With the launch of BMW 1 series it opened up a whole new world for compact class and has grown tremendously year after year.

    Strength of this company comes from its strong culture. Culture  which imbibes passion and enjoyment, teamwork and personal development, equal opportunities, diversity and their beliefs-belief in their people, performance, effectiveness , fairness, respect , sustainability, society and independence.

    BMW has won numerous awards and distinctions. As part of world Car awards, it has won the world luxury award in 2016, BMW 7 has won the most innovative model of the year 2016, BMW i8 won the international engine of the year and many others to its list.

    With this BMW boosts to provide sheer driving experience and become the top premium segment car by 2020.

    Revenue: $ 89.39 billion

    Net income: $ 7.64 billion

    No of units sold: 2367603


    9. Daimler

    One of the largest producers of premium luxury cars, Daimler’s history starts way back in 1886. It is headquartered at Stuttgart Germany.

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    Today it has production units in about 20 nations and sells worldwide with more than 8500 sales centre across the globe. It is into five segments: Mercedes-Benz cars, Mercedes-Benz vans, Daimler trucks, Daimler buses and Daimler financial services. As of May 2016 it employs 280000+ people across the world. With the history of 130 years, Daimler has the mission to be the future of mobility by introducing trend setting technologies. The patent filed by Carl Benz in 1886 for his first stationary gasoline engine marked the birth of the company. From there till overcoming the crisis of 2008-09 Daimler has exploited the potential for growth and has introduced several premium vehicles. With 125th anniversary in 2011, Daimler has recorded three fold records in terms of sales, revenue and EBIT which it hadn’t achieved before. With this the company also has set a goal for 2020 to be the number one in terms of unit sales in the premium sector.

    The firm has the vision to be number 1 in terms of quality and profitability and provide delight in everything they do to their customers and equally be aware of the environment. They are built on four values of passion, integrity, respect and discipline to be committed towards excellence and to sustain it.

    Daimler has bagged several awards to its name. It won the best car award by Motor trend in 2016 for designing the best sports car Mercedes has ever built. Winners of red dot award in 2015 for two of their vehicles for the best design and many others.

    With this Daimler walks ahead to attain the leading position in all its businesses by shaping the future of mobility in a sustainable manner.

    Revenue: $ 162.45 billion

    Net income: $ 9.30 billion

    No of units sold: 2557052


    8. Fiat Chrysler

    Fiat Chrysler was established in the year 2014 with the merger of Italian based Fiat S.p.a and Chrysler to become Fiat Chrysler automobiles (FCA).

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    It is headquartered at London, United Kingdom. FCA engages itself in designing, manufacturing, sales and distribution of light commercial vehicles, passenger cars, related components and production systems. It operates in 40 countries and sells in approximately 150 nations globally by employing 2,38,000+ people as of 2016.The FCA group today sells its automobiles under several famous brands which include Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram Truck, Abarth, Mopar, SRT, Maserati, Comau, Magneti Marelli and Teksid.

    The group having two historic companies Fiat established in 1899 and Chrysler founded in 1925 finds its historic moment when it was listed in New York stock exchange in the very year of establishment marking the growth of new phase for this merger.

    The company has the mission to reduce the environmental footprints and it works towards it by inculcating the value of leadership, by rewarding merit and embracing the tough competition of the industry to achieve best in class performance by delivering quality products to its customers.

    Their business model is built upon creating value for its stakeholders by producing innovative and responsible products. Since 1997 they have sold 720,000 plus natural gas vehicles and invested heavily in R&D to evaluate the impact of its vehicle on the environment and come up with more efficient power trains to create long term sustainability and promote eco friendly driving experience with its vehicles.

    Revenue: $ 117.67 billion

    Net income: $ 1.92 billion

    No of units sold: 4482000


    7. Hyundai

    South Korean automaker, Hyundai was established in the year 1967. It has headquarter located at Seoul, South Korea.

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    They are into manufacturing and distribution segment of automobiles, providing financial services in the form of credit and insurance to its customers and also in manufacturing of railways. Hyundai started its operations in India in 1996 where the brand was almost unknown in the country, but today it sells its cars across 193 nations with 5000 plus dealerships. Hyundai has popular cars in every segment from hatchbacks to sedans to SUVs which includes i10 series, elantra, accent, hyundai civic and several others. As of 2016 it employs around 68383 people globally.

    With the incorporation of the company in the year 1967 to having a history of 50 years, Hyundai has accomplished a lot in very few years. With the launch of Pony, first Korean passenger car in the year 1976 to entering into Canadian market in 1983, Pony became the bestselling car in both the nations because of its size and price. Later it entered US market in 1985 by exporting Hyundai excel. Later in the year 1998 it acquired Kia motors and also completed its plant establishment in India. Entering into 100 best global brands in 2005 Hyundai has grown aggressively with the launch of i–series vehicles and winning awards globally for its durability, customer satisfaction and so on.

    With the philosophy to  realize the dreams of mankind; it sets its vision 2020 to be the life time partner in this sector and provide new values and experiences as desired by its customers. Its philosophy is built on combination of three factors, first being taking up the unlimited sense of responsibility and then acting and realizing the possibilities to ultimately give respect to mankind.

    With this Hyundai is the total valued car winning best car of the year several times.

    Revenue: $ 80.94 billion

    Net income: $ 4.94 billion

    No of units sold: 4860000


    6. Honda

    Founded in the year 1948, Honda is a Japanese firm with headquarter located at Tokyo, Japan.

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    They are into manufacturing and sales of automobiles, aircrafts and motorcycles and providing financial services which includes credit and insurance to its customers. Honda has about 89 plants in 33 countries and sells in around 140 nations employing a total of 29,500 people as of 2016 across the world. The most popular cars of Honda include Accord and Civic which are still continuing to grab the market with huge sales in North America.

    With 69 years of history, Honda motors made its first motor cycle in the year 1949. It went international in the year 1959 by establishing plant at America as American Honda Motor Co to becoming the largest selling car of the year 1993.  Honda hasn’t stopped and dreams 50 years ahead of time to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020 and  they also want to  employ cruise control in their cars to make collision a thing of past by 2040.

    Honda’s philosophy is built on Respect for individual and the three joys of giving. Respect for individual includes three sub pillars of initiative- Initiative to think creatively and not be bound by preconceived ideas, equality-treating each other with respect and providing equal opportunities to all and the third one being trust- mutual trust to help each other fulfil their responsibilities by sharing knowledge. The three joys of giving include joy of buying selling and creating the best products by the firm.

    With the mission to provide high quality products at affordable prices on global level Honda motors has won several awards like 2016 Green SUV of the Year, U.S. News Best Cars for Families, KBB.com Overall Best Buy 2016 and several others.

    Revenue: $ 122.95 billion

    Net income: $ 5.65 billion

    No of units sold: 4972000


    5. Nissan

    Japanese automaker Nissan was established in the year 1933 with headquarter located at Yokohama Japan.

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    They are into automotive and marine equipments production and sales. They entered India very recently in the year 2005 as wholly subsidiary company and sells cars in SUV’s, MUV’s, sedans and hatchback segments, and it operates across 160 nations worldwide with 10,380 employees. Nissan sells it vehicle under three brand names: Nissan, Datsun and Infiniti. Nissan history started way back in 1914 when DAT small box type car was formed by its founding fathers Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. Later in 1933, Datsun started its full fledge operations and the company was changed to Nissan motor co ltd in, where in the following year in 1934 Datsun car rolled off the assembly line and started its sales. Expanding to USA in 1960 to moving globally under the brand name Nissan, it grew and expanded to establish Infiniti- luxury brand of Nissan motors in the year 1989. With the introduction of its first 100% electric car in the year 2010 with zero emissions Nissan continues to work towards sustainability in mobility to become the world’s best brand.

    Nissan has a vision to enrich people’s life by providing unique and innovative products and provide superior services to all its stakeholders. Its core values are based on 4 fields of Environment, safety, Life on board and Dynamic performance where they create their values on these four areas to provide trusted driving experience to its customers.

    Nissan has several awards in its name. It has won the Best Environmental Performance Brand for the year 2017 by Automotive Science Group, women friendly brand in March 2017 and so on.

    Revenue: $ 96.63 billion

    Net income: $ 5.66 billion

    No of units sold: 5277000


    4. Ford Motors

    US based Ford motors was founded in the year 1903, with head quarter located at Dearborn, Michigan.

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    It runs under two sectors of automotive and financial services which include manufacturing and distribution of automobiles and other related parts and providing credit to its purchaser. It employs around 199000 people in the four segments it operates: North America, South America, Europe and Asia specific Africa. Ford entered in India in the year 1926 but had to shut down in 1954 due to Indian policies but later in 1995 Ford re entered by a joint venture with Mahindra and Mahindra as Mahindra ford private limited which was further renamed as Ford India private limited. Ford motors today operate with three brands Lincoln, Ford and a small stake of Mazda.

    The vision of ford is to be  a lean enterprise and work together to make people’s life better through leadership in their field. With this they continuously work on quality as a day to day affair and have commitment to produce safe cars for their customers and families along with implementing innovation.

    With a timeline of more than 100 years, ford has accomplished a lot from where they came to where they are heading. With 12 investors and 1000 shares in 1903 to introducing a Ford electric car in 1996 to today where it produces premium sports car-13th generation technology; it has moved miles ahead introducing some of the best models like Ford GT, Thunder bird, Mustang, F-series to T models and so on.

    Ford forms its values on 3P’s, people product and profit where they feel their people are their source of strength and their products are the results of their continuous effort and profit is the measure of how well they satisfy the need of the customers. With this path it has won several awards to take the world’s most ethical companies in the year 2016 by Ethisphere Institute to best value brand truck in America and so on.

    Revenue: $ 140.69 billion

    Net income: $ 7.18 billion

    No of units sold: 6651000


    3. Toyota

    Founded in 1937, Toyota Motor Corporation is located with it’s headquarter at Toyota, Aichi, Japan.

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    It operates in automotive operations segment which includes designing and assembling passenger cars, trucks and other related car accessories and also in financial services providing lease financing to its customers. Toyota entered Indian market through a joint venture with Kirloskar group as Toyota Kirloskar Motor in the year 1997. Today Toyota Motor Corporation operates with 5 different brands across the world which includes Toyota brand, Lexus, Daihatsu, Ranz and Hino selling across more than 170 countries with its 53 plants located at across 28 nations worldwide.

    With 80 years of establishment, Toyota motors entered with taking on to the automotive business in the 1930’s to entering into the business by introducing new cars and establishment of new plants till late 1970’s to expanding globally to form corporations until today, it has established itself as a successful company to be the innovative leader of the industry.

    With the vision to lead the future of mobility and be the most admired brand it walks ahead on  five core values: to meet all challenges to realise the vision, Kaizen- working towards continuous improvement, Genchi Genbutsu- finding the right facts to make the right decision, mutual trust and team work to fulfil their commitment towards quality, innovation and sustainability. Currently it employs 33765 people across the world who strives to provide the ultimate driving experience through performance, comfort, user friendly, safety and styling.

    Till day it has won several awards in several sectors to receive industry accolade as  the most trusted automobile brand , longest –lasting vehicle of any line automobile manufacturer and so on. It has recorded sales of 8.83 million to stand third in the list.

    Revenue: $ 240.05 billion

    Net income: $ 16.44 billion

    No of units sold: 8831930


    2. General Motors

    Headquarter at Detroit, Michigan General Motors was founded in the year 1908 in United States.

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    General Motors is into designing, manufacturing and sales of passenger vehicles, trucks and automobiles parts worldwide. It entered Indian market in the year 1928 with Chevrolet brand but had to discontinue its operations due to Indian policies in the year 1954. But it still continued its operations through tie ups and finally became a fully owned subsidiary in the year 1999 to become fastest growing brand in the nation. GM produces automobiles under 11 different brands which includes Baojun, Jiefang, Buick, Onstar, Cadillac, Opel, Chervolet, Vauxhall, GMC, Wuling and Holden. The firm produces cars in 35 countries and sells in over 125 nations employing over 225000 people as on May 2016.

    With the history of 108 years, General motors’ started by acquiring other brands in the initial years of 1908 to 1929 to endlessly expanding into Aircraft engine manufacturing to producing vehicles for world war 2 during 1930’s. Post that General motors’ has accelerated its efforts in the development of new sedans to light weight trucks.

    With the sole strategy of earning customers for life, General motors have strived hard and their sales have gone up by 1.9 % in the first quarter of 2017. In the direction of future growth it has also planned to put up 5 new plants in China to support the huge sales demand to grow into largest brand worldwide. Driven by passion, GM is extending its horizons from mobility to sustainability, connectivity and beyond to produce easy to use and impressive technological cars.

    With their commitment towards safety and quality, they have won 2016 motor trend car and truck of the year along with twice the winner of green car award of the year. With this GM has recorded sales of 9.96 at the end of 2016.

    Revenue: $ 166.4 billion

    Net income: $ 9.4 billion

    No of units sold: 9965238


    1. Volkswagen

    Volkswagen European largest automaker is located with it’s headquarter at Wolfsburg, Germany founded in the year 1937.

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    Currently they are into five segments: passenger cars, commercial vehicles, financial services, motorcycles and into power engineering. It entered Indian market in the year 2001 with the launch of SKODA and today Volkswagen operates under 8 different brands across the world. These include Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen Marques and Bugatti in passenger cars segment and the Ducati brand -costliest bike under motorcycle segment. In all it comprises of 12 different brands across all the three segments and operates in 31 nations worldwide and sells in more than 153 nations.

    With a history of 67 years from the year of establishment Volkswagen started as a people’s car during Adolf Hitler’s time, to the introduction of type three cars in the year 1961 to expanding its product lines in the coming year of 1970’s to the launch of third generation Golf till today where it has expanded into various portfolios of sedan, SUV’s, hatchback, Volkswagen has become the world’s largest auto maker.

    With the strategy to be the world’s leading automaker in terms of its innovation and intelligence , Volkswagen is build on 7 strong vales of sense of responsibility, respect, cooperation, learning, trust, strong attitude towards success and determination which keeps the employee’s eagerness to work and deal with the challenges. With attention towards sustainability and care for the environment, Volkswagen has set Together- strategy 2025 to become the leading sustainable mobility provider through digital transformation and contribute towards the development of humanity and society as whole. In the same line Volkswagen plans to introduce the first electric car in China the coming year and clear up the smog choked cities.

    Thus with this it records the top brand in automobile sector with market share of 11.1 percent and sales of 10.3 million as on 2016.

    Revenue: $ 226.03 billion

    Net income: $ 12.22 billion

    No of units sold: 10307340


    Methodology:

    To arrive at this list following methodology was used

    Step 1: Top 10 companies were shortlisted based on their sales and market share

    Step 2: 3 Parameters Revenues, Net income and Number of units sold were scaled using Min-Max Normalization

    Step 3: Normalized values were weighted with 50% Revenue, 30% Net income and 20% sales(units)

    Step 4: Based on the values, ranking was done.


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    FMCG companies are business giants which influence our daily to daily activities with important product offerings. FMCG products like consumer items, food products, soaps, toothpaste etc form a vital part of our lives. There are a few global giants which cater to the needs of billions of consumers worldwide. Some of the top FMCG companies include brands like Nestle, P&G, PepsiCo, Unilever, Coca Cola etc. Here is the list of the top 10 FMCG companies in the world 2017.

    Quick Glance

    Top 10 FMCG Companies in World 2017 are

    1st place: Nestle

    2nd place: Philips Morris

    3rd place: Pepsico

    4th place: Procter & Gamble

    5th place: Unilever

    6th place: The Coca Cola Company

    7th place: Johnson & Johnson

    8th place: JBS

    9th place: Tyson

    10th place: L'oreal

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. L’oreal

    L'Oreal is a notable FMCG organization over the world. It delivers and markets a scope of make-up, fragrance, hair and healthy skin items in 130 nations and claims 32 universal brands.


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    The beautifying agent’s division of L'Oreal is further sub separated into four working divisions: proficient items, buyer items, extravagance items and dynamic makeup. The organization has a ton of brands, for example, L'Oreal Paris, Garnier, Lancome, Maybelline, Shu Uemura, Vichy, Lattice, Body Shop and so on. The organization was shaped in 1909 by a French scientific expert Eugene Schuller while building up a hair coloring recipe. L'Oreal has its base camp in Clichy, France

    L'Oreal is an outstanding organization for its Research and development and advancement system. Till now, organization has grown more than 130 molecules and has licenses in part of fields like nano-technology, dermatology, tissue re-building and so forth. As of late, L'Oreal is pushing its advanced advertising procedures. It has made this move to keep pace with the evolving times. L'Oreal additionally organises competitions like case study (brand storm) for first year students of management across globe

    L'oreal dependably ventures forward by associating with the new brands obtained and additionally denote its nearness in all the sub-portions of beauty area like hair shading, healthy skin, , cosmetics, chemicals, aromas, permanents, hair styling and so on. It has done noteworthy acquisitions in past years,the latter being obtaining of the body Shop which expanded its nearness in the store possession fragment in 2006 and furthermore procured Chinese beauty brand Magic Holdings in 2014.

    Sales ($Bn): 27.16

    Profits ($Bn): 4.38

    Countries: 130


    9.Tyson Food Co.

    Tyson food co is an American multinational company that operates in food industry, and one of the largest FMCG companies.


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    It is headquartered in Spring Dales, Arkansas and is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken and meat products and exports largest percentage of meat outside united states. John W Tyson set up this organization in 1935, and according to the data from 2014 it has given employment to 115,000 individuals, who are deployed at more than 300 offices. Tyson additionally works with 6,729 free contract chicken producers. It is one of the biggest U.S. marketer of value added chicken, hamburger etc to retail stores, wide line food service wholesalers and national fast food and full administration eatery networks; crisp hamburger; solidified and completely cooked chicken, meat etc items; case-prepared meat; grocery store shop chicken items; meat fixings for the pizza business and retail solidified pizza; club store chicken, hamburger etc; ground meat and flour tortillas. It supplies all Yum! Brands chains that utilizes chicken, including KFC and Taco Ringer, and also McDonald's, Burger Ruler, Wendy's, Wal-Shop, Kroger, IGA, Meat O'Brady's, small restaurents, and penitentiaries.

    The organization makes a wide assortment of creature based and arranged items at its 123 sustenance preparing plants. It produces various items, including Wild ox wings, boneless Bison wings, chicken strips and tenders. Consistently, its 54 chicken plants, 13 meat plants, and bundle 42.5 million chickens, 170,938 steers, and 347,891 pigs. Their biggest meat packing  office is their hamburger generation plant in Dakota City, Nebraska. Different plants incorporate nourish factories, incubation facilities, homesteads and tanneries.

    Sales ($Bn): 36.88

    Profits ($Bn): 1.76

    Countries: 130


    8. JBS

    If we talk of the only non-European and non-American company in the list of top ten FMCG companys JBS will occur to your mind.


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    The comany is Headquartered in Annapolis Brazil and was established in 1953 by Jose Batista Sobrinho who was a farmer in Annapolis and is the biggest maker of factory processed meat. Before 1980 it was a local organization in Brazil with factories. From that point the export global model has taken after. It has extended its size after a series of mergers and acquisitions which helped them to enter associated showcases and unite existing markets and its securing of Gurpo Bertin in 2009 which was one of the market pioneer in Brazil made it the greatest player globally.

    As of now handling plants of JBS are in major meat consuming market Brazil, Argentina, U.S.A and Australia and through these plants which exported to 110 meat markets in 2014 JBS recorded incomes of $45 billion and benefit of around 0.895 billion. Among the top 10 FMCG organizations list JBS aggregate has the least per dollar benefit which shows that at present it is in growing model with recently acquired Tyson Foods subsidies in 2014. Likewise, it holds huge stake in Traveler Pride in U.S, making its presence felt in poultry business in U.S and it had also made offer for securing Hillshire marks in U.S. once it’s operations and synergies from various acquisition starts aggregating the profits of JBS are bound to rise.

    Sales ($Bn): 54.16

    Profits ($Bn): 0.12

    Countries: 110


    7. Johnson & Johnson

    Johnson and Johnson is a multinational company which was established in year 1886. It manufactures medical devices, consumer package goods and pharmaceutical products.


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    Its popular product includes Band aid, Neutrojena skin and beauty items, acuvue contact lens and clean &clear facewash. Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to take care of the world and it is continuously working for innovation to bring product and services to advance well being and health of people. The mission for which the employees of Johnson & johnson  in 60 countries  work is to make people live longer, happier and healthier. The company was started when Robert Wood Johnson got inspired by a speech on antiseptic and he joined hands with his brothers James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson. The company made its first product of ready to use surgical in 1886  and got consolidated in 1887. Robert was the president of the company and it invested his time in improving the sanitation practices in 19th century. The baby which appeared on the first Johnson &Johnson baby powder label was Mary Lea Johnson Richard who was the grand daughter of Robert Wood Johnson.

    Johnson and Johnson operates from New Jersey, America  with its head quarter in New Brunswick and consumer division in Skillman .It has around 250 plus subsidiary companies and has operation in 170 countries with an employee base of 120200. The demand of its product are in over 175 countries which accrued it s revenue to around 71.5 billion USD and profit around 16.5 billion USD.

    Sales ($Bn): 71.89

    Profits ($Bn): 16.5

    Countries: 60


    6. The Coca Cola Company

    Mostly referred as Coca Cola Coke, created by John Pemberton from therapeutic syrup created to give moment vitality and refreshment in the late nineteenth century and Asa Griggs Candler a representative purchased out it.


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    His advertising strategies drove Coca-Cola to overwhelm the world soda pop market over whole twentieth century. It is head quartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Two unique ingredients, which were kola nuts (a wellspring of caffeine) and coca leaves prompted the name Coca Cola. The equation of making is as yet a competitive innovation however numerous other formulae are there in the market. Coca cola follows the franchise model in which concentrated syrups are sold to various bottlers who manage the worlds distribution.

    Through series of acquisitions like thumbs up an Indian brand and minute maid, coca cola has increased its product portfolio and has 17 billion USD plus brands. In 2016 it recorded a revenue of 41.83 billion USD and profit of 6.55 billion USD. For diversifying to other businesses it has tried purchasing Columbia picture   but afterwards sold that to Sony so that it can focus on its core products. Playing on emotional connect coca cola has been able to build its brand over the year in which it claims to sell happiness apart from just a soft drink. Talking about PepsiCo which is coca cola’s rival coca cola is less diversified which has been the factor of it being largest soft drink seller in the world. Health related issues due to its flagship bran owe it a lot of criticism.

    Sales ($Bn): 41.83

    Profits ($Bn): 6.55

    Countries: 180


    5.Unilever

    Unilever which is a Dutch-British transnational consumer goods company and is co-headquartered in Netherlands , Rotterdam and London, United Kingdom is one of the largest FMCG companies.


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    Its items include nourishment, refreshments, cleaning specialists and individual care items. Unilever is the world's biggest purchaser merchandise organization measured by 2012 income and is the world's biggest maker of sustenance spreads, for example, margarine. Unilever is one of the most established multinational organizations; its items are accessible in around 190 nations. Unilever has  over 400 brands under its name , but it  focuses on thirteen brands which have  sales of over one billion euros: Dove, Axe/Lynx, Omo,Rexona,  Becel/Flora, Heartbrand icecreams, Hellmann's, Knorr, Magnum, Lipton, Lux, Rama,  Sunsilk and Surf. Unilever is a dual-listed company which consists of, Unilever plc, based in London and Unilever N.V., based in Rotterdam. Common board of directors operates these two companies as a single business. There are four principle divisions in unilever – Sustenance, Refreshment (drinks and frozen yogurt), Home Care, and Individual Care. Innovative work offices of Unilever are in the Assembled Kingdom (two), the Netherlands, China, India and the Unified States.

    In 1930, the merger of the English cleanser creator Lever Siblings and the Dutch margarine maker Margarine Unie prompted the arrangement of Unilver. Over the 100 years Unilever made series of acquisition like Brooke Bond, Lipton, Ben and Jerry's etc. In 2016 Unilever recorded over $56.7 billion in revenue and $5.9 billion in profits. Though it behind in revenue terms of the top 4, it is aiming for a sustainable business model which is evident by its activities around the world. Unilever has guaranteed to lessen the carbon impressions delivered by its assembling units to half and enhance manageability as far as agribusiness sourcing profiting lives of thousands of its providers by 2020. Having immeasurable operations over the world in right around 180 nations this organization is unmistakably resolved to give an intense battle to main 4 as far as incomes, benefits and brand value. With 67.25% of stake in Hindustan UniLever is their prominent endowment in India

    Sales ($Bn): 56.7

    Profits ($Bn): 5.96

    Countries: 180


    4.Procter and Gamble

    Procter & Gamble Co. which is also known as P&G, is an American consumer goods corporation.it is  headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.


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    William Procter and James Gamble established this company in 1837. Specialization of P&G is in a wide range of cleaning agents, personal care and hygienic products and its product portfolio also included foods, snacks and beverages were also there in the product portfolio of P&G but that was before the sale of Pringles to the Kellogg Company. How big mammoth this company is can be explained by its presence across the globe which is over 180 countries. 90% of its business is represented by its top 50 brands and this clearly explains its renewed plans of focussing on them shifting from a more complex company to a simpler one. The company is an amalgation of newly acquired brands like Gillette and old consistent brands like Tide. diversification of Procter and Gamble protects it from a sub-sector slowdown and this has been accounted as one of the main reason for P&Gs sustainability in long-term.

    In 2016, P&G recorded $65.299 billion in deals. On August 1, 2014, P&G reported that it will drop and auction around 100 brands from its item portfolio to streamline the organization with a specific end goal to concentrate on the rest of the 65 brands, which represented 95% of the organization's benefits. A.G. Lafley who was the organization's director, president, and Chief until October 31, 2015, said the future P&G would be "a substantially more straightforward, significantly less unpredictable organization of driving brands that is simpler to oversee and work".

    Sales ($Bn): 65.29

    Profits ($Bn): 10.5

    Countries: 180


    3. PepsiCo

    The name of Pepsico company might mislead people in believing that it is a company which sells Pepsi and other carbonated drinks.


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    But the company today has a global portfolio of brands and has a global presence across more than 100 countries worldwide. It is somewhat similar in its origin to Coca Cola where the formula of Pepsi changed hands and in 1931 finally Pepsi Cola company was formed by Charles Guth. Before 1960 Pepsi cola company expanded through acquisitions of beverage like Mountain Dew and then finally in 1966 by the merger of Pepsi and Fritolay PepsiCo which we know now was created.  PepsiCo vision is to be the largest food and Beverages Company.

    Also the business of aerated drinks which has made its name famous accounts for less than 50 % of its total revenues. If we look at the revenue and profit figures of the company it is largest food and Beverages Company in United States and is ranked 2nd after Nestle in the world. Major growth attributers for Pepsico are series of acquisition of brands like Tropicana, Quarter Oats and Gatorade.

    Indian origins CEO of PepsiCo is Indira Nooyi and has successfully lead the company since 2006. PepsiCo's entrance to business sectors like Russia through organizations like William-Bann Sustenance can be credited to its obtaining of binge in nourishment business. Additionally, to offer rivalry to Coco-cola organization PepsiCo has purchased the two biggest packaging organizations in North America and who have built up themselves as auxiliaries of PepsiCo. Expansions like this has helped PepsiCo survived downturns and have given PepsiCo assets to extend all the more fastly. In 2016 it recorded $62.7 billion income and near $6.379 billion of benefits shutting in with expanded organization like Unilever despite the fact that its portfolio is constrained to nourishment and refreshments section. It has presence in over 200 countries. Prior PepsiCo had noteworthy stakes in acclaimed brands like Pizza Cabin, KFC Taco Chime and so forth yet in 1997 PepsiCo stripped its stake with the primary motivation behind concentrating on snacks and refreshments organizations.

    Sales ($Bn): 62.7

    Profits ($Bn): 6.379

    Countries: 200


    2. Philip Morris International

    Philip Morris International is USA based FMCG company with products being sold in over 200 countries.


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    It is the manufacturer of the best-selling brands (six brands among top 15 brand) and is well known for Marlboro. Apart from that Philip Morris is a long term sponsor of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team, and is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide. The brands of Philip Morris earn no revenue for it in America as all of its brands there are owned by Altria which Philip Morris previously was part of (Before a spin off in March 2008). As clarified by Altria the purpose behind spinoff was Philip Morris would have more "flexibility" past the imperatives put by US corporate possession as far as potential prosecution and authoritative confinements to "pursue sales growth in emerging markets” like India and china where it has huge potential for growth. Philip Morris origin can be traced back to the small shop owned by Philip Morris and since then it has expanded through mergers and acquisitions in European and American market and has established manufacturing facilities across the globe. It recorded the revenue of 74.9 billion USD and 6.97 billion USD in year 2016 from its operations.

    As the products made by the company are sometimes harmful, which could have been prevented and is also addictive, the operation of the organization is very dubious and are progressively the subject of case and prohibitive enactment from governments worried about the effect on strength of its items.

    The operational headquarter of the organization is in Lausanne, Switzerland. Despite the fact that the corporate headquarter is still in New York. It doesn't work in the Unified States, with Philip Morris marks there still claimed by PMI's past proprietor Altria.

    Sales ($Bn): 74.9

    Profits ($Bn): 6.97

    Countries: 200


    1. Nestle

    Headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland Nestle is a transnational food and drink company.


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    It comes out to be the biggest company in food in the world if revenue and other metrics like profit and presence across the globe are taken into account and is among the top in the Forbes Global 2000 list. Nestle was formed after the merger of the Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded by Henri Nestlé (born Heinrich Nestle) in 1866 and Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, by brothers George and Charles Page established in 1866 in year 1905. Since then Nestle has grown significantly and has  acquired a number of corporation including Crosse & Blackwell , Findus , Libby's , Rowntree Mackintosh, and Gerber. Maggi which is a well-known brand is owned by Nestle, which Nestle acquired in 1947and this has helped Nestle to increase its revenues significantly in recent years. Apart from Maggi nestle has 8000 brands with wide range of products across a number of market. Product portfolio of Nestle includes medical food, baby food, breakfast cereals, and coffee, dairy products, confectionary, pet foods, ice cream, bottled water and snacks. It has 447 factories and have presence in 194 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. Nestle recorded a Revenue of 89.46 billion USD and 8.8 billion USD in 2016 and is leading the FMCG segment. It has also stake in L’oreal group which is a leader in beauty products and acquisition of L’oreal can help Nestle to diversify in cosmetic segment and will also make Nestle much large in comparison to its competitors in FMCG segment.

    Sales ($Bn): 89.46

    Profits ($Bn): 8.8

    Countries: 194


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    Information technology is driving and powering the businesses across the world today. IT is changing the way things are done and processed. Various sectors and business vertical are deploying IT solutions to improve business and increase profitability. Various IT companies are providing these solutions. Top IT companies list include companies like IBM, Accenture, HP Enterprise, Oracle etc. Here is the list of the top 10 IT companies in the world 2017.

    Quick Glance

    Top IT Companies in World 2017 are

    1st place: IBM

    2nd place: Microsoft

    3rd place: HP Enterprise

    4th place: Oracle

    5th place: Accenture

    6th place: SAP

    7th place: TCS

    8th place: Cognizant

    9th place: Capgemini

    10th place: Infosys

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10.Infosys

    Infosys is one of the two Indian IT companies to feature in the world’s top information technology companies list.


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    The second Indian IT company to feature on the list is the home-grown IT services giant Infosys, which was established by N R Narayanamurthy and six engineers in Pune with a mere capital of 250$. They started expanding globally just within six years after inception when they opened their first international office in Boston, US. Presently headquartered in the silicon valley of India, Bangalore became 10 billion dollar revenue earning company in 2016.

    Listed as a global consulting and IT Services company in the NYSE, Infosys boast of a workforce of over 200,000. They have always been in the forefront regarding innovation and automation, Infosys Mana being the new addition to their list of offerings in this avenue. Making use of the huge demographic bonus India has, Infosys follows a 70:30 work ratio in the business model, ie 70% work is done in India and the rest on-shore.

    Some of the important services Infosys offers is Application Outsourcing Services, Application Development and Maintenance, Infosys Validation Solutions, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security. Apart from Infosys Mana other products from Infosys are in the lines of Infosys Information Platform, EdgeVerve, Infosys Finacle, Panaya, and Skava.

    Revenue :  79919 m$

    Profit :   11872 m$


    9.Capgemini

    Capgemini is an European IT consultancy headqautered in Paris,France. It was founded by Serge Kampf in 1967.


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    It is one of the largest IT service providers with around 2 lakh employees all around the world having presence in more than 45 countries. Over the years Capgemini has acquired more than 25 small and large companies and has concentrated on the organic growth too. It serves various sectors, including energy, utilities and chemicals, manufacturing, retail and distribution, financial services and insurance, and life sciences.

    They have shown interest in the Indian market keeping in mind the talent pool India has to offer. The initiative to reskill the more than 1 lakh Indian employees is a testimonial for their expansion in Asian market.

    Capgemini provides various IT services like

    • Application Development

    • Business Services

    • Consulting

    • Infrastructure Management

    • Mobility, Cloud etc

    Revenue :  13312m$

    Profit :   977m$


    8.Cognizant

    The company was originally found as a technical unit of Dun & Bradstreet 1996 headquartered in Chennai by Kumar Mahadeva.


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    Later Dun&Bradstreet spun off their subsidiary companies to form Cognizant and head quarters moved to New Jersey, US and started serving external clients. Cognizant had a period of fast growth during the 2000s, becoming a Fortune 500 company in 2011 and now is the one of the world’s most admired IT service provider. Cognizant mainly giving  information technology, information security, consulting, ITO and BPO services including usiness & technology consulting, systems integration, application development & maintenance, IT infrastructure services, analytics etc.

    During the initial phase the company is split into two new major services, Nelson Media Research, and IMS Health and later, it became the public subsidiary of the IMS Health. But in 2003, Cognizant sold all its shares in the subsidiary .The company expanded its work from IT services to Outsourcing and business consulting as well. There was a fast growth in the success of Cognizant. On this course they increased number of their US clients and started to work and provide service in wide range of areas.Now Cognizant has around 1.5 lakh employees spanned all over the world and has a revenue of 13487m$

    Revenue :  13487m$

    Profit :   1553m$


    7.Tata Consultancy Services

    Tata Consultancy Service LTD is an Indian MNC providing IT services and business solutions is a subsidiary company of Tata Group.


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    It was founded in 1968 by J R D Tata and F C Kohli in Mumbai and became an independent entity in 1995, and with the strong backing of the Tata Group it started to grow rapidly. With clients around 46 countries TCS is one of the Big 4 most valuable IT companies worldwide. Within India, TCS is well-known in eGovernance, banking and financial services, telecommunications, education and healthcare markets and recently became the most profitable Indian company surpassing Reliance. Most of the Indian government websites like IRCTC and Passport Seva Kendra are maintained by TCS. TCS started as an electronic depository and trading system provider  and delivered SECOM first of it’s kind in 1975 followed by research on software and development. Later they started to provide ERP systems and designed one for Indian Railways. TCS was first Indian company to enter into bioinformatics aiming development of customized software for pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology companies , analysis of the results of various biological experiments in genomics and proteomics etc.With aound 67 subsidiaries TCS has become one of the most profitable IT companies in the world with a profit of 4003m$.

    Revenue :  17330m$

    Profit :   4003m$


    6.SAP

    One of the largest vendors of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP is a German multinational company mainly operates on data processing.


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    SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products denoting their services. It was founded in 1972 and now has increased it’s service over 3 lakh customers in 180 countries of which 80% are small and medium sized businesses. SAP provide real-time software systems and has a series of ERP softwares with the latest one SAP ERC 6.0. SAP systems enable clients to run their business processes despite of their type in an integrated environment ensuring that the information from one SAP component to another without the need for redundant data entry.

    Now 75% of global business transactions are in contact with SAP system. In 2016 SAP was ranked number 3 in the list of largest software and programing companies behind Microsoft and Oracle. Company also focuses cloud computing and has acquired several that sell cloud based products.

    Revenue :  22062m$

    Profit :   3634m$


    5.Accenture

    Founded in 1989 as Andersen Consulting, Accenture bags the fifth position with revenue of 32883m$.


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    Accenture is an another non-American Technological Service firm Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, which has now spread across 120 countries with most of its employees in India. Accenture started as the business consulting division of Anderson consulting later renamed as the company name itself in 2001.  Accenture provides various services and operations like Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital etc. Accenture Strategy provides business solutions, technology support, and operations strategy service and Accenture digital is dedicated for digital marketing and mobility services. Avanade is a subsidiary firm of Accenture providing IT consultancy focused on the Microsoft platform.

    Digital, cloud and security related services are now being the major services of Accenture contributing more than 40% of their revenue in 2016. Accenture Interactive, which was recognized  as the largest and fastest-growing provider of digital marketing services, helps clients ranging from BMW to ENGIE .  Accenture Mobility is now one of the world’s leading developers of mobile applications, developing more than 2,800 apps releases in IOS, android and windows platforms.

    Revenue :  32883m$

    Profit :   4350m$


    4.Oracle

    Standing behind Mircosoft, Oracle is the second largest software manufacturer which is basically well known for their database softwares.


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    With headquarters in Redwood, California Oracle was founded 39 years ago in 1977 under the name Software Development Laboratories providing a relational data base management system (RDBMS), first commercially available database. Later it was renamed as Oracle to align itself with its flagship product ‘Oracle Data base’. Oracle data base is now one of the leading data base systems competing IBM’s DB2. Throughout these years Oracle has made a revolutionary development on data bases including introduction of UNIX based Oracle applications and query language PL/SQL. The current release of Oracle's RDBMS is Oracle 12c, C denoting cloud and is reflective of Oracle's work in extending its enterprise RDBMS to enable firms to consolidate and manage databases as cloud services .

    Oracle also owns a family of middleware products named ‘Oracle Fusion Middleware’ including application server, system integration etc. Oracle also sells a suite of business applications. The Oracle E-Business Suite includes software to perform various enterprise functions related to (for instance) financials, manufacturing, customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human resource management.

    Revenue :  37047m$

    Profit :   8901m$


    3. HP Enterprise

    HPE stands at the third position with a revenue and profit of 50123 and 3161 million Dollars respectively.


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    HPE aka Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is a new among the other companies since it was founded in 2015 following the splitting of HP. It’s an American multinational IT company having headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and serves the globe with its services. Major working areas of HPE includes servers, networking, software services etc. In 2008 HP made a deal with IT company Electronic Data Systems to acquire the company and it became an HP business unit  later changed its name to HPE. By 2009 , HPE managed to have more than 380000 servers in 60 countries with about 2000 clients.

    In 2015 it got separated from HP and started to work as an independent MNC. HPE now provides services like Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing and Applications & Business Services (ABS) involving developing, integrating , and modernizing application softwares. Aruba is  a networking vendor selling enterprise and edge access networking equipment under HPE. HPE also owns a series of computer data storage array ‘HPE XP’ incorporated with Hitachi. By April 2017 HPE merged with CSC to create DXC Technology, a new IT service company.

    Revenue :  50123m$

    Profit :   3161m$


    2. Microsoft

    Microsoft or simply MS has made a revolution in computer technology emerging as the largest software manufacturer in the world which was named after the two words ‘microcomputer’ and ‘software’.


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    From ‘Windows’ operating systems to ‘Surface’ tablets, Microsoft is having its signature in every corner of the software era. Founded in 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft has a long history along the Personal Computer starting from creating the operating system ‘DOS’ for IBM PCs. Microsoft also produces other products like MS office, servers, digital service market , mobile phones on Windows OS etc. From assisting IBM to create operating systems for PCs ,Microsoft started developing their own operating systems ‘Microsoft Windows’ - an extension to DOS, which got widely adapted all over the world.

    The latest version Windows10 is having more than 400 million active devices ,became the version with fastest adaptation rate. During 1990s they released Office Suite which changed the whole tradition of office work with softwares ‘Microsoft word’ , ‘Microsoft excel’ ,etc with more than 840 billion commercial users in 2016 . In 2000 they announced video game brand  Xbox which released a series of video game consoles .It has become a tremendous success and has a growth rate of 33% in annual users last year.They are also into cloud computing and tablet manufacturer and aims to empower the world and achieve more with 51529m$ revenue and a profit of 16000m$ last year.

    Revenue :  51529m$

    Profit :   16000m$


    1.IBM

    International Business Machine, shortly known as IBM is one of the largest IT companies in the world with about 400000 employees all over the world with it’s headquarters in Armonk, NY US.


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    IBM was founded in 1911 as Computing Tabulating and Recording Company (CTR ) and now has increased its operations across 175 countries. During the course of years IBM has made tremendous innovations and services with a huge number of 26000 patents in US itself and even bagged 5 Nobel Prizes. IBM made it’s mark in 1900s being an innovative company creating first Tabulator, Printer, HDD, and floppy disks followed by Personal computers and Operating systems in post 1970s.

    By 2000 IBM sold out its PC division to Lenovo and started to grow its software and consultancy services. Today almost 97% of Banks all over the world depends on IBM services and making it the largest host of online transactions. IBM has also stepped into cloud computing having ‘IBM Cloud’ as a leading platform for the enterprise. Having Global Business Service and Global Technology Service as two streams for Consultancy and research IBM has become the lead performer of IT industry with flying colors .

    Revenue :  79919m$

    Profit :   11872$


    Rank Methodology:

    1. 15 top IT companies in the world are taken

    2. Parameters like Revenues and Profits are considered and given weights

    3. Weighted average of these parameters are used to find out the total score and get the final ranks


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    Mobiles have taken the world by storm in recent years. Smartphones and devices are present in almost every country in the world. Every person accesses mail, news, games, work on a mobile device today. Mobiles are changing the technology and business alike. Top mobile brands include Apple, Samsung and Chinese brands like Huawei, Oppo and Vivo. Here is the list of top 10 global mobile phone brands in the world 2017.


    Quick Glance

    Top Global Mobile Phone brands 2017 are

    1st place: Samsung

    2nd place: Apple

    3rd place: Huawei

    4th place: Oppo

    5th place: Vivo

    6th place: LG

    7th place: Xiaomi

    8th place: Lenovo

    9th place: ZTE

    10th place: TCL (Alcatel)

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. TCL (Alcatel)

    Alcatel are the brand of mobile phones offered by TCL communication, which are one of the leading smartphone players worldwide. TCL communication is a leader in telecom equipment, internet products etc.


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    TCL is a popular and highly recognizable brand in the smartphone industry and has a strong presence in over 160 countries. Apart from being a strong smartphone manufacturer, the company has also become a top tablet manufacturer as compared to other players. TCL (Alcatel) offers a wide variety of features in its smartphones like internet connectivity, high resolution cameras, touch screens, high battery life etc. TCL (Alcatel) has a wide range of products in its offering. One of its most popular brand is Flash, which runs Android 6.0 and has a 3100mAh battery which cannot be removed. Some of the other popular brands offered by Alcatel are U5, Pixi series, Idol series, OneTouch series etc. Alcatel is popular among consumers as its caters to not only the higher segments but also offers simpler low cost smartphones which can are easily affordable by a larger segment in the market. Alcatel is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent which is used under the license by telecom and electronics company TCL Communication. Apart from business, the company has also focused on CSR activities and given a lot of importance to environment and safety of its customers. The company has often used prominent events to launch its mobile phones, 4G enabled devices, tablets etc, which help the TCL brand create a strong buzz among customers.

    Shipment (Units) : 38 Million


    9. ZTE

    ZTE is one the leading telecom companies in the world, and offers an array of products and services in its offerings for both consumers and enterprises.


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    The company has research and development facilities spread across Europe, America and Asia where it have applied for more than 68000+ patents. Overall the company has a strong and expert workforce of over 30,000+ employees, which have helped the company to become a global brand in the intensely competitive environment. ZTE offers a wide variety of products in its offering. It offers smartphone devices, wireless equipment, bearers, cloud computing, fixed access etc. Some of the leading smartphones offered by ZTE include

    • AXON
    • BLADE
    • Avid
    • ZTE Max series etc.

    All these smartphones have touchscreen, high resolution cameras, finger print recognition, long lasting battery life, smartphone features like Wifi etc. ZTE has a global customer base which is spread across continents and countries. The company has taken effort to have tie-ups with leading global telecom players like Vodafone, Telstra, China Mobile, AT&T, Virgin Mobile etc. This has enabled the company to become a global name and has increased the popularity of its handsets across the globe. ZTE has also been active in ensuring that it has a strong brand presence. A lot of effort has given on marketing through TV, print, billboards etc. ZTE mobile has also actively sponsored sports events and teams for ensuring good brand visibility. It is a sponsor of teams in the German football league. ZTE also appointed Ronaldo as its brand ambassador for promoting its phone. Apart from being a global player, ZTE is one of the top phone manufacturers in China.

    Shipment (Units) : 54 Million


    8. Lenovo

    Lenovo is a leading Chinese manufacturer which makes a variety of smartphones and caters to the global market. Lenovo company has more than 60,000+ people in its organization.


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    The company was found in 1984 and has been a legacy in the consumer electronics domain. In 2013, Lenovo entered the mobile and smartphone segment, and has ever since been growing consistently. Lenovo has manufacturing plants which have a capacity of closet of 40 million handsets a year. Lenovo managed a substantial sale in China owing to its new range of smartphones, which were marketed very aggressively by the company. Some of the most popular models by Lenovo are as follows:

    • Lenovo Vibe
    • Lenovo K series
    • Lenovo Z series
    • Lenovo Phab series

    Lenovo has set its focus on challenging the main competitors in the smartphone industry i.e. Apple and Samsung. Lenovo wants to use its existing sales channels to become a market leader in the smartphone industry. Lenovo alongwith Microsoft was responsible for the acquisition of Motorola mobility, which further strengthened its position in the smartphone and mobile market segment. Lenovo has focused on aggressive marketing strategies by advertising on TV, internet, magazines etc to increase its brand presence. Apart from being sold at retail outlets, the company has increased its presence on ecommerce platforms and its own website. This has enabled Lenovo to be at par with all the other leading brands when it comes to utilizing different sales channels.

    Shipment (Units) : 56 Million


    7. Xiaomi

    Xiaomi has become one of the most recognised smartphone manufacturing companies based out of China. Xiaomi is one of the leading manufacturers of smartphones in China, supplying to the world.


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    The company was found as recently as 2010, and has still managed to leave a mark in the smart phone segment, owing to its high quality phones and low prices. Xiaomi has over 8000+ people employed in the organization globally who are the backbone of growth of the company. Xiaomi has strong manufacturing and operation in countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia apart from China. Apart from mobile phones the company has also managed a substantial market share in segments like tablets, home devices and laptops. The logo of Xiaomi is written as “MI”, which stands for Mobile internet. However, owing to the challenging market it is present in, the company also refers to MI as Mission Impossible, as it has managed to overcome severe adversities in this competitive environment and leave its mark. Some of the leading products in the smartphone segment offered are:

    • Mi Note Pro
    • Mi Note
    • Mi 4
    • Redmi 2
    • Mi Band etc.

    All these are extremely popular phones as they have all the features which are offered by a leading phone manufacturer, but the company offers it at affordable competitive prices. Xiaomi has always put customers first, and has developed its technology as per the needs and requirements of the customers. Apart from smartphone, Xiaomi has also ventured into smart watches and smart bands which are making their presence felt in the developing Asian economies. Xiaomi has also taken adequate measure to increase its brand visibility through ad campaigns and marketing activities on TV, online, print media etc.

    Shipment (Units) : 59 Million


    6. LG

    Based out of Korea, LG is one of the leading consumer electronics and mobile handset manufacturing company. The company has a strong legacy since its inception in 1947.


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    LG company has a strong global presence which enables the company to have a strong presence in the smartphone market. More than 200,000+ people are employed in the organization, which has grown in leaps and bounces especially in the smartphone market segment. LG Electronics has a strong presence in the mobile devices segment. The company has products like mobile phones, tablets, smart watches etc. Since entering the smartphone market in 2013, LG has come up new handsets which has left its mark in the smartphone segment. Some of the most popular mobile phones offered by LG are as follows:

    • LG G series
    • LG Stylus
    • LG Spirit
    • LG K series
    • LG V series

    All these are extremely popular smartphone and mobile models offered by the company. By using tv advertising, online ads, ads in magazines and newspapers, LG has managed to have a strong brand presence. The brand of mobile phones is available in more than 120 countries worldwide. The LG brand has taken several market and sponsorship initiatives like Formula 1, snooker competition, fashion events etc. This has enabled the brand to have a strong presence in the smartphone market segment.

    Shipment (Units) : 62 Million


    5. Vivo

    Vivo is a Chinese phone brand which is owned by BBK electronics which also owns Oppo. Vivo is based in Dongguan.


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    Vivo was founded in 2009 but became famous with the mobile phone X1. Vivo is known for its Hi-Fi chips in its products which results in strong performance of its smartphones. Vivo also uses an interactive system called Smart in its products, which is an innovative system for using the phone. Vivo focusses a lot on innovation and employs about 3000 people in R&D. Vivo positions itself as a camera and music phone manufacturer. Vivo is also known for its marketing. Vivo ties up with sports even and celebrities to promote its products.

    Its product portfolio include

    1) Vivo V5 with moonlight camera

    2) Vivo V5 plus with dual front camera

    3) Vivo Y Series

    Vivo employs over 20000 people. It has been active in market since 2012. Vivo is present in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia. Vivo follows strict quality control system to ensure high quality products for its markets. The 4 R&D centers are based in China. Vivo handles the hardware design, manufacturing, software development on its own.

    Shipment (Units) : 72 Million


    4. Oppo

    Oppo is a Chinese smartphone brand founded in 2001 in Dongguan, China. It is owned by BBK Electronics which also own other famous brands Vivo and OnePlus.


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    Oppo has been rising fast and broke onto the top mobile scene in 2015-16 with budget smartphones with high end features. It is present in many countries other than China like India, America etc. Oppo is quite innovative with its products e.g. N1 and N3 were famous for their Industry First designs. Oppo invests a lot in marketing. In India, it is sponsoring the Indian national cricket team and also has famous Bollywood stars as its ambassadors. Similarly in other countires, it ties up with sports leagues and celebrities. Its product portfolio includes

    1. Oppo F Series – F1, F3

    2. Oppo R Series – R5, R7

    3. Oppo N Series- N1, N3

    4. Oppo Mirror

    5. Oppo Find

    Oppo positions iteslef as a camera phone maker. It focusses a lot on camera features and innovation. Oppo’s selfie expert smartphones are quite famous with youngsters. Oppo entered mobile market in 2008 but has really grown in the past couple of years. Oppo is present in 21 countries globally. Oppo has a partnership with Qualcomm for innovative solutions.

    Shipment (Units) : 85 Million


    3. Huawei

    Huawei is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer which is also a telecom equipment manufacturer. Huawei is based in Shenzen China.


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    Huawei was founded in 1987 but the handset unit was established in 2003. Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) is the group responsible for the mobile phone series, and Huawei is present in 170 countries. It employs 7000 people in it R&D centres.

    The product portfolio includes

    1. Mate Series

    2. P Series

    3. G Series

    4. Y Series

    5. Nexus Series

    Huawei is known for its innovation and it boasts of 12000 consumer BG patents. Huawei is also present in the tablet segment. Huawei is associated with Borussia Dortmund as a sponsor along with a partnership with Arsenal FC. It also is associated with other football clubs like Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao. It also sponsors IPL Club RCB in India. These sponsorships help the brand establish itself strongly with the consumer market across Europe and Asia.

    Huawei has 180000 employees worldwide. Ren Zhengfei is the current CEO of the company.

    Shipment (Units) : 139 Million


    2. Apple

    Apple is an American company which manufactures and produces the famous iPhone. It is headquartered in Cupertino, California.


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    Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniac and Ronald as a computer company but today major revenue of the company comes from mobile devices. Apple Is one of the biggest companies in the world right now given the mobile revolution the world is witnessing. Apple has created a complete ecosystem of its products with

    1) iPhone

    2) iPod

    3) iOS

    4) iTunes

    5) Apple Music

    6) Apple Online Store

    The above products and services collectively form the entire Apple Ecosystem in the mobile world. This along with Android and Windows forms the majority of mobile devices in the world currently. Apple has formed a great brand for itself with the iPhone and even before that Apple was perceived to be high end and high quality product maker. The iPhone is perceived not just a phone but a symbol in many countries. People queue up during a new iPhone product launch further consolidating the strong brand. Over the years it has faced a lot of competition from Samsung, LG and Chinese manufacturers Oppo, Vivo etc but Apple has been able to retain the top spot. iPhone 7 has been a success but not as much compared to previous models. The newer models of iPhone have not been able to offer lot of innovation over the previous ones but with iPhone 8 in the offering, this may change soon. Apple has a loyal community which can help Apple grow even more.

    Shipment (Units) : 215 Million


    1. Samsung

    Samsung is a mobile phone manufacturer of South Korean origin which is present now in almost all countries.


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    Samsung has been one of the top brands since long but after the advent of android phones, it really picked up. Samsung has been giving tough competition to Apple in the smartphone segment with its Samsung Galaxy phones series. The recent addition has been Samsung Galaxy S8 which is really getting good reviews. Samsung electronics operates in about 80+ countries and employs more than 350000 people. Kwon Oh-Hyun is the CEO of the company. Samsung line of phones went through not so good phase after its Note 7 was marred by battery issues which meant huge losses for Samsung along with loss to brand reputation. Samsung’s S8 launch is very important for the company to be a force in smartphone market. Infinite display of S8 has been hailed as the new standard in the market which should help it reach the top spot.

    Samsung major phone launches in recent past have been

    1) Samsung S7

    2) Samsung Note 7

    3) Samsung S8

    Samsung was founded almost 50 years ago in 1969 and today is one of the biggest companies in the world. Samsung needs to keep up the innovation to make sure it competes with Apple and tries to overtake it.

    Shipment (Units) : 306 Million


    Rank Methodology:

    1. 15 global mobile companies were considered in the sample size.

    2. The sales, net operating profits and number of units sold were taken as per the latest yearly data available.

    3. The companies are ranked after taking a weighted average of all the above parameters.


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    Consumer Electronics goods are products which are electronic items intended for everyday use in households. Some common examples are Televisions, Refrigerators, microwave ovens, Mobile Phones etc. With growing demand of consumer electronic items, the global giants of the industry have a tremendous opportunity to serve customers worldwide. Some of the top consumer electronics companies in the world have brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft etc. Here is the list of top 10 Consumer Electronics Companies in the World 2017.

    Quick Glance

    Top 10 Consumer Electronics Companies in World 2017 are

    1st place: Apple

    2nd place: Samsung

    3rd place: Microsoft

    4th place: Sony

    5th place: Panasonic

    6th place: Dell

    7th place: LG

    8th place: Hewlett Packard

    9th place: Fujitsu

    10th place: Toshiba

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10.Toshiba

    Toshiba was created in the year 1939, as a result of the merger of two Japanese electrical companies – Tanaka Engineering Works and Tokyo Electrical Company Ltd.


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    It is among the oldest companies in this countdown, standing tall in the industrial landscape since the late 19th century. In 1873, the Japanese Ministry for Engineering, recognizing the need for technological development of Japan, provided Hisashige Tanaka the capital required to set up his company Tanaka Engineering Works, also called Shibaura Engineering Works. At around the same time, Ichisuke Fujioka set up his organization, Tokyo Electric Company Ltd, with the intention of producing light bulbs within Japan.

    The merger of these two firms led to the birth of the firm we know today, Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co Ltd. During the war, Toshiba was one among the chief suppliers of radios, vacuum tubes, military supplies and generators to the army. Post the war, Toshiba set up sales subsidiaries to improve exports to South-East Asia.

    Toshiba soon introduced Japan’s first broadcasting equipment, digital computer and microwave in 1952, 1954 and 1959 respectively. 1973 saw Toshiba investing heavily in R&D, and as a result new technologies were developed and new factories were setup. In 1983, the company’s name was officially abbreviated to Toshiba. In 1985, the company came up with the first ever 1 MB DRAM chip; 1986 saw Toshiba entering the home video market and entering the medical field by supplying blood chemical analyzers. Soon, Toshiba ventured into the production of laptops and personal computers, and it acquired a 5.6% stake in Time Warner in 1992 that led to the development of a new DVD format that soon became the industry standard. 1996 saw Toshiba manufacturing DVD Players and DVD drives for computers.

    Toshiba came up with the “In-house company” system in 1999, where the company was divided into 8 in-house companies to facilitate better decision making. Toshiba Is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo and at present, employs 198,741 employees. The major competitors of Toshiba are HP, Sony, IBM, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and Sanyo. The current CEO of Toshiba is Satoshi Tsunakawa.

    Revenue (USD) : 11.62 Billion

    Profit (USD) : (6.1) Billion


    9. Fujitsu

    Fujitsu was created in the year 1935 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Limited.


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    This Japanese consumer electronics giant is headquartered in Tokyo, and was originally called the “Fuji Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing”. The first product to be produced and marketed by Fujitsu was carrier transmission equipment, in the year 1937, which was a great achievement at that in the field of consumer electronics. Just two years later, Fujitsu ventured into the production of radio communication equipment. The first milestone in the history of the company, however, came in 1954 with the development of Japan’s first commercial computer, the FACOM 100. Close to a decade later, Fujitsu developed the FACOM 230, which was the most advanced domestic computer of the time. This also came at a critical time for Fujitsu, as IBM had been dominating the market in that time period.

    Fujitsu made the strategic decision to invest to invest in Amdahl Corporation, which was setup by an ex-employee of IBM. The next milestone came in the form of the release of the Fujitsu-Hitachi M Series high speed computer in the late 1970s. 1982 saw Fujitsu coming up with Japan’s first supercomputer.

    Fujitsu purchased 80% stakes in ICL, a leading mainframe manufacturer from the UK, in 1990; in 1997, Fujitsu acquired Amdahl Corporation. 1999 saw Fujitsu enter into an alliance with Siemens AG to form Fujitsu Siemens Computers, while also entering into a joint venture with Sakura Bank Ltd to create the first internet bank in Japan.

    The major competitors of Fujitsu are NEC Corporation, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Sony, HP and IBM. The president of the company is Mr. Tatsuya Tanaka.

    Revenue (USD) : 10.23 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 0.34 Billion


    8. Hewlett Packard

    HP is a consumer electronics giant that was founded by William Hewlett and Dave Packard in their garage in 1939.


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    With its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, this multinational organization has quickly grown to prominence, and employs no less than 3,17,500 employees presently. The core value of the firm is innovation, as is obvious from their mission statement, to create technology that makes life better for everyone, and over the years it has managed to establish itself as one of the most prominent consumer electronics brands. HP has followed this mission statement religiously; it was the company that came up with the world’s first handheld computer, touchscreen PC and also the wireless mouse, among many others.

    Incidentally, HP started its manufacturing operations with audio oscillators in 1939. The firm went public in 1957, and entered the Fortune 500 list at #460 in the year 1962. It started production of PCs in 1980, with the first one being called the HP-85. In 1982 and 1983, HP came up with the first ever handheld PC and touchscreen PC respectively. HP started production of its line of printer-fax-copier machines in 1994; while simultaneously it also started the production of LEDs.

    2001 saw the formation of HP Services, which focused on providing outsourcing and consulting support to its customers. Later on, HP merged with Compaq (2002) and acquired 3PR (2010) and in the process, changed the company’s stock symbol to ‘HPQ’ from just ‘HP’. 2011 saw HP producing the first wireless mouse, and in 2014 HP separated its printer and PC business from the rest of the company.

    The current CEO of the HP Enterprise is Meg Whitman, alumnus of Harvard and Princeton, while the CEO of HP Inc. is Dion Wiesler, following the split of the company that happened in late 2016. The major competitors to the firm are Apple, Dell, Lenovo and Xerox. HP has recently forayed into the 3D printing business as well, with the release of the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution. HP currently operates in 170 companies and has 2.50,000 channel partners.

    Revenue (USD) : 11.89 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 0.78 Billion


    7.LG

    Lucky Goldstar (LG) is a South Korean multi-national company that focuses on the following four businesses – mobile communications, home entertainment, vehicle components and home appliances.


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    The LG company, headquartered in Yeouido-dong, has a strong history as it started with the founding of the Lak Hui Chemical Industrial Corp in 1947, by Koo In-Hwoii. In 1952, the company started producing it became the first Korean company to enter the plastic industry and in 1954, the company introduced the Lak Hui dental cream, which was the first cream type toothpaste of the country. 1956 saw the firm producing the first PVC pipe of South Korea. In 1958, Goldstar Co. Ltd. Was formed. Electronic items were sold by this firm. In 1959, the company produced Korea’s first ever radio set. The country’s first refrigerator and television set were also soon released by LG in 1965 and 1966 respectively.

    1982 saw the company establish its first overseas production house in the USA, and in 1989, LG bought a baseball ownership in Seoul. The company finally adopted its present name in the year 1995, and also adopted the tagline “Life’s Good”.

    2001 saw the firm enter into a joint venture with Royal Philips Electronics.  2008 witnessed LG introduce world’s first LTE Mobile Model chip. LG became the world’s second largest LCD TV brand in 2009. In 2011, LG became the first company to launch shutter glass 3D TVs, and soon followed up this feat in 2012 by becoming the first company to introduce the 84 inch Ultra-HD TV. 2014 witnessed LG introducing the world’s first 4K OLED TV.

    LG has over 2,20,000 employees at present, and has more than 40 subsidiaries spread over a range of industries such as the chemical, electronics and telecom industries. Some of the well-known subsidiaries of LG include, but are not limited to, Zenith, LG Display, LG Electronics, LG Chem, LG Hausys, Lusem, LG Uplus and Serveone.

    Revenue (USD) : 11.66 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 2.92 Billion


    6.Dell

    Dell was founded by University of Texas freshman, Michael Dell in the year 1984 originally under the name of “PC’s Unlimited”, with a capital of just $1000.


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    Headquartered in Texas, Dell’s mission is to be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best possible customer experience. Superior quality, competitive pricing and customization capability are the major areas of focus in this regard, which the company has managed to achieve in the many decades of its operation, thereby making it one of the most successful electronics brands worldwide. Among the primary objectives of Dell at the time of setting up the company was to break the monopoly that IBM held over the computer market. It chose to do so by providing computers at a lower price. The business model followed by Dell involved buying parts on wholesale and selling them via mail order after assembling. The model worked so effectively that sales revenue rocketed from $6 million to $550 million within the first 6 years from inception.

    Dell opened its first international office in London in 1988.1991 saw the company releaseing its first notebook model. This was followed by a string of international expansion, with offices being opened in Italy, France and Ireland. Subsidiaries were opened in Australia and Japan in 1993, and a production center was opened in China in 1998. All these factors contributed to Dell debuting in the Fortune 500 list in 1992, with Michael Dell being the youngest CEO to head a Fortune 500 company.

    Dell released its line of Pentium based notebooks in 1995, and started producing its line of workstations in the year 1998. Dell started its online superstore gigabuys, and also Dellnet – an internet access service for its customers –in 1999. By 2001, Dell had emerged as the top PC producer worldwide.

    The majority of Dell’s sales are achieved through e-commerce, although its products are now being sold in Walmart, Staples and other similar retail stores. Some competitors of Dell include HP, Lenovo, Apple, Google, Acer and IBM.

    Revenue (USD) : 16.25 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 3.9 Billion


    5.Panasonic

    The Japanese conglomerate Panasonic was founded in the year 1918, by Mr. Konosuke Matsushita, with the aim of making life better for its consumers and building a better world around them.


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    It was initially named “Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co Ltd” and specialized in supplying duplex lamp sockets. Nine years later, in 1927, Panasonic came up with its second product, bicycle lamps which were sold under the brand name of “National”, while also starting the production of electric irons, and in 1931, Panasonic came out with its first 3 tube radio. During the Second World War, Panasonic focused its production activities on motors, electric irons, vacuum tubes and light fixtures, post which the production also diversified to include bicycles and radios. Panasonic was listed under the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1949.

    Panasonic further continued its efforts to diversify the product line. It released its electrical refrigerator and rice cooker in 1953 and 1956 respectively. 1958 saw Panasonic coming up with its own line of tape recorders and home air conditioners, while also establishing Panasonic Mobile Communications.  In 1961, the company bagged the rights to manufacture television sets for USA, and it got listed under the New York Stock Exchange in 1971.

    Panasonic started production of its line of microwaves and CD Players in 1966 and 1982 respectively. In 1983, the Panasonic Senior Partner was launched, which was the first ever Japanese computer to be completely IBM PC compatible. Panasonic further launched its range of personal computers and DVD players in 1990 and 1996 respectively. In a major strategic move, Panasonic acquired PEW and SANYO in 2011.

    Panasonic is also a very ecologically sensitive company and is ranked 9th in the Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics. Major competitors to Panasonic include Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba and Canon. The company is headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka and currently employs 2,49,520 employees. The current president of Panasonic is Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga.

    Revenue (USD) : 17.52 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 1.1 Billion


    4.Sony

    Sony is a Japanese MNC founded on 7th May, 1946, by a former naval lieutenant named Akio Morita and a defense contractor named Masaru Ibuka.


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    It was originally called TTK, which is an acronym for “Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation”. The company started out by producing rice cookers soon after inception, and eventually diversified its product line into television screens, chemicals, smart phones, laptops etc, and now is one of the most easily recognisable consumer electronics brand worldwide. Sony came up with its first product, the tape recorder, in 1950. Demand for this product was not very high, and Sony had to resort to creating demand by giving free copies of “999 Uses of the Tape Recorder” with every tape recorder sold. The ploy was successful and sales actually shot up drastically.

    In 1952, the company added a transistor to the TTK radio being sold already, and renamed it as “Sony”. Mass production of the Sony, however, only began in1955. Owing to the tremendous success of the product, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation was renamed as Sony Corporation. Sony soon established Sony Chemicals to produce adhesives and plastics in 1962. 1965 saw Sony establish a joint venture with Tetratonix to begin manufacturing oscillators. In 1971, Sony came up with its first VCR, which won an Emmy award for Engineering Excellence.

    1979 witnessed the release of Sony’s vastly popular Walkman. The compact cassette tape player, with its lightweight headphones was such a huge success that similar products from competitors were also known by the same name by customers. In 1982, Sony came out with its line of CD players after heavy investment into R&D in the same year. Sony acquired Apple Computers’ hard disk technology operations in 1984.

    Sony acquired Columbia pictures in the year 1989, and thus Sony Pictures, which was behind the production of blockbusters like Spiderman, Hancock, The Da Vinci Code etc. , was born. In 1994, Sony released the Playstation. The Vaio line of PCs was released in 1997, while the Playstation 2 came up in 2000.

    Sony is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo and employs 1,89,700 employees. The current CEO of the company is Kazuo Hirai.

    Revenue (USD) : 23.66 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 1.77 Billion


    3.Microsoft

    Microsoft is a Technology and consumer electronics giant based in Redmond, Washington in U.S.A.


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    Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4th, 1975, in the form of a joint venture between the two partners. Microsoft aims to enable and empower people and organizations to achieve better, and it does this by offering to its customers a plethora of services and products such as software products, servers, Operationg Systems, business solution applications , video games etc to customers across the world. This fact is evident from the fact that 44% of Microsoft’s products are sold directly to the end user. The first major product to be released by Microsoft was the MS Basic in 1977. This was followed by the release of two major coding languages, FORTRAN and COBOL, in 1978. Microsoft also worked closely with Apple during the release of the Macintosh. Taking inspiration from this concept of Graphic User Interface, Microsoft came up with the Windows operating system in 1985.  The manufacturing of CD -Roms was started in 1987, and Microsoft also made the strategic decision to acquire Forethought which would later be rechristened as Powerpoint. Subsequent years saw the launch of more operating systems such as Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP etc. right up to the recent release of Windows 10.

    Meanwhile, Microsoft also started the production of consumer electronics products such as the Xbox video game consoles, a range of tablet PCs and a range of portable media devices called the Zune, which was intended to beat Apple at sales occurring in this segment.Microsoft has also acquired other firms such as Visio Corp (2000), Skype (2011), LinkedIn (2016) to enable itself to diversify across a variety of sectors.

    Today, Microsoft is spread over the globe in over 190 countries, and has a market capital of $407 billion. The major competitors of the organization are HP, Apple, IBM and Sun Microsystems. Satya Nadella is the current CEO of the Microsoft.

    (Considering Electronics Data only)

    Revenue (USD) : 20.53 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 12.5 Billion


    2.Samsung

    Samsung has the distinction of being the largest “chaebol”, that is conglomerate, in South Korea.


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    It has such a profound impact on the economic landscape of the country that it has been titled the “Miracle on the Han River”. Samsung was started on May 1st, 1938 by Leebyung Chull, originally as a grocery trading store specializing in noodles and has over the years become one of the strongest consumer electronics brands specialising in manufacturing TV, washing machines, smartphones, microwave ovens etc which are sold to consumers across the world. The story of how it reached its present status is quite impressive. The grocery trading business started exporting its goods to China, and slowly expanded into other areas such as the Textile industry after the Korean War. In 1978, Samsung successfully completed the vertical integration of the textile industry, when it took control of all activities involved in its supply chain.

    Subsequent years witnessed the diversification of Samsung into numerous fields. It entered the Heavy Industries, Ship Building and Aerospace sectors in the year 1978. Later, Samsung enter the Data Systems and consumer electronics market too. At present, Samsung is a global conglomerate of over 70 subsidiaries ranging from construction (the Burj Khalifa was built by Samsung) to fashion, with Samsung Electronics being the major contributor to revenues. This subsidiary is in itself subdivided into 3 distinct parts – Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics and Electronic Components. Recently, Samsung has even ventured into the health and pharmaceutical segment.

    The most popular among Samsung’s products are smartphones. Smartphones alone accounted for 76% of profits in 2015. Samsung holds a competitive edge in this business owing to vertical integration that has been implemented here. Samsung held 22% market share in the smartphone segment in 2015, with Apple coming in second with a little over 16% market share. Samsung employed 489,000 employees as on 2014, which is more than Google, Apple and Microsoft combined. It accounts for a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and has three current CEOs.

    Revenue (USD) : 40 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 4.6 Billion


    1.Apple

    Apple is synonymous with design and simplicity, and yet is one of the most sought after consumer electronics brand worldwide.


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    Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniack and Ronald Wayne founded the giant we know today in their garage on April 1st, 1976, of which Wozniack and Jobs were directly involved in the day to day affairs, while Ronald Wayne was more of an investor who eventually sold his shares of the company for just $500, 12 days after the company was founded. Apple was started to bring computers that were generally available only for professional use into the homes of people and they were, in a way the pioneers of Personal Computing. The Apple 1, The first product developed by Apple, was introduced in the market in 1976. Priced at $666, only 200 of these were produced over 1.5 years. Today, they have become highly collectible items. The Apple II was also released soon. This product was not a success, as customers thought that the pricing of the product, at $1300 per PC was too high for them to see any utility in the product.

    Subsequent products tasted success again, for example such as the Mouse, the Macintosh etc. More recent products introduced into the market by Apple include the iPod, iPad, iOS, Apple TV etc. The iPhone was the most revolutionary product introduced by Apple in recent times. After the first version was released in 2007, total sales of iPhones hit 1 billion In July 2016. In 2013, Apple earned upto 70% of its total profits from the iPhone alone. Apple also enjoys a continuous source of revenue from its advent into digital content, with services such as iTunes and AppStore etc.

    The major markets captured by Apple include North and South America, Europe, Australia and most of Asia. The current CEO is Timothy Cook, and Apple is the world’s most valuable brand according to Forbes list.

    Revenue (USD) : 42.36 Billion

    Profit (USD) : 16.11 Billion

    Ranking Methodology:

    To arrive at this list following methodology was used

    Step 1: Top 15 companies were shortlisted based on their revenues

    Step 2: 2 parameters Revenues and Profits were scaled using Min-Max Normalization

    Step 3: These factors were ranked by assigning 85% weightage to revenue and 15% to profits.

    Step 4: Based on the final weighted score, ranking was done.


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    The telecom industry across the world has grown tremendously. With increasing penetration and use of smartphones, the opportunity for telecom companies to provide voice and data services is at its highest. Telecom companies are doing everything to ensure good network, high speed internet, low call rates etc to entice the customers. Some of the leading telecom companies worldwide include brands like AT&T, China Mobile, Vodafone, Verizon etc. Here is the list of the top 10 telecom companies of the world 2017 based on Revenue, Net Income and number of subscribers.

    Quick Glance

    Top 10 Telecom Companies in World 2017 are

    1st place: China Mobile

    2nd place: AT&T

    3rd place: Verizon

    4th place: Vodafone

    5th place: Telefonica

    6th place: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT)

    7th place: Deutsche Telekom

    8th place: America Movil

    9th place: Orange

    10th place: China Telecom

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. China Telecom

    China Telecom is a Chinese state owned telecommunications company which was founded on 17th May, 2000.


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    It is headquarted in Beijing and has a Mobile Subscriber base of 218.52 million. The company consists of 2 major subsidiaries – China Telecom Americas and China Telecom Europe, and the company has the largest Wi-Fi broadband network in China. In the Financial Year 2016, the Operating Revenue stood at RMB 352,285 million, a 6.4% increase Y-o-Y. There was an 11.7% increase in Adjusted Net Profits which stood at RMB 18,004 million. The net Mobile Subscriptions added during the year was 17.1 million. There was a reduction in CAPEX which stood at RMB 96.8 billion and is expected to come down to RMB 89 billion in the Financial Year 2017. The Board of Directors recommends to the shareholders a final dividend of HK$0.105 per share for 2016, up 10.5%.

    The company is a pioneer in building 3 superior networks – 4G Network, All-fibre Network, IoT Network. The major initiative planned by the company for 2017 are:

    - to cease charging handset users domestic long-distance and roaming fees before 1 October 2017 with accelerating system upgrade and service grooming, etc.

    - to reduce the fees of international long-distance calls

    - to significantly reduce the tariff of Internet dedicated line access for SMEs.

    Subs (Mn): 215

    Rev ($Bn): 49.3

    Net Income ($Bn): 2.59


    9. Orange

    Orange is one of the largest mobile and internet service operator in Europe and Africa.


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    The company is headed by Stephane Richard (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) and it is also one of the global leaders in corporate telecommunication services. It has its 4G operations in 18 countries and 3.3 million Fibre customers. Its worldwide customer base figure stands at 262.83 million and 29 million Orange Money customers in 14 countries.

    The company has 450,000 km of undersea cables and has investments worth Euro 732 million in research and innovation. Orange has 6,930 patents in its portfolio and an employee base of 155,000. It has been ranked the Num. 1 Best Mobile Network in France (ARCEP July 12, 2016 report) for the sixth time in a row.

    For the Financial Year ended 31st December, 2016, the company generated a turnover of $43.1 billion and a Net Income of $13.49 billion. The Net Debt as on 31st December 2016 was Euro 24.444 billion. The company paid an Interim Dividend of Euro 0.20 per share on December 7, 2016 and intends to pay a dividend of Euro 0.60 per share for the Financial Year 2016. For the Financial Year 2017, the company intends to achieve a higher EBITDA than what was achieved in 2016. This will be supported mainly by CAPEX and cost structure transformations.

    Subs (Mn): 262.83

    Rev ($Bn): 43.1

    Net Income ($Bn): 13.49


    8. America Movil

    America Movil is the leading provider of integrated telecommunication services in Latin America.


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    It has customers spread over 25 countries in America and Europe and provides a vast portfolio of communications solutions and value added services. The company operates under the brands: Telmex, Telcel and Claro, which are all popular with a strong brand presence. The company’s headquarters are based out of Mexico City, Mexico and its Mexican subsidiary (Telcel) is Mexico’s largest mobile operator. The company’s current CEO is Daniel Hajj Aboumrad and Carlos Slim Domit is the Chairman.

    The company had a subscriber base of approximately 280.57 million at the end of Quarter 4 of 2016. The company ended the year 2016 with a total of 82.9 million fixed Revenue Generating Units. The company’s Revenues stood at $13.6 billion in the 4th Quarter of 2016 and a Net Income of $5.58 billion for the Financial Year 2016. During the Financial Year 2016, the company underwent a crucial deleveraging process which helped the company to bring down its outstanding debt by $6.1 billion.

    In the 4th Quarter of 2016, the company disconnected 3.3 million subscribers (mostly prepaid) due to stricter churn policies. The disconnected subscribers were mostly from Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Croatia and Macedonia. However, the post-paid segment experienced 1.3 million additions in the same quarter.

    Subs (Mn): 280.57

    Rev ($Bn): 49.74

    Net Income ($Bn): 5.58


    7. Deutsche Telekom

    Deutsche Telekom (a German Telecommunications company), is a 22-year-old company originating in Denmark around 1995 and got privatised in the same year.


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    It was the monopoly telecom service provider in Germany until it got privatised but it has been a dominant player thereafter, in the telecom market. DT holds share for other telecom companies as well, and has a strong and loyal subscriber base of 165 million. The company is based out of Bonn District, Germany. The company’s Chairman and CEO is Timotheus Höttges and has a Supervisory Board comprising of 20 members. The company has approximately 4,667,651,870 shares listed in all the Stock exchanges across Germany and OTCQX (USA). Deutsche Telekom has its presence in more than 50 countries worldwide.

    In the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a revenue of 73.1 Billion Euros, Adjusted EBITDA stood at 21.4 billion euros, free cash flow amounted to 4.9 billion euros and was up by 8.6% as compared to 2015. It has 218,341 employees worldwide (31st Dec. 2016 figures).

    Some awards that the Company received with regards to its Corporate Responsibility are as follows:

    • “We Care” in-app magazine which covers sustainability topics at DT was recognized at the Econ Awards
    • Responsible Business Awards 2016 – Best Engagement with Suppliers
    • DT was Ranked 7th in the Good Company Ranking published by Kirchhoff Consult AG

    The company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and received a score of 85 (out of 100) points.

    Subs (Mn): 165

    Rev ($Bn): 77.76

    Net Income ($Bn): 2.87


    6. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT)

    The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation commonly known as NTT, is a Japanese telecommunications company which is based in Tokyo.


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    It started as a government corporation in 1952 and got privatised in 1985 to encourage competition but still enjoys oligopolistic power over Japanese lines. It has been divided into 5 segments out of which NTT DoCoMo and NTT Data have been listed on stock markets. The company is listed on Tokyo, Osaka, New York and London stock exchanges. The company is ranked 65th in Fortune Global 500 List.

    It has an annual revenue of 100.35 billion USD and a subscriber base of 70.96 million. It has been earning an income of 6.40 billion USD. The group has total assets worth ¥21,035.9 billion and a consolidated Operating Revenues worth ¥11,541 billion (Financial Year 2015-16). The company has approximately 241,448 employees and 907 consolidated subsidiaries.

    NTT Group has undergone a transformation of business structure based on "Towards the Next Stage". It is the medium-term management strategy which was made public in 2012. This strategy was succeeded by "Towards the Next Stage 2.0" in 2015. It aims to continue with and strengthen the strategy, and it is now taking steps toward becoming a "Value Partner" that customers continue to select.

    The company is involved in the sponsorship of: Omiya Ardija and Roasso Kumamoto (Japanese football clubs), Tony Kanaan in the IndyCar Series, Hitotsuyama Team (Super GT Team).

    Subs (Mn): 70.96

    Rev ($Bn): 100.35

    Net Income ($Bn): 6.40


    5. Telefonica

    Telefonica is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider.


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    Telefonica has operations in Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Central America. The company’s vision is as follows “Digital life is life itself, and technology is an essential part of being human, We want to create, protect and boost connections in life so people can choose a world of unlimited possibilities”. It operates in 21 countries and has a client base of 344.67 million. It is a 100% Listed Company with more than 1.5 million shareholders. The major shareholders are: BlackRock, BBVA, Societe Generale, CaixaBank, Norges Bank.  Its most well-known commercial brands are Movistar, O2 and Vivo.

    The company earned a consolidated revenue of Euros 52,036 in the Financial Year 2016 (January – December). In 2016, there was continuous improvement in terms of customer base with a 17% increase in smartphone customers in the quarter ending December 2016. There was a decrease in Net Financial Debt and the final balance stood at 48,595 million Euros on 31st December, 2016. The Capital Expenditure for 2016 was 8,928 million Euros.

    Telefonica is also a supporter of HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) initiative. In this initiative, the emphasis lies on establishing an open European standard for hybrid set-top boxes using a single user interface. The company also offers mobile-money services using the Sybase 365 Mobile wallet systems via Telefonica Dynamic. The company through its program “Telefonica Open Future” aims to lay emphasis on viable projects and assists in connecting it with potential investors.

    Subs (Mn): 344.67

    Rev ($Bn): 54.80

    Net Income ($Bn): 16.07


    4. Vodafone

    Vodafone was responsible for making the first ever mobile call in the UK on 1st January, 1985 and today has a customer base of almost 460 million customers worldwide.


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    It is one of the world’s leading telecommunications group with presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Vodafone is a British company and has its headquarters in London. Vodafone owns networks in 26 countries and has its presence in an additional 50 countries through partner networks. It is primarily listed on the London Stock Exchange. The CEO of the company is Vittorio Colao.

    In terms of Financial Data, in the 3rd Quarter ended 31st December 2016, the group service revenue stood at 12.3 billion Euros. In the last financial year, the customer base increased by 16 million. A major reason for this bug increase was the growth experienced in emerging markets.

    In the coming years, the company expects its EBITDA to grow by 3-6 % and a free cash flow of 4 billion Euros.

    Subs (Mn): 462

    Rev ($Bn): 49.57

    Net Income ($Bn): 10.86


    3. Verizon

    Verizon Wireless is a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications.


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    Verizon is a big telecommunications company and one of the largest in US. Founded as Bell Atlantic in 1984 and eventually became Verizon, and has been a pioneer in the telecom industry. The company is headquartered in New York. It’s products include

    1. Fixed-line

    2. Mobile, 

    3. Broadband and Fixed-line internet ,

    4. DTH

    The current Chairman & CEO is Lowell C. McAdam. The company earned a revenue of $ 126.0 billion in the Financial year 2016 and paid dividends worth $9.3 billion. The Company is ranked 13 on the Fortune Rankings. It has approximately 161,004 employees and is listed on NYSE & NASDAQ with the symbol VZ.

    The company was involved in activities related to CSR in 2016- $9.4 million donations by employees to schools and NPOs. The company also received awards as follows - Top Company for Multicultural Business on DiversityBusiness.com in 2016, Ranked No. 1 employer for veterans on Military Times Best for Vets in 2016.

    Verizon is also involved in the sponsorship of several large performances and sporting events/ organisations: National Hockey League, IndyCar Series, National Football League.

    Some other information regarding the company:

    • 113.9 million Retail connections
    • 108.5 million Postpaid connections
    • 1,600+ retail locations in the U.S.
    • 98% U.S. wireless network coverage

    Subs (Mn): 114.2

    Rev ($Bn): 125.98

    Net Income ($Bn): 13.6


    2. AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is an American Telecom Company. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


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    AT&T came into existence 33 years ago, i.e in 1983. Services provided- Mobile Telephone Services, Fixed Telephone Services and Broadband Subscription Television Services. AT&T has been ranked among the top on the 2017 rankings of the world's most valuable brands published by Brand Finance. The company is a Fortune 500 company. It has acquired various companies through its life e.g.: DirecTV, NII Holdings, Time warner etc. These have only added to its brand value and made it the highest revenue generating company in this list.

    During Financial Year 2016, the Company had Consolidated Revenues worth $163.8 billion and a Free Cash Flow of $16.9 billion. The Free Cash Flow Dividend Payout Ratio stood at 70% and the Capital Expenditure in 2016 alone was $22.4 Billion.

    The company’s high speed mobile internet network covers almost 400 million people in North America alone. The company is also the largest provider of pay TV in the United States (available at more than 60 million locations). In terms of their CSR Activities, the company has spent more than $400 million on the AT&T Aspire initiative through which it intends to prepare students for college and careers. Their “It Can Wait” Campaign has inspired 14 million people to pledge not to text and drive. Their Sponsorships: Mexico National Football Team, US Olympic Team, Red Bull Racing (Formula 1 racing Team).

    Subs (Mn): 134.8

    Rev ($Bn): 163.8

    Net Income ($Bn): 13


    1. China Mobile

    China Mobile started as a state-owned enterprise under People’s Republic of China in 1997 with headquarters in Hong Kong, China.


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    China Mobile has been listed on the NYSE and the Hong Kong stock exchanges, and it holds 70% of the domestic market share in China and has a penetration of 97% in China. It has a good number of rural subscribers in China, and is the largest player in China and the world. It has launched several brands in other countries and acquired some small domestic brands eg: China Tietong. The company has a customer base of 856,485 thousand as of March 2017. In the Financial Year 2016, the company had an Operating Revenue of RMB 708,421 million, EBITDA of RMB 256,677 million and a Net Profit of RMB 108,741 million. For the Financial Year 2016, the company gave an Interim dividend of HK$1.489 per share and a Final Dividend of HK$1.243 per share. In 2016, the CAPEX stood at RMB 187.3 billion, which was slightly higher than the budgeted RMB 186.2 billion at the beginning of the year.

    In 2016, the company was selected as one of “The World’s 2,000 Biggest Public Companies” by Forbes Magazine (Rank 18). It was also recognised on the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index. Other achievements in 2016 were as follows:

    • 1.51 million 4g Base stations
    • Net increase of Wireless broadband customers- 22.59 million
    • Launched “3+1” Capacity Service System
    • Developed the China Mobile 13th Five-Year Plan for Network Information Security

    Subs (Mn): 848.9

    Rev ($Bn): 100.04

    Net Income ($Bn): 15.16


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading telecom companies from across the world were taken

    2. Parameters like Subscriber base, revenues and net income were considered and weights of 0.1, 0.6 and 0.3 were given respectively.

    3. A final score was calculated and the ranks were derived.


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    Over the years, India has become the hub for some of the leading IT (Information Technology) companies. The IT sector has seen a consistent growth as it caters to not only Indian clients, but has expanded its businesses across geographies worldwide. Some of the IT companies are so large that they even compete with leading global IT companies. The top Indian IT companies include names like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Tech Mahindra etc. Here is the list of the top 10 IT companies in India 2017 based on revenues and net income.

    Quick Glance

    The Top IT Companies in India 2017 are

    1st place: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

    2nd place: Infosys

    3rd place: Wipro

    4th place: HCL Technologies

    5th place: Tech Mahindra

    6th place: L&T Infotech

    7th place: Oracle Financial Services

    8th place: MindTree

    9th place: Mphasis

    10th place: Rolta India

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10.Rolta

    Rolta is an innovation led IT solution provider headquartered in India which has grown in leaps and bounces.


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    It was established in the year 1989 and the company’s main source of competitive advantage is developing customized, innovative solutions to its clients. It is a young company having customers in Public governance, utilities, manufacturing, banking and many more. The company has high end capabilities in selected verticals. Innovation, Insights and Impact are core values of this company who believe is acquiring and managing best talent as key to success in this highly competitive and demanding industry. They optimize solutions for their customers right from start of the project till its execution and play a role of strategic asset to its clients.

    The company believes in organic growth and building sustainable relationships with their clients as well as in securing strategic alliances. They have partnerships with SAP, DANPHONE, SEPURA and Oracle. Mr. Kamal K Singh is the Chairman and Managing Director of Rolta India. The company benchmarks itself with the best in business and they are P-CMM and ISO certified organization. They continuously reinvent themselves to be abreast of global trends and strive to beat the global standards. The company provides solutions in the fields of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Geospatial fusion and Defence.

    The Company has a total revenue of 3,293 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 172 crores.


    9.Mphasis

    Mphasis is one India’s leading IT consulting, IT services and Business Process Outsourcing company.


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    It was formed in the year 2000 after the merger of Mphasis corporation and BFL Software Limited. They have an irrevocable reputation of providing end to end seamless service to their customers and it offers innovative, customized superior value in their clients value chain. They are assessed at P-CMM level 5 maturity levels as well as ISO 9001 certified. The company is headquartered in Bengaluru and Mr. Davinder Singh Brar is the Chairperson and Mr Ganesh Ayyar is the present CEO. Ganesh Ayyar, the CEO of the organization, was named as the "Chief of the year" at CEO Connections' 2016 Mid Market Awards and the "President of the year - Gold victor" by One Planet Awards 2017.

    They have six autonomous business units: Compaq Development Center, Tandem arrangement, Applications, Systems and Networking, Products and Y2K. The company has chosen some vertical segments where they have high end expertise such as banking. In 2012, they unveiled their marketing strategy by which they concentrated in sales and marketing and sustainable relationship with their clients. Agility is their core value embedded in the DNA of this company and they are very quick in adopting to changing market dynamics and

    The Company has a total revenue of 2,954 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 540 crores.


    8.Mindtree

    Mindtree was formed in the year 1999 and has since become a leading IT company in the Indian IT sector.


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    The company provides IT solutions and business transforming digital solutions to its customers. The services are customized and aligned to clients industry thereby proving to be an important partner in accelerating the growth and in the business transformation of their clients. The company works with its vendors and other stakeholders in developing sustainable solutions for the environment. Human capital is the most valued asset at Mindtree with workplace sustainable solutions like engaging employees, promoting diversity, encouraging a learning culture within the organization and laying emphasis on inclusion. Employees’ health and safety, work life balance and other innovative solutions in the areas of human resource management has propelled the company to be preferred choice of employer among the young graduates.

    The company has some of the biggest and most decorated companies in the technology space as their clients like Microsoft, IBM, Orcale, Hewlett Packard, etc.  They provide solutions in the fields of  Analytics, Surveillance, Social Media Intelligence, Infrastructure management and many more.  The company caters to wide range of industries starting from Banking, Health, Education to manufacturing and transportation. Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan is the chairman and Mr. Rostow Ravanan is the current CEO.

    The Company has a total revenue of 5,214 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 486 crores.


    7.Oracle Financial Services

    Oracle Financial services was acquired by Oracle Corporation in the year 2005 and the company has core expertise in delivering financial services to Banking, Insurance and Capital markets.


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    Most of their revenues are generated by offering IT services to the banking industry, and they have presence in over 145 countries and Mr Chaitanya M Kamat is the current CEO of the company. The company’s shares have been growing at the rate of 12.6% and a market capitalization of Rs 30,500 crores. The company has identified further avenues of growth in the insurance sector since the penetration is as low as 3.3% so far. They work closely with insurance companies in developing new innovative products, finding new distribution channels, boosting the operational efficiency of these companies. Financial services Next.0 is their flagship product and helps clients transform their business by aligning Information Technology platforms with their business models.

    The Company has a total revenue of 3,786 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 1,203 crores.


    6.L&T Infotech

    L&T Infotech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Larson & Toubro established in the year 1997.


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    The company has presence in over 23 countries with a strong workforce of over 20,000 employees. They provide innovative IT services to their clients and work with them on evolving business models and enhancing the customer experiences. In 2015, Mr. Sanjay Jalona took over as Managing Director and CEO and company has close to 250 clients worldwide. They pocketed an annual revenue of more than $850 million in last financial year and was recognized as a top company for global corporate social responsibility in 2016 Global Outsourcing 100. The company partners with several NGOs across the country and has a strong culture of Corporate responsibility from its parent company.

    L&T doesn’t compromise on quality by continuously updating their processes and benchmarking against best in the world. The company went for an intial public offering in July 2016, and they raised close to Rs. 1250 crores. The shares were subscribed over 11 times on the final day. The company provides solutions in the field of aerospace, automobile, energy, automation, healthcare and many more. Cloud, Security and infrastructure services form the core expertise of their services. Some of their strategic partners include Oracle, IBM, SAP, Adobe, Microsoft and GE digital.

    The Company has a total revenue of 6,063 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 948 crores.


    5.Tech Mahindra

    Tech Mahindra was first established as a Joint Venture between Mahindra group and British Telecom in 1986.


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    The company is a part of $18billion Mahindra group and today has a workforce of 117,000 people across 90 countries. They focus on innovation and customer experiences to build a sustainable competitive advantage, which has helped them become a global IT giant. They believe in a connected future and help clients all over  the world to transform their businesses and existing models to a more integrated and robust model. They expertise in technologies revolving around managing customer expectations, omni-channel distribution models and smart solutions. Recently, they unveiled Makers Lab, a platform to boost a culture of innovation and announced a joint venture with Saudi Arabia’s Al Fozan group. They consistently make it to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and are ranked among the Forbes’ Asia Fab 50 in 2016. The company became P-CMM Level 5 certified in 2006. In the same year, they went for a hugely successful IPO worth around $100 million.

    Mr. C P Gurnani is the current CEO of Tech Mahindra. The company established a foundation in 2007 and they work extensively in the areas of Health and Education. They acquired Satyam computers beating their competitors and renamed it as Mahindra Satyam. The 2010 Football World Cup at South Africa was delivered by them. In a bid to consolidate its position and reduce costs, the company announced the merger of Mahindra Satyam in 2012.

    The Company has a total revenue of 28,527 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 3,192 crores.


    4. HCL

    HCL was founded in 1976 by Mr. Shiv Nadar. Today, the HCL enterprise comprises of three companies- HCL Technologies, HCL Healthcare and HCL Infosystems.


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    The conglomerate generates revenues of over $7 billion, as Mr C Vijaykumar took over as CEO in October 2016. The company has a strong workforce of over 115,000 employees and operates in more than 30 countries, which makes it a strong global brand with a strong appeal with customers and clients. They also have a distinguished achievement of being one among a handful of companies listed in this century to have $1 billion in profit and $15 billion in market captilisation. The company believes in Employees First policy and they practice a culture of maintaining relationships beyond the contract with their clients.Some of the industries they operate in are defence, public governance, education, healthcare, etc.

    They have partnered with some of the technology behemoths like Hewlett Packard, Deutsche Bank, CISCO and more. They have a 1-2-3 Strategy and believe the market is disrupted primarily by three parameters: automation, cloud and digitization. The company is known for its culture of trust and transparency in delivering high value to their clients business. HCL was the first to develop indigenous 8-bit microprocessor based computer and also the first to cross 100,000 units milestone in the Indian Desktop PC market.

    The Company has a total revenue of 39,281 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 7,806 crores.


    3.Wipro

    Wipro was founded by Mr.Azim Premji and it entered the IT business in 1981.


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    Initially, the company was setup as Western India Vegetable Products Limited at 1945, and in 1989, they forged a Joint venture with GE thereby marking their first real presence in the IT marketplace. Today, the company has revenue of close to $8 billion and over 170,000 employees across 6 continents. Their delivery centres are located all over the world. Wipro has a structured portfolio of services coupled along with their business expertise makes them one of the most innovative firm. Their businesses are vertically aligned and they have expertise to help the clients deploy and use IT strategically to meet their business objectives. They build sustainable business models and the company was listed at NYSE in the year 2000. In 2001, they became PCMM level 5 certified and ventured in BPO business in 2002.

    Mr.Abidali Z. Neemuchwala is the current CEO of Wipro. The company has a number of key focus areas like machine learning, Robotics and Drones, Rapid Prototyping, etc. The company is renowned worldwide for their ability to boost operational efficiencies and the ability to enhance the capabilities of their clients to reach new customers and marketplaces. Wipro shut down its hardware business in 2014 and shifted their focus on IT consulting and IT enabled services.

    The Company has a total revenue of 54,683crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 8,499 crores.


    2.Infosys

    Infosys was started by seven engineers in the year 1981 at Pune, Maharashtra.


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    The company then shifted its corporate headquarters to Bangalore in 1983 after securing business from its first client. In the year 1993, it became a listed company. Today, the company is a household name of Information Technology space with workforce of over 200,000 people in different countries. The company has around 50 offices worldwide and large number of delivery centres at various strategic locations across the world. Mr. Vishal Sikka is the current CEO of the company from August 2014 and under his leadership the company has been undertaking many structural reforms. The company has pocketed a revenue of around $20billion with a market capitalization of close to $36billion.

    Infosys was the first Indian IT company to be listed in NASDAQ. It is also CPMM Level 5 certified in 1999. Infosys Foundation was established iin 1996 and they work in the areas of education, health and many more. The company invests heavily in research and development of Next Gen technology solutions. For example, it launched Mana which is a platform that blends machine learning along with real time data from the industry/organization to spur growth, innovation and efficiency in a company. Some of its notable acquisitions include Skava, Noah Consulting, Edgeverve sytems limited, etc. Finnacle is the best performing product from Infosys. It is trusted by bankers all over the world and has clients in some 84 countries. It is estimated that around 547 million customers are benefiting from Finnacle. The company has also mastered a Global Delivery Model by which it maps the work to the locations where the requisite manpower is available thereby strategically reducing its costs in the long run.

    The Company has a total revenue of 67,915 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 14,347 crores.


    1.Tata Consultancy Services

    TATA Consultancy Services is an Indian IT behemoth offering consulting and other IT enabled services to clients all over the world.


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    The company was established in 1968 and it is a wholly owned subsidiary of TATA group, and JRD Tata was the first chairman of the company. Recently, Mr Rajesh Gopinathan has been elevated to the position of CEO following the appointment of Mr Chandrasekhar (Ex-CEO) as chairman of the board of TATA Sons. The company has expertise in latest technology and is involved in creating sustainable competitive advantage for its clients. A number of joint research and development projects are also being done by TCS, the latest one being the development of a smart watch by partnering with SATS. The company has been awarded the Red Hat North America Partner for the year 2016.

    TCS has around 36,000 strong workforce spanning across 45 countries and 129 nationalities. The company is the largest IT recruiter in India consistently over the last decade. It has set up the largest corporate learning centre which can train as much as 50,000 graduates at Trivandrum, Kerala.  It is also the first company in the world to achieve Maturity level 5 in both CMMM and P-CMM. Quality is given atmost importance with the company racking up ISO, CMM and Six Sigma proficiency in their processes and procedures. TCS has an integrated Quality Management System (iQMS) which integrates every aspect of a project from the inception stage till its completion to identify lags in quality standards, if any. The company employees have clocked an estimated 63,382 hours of community work benefitting a massive 58,900,000 people.

    The Company has a total revenue of 116,772 crores in last four quarters with a total net income of 26,094 crores.


    Rank methodology:

    1. The leading telecom companies in India were taken

    2. Parameters like revenues and net income were considered for these companies for last available 4 quarters

    3. Using these parameters, points were allotted to all the companies and based on the cumulative scores the final ranks were derived.


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    Insurance industry has become important not only for customers but also for enterprises. With growing businesses and increasing incomes of people, the business for insurance companies has also increased manifold. Insurance companies are strong financial institutions offering life insurance, health insurance, property insurance, car insurance etc. Some of the top insurance companies include Berkshire Hathaway, UnitedHealth, AXA, Allianz etc. Here is the list of the top 10 insurance companies in the world 2017 based on total revenue and net income(profit).

    Quick Glance

    Top 10 Insurance Companies in the World 2017 are

    1st place: Berkshire Hathaway

    2nd place: UnitedHealth Insurance

    3rd place: Allianz

    4th place: AXA

    5th place: Ping AN Insurance

    6th place: Generali

    7th place: Japan Post Holdings

    8th place: Nippon Life Insurance

    9th place: Metlife Insurance

    10th place: ING Group

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. ING Group

    ING group was founded in 1991 through a merger and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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    ING Group is headed by Ralph Hamers with an active workforce of more than 90000 employees. ING group provides products in the provision of banking, investments, life and non-life insurance and retirement and asset management services. ING Group operates globally in many countries some of them are Australia, China, Russia, Canada, Italy, US, UAE, India etc. The organization has proved huge natural and inert development and has obtained a significant rundown of business with center zones including Asset Management, Insurance and Banking.

    ING group is comprised of about 50+ subsidiaries. ING’s profit in 2016 went up by 27% owing to the sale of its Indian subsidiary Vyasa Bank for 367 million euros. Also in September 2016 ING sold around $300 million worth stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank.

    ING group has won a lot of awards such as World’s fifth most sustainable corporation 2017, Global bank of the year 2016, Benelux M&A Advisor of the year 2016, Best bank in western Europe, Netherlands and Poland 2016.

    Revenue: 67.34 $Bn

    Net Earnings: 5.29 $Bn


    9. Metlife Insurance

    MetLife, Inc. is founded on March 24th 1868 in the US.


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    Metlife Insurance is headquartered in the New York, US and is headed by Steven Kandarian. Metlife has a workforce more than 70000 employees and it provides insurance and financial services to individual and institutional customers. It also provides products such as life insurance, annuities, automobile insurance, reinsurance and retirement and savings services. Metlife is well expanded in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Metlife serves almost 90 of the Fortune 500 companies and it has a customer base of 90 million in 60 countries.

    Metlife has around 45+ subsidiaries around the world. In 2016 some subsidiaries of Metlife were taken over by other giants such as Tata AIA buying 70% stake in PNB Metlife and MassMutual acquiring Metlife Retail Adviser Network for $300M.

    Metlife won the 20th Annual Asia Insurance Industry awards in 2016 under the category of “Beautiful” Insurance product which is recognized as Innovation of the year 2016. Not only Metlife but also subsidiaries such as PNB Metlife won Model Insurer Asia award 2016.

    To improve the US retail business Metlife is considering to grow individual life insurance and annuities products in a company called Brighthouse Financial. Recently on March 6th 2017, Brighthouse Financial started its operations in the US.

    Revenue: 68.8 $Bn

    Net Earnings: 5.09$Bn


    8. Nippon Life Insurance

    Nippon life insurance was established on japan on July 4th, 1889 and has become one of the most familiar names in the insurance industry.


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    Nippon Life Insurance is the 2nd largest company in Japan after Japan post holdings co ltd and it is mentioned by diverse names such as Nihon Seimei or Nissay. The present CEO is Kunie Okamoto, and the headquarters are located in Osaka, Japan. The workforce includes about more than 73000 employees and the company is one of the biggest holder of Tokyo stock exchange.

    Nippon Life Insurance has more than 30 subsidiaries. Nippon Life in collaboration with Reliance is present in India as Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company. It has a acquired a noteworthy share of 49% in this Indian subsidiary in 2061 and also Nippon has major holdings internationally.

    It is primarily not a SOE(State owned enterprise) and its auxiliaries include entire life, term life, hospitalization, medicinal, growth, enrichment, adolescent protection furthermore altered sum annuities. It went under a lot of changes from its initial stages in 1947 and is still most abiding to the idea - with request to protection items by offering the consumer the substitutes to look over payment on development or on death of the life ensured which conveyed to it enormous development amid the 1960s.

    Revenue: 71.508 $Bn

    Net Earnings: 4.928 $Bn


    7. Japan Post

    Japan Post Insurance, a subsidiary of Japan Post Holding is the largest insurance company of Japan.


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    Japan Post Insurance provides insurance covers to individuals as well as enterprises, not only from Japan but serves many other countries. The company focuses on delivering quality financial products and services to all its customers, which is accomplishes through a strong workforce of over 5000 employees. The company has its headquarters in Tokyo Japan, and many other offices spread across the country as well as global locations. The company, being a subsidiary of Japan Post Holding, has a strong presence in the market owing to strong backing and support of the Japanese government.

    The company was formed as recently as 2006, and has grown in leaps and bounces, especially in providing life insurance service to its customers and clients. Because of its large insurance operations, Japan Post is the largest non banking institution in Japan and also one of the largest globally. Customers can approach the company either through their offices or can use the extensive features and offerings provided on the company website.

    Japan Post has also benefited because of alliances with other financial institutions. The financial strength of the company can be seen from the fact that Japan Post is also listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Rev ($Bn): 76

    Net Earnings ($Bn): 2.57


    6. Generali

    Headquartered in Italy, Generali is one of the leading insurance companies serving the world.


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    Formed in 1831, decades of experience in the insurance sector has made Generali one of the largest insurance companies worldwide, with strong presence in Europe, Asia and Americas. More than 75000+ people are employed with the organization with millions of individual customers as well as enterprise clients spread globally. The major subsidiary companies of the Generali include brand names like Genertellife, Alleanza Assicurazioni, Generali Italia and Banca Generali. The insurance company has also evolved to having banking services available to its customers, which has enabled the brand to further establish itself in the financial product and service domain.

    Generali has also gained strong brand awareness by using various marketing and advertising schemes. The company has been a strong sponsor of many global sporting events and teams across geographies and across sports. The Lion of Saint mark logo of Generali is extremely popular which boosts its brand presence as well.

    Rev ($Bn): 91.26

    Net Earnings ($Bn): 3.34


    5. Ping An

    Ping An Insurance was founded in 1988. It is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.


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    Ping An is headed by Ma Mingzhe with a dynamic workforce of more than 275,000 employees. Ping An mainly provides Life and non-life insurances, banking and financial services, and it is mainly serving China segment, Hong Kong and Macau. Ping An has three subsidiaries Ping An Bank, Ping An Securities, Ping An Trust.

    The insurance division continues to rise the business value with the number of insurance sales agents exceeding 1 million. Ping An also leads the industry in terms of assets on trusted and assets under investment management. The banking sector of Ping An maintained a stable growth with increased operating efficiency.

    Ping An has been continuously getting attention of big companies such as HSBC which has around 18% stake in Ping An. Ping An in April 2016 announced to buy Tommee Tippee which is owned by U.K.’s Mayborn Group. Ping An has also taken over Shanghai Jahwa, which is China’s prestigious state-owned cosmetics maker.

    Ping An has received many awards for its performance in various sectors. It won the Best trust Company awards from Financial news, Most influential Trust Company Awards from The Economic Observer and also the most Competitive Trust company from National Business Daily in China.

    Revenue: 85.915 $Bn

    Net Earnings: 11.972 $Bn


    4. AXA

    AXA was founded in 1817 by Claude Bebear and has become a global insurance company.


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    It is headquartered in Paris, France and is headed by Henri De Castries with a working force of more than 160000 employees. AXA engages in provision of insurance and asset management services, and has 5 major products namely Life & Savings, Property & Casualty, International Insurance, Asset Management and Banking. AXA provides these offerings to individuals as well as corporate clients with some different arrangement in offerings. AXA is operating worldwide in 64 countries.

    AXA has more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide and is looking for more acquisitions for growth by decreasing costs worth $2.4B by 2020. Some of the In 2016 AXA has been planning acquisitions in Brazil to expand its insurance market.

    AXA has been recognized as Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant for 2017, positive for disabled people and also in the top 30 Best Big Companies to work for.

    Revenue: 106.5$Bn

    Net earnings: 6.16 $Bn


    3. Allianz

    Allianz was founded in 1890 by Carl von Thieme and has become one of the leading insurance companies.


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    It is headquartered in Munich, Germany, headed by Oliver Bate with a workforce of more than 140,000 employees to serve customers worldwide. Allianz is engaged to prvide insurance and investment advisory services, and it operates in Property Casualty, Life/Health, Asset Management, and Corporate business segments. Allianz has its active operations in almost 70 countries including Australia, Belgium, Germany, India, Indonesia, US, UK, and many more.

    Allainz has more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide and the acquisitions of Allainz are continuous every year. Many analysts believe that Allainz has spent around $10B in acquisitions which require a proper approach. On January 30th 2017 Allainz was weighing its options to acquire Australia’s QBE Insurance so as to capture more market in Australia and smoothen its operations.

    Allianz has added almost on an average of 5 awards per subsidiary in many categories. Some of these include Excellence in Diversity – Private Sector, Investing in the Profession - British Insurance Awards, Large General Insurance Company of the Year Award 2016, ET Premium Brands 2017 and many more

    Revenue: 130.212 $Bn

    Net Earnings: 7.34 $Bn


    2. UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth Group was founded in 1977 by Richard T. Burke.


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    It is headquartered in Minnesota, US, and currently it is headed by Stephen Hemsley with a workforce of 230000 employees serving about 70 million individuals in US alone. UnitedHealth Group Inc provides healthcare coverage, software and data consultancy services. UHG has four segments namely UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx.

    UnitedHealth Group has more than 40 subsidiaries around the world. UnitedHealth Group’s consider merger was in 2015 with Catamaran where UHG bought Catamaran for $12.8 billion.

    UnitedHealth Group has been in news for many recognitions it has received this fiscal year. It is the top ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector on Fortune's 2017 "World's Most Admired Companies" list for continuous 17 years. It is listed in 17th position in the Global 500 of the world’s largest corporations.

    Revenue: 184.8 $Bn

    Net Earnings: 13.3 $Bn


    1. Berkshire Hathaway

    Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1839 under the name Valley Falls Company which was later changed to Berkshire Hathaway in 1955.


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    It is headquartered in Nebraska, United States and is the largest insurance company not only in US but globally. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by Warren Buffet with a work force more than 300,000 employees. Berkshire Hathaway provides diverse products in various verticals such as restaurants, aerospace, media, automotive, consumer products.

    To improve the insurance and reinsurance business activities Berkshire operates it’s business activities through 70 domestic and foreign-based insurance companies. Some of the prominent companies acquired by Berkshire to handle its operations are GEICO, Gen Re, Nedelandse Reassuranite Group (NRG), Berkshire Hathaway Assurance.

    The insurance operations of Berkshire Hathaway’s has kept its profit streak alive continuously for over 15 years. Insurance group’s 2016 revenues, however, were down 0.5% year over year to $55.7 billion. The net earnings of Berkshire Hathaway plunged 2% YOY to $5 billion in 2016.

    Berkshire has recently teamed up with Chinese property website juwai to improve the marketing wing of Warren’s real estate brokerage.

    Revenue: 223.6 $Bn

    Net Earnings: 55.7 $Bn


    Rank Methodology:

    1.The leading insurance companies in the world are considered

    2.For all these companies the latest revenues and net earnings are selected as parameters

    3.Weights are given to these parameters and the total scores are calculated to derive the final rankings.


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    Pharma companies have become a very integral part of businesses today and with the increase in demand for healthcare, they have grown significantly. Pharmaceutical companies have put in billions of dollars in fighting illnesses and cures for diseases, and are kept busy with new challenges in the field of medical science and healthcare. Some of the top pharma companies include Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Roche, Novartis etc. Here is the list of top 10 pharma companies in the world 2017 on the basis of Revenue and Growth Rate.

    Quick Glance

    Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in the World 2017 are

    1st place: Johnson and Johnson

    2nd place: Pfizer

    3rd place: Roche

    4th place: Novartis

    5th place: GSK Pharmaceuticals

    6th place: Gilead Sciences

    7th place: Merck

    8th place: Sanofi

    9th place: Bayer

    10th place: Astrazeneca

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. AstraZeneca

    AstraZeneca, British–Swedish multinational Biopharmaceutical Company and one of the leading pharms companies.


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    It has made significant contributions, including Crestor, Symbicort and Nexium. AstraZeneca has made significant contributions in the sects of Cardiovascular, Oncology, Neuroscience, respiration and Gastrointestinal.  The company has an aim of creating life changing medicines, and ever since its inception is has been striving to excel in the field of medical sciences. In 2014, it struggled hard keep itself from the takeover offers from Pfizer. Company’s revenue decrease by 7% to $23.0B. Company has a presence in more than 100 countries. It has acquired companies like MedImmune and Ardea etc. It also holds more than million patents making it one of most innovative companies. Recently FDA has approved 6 medicines of the company, which going to boost its revenue in the coming year. In the current year it had a negative growth due to brexit and economic slowdown. The company is has a huge employee base and operate over 50 countries. AstraZeneca emphasis on the research and development, company has invested a lot in this and also got the results.

    Company have many awards including the LGBT scorecard rating it 90 out of 100. This approval rate tells the employee approval rate. Company also won best place to work and best place to work for working mother award. The company has been strong supporter of donation. So it has done many philanthropically services to the poor and needy people. It has also supporting many NGOs in the same field.

    Revenues: $23.00B

    Growth rate: -7.00%


    9. Bayer

    Bayer is one of the top pharma companies and the famous ‘Aspirin’ is the product of this company.


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    Leverkusen, German based, which has more than 5000 items in its portfolio, having a motto of “Science for a better Life” and core values including integrity, flexibility, efficiency and leadership, the company has adapted to the new technologies and machineries which is helping the company to grow at this pace. Recently, Bayer has tested drones in the crop sciences and also working on it to take full utilization. Bayer was the company which patented the ‘Heroin’ trade name from the year 1898 to 1910. Company has its units in human and veterinary pharmaceuticals; they also work in customer social insurance and rural chemicals. Company has also been awarded noble prize in the field of medicine in the year 1939. Bayer has also been into the crops sciences.  The crop protection segment has been creating many vaccines in this department. The companies employee engagement has been so great that it has won many awards in the across the globe including ‘Canada’s top 100 employers’ and best place to work in Canada. Bayer is also listed in the Indian stock exchange BSE and NSE.

    Bayer’s five famous drugs include Xarelto, Eylea, Stivarga, Xofigo and Adempas. The company had a steady growth of 4.83% and Revenue of $29.34B in the year 2016. The company has made its name in this sector by its famous and innovative products. And it is one of the largest companies in Germany.

    Revenues: $29.67B

    Growth rate: 4.83%


    8. Sanofi

    Sanofi is the French based company with an immense practical experience in the field of the over the counter drugs in zones of cardiovascular, diabetes antibodies and more.


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    The company’s merger with Aventis made it one of the biggest and innovative companies to come in this list, and the famous Lantus remains the world’s blockbuster drug for the diabetes. Sanofi had a slow growth in the FY2015-16 of 0.8% but the company has huge brand name in the world market. The company revenue crossed over $33.80B in 2016. Company has a presence in over 100 countries and industrial units in more than 40 countries. It played an important role in medication of the sleeping sickness. The company is the largest in the France since 2013.

    Sanofi has invested lots in research and development of drugs. Company has huge employee base of more than 100000 in over 100 countries and has units in 38 countries. Sanofi has been playing in the emerging markets like India and china. The company has maintained a good relationship with both the consumers and the stakeholders. It won many awards and recognition in the year 2016 including Bowen Craggs Index of Online Excellence 2016, Le Revenu-2016. Sanofi has contributed a lot to field of medicine that even WHO recognised it. Current year growth was not so high but it has maintained its strong hold in Europe. The coming election of the France may affect the company and industry a lot.

    Revenues: $33.80B

    Growth rate: 0.80%


    7. Merck

    New Jersey based company which recently was in news for the innovation in the treatment of keytruda in 2014.


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    This company has a long history, it was started in the 1800s by Merck family of Germany, and this was one of the 6 drugs with got FDA endorsement at that time. Merck was a pretty old company which was started in the year 1668 by Merck family, and it is famous for the innovative work it has done in the field of medication. It is also famous for “The Merck Manuals”, top class reference books for the Doctors, medical caretakers and students. Merck having a mission of providing innovative products and services that save people around the world, it is achieving it by investing so much in Research and development. It is also into animal health products.

    The 125 year old company has truly mastered in the medicine sector. It owns thousands of patents in their name. The company’s core values also drive the innovation in them, by this the employees in the company has been satisfied and has achieved trust in the society.  Company operates in more than 140 countries with 68000 employees all across the globe.

    The company had revenue of $39.8B in the FY2016 with the growth rate of 1.06%.

    Revenues: $39.8B

    Growth rate: 1.06%


    6. Gilead Sciences

    Gilead Sciences founded in 1987 by Michael L Riordan, and now headquartered in Foster City, California.


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    Basically it is a research-based biopharmaceutical company which produces medicines in areas of unmet medical needs. Gilead sciences’ revenue in 2016 increased by huge margin of 16.57% to make revenue of $34.50B, which show the vast and successful business of the company along with having a presence in over 150 countries. Company focuses production of drugs for treatment of the HIV/AIDS, cancer and respiratory diseases. It’s famous drugs include AmBisome, Complera, Descovy, Atripla, Cayston, Genvoya, Harvoni, Odefsey, Ranexa, Sovaldi, Stribild, Truvada, Hepsera, Letairis, Vemlidy, Vitekta etc. By this we can estimate how company has focused on the research and development of the Drugs. Gilead sciences has primarily into antiviral medications like HIV, Hepatitis B, etc. The company has taken a challenge of meeting the requirements of the people.  It also aims to provide the medication irrespective of the race, location or any other factors. The company has tied up with many Non-profit organisations to reach the people. It has made a significant amount of contribution in the rural areas of Africa. With more than 8000 employees in 30 countries Gilead sciences has emphasised on the local talents and made a strong hold in many countries now. Company has many awards in the employee engagement. It has been one of the best places to work by fortune’s list. Previous year was blast for them as they attained growth of 16.57% in the economic slowdown also is one of their achievements.

    Revenues: $34.50B

    Growth rate: 16.57%


    5. GlaxoSmithKline plc

    GlaxoSmithKline plc. is well known Pharmaceutical Company based in England, which serves a global audience.


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    Founded in the year 2000, GSK made its name in the field of the consumer products like Horlicks, etc and also company has made its name by launching many products relating tumour diseases, emotional well-being and diabetes. Basically in the developing markets like India and in other European countries, it has grown significantly. The company also aims at solving the biggest challenges in the medical field. It has invested a lot in new technology to innovate things. GSK has been top in the list of global access index. GSK also has a aim of providing the sustainable and affordable medicine to the people in need no matter what their location or what their status is. The company is also funded by Melinda and gates foundation. The company is rated high in the employee engagement; in 2014 LGBT community rated 100% for corporate equality index.

    GSK is the global leader in the production of medicines related to respiratory disease.  GSK had a revenue turnover of $34.52B mainly because of the positive growth of 16.73 in the FY. The company also focused on the Ebola antibody during 2014 outbreak.  Company has been many a times praise and also there were times where it was criticized d by the many, but the brand and value it has created in the globe is enormous and healthy one.

    Revenues: $34.52B

    Growth rate: 16.73%


    4. Novartis

    Novartis is Basel, Switzerland based company, which serves customers worldwide with its products.


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    The company has practical experience in improvement of natural treatments, and has the presence in over 155 countries with the workforce of more than a million; with this Novartis has been the one of top pharma company in the Europe. The company’s revenue was $48 billion with a negative growth of 2%. Novartis’ mission statements emphasis on inventing the new ways to improve the life of the people. Novartis is one of the leading companies who is striving hard to make the lives of the people better by giving the people the lowest price for the drug. It has also created many communities and apps to better understand the disease. Novartis also help patients and their family by providing them sufficient resources to them. Company has also included many of the initiatives for the lower income people like shared value, zero profit initiatives and more. Novartis bats on integrity, transparency and environmental sustainability.  The company is also one of the most admired companies of the world by fortune’s list. Also it has won many awards like prix galian award in the year 2013, included in Dow jones sustainability world index.  It has also created a vision for 2020 and 2030 in the field of environment, the detailed list has been provided in the company website.

    Company’s main medications incorporate Gleevec for Malignancy and Gilenya for various Sclerosis.

    Revenues: $48.52B

    Growth rate: -2.00%


    3. Roche

    Roche is a Swiss based pharmaceutical and Biotechnology company with a strong global business.


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    Roche is famous for its invention in the field of symptomatic arrangements, and its main drugs include medicines like MebThera, Avastin, Herceptin and Xeloda. This company has a history of over 120 years, and still touching the lives of many people across various countries with its wide product portfolio. The company is the global leader in the cancer treatment, nearly 50 years they have worked on breast, skin and lung cancer. The company is also a leading provider of vitro diagnostics. The company claims to be investing over 9 billion Swiss francs in only research. This innovative company has touched over 100 countries and employees over 90000 people. Roche is also one of the best places to work according to many internal and external sources. Its 2016 revenue was $50.6B with growth rate of 4% acquired a huge market share compared to its competitor Novartis. Company is so innovation oriented, with their mission as “we do what patient need next”. In the United Nations, World health organisation’s list of essential medicines there are 29 medicines of Roche, this shows the innovation they have oriented in.

    Roche has entered in the health care also opening as many as centres all over world. Company recognizes the need of the health care. Company is also striving hard to make accessible their products to the needy. The company was in news recently because they are trying to tailor the pricing model so that it should be uniform pricing structure. The pricing of the products in the poor countries is kept low so that it should be accessible to them also.

    Revenues: $50.60B

    Growth rate: 4.00%


    2. Pfizer

    Pfizer, a company based in New York, USA, which has its presence spread across the world, is one of the largest pharma brands.


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    Pfizer is famous for the antibody drugs, and it has created many drugs in oncology, cardiology and immunology. Pfizer’s revenue in 2015 was 48 billion USD and in 2016 increased 8.00% to make revenue of $52.80 billion, which shows its strong presence in the pharmaceutical industry. It has a presence in over 150 countries. The company’s blockbuster drugs include Celebrex, Liptor and Viagra. Company also acquired Hospira for a whopping $17 B, which gave them more strength in generic products. Pfizer has partnered with many with many Non-profit organisations, hospitals and Government foundations to address the health care challenges. It also believes in the Innovation and healthcare delivery so it has encouraged many social entrepreneurs, scientists and local organisations.

    In 2016, it launched the campaign involving the scientists which became viral. Pfizer is always criticised of highly price but the spokespeople have defended it by saying they have optimised the cost. Pfizer remains one of the premier pharma companies, the research of the company are also leaned towards the rare diseases division. Annual report is also created by the company to report the on-going events in the medical field. Company also hold their values high and they have implemented in their day-to-day life. Company also contributes to NGO like infoaging.com, which gives knowledge of the healthier life styles and to live longer

    Revenues: S52.80B

    Growth rate: 8.00%


    1. Johnson and Johnson

    Topping the list of the pharma companies is Johnson and Johnson which has been consistently a power performer in the pharm industry.


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    J&J has engaged itself in the areas of research and development, manufacture and healthcare, and has three segments which are Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. Products related to health and wellbeing of the humans is the company’s primary focus, and it has been doing that consistently for many years globally. Its revenue in 2016 was $71.9B with growth rate being 2.57% in 2015-16. Company has named its pharma department as Janssen. Company is pioneered in the production of Hepatitis C and Joint inflammation. Company has a presence of more than 60 countries with more than 125000 employees. With this large number also it was awarded best place to work in 2013. It publishes one of the best texts on surgery known as “Modern Methods of Antiseptic Wound Treatment”.

    The company has made it strong hold due to its innovation. Company has won many awards in this category like Prix Galian Award in 2014.

    The company has more than 250 subsidiaries as of 2016. The company has acquired many. Johnson and Johnson have uniquely position to mitigate the challenging health problems. Other than this company has taken seriously about the Sustainable Development Goals2030 of UN, It has been the signing member and also it is contributing a lot in this direction. It launched at successful campaign called “donate a selfie” in which for every photo upload, J&J will donate $1 for the poor. This created a good social impact. Company has also committed to donate more than $1million for 90 cities to mitigate the Air pollution.

    Revenues: $71.9B

    Growth rate: 2.57%


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading pharma companies in the world are considered

    2. Parameters like revenues and growth rates are considered for the evaluation

    3. Revenues are given 70% and growth rates are given 30% weightages

    4. Based on these, a final score is calculated, which is used to evaluate the final ranks.


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    Ecommerce and online shopping has become a very important industry serving customers all over the world. With the increasing penetration of internet & smartphones, ecommerce has grown rapidly. From clothes, baby products, consumer electronics etc everything is not available at the click of a button and delivered to your doorstep. Some of the top ecommerce companies include Amazon, Alibaba, Otto, Walmart etc. Here is the list of the top 10 ecommerce companies in the world 2017.


    Quick Glance

    Top 10 e-Commerce companies in the world are:

    1st place: Amazon

    2nd place: Alibaba

    3rd place: Walmart

    4th place: Otto

    5th place: JD

    6th place: Priceline

    7th place: eBay

    8th place: Rakuten

    9th place: Zalando

    10th place: GroupOn

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. GroupOn

    The company was founded in 2008 by Andrew Mason and has become on the leading ecommerce brands worldwide.


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    GroupOn mainly aims at getting people together in order to reach a certain goal and its first deal was with a Motel bar. After that the business started to take a fast pace by the spread of the word, and the name was spread almost to 28 countries, which shows the strong global presence on GroupOn. It started entering the international markets like Belgium, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain etc. Its main marketing strategy is involved in making campaigns that are different and entertained the customers.

    Live off, Group awn are well known campaigns. Based out of Chicago, GroupOn provides a marketplace that connects millions of subscribers with its local merchants by providing services like travel, goods and services in more than 28 countries. In order to hold international operations, they targeted the companies that brought them best deals by purchasing the goods and services in the related geographies. They acquire such companies. They are rebranded as GroupOn, once acquired. Using the Points Platform the Team worked as an assurance contract. The deal will be available to all only when a certain number of people sign up for the offer. This reduces risk to retailers where they might be forced to give sharp discounts only to a few and struggle to sell the remaining at higher prices.

    They gained traction as there is no requirement to pay any marketing fee upfront. They survived on commission from the revenue generated which the merchants were happy to pay from their sales.

    Revenue: $ 3.1 Billion


    9. Zalando

    Headquartered in Berlin, Zalando is a well known fashion shopping portal, which has become one of the largest online shopping portals.


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    The company operates in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom, which shows its immense global presence. The company has expanded its portfolio by introducing Zalando Lounge in 2010. Zalando Lounge is especially for its registered customers. These customers receive all the emails regarding the discounted offers available from time to time. Their top brands include Diesel, Joop, Lacoste, Liebeskind, The North Face, Olymp, UGG etc. Since they work with the top brand manufacturers the goods provided by them are 100%authentic.

    The specific characteristic of the company is that it provides daily limited-time sales on the top brands by giving offer up to 80% less than the actual retail price. The promotions are available online just for a limited amount of time. So one need to grab the offer only when its available. Once sold out, customer can no more access the offer. Starting from shoes to apparels, it provides wide range of segments for both men and women. It has home ware, sports equipment, accessories, clothing etc.

    Its footprint outside Europe is non existential but the it is second to none in the areas where it operates because of the generous 90 day return policy and options such as payment after delivery, no additional costs for speedy deliveries. Unfortunate for them, the stricter rules in Europe landed Zalando in trouble for asking its employees to stand throughout their shift, impose additional security measures to protect trade secrets and adopted practices

    Revenue: $ 4.1 Billion


    8. Rakuten

    Rakuten was founded in 1997, and by 1999, It has launched its internet shopping mall.


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    It started with 6 employees and 13 merchants initially, and by 2002, It has expanded its merchants base to 6000. In order to achieve more customer relationships, it launched two services namely “pay as you go programme” and also ”Rakuten super points”, which enabled the company to win trust of partners & help their business grown rapidly. Rakuten’s key driving force is mainly innovation. In 2004, It entered the Japanese baseball which is its first sports segment entry. It finally entered into the e-book segment during 2012 by acquiring KOBO in Japan. Its spread its market place model to all the Rakuten-commerce business in the world. The mission of the company’s market place is to deliver an outstanding shopping experience. It offers a wide range of products to purchase.

    To the consumers, Rakuten.com is meant not just for a good transactional experience. Its focus is more on providing satisfaction to the consumers. They encourage merchants to share great ideas and connect with shoppers with quality products, reviews, and content to ensure long lasting relationships with customers. Every transaction on Rakuten is protected and one’s information is protected by using limited access servers, protected passwords.

    Rakuten.com servers maintain their access control by residing behind a corporate firewall, whenever applicable. Like mile high club, you can accumulate Rakuten Super Points, their own rewards program where you can save your points to redeem on the things you want for free or one can receive discount on the part of their pay of their order.

    Revenue: $ 7 Billion


    7. eBay

    Ebay was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar’s and has grown to become a leading ecommerce player globally.


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    eBay’s headquarter is located in San Jose, California, and initially the name of the eBay used is “Auction web”. Later it was changed to “Ebay” in 1997, and it was made public on 21st September, 1998, as basically it is an online trading company from person to person on internet. It is a marketplace where sellers list their items of various categories and buyers start bidding the product they like. The process is automated. It has altogether a specific business model. Ebay charges the sellers in two ways. One is based on the opening bid of the item. This is called as the Insertion fee. If the item is highlighted or made bold then there will be an extra charge.

    After the auction, a Final Value fee is charged to the sellers. Ebay also notifies its buyers and sellers if once they exceed the minimum price of the seller. Ebay got in to American markets which can be considered as the pioneer of the online marketplace idea. Their motto was to create a trading platform where anything (legal, of course!) can be bought and sold. It was a huge success that it was till five to ten years ago.

    eBay was the first place where you can get almost everything that you can get in a brick and mortar store at comparable or better prices. In short, since eBay's founding in 1995, they onboarded sellers from all over the globe and facilitated billions of transactions

    Revenue: $ 8.9 Billion


    6. Priceline

    Priceline is one of the foremost firms to make money from internet through its online travel services.


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    It is the marketplace for transport services, and they make reservations for airlines, rental cars, cruises, tourist packages & hotel bookings. Just to show how big the firm was, William Shatner who was a spokesperson for priceline sold his share of Priceline which he earned by promoting and made 600 million dollars right before the dot-com bubble burst. They started the “Name your price” model to promote online yard sales, gasoline, groceries. Under this model you both parties get a good bargain by haggling around the price and exchange goods at mutual convenience. They have ventured into promoting microfinance and money lending through “Name your rate” where you can haggle for the interest rate at which you’d want to avail the loan. If there are lenders at that price, you can avail that loan after furnishing enough security for the loan that they are going to take.

    Though they have their own marketplace model for sales of products, they never stood chance with players like Amazon, eBay where there is not much scope for bargain owing to the fact that most products sold on those platforms are new and have fixed rates(MRPs).

    They formed string network of hotels, airlines who want to work with priceline and has been working for commissions ever since. They are the parent model for ticket booking services in various countries. Examples are ctrip in China and makemytrip in India.

    Revenue: $10.7 million


    5. JD

    JD is Jingdong Mall which is shortly called as JD. Founded in 1998 and the company’s headquarter is in Beijing.


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    The company went online in January 2004, and it established a subsidiary in Shanghai in 2006 and a subsidiary in Guangzhou in 2007. It was officially named as JD in 2007 and its domain was 360buy, under which it sold e-books, CD’s and DVD’s. It launched a platform for brand owners called the “POP” platform. The company widened its market to international arena by using en.360buy.com. In 2013, its domain name was renamed as JD.com. In 2015 it launched its Russian site in order to expand globally. In June 2016, Walmart sold its Chinese E-commerce business to JD. It mainly focuses on B2C online retailers by its revenue and transaction volume.

    JD is largest ecommerce company by revenue in China. It is also a Fortune Global 500 member. GMV increased to RMB658.2 billion in 2016. They believe in providing seamless online shopping experience to their customers. Through their user friendly interface and rich content, jd.com, offers a wide selection of authentic products to shop from. Their own nationwide fulfillment infrastructure which is staffed by their own employees is a point of differentiation. There is an unmatchable last-mile delivery network, which supports both our online direct sales and online marketplace businesses.

    JD.com has over hundred thousand merchants on online marketplace and over hundred thousand employees working fulltime by the end of last year. JD is a technology-driven company and have invested heavily in developing own highly scalable proprietary technology platform

    Revenue: $ 11.6 Billion


    4. OTTO

    Otto was established by OTTO Frank who was born in Frankfurt, Germany.


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    Otto is a company that provides online shopping mainly for sports, fashion and furnishings. The product range of Otto went online for the first time in 1995, and after two years the entire product catalogue was published online, which covered an entire product line for the customers to choose from. It mainly gets its revenues from the online digital shopping portal. More than 80% of their total turnover is made by online purchases of the customers. Customers can easily look for the products they need, add them to their shopping basket and can order all of them at a time.

    In shopping category, this website has received the highest rating in the year 2012.  OTTO has the largest employment network in Europe. They provide temporary jobs for the workers in various countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Poland. Since its establishment in the Netherlands in 2000, OTTO Company offers employment on a large scale to people in their home countries. With a privately owned work force, OTTO operates in Western and Central Europe out of 50 offices. OTTO group has more than 25 subsidiaries.

    The Otto Group is being benefitted largely through its service companies from the boom in e-commerce. Whatever might be the domain for e.g. sourcing, marketing, data analysis, payment or logistics, this Otto group has the best solution to meet all requirements of retail related services with its broad portfolio.  In addition to this, the group is constantly developing new service concepts for e-commerce in their innovation forge, Liquid Labs.

    Revenue: $ 12.1 Billion


    3. Walmart

    Walmart was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, and it is an American retailing company.


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    This business is owned and controlled by a family called the Walton Family, and it operates as a large chain of Discounted stores, Hyper Markets and also Grocery stores. As of 2017 reports, it operates in 28 countries worldwide and also has 11500+ stores, and it is also operated by different names in different countries. In United States and Canada, it operates as Walmart. It operates as Best Price in India. It operates as Seiyu Group in Japan. Sam’s club warehouses were also owned by Walmart.

    It has the largest private employer base which is 2.3 million.  Walmart entered with a motto to revolutionize retail shopping experience, whether the customer is online, in a store or on a mobile device. Starting in US, Walmart is looking to make foreign direct investments or collaborations in other countries like Japan, India, China and other developing countries. Though it has tough competition from smaller vendor stores and Target they seem to make leaps towards to boundless revenues.

    In 2000, Walmart.com was founded, allowing U.S. customers to shop online. Walmart is known for its social commitments, goals to create zero waste, environmental sustainability, using renewable energy for utilities and sell products that doesn’t pollute environment. Under Rob Walton’s leadership, as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Walmart has garnered the image of True American Company having worked for increasing minimum wages of workers, committing to purchase finished goods USA domestic shops.

    Revenue: $ 13 Billion


    2. Alibaba

    This Company was found in 1999 in China and Jack Ma was the founder of this company.


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    It was initially lead by only 18 people, providing B2B and B2C services Alibaba takes the 2nd spot on the top ecommerce companies in the world list. Starting from selling goods that were produced by local people to international markets it have risen to a place where it has become global leader in online marketing. It generates merchandise in large volumes that dominates Amazon and Ebay. It provides services like a search engine for hopping, data centric cloud computing servies and also electronic payment services.

    It also has 63% of online commercial trade in China. They provide infrastructural and technological products to merchants, brands, other businesses, small industries. They have their businesses expanding into core commerce, Digital media, Entertainment, Cloud computing. They also provide logistics support to local services sectors. Providing a platform to share social interactions among its consumers and merchants it is renowned as one big reason for flourishing small businesses houses in China.

    It started expanding into the markets by always showing an increase in revenue by 3 digit percent every year. Two Alibaba’s portals have recorded a sales of 1.1 trillion Yuan in 2012. By 2014 the value of its assets has reached 231 US billion dollars. By 2016, it surpassed Walmart. It also encouraged the uppliers from various other countries but mainly concentrated in the suppliers from China. In order to achieve sustainability in long run, Business models and systems are built which lasts.

    Revenue: $ 15.6 Billion


    1. Amazon

    Started in the garage of Jeff Bezos in 1994, the company has come a long way since.


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    It has been initially called by the name of “Cadabra”, which was later changed to “Amazon”, and its name has altogether a great sense meaning “exotic and different”. Even if we observe the logo, it has an arrow joining A and Z in the name, which means that they provide all the products from A to Z. Today it stands at the helm of the ecommerce world with highest revenues. It is the first largest company to sell consumer goods and services. It initially started by selling e-books online. It is a Customer centric company. It even defined itself as “customer-obsessed”.

    The company believes in the fact that if they do not listen to their employees, they fail. It also believes in the ownership of its team. Sales soared in the past few years and this put Jeff right behind Bill gates as the world’s second most richest man according to Forbes 2016 list.

    Their portfolio carries nothing short of a one stop shop to everything ranging from books, DVDs, video downloads/streaming, software, games, electronics, apparel, furniture, toys, and other accessories. Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo such consumer electronics are also produced by the company. It also offer its products through international shipping to different countries.  Recently Amazon has announced plans to build curb side pickup locations and reduce the logistics effort and scheduling ordeal. This facility is planned to get accessible to public in 2017.

    Revenue: $ 136 Billion


    Rank methodology:

    1. The leading ecommerce and online shopping portals are considered.

    2. Based on their latest revenues, the final rank is evaluated.


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    Banks have been an important foundation of civilization since a long time. They have not only acted as safe havens for people's money, but have also been the backbone of companies and manufacturing industries. With growing businesses, startups and globalization, the importance of banks has increased manifold as well. In the recent years, its has been seen that Chinese and American banks have dominated the banking industry. Some of the top banks in the world include names like ICBC, China Construction Bank, JP Morgan, Agricultural Bank of China etc. Here is the list of the top 10 banks in the world 2017.


    Quick Glance

    Top 10 Banks in the world 2017 are

    1st place: ICBC

    2nd place: China Construction Bank

    3rd place: JP Morgan

    4th place: Agricultural Bank of China

    5th place: Bank of China

    6th place: Wells Fargo

    7th place: Bank of America

    8th place: Citigroup

    9th place: ING Bank

    10th place: HSBC

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. HSBC Holdings

    The name HSBC is derived from the initials of the “Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation”, the predecessor of HSBC Holdings.


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    This British multinational bank was founded by Thomas Sutherland, and is headquartered in London and the firm considers both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong to be its home markets. The origins of HSBC Holdings can be traced back to the establishment of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Company in 1865. The firm was founded in Hong Kong. Its second branch in Shanghai opened just a month after its inception in Hong Kong. The cooperative consisted of members of the German, American, Indian and Scandinavian merchant houses. The bank opened its first London office in 1866.

    By 1880, the bank had become the banker to the government, and had also acquired the Treasury Chest business for China and Japan. Subsequent years saw the firm expand across Europe and America, with branches being opened in San Francisco in 1875, New York in 1880, Lyons in 1881, and Hamburg in 1889 respectively. It was the first foreign bank to open branches in each of these cities. The bank began rapid expansion in the 1900s, with branches being opened in Philippines, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore etc. The bank also became the first to print Thailand’s bank notes. The firm established the Wayfoong Consumer Financing Group in 1960, and Wardley, the merchant bank subsidiary was formed in 1972, while Buffalo, New York's Marine Midland Bank, was acquired by the bank in 1980. HSBC Holdings PLC was subsequently created in 1991, as the holding company of the bank.

    The focus on acquisition continued as the firm continued acquiring companies, such as Midland Bank, the British giant in 1992, Crédit Commercial de France (CCF) in 2000, Mexico's Grupo Financiero Bital in 2002, and Bank of Bermuda as well as Marks & Spencer's financial services division in 2004. Currently, the firm employs over 2,35,000 employees and is headed by Stuart Gulliver, the CEO of HSBC Holdings.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 18.07

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 6.15

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 2374.99


    9. ING Bank

    Headquartered in Amsterdam, ING Bank is a Dutch bank specializing in asset management, insurance services, commercial banking and investment banking.


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    It is a member of the Inter Alpha Group of Banks, a co-operative consortium of 11 prominent European banks, and the firm has been included in the list of Global Systemically important banks since 2012. ING Bank traces its roots to two major organizations – the Fire insurance company of the Netherlands and the Nederlandsche Middenstands Bank (NMB). The Fire insurance company of the Netherlands was established in 1845, and was the first Dutch insurance company to establish branches outside of the Netherlands. The company soon changed its name to De Nederlanden van 1845. In 1863, the National Life Insurance Bank was founded with its headquarters in Rotterdam. Both companies made a series of acquisitions before finally merging in 1963. The resulting organization would be known as Nationale-Nederlanden, which itself grew rapidly over the subsequent decades by making numerous acquisitions.

    In 1881, the Dutch government created a postal savings system with the aim of encouraging workers to develop the habit of saving. By 1921, services such as Postcheque and Girodienst were added to the same organization. After restructuring happening in 1927, this organization came to be called the Nederlandsche Middenstands Bank (NMB). It started focussing on retail banking henceforth. In 1991, the above mentioned firms finally merged into what is now the ING Group. The ING Group also made many acquisitions in its journey to its present stature, such as the acquisitions of Parcom(1994), wellington(1995), Bank Mendes Gans(1997), Clarion and the Belgian bank BBL (1998), Aetna(2000)  and Allianc of Canada(2004). Currently, the firm is present in 21 countries worldwide, and employs over 84,000 employees. The current CEO of the group is Ralph Hamers.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 48.2

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 19

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 921



    8. Citigroup Inc

    Headquartered in the city of New York, Citigroup is one of the 24 primary dealers of United States Treasury securities.


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    The company is a leader in the fields of investment banking and other such financial services, and it was formed in 1998, with the merger of Citicorp and Travellers Group. It was a $140 billion deal between Citicorp, a multinational banking corporation with branches in over 100 countries, and Travelers Group, a firm specializing in credit services, consumer finance, brokerage and insurance. The City Bank of New York, predecessor of Citicorp, was founded in 1812, with Samuel Osgood being elected the first President of the group. The company’s name was soon changed into The National City Bank of New York, in 1865. The firm grew rapidly in these initial years, and by 1895, it had become the largest bank in USA. Citicorp became the first American bank to open an overseas branch in 1913, with a branch being opened in Buenos Aires. The firm also became the first bank ever to offer compound interest on savings in 1921. A host of other initiatives were also taken, with Citicorp becoming the first bank to offer unsecured personal loans and customer checking accounts, in 1928 and 1936 respectively. 1929 witnessed Citicorp becoming the largest commercial bank in the USA, a couple of years after it purchased the International Banking Corporation. Citicorp launched what would later be known as the Mastercard in the year 1967. The card became popular among the masses as the “Everything Card”.

    The firm was officially renamed as Citibank in 1976, and it simultaneously launched “Citicards” to enable its customers to use ATMs round the clock. The Citigroup was officially created in 1998, following the merger of Citibank and Travellers Group. In 2009, the firm decided to create two distinct business units – Citicorp and Citi Holding; where the former would handle the retail and institutional client business and the latter would specialize in brokerage and asset management. The current CEO of the company is Michael Corbat, and the firm currently serves over 200 million customer accounts, spread over 160 countries. Citigroup currently employs over 230,000 employees.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 69.9

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 14.9

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 1792


    7. Bank of America

    Bank of America, the pioneer of the branch banking system, was founded by Amadeo Peter Giannini as early as 1904.


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    It was originally formed to serve the interests of immigrants settling in the USA, after pre-existing banks declined to provide their services to them. In 1904, Giannini founded the Bank of Italy, which is considered to be the earliest predecessor of Bank of America. Giannini procured funds from numerous investors, and although he didn’t hold a dominant share of ownership, his policy of not allowing any shareholder possess more than 100 shares at a time allowed him to effectively rule over the bank. Under his able leadership the bank grew rapidly, with assets growing from $6.5 million to $157 million from 1910 to 1920. Giannina soon established three separate state banks, and in 1927 consolidated all four of his banks into the Bank of America of California. In 1928 Transamerica, a holding company, was established so as to help Bank of America achieve its goal of branch banking. After 1929, the firm made a series of acquisitions, including the acquisition of Blair and Company, which enabled it to become the 4th largest bank in USA by 1936. The period between 1959 and 1961 witnessed the bank introduce a string of new initiatives, such as computerized record keeping, student loan schemes, employee loan and deposit plan, and the introduction of the predecessor of today’s VISA, the BankAmeriCard.

    In 1968, the holding company BankAmerica Corporation was formed, and Bank of America also became the world’s largest bank. The company was also the first to sign a contract racial equality in hiring, and also has been a long standing supporter of minorities, with over 10% of the workforce accounting for women. The 1990s saw the company making a string of acquisitions, including companies like Sunbelt Federal Savings, Woodburn State Bank and rival Pacific Corporation as well. Domestic expansion was also carried out simultaneously. In 1997, Nations Bank took over Bank of America; however, owing to superior brand equity of Bank of America, the organization was named the Bank of America Corporation. Subsequent years saw the company make significant acquisitions, such as the acquisition of LaSalle Bank Corporation, Countrywide Financial, MBNA and Merril Lynch as well. Presently the company employs over 200,000 employees and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The current CEO of the company is Brian T. Moynihan.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 83.7

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 17.91

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 2187.7


    6. Wells Fargo

    Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo Bank is a community based nation-wide financial services and bank holding company, headquartered in San Francisco, California.


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    Although the bank offers services such as banking, mortgage, insurance, commercial financing etc to its customers, its major operating segments are Wholesale Banking, Community Banking and Wealth Brokerage and Retirement. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo in the year 1952. It was initially named the Wells Fargo and Company, and its major operations included buying and selling gold and bank drafts, as well as the rapid delivery of gold and other valuables. The opening of the firm was timed to perfection, right in the middle of the Gold Rush in San Francisco. In 1858, the firm helped start the Overland Mail Company, also known as the Butterfield Line. The company took over the operation of the Pony Express in 1861, and in 1866, it combined all major western stage lines into a single entity. By 1888, Well Fargo had become America’s first nationwide express company, and its agents had started offering basic financial services such as money orders and fund transfers.

    Wells Fargo & Co's Bank officially separated from Wells Fargo and Co Express in 1905 and served as a commercial bank right upto 1920. In 1918, the federal government took over the express network, leaving Wells Fargo with just a single bank in San Francisco. The firm however, had grown its client base in industries such as agriculture, automobiles, aerospace etc. The firm expanded in the subsequent years and soon came to be known as “The Bankers Bank”.  In the 1960s, it became North California’s regional bank, and by the 1980s it became a state wide bank, and launched its online services. The firm expanded into the Midwestern and Eastern states by the 1990s. Currently, the firm employs over2,68,000 employees, and the CEO of the firm is Timothy Sloan.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 88.27

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 21.94

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 1930.11


    5. Bank of China

    Bank of China is one the big four banks of China, with the Chinese government owning close to 70% of the bank.


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    It was established in 1912, and up until 1949 it served as China’s Central Bank, specialized International Trade Bank and International Bank. In 1949, owing to its vast experience in international trade, Bank of China became wholly responsible for managing China’s foreign exchange operations. In the same year, it started offering services such as overseas fund transfer, international trade settlement and other non-trade foreign exchange services.

    The bank became a wholly state owned commercial bank in 1994, and was incorporated in the year 2004. Bank of China went public when it went for an IPO in 2006. It was the first Chinese bank to achieve dual market listing when it was listed in both the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the same year. 2014 witnessed the bank being designated a Global Systemically Important Bank, the only one from emerging markets for the 4th year in a row. Bank of China has an extensive network of branches, which serves over 41 different countries. Some noteworthy subsidiaries of the bank include BOC International Holdings Limited, Bank of China Group Insurance Company Limited, Bank of China Insurance Company Limited, Bank of China Investment Management etc. The major competitors of the firm are China Construction Bank Corporation, Agricultural Bank of China and ICBC Ltd. The bank is headquartered in Beijing and the current CEO of the company is Chen Siqing.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 70.42

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 26.69

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 2631.53


    4. Agricultural Bank of China

    The Agricultural Bank of China was founded by Mao Zedong in the year 1951, with the intention of working for the welfare of the rural peasants of China.


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    Today, it mainly operates in the Personal Banking, Treasury Operations and Corporate Banking segments. The bank is headquartered in Beijing and currently has over 24,000 branches across China, Sydney, New York, Tokyo and London, among others, serving close to 3 million corporate customers and 320 million retail customers. The Agricultural Bank of China has a history of being formed and dissolved multiple times. The Agricultural Cooperation Bank, which is widely recognized as the earliest predecessor of the Agricultural Bank of China was formed in 1951. This firm was formed as a result of a merger of the Farmers Bank of China and the Cooperation Bank.

    In 1955, the first bank nearing the name of Agricultural Bank of China was formed, but was soon merged with the central bank in 1957. 1963 saw another agricultural bank being formed, which also merged with the central bank just two years later in 1965. The present day company of Agricultural Bank of China was formed in 1979, after being restructured into the Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. 2010 witnessed the bank going for an IPO in the Shanghai stock exchange as well as the Hong Kong stock exchange.  The IPO initially raised $19 billion, but once the Hong Kong and Shanghai over-allotment was completed, the final figure stood at $22.1 billion, making it the biggest IPO of the time, surpassing the ICBC narrowly.

    The Agricultural Bank of China has transitioned over the years from a state-owned specialized bank to wholly state-owned commercial bank, and finally to a  state-controlled commercial bank. The firm has often faced financial trouble, with net nonperforming loans standing at almost 3% of total assets, but has always found ways to keep disaster at bay. The current President of the company, which employs over 5,00,000 employees, is Mr. Huan Zhao.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 73.97

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 26.69

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 2837.6



    3. J P Morgan


    JP Morgan and Co. was founded by John Pierpont Morgan and has a rich history of over 200 years in the fields of commercial banking, asset management and investment banking.


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    Presently, the company is a collection of many firms that were merged over a period of time to form what is now JP Morgan and Chase Co. The earliest predecessor of the firm, the Manhattan Company was constituted way back in 1799, and 1824 and 1884 saw two more famous predecessors, the Chemical Bank and the Waterbury Bank respectively, being established. 1871 witnessed JP Morgan in collaboration with Anthony Drexel forming a private merchant banking partnership, Drexel Morgan and Company. Upon Drexel’s death in 1895, Morgan became the senior partner and renamed the company as JP Morgan and Company. The following decade saw the company accomplishing some major feats.

    In 1896, the firm financed the purchase of the New York Times, while in 1901 the firm enabled the merger of the Federal Steel Company and the Carnegie Steel Company. As a testament to the success of the company, a new term, “Morganization”, was also coined to describe the process of buying smaller struggling companies, merging them and cutting costs so as to improve their market standing. 1906 saw the company playing a major role in the creation of AT&T, GE and also in averting a major financial disaster. In 1915, the company arranged the biggest foreign loan of the time, an Anglo-French loan amounting to $500 million.

    In 1955, Chase Bank merged with the Manhattan Company and within the next decade opened a branch in Moscow. In 1989, the company featured in Fortune’s list of 50 best companies for minorities, and was a leading employer of women. In 2000, the company merged with the Chase Manhattan Corp. to become the JP Morgan and Chase Co. 2004 and 2008 respectively saw the firm merge with Bank One, and acquire the Bear Sterns Co. Inc. The company entered into a joint venture with Cazenove in the year 2010. The company is headquarterd in New York and currently employs more than 26,000 employees.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 95.67

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 24.73

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 2490.97



    2. China Construction Bank


    China Construction Bank Corp was founded in the year 1954, by the government of China, so as to create a bank that would be able to fund the various construction and infrastructure projects being undertaken by it.


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    The bank was originally named the People's Construction Bank of China, and has its headquarters in Beijing, China. The China Construction Bank largely served the very same purpose right up until 1979, and this year however saw the bank start taking deposits and also lending to customers, and hence became a State-owned Special bank in the process. The next decade witnessed the firm taking some firm steps towards modernization, with the establishment of the currency exchange division as well as starting up its international financing operations in 1986, while in 1989 the bank introduced its first credit card to its customers.

    The 1990s saw the firm focusing on its expansion plans. The bank became a completely full-fledged commercial bank in 1994, and changed its name from “People's Construction Bank of China” to China Construction Bank Corp. The China Cinda Asset Management Corporation was created in the year 1999, which was meant to be a state owned bad bank so that China Construction Bank could safely dispose of its NPAs. The firm was officially reincorporated as a shareholding bank in 2004, with companies such as China Jianyin Investment Limited, Shanghai Bao Steel Co. etc purchasing shares in China Construction Bank. Bank of America also invested $3 billion in acquiring 8.7% stock of China Construction Bank.

    The bank finally went public in 2005 in what would turn out to be the largest IPO of China, and also acquired Bank of America’s Asian wing in 2006. At present, the firm employs as many as 2,75,000 employees and has over 14000 branches. The major subsidiaries of the bank are Jian Sing Bank Limited and CCB Principal Asset Management Co. Ltd. The current Chairman and Executive Director of the bank is Mr. Hongzhang Wang.

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 81.18

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 33.7

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 2854.6



    1. ICBC


    Headquartered in the Xicheng District of Beijing, China, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China emerges at the forefront of the list of top banks in the world.


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    The bank was founded on January 1st, 1984, and after building a firm base within China, ICBC began expanding outside of the country. 1999 witnessed the bank opening its first European branch at Luxembourg, which would also become the European headquarters in the year 2011. Simultaneously, branches were also opened in many European cities such as Brussles, Paris and Amsterdam etc. 2005 saw corporate giants such as Goldman Sachs, Dresdner Bank and American Express making huge investments in ICBC, as a precursor to the IPO that was being planned in the same year. Soon after, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China went public in what was to be the world’s largest IPO at the time, with the IPO attracting US $21.9 billion.

    In 2008, ICBC became the second Chinese bank to establish its operation in the USA, with a branch being set up in Ney York City. 2011 saw ICBC further expanding its reach across Spain and Pakistan, with one branch being established in Madrid and two in Pakistan. The following year, it acquired 80% shares of the Standard Bank of Argentina as well. ICBC became to establish operations in the Middle East, with a branch being established in Turkey in 2013. In 2015, the bank acquired Turkey's Tekstil Bank, which soon came to be known as ICBC Turkey.

    At present, ICBC serves 5784 corporate customers and 530 million personal customers, and employs 4,66,346 employees. The bank has 4 major subsidiaries – ICBC Turkey, ICBC China, ICBC Canada and ICBC Macau. The current Chairman and Executive Director of the firm is Mr.Yi Huiman

    Revenue (in Billion of USD): 93.05

    Net Profit (in Billion of USD): 40.47

    Assets (in Billion of USD): 3500


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading 20 banks of the world are shortlisted

    2. Parameters like revenues, net profits and assets are taken for the analysis

    3. Weightages of 40%, 20% and 40% are given to revenues, profits and assets respectively

    4. A total score is calculated based on which the largest 10 banks are ranked


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    Sports companies have become massive businesses owing to their huge presence across countries and high brand loyalty. Customers worldwide seek the latest in sports equipment, trendiest sportswear and hence, the market for these sports companies is massive. These Sports or Sportswear companies spend aggressively on marketing and sponsorship, and thus have a tremendous popularity appeal and brand presence. The top sports brands include companies like Nike, Adidas, Underarmour, Puma etc. Here is the list of the top 10 sports brands of the world 2017.


    Quick Glance

    Top Sports Brands in the World 2017 are:

    1st place: Nike

    2nd place: Adidas

    3rd place: DKS

    4th place: Underarmour

    5th place: Puma

    6th place: Skechers

    7th place: Asics

    8th place: Columbia Sportswear

    9th place: Northface

    10th place: Converse

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Converse

    Founded by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908, Converse is an American MNC that manufactures apparel, skating shoes and lifestyle brand footwear.


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    Converse has been acquired by Nike in 2003 but still retains its brand because of its strong brand presence. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachussets, United States and currently headed by Jim Calhoun, CEO and President of Converse. The features that distinguish Converse are the All Star’s rubber sole, smooth rounded top, and wrap-around strip. Converse All Stars, also known as Chuck Taylor All-Stars, are casual shoes developed by Converse which has remained largely unchanged since its introduction in 1949.

    The most widely recognized shoes are made from cotton canvas. The company sells sportswear in over 160 countries.

    Revenue(in million USD):2000


    9. Northface


    It was founded in 1966 by two hiking enthusiasts who resolved to follow their passions as a small mountaineering retail store.


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    Northface is now a leading American outdoor product company, and it is founded by Douglas Tompkins and Susie Tompkins. It is headquartered in Alameda, California, United States, and serves customers worldwide, especially focused on outdoor equipment and goods. The product line of the company includes outerwear, fleece, coats, shirts, footwear and equipment such as backpacks, tents and sleeping bags.

    The company sponsors professional athletes from the worlds of running, climbing, skiing and snowboarding. Climbers like Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin; Endurance runners like Dylan Bowman and Rory Bosio; Skiers like Tatum Monod and Johnny Collinson; Snowboarders like Kaitlyn Farrington and Blake Paul are some of the athletes associated with Northface. The name Northface was chosen as north face of the mountain in northern hemisphere is the coldest and most formidable route to climb. The motto of the company is “Never Stop Exploring” and the logo of the company is quarter-circle, evokes Half Dome, a massive granitic monolith in Yosemite National Park.

    The North Face is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation which also holds JanSport. Distribution channels of Northface include department stores and outdoor retailers, 55 retail and 20 outlet locations in United States, 4 retail and 2 outlet locations in Canada and 19 locations in United Kingdom. Recently, Northface celebrated 50th anniversary with launch of a new global brand campaign “Question Madness” – examines individual motives for exploration and the gratification that comes from pushing norms and boundaries.

    Revenue(in million USD):2371


    8. Columbia Sportswear

    Columbia Sportswear Company was founded in 1938 by Paul and Marie Lamfrom who fled from Germany and purchased a Portland hat distributorship.


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    Then they became Columbia Hat Company, named after the nearby Columbia River. Frustrated over suppliers, the family started to manufacture their own products and renamed themselves as Columbia Sportswear Company in 1960. Headquartered in Washington, Oregon, United States, the company is presently headed by Gert Boyle. The company manufactures and distributes outerwear and sportswear. The product line also includes footwear, headgear, camping equipment, skiwear and outerwear accessories.

    Columbia became publicly traded in 1998 and listed as COLM in NASDAQ. The logo of the company is a resemblance of swastika. But the logo is not inspired by the Nazi symbol considering the fact that the company was founded by German Jews who fled Nazi Germany.

    The company acquired footwear maker Sorel Corporation, Mountain Hardwear, Pacific Trail and Montrail brands. Recently Columbia Sportswear was announced as Manchester United’s first official outdoor apparel partner. Manchester united is excited to bring the fans an exciting range of club branded products that is a new way of expressing their support for the club.

    Columbia works with independent manufacturing partners that make their products in over 15 different countries and makes sure that sustainable manufacturing practices are applied. They are committed to assuring that partners with whom they do business share the same set of values. Past December, Columbia Sportswear was featured globally on CNBC in a short film about HERproject that highlights the need for health education for female factory workers in developing countries.

    Revenue(in million USD):2377


    7. Asics

    Founded in 1949 by Kihachiro Onitsuka, ASICS is a Japanese MNC that produces footwear and sports equipment. It is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.


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    ASICS, the name is derived from a Latin phrase which means “A Sound Mind in A Sound Body”. The product line of ASICS includes Athletic shoes, Apparel and Sports equipment, and the brand serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Sports shoes are the major contributor to the revenue with 60% share followed by 24% share from sportswear and 10% from sports equipment. ASICS has acquired Haglofs, an outdoor equipment brand in 2010.

    ASICS has sponsorship deal with various sports that include Football, Baseball, Cricket, Hockey, Golf, Handball, Netball, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis and Volley ball. It has been endorsed by various athletes in the sports mentioned. It is also official sponsor for the supply of kits.

    Nike, the leading brand of sportswear was originally founded to sell Onitsuka Tiger shoes in US. ASICS has been recently awarded the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR, which signifies that it has met the strict energy efficient performance set by EPA. ASICS became the new top sports brand sponsor after the agreement made with IAAF( International Association of Athletic Federations ) to provide footwear and apparel to officials and volunteers at all World Series events in 2017.

    Revenue(in million USD):3540


    6. Skechers

    Skechers is an American footwear and apparel company founded in 1992.


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    The company was founded by Robert Greenberg as utility-style boots and skate shoes, and later it diversified into athletic and casual styles for men, women and children as well as performance shoes. Skechers is now the second largest athletic footwear brand in the United States. It is headquartered at Manhattan Beach, California, United States. Robert Greenberg is the preseny CEO of the company and Michael Greenberg is the Chairman. It is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SKX. The company offers footwear under categories lifestyle division and performance footwear. The company also offers branded apparel, bags, eye wear and more.

    Skechers uses celebrity driven advertising with the likes of Meghan Trainor, Rob Lowe, Kelly Brook, Brooke-Burke-Charvet, Jeo Montana, Sugar Ray Leonard, Howie Long, Meb Keflezighi, Kara Coucher, Matt Kuchar, Brooke Henderson, Wesley Bryan, Billy Andrade, Belen Mozo, Ashlan Ramsey and Colin Montgomerie – each one of them endorsing the brand in their fields.

    Skechers products are available in more than 160 countries. Skechers announced first billion dollar plus quarter which was recorded in the first quarter of 2017.

    Revenue(in million USD):3560


    5. Puma

    Puma is one of the leading sportswear and goods company, which serves customers worldwide.


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    Founded in 1948, by Rudolf Dassler, Puma has been formed as the existing business assets of “Gebruder Dassler Schuhfabrik” are divided between two brothers Rudolf Dassler and Adolf Dassler (Founder of Adidas). It was registered as Ruda originally, but later changed to Puma. Puma is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The product line of Puma includes footwear, apparel and accessories, sportswear and sports equipment.

    Bjorn Gulden is the present CEO of the company. ATOM was the first football boot launched by Puma in 1948. In 1952, it developed SUPER ATOM, the world’s first boot with screw-in studs. The logo of Puma is a jumping cat. It is one of the most famous trademarks in the world especially in the footwear market. The logo appears in apparel and bags segment along with the shoe segment.

    Cobra Golf is a subsidiary of Puma. The sports that Puma is associated with include Football, Running, Training and Fitness, Golf and Motorsports. International footballers are sporting football boots from Puma like Antoine Griezmann, Marco Verratti, Marco Reus and Oliver Giroud. Rihanna and Kylie Jenner are the fashion icons whom Puma endorses to support its women’s business. Usian bolt, the world’s fastest man is also under contract with Puma. Puma is also world’s first company to put a value on it environmental impact based on an article published in Guardian in 2011. The recent news article tells that Puma is typing up with ShopX- Digital offline platform that would help Puma to scale up its business in Tier-II footwear markets.

    Revenue(in million USD):3941


    4. Underarmour

    Underarmour was founded in 1996 by Kelvin Plank, and is one of the leading sports companies worldwide.


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    It manufactures footwear, clothing, sports equipment and accessories, and they forayed into footwear segment in 2006. The logo of underarmour is very simplistic design formed by combining “U” in “Under” with “A” in “Armour”. It is a symbol of speed, strength and athleticism. Underarmour was built on moisture-wicking design initially to keep the clothes dry while playing sports. It is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland,U.S and Kelvin Plan is the present CEO of the company.

    The product line of Underarmour includes athletic shoes, t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, pants, leggings, shorts and accessories. Revenue of underarmour in 2016 was  4285 million USD and registered a 8.13% growth over 2015. Its brand value is $1,000,000,000 seventh among the top 10 sports brands published by Forbes. Its apparel segment is the major contributor to sales registering approximately 70% followed by footwear at 20% and accessories at 10%.

    Recent trends show that the footwear segment of Under Armour is growing in much faster pace than its apparel business. Underarmour had been in news for Kelvin Plank’s praise for President Donald Trump which alienated top athletes like Stephen Curry and Dwayne Johnson. The company markets its products by signing sponsorship agreement with celebrity athletes and through product placements.

    Revenue(in million USD): 4800


    3. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS)

    Founded in 1948 by Richard Stack, DKS is a leading Omni-channel sporting goods retailer.


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    It offers and extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. Edward Stack is the current CEO of the company, and it is headquartered in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States. The product line offered include Sporting goods, Athletic apparel, Outerwear, Sportswear, Athletic Shoes, Casual footwear, boots, Fitness Equipment , Bicycles and Outdoor equipment.

    The most common version of logo includes a golf ball, baseball, soccer ball and basketball, in that order. Major acquisitions of DKS include Galyan’s Sports and Outdoor adventure in 2004, Golf Galaxy and Chick’s Sporting Goods in 2007. Galyan’s is an Indiana based sporting chain specialty retailer that offers a broad range of products. Golf Galaxy is a golf specialty retailer and Chick’s Sporting Goods a privately held corporation with over 15 stores. Other acquisitions include Golfsmith, Affinity Sports, Field & Stream, and Golfworks to name a few.

    The company operated more than 675 Sporting Goods stores locations as on 28th January 2017. Recently, the company sponsored for Pittsburg marathon that happened during May 5-7, 2017. The company sponsors a number of sporting events and was official sponsor of the USA Team at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Revenue(in million USD): 7921


    2. Adidas

    Formerly called Dassler Schuhfabrik, Adidas was founded by Adolf Dassler and Rudolf Dassler in 1924.


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    In 1949 it was stylized as Adidas after a rift between Adolf Dassler and Rudolf Dassler, who later went on to establish Puma. Adidas is a German MNC headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, and designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. Kasper Rorsted is the present CEO of the company. The company’s products typically feature three parallel bars and the same motif can be seen in the company’s official logo. The logo was acquired from the athletic footwear brand, Karhu Sports, for two bottles of whiskey. The logo has changed from The Three Stripes in the early days to The Trefoil and to the latest one The Three Bars as they call.

    The subsidiaries of Adidas include sports giants like Reebok, Runtastic and Ashworth. With brand value of $5,000,000,000, Adidas is the second most valued sportswear brands in the world as per the report published by Forbes. Adidas is a major supplier of team kit to international football teams and clubs. The sports that Adidas is associated with include Football, Cricket, Base Ball, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby, Running, Skate boarding, Tennis and Kabaddi.

    The recent Parley versions of Adidas shoes show the company’s commitment to sustainable initiatives. Parley turns ocean plastic waste into thread that is woven into running shoes and each shoe uses an average of 11 plastic bottles per pair. Adidas’s most memorable marketing campaigns include “Impossible is nothing”, “Adidas is all in” and “Believe in 5ive”.

    Revenue(in million USD): 20960


    1. Nike

    Nike is easily one of the biggest sports brands and its “Swoosh” tick mark logo is most recognizable.


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    Founded as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, Nike is an American MNC that is into designing, development, manufacturing and marketing of sportswear and sports equipment. The company became Nike officially on May 30, 1971 and logo “Swoosh” – one of the most recognizable logos was also adapted by Nike in the same year. Nike is the Greek goddess of victory and the company takes the name from there. The tagline “Just Do It” was introduced in 1988 and the slogan was inspired by “Let’s do it”, the last words spoken by Gary Gilmore before he was executed. The Swoosh logo and the tagline have been the face of the company and make up the core of Nike’s brand.

    The product categories of Nike include Athletic footwear and apparel, sports equipment, and other athletic and recreational products. The company is presently headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. Mark Parker is the present CEO of the company. Nike is the most valued sports brand in the world published by Forbes with a brand value of $15,000,000,000. The company’s acquisitions include several apparel and footwear companies like Cole Haan, Bauer Hockey, Hurley International, Converse, Started and Umbro to name a few. The company began divesting some of its subsidiaries and presently owns Converse and Hurley International.

    Nike promotes their products by roping in top athletes in various sports and also sponsoring official kits to the national teams in football and cricket. Some of the athletes who were sponsored include Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Neymar, Drogba and Rooney.

    Revenue(in million USD): 32376


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading sports companies are considered

    2. Based on the revenues, the top companies are ranked


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    The Indian automobile sector has consistently shown an upward trend, and continues to do so. With the opening up of global economies, a lot of international players forayed in the Indian car segment as India is a lucrative market for sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs. Apart from international players, some of the top Indian car manufacturers have catered to Indian as well as global audience. The top car companies in India include names like Maruti, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors etc. Here is the list of the top 10 car companies in India 2017.


    Quick Glance

    1st place: Maruti Suzuki

    2nd place: Hyundai Motor India

    3rd place: Mahindra and Mahindra

    4th place: Tata Motors

    5th place: Honda

    6th place: Toyota

    7th place: Renault India Pvt. Ltd.

    8th place: Ford

    9th place: Nissan Motor India

    10th place: Volkswagen

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Volkswagen

    Volkswagen, a German automobile company, is known worldwide for their up-class German engineering and the European class that adorns all their car models.


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    Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd is a division and a branch of the Volkswagen Group India, which entered India in the year 2007 Some of its famous models here in India are Jetta, Vento, Beetle and Polo. With a vast distribution network of around 119 showrooms spread across 101 Indian cities, it is headquartered at Chakan in Pune, Maharashtra, also where their state of the art manufacturing plant is also located. The Volkswagen Group in India is presented by 5 large automobile brands of the world – SKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini and 1 motorcycle brand – Ducati. Highest sales by volume is of the Volkswagen in the group, which represents both, high class premium segment cars as well as high volume compact and affordable models, but each car manufactured by them is convincingly worthy of its place on the roads. With Polo and Jetta being the maximum selling car models in India, they are the kings of the roads because of their award winning TSI engine which has won “International Engine of the Year” for 8 times in a row. Their engines are known for their low fuel consumption, being environment friendly and giving out lesser emissions.

    Lately Volkswagen was enrobed in an emission scandal where its vehicles were convicted of emitting more air pollution than the permitted levels, which did hit their market share but soon they coped up and gracefully came out of this controversy. The TDI engine badge that adorns this company tells of a powerful R&D arm that this company can boast of. With many modern German technologies like Auto Hold, electric sunroof, coming home leaving home lights, 12 way adjustable seat with memory, steering mounted audio control,  best transmission and air conditioning system, Volkswagen cars make their concept of Intelligent Mobility a reality. With safety features like Anti theft sensor and interior surveillance monitor, ABS and Airbags, their cars are not only modern but also the safest cars in the world. All its plants are vertically integrated, which have a local manufacturing or atleast and an assembly plant in each country to save additional costs borne in transportation and exports.  It does a whole lot of CSR activities in India and promotes sustainability by manufacturing safe, environment friendly and highest quality products.

    Number of cars sold: 48820

    Market Share: 1.63%


    9. Nissan

    Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., a Japanese automobile company, is headquartered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India.


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    Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese giant, and it is marketed in India under two portfolios, Nissan and Datsun. Famous for its models like Nissan Mycra, Nissan Terrano, Nissan Sunny, it has a global alliance with Renault Automobiles, for sharing innovation and other resources, benefitting both the companies.  It entered India in the year 2005, and today they have produced a compact SUV that perfectly complements the lifestyle of today’s Modern Indian consumers.  Nissan does its marketing by sponsoring cricket matches through ICC and has a Motorsport division that provides enough adrenaline rush to become the TOMA of any sports lover who plans to buy an SUV. It participates in all major Vehicle exhibitions and Road shows across the world, to mark its presence and a presence that is way ahead of any other company if we talk about power, innovation, technology and passion. Being an automobile company, it believes in Intelligent Mobility, where it constantly upgrades all its models with state-of-the-art features.

    They believe that quality must extend to the customer delight, throughout the life cycle of their products. Deep diving into all details, they give utmost importance to the safety of not only the driver but also the pedestrian, and now their vehicles are a benchmark in the industry for being safest vehicles.  Caring about the needs of this diverse nation, India where each state is equivalent to one country of Europe, they have mindfully crafted their vehicles with “Designs for India”.

    Number of cars sold: 57315

    Market Share: 1.94%


    8. Ford Motors

    Ford Motors, with world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit is an American Automobile manufacturing company.


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    Ford was founded by Henry Ford, incorporated in the year 1903 and it went on to become a world leader in car manufacturing. It entered India in 1995 to expand into one of the world’s fastest growing automobile market, primarily owing to economic liberalization. With head office and a completely integrated manufacturing facility at Chennai, it also operates one more plant at Sanand, Gujarat. Some of its award winning models includes Ford Ecosport, Ford Endeavour, Ford Figo, Ford Fiesta, etc. When its Sanand plant became operational, it nearly doubled its annual production of I.C. engines to more than 6 lacs and 4.5 lacs plus vehicles of all models. Ford also boasts of the iconic Ford Mustang, the classy retro car manufactured with world level performance.  With the push of Make in India scheme, Ford made India a hub to make small and compact cars and low cc engines, because small and economical are what sells here in India. It also exports Indian make vehicles to 40 plus markets in the world. Being one of the oldest automobile manufacturers of the world, it has a benign presence in all the 6 continents of the world.

    It is a public company with listings on the New York Stock Exchange and S&P 100 and 500 components.  With its history dating as back as 1903, when Henry Ford opened up the Ford Motor company in a revamped factory, it had a USD 28,000 in investment from only twelve investors. Ford previously entered India in 1926, but went into a loss as India was under the Imperial rule and majority of its populace were downtrodden. So it re-entered India in 1995, on a 50-50 Joint Venture with Mahindra and Mahindra but soon when it became profitable, Ford India Pvt. Ltd. Separated and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. With Ford Credit, it made loan sanction to buy a vehicle really reliable and transparent at competitive interest rates than the market, with flexible terms, and an exceptionally good customer service. But it does not really focus on making profits by selling its quality cars; it really cares for its customers and strives really hard to go closer to them, by expanding their dealership network throughout the country. Presently, Ford owns more than 376 sales and service outlets spread across 209 cities in India. With many initiatives like Pan-India Roadside Assistance, Mobile Service Support and ensuring least total cost of ownership, it has made a closer connection with the Indian Diaspora.

    Number of cars sold: 90230

    Market Share: 3%


    7. Renault

    Renault S.A., with its headquarters in France, is a leading automobile manufacturer in the world.


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    It is present in as many as 118 countries of the world, majorly in the premium segment.  Being a multinational company, it is listed on many stock exchanges of the world, most prominent being the New York stock exchange and Paris stock exchange.  Renault India Pvt Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Renault S.A. and is currently offering five models in the Indian market and they are Scala, the premium sedan, the SUV Duster, the compact MPV Fluence, Pulse, the ultimate compact car and Kwid, a budget car. Being a right hand driven market, Duster, being a premium selling car of Renault is also exported from India to many other right-hand driving countries of the world.  With a world class facility located at Chennai, it is also headquartered at the same city.  Soon, Renault and Nissan entered into an alliance to tap the world market. Indian market gained a lot from this, not only in terms of better technology and better designs, but also affordability and popularity among the Indian masses.

    Renault Duster was marketed by John Abraham in his movie Madras Café.  They have worked on many reliable technologies that focus on the safety of their customers, like optimized braking system with ABS and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), the ESP (driving) with control and CSV under steer chassis "Four Control" four wheels, that not only provide an ultimate driving experience to its customers but also it has an eye for the CSR activities in India, which focuses mainly on road safety and education.  It converts students into road safety ambassadors. Since its launch in India, it has focused on not only innovation, but also adding parameters that add more to the safety of its cars. It shares the spirits of all festivals like Diwali, Chrishtmas with unfortunate orphan children by giving them an opportunity to spend that one day in utmost luxury with normal families. Its focus on CSR activities is not just limited to environmental protection and road safety but also towards spreading more and more smiles.

    Number of cars sold: 135359

    Market Share: 4.5%



    6. Toyota

    Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese company, headquartered in Toyota, Japan.


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    It is ranked at third position behind General Motors and Volkswagen, to be the largest automobile manufacturer in the world, primarily owing to the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 or else it could have been at first position in the world. It is largest in terms of selling the highest number of hybrid vehicles in the world. Japanese technology advantage and many Operations management concepts like Just-in-time and Lean Manufacturing owe their existence to Toyota Production System. It is at first position in Japan. Any manufacturing technique that eliminates wastage of any kind, in terms of raw materials or time, is termed as being the Toyota way. Many Japanese concepts of OM like Kaizen, having the smallest correction facility, etc. because they believe in making it correct the first time.  TPS, the Toyota Production System, focuses on sustainable advancement of society through its environment friendly cars. Post World War II destruction, Japan rose to become the automobile hub in the world, next only to Germany.

    It serves the complex hatch back market in Europe, as well as the sedan market of the U.S.A. continuously driving towards improvement in its technology and quality of its products. They back their cars with reliable customer post sales services and believe in giving their customers a firsthand driving experience than any other competitor. Employee focus is another important pillar of their foundation and they continuously work on building trust among them. Through constant improvement and priority for people, they strive towards entrusting whole of their resources for making world class products. Headquartered in Bangalore, Toyota Kirloskar in India, Toyota leads the way of future mobility. Protecting the environment has been their first priority, making eco friendly engines all the while.  At their heart lies constant innovation and transparency in all their operations worldwide.  With a presence in more than 160 countries worldwide, it works on a simple principle “Think Globally but act locally”, which makes it to suit and design their vehicles according to the local needs of that market.  They have partnered with many governments of many countries, ensuring overall development of that nation. Like any other responsible company, it has a strong Whistle Blower policy in place that protects any person who raises his voice against any corruption noticed within the boundaries of the company.

    Number of cars sold: 137140

    Market Share: 4.7%


    5. Honda Motors India

    Honda Motors, Japanese multinational automobile company, headquartered at Tokyo, Japan is one of the top car companies.


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    It is the world’s largest manufacturer of Internal Combustion engines (not only for automobiles, but also for ships, power equipment, aircraft) by volume.  It has its listings on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, as well as exchanges in Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, London, Paris and Switzerland. It has its presence on all the 6 continents of the world. Being Japan’s second largest automobile manufacturer (only behind Toyota), it is the world’s eighth largest manufacturer and seller of automobiles. The highest sales of its automobiles come from North America alone. Its two patented engines technologies – i-VTEC and i-DTEC, for petrol and diesel engines respectively, ensures maximum environmental responsibility with unparalleled mileage and high power production at least maintenance. Japan being a country where compactness plays more than spacious luxury, it was the first company to release a brand dedicated solely to luxury, Acura, in the year 1986. Apart from core automobiles, it has presence in other industries as well like power equipments, aircraft, personal watercraft, and through huge investments in R&D centers across worldwide, it has carved a niche for itself in the world of advanced technology, with involvement in Artificial Intelligence, robotics (ASIMO robots launched in 2000 which can walk like any human being independently) and Aero engines.

    With an eye for the environment, it manufactures engines that work on flexible fuels, electricity, hydrogen fuel cells and has assembly plants across many countries across the globe, like Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, New Zealand, India and many more to save costs of transportation. Each country has its own headquarters and it is in Greater Noida in India. Honda's global lineup consists of the Fit, Civic, Accord, Insight, CR-V, CR-Z, City, Brio, Amaze, some vehicles specific to India. Honda, despite being known as an engine company, has never built a V8 for passenger vehicles although it planned to do so but it dropped the plan citing environmental and worldwide economic conditions as the reason. It installs a V6 engine in its luxury vehicles to maintain power with fuel economy. It is now totally focusing on vehicles that run on electricity, Hydrogen fuel and other renewable fuels.  Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) started as a partial subsidiary of Honda of Japan for the manufacturing and assembling, marketing and export of passenger cars in India. Honda today where it stands, tastes global success. Its founder, Mr. Soichiro Honda, had a vision with a challenging spirit at the core of which lied never stopping innovation and striving for world class quality and technology.

    Number of cars sold: 157313

    Market Share: 4.8%



    4. Tata Motors

    Tata Motors, established in the year 1945 under the then name of Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd. (TELCO), is headquartered in Mumbai.


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    Tata Motors is the India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturing company and fourth largest passenger vehicles manufacturing company.  It is also the world's fourth largest truck manufacturer, and the world's second largest bus manufacturer, which comes after Marco Polo.  It is a company known for its deep values and ethics, and the care that they have for all their employees, it also undertakes a wide number of CSR activities, from educational programs to being engaged in community and social initiatives on labour and environment standards in compliance with the principles of the Global Compact, as it is a member of the UN Global Impact of which several reputable organizations of the world are members. Being an Indian company, it totally understands the needs of the typical Indian customer, a fuel efficient car that also looks modern and has space to accommodate his family. While the world waited for Tatat Nano, world’s cheapest car, it brought comfort and safety of a car to thousands of families worldwide.

    Tata Ace is another award winning and most sold commercial vehicle (a mini truck) that has made it number one in India. It is present across the length and breadth of the country, with manufacturing plants located at Jamshedpur (the hub of Tata group of companies in the Indian state of Jharkhand), Pune (M.H.), Lucknow (U.P.), Pantnagar (Uttrakhand) and Dharwad (Karnataka).  It is the first Indian company from the engineering sector that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. This more than 60 years old company, not only understands the economic and other needs of the country’s customers but they also posses the desired ability to transform them into apt offerings in their products through their cutting edge R&D.

    Number of cars sold: 172504

    Market Share: 5.7%



    3. Mahindra and Mahindra

    Mahindra and Mahindra Limited (M&M) is an Indian company that spreads to multinational operations, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


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    It boasts of being the largest Tractor manufacturer and seller in the world, traded at BSE and NSE. Before independence it was set up as a steel manufacturing company and known as Mahindra and Mohammed, but when one of its founders, Ghulam Mohammed migrated to Pakistan after independence, it came to be known as Mahindra & Mahindra. With the largest share in the utility vehicle segment, it is not behind in the passenger vehicle segment and with its flagship model, XUV 500; it soon became a top seller in India. It had all, the luxuries of a car as well as the power of an SUV and its sturdiness. It made a path breaking entry in the Indian market with its Scorpio. It is mostly known to market SUVs, and majorly farm equipments. So their vehicles are known to be sturdy. Not only in India, but also in China, the U.K. and the U.S.A., it has its assembly plants that bring down its transportation costs. With a wide global presence, covering Africa and Europe above all, Mahindra started its passenger vehicles segment with the Logan in April 2007 under the Mahindra Renault joint venture-ship.  It has its presence in the Energy and the Defense sector with a keen focus on the eco friendly green power, by harnessing solar power (Mahindra Solar) through Mahindra Cleantech Ltd.  Not only is it big on size and innovation, but also it does give equal importance to building reliable, sturdy and energy efficient engines.

    Mahindra Scorpio was India’s first urban SUV, which suited well both the urban as well as the rural roads; hence it soon gained a catch in the rural market as well.  Not only in the mechanical sphere, but also it is present in the IT sphere with its IT arm, Tech Mahindra. Also, not only does it provide communication means for the roads, but also through air and water, by its aerospace and marine engineering wing. Through a dedicated R&D center, they not only innovate ahead of the curve but also bring solutions for keeping their operations sustainable and earth-friendly. They believe in transforming engineering and design problems while keeping their relationship with the natural world. Keeping their focus on world class products, they give utmost importance to the quality of all their manufacturing processes, be it any small.

    Number of cars sold: 236130

    Market Share: 7.6%



    2. Hyundai

    The company was founded in 1967 with 32.8% shares owned in Kia Motors; Hyundai Motor Company has world headquarters at Seoul, South Korea.


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    Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Company and it is the second largest automobile manufacturer in India, coming only after Maruti Suzuki both in terms of sales and production by volumes. South Korean company by origin, it has its registered head office in Kanchipuram, and also owns a research and Engineering facility in Hyderabad, Telangana. Hyundai Motor Company has its roots in the year 1967 when the company's first model, the Cortina, was released in cooperation with Ford Motor Company in 1968. It paved the path for the company to climb the ladder and become the third largest automobile company in the world, in terms of volume sales. When Hyundai entered India in 1996, it was not at all a know brand. Then the known sellers were Maruti, Hindustan, Tata, Mahindra and Premier. Ford and Honda had been there in india for less than a year and even they were struggling to carve a niche for themselves in the Indian Automobile Market.

    HMIL successfully introduced Santro in 1998 which made it the second largest company in India in no less a time. Soon it also climbed to become the largest exporter of automobiles from India, exporting around 1 million cars to 87 countries around the world, from its manufacturing facilities in India only. HMIL presently markets 10 models - Eon, Grand i10, Xcent, Elite i20, i20 Active, Verna, Elantra, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe (imported). After Santro made Hyundai a rockstar in India, Hyundai Motors' introduced other popular models like the Eon and then launched the "i" series, which were advertised by Shah Rukh Khan. Believing in technological upgradation at each step, it also houses overseas R&D centers located in the United States, Germany, Japan, Korea, and China which focuses on state of the art system and product designs. They believe in opening up new possibilities, by coming up with more forward thinking ideas and solutions. But they also care about the environment, societies and largely their customers’ safety. Their CSR activities revolve around community development, vocational training in driving, healthcare and energy conservation. With the “Clean Move, Green Move”, they operate all their processes in such a way that does minimal harm to the environment. Their “Safe Move” campaign aims at ensuring safety of not only the driver but also the pedestrian.

    Number of cars sold: 676827

    Market Share: 16.9%


    1. Maruti Suzuki

    Maruti Udyog Limited, with corporate headquarters at New Delhi, was registered and established in the year 1981, but started out in the year 1982 in Gurgaon, Haryana.


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    It underwent a Joint Venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation in the same year thereby forming Maruti Suzuki India Limited. It initially had a 74% stake owned by the Indian government and the rest 26% owned by Suzuki Motors. But by May 2007, the government of India sold its complete share to Indian financial institutions. Today, it stands at a 54.2%-owned subsidiary of the Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturer. It is a listed company with listings on the NSE and BSE. In terms of market share, it is the leader in the Indian landscape which has close to 50% of the 4-wheeler market in India. Some of its popular models include the Ciaz, Ertiga, Wagon R, Alto, Swift, Celerio, Swift Dzire and Omni.

    The company started with the best selling model, Maruti 800 (a highly affordable car), which was based the compact and light design of Alto, hallmark model of Suzuki. With competitors as the Hindustan Ambassador and the Premier Padmini, it was the first modern looking car in India. Many famous oldies like Maruti Zen, Omni, Maruti 800, etc have been a path breaker of the Maruti Suzuki alliance which gained advantage of both ever increasing globalization and economic liberalization of that era. It faced little competition from others, because luxury brands haven’t still entered India and the common Indian also could not afford them. Maruti 800 suited well the requirements and pride of a striving modern Indian commoner. Right from inception, Maruti brought to India, a very simple yet powerful Japanese philosophy of cars being 'smaller, lighter, shorter and neater'. The same characteristics make their cars extremely relevant to the Indian customers, the Indian conditions of roads and the Indian way of living, i.e. spending less and saving more.  Product quality, safety and cost consciousness are deeply embedded into their manufacturing process, which they have inherited from their parent company, Suzuki motors.

    Maruti had an image attached with itself of selling affordable and mileage cars, so to change its image, in 2015; it launched a completely different dealership network, NEXA to sell its premium models like S-Cross, Ciaz, Baleno and Ignis.  Today, the company has 1,800+ sales outlets spread across a thousand Indian cities and it aims to double its sales network to 4,000 showrooms. It has the largest penetration in the Indian market. It believes in training its local sales and service force to the Japanese standards of highest quality in minimum possible time.  They believe in their customer’s delight and ever increasing their shareholders’ wealth. With a high belief in good corporate governance, they are committed to making cars that have great performance, high efficiency, low cost of ownership and does minimal damage to the environment, all because of their creating value through innovation, quality, creativity and extensive partnerships at each end.

    Number of cars sold: 1568603

    Market Share: 47.3%


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading car companies present in India were taken

    2. Parameters like number of units sold, market share in India are taken

    3. Based on units sold and market share the final ranks of car companies in India is taken


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  • 05/27/17--01:29: Top 10 Banks in India 2017
  • The Indian banking system is one of the most robust and long serving industries in the history of India. Indian banks having been serving the huge population of the country with services like savings accounts, loans, insurances etc have been going on since decades. With the opening up of the economy and entrance of global banks, the competition between banks has lead to digital services, ATMs, online banking etc, which has made the banking industry stronger. The top Indian banks include names like HDFC, State Bank of India, ICICI, PNB, Axis Bank etc. Here is the list of the Top 10 Banks in India 2017.

    Quick Glance

    1st Place: HDFC Bank

    2nd Place: SBI

    3rd Place: ICICI Bank

    4th Place: AXIS Bank

    5th Place: Punjab National Bank

    6th Place: Bank of Baroda

    7th Place: Canara Bank

    8th Place: YES Bank

    9th Place: Kotak Mahindra

    10th Place : Union Bank of India

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Union Bank of India

    Union Bank of India was founded in 1919 and is one of the largest government-owned banks of India.


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    The government owns a share of 63% of Union Bank of India’s share capital, which is headquartered in Mumbai. Rajkiran Rai G is the present Chairman and Managing Director of the company, and it has over 4200+ branches and 6900+ ATMs spread all across the country and has also international presence. UBI has strong global presence in Hong Kong, Dubai, Antwerp and Sydney. It has also representative offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Abu Dhabi. It was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1919 and was nationalized in 1969. Some of the mergers of Union Bank of India are Belgaum Bank, Miraj State Bank, Sikkim Bank.

    The products that Union Bank of India offers are Consumer banking, Corporate Banking, Finance and Insurance, Investment Banking , Mortgage Loans, Private banking and wealth management. Total asset worth of UBI is INR 404,695.90 crore.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs32222.56

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs446.99

    Return of Asset: 0.09%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs18245.6


    9. Kotak Mahindra

    Founded in 1965 as Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited by Uday Kotak, it was a financial service conglomerate.


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    In 2003, It received a banking license from the Reserve Bank of India and became the first non-banking finance company to be converted into a bank. Kotak Mahindra Bank offers a wide range of banking products and financial services for corporate and retail customers through a variety of delivery channels and specialized subsidiaries. It offers services in the areas of personal finance, investment banking, life insurance, and wealth management. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Uday Kotak is the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

    It has 1,369 branches as on 31st March 2017 and 2,163 ATMs spread across India. In 2014, Kotak Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in a deal worth INR 15,000 crore. It has launched Instant A/c opening anytime and anywhere: 811 on 29th March 2017 and is the India’s first downloadable bank account and has zero paperwork during account opening.

    It has received the Best Corporate and Investment Bank for India – Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2017 – India and Fastest Growing midsized bank 2017 – Business today – Money today financial awards.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs17698.93

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs3411

    Return of Asset: 0.47%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs1718.07


    8. YES Bank

    The youngest bank of the lot and the fastest growing private sector bank, YES Bank was founded in 2004 by Rana Kapoor and Late Ashok Kapur.


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    Within 13 years of its establishment it has become the fifth largest private sector bank of India, and it is the only Greenfield Bank license awarded by the RBI in the last two decades. It is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Rana Kapoor is the present Managing Director and CEO of the company. It has fructified into a “Full Service Commercial Bank” that has steadily built Corporate Banking, Financial Markets, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Branch Banking, Digital Banking and Wealth Management business lines across the country. It has a footprint of 1,000 branches and 1,800 ATMs across all 29 states and 7 union territories.

    Total Asset worth of Yes bank is INR 215060 crores. Taking forward the Government of India’s bold & revolutionary step of Demonetization in. November 2016, YES BANK brand took another leap - INDIA bole YES! to a LESS-CASH Economy. It has over 20,125 people working in various branches. During FY 2016-17 YES Bank undertook many initiatives reinforcing its Digital Banking leadership which include Unified Payments Interface, Yes Fintech, Yes SIMse PAY, Yes Transact, Smart Cities, Chat bots.

    It is the youngest Indian company to be a part of the Forbes global 2000 list 2016 and awarded best mid-sized bank by business today for 2016.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs16424.64

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs3330

    Return of Asset: 1.8%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs1072.3


    7. Canara Bank

    Founded in 1906 in Mangalore as Canara Bank Hindu Permanent Fund by Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, Canara Bank is one of the oldest public sector banks in the country.


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    It was nationalized in 1969 as Canara Bank, and it is headquartered at Bangalore, India. T N Manoharan is the present Chairman of Canara bank and Rakesh Sharma is the present MD and CEO of the company, and by the end of March 2017, the bank has a network of 6000+ branch offices and 10000+ ATMs spread pan India. It has international presence with offices in England, Hong Kong, Russia, China, Doha, New York etc. Acquisitions by Canara Bank include Bank of Kerala in 1961, Seasia Midlan Bank, G.Raghumathmul Bank, Trivandrum Permanent Bank, Cochin Commercial Bank, Pandyan Bank, Arnad Bank to name a few.

    In 1996, Canara Bank became the first Indian Bank to get ISO certification for "Total Branch Banking" for its Seshadripuram branch in Bangalore. Together with State Bank of India, Canara Bank established a joint venture in Moscow, Commercial Bank of India LLC. Canara Bank sponsors two regional rural banks – Kerala Gramin Bank and Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank.

    It has a total asset base of INR 552,960.78 crore. Awards received by Canara Bank during 2016-17  are

    • Best Strategy in HR’ & ‘Training Excellence’ – Gold Awards, in 6th Annual Greentech HR Award 2016

    • SKOCH Order of Merit’ Award for initiatives under Financial Inclusion.

    • Special Award for the Best Financial Institution-Gold’ on 7th year in succession by Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI).

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs41627

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs907

    Return of Asset: 0.23%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs22295


    6. Bank of Baroda

    Bank of Baroda is one of the largest and fastest growing banks in India which is based out of Baroda, Gujarat.


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    India’s International Bank, as they call, Bank of Baroda is a state-owned international banking and financial services company founded on 20th July 1908 by Maharaja HH Sir Sayajirao Geakwad III in the princely state of Baroda in Gujarat. Bank of Baroda was nationalized in 1969. It has a total asset base over INR 3.58 trillion and has a network of 5493 branches in India and abroad and 10441 ATMs as of September 2016. It has 100+ branches in 24 countries of which 61 branches are of the bank and the remaining the subsidiaries and representative office. It has branches in major financial centers like New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, Brussels and Singapore.

    It is headquartered in Vadodara, India. P.S.Jayakumar is the present CEO and MD of the company and Ravi Venkatesan is the present Chairman. The tagline of Bank of Baroda is "India's International Bank". Bank of Baroda was ranked 21st amongst Best Indian Brands 2016 in Brand Equity – The Economic Times dated 31st August to 6th September, 2016.

    During its journey so far it has acquired or had a merger with many banks some of which include Hind Bank Ltd, New Citizen Bank of India Ltd, Surat Banking Corporation, Tamil Nadu Central Bank, Umbergaon People Bank , Traders Bank Limited, Bareilly Corporation Bank Ltd, Benares State Bank Ltd, South Gujarat Local Area Bank Ltd, Memon Cooperative Bank Limited.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs42339

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs1228

    Return of Asset: 0.15%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs19006


    5. Punjab National Bank

    Punjab National Bank is a state-owned corporation based in New Delhi started in 1894.


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    PNB founders included several members from Swadeshi movement and since then it has been a prominent bank in the Indian banking sector, and even Lala Lajpat Rai was vigorously linked with Punjab National Bank. Punjab National Bank is into banking and financial services sector serving individuals and enterprises. PNB has had the privilege of maintaining accounts of national leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, as well as the account of the famous Jalianwala Bagh Committee.

    It has a customer base of over 80 million and is connected by over 6,900+ brances and over 9,000+ ATMs across 760 cities. It has also international presence with seven branches in UK as well as branches in Kabul, Hong Kong, Dubai etc. It has representative offices in places like Oslo, Dubai, Shanghai, Sydney etc.

    It has an asset base of ₹667,390.45 crore as on March 2016. Sunil Mehta is the current MD & CEO of the company. It has over 70000+ employees in the organization spread across the country. Some of the Mergers and Acquisitions of Punjab National Bank include Bharat Bank Ltd., Universal Bank of India, Indo-Commercial Bank, Hindustan Commercial Bank, New Bank of India and Nedungadi Bank. It has received several awards like best public sector bank in 2012; best socially responsible bank in 2011 and many such awards that are feather in the cap for the history.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs46213

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs1062

    Return of Asset: 0.12%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs34993


    4. AXIS Bank

    Founded as UTI Bank in 1993 after the Government of India allowed new private banks to be established, it changed its name to Axis Bank in the year 2003.


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    Axis Bank is headquartered at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and is the third largest private sector banks in India. It offers a comprehensive suite of financial products and has a market capitalization of over US$ 16 billion, and serves individuals and enterprises as well for various banking services. Shikha Sharma is the present CEO and MD of Axis Bank, and Sanjiv Misra is the present Chairman. Axis Bank currently has a network of 3,120 Branches and 12,922 ATM's across India as on 12th August 2016.

    Axis bank operates an ATM at Thegu, Sikkim -one of the world’s highest sites at a height of 4,023 meters above sea level. It has nine offices internationally with branches at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

    The services of Axis bank include retail banking, corporate banking – credit, transaction banking, treasury, syndication, investment banking and trustee services and International banking. Deepika Padukone is the brand ambassador of Axis Bank. In 2003, Axis bank became the first bank to launch travel currency cards. Some of the recent awards in 2017 that AXIS Bank won are:

    • Best Use of Mobile within a Loyalty Strategy' at the Loyalty Awards 2017

    • 'Best Use of Partnership in a Loyalty Program' at the Loyalty Awards 2017

    • 'Best Rewards Program' for the 3rd consecutive year at the Loyalty Awards 2017

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs44542

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs3679

    Return of Asset: 0.65%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs8626.55


    3. ICICI Bank

    Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI Bank) is an Indian multinational and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, India.


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    ICICI Bank was founded in 1994 with registered office at Vadodara, Gujarat. Mrs Chanda Kochhar is the present MD and CEO of ICICI and Mr MK Sharma is the present Chairman, and ICICI Bank currently has a network of 4,850 Branches and 13,882 ATM's across India as on March 2017. ICICI offers a wide range of banking products and financial services for corporate and retail customers in the areas of banking, life, non-life insurance, venture capital and asset management. Some of the acquisitions of ICICI bank include SCICI Ltd, ITC Classic Finance, Anagram Finance, Bank of Madurai, Darjeeling and Shimla branches of Grindlays Bank, IKB, Sangli Bank and Bank of Rajasthan.

    ICICI has come up with initiatives like 100 Digital villages to promote digital ecosystem across country in rural India to create awareness and enable them use digital channels for banking. Apart from this they also have a Go Green Initiative and Literary Endeavours. ICICI is planning to add up 500 more villages to its Digital village campaign to educate about digital payments. Some of the recent awards in 2017 that ICICI won are:

    • Ranked first among private sector banks in India as per Brand Equity's 'Most Trusted Brands of 2016' survey

    • 'Best Company to Work for' Award of Business Today magazine in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sector.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs54156

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs9801

    Return of Asset: 1.35%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs25451.03


    2. State Bank of India

    Founded in 1806 as Bank of Calcutta, later changed in 1921 as Imperial Bank of India, State Bank of India came into existence in 1955 after introduction of State Bank of India Act 1955.


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    State Bank of India is a government owned corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and is a public-sector banking and financial services company. On 1st April, 2017 SBI, India’s largest bank merged five of its associate banks – State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore. It is the first ever large scale consolidation in the Indian Banking Industry and will make SBI enter the league of top 50 global banks with a balance sheet of INR 41 trillion, 277,000 employees, 500 million customers and more than 22,500 branches and 58,000 ATMs.

    SBI is ranked 232nd in Fortune Global 500 world’s biggest corporations as of 2016.

    SBI has international presence in cities like Singapore, Moscow, Dhaka, Colombo, Hong Kong, Tehran, Osaka, New York, Dubai, Sydney and Tokyo. Total Asset base of SBI is humongous ₹2,259,063.03 crore.  SBI has a strong domestic presence all over India and also has a strong NRI customer base. Its primarily competes with banks like ICICI, Bank of Baroda, HDFC etc who play on a similar scale as compares to SBI.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs170669

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs7669

    Return of Asset: 0.42%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs61430.45


    1. HDFC Bank

    Founded in August 1994, HDFC Bank Limited is a banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, India.


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    It was amongst the first to receive as ‘in principle’ approval from the RBI to set up a bank in private sector, as a part of the Indian Banking Industry in 1994. HDFC commenced operations as a Scheduled Commercial Bank in January 1995, and since then become the leading bank in the Indian banking sector. As at March 31, 2017, the total number of branches (including extension counters) and ATM network stood at 4700+ branches and 12260 ATMs respectively and spread across 2600+ cities. It has international presence in Bahrain, Hong Kong and Dubai too. As per the market capitalization, HDFC is the largest bank in India. Amalgamation of Centurion Bank of Punjab in 2008 and Merger of Times Bank Limited in 2000 added significant value to HDFC Bank in terms of increasing branch network and reach

    Aditya Puri is the current MD of HDFC Bank, Recipient of Banker of the year from Business Standard Annual Awards 2016. The Products and services of HDFC bank include Credit cards, consumer banking, corporate banking, finance and insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, Treasury, wholesale banking, retail banking and personal loans, two wheeler loans, car loans, private equity and wealth management. HDFC has wide range of digital offerings that include PayZapp, 10 second personal loan, SME Bank, Watch Banking, Chillr, 15-minute Two-wheeler loan and e-payment gateways to cater to the present e-commerce world.

    HDFC Bank has come up with “Idea Bank” - a platform to share suggestions and ideas to help them improve their products and services and the most voted ideas will be implemented. The present asset base of HDFC stands at INR 86,384,021 lakhs.

    Interest Earned (Cr): Rs69305

    Net Profit (Cr): Rs14549

    Return of Asset: 1.88%

    Net NPA(Cr): Rs1843.99


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading 15 banks in India are considered along with parameters like Interest Earned,  Net Profit, Return of Asset and Net NPA.

    2. All parameters were normalized and were given scores of 0.5, 0.3, 0.15 and 0.05 respectively

    3. Based on this final scores were calculated and the final ranks were derived


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    A huge population of travelers in India have been using airlines as a mode of travel. From vacation goers to business travel, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who want to fly. And with entry of cheaper airfares, the competition in the Indian airline industry has risen. The top airlines in India include Indigo, Jet Airways, Air India and SpiceJet. Here is the list of the top 10 airlines in India 2017 on the basis of passengers and market share.

    Quick Glance

    Top 10 Airlines in India 2017 are:

    1st place: Indigo

    2nd place: Jet Airways

    3rd place: Air India

    4th place: SpiceJet

    5th place: GoAir

    6th place: Vistara

    7th place: AirAsia India

    8th place: Air Costa

    9th place: TruJet

    10th place: Air Pegasus

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Air Pegasus

    A subsidiary of Décor aviation, Air Pegasus is a Regional airline based in Bengaluru.


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    Basically it is concentrating on the South India by providing both tier 1 and tier 2 cities, and its first flight was from Bengaluru to Hubli on April, in 2015. From the past few years, the route from Hubli to Bengaluru is only flown by this airline, like this it is finding the potential market in the tier 2 cities of south India. With the tag name of “south India’s very own airline”, Company is aiming at conquering the huge potential market. These days it serves 6 airports across south India. Main hub of this airline is kempegowda international airport in Bengaluru. Company has around 5 flights which are ATR 72 -500 aircraft, manufactured by French Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR. Capacity of the aircrafts is around 70 people.

    Financial year of 2016-17 has been with ups and downs, the company carried around 0.771 lakh pax and this was market share of around 0.1%. Company has huge competition with the large players like indigo and jet airways, which fly very frequently.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 0.771 lakhs

    Market share: 0.1

    Destinations: 6


    9. TruJet

    A company promoted by Turbo megha Airways Pvt Ltd, TruJet is a Regional airline based in Hyderabad.


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    Like Air Pegasus, this airline is also concentrating on the South India especially Andra Pradesh and Telengana. Its first flight was from Hyderabad to Tirupati on 12 April, 2015, and this company is backed by around 20 investors and one of them is Ram Charan, Telegu movie star. With vision of “To be recognized as the leader in the passenger airline business and to ensure that efficiency and integrity are at the core”, Company is aiming at conquering the huge potential market. Now a days it serves 9 airports across south India. Main hub of this airline is Rajiv Gandhi International airport of Hyderabad. Company has around 3 flights which are ATR 72 -500 aircraft, manufactured by French Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR. Capacity of the aircrafts is around 70 people.

    Company is operating in Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cauddapah, Goa, Rajmundry, Tirupati and Vijayawada, the company carried around 4.25 lakh pax and this was market share of around 0.4%. It is trying to increase its efficiency in time and non-cancellation of the flights.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 4.25 lakhs

    Market share: 0.4

    Destinations: 9


    8. Air Costa

    Company based in Vijayawada of Andra Pradesh. Air costa was the first regional airlines from Andra Pradesh.


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    This regional airline is promoted by Lingamaneni Estates Private Limited (LEPL) group, and it started out its operations on 16, Oct 2013 by flying to Chennai. Airline intended to connect the tier2 and tier3 cities pan India. It used Embraer 190 as it aircrafts. Air costa’s tagline is Happy Flying. The company is intended to give a safe, reliable and affordable flight services across India. It was awarded the most promising Airlines in India in 2016 due to its services. According to DGCA, Air Costa had very less cancellation and good on time services in this year. It also flew around 6 lakh people this financial year. It had a market share of around 0.6%. It has 8 destinations in its list, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

    It has around 800 employees. This flight offered many discounts and offers to fliers in this year that it was one of cheapest airline. One of unique feature is that all the flights of the Air Costa are 2 seater.

    In February of 2017, it halted all the operations due to financial causes. Air Costa CEO said he will try to bring back the airlines soon.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 6 lakhs

    Market share: 0.6

    Destinations: 8


    7. Air Asia India

    Air Asia India offers one of the cheapest flights with in India. The Company is owned by TATA sons with stake of 40.6% and Air Asia Berhad with 49%.


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    It is headquartered in Chennai, but primary hub is Bengaluru, and this is also the first foreign airline to set its subsidiary in India. Company is famous for its low cost carrier prices. It offers heavy discount and offers to travel. It has motto of better connection of tier2 and tier3 cities. Air Asia is bringing the culture of south East Asian airlines. The company was also had a high growth rate in terms of fleets and passengers, Now it operates around 13 destinations across India and with a pax of 26.6 lakhs passengers this year. The growth in the passengers is a good indicator of the company’s reliability and on time schedule.

    It has won many awards like best lost cost airline, best in-services airlines.  Company fleet flies to south east, Middle East and European countries. This makes the company global presence stronger. It has around 1000+ employees. This flight offered many discounts and offers to fliers in this year that it was one of cheapest airline. This international low cost carrier is making the presence everywhere in India. This also flew some locations where many of airlines are not even flying. It is also famous for the colouring its flight in respect of the many personalities like Rajanikanth, south India’s superstar and APJ Abdul Kalam .

    Parameters:

    Pax: 26.6 lakhs

    Market share: 2.5

    Destinations: 13


    6. Vistara

    This company is a joint venture of the TATA Sons and Singapore airlines.


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    The company was started its operations from 9th January 2015, and this was a dream project of TATAs. It has based its hub as Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and has carried more than 2 million in 2016 year only marking its strong presence in Indian airlines. The company was also had a high growth rate in terms of fleets and passengers, Now it operates around 18 destinations across India and with a pax of 29.26 lakhs passengers this year. The growth in the passengers is a good indicator of the company’s reliability and on time schedule.

    Though it ventured 2 years back It has conquered a market share of around 2.8% in India, Just below GoAir which is an established airlines.

    Vistara was the first airlines to introduce the premium economy class in the Indian market. At present it offers around 24 premium economic seats. Basically it is a comfort seats.  Catering service in the flight is offered by TajSATS, it is also a joint venture of the Tata and Singaporean company. The company in the coming decade will be a one of dominant and fast growing companies in India.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 29.26 lakhs

    Market share: 2.8

    Destinations: 18


    5. GoAir

    GoAir is the low carrier cost airlines based in Mumbai. The company is owned by India’s one of oldest conglomerate Wadia group.


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    It started its operation in November of 2005, now it is one of prominent airlines of India. The company offers low cost air tickets and better connectivity all over India, and it operates around 23 destinations and with three hubs in its name like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Airlines started its operations from Mumbai to Goa, with the fleet of airbus A320.

    In 2009, British airways was interested in buying the stakes of GoAir, but it didn’t end well. Company had talks with spice jet there also they didn’t get any results. In 2013, it expressed its wish to go public by Initial public offering but still it is not has been happening. Though the company has a market share of 8% and with large passenger base but the company is facing with slower growth and the not more expansion in fleets.

    The company has positioned itself as the low cost and as “smart people’s airline”.  It has an attractive theme of ‘Fly smart’ which attracts customers by its offers, reliability and on time flight. And aim of achieving their vision they have set a mission of “To provide safe, secure and efficient transportation at all times with attention to essential details that uniquely differentiates our services, thus leading to strengthening and maintaining our position in the market” .

    Parameters:

    Pax: 86.4 lakhs

    Market share: 8.3

    Destinations: 23


    4. SpiceJet

    India’s fourth largest company in terms of this financial year’s market share. The company had a pax of around 132.4 lakhs and 12.7%.


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    The company was started in the year 2005 and headquartered at Gurugram, Haryana and has hubs in Delhi and Hyderabad. It was rebranded as spice jet in the year 2005 but before that it was running under the name modiLuft. Company has 45 destinations across India. Company operates 306 flights across India. The logo and name of the airline defines what this airline stands for. The company’s logo has 15 dots which are compacting at the end. And the spicejet is the name given to company because India is known for its spices.

    Spicejet has history of giving offers to customers with heavy discounts. In 2014, it had given 50% discount on all the flights. In that year it had beaten jet airways to become the 2nd largest airlines in the market share.  Other than 45 destinations it has also 10 international destinations, this makes the spicejet to acquire more customers. Company is operating a fleet of Boeing 737-800. The company also offers a premium class known as SpiceMax.

    Company has won many awards like most reputed airlines in India by the consumer’s survey conducted by the bluebytes news. Company is striving hard to accomplish its Vision which is “The Power to fly everyone, the power of performance, the power of safety and the power of power behind the fly.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 132.3 lakhs

    Market share: 12.7

    Destinations: 42


    3. Air India

    It is the oldest airlines of India, started by JRD Tata in 1932 and headquarter in Gurugram, Haryana.


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    The company is a flag carrier airline of India, and is now the third largest domestic airlines of India, it is owned by Air India limited, a government of India enterprise. Company has hub in Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi and secondary hub is in Chatrapathi shivaji airport, Mumbai. The company has flown more than 147.8 lakh of people with in country. This makes it the third largest in India after Indigo and jet airways with per cent market share of around 14.3. This company has the largest number of destinations in India that is, it operated around 53 airports. It has great link to India and foreign countries. The company has launched the flights to many countries and it has the highest links in Indian airline industry. The company has won many prestigious awards in India. The company at one point of time in 1990s was on the verge of bankruptcy but it has recovered from that level. The company has shown a profit for the first time in this Financial Year after a long time in its history. The company has showing change by offering low cost recent days. With the new management the government is expecting a change in the company’s financial numbers too.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 148 lakhs

    Market share: 14.23

    Destinations: 53


    2. Jet airways

    It is one of the premier international airlines; this provides the most unique experience in the sky.


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    The company flies both national and international and Jet airways operate around 45 destinations of India which is very high. Internationally it operates around 21 destinations, making it 66 overall destinations. Company is operating a fleet of around 115 aircrafts, comprising of Boeing 777 and Airbus A330. It has set many high standards in the aviation of India. The company made a strategic alliance with Etihad Airways. By this partnership it has joined a league of 8 airlines which have made a worldwide partnership for providing high standard of comfort and hospitality. It flew the pax of around 191.4 lakhs in this financial year with a market share of 18% .This huge success is due to its connectivity and on time service. This Q3 of the financial year its profit slumped by 69%.

    Company fleet flies to south east, Middle East and European countries. This makes the company global presence stronger. With a company’s vision of “To be amongst the most innovative and admired brands, renowned for service excellence” the company is striving hard to keep its flight on time and customer friendly.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 191.4 lakhs

    Market share: 18.4

    Destinations: 45


    1. Indigo

    Indigo is the considered one of the cheapest and on-time flight. This has positioned itself by its on-time flights.


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    It has also optimised its flight time by not giving a complimentary meal, and the company was started by Rahul Bhatia of interglobal Enterprises. The company was started in the year 2006, and the company is now 51% stake of interglobal and 47% of stake by Caelum investments. The company is growing at the rapid pace. The company is now the second largest in India with the destinations after air India but it has far exceeded the passengers and the market share by the huge margin making it the number one airlines of India of FY2016-17. IndiGo is not only famous for it on time but also one of trusted airlines when it comes to cancelling. The company has own more awards than any airlines in India.

    Its employees also rate the company as the one of best places to work in India. In the past 8 years in a row it has won the best place to work in India. Training to employees is considered as one of the best in the India. This is one of the few airlines in India which showed profit in their books. The company is head-on with the public sector company with experience of more than 5 decades. The company has crossed its targets every time. India aviation is full of regulations and downs in industry but still IndiGo has able to withstand all the odds and been a front runner.

    Parameters:

    Pax: 416 lakhs

    Market share: 39.9

    Destinations: 46


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading airline companies of India are chosen

    2. Critical parameters like Pax, Market share and destinations are taken and each is given a weight of 0.3, 0.4 and 0.3 respectively.

    3. Based on this a total score is calculated and the ranks are acquired


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    India is a huge market for two-wheelers owing to easy manoeuvrability, low cost and high efficiency. Over the years, the two wheeler market has grown significantly and spread across urban as well as rural areas pan India. From scooters to bikes to motorcycles to sport bikes, all have grown manifold in the Indian motorcycle market. The top motorbike companies in India include brands like Hero Moto Corp, Honda, TVS Motors & Bajaj Auto. Here is the list of the top 10 bike companies in India 2017 based on Units sold and market share.

    Quick Glance

    Top 10 Bike Companies in India 2017 are :

    1st Place: Hero Moto Corp

    2nd Place: Honda

    3rd Place: Bajaj

    4th Place: TVS

    5th Place: Yamaha

    6th Place: Royal Enfield

    7th Place: Suzuki

    8th Place: Mahindra Two Wheelers

    9th Place: KTM

    10th Place: Piaggio

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Piaggio

    Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (India - PVPL) is a 100 percent subsidiary of Piaggio and C.s.p.a. of Italy.


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    An Italian company, which since 1999 has been working in India, brought three motorcycle brands from its overall product ranges, as industry pros review, not more than six years back. For more than 10 years now, Piaggio has tirelessly made a reputation for giving revamp answers for complex transportation needs - opening up vistas of possibility and a noteworthy occupation for millions the country over.

    it is understood that the Piaggio Group, in like manner Europe's greatest maker of two wheelers, makes bikes, mopeds and cruisers with engine capacity ranging from 50cc to 1400cc promoted under the Piaggio ,Gilera, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Scarabeo brands.

    The pioneer of 3-wheeler items transportation in India, it is today the no. 1 in its class. The Group in like manner works in the four-wheeler light transport space under the Ape, Porter and Quargo extent of business vehicles. On November 3, 2015, the association opened its first pioneer retail store in Pune called as the Motoplex, wherein it has brought the three existing two wheeler marks in India – Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi –under one housetop. Piaggio, maker of Vespa scooters, in February 2016 forayed into India's high priced scooter showcase by revealing sport bike Aprilia SR 150 which will be pushed in August this year and is a blend of motorbikes and scooter and have a 150 cc engine.

    Units Sold: 31245

    Market Share: 0.15%


    9. KTM

    KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG is an Austrian bike and sports auto producer with joint-ownership of CROSS Industries AG and Bajaj Auto Limited.


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    KTM was establshed in 1981 however its establishment can be date back to 1934, and has since then become a leader in the two wheeler segment. In 1992 the organization was spun off from its parent organization KTM when there was financial crisis in the company. KTM was divided into four organizations, all of which had the same "KTM" marking, and at present have numerous more backups with a similar marking. Nonetheless, KTM-Sport motorcycle is most usually connected with the KTM mark, since regardless it proceeds with the leader business of its parent organization

    KTM is known for its four-stroke and two-stroke rough terrain motorbike however lately it has ventured into road bike generation and creating sports four wheeler - One of the rarer sorts of KTM sport vehicles known as the X-Bow with a maximum top speed of 217 km/h (134.9 mph).

    KTM started in motorsports contending in motocross dashing. KTM won its first title in 1974 when Guennady Moisseev asserted the 250cc Motocross World Championship. The maker has won the Dakar Rally 16 back to back circumstances from 2001 to 2017, and has won the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship 15 times, most as of late in 2015.

    KTM's official company/team colours are orange, black and silver.for creating a strong brnad image in competitions all KTM bikes come from the company with bright orange plastic emblazoned with KTM on the side of the shrouds of radiator. Also, all bikes of KTM come with a Motorex sticker on motor’s side from the factory. Motorex also supplies the fills for oil . different colour bikes are also used by some official KTM teams and that happens mainly in the Dakar Rally.

    Units Sold: 36000

    Market Share: 0.17%


    8. Mahindra Two wheelers

    MTWL is a part of group exclusively controlled by Mahindra and Mahindra Limited (M&M), which manufactures motorbikes and scooters.


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    MTWL was set up in 2008, when Mahindra and Mahindra Limited got the business assets of Kinetic Motor Company Limited. MTWL has teamed up with Taiwan's SYM to develop its motorcycle portfolio, and with Italy-based Engines Engineering for examination and thing arrangement. The association has production plant at Pithampur which is neary to Indore in M P. MTWL has a Research and Development unit Located at Chinchwad in Pune, furnished with focal design and progress work environments suitable from renderings to display make and testing. It has contributed ₹100 crores (US$15 million) to make it useful.

    The association has a 200 in number vender framework spread the nation over with more than 300 shippers making 700 purposes of offer. Its wide thing portfolio involves shocking offerings like the Gusto 125. In 2010 The Mahindra Duro was additionally  got  the Scooter of the Year award  at the yearly NDTV Bike and cars Awards . Their lead motorcycle, the Mahindra Centuro has got 11 customer and industry accolades while Gusto, has gotten 5 acknowledgments in the 'Bike of the Year' and 'Development of the Year' classes.

    MTWL has gotten a 51% stake in Peugeot Motorcycles, some portion of the Euro 54 billion Peugeot S.A. (PSA) Group arranged in France. PMTC, a key player in urban movability in Europe all through the past 116 years, is the most established automated bicycle maker and offers a champion among the most.

    Units Sold: 71090

    Market Share: 0.34%



    7. Suzuki India


    Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan wherein they are having a similar methods of assembling significant worth stuffed items right from the starting point.


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    SMIPL makes bicycles mostly fitting for the noteworthy Indian customers covering all segments. They have put up their manufacturing plant in Gurgaon (Haryana) with the yearly production reaching to 5,40,000 units. Whole area of the production plant at Gurgaon is 37 segments of land, out of which the present plant is built in a zone of 10 areas of place where there is region. The rest of the region is left for range progression and future expansion. Its offerings are not only Scooters or motocycles but it also offers different items in the Super Bikes and ATV parts. The bike segment has surely popular names like Hayate, Gixxer and Sligshot, while in the Scooters it gave options like Access 125 and LETS. The very acclaimed Hayabusa is likewise an offering out of the stockpile of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

    One of its most recent offerings, The Suzuki Gixxer (displayed in the Auto Expo 2016), recieved the J.D. Control respects for the Best Upper Executive Motorcycle in both the Quality and Appeal category. The Suzuki Hayabusa also won the India Superbike Award for Hyper brandish bike of the year. Known for its high-mileage guarantee the Suzuki Motorcycles in like manner join in the Moto GP henceforth giving an impression of the Global compass of the association.

    Units Sold: 350000

    Market Share: 1.71%



    6. Royal Enfield


    It is a Indian bike manufacturing company and is the oldest motorcycle company whose establishment dates back to 1893.


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    Earlier it was British motor company but now it’s a subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited which is an Indian auto maker company. In 1990, Royal Enfield teamed up with the Eicher Group, a car organization in India, and converged with it in 1994. Apart from motorcycles, Eicher Group is also in the generation and offers of tractors, business vehicles, and car gears. Albeit Royal Enfield experienced troubles in the 1990s, and stopped bike generation at their Jaipur manufacturing plant in 2002 by 2013 the organization opened another essential industrial facility in the Chennai suburb of Oragadam on the quality of expanded interest for its cruisers. The first industrial facility at Tiruvottiyur ended up noticeably auxiliary, and keeps on delivering motors and some bike models. In 2014 Royal Enfield designated Pierre Terblanche as the head of new item outline.

    Royal Enfield presently has sales in more than 50 countries and has also surpassed Harley Davidson  worldwide in 2015. The sales in Year 2016 was 666490.

    in the recent couple of years, Royal Enfield has made critical walks in the worldwide market. From North America to Europe in the West and Japan to Australia in the East today Royal Enfield has a pride of place over the globe. Today Royal Enfield commits itself to the reason for leisure and adventure motorcycling far and wide with applicable items and administration.

    Units Sold: 666490

    Market Share: 3.26%



    5. Yamaha


    Yamaha entered in Indian market as a joint venture in 1985 but in year 2001 it became a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor co. Ltd of Japan.


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    Mitsui & co in 2008 made an agreement with Yamaha Motor Co to form a joint investor in India Yamaha Motor Private Limited. The manufacturing plant of Yamaha Motors are located in Faridabad (Haryana), Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) and Surajpur(UP) and are state of art facilities. These  plants are for production of two wheelers  and spare parts for  Indian market and overseas markets. The other companies under Yamaha Motor Co Ltd in India are Yamaha Motors India sale Ltd and Yamaha Motors Research and Development India Ltd.

    The vision of Yamaha is to become a distinguished and reliable brand of customers by giving them a good experience every time with top quality product made by keeping customer as top priority. It has a variety of offering for its buyers with sport models, for instance, YZF-R3 (321 cc), R15 variation 2.0 (149cc), Blue-Core Technology engaged models, Fazer, Saluto, Fascino, Cygnus and a lot more. it also has offerings models which are made outside India including the MT-09 (847cc), VMAX (1679cc) among other prominent variations.

    As a corporate substance, the Company perceives that its business exercises have wide effect on the social orders in which it works, and subsequently a compelling practice is required giving due thought to the interests of its partners including shareholders, clients, representatives, providers, business accomplices, neighbourhood groups and different associations. The Company attempt to make CSR a key business handle for practical improvement. The Company is dependable to constantly upgrade shareholder’s riches and it is additionally dedicated to its different partners to lead its business in a responsible way that makes a managed positive effect on society. The Company is conferred towards lining up with nature; and has embraced eco-accommodating practices.

    Units Sold: 786000

    Market Share: 3.85%



    4. TVS Motors


    TVS motor is the third largest two wheeler making company of India with a capacity of producing 1.2 million three wheelers and 3.2 million two wheelers.


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    In the financial year of 2016 TVS made a revenue of 13363 crores. TVS as a group has 90 companies under it which spans across industries like Automobile, Aviation, Electronics, Automobile, Energy, Education, Finance, Housing, Investment, Logistics, Insurance, Service and Textiles. Among these TVS motors in automobile sector is the biggest. The mission of the company is to be socially responsible, highly profitable and leading producer of a transportation product which is value of money, environmental friendly personal for he customers who are mainly from Asian market and to work for the wellbeing of employee, dealers and suppliers.

    TVS Motor's quality lies in plan and advancement of new items. TVS satisfies customers by envisioning the customer requirement and putting forth quality vehicles at the opportune time and at the correct cost. The client and his perpetually changing need is our constant source of motivation. TVS have demonstrated over and over that this feeling of responsiveness alongside an affinity for quality is a triumphant recipe. The organization has been first in many cases including the launching of seven vehicles on the same day - an uncommon accomplishment in Automotive history.

    The company has four manufacturing plants out of which three are located in Tamil Nadu and one at Karawang in Indonesia. Till date 28 million customers own a TVS bike which has only been possible because of TVS innovation and reliable service and product.

    Units Sold: 2927280

    Market Share: 14.35%



    3. Bajaj Auto


    The Bajaj Group is among the main 10 business houses in India and a leading two wheeler brand.


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    Its impression extends over an extensive variety of enterprises, crossing vehicles (bikes maker and three wheelers producer), home machines, lighting, iron and steel, protection, travel and fund. The group’s well known company, Bajaj Auto, is positioned as the world's fourth biggest three and bike producer and the Bajaj brand is notable over a few nations in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia. Established in 1926, at the peak of India's movement for freedom from the British, the group has a distinguished history. The uprightness, commitment, cleverness and assurance to succeed which are normal for the group today, can be traced back to its introduction to the world amid those days of tireless dedication to a common cause.

    The present Chairman of the group, Rahul Bajaj, assumed responsibility of the business in 1965. Under his guidance the turnover of the Bajaj Auto the leader organization has gone up from INR.72 million to INR. 120 billion, its item portfolio has extended and the brand has found a worldwide market. He is one of India's most recognized business pioneers, bike producer India and universally regarded for his business discernment and entrepreneurial soul.

    Bajaj Auto's has three plants, two  are at chakan and waluj in Maharashtra and third  plant is  at Pant Nagar in Uttranchal which is in  western India. It’s market capitalisation on May 2015 was 640 billion rupee which makes it 23rd biggest traded company in open market. Also The Forbes Global 2000 listing of 2012 positioned it at 1416.

    Units Sold: 3750781

    Market Share: 18.38%



    2. Honda Two Wheelers


    Honda is the world's biggest producer of bikes, known in the world over as Honda two wheelers.


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    It entered in Indian market as HMSI, a 100% auxiliary of Honda Motor Company Ltd, Japan, in 1999. Since its foundation in 1999 at Manesar a district in Gurgaon, Haryana, Honda has satisfied its esteem of offering the most noteworthy quality and value of money product. In spite of being one of the most newer players in the Indian bikes market, Honda has turned into the biggest bike producer and additionally the second biggest bikes organization in India.

    Honda is additionally the quickest developing organization in nation today. With a large group of offices under its name, the principal production line of HMSI is spread more than 52 sections of land including a secured territory of around 100,000 sq. meters in Manesar, District Gurgaon, Haryana with a yearly limit of 1.65 million units. To meet the perpetually expanding requests of the items, Honda has begun operations of its second manufacturing plant  in Tapukara which is in  District Alwar of  Rajasthan. Growing to full operations, Honda producing capacity is increasing by 30 % every year and have reached  to 2.8 million for every annum in FY 12-13.

    Honda's third plant at Narsapura Industrial Area close Bengaluru, Karnataka can to fabricate 1.2 million units. Using generation advances refined at Manesar and Tapukara plants as beginning stage, the third plant is utilized with cutting edge assembling, robotization and condition cordial advances to convey quality items. Honda motorcycle & scooter India has sold exactly 5008103 unit in FY 2016-17 with a growth rate of 12% and it’s the first time that a 100% two wheeler subsidiary of Honda has achieved this.

    Units Sold: 5008103

    Market Share: 24.55%



    1. Hero Motocorp


    Hero MotoCorp Ltd. which was previously Hero Honda Motors Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of two – wheelers in world, based in India.


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    The company in 2001 achieved the position of biggest producer of two wheelers in India and also the number one position in world among two wheeler companies in term of the number of bikes sold in a financial year. Since then it has continued to be on number 1 position and leading brand. Hero Honda began with a normal vision - the vision was of making India mobile and empowering it by its two wheelers. Hero MotoCorp Ltd. in its new form separated from Honda shows that it is committed to provide world class traveling solution with redefined focus on extending the footprint of company across globe.

    Hero Motocorp has four manufacturing facilities in India which are globally benchmarked in terms of facilities and standards. Gurgaon and Dharuhera are two locations in northern India where the manufacturing facilities are. The third assembling plant is based at Haridwar, in the hill state, Uttrakhand; the most recent expansion is the cutting edge Hero Garden Factory in Neemrana, Rajasthan.

    The growth of the company in market of two wheelers in India is result of its ability to expand in new geographies and new growth markets. The extensive sales and service network of Hero Motocorp spans over to 6000 customers contact points which includes blend of approved dealerships, benefit and extra parts outlets, and merchant designated outlets the nation over.

    Units Sold: 6762980

    Market Share: 33.15%


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading two wheeler and motorcycle brands in India are considered

    2. Important parameters like units sold and market share are taken for these companies

    3. Based on these, the ranks of the top bike companies are calculated


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    FMCG companies play a pivotal role in our daily lives. From tooth paste, soaps, daily use items etc FMCG companies have dominated the Indian market and are set to grow further. The FMCG industry has seen some big players but disruption by new players has also changed the Indian scenario. The top Indian FMCG companies include names like HUL, ITC, Nestle and new entrant Patanjali. Here is the list of the top 10 FMCG companies in India 2017 as per Revenue.

    Quick Glance at Top FMCG Companies India 2017

    1st place: HUL

    2nd place: Patanjali

    3rd place: ITC

    4th place: Nestle

    5th place: Godrej

    6th place: Britannia

    7th place: Dabur

    8th place: Tata Global Beverages

    9th place: Marico

    10th place: Colgate Palmolive


    FMCG India 2017 Ranking with Parameters(Revenue):


    10. Colgate-Palmolive

    The Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American consumer products firm founded in 1806 and headquartered in New York.


    It was incorporated in India in the year 1937 and is engaged in the personal care business including oral care. Today, it is the number one name in India in the oral care segment, and the products offered by the company in the oral care segment include toothpaste, toothbrushes, toothpowder, mouthwash and whitening products. The company also manufacturers personal care products such as liquid hand wash, body wash, skin care, hare care and shaving products. Certain other products offered by the company include treatments for gingivitis, sensitivity, mouth ulcers and products such as fluoride therapy and specialty cleaning products.

    The company focuses on the well-being of its customers and is committed towards making people smile. The marketing campaigns of the oral care segment are aimed to showcase the expertise of the company in terms of its products. The company is known for adapting quickly to changes in customer behavior and constantly innovates so as to offer best products to its customers. It does that with its technological expertise as well as investing in hiring the best talent from across the country for its technical as well as managerial roles. Colgate in association with Indian Dental Association aims at improving the oral health awareness and oral care across India on a mass scale. It does that through mechanisms such as exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, training programs, etc.

    Having been an undisputed champion in the oral care segment, it now faces a tough competition from Patanjali which has introduced herbal toothpastes and is eating away quite a bit of market share from Colgate. To counter this, Colgate has launched Cibaca Vedshakti, a herbal toothpaste aimed at the customers preferring a more natural product for oral care.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 4010


    9. Marico

    Founded in 1991, Marico is a leading Indian consumer goods company based out of Mumbai and operating in the beauty and wellness space.


    The company focuses on making a difference to the lives of all its stakeholders and this philosophy is the major reason for the company success over the years. It currently offers products in the categories of hair care, edible oils, skin care, male grooming, fabric care and edible foods under various brands. Some of the leading brands are Parachute, Livon, Set Wet, Nihar, Saffola, Revive, Hair & Care, Mediker, Kaya, Zatak, Black Chic, Eclipse, Hercules, Caivil, Manjal, etc. Parachute is the flagship brand of Marico. It’s other brands and extensions also occupy significant positions and a chunk of market share in a number of health and beauty areas.

    The company’s values guide its everyday business and this in turn reflects in the offerings to its customers. These values include Customer Centric Mindset, Innovation, Transparency and Opennness, Opportunity seeking, Global outlook, Excellence, Bias and Boundarylessness. Its constant innovation in terms of its products along with its effective marketing campaigns has significantly enhanced the brand recognition of Marico and the company is constantly working towards competing effectively in these segments where there is a significant presence of Indian and Global giants. Marico's supportable development story lays on an engaging work culture that urges our individuals to take complete ownership and have a significant positive effect on the whole business ecosystem. The sustainability mindset of the company driving its CSR campaigns focuses on the areas of Resource Optimization, Climate change and Corporate Citizenship. It currently has projects working on energy efficiency, water recycling, renewable energy, material reuse, sustainable procurement, employability and skill development, education and well-being.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 5918


    8. Tata Global Beverages

    With the strong backing of Tata Group, Tata Global Beverages is one of the leading FMCG companies in India.


    Earlier known as Tata Tea Ltd, Tata Global Beverages is based out of Kolkata, and has a pan India product with its products and services. The wide product portfolio of Tata Global Beverages includes tea, coffee, dairy products, water, pepper and other plantation crops. Tata Beverages is one of the largest tea and coffee manufacturer in the world. Apart from tea manufacturing, the company has a strong presence in India with a joint venture with global beverage coffee chain brand Starbucks. The leading brands and subsidiaries of Tata Global Beverages include:

    • Good Earth Teas
    • Tata Coffee
    • Tetley tea
    • Eight O'Clock

    The company has effective marketing strategies in place to promote its products across India. The company effectively utilizes TV, print media, online ads, billboards etc to advertise its products. Apart from advertising the company has also involved actively in CSR activities like Jaago Re, and other scholarship initiatives.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 6963


    7. Dabur

    Dabur India Limited, founded in 1884 and headquartered in Ghaziabad is world’s largest Ayurvedic medicine and natural health care company with over 250 herbal/ayurvedic products.


    The company has offerings in key consumer product categories such as Health suppliments, Oral care, Hair care, Skin care, Home care, Medicines and Digestives. The company’s portfolio includes flagship brands such as Dabur for healthcare products, Rèal for beverages and juices, Fem for skincare and fairness, Vatika for personal care and Hajmola for digestives. Products such as Dabur Amla hair oil, Dabur Chyawanprash, Odomos, Dabur Honey, Odonil, Glucose D, Hajmola, Pudin hara are some of the widely used products across all Indian households. One of the most trusted names in the country today, which is evident by the brand trust report over the years, Dabur is dedicated to the health and well being of every household. Its innovation mindset helps it evolve its products offerings based on the changes in the needs and demands of the customers. The company is known for its honesty and transparency and it always aims to live up to its reputation. The company is also committed towards developing its most important asset, its employees and always encourages and rewards excellence.

    Dabur India drives its CSR policy through Sandesh, a registered organization aimed at rural development. The key areas of operations of Sandesh are promoting education, both formal and non formal, promoting hygiene and health, promoting income generation and self-reliance. The focus of the initiatives is not charity but to enable deprived communities lead a better life.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 7691


    6. Britannia

    Britannia Industries, an Indian food products corporation based out of Bangalore.


    Currently owned by the Wadia Group, its principal activity is the sale and manufacture of bakery products including biscuits, bread, cakes, rusk and dairy products such as cheese, milk, butter, dahi and ghee. The company has an estimated market share of 38% across the food products category. The well known brand names in biscuits are Tiger, Good Day, Treat, Pure Magic, Milk Bikis, Nice Time, Nutri Choice, Bourbon, Little Hearts, 50 50, etc.  It also has famous products across other categories such as Britannia rusk, cheese cubes, ghee, etc.

    For over a century it has served the Indian customers with a range of nutritious, fresh and taste-rich products. Their products are a superior combination of food traditions and innovation, which is what makes it products so popular. The best of ingredients are used in the making of these products and more than half of its products are enhanced with micronutrients. Its constant innovation and proximity to customers helps it modify its product range in accordance with the changing demands of the customers. The company’s focus on quality and freshness has made it a winner of a number of awards and has establish the brand trust that has led it to 33rd rank in the Brand Trust report 2017.

    The company’s CSR initiatives have focused on community development through health and family welfare programs, free education, nutrition, education, etc. Waste management and Energy conservation have also been the areas of focus for the company. The company’s biggest competitor in the biscuits segment is Parle and it also faces tough competition from Nestlè in its dairy products.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 8844


    5. Godrej

    Godrej Consumer products limited, subsidiary of the Godrej group, is an Indian consumer goods company established in 2001 and headquartered in Mumbai.


    As of 2014, it employs around 21000 employees and has manufacturing units across various regions of the country such as Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Pondicherry, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu. It offers products across three segments personal care, hair care and household care. The products offered by the company include soaps, hair colour, liquid detergents, room fresheners, hand wash, mosquito and pest repellent products. Some of the brands of this company are Cinthol, Godrej expert, Godrej No. 1, Hit, Good Knight, Ezee, Aer, Protekt, Godrej Fair Glow, etc. The company is a leader in hair colour, household insecticides and liquid detergents and number two player in soaps in India.

    GCPL's R&D offices concentrate on growing new items, institutionalizing new diagnostic strategies and discovering less expensive and more plentiful options to key crude materials. Through this innovative work focus, GCPL constantly collaborates with customers to acquire feedback on its items and data obtained is utilized to for the betterment of their new product development strategies.

    The company is committed towards giving back to the society, as a part of Good and Green, it focuses on building a greener India, creating a more employable workforce and innovating for good and green products. Its other CSR activities are focused on community development, watershed management and urban waste management. The company is constantly engaged in working towards achieving its objectives towards giving back to the society. All this along with the company’s history makes Godrej a trustworthy brand across Indian households.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 9134


    4. Nestlè

    Nestlè, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, established in 1866 and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, is the largest food company across the world.


    Its relationship with India dates back to 1912 and has been a part of the Indian growth story. The products offered by Nestlè in India range across categories such as milk and nutrition, chocolates and confectionary, beverages and prepared dishes and cooking aids. Some of the famous brands of the company are Nescafe, Nestlè Everyday, Sunrise, Maggi, Kitkat, Milkybar, Milkmaid, Nestea, Munch, Bar one, Polo and many more. It has been committed towards offering products of global standards to customers across the country. It has focused on Taste, Nutrition, Health and Wellness and well-being of the customers and its tagline ‘Good Food, Good life’ resonates with that. It aims to create value to the customers by offering a wide variety of safe, high quality food products at prices that are affordable. It constantly develops its product range so as to meet the changing needs and demands of the customers. The company with its product offerings has also given a major push to the dairy sector of the country and has helped develop the milk economy.

    Creating shared value is the ideology of Nestlè and it constantly works towards giving back to the society. Its programs aimed at nutrition, rural development and water/environment conservation help communities across the country benefit from its operations. In terms of business the company faces major competition from Amul, Mondelez, ITC and other FMCG giants and it constantly evolves its product range to stay ahead.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 9159


    3. ITC

    Established in 1910, ITC Limited is an Indian conglomerate headquartered in Kolkata.


    The company has a diversified business portfolio ranging from Cigarettes, FMCG products, Paperboard and packaging to hotels and IT. The company’s product offering in the FMCG sector includes Branded packaged foods, Personal care products, matches and incense sticks along with lifestyle retailing. Some of the major food brands of the company are Aashirvaad, Kitchens of India, Sunfeast, Mint-o, Candyman, Gum-o, Bingo and Yippee. In the personal care segment it offers products under the brand names Fiama Di Wills, Superia, Essenza Di Wills, Vivel and Engage. Mangaldeep, Aim, Ship and I Kno are some of its brands in the safety matches and incense sticks segment.

    The Company's institutional qualities - profound comprehension of the Indian buyer, solid trademarks, profound and wide distribution network, agri-sourcing capabilities, packaging skills and culinary expertise - keep on being adequately utilized to quickly develop its FMCG business. The company is committed to offering innovation, quality and differentiation to its customers, which is backed by world-class R&D, superior customer insights and efficient supply chain. Given the tough competition in the FMCG segment, the company has faced a decline in its ranking in the brand trust report in the last few years. In terms of CSR, ITC’s e-Chaupal initiative aimed at making Internet available to the farmers in the country, has helped millions of farmers utilize the power of information. Its other CSR initiatives are focused on afforestation, health and sanitation, women empowerment, primary education along with animal husbandry and waste recycling. Given the company being a giant in the tobacco industry, it sometimes has been questioned for its ethical practices.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 10336


    2. Patanjali

    Patanjali Ayurved Limited, the fastest growing FMCG Company in the country is a mineral and herbal products company established in 2006 and headquartered in the industrial areas of Haridwar.


    Established by Baba Ramdev along with Acharya Balkrishna, the objective of the company is to establish the science of Ayurved in accordance with the technology of today. The products offered by the company are in the personal care and foods segments including baby care and beauty products. Currently it has around 450 different kinds of products and it also manufactures over 300 medicines for the treatment of a range of body ailments. The company claims that all its products are made from natural components and Ayurveda. Patanjali’s Dant Kanti, Ghee, Kesh Kanti, herbal bath soap and honey are some of the its best selling products which have propelled the growth of this company. Patanjali’s noodles was an attempt to promote a more healthy eating habit in the kids of the country.

    The reasons for the success of the company are two folds; one is the shift in the lifestyle of the Indian customers towards using more natural and Ayurvedic products, the second reason is that the Patanjali products are significantly less expensive than other personal care and food products in the market. This has made a significant proportion of Indian middle class to move towards Patanjali. This has led to a cause of concern for industry leaders such as HUL and Colgate whose products have been directly challenged by Patanjali products.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 10561


    1. HUL

    Hindustan Unilever Limited is the largest consumer goods company in India, established in 1933 and is based out of Mumbai.


    The company known for its presence across almost all categories of consumer products, has a variety of products in each of the categories targeted at almost all the customer segments. It has products in over 20 consumer categories majorly Food & Drink, Personal care, Home care and Water purifier serving over 700 million customers across the country and is undoubtedly the market leader in the FMCG sector. Some of the famous brands of HUL are Dove, Lux, Lifebuoy, Pears, Hamam, Lyril, Rexona, Surf Excel, Wheel, Comfort, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Lakmè, Vaseline, Bru, Taj Mahal, Lipton, Brooke Bond, Cornetto, Kisan, Annapurna, Magnum, Close up, Pepsodent, and many more.

    The company with its exhaustive product range and wide distribution network aims to provide products fulfilling the needs and demands of all the segments of the society across the country. The company has always focused on innovative product offerings and adapting itself to the market changes, which has helped it maintain its market leadership.

    Hindustan Unilever Foundation is a CSR initiative of the company aimed at community development related to water management. The other sustainability initiatives of HUL focus on health and hygiene, enhancing livelihoods, sustainable sourcing, greenhouse emissions, etc. Its rural initiative Shiksha, aims to empower under privileged rural women. Given its scale of operations and line filling strategy, HUL has been able to keep competition at bay and maintain clear leadership in the market for a long time. Today, HUL faces tough competition from Patanjali given the growing demand for the latter’s products and a demand for natural and ayurvedic products.

    Revenue Rs (Cr): 30782

    Rank Methodology

    1. The leading FMCG companies are considered for the analysis

    2. The revenues of the companies are taken

    3. Based on the revenues, the companies are ranked to find the top FMCG Indian companies


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    Public Sector enterprises have been the backbone ever since the Indian industrial sector has started. These companies have a strong backing of the Government of India, and are spread across various sectors like electricity, coal, oil & gas, power etc. Some of the top Indian PSU companies include names like Indian Oil, ONGC, NTPC, BPCL etc. Here is the list of the top 10 PSU (Public Sector) companies in India 2017 as per Market Cap, Net Income and Net Profit.

    Quick Glance at Top PSU Companies India 2017

    1st place: Indian Oil

    2nd place: ONGC

    3rd place: NTPC

    4th place: BPCL

    5th place: Coal India

    6th place: Gas Authority of India

    7th place: Power Grid Corporation

    8th place: HPCL

    9th place: Power Finance Corporation

    10th place: BHEL

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    PSU India 2017 Ranking with Parameters (Market Cap, Net Income & Profit):


    10. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

    Bharat Heavy Electricals was incorporated in the year 1964 and the company is one of the giants in power plant equipment manufacturing.


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    They provide services including designing, testing and commissioning as well and have developed expertise in various critical equipments in a power plant like Boilers, Turbines, Pumps, Compressors, Switchgears, and other power generation/transmission systems. The company is also investing heavily on its research and development especially in fuel cells, coatings and sensors. It controls approximately 60% of power plant equipment capacity in the country. They have close to about 42,000 employees and the company believes in providing sustainable business solutions to its clients. They have also established their presence overseas with projects in Oman, Malaysia, New Zealand, Egypt, UAE to name a few.

    Globally, the company has a power generating bas of 170GW and thereby playing a vital role in securing the energy needs of the country. The company is able to achieve this feat as an engineering and technology giant by striving to maintain highest standards of quality in all their works and competing globally against some of the best firms in their industry. Mr. Atul Sobti is the current Chairman and Managing director of BHEL. Corporate Social Responsibility is of paramount importance to this firm which believes in contributing value to nation building by ethical practices. The organisation acts in the best interest of all stakeholders and engages more with the local community inhabiting in the vicinity of their plants.

    BHEL is ranked as Tenth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 43,004 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 28,617 crores and Rs. 639 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 43004.33

    Net Income (INR Crores): 28617.07

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 639.89


    9. Power Finance Corporation

    The Power Finance Corporation was setup in the year 1986, and has been a strong player in India.


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    It was made in acknowledgement of the fact there is a dire need of power infrastructure in the country and the capital needs since it is a long- term commitment. It was setup as a non-banking financial institution and registered with Reserve Bank of India. The institution  was committed to funding power infrastructure in the country and promote the development power and other allied sectors. The were awarded Navaratna status by Government of India in 2007. The products/services of Corporation include Project Term Loan, Short Term financial capital, Leasing, Consulting services in the fields of power generation and transmission. Some of the initiatives of PFC include Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme, Distribution reforms, management & Upgrades, Independent Transmission Projects, mega power projects, etc.

    Shri Rajeev Sharma is the current Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation. The company is headquartered in New Delhi and for the FY 2015-16 alone they have sanctioned close to Rs 65000 crore of capital for various power infrastructure projects in the country. They are in on a number of joint ventures with National Power Exchange Limited and Energy Efficiency Services Limited.

    Power Finance Corporation is ranked as nineth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 21,054 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 27,809 crores and Rs. 6,795 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 21054.59

    Net Income (INR Crores): 27809.14

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 6795.53


    8. Hindustan Petroleum

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation was first established in 1952 as Standard Vacuum Refining company.


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    The company was then later renamed in 1974 as Hindustan Petroleum after the merger of Lube India and Esso Standard vacuum refining company. HPCL owns two refineries in Mumbai and Vishakapatnam, which are the spine of the business of the company. The capacity of refinery in Mumbai is 6.5 MMTPA and at Vishakapatnam is 8.3 MMTPA. The corporation also operates largest Lube refinery with capacity of 428 TMT. It has a pipeline network spanning approximately 3000 kms for transporting petroleum and allied products. The corporation constantly strives to provide excellent innovative products and services to both domestic as well as international customers. They focus on profitable growth and also deliver high returns to their shareholders. Mr M.K.Surana is the current Chairman and Managing Director of HPCL.

    HPCL is estimated to have some 5.3 crore customers and around 4500 dealers throughout the country.  Some major renovation works are being carried out at their Mumbai and Vishakpatnam refineries in addition to capacity addition in pipeline networks. They also supply fuels to power plants, airlines and other energy intensive industries thereby playing an important role in energy security of the nation. The company has four subsidiaries HPCL Biofuels, Prize petroleum company, CREDA-HPCL Biofuel and HPCL Rajasthan refinery.

    Hindustan Petroleum is ranked as Eighth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 18,141 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 1,77,694 crores and Rs. 5,942 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 18141.95

    Net Income (INR Crores): 177694.15

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 5942.95


    7. Power Grid Corporation Limited

    The Power Grid Corporation was incorporated in the year 1989 primarily for the purpose of power transmission in the country.


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    The company was to design, plan and operate power transmission from plants to the consumers. The challenge was not only in putting the infrastructure in place but also in deploying state of the art technology and aligning it with the needs of public and private power generators. The corporate accounts for nearly half the power distribution in the country and it began its operations in 1991. They also undertake both regional and national power distribution grids to facilitate power transmission and help in the process of nation building. They were awarded Navaratna status by Government of India 2008.

    Shri I S Jha is the current Chairman and Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation limited. The company has assets spread all over India with headquarters in Gurgaon, Haryana and they have approximately 1,35,000 km of transmission network.

    Power Grid Corporation Limited is ranked as Sixth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 96,113 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 24,763 crores and Rs. 7,202 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 96113.10

    Net Income (INR Crores): 24763.81

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 7202.84


    6. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)

    The company was incorporated in 1984 with the view to explore, develop, create and maintain natural gas infrastructure in the country.


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    It came under the ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the company’s first assignment was the Hazira Vijaypur Jagdhispur pipeline project, and then, they set up LPG plants and research facilities. Mahanagar gas was formed as a joint venture with British gas in 1994. The company went for an initial public offering in 1996 and subsequently was conferred navaratna status by government of India in 1997. GAIL’s oil and gas exploration efforts were rewarded with a major breakthrough when they discovered gas in a block at Myanmar and Oil at Cambay. The company’s core vision is to optimize the use of natural gas and thus contribute to the nation building in an efficient as well as effective manner. They strive to hold highest standards of ethics, safety and safeguarding the interests of their shareholders in all their ventures and projects.

    Shri B.C.Tripathi is the current chairman and managing director of GAIL. They operate in multiple verticals spanning across the natural gas value chain like Liquid hydrocarbons, Gas transmission, Petrochemicals, etc. Sustainability in operations is embedded in their DNA and the company aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. Reducing water consumption and increasing the waste water recycling are other such targets set by the management in their plans to counter the climate change challenges. True to this, they were awarded by PetroFed in 2016 as ‘Company of the year’ in Environmental Sustainability category.

    GAIL is ranked as Sixth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 53,050 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 46,448 crores and Rs. 4,077 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 53050.70

    Net Income (INR Crores): 46448.89

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 4077.74


    5. Coal India Limited

    Coal India Limited was incorporated in the year 1975 as the only state mining company is one of the largest producer of coal in the world today.


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    With India being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the consumption needs of the country are proliferating at a rapid pace. The three main core industries Steel, Power and Cement which reflect the health of the economy are major consumers of coal in the country. It is also worth noting that coal based power generation accounts for nearly 70% of power generation and India is also the third largest country in terms of volumes of coal production. The company was granted Maharatna status in 2011. Coal India supplies high quality coal to about 98 coal based power plants in the country and guards the market against volatility. The company strives to produce coal by efficient and effective eco-friendly practices in the environment of highest standards of ethics, safety and quality. The company was listed in 2010 and soon went on to become the most valuable company by market capitalisation in 2011. Some of the products of CIL are coking coal, non-coking coal, washed and beneficiated coal, middlings, coal fines and heavy/light oil.

    Mr Suthertha Bhattacharya is the chairman and managing director of CIL. Corporate Social Responsibility is part of the working culture in this organisation, and they work closely with the pollution control boards as well as various stakeholders connected with the firm. They have a satellite monitored land reclamation and restoration programme to ensure transparency in their operations.

    Coal India is ranked as Fifth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 1,74,868 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 247 crores and Rs. 15,012 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 174868.55

    Net Income (INR Crores): 247.57

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 15012.34


    4. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

    The origin of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited can be traced back to 1880’s when the Burma Oil Company was formed to explore and refine petroleum products.


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    Since then over the course of history capped with multiple achievements the company signed agreement with government of India in 1951 and later was taken over in 1976 by the Indian government and renamed as Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. The corporation has 4 refineries in operation currently namely the Mumbai Refinery, Kochi Refinery, Numaligarh Refinery and Bina Refinery (Oman). The company wants to find profitable growth opportunity amid highly competitive environment. They also invest in developing and nurturing world class talent and strive to achieve excellence in all their operations. Innovation, Care and Reliability form the core DNA of this company which have multiple businesses from refineries, aviation, cooking fuels to providing commercial & industrial fuels.

    The corporation has close to 8000 industrial customers from both private and public undertakings. Some of the most prominent customers of BPCL in this segment are Indian Army, Railways, State transportation and electricity boards. Some of their products are gases, bitumen, fuels, solvents, etc. MAX lubricants and Bharatgas are most coveted brands of BPCL. The company has close to 14,000 fuel stations and offer products from Petrol/Diesel to Speed fuels and LPG. They have programmes to incentivise the customers like PetroBonus for motorists and SmartFleet for commercial trucks. Apart from this, they are developing strong expertise on alternative, greener energy fuels.

    Bharat Petroleum is ranked as Fourth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 52,007 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 1,89,432 crores and Rs. 8,747 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 52007.83

    Net Income (INR Crores): 189432.51

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 8747.33



    3. National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC)

    NTPC was incorporated in the year 1975 with the objective of becoming one of the world’s best power companies and also to build and maintain power infrastructure in the country.


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    The mission was to provide reliable electricity to the industries and households in an efficient as well as economical manner. The core values of NTPC is Integrity, Customer-Focus, Organisational Pride, Mutual Respect & Trust, Innovation & Learning and Total Quality & Safety. The company operates in multiple verticals: Hydro-electric power generation, renewable energy and Nuclear energy with expertise in entire value chain of power generation business. The corporation was awarded Maharatna status by Government of India in 2010. In total the company has about 20 coal based plants, 1 hydro and wind power station, 7 gas based plants and also joint ventures in solar projects. The company wants to hit 130GW capacity and also diversify its fuel mix by 2032 and to achieve this target it is diversifying its business portfolios including greenfield projects, joint ventures, inorganic growth model and also strong backward integration in the value chain.

    Shri Gurdeep Singh is the current Chairman & Managing Director of NTPC. The company has close to 18% of total national installed capacity and went for an IPO in 2004. Corporate Social Responsibility is the core part of NTPC’s business and they invest heavily in technologies to reduce pollution. The corporation’s top priority is safety of its employees and people living in and around their power plants. In the FY 2015-16, they spent approximately Rs 500 crore on CSR activities.

    NTPC is ranked as Third best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 1,35,555 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 72,429 crores and Rs. 18,153 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 135555.43

    Net Income (INR Crores): 75966.62

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 10049.16



    2. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)

    The company was incorporated in 1956 after the government of India recognised the importance of oil and natural gas exploration.


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    It was created to ensure energy security and also to cut down on importing oil which was causing a lot of strain on government coffers’. The oil and Natural gas Directorate was set up and soon the company found resources in some parts of Assam and Cambay before expanding to all parts of the country. After the liberalization of the economy in 1991, the government divested and de-regulated the sector thereby ONGC became a limited company under the company’s act. The corporation has discovered majority of producing basins and has 1184 wells offshore and 4735 oil wells onshore. They also account for approximately 70% of crude oil and natural gas production in the country. In short, they produce around 1.2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.

    Their vision is to be an integrated global leader in energy business by leveraging best of talents, knowledge excellence and corporate governance. The company is awarded Navaratna status by Government of India in 1996 and they have about 35,000 employees on roll. They hold to highest standards of quality, ethics and values and at the same time aim to establish competitive advantage by their R&D. Mr D K Sarraf is the Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC. The ONGC Videsh is the wholly owned subsidiary of the company and they hold stake in some of the vital oil basins in the world. They also supply to other Indian giants in the industry like HPCL, BPCL, IOCL to name a few.

    ONGC is ranked as Second best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 1,59,388 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 72,429 crores and Rs. 18,153 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 159388.78

    Net Income (INR Crores): 72429.95

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 18153



    1. Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL)

    The Indian Oil Corporation was first established in the year 1959 as Indian Oil Company and later merged with Indian refineries limited in 1964 to form Indian Oil Corporation Limited.


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    It is by far the largest Indian corporation having expertise from refining till marketing of petroleum and its allied products. It has a number of subsidiaries in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, UAE, etc with the total refining capacity of 80+ MMTPA, making it the largest oil & gas company in India. The company controls almost half of the refineries in the country and constantly works to upgrade existing installed capacities to remain competitive in the highly volatile industry. The pipeline network of Indian Oil spans around 12,000 km out of which 5000 km of crude oil pipeline with capacity to carry 40.4 MMTPA, 7000 km of product pipeline with capacity of 45 MMTPA and 140 km of Gas pipeline. The company has close to about 45,000 customer contact points throughout the country. This includes about 25,000 fuel stations spread across the country.

    Mr. B Ashok is the current chairman of IOCL. The corporation plays a vital role in securing the energy needs of the country and also to provide high quality products that are eco-friendly for the environment. Some of the brands of IOCL include Indane cooking gas which is used in about 10 crores households. SERVO, XTRAPREMIUM, PROPEL are other famous brands under IOCL. The company has a state of the art R&D centre in Faridabad where they are working on next gen energy fuels like harnessing solar power, hydrogen cells, synthetics, shale oil, etc.

    Indian Oil is the number one PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs.1,06,793 crores and Net income and profit of Rs.3,58,272 crores and Rs 17,071 crores respectively.

    Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 106793.49

    Net Income (INR Crores): 358272.22

    Net Profit (INR Crores): 17071.03


    Rank Methodology

    1. The leading PSU or public sector companies are selected

    2. Parameters like Mar Cap, Net income and net profit are considered, which are then normalized

    3. Based on this a final score is calculated and the final ranks are found


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    Apparel companies have been growing steadily all over the world. Apparel brands have increased their business not only by globally opening their stores but also through e-commerce portals. These lifestyle and clothing brands are among the biggest in the world and are popular across the globe. The top apparel brands in the world include brands like Christian Dior, Nike, H&M, Zara etc. Here is the list of the top 10 apparel brands in the world 2017 as per Revenue.

    Quick Glance at Top Apparel Brands in World 2017

    1st place: Christian Dior

    2nd place: Nike

    3rd place: H&M

    4th place: Zara

    5th place: Adidas

    6th place: Gap

    7th place: Louis Vuitton

    8th place: Uniqlo

    9th place: Ralph Lauren

    10th place: Hermès

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Apparel 2017 Ranking with Parameters (Revenue):


    10. Hermès

    A high fashion luxury goods brand, Hermès is based out of France.


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    Thierry Hermès founded it in the year 1837, and it is headquartered at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France. It is a high-end brand, which specializes in leather, perfumes, lifestyle accessories, jewellery, ready to wear, watches and home furnishings. The company has an old-fashioned business model where all the goods are completely hand made and are manufactured in workshops. The company focuses on quality manufacturing and hence each item is produced end to end by one single person, which gives it the quality as well as uniqueness. The company has its own designers and it does not license any of its products so as to ensure there is control over the quality and manufacturing.

    The stores are spread across the globe satisfying the accessory addiction in the fashion industry. The products of Hermès are a pure example of craftsmanship and Hermès is one of the few brands, which provides desirable, quality products without exploiting the workforce. Scarves are one of the highest selling products of Hermès along with handbags. It is believed that one Hermès scarf is sold somewhere in the world every 25 seconds. The current CEO of the company is Axel Dumas and the company’s revenue is $ 5.4 billion.

    Revenue (million $): 5400


    9. Ralph Lauren

    Ralph Lauren is one of the leading apparel brands in the world serving customers globally.


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    An American apparel company started by the designer Ralph Lauren in the year 1967, Ralph Lauren is a leading luxury brand in today’s apparel and accessories industry across the world offering a variety of products for men, women and children. It has 493 directly operated stores across the world. Apart from apparel and accessories it has also ventured into the fragrances and home segment. Polo Ralph Lauren, the flagship brand of the company was the first complete line of sportswear and tailored clothing. A lot of brands such as Polo Sport, Club Monaco, Lauren Ralph Lauren, etc. offering products in different categories are currently active under the umbrella brand Ralph Lauren. The company started out with the product men’s ties in 1967 and by 1968 a full line of menswear Polo was introduced into the market.

    It has been the official outfitter for US Open in the year 2005, Wimbledon in the year 2006 and for US Open Golf Championships in the year 2011. It is also the exclusive parade outfitter for the US Olympic and Paralympic teams. With a brand value of $6.6 million and revenue of $ 7.6 billion, it is one of the leading names in the fashion industry worldwide.

    Revenue (million $): 7600


    8. Uniqlo

    A Japanese designer, manufacturer and retailer, Uniqlo is a brand known worldwide for casual wear.


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    Founded in 1949 in Yamaguchi, Japan this company now employs over 30,000 employees and is currently headquartered at Tokyo. Deriving the name from unique clothing, it is not a luxury-clothing brand but is widely accepted as a casual wear, minimalist clothing brand. The brand sells exclusively through Uniqlo stores across the world and its major stores are in Japan (841), China (457) and other Asian countries along with stores in US and European countries. The company took services of a major consulting company related to merchandising, display, store-design and visual merchandising which helped it become a success across the globe. The cheap manufacturing in China prompted the company to outsource its manufacturing activities to China and these low-cost goods proved to be popular in recession-ridden Japan.

    The company currently has a brand value of $ 9.6 million and plans to be the biggest Specialty retailer of private label apparel in the whole world by 2020.  Its current CEO is Tadashi Yanai and its current revenue is approximately $ 10 billion.

    Revenue (million $): 10000


    7. Louis Vuitton

    The French lifestyle brand LV or Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s most recognizable and valuable names in the business.


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    Founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton, it sells luxury trunks, hand-made leather goods as well as shoes, watches, sunglasses, books, perfumes and other accessories. The LV initials are exhibit on all the brand’s products that are sold through company owned standalone boutiques, high-end department stores and its own e-commerce website. Valued at USD 24.3 billion, it topped the list of the ten most powerful brands published by the Millward Brown Optimor's 2011 BrandZ study.

    It is one of the most counterfeited brands in the worlds, owing to its aspirational status.

    LV trunks have been made by hand ever since the company’s inception, taking 60 hours to complete while a suitcase takes almost 15 hours. LV also produces limited edition bags and accessories each fashion season, available only to a select few through reservation. It has collaborated with designers like Takashi Murakami for the Monogramouflage Collection and Marc Jacobs and Yayoi Kusama for the Infinitely Kusama Collection recently.

    Revenue (million $): 10000


    6. GAP

    GAP is an iconic fashion brand and one of the largest apparel brands across the world.


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    It was founded in 1969 in San Francisco California and today; it is the largest specialty retailer in the United States and 3rd largest across the world in terms of stores with 3,727 functional stores across 52 countries. It also has the ability to ship to 214 countries. The company targeted its apparels for a younger generation thereby getting its name from the generation gap at the time. Although it started off as a store that sold Levi’s, it soon launched its own brand of Jeans. It currently serves a broad demographic of customers. Its sub brands Banana republic and Old Navy provide a more sophisticated image and fun, fashion and value for young customers and families respectively. It modifies its store design and product proliferation according to the needs of the local market and the costs of the apparels are also significantly different across different markets.

    The brand association for GAP is one of the best in the fashion industry that is apparent by its brand value of a whooping $ 15.65 million. Its revenue is estimated at approximately $ 13.8 billion and this leading fashion brand employs 1,37,000 employees across the world.

    Revenue (million $): 13800


    5. Adidas

    Adidas is a global apparel brand focused on sport clothes and sports wear serving customers worldwide.


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    Adidas, one of the top sports apparel and accessories manufacturer in the world, was founded in August 1949 by Adolf Dassler and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.  It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and second largest in the world. Adidas sells a variety of clothing items such as men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, pants, leggings and jackets. One of the major focuses has been football kits and it has been a real innovator in terms of its products for the game. From clothes to boots to the football itself, it is a major player and supplier in the football equipment industry across the world. Apart from Football, Adidas provides equipment such as boots, kits for all major sports. Even for the non-sports customers it has an exhaustive product catalogue for t-shirts, tracksuits, shoes and other gear. It also designs and sells perfumes, deodorants, aftershave along with watches, bags, sandals, eyewear etc. Reebok is one of the noteworthy subsidiaries of Adidas.

    Adidas has been official sponsor for various teams and players across different sports for a long time. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester United are a few clubs that are sponsored by Adidas and individual players such as Andy Murray, Lionel Messi, Virat Kohli are a few sportspersons sponsored by Adidas. Its brand value is characterized by the brand loyalty and its brand is valued at approximately $ 10 million and current revenue is % 15.3 billion.

    Revenue (million $): 15300


    4. Zara

    Rosalia Mera and Amancio Ortega founded the Spanish clothing brand Zara in 1975.


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    The world’s largest apparel retailer Inditex group owns it, and it was initially known for low price lookalikes of higher-end fashion brands. 13 years after its inception, Zara went international, beginning in Portugal expanding rapidly to the US and then to France and to the present almost 2200 stores. Interbrand’s list of best global brands ranked it 30th in 2015 with a value of USD 15.9 billion. Zara now produces fashionable apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and kids based on the current consumer trends. It is known for its highly responsive supply chain that employs RFIDs easing the shipping of products to stores twice a week, and making it more profitable by closely following capricious consumer preferences. The company aims to attract customers to repeat visits to their stores by carrying over basic fashion designs from year to year and keeping fashion forward designs on shelves for considerably shorter durations. Its most fashionable items are produced in Europe while products with longer shelf life are sourced from low cost producers in Asia.

    Zara is also committed to eradicating hazardous chemicals effluents all through its supply chain and products by the year 2020 in line with Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign.

    Revenue (million $): 15900


    3. H&M

    H & M (Hennes & Mauritz AB) is a successful Swedish multinational clothing retail company that along with its associated brands operates over 4,000 stores across 62 countries.


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    It is the world’s second largest clothing retailer and the only company ahead of it is Spain based Inditex. Online presence is one of the defining features of this brand. The international brick and mortar growth and e-commerce growth makes the company one of the most rapid growing fashion retailers in the world. Founded in 1947 by Erling Persson and currently headquartered at Stockholm, H&M offers fast-fashion clothing and accessories for men, women, children as well as teenagers. The brand has been promoted with the help of collaborations with various designers and celebrities. The brand has come up with different collections from designers across the world not only in the clothing segment but also in the accessories segment. It is also known for constantly updating its collection so as to provide trend-setting options to its valuable customers.

    The brand value for H&M is a whooping $ 19 million and current revenues are $ 21.45 billion. Stefan Persson is the current CEO of the company and the company employed a total of 1,48,000 employees as of Dec 2015.

    Revenue (million $): 21500


    2. Nike

    Nike is one of the most recognizable brand in the world of apparel and sports.


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    Nike, the brand with the highest brand value in the apparel industry, appx $ 32 million, is one of the world’s top manufacturers of sports equipment and is also the largest suppliers of athletic apparels and footwear. It is an American multinational corporation, headquartered at Beaverton, Oregon. The company currently employs more than 62,000 employees and has revenue in excess of $ 30 billion. Nike makes a variety of sports gear such as shoes, jerseys, shorts etc. for a variety of sports such as Soccer, track and field, baseball, cricket, basketball, etc. It is known for its constant innovation in terms of the apparels and footwear providing high performance to the athletes using the gear. Not only in the sports field, but Nike has also established itself as a brand name in the street fashion industry with products such as tracksuits, running shoes, baseball caps, sneakers, leggings, sweatpants etc.

    Its marketing campaign involves promoting its products through sponsoring top teams and athletes across various sports. Michael Jordan, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rory Mcllroy are some of the athletes sponsored by Nike. It is also the official kit sponsor of Indian Cricket team, Barcelona, Chelsea and many more. Also, Nike ranks among the top 3 in the world in terms of being climate friendly according to one survey.

    Revenue (million $): 30600


    1. Christian Dior

    Designer Christian Dior in Paris founded the brand in 1946. Spring summer 1947 saw his first fashion collection within the Huit and Corolle lines.


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    Dior was known for using large volumes of textiles despite the post-war fabric sanctions and was also lambasted for designing corsets considered restrictive and regressive. Christian Dior entered the scents business in the late 1940s with the Diorama perfume and the cosmetics market with a lipstick in the mid 1950s. The Dior Homme line for men was released in 1970s gaining prominent male clientele only in the early 2000s. Watches were also added to the Dior jewelry repertoire in the 2000s.

    Christian Dior boasts of Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Monica Bellucci amongst its ambassadors and designers like Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano. It has been criticized for promoting anorexia nervosa and unrealistic body image among women by designing unrealistically small clothes.

    The brand operates from 210 locations presently and is valued at USD 25 billion.

    Revenue (million $): 41600


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading apparel brands in the world are considered

    2. Revenue of the brands are taken and weightages of 50% are given to them

    3. Based on this a total score is calculated and a final rank is done


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