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    French companies have a strong presence not only in Europe but across the world. The largest companies in France are spread across sectors like banking, automobile, pharmaceutical, energy etc. The top companies in France include names like Sanofi, AXA, Total, BNP, EDF, Renault along with Saint-Gobain, VINCI, Renault etc. Here is the list of the top 10 companies in France 2017.


    Quick Glance

    1st place: AXA Group

    2nd place: Total

    3rd place: BNP Paribas

    4th place: EDF

    5th place: Peugeot

    6th place: Renault

    7th place: Christian Dior

    8th place: VINCI

    9th place: Saint-Gobain

    10th place: Sanofi

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Sanofi

    Sanofi is a world leader life sciences company with a strong workforce of 100,000 employees in approximately 100 countries.


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    The company has also 87 manufacturing facilities in some 38 countries and provide services in over 170 countries. The company has five major business verticals namely diabetes & cardiovascular, vaccines, general medicines & emerging markets, consumer healthcare and specialty care. Sanofi has always been an innovation driven firm with the company spending €5.2 billion in research and development in 2016. The group has close to four R&D hubs spread across Europe, Asia and North America. The company reaps 36.6% of its revenue from USA followed by 28.4%(emerging markets), 25.7%(Europe) and 9.3%(rest). In 2016, General medicines contributes 42.8% of revenue to the firm followed by cardiovascular & diabetes (18.9%)

    Being a responsible pharmaceutical company, Sanofi has stringent internal quality processes and structures with compliance systems in place to align themselves with the regulatory framework. The company has partnerships with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO amongst others thus strengthening the commitment of the organisation to tackle the menace of health inequality by providing affordable healthcare to a third of world’s population. The company has committed to address the climate change by reducing their energy and carbon footprint and optimization the production, wastage & disposal, filling and packaging of their products.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Sanofi has total sales of $37.4 billion and net profit of $5.2 billion and they are ranked as tenth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 37.4

    Profits ($Bn): 5.2


    9. Saint-Gobain

    Saint-Gobain was established in 1665 headquartered in Paris and today the group employs more than 170,000 people with operation in more than 68 countries with 8 research centres.


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    The company has immense experience and ability to transform their offerings by upholding high quality and innovative products. The company has consistently performed well among challenging global environment and the emphasis laid on energy efficiency to cut down electricity consumption and contribute to green and responsible corporate influence to address global warming and climate change. They have products ranging from photovoltaic glass, window glass, insulation and water supply systems to meet the growing challenges in the design and construction industry. The company has high performance materials like abrasives, performance plastics, fabrics, ceramics and flat glasses and they have a R&D budget of close to €430m.

    Saint-Gobain serves automobile industry, residential construction, commercial structures and industrial applications. In India, the company has two business Saint Gobain India private Limited and Grindwell Norton Limited. The construction products of saint gobain are CertainTeed(external building solutions), Gyproc(gypsum products), Weber(tiles,grouts,sealers) and pipes. The company has core values which guides their vision and mission such as commitment, loyalty, integrity, respect and solidarity.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Saint Gobain has total sales of $43.2 billion and net profit of $1.5 billion and they are ranked as ninth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 43.2

    Profits ($Bn): 1.5


    8. VINCI

    VINCI is a concessions and contracting company headquartered in France which was established in 1899 by Mr. Alexandre Giros and Louis Loucheur.


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    It is one of the largest infrastructure company in the world with 183,487 employees worldwide and a total of 270,000 projects. About close to 59% of revenue of the company was from France and 83% of total revenue was from their contracting business. The company employs close to 169,192 employees in contracting which is approximately 92% of their total workforce. VINCI pursues a strategy of finding a right mix of long term value creation for shareholders, builders, suppliers, employees and customers.

    Contracting business requires relatively less capital and strong technical expertise whereas in concession business usually the business cycle is long and requires large amount of capital to sustain. Major business lines under concessions are VINCI airports and VINCI autoroutes and businesses under contracting is divided under VINCI energies, VINCI construction and Eurovia. The company has committed to build smart cities and eco- friendly designs to deal with the problems of urbanisation and better biodiversity planning by creating some benchmarks like ParkCap, Biodi(v)strict in association with ParisTech. The company wants to promote gender diversity and has set a target of having close to 25% of workforce by 2020. The group commits to build long term relationships with its stakeholders and also supports SMEs at local level.

    As of FY 2016-’17, VINCI has total sales of $42.6 billion and net profit of $2.8 billion and they are ranked as eighth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 42.6

    Profits ($Bn): 2.8


    7. Christian Dior

    Dior was founded by Christian Dior in 1946. The company started with mannequins then launched parfums in the same year.


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    Today, the company is a major luxury goods manufacturer with 210 retail stores, starting from fashion accessories, perfumes, clothing, jewellery, footwear and skincare products. The company’s primary source of distribution is through their retail stores but they also have an online presence. Mr Bernard Arnault is the current chairman of Dior and the company has made massive strides under his leadership. Even though most of the products in their portfolio were considered to be functional products traditionally, the designer series of their products and the quality made them to stand out from the rest of the products in that category. There was a shift from functional to innovative product and they were able to successfully position themselves as the luxury goods manufacturer among their target group.

    After the arrival of Mr. Bernard Arnault in 1984 who also leads LVMH which is the world’s largest luxury group, the group expanded its global footprint by consolidating their product lines and merging complementing businesses. There were leadership change among their business lines as well during this period which re-ignited the brand Dior. The company has approximately 85,000 employees.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Christian Dior has total sales of $43.7 billion and net profit of $2 billion and they are ranked as seventh best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 43.7

    Profits ($Bn): 2


    6. Renault

    Renault was established in 1898. The company has a long and illustrious history with company designing the first two cylinder engine in 1902 which eventually led to the development of modern engines.


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    In 1945, the company was taken over by the French government and was privatized again in 1998. The company has sold approx 2 million cars in Europe with 6 lakh cars in France alone with the market share of 26.4%. They operate in 36 countries with a strong workforce of 120,136 employees. Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung motors are the three brands of Renault and each have their own set of loyal customers. RSM is local brand and Dacia is one of the successful regional brands of the group and they have positioned themselves as reliable and sturdy player. The company thrives on innovation of its products and services and constantly revamping their design strategy which focuses on simplicity, warmth and sensuality. The overall emphasis is in improving the driving experience and comfort of the passengers which takes the centre stage when it comes to defining the brand identity of Renault.

    Renault is also known for its engines, the company is major supplier for many top brands and has performed consistently well in terms of power, reliability and handling. Since, electric vehicles are forecasted to significantly drive revenues in automobile industry, the company has completely digitalized its production system and has adopted a more customer centric approach.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Renault has total sales of $56.7  billion and net profit of $3.8 billion and they are ranked as sixth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 56.7

    Profits ($Bn): 3.8


    5. Peugeot

    Peugeot was established in the year 1810 and have the long history of designing innovative and creative automobile solutions with the right mix of technology and style.


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    Over the years, the company has pushed boundaries on many fronts and has established itself as the leading car manufacturer in Europe. The company is known for many firsts like i-cockpit which offers excellent conditions for drivers by displaying all the required parameters required for safe driving. The company has concentrated on driving enhancements by designing compact steering and providing access to innovative features. They have developed the most efficient engine to reduce harmful emissions in BlueHDi diesel engine technology with unmatched performance and reliability. The major points of differentiation for Peugeot is the reliability of the performance, efficiency and innovation.

    The company has also developed a raft of concept cars like L500R Hybrid, Traveller i-LAB, Fractal, 308R Hybrid, Quartz, etc.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Peugeot has total sales of $59.8  billion and net profit of $1.9 billion and they are ranked as fifth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 59.8

    Profits ($Bn): 1.9


    4. EDF

    EDF was first established in 1946 by the French government is the one of the most responsible and efficient producer of electricity.


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    EDF generate about 584 TWh of electricity out of which 78% is nuclear energy, 8% hydropower, 8% gas powered and just 3% of coal based power generation. The company is world leader in generating low carbon energy with 88% of electricity they generate declared free of CO2. They have close to 37 million clients worldwide and a strong workforce of 154,845 employees worldwide. They have expertise from electricity generation to marketing and transmission to consumers with high efficiency and low leakages. Sustainability and environmental consciousness lie at the heart of this firm with the company developing a framework for energy conservation and environmental preservation centred around three main issues. First: Providing customized energy solutions to their growing base of clients, second: Developing renewable energy capacity to 50GW by 2030, third: to expand their footprint to other developing countries to provide high quality energy solutions and also to cut down on emissions by leveraging their expertise.

    The strategic vision 2030 of the company aims to provide better lives, better experiences and better energy for the world. In India, the company has solar energy facility which generates 47MWe and capacity addition project to generate 132MWe is under progress. Being an energy major, the company has adopted six major corporate social responsibility goals namely to cut down emissions and thereby to check climate change, professional and personal development of employees, affordable energy solution, innovation to boost efficiency in both production and transmission, consultation on projects and preserving biodiversity.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Total SA has total sales of $78.8  billion and net profit of $2.5 billion and they are ranked as fourth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 78.8

    Profits ($Bn): 2.5


    3. Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP)

    BNP was founded after the merger of CNEP which was established in 1848 during severe financial crisis and the BNCI which was formed by entrepreneurs in the year 1930.


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    Both the institutions were nationalised in the year 1945 and they are merged in 1966 to form the Banque Nationale de Paris. It was the first French nationalised bank and was later privatised in the year 1993 and the company was completely transformed. In 1999, they took over Paribas which was established in 1872 as first investment bank in France. The company’s business lines range from Corporate & Institutional banking under which they provide investment banking, global markets, Corporate banking and securities services. They also provide international financial services like Insurance, retail banking, wealth & asset management.  In Asia Pacific alone they have close to 15,000 employees and have partnerships with giants like State Bank of India, Bank of Beijing and Shinhan financial group.

    The company has a very strong corporate philosophy of fighting social maladies and working with people to promote education, sustainability and culture. Their subsidiaries and joint ventures in India include SBI Life, Arval and Sundaram BNP Paribas mutual funds. The company had always worked on creating new and innovative solutions to customers and their stakeholders while having solid fundamentals amid a highly volatile global market. They have strong understanding of local markets in the countries they operate to provide best solutions and services to their corporate and institutional clients. Corporate Social responsibility of the group is maintaining their commitments to their economic responsibilities and working with governments and NGOs for social, civic and environmental commitments for sustainable development.

    As of FY 2016-’17, BNP Paribas has total revenue of $ 74.7 billion and net profit of $ 8.4 billion and ranked as third best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 74.7

    Profits ($Bn): 8.4


    2. Total S.A

    Total S.A first came into existence in the year 1924 and has become a leading company in Europe.


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    The company is focused on fulfilling the energy needs of the customers and they have a long history of not only discovering the untapped energy and taking it to customers in different forms. They also have developed a very strong technical expertise in oil discovery, exploration, transformation and finally distributing to customers with high efficiency and reduced losses. Being an energy major, the company has the responsibility of delivering clean and safer energy options to contribute positively to the threat of climate change and global warming. At present, they operate in over 130 countries and have close to 98,000 employees working on the entire supply chain of energy business. Going forward the major challenges for the company would be to address the threat of climate change and sustaining good relationship with their customers. It is also worth noting that they are the fourth largest oil and gas major in the world. They have made rapid progress in green energy solutions especially the LNG and tapping the solar energy.

    At every facet of their operations, the company adds value by developing an innovative solution to their customers’ needs. The business model of Total is an integrated one starting with exploration and production energy from sources namely the oil & gas, solar and the biomass. Then, they process them to develop required products like petrochemicals, polymers, etc. Finally, they market their products and customers by delivering to the end users which includes shipping.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Total SA has total sales of $128.1 billion and net profit of $6.2 billion and they are ranked as second best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 128.1

    Profits ($Bn): 6.2


    1. AXA

    AXA is the multinational insurance firm offering wide range of services from investment banking to wealth management.


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    They are established in 1817 and pioneers in the field of life insurance services, employee benefits, corporate insurance and retirement services. Their mission is to help people by managing their savings and assets to protect against any unfortunate events and to provide financial security. The company has built its expertise in risk management and insurance services to build a strong and safer world. The company’s core values are Innovation, Professionalism, Pragmatism, Integrity and Team spirit and they have close to 110 million clients both individual & group in over 64 countries. They are also consistently ranked as world’s best insurance company for eight consecutive years.

    Being in this line of business, their incredible business acumen coupled with ethics and commitments to their customers have propelled this company as an household name in many countries. They have setup a corpus of 100 million euros for research in the areas of risk analysis and financial wealth management. They have approximately 165,000 employees worldwide working in the verticals of life insurance, asset management and property casualty business. The company contributes to reducing the emissions and waste by promoting awareness among its stakeholders and also pledged to address the issue of climate change. The company is also actively working on the fields of promoting low carbon economy through insurance and investment strategies.

    As of FY 2016-’17, AXA has total revenue of $ 132.2 billion and net profit of $ 6.2 billion and are ranked as number one company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 132.2

    Profits ($Bn): 6.2


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading companies of France are taken

    2. Parameters like sales and profits are taken and weightages of 0.5 are given to each

    3. Based on that a final score is calculated and the final ranks are evaluated


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    India is home to some of the largest companies in the world. The biggest Indian companies are spread across various sectors like oil & gas, banking, IT, automobile etc. The largest companies in India reach out to millions of customers, not only in India but have a strong global audience as well. The top companies in India include brands like Reliance, SBI, Indian Oil, Tata Motors, TCS along with HDFC, Infosys. Here is a list of the top 10 companies in India 2017 based on revenues and profits.


    Quick Glance at the top Indian companies 2017

    1st place: Reliance Industries

    2nd place: Indian Oil

    3rd place: TCS

    4th place: Tata Motors

    5th place: State Bank of India

    6th place: Oil & Natural Gas

    7th place: Bharat Petroleum

    8th place: Hindustan Petroleum

    9th place: Infosys

    10th place: HDFC Bank

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. HDFC Bank

    HDFC Bank is one of the giants in Indian Banking and Financial services industry.


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    HDFC Bank is founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharastra. Mr Aditya Puri is the current Chief Executive Officer and the company has a workforce of more than 85000 employees. HDFC Bank provides various projects pertaining to the financial services such as credit cards, corporate banking, insurance, private banking, wealth management, equity, mortgage loans etc. The company has two subsidiaries: HDFC Securities Ltd. and HDB Financial Services Ltd. HDFC Securities deals in providing brokerage services while HDB Financial Services deal in non-deposit taking non-bank finance.

    The Retail segment of the bank engages in raising the deposits made by the customers, provide loans, and distributes third-party financial products. The Wholesale Banking segment provides loans and transaction services to corporate customers. The Treasury Services segment undertakes trading operations on the proprietary account.

    HDFC has been conferred with many awards in 2017. Some of the awards include Best Bank in Cheque Truncation System (CTS), Best Bank in National Automated Clearing House (NACH), Best Bank in National Financial Switch (NFS), Best Domestic Bank by Asiamoney India Banking Awards, Banker of the year – Mr. Aditya Puri by Business Standard Annual Awards.

    Revenue in $Bn: 11.4

    Profit in $Bn: 2


    9. Infosys

    Infosys is one of the largest Indian Multinational IT Services company in the country.


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    Infosys is headquartered in Bangalore, India with Vishal Sikka as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. The company is the largest employer of H-1B Visa professionals in the US, having a strong global presence. Founded in 1981 by Narayana Murthy, it now has a workforce of more than 130000 professionals. The company deals in segments of Financial services and insurance providing companies. The key products of Infosys include NIA – Next Generation Integrated AI platform, Finacle, Skava etc., its offerings also include BPO services, Consulting services, IT services and B2B services.

    Infosys has more than 30 clients worldwide which include big companies like Accernture, IBM Corporation, U.S.Army, HP, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, ICICI Bank, Daimler Mercedes-Benz, HSBC BANK, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, etc. Infosys has received a number of awards namely Golden Peacock Award on Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Best Company in India at Finance Asia Platinum Awards, Vishal Sikka named CNBC Asia's India Business Leader Of The Year and many more.

    Revenue in $Bn: 10.1

    Profit in $Bn: 2.1


    8. Hindustan Petroleum

    Hindustan Petroleum is also a state-owned Oil and gas company like BPCL.


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    The Government owns around 52% shares in HPCL and the headquarters are located in Mumbai, Maharastra. Mr Mukesh Kumar Surana is the current Chief Executive Officer with a workforce of more than 10000 employees. The company was founded in 1974 and the company deals with products like Oil, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Lubricants, Petrochemicals. Hindustan Petroleum has a number of refineries in India of which some are located in Mumbai, Vishakapatnam, Mangalore, Punjab, and Rajasthan. Hindustan Petroleum has a number of ongoing projects which include Visakh Refinery Modernization Project (VRMP), Mumbai Refinery Expansion Project (MREP), Uran-Chakan / Shikrapur LPG Pipeline Project, Wind Power Project under Phase – II and many more.

    Hindustan Petroleum has won the Leadership Excellence Award, Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award, Green Business Award, ISRS certifications, Suraksha Puraskar – Bronze Trophy. Currently Hindustan Petroleum is placed 807th in Forbes Global 2000 companies.

    Revenue in $Bn: 28.5

    Profit in $Bn: 0.752


    7. Bharat Petroleum

    Bharat Petroleum is a state-owned Oil and gas company which was earlier known as Burmah Oil Company.


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    Bharat Petroleum was acquired by the government in 1976 and thus Bharat Petroleum was founded in 1977. Currently the Chief Executive officer of the company is Mr Rajkumar Duraiswamy and the workforce includes around 13000 employees. The headquarters of the company are in Mumbai, Maharastra. Bharat Petroleum mainly deals with refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products. The company focusses in downstream petroleum and exploration & production of Hydrocarbons. Its products mainly include petroleum, Natural gas and some other petrochemicals. Bharat Petroleum is mainly based in refining activities in Mumbai and Kochi basins. Many projects of Bharat Petroleum are relating to the expansion of these refineries.

    Bharat Petroleum has won the ABCI Silver award, SCOPE (Standing Committee in Public Enterprises), BPCL Director is among the most influential CFOs of India, ICE Awards, KSPCB Awards and many more.

    Revenue in $Bn: 28.8

    Profit in $Bn: 1.2


    6. ONGC

    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is an Indian multinational company dealing in Oil and Natural Gas.


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    ONGC is also a PSU by the Indian Government, and it was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Mr Dinesh Kumar Sarraf is the current Chairman & Managing Director of the company with a workforce of more than 34000 employees. The main business ONGC engages is the production of Oil, LPG and natural gas. It also processes crude oil and oil related products. ONGC is also engaged in transportation of Oil, Petrochemicals, power, and LPG.

    ONGC has signed agreement with the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, a southern state, to invest around Rs. 78000 crores in KG Basin by FY 2021-22. ONGC also has launched a start-up fund if Rs.100 crore to encourage new ideas relating to oil and natural gas sector. ONGC’s foreign subsidiary ONGC Videsh Ltd. is in plans to acquire stake in CSJC Vankorneft, which owns Russia’s second-largest oil and gas fields. Some of the awards and achievements of ONGC include improved brand valuation – 7th in India, ICC PSE Excellence Awards, Bhamashah Award for setting up smart Classes and many more.

    Revenue in $Bn: 19.9

    Profit in $Bn: 2.2


    5. State Bank of India

    State Bank of India is a public sector, Indian bank which is government owned.


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    It was founded on 1921 and was nationalised in 1956 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharastra. Arundhati Bhattacharya is the current Chairperson of the company and Mr Dinesh Kumar Khara is the CEO with a workforce of more than 200000 employees. State Bank of India deals in 4 segments preferably Treasury, Corporate Banking/Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking and Other Banking Business. The Financial services of the include fund management, factoring, broking, credit cards, Life insurance, general insurance, merchant banking and the treasury segment includes various products like investment portfolio, trading in foreign exchanges,contracts and derivatives etc. The Retail Banking includes primarily personal banking, agency business and ATMs.

    Recently in April, State Bank of India has merged with 5 sister banks State bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore making it India’s Largest Bank in terms of employees, customers, branches, ATMs. The company is currently placed 244 in the Forbes Global 2000 List.

    SBI won NetApp Award 2017 for “Innovative Use of Data Storage”, National Payments Excellence Award for being the Highest Volume Contributor and excellent performance in all NPCI Products.

    Revenue in $Bn: 43.7

    Profit in $Bn: 0.667


    4. Tata Motors

    Tata Motors is an Indian Multinational automotive manufacturing company under the Tata Group.


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    Tata Motors was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Mumbai under Mr Guenter Butschek as the Chief Executive Officer and Chandrashekaran Ramakrishnan as the President and CFO of the Tata Motors Group. Tata Motors has presence in 50 countries and is in an expansion mode internationally. Tata Motors products are broadly classified into 3 categories: Commercial Vehicle, Military vehicles, and Electric Vehicles. Tata Motors with the launch of Tata Nano and new model of Tata Ace has been able to create a buzz in the Indian market to provide them at low prices. Tata Motors R&D and manufacturing units are scattered in Asia, Africa and Europe for wider reach to the customers and to reduce costs.

    Tata Motors has received several awards for various automobiles in many segments. Tata Tiago released as a passenger car has received Compact Car of the year award, Hatchback of the year, Car of the year, “Make in India” Award, and Value of money awards.

    Revenue in $Bn: 41.2

    Profit in $Bn: 1.7


    3. Tata Consultancy Services

    Tata Consultancy Services is an Indian IT company which is founded in 1968 by J.R.D.Tata.


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    TCS is the world’s 9th largest IT services company by revenue, and is a subsidiary of the parent company named Tata Sons. Recently, Mr Rajesh Gopinathan who was the Chief Financial Officer of TCS succeeded Mr N Chandrashekaran as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr N Chandrashekaran was named as the Chairman of the parent company Tata Sons. TCS currently has a CEO-COO model after 7 years which helped the company in early stages of the company in 2000s. Tata Consultancy Services has more than 50 big clients like Allianz group, Cisco, HP, ING Group, Microsoft, Sony, Philips, Electronic Arts, Qualcomm, Hutchinson. TCS has around 300 offices across 48 countries and has presence in other countries as subsidiaries. Recently, TCS got into a partnership with Aurus Inc. to improve the payment technology to optimize better payment solutions for TCS Omnistore.

    Tata Consultancy Services was honoured for B2B Brand Experience, Mobile Marketing campaign and social Responsibility Programs of the year at American Business Awards. It was also awarded National Intellectual Property Award and WIPO award for innovative Enterprise.

    Revenue in $Bn: 17.4

    Profit in $Bn: 3.9


    2. Indian Oil Corporation

    Indian Oil Corporation is India’s largest commercial enterprise for two consecutive years from 2015-17.


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    The increase performance is due to the increase in the capitalization of the company by almost two fold in this fiscal year 2016-17. Balasubramanian Ashok is the current CEO and the headquarters are located in New Delhi. IOCL was founded in 1959 and has a current work force of around 33000 employees. IOCL operates its business through three main segments mainly petrochemicals and petroleum products. Some of the well-known petroleum products of IOCL are indane gas, SERVO lubricants and greases, Jet Fuel, etc. Some of the major projects of IOCL include Polypropylene plant at Paradip, Distillate yield improvement project at Haldia, BS-VI quality improvement project for refineries, De-bottlenecking of Salaya-Mathura Crude pipeline and many more.

    Some of the achievements of IOCL include highest ranked Indian company in Fortune Global 500 listing, Best CFO award by ICAI, Best CSR project for Assam Oil School for women empowerment.

    Revenue in $Bn: 54.1

    Profit in $Bn: 1.7


    1. Reliance Industries

    Reliance Industries Limited(RIL) is one of the India’s largest conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharastra.


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    Reliance has been founded by Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966 which later on has been taken over by Mukesh Ambani as its chairman with around 25000 workforce. Reliance has wide product based businesses in textiles, natural resources, and telecommunications, petrochemicals, energy, and retail and security services as service base business. Reliance industries is one of the investors paradise in recent times with its subsidiaries excelling in their respective fields. Some of these subsidiaries are: Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Limited, Reliance Retail, Reliance Life Sciences, Reliance Institute of Life Sciences, Reliance Clinical Research Services, Reliance Solar, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.

    Recently in 2016 Dhirubhai Ambani has been conferred with the Padma Vibhushan award. With the disruptive innovation in the telecommunication field in 2016-17 Reliance has been able to get more profits and also a better market position in the telecommunication arena. Reliance Jio Infocomm has been able to give stiff competition to the current market players in India and has proved to be one tech giant in this field. Reliance is the winner of the Confederation of Indian Industries’ ‘Sustainable Plus Platinum Award’ in late 2016 and is place 106 in Forbes global 2000 List in 2017.

    Revenue in $Bn: 41.8

    Profit in $Bn: 4.3


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading companies from India are taken

    2. Parameters like revenues and profits are taken and given equal weightages

    3. Based on that, final scores are calculated to derive the final ranks


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    The largest companies in the world are brands which are present across various sectors like oil, retail, automobile, consumer electronics etc. The biggest companies in the world have revenues and profits in billions of dollars, which are driven by millions of customers worldwide. The top companies in the world comprise of global brands like Walmart, Sinopec, Toyota, Volkswagen, Shell along with Apple, Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell etc, which have a strong global reach and presence. Here is the list of the top 10 companies in the world 2017.

    Quick Glance :

    Top Companies in World 2017 are

    1st Place : Walmart

    2nd Place : Sinopec

    3rd Place : Toyota

    4th Place : Volkswagen

    5th Place : Royal Dutch Shell

    6th Place : Berkshire Hathaway

    7th Place : Apple

    8th Place : Exxon Mobil

    9th Place : Samsung Electronics

    10th Place : Daimler

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Daimler

    Daimler is a German automotive multinational that is among the most successful global companies in its sector.


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    It is a leader in the production of premium cars and commercial vehicles that is involved in the production and marketing of trucks, motorcycles, buses and cars. The major divisions of the company include Daimler Trucks, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans. The company started with humble origins in 1889, when Frederick Sims noticed the market potential of railcars produced by Gottlieb Daimler. The automobiles were formally introduced into England in 1890, leading to the setting up of Daimler Motor Syndicate Limited in 1893. The following decade saw Daimler become the first automotive company to be associated with royalty, when King Edward VII bought two Daimlers and declared the company the official motor car suppliers of the royal family.

    The first major strategic move made by the company happened in 1926, when Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft AG and Benz & Company merged to form Daimler-Benz AG. The firm played a major role during World War 1, during which it emerged a major manufacturer of engines, tractors and shells for the military. Daimler soon entered the business of chartering airplanes as well, leading to the formation of Daimler Air Hire in 1924 which eventually formed the core of the national airways. During World War 2 as well, Daimler played an important role by producing 2700 armored cars and 6600 scout cars. Daimler also produced components for aircrafts.

    Daimler was acquired by Jaguar Cats in 1960. The following years saw the company’s ownership change rapidly as the company was acquired by BMH and British Leyland in 1966 and 1968 respectively. In 1998, Daimler merged with Chrysler to form DaimlerChrysler AG. The Chrysler Group was soon sold off to Cerberus Capital Management in 2007. Finally, Daimler was bought by the Tata Group in 2007, in whose hands the company currently lies. The company is currently headed by Dieter Zetsche, and is headquartered in Stuttgart , Germany. Daimler currently employs over 280,000 employees

    Sales ($Bn): 169.5

    Profits ($Bn): 9.4



    9. 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. 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.

    Sales ($Bn): 174

    Profits ($Bn): 19.3




    8. Exxon Mobil

    Exxon Mobil is an American oil and gas giant, which was formed as a result of the merger of two companies, Exxon and Mobil.


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    Today, it is among the largest oil refineries in the world, producing around 6.3 million barrels per day. The firm operates under three brand names worldwide – Exxon, Esso and Mobil and Exxon Mobil also has several subsidiaries that are involved in shipping of petroleum, for example, Sea River Maritime and Imperial Oil Limited of Canada. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has the following three distinct operating categories, the upstream, downstream and chemical divisions. The upstream division is involved in exploration, extraction and shipping of oil; and the downstream division specializes in marketing and retailing operations.

    The company was formed as a result of a merger between the largest oil company in the world, Exxon, and the 2nd largest oil company in the USA, Mobil, in 1999. Incidentally, both of these companies are successors of Standard Oil, which was established in 1870 by John Rockefeller. In 1911, Standard Oil was split into 34 distinct companies, among which were Jersey Standard and Standard Oil Co. of New York, which subsequently became Exxon and Mobil respectively.

    The company has faced criticism from environmental activists, including Greenpeace, on account of pollution and alleged lethargy in responding to disasters. In 2005, it was the 6th largest contributor to airborne pollutants, and dedicated less than 1% of net profits to development of alternate energy. Exxon Mobil has also faced the heat for its involvement in environmental disasters such as the Yellowstone River oil spill, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Baton Rouge Refinery pipeline oil spill etc. In 2005, the company overtook Walmart to become the largest publicly held corporation by revenue in the world. The two firms have been closely competing for the top spot ever since. The current CEO of the company is Darren Woods, and it employs over 73,000 employees.

    Sales ($Bn): 197.5

    Profits ($Bn): 7.8




    7. Apple

    Apple is synonymous with design and simplicity and is a global electronics brand.


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    Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniack and Ronald Wayne founded the giant we know today in their garage on April 1st, 1976. 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. 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.

    Sales ($Bn): 217.5

    Profits ($Bn): 45.2




    6. Berkshire Hathaway

    Berkshire Hathaway is an American MNC conglomerate holding company, which was originally named the Valley Falls Company.


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    The organization was started in 1839 by Oliver Chance, and the company is currently headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska and is headed by the illustrious Warren Buffet. The company we know today as Berkshire Hathaway was formed by a series of mergers and acquisitions, the earliest among which was the merger of Valley Falls with Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company. The firm thus created was named Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates. In 1955, the company merged with Hathaway Manufacturing Company, to form Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Following World War 1, the textile industry suffered a hit, and Berkshire Hathaway was also among the companies in trouble. Warren Buffet came to the firm’s rescue, and bought shares of the company. After a series of events, Warren Buffet ended up as the majority shareholder of the company, and thus gained control over the firm. In spite of the tough market scenario, efforts were made to maintain the core competence of the company in the textile industry, however, the company soon diversified into other verticals very soon, beginning with the investment and insurance fields.

    In 1977, the organization acquired Buffalo Evening News, its first media firm, and by 1985 it completely shut down its operations in the textile industry. The following years saw the company grow in stature, following a series of corporate mergers. In 1996, the company acquired GEICO and FlighSafety International; while in 1998 it acquired General Re. 2007 saw the firm acquire the Nederlandse Reassurantie Groep to form the Berkshire Hathaway Assurance and enter the health, casualty and life insurance markets.

    Of late, the firm has further diversified into a wide range of verticals, with the acquisitions of ACME Building Brands and Ben Bridge Jewelers in 2000, and the Business Wire in 2006. Currently, the firm has entered the markets of over 13 unique product categories, and employs more than 331,000 employees.

    Sales ($Bn): 222.9

    Profits ($Bn): 24.1




    5. Royal Dutch Shell

    Royal Dutch Shell, which is also commonly known as Shell, is a 108 year old oil and gas corporation.


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    The company is headquartered in Netherlands, and was incorporated in the UK in 1907, and currently, Royal Dutch Shell operates in more than 70 countries worldwide. The organization was formed as a result of a merger between Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport & Trading, based in UK. Soon after inception, production and manufacturing operations were looked after by the Dutch firm, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij, at Hague. Shell soon acquired the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company in 1919, and just three years later, formed Shell Mex, which took care of all marketing operations of Shell worldwide. The company set up Shell Chemicals Ltd., which offers a diverse product portfolio including acetone, aromatics, phenol, alcohols and many more, in 1929. The Shell Mex House was completed in 1931, and the facility became the global head office for marketing operations in 1931. The head office was however shifted to Curacao in 1940.

    In 1952, Shell became the first company to use computers for operation in the Netherlands. The iconic shell logo was designed by Raymond Loewy, who also designed the logos of BP and Exxon, in 1971. In 2004, the whole of Shell group moved to a single parent company, the Royal Dutch Shell. The company entered a joint venture with Cosan in 2010, resulting in the creation of Raizen. Royal Dutch Shell later acquired East Resources in the same year.

    Shell is a vertically integrated organization, which deals with operations including exploration, production, refining, distribution, power generation, and petrochemicals, marketing and trading. The company currently employs over 93,000 employees, and the current CEO is Ben van Beurden.

    Sales ($Bn): 234.8

    Profits ($Bn): 4.7




    4. Volkswagen

    Volkswagen is a German Automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg.


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    The company was founded by the Deutsche Arbetsfront (German Labour Front) in 1937, under Adolf Hitler. The company was originally named “Gesellschaft Zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagen”, and focuses on two significant verticals – Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Vehicles. Some of the notable brands under passenger vehicles include Scania, Man, Neoplan and Volkswagen. Brands falling under the commercial vehicles vertical include Audi, Skoda, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini and Volkswagen. In 1938, the company was officially renamed as Volkswagenwerk, and production of the KDF Wagen was started. This car was later rechristened as the “Beetle”, by advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach, so as to improve sales in the USA. The company was into the production of military vehilces such as the Kübelwagen, and Schwimmwagen for the following decade. In 1949, ownership of the company was transferred to the Government of Germany, and the first Beetle was sold in USA. The company went global in 1953, with the establishment of a factory in Toronto. The upcoming years saw rapid expansion, with manufacturing facilities being established in Brazil and America.

    The firm entered into a joint venture with SEAT in 1960, and soon acquired the company, making it the first non-German subsidiary of Volkswagen. Disney, in 1968, came up with the movie Herbie, which was centered on a talking Beetle. Following this, sales soon crossed 15 million vehicles, surpassing the recors set by Ford’s Model T. The Beetle became the world’s most produced vehicle. In 1969, Auto Union and NSU Motorenwerke, subsidiaries of Volkswagen, were merged to create Audi.

    The following years saw the company introducing the Golf MK3 and the Jetta in USA. Volkswagen acquired Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini in 1998. The Phaeton line was announced soon and an assembly plant was setup in Tennessee. Recent years saw the company being rocked by scandal; however, the company has done well to emerge from the ashes. The current CEO of the company is Matthias Müller, who took over the position in September 2015.

    Sales ($Bn): 240.3

    Profits ($Bn): 5.7




    3. Toyota

    Toyota is a Japanese multinational company specializing in the production of cars and trucks.


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    The organization was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda, in the year 1933 as a part of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works. The company was officially renamed as the Toyota Motor Company in the year 1937. The company has been at the forefront of technology and innovation, with the company coming up with a prototype for small car, a segment largely ignored by American car makers, in the year 1947. The model was officially released in the year 1949, and was quite a success in the market. The car was capable of running at a top speed of 54 miles per hour.

    The upcoming decade was a challenging period of time for the company, owing to the bad market condition in Japan. The company produced $ 3.5 billion worth of cars, but was only able to generate $ 2.5 billion in sales. The resulting losses brought the company to the brink of being dissolved; Toyota pushed through these rough times however, by making some crucial decisions such as cutting down on manpower. Toyota came up with the iconic Toyota Production System (TPS) as well, starting in this period, so as to reduce the costs of production and streamline the operations of the plant.

    The company introduced the popular Land Cruiser model in 1951. Simultaneously, production rates shot back up while focus was kept on improving the quality and reducing production costs. The measures taken to revive business succeeded, and both production and profitability started rising post these reforms. In 1966, the iconic Corolla was released and in 1980, Toyota rose to become the second largest car producer after GM. In 1984, the company entered a joint venture with GM and formed the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI), and hence entered the American market. The company introduced the Lexus in 1989, and also established itself in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Prius was released in 1997, and Toyota quickly overtook GM in the rankings in 2013. The company is headquartered in Aichi, Japan and the current President is Akio Toyoda.

    Sales ($Bn): 249.9

    Profits ($Bn): 17.1




    2. Sinopec

    China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation is a Chinese energy and chemical company established in the year 1998.


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    The scope of the company’s business covers oil and gas and a wide range of chemicals, and the company is state owned, and has a registered capital of $30 billion. The company is presently known as Sinopec Corporation, and is a listed market on both domestic and international markets. The firm went public in February 2000, when it issued $16.78 billion shares in 2000. Shares were simultaneously issued in Hong Kong, New York and London stock exchanges. At present, the company’s 76% of the ownership lies with the Sinopec Group, while international and domestic investors own 19% and 5% of the company’s ownership.

    China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation is the largest supplier and producer of petrochemical products and refined oil products. The firm is China’s second largest crude oil producer. Sinopec currently has more than 100 subsidiaries, which are engaged in a wide range of activities which include oil and gas exploration, refining, production, research and marketing of petrochemical and other related chemical products. Sinopec is also involved in foreign trade. The product portfolio of Sinopec includes polymers, synthetic fibers, resins, gasoline, jet fuel, fertilizers, diesel etc. The principal market of Sinopec includes the Eastern, Southern and Central regions of China. The company’s core competence lies in the petrochemical industry, and is a fully integrated company that incorporates upstream, midstream and downstream operations as well. The current CEO of the company is Fu Chengyu and currently employs more than 350,000 employees.

    Sales ($Bn): 255.7

    Profits ($Bn): 7




    1. Walmart

    Walmart is an American multi-national company that focuses on the target market of middle class and lower middle class consumers.


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    The company believes in the philosophy of selling in high volumes, while maintaining a low profit margin, so as to pass on the benefit of the low prices to the end consumer. Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, the company is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas and currently employs over 2 million employees (associates). Post inception, the company expanded rapidly and had opened 24 stores in Arkansas by 1967. The following year saw the company opening three more stores in Oklahoma, Missouri and Clare. By 1970, Walmart had become a household name, and was listed on the NYSE when it went public in the same year. By 1974, expansion had reached top gear, with 125 stores employing over 7500 employees and generating $340 million in revenue. Close to a decade later, Walmart had expanded to 1200 stores and was generating $16 million in revenue. In 1988, Walmart opened its first superstore in Missouri.

    The 1990s witnessed Walmart entering the international market, with stores being opened in Mexico (1991), Canada (1994), Argentina and Brazil (1995).The company’s revenue touched the $300 billion mark in 2005. Walmart had built up an extensive distributive network by this time, which included 2800 stores in USA, and a further 3800 stores worldwide. In fact, by this time, there were no two places in the USA without a Walmart store farther than 100kms. Today, the firm is present in 15 different countries under 55 different names., which includes over 11,000 locations including, but not limited to, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, China, Japan, India and Argentina. The current CEO of Walmart is Doug McMillon, and the company employs close to 2.3 million associates worldwide.

    Sales ($Bn): 485.3

    Profits ($Bn): 13.6

     

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    2. Parameters like sales and profits for these companies are taken and given weightages of 0.8 and 0.2 respectively

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    IT Companies have played an important role in ensuring the growth of other dependent industries in US. The biggest American information technology companies serve not only clients in USA but also reach out to an international audience. The top IT companies in USA include brands like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Adobe, HP etc. Here is a list of the top 10 IT companies in USA 2017 based on revenues and profits.

    Quick Glance :

    Top IT Companies in USA 2017 are

    1st Place : Microsoft

    2nd Place : Oracle

    3rd Place : IBM

    4th Place : Adobe

    5th Place : HP

    6th Place : Cognizant

    7th Place : Vmware

    8th Place : Intuit

    9th Place : Symantec

    10th Place : Red Hat

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Red Hat

    Red hat is a multinational company based out of America and deals in providing software solutions to different business communities.


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    It has satellite offices across globe with corporate headquarter in Raleigh, North Carolina. Business model on which Red Hat operates on is professional open source model which is based on development of open code within a professional quality assurance, community and subscription based customer support. Open source which RED hat produces allows programmers to make further adaptations and improvements. Subscriptions are sold by Red Hat for integration services, training and support which helps the customer of Red hat to use their subscription products.one set price are being paid by the customer for having unlimited access of the services like Red Hat Network and for 24 X7 support from Red Hat.

    Red Hat makes, keeps up, and adds to many free programming ventures. It has obtained a few restrictive programming item codebases through corporate mergers and acquisitions and has discharged such programming under open source licenses. Red hat made its first acquisition of Delix Computer GmbH-Linux Div, a company based out of Germany on 30th july ,1999. Next acquisition it made was on January 2011 of Cygnus solution which provided free softer support to commercial organisations.

    Red Hat Inc made its subsidiary Red Hat India to deliver support, software and services to Indian customers. Red Hat India had distribution of over 70 channel partners covering 27 cities across India in 2006.

    Revenue ($Bn): 2.4

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 0.199



    9. Symantec

    Symantec Corporation is an American programming organization headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States.


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    The organization produces programming for security, stockpiling, reinforcement and accessibility - and offers proficient administrations to bolster its product. Netcraft evaluates Symantec (counting backups) as the most-utilized accreditation expert. Symantec is a Fortune 500 organization and an individual from the S&P 500 securities exchange file. The organization likewise has improvement focuses in Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru (India). On October 9, 2014, Symantec proclaimed it would part into two autonomous traded on an open market organizations before the finish of 2015. One organization would concentrate on security, the other on data administration. On January 29, 2016, Symantec sold its data administration auxiliary, named Veritas Technologies (which Symantec had gained in 2004) to The Carlyle Group.

    With a National Science Foundation grant Gary Hendrix Established it in 1982, Symantec was initially cantered around computerized reasoning related tasks, including a database program. Hendrix contracted a few Stanford University common dialect handling analysts as the organization's first representatives, among them Barry Greenstein (proficient poker player and designer of the word processor segment inside Q&A).Hendrix likewise enlisted Jerry Kaplan (business person and creator) as an advisor to assemble the in-RAM database for Q&A.

    Revenue ($Bn): 3.6

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 2.4



    8. Intuit

    Intuit is one of the biggest American IT companies serving customers in USA & worldwide.


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    Intuit Inc is a business and budgetary programming organization that creates and offers money related, bookkeeping and assessment arrangement programming and related administrations for independent companies, bookkeepers and people. The organization is headquartered in Mountain View, California. More prominent than 95% of its incomes and profit originated from its exercises inside the United States. Intuit makes TurboTax, a customer assess arrangement application, the private company bookkeeping program QuickBooks, proficient duty arrangements ProSeries and Lacerte, and various finance items. In April 2016, Intuit finished the offer of its unique leader item, Quicken, to H.I.G. Capital.

    Notwithstanding the United States, the organization has workplaces in seven nations around the globe: UK, Australia, France, Singapore, India, Brazil, and Canada. With home to more than eight thousand representatives it has Brad Smith as its present president and CEO. The significant results of Intuit incorporate programming for individual back, bookkeeping and programming for expense form. It has two noteworthy innovative work focuses situated in Ontario, Canada and Bengaluru, India. Mint, Quicken, Quick book independently employed and Turbo duty are couple of items for person. For independent venture it significant items incorporate Check and Tax frames, Demand compel, Intuit Payroll Services, Quickbooks and QuickBooks Payments while Lacerte and Proseries are its known items for bookkeepers. It takes after the technique of obtaining for its development with one noteworthy procurement consistently. The last being procurement of UK based organization Acrede in December, 2014. Mint it item for individual enables one to make spending plan for one's close to home utilize. It additionally has the arrangement for bizarre record charges and helps one to get their financial assessments.

    Revenue ($Bn): 4.6

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 0.98



    7. Vmware

    VMware is a worldwide pioneer in cloud framework and business versatility.


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    VMware quickens clients' advanced change travel by empowering ventures to ace a product characterized way to deal with business and IT. With VMware arrangements, associations are making uncommon encounters by activating everything, reacting speedily to circumstances with present day information and applications facilitated crosswise over crossover mists, and protecting client trust with a protection inside and out way to deal with cyber security. It is home to eighteen thousand workers and has Pat Gelsinger as its present CEO. VMware leads in cloud framework and virtualization programming helping associations develop and flourish. The portfolio of VMware incorporates Cloud administration programming, Desktop Software, virtual desktop framework, Server Software, systems administration and application administration and security items. Few of the known offering from the VMware house incorporates vSphere, vCloud Suite, vCloud Director, Horizon and Fusion. They have as of late extended their administration to IT based counselling as a major aspect of their development procedure. It is asserted that they take into account 100% of Fortune 100 organizations. VMware runs a lot of preparing and scholarly related program where they teach about their offerings. It likewise has devoted projects for forthcoming cooperation accomplices. Few of those administrations are VMware Service Provider Program, Consulting and Integration Partner Program and VMware Authorized preparing focuses.

    Revenue ($Bn): 6.03

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 7.093



    6. HP

    Hewlett Packard, known as HP, company which is most commonly known as HP is American MNC which deals in information technology and is headquartered in Palo Alto which is in California.


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    A variety of software as well as hardware components were developed by HP for its customers which were large companies as well as SMBs and other customers in the government, health and education sector. The organization was established in a one-auto garage in Palo Alto by David "Dave" Packard and William "Charge" Redington Hewlett, and at first delivered a line of electronic test devices. HP was the world's leader in PC making from 2007 to Q2 2013, after which Lenovo took that rank from hewlett packard.It was an expert manufacturing and developing networking, data storage, and computing hardware, delivering services and designing software. Latent product offerings included individualized computing gadgets, endeavour and industry standard servers, related capacity gadgets, organizing items, programming and an assorted scope of printers and other imaging items. HP showcased its items to family units, little to medium-sized organizations and endeavours specifically and additionally through online appropriation, buyer hardware and office-supply retailers, programming accomplices and significant innovation merchants. HP likewise had benefits and counselling business around its items and accomplice items.

    Revenue ($Bn): 13.49

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 1.553



    5. Cognizant Technologies

    It is the company which leads in providing professional services which helps clients to transform their business, technology and working structure for the digital era.


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    Headquartered in USA and being a member of NASDAQ-100, it is ranked at 230 among other fortune 500 companies. And also considered the most admired organisation to work. With operations globally it has more than two hundred ten thousand workers and has Francisco D'Souza as its present CEO. its slogan as "committed to make stronger business" Cognizant works in the data innovation, counselling and business handle outsourcing administrations fragment. It has adopted a strategy for development through acquisitions, Cadient Group of USA in late 2014 and the most recent being the Odecee group of Australia. Few of the platforms and product offered by the company includes Cognizant S3P, assetSERV, CognizantOptimaWrite, Cloud360, GeoLocus, TruMobl, Zero Deviation Life Cycle,ModelEye. SMAC as a guardian angel,The Robot and I and IoT (Internet of Things) are few of the most recent intuition which the organizations claims to be off distinct advantage in the IT Industry. Company is showing up in Fortune list as Most appreciated organizations for a long time consecutively now. It is positioned 40 in Information Week Elite 100.

    Revenue ($Bn): 48.23

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 2.5



    4. Adobe

    Adobe is a multinational company which deals in computer software.


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    The company is based out of America and have headquartered in San Jose, California. A creativity and multimedia software product was the field in which adobe has previously focussed but recently it has forayed in software development and rich internet applications. Photoshop which is for editing image is the flagship software by adobe. Other product includes Acrobat Reader, Portable document format and Adobe creative Suite and its successor Adobe Creative Cloud. Charles Geschke and John Warnock founded adobe in year 1982 when they left Xerox Parc for the sake developing and selling the Post Script page description language. Apple computer in 1985 sparked revolution in desktop publishing by licensing post script use in it’s laser printers.

    By 2015, Adobe Systems has around 15,000 representatives worldwide, around 40% of whom were working in San Jose. Adobe additionally has improvement operations in Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York City, New York; Newton, Massachusetts;; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Seattle, Washington; Lehi, Utah; San Luis Obispo and San Francisco California , United States.

    Revenue ($Bn): 5.8

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 1.168



    3. IBM

    International business machines which is commonly known as IBM is a multinational technology firm based out of USA.


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    With operation in more than 170 countries it is headquartered in Armonk New York. This company started its operation in year 1911 with name computing tabulating and recording company and later in 1924 was renamed to international business machine. IBM fabricates and showcases PC equipment, middleware and programming, and offers facilitating and counselling administrations in regions running from centralized computer PCs to nanotechnology. With about four hundred thousand representatives and operations across globe there is no doubt in it being a pioneer in the Computer Software, Hardware, and IT Consulting. Outsourcing services, Business Services, Lab services, IT Services and Financing and Training are couple of general classifications of administrations line it takes into account. Few of the popular programming of IBM incorporates SPSS, Info sphere, Cognos, Rational ,Lotus, Rational, Web Sphere and Tivoli. It is additionally known for the frameworks, servers and capacity gadget which it produces. It has topped the diagrams in every one of the rankings which are distributed by , Newsweek, Fortune, Vault and so on. There has been some slide seen in the income earned by IBM in a year ago regardless it figures out how to make it beat 3 IT organizations of US.

    Revenue ($Bn): 79.92

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 11.87



    2. Oracle

    Oracle Corporation is a multinational company which specializes in computer technology and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.


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    It offers databases, applications, storage, servers and cloud technologies to give a boost to modern businesses. To be flexible to unique needs of businesses oracle offers a wide range of model in cloud deployment, systems and software. Oracle cloud is a complete set of platform, infrastructure and application services which with advanced security and scalability helps enterprises in technical agility, connects people to information for clearer insights and through simplified workflows fosters efficiency. So far oracle has 420000 customers across 195 countries that have benefitted by oracle in accelerating their digital transformation. It was founded in year 1978 by Bob Miner and Ed Oates along with Larry Ellison by the name Software Development Laboratories. Elision was the idea generator for Oracle who derived inspiration from a paper written in 1970 by Edgar. Codd on RDMS.

    In 1979 SDL renamed itself to relational software,Inc and then in 1982 to Oracle system Corporation to be more aligned with its famous product oracle database. In 1995 it again changed its name to Oracle Corporation. The early success of oracle was due to the C programming language which oracle used to implement in its products which enabled switching to various operating systems.

    Revenue ($Bn): 37.04

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 8.9



    1. Microsoft

    Microsoft is a world leading company which provides platforms for mobile phone and computers.


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    Mission of this firm is to help every company and every person on this planet get more through its products and services. Microsoft is the name given to Microsoft Corporation and its affiliated companies which includes Microsoft mobile OY which is a subsidy of Microsoft and distributes nokia X and Asha and Lumia mobile phones and other devices. It was founded in year 1975 by William H gates III. It is currently headed by Mr Satya Nadella and is worldwide leader in software. Products which Microsoft has in the market are Office, Skype (video calling) Internet Explorer, Windows Operating Systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Dynamics (Enterprise Software), Xbox (computer game industry), and Mobile and so on. Known administrations offered by Microsoft incorporates MSN, Bing web index MSDN, outlook.com, TechNet, Visual Studio, One Drive Bing web index MSDN, Azure. The solution which company provides help industries to save a lot on developments and customizations. The result which Microsoft dynamics has shown in government and public sector, retail, financial service, telecommunication and manufacturing sectors proves the value of the products offered.

    Making acquisition is a part of its growth strategy and have increasingly diversified itself from operating system market. It acquired Skype in year 2011 for $8.5 billion and in 2016 it acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. It is having its head quarter in Redmond Washington and have market capitalisation of $546.88 billion with profit in year in 2016 $16.8 billion.

    Revenue ($Bn): 85.32

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 16.798

     

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    2. Various parameters like revenues, marcap, net profits are taken into consideration

    3. Based on weighted averages, the final ranks are calculated


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    Telecom has been able to reach out to every corner of USA. The largest telecom companies in USA have been offering data plans, voice plans along with other VAS services. These biggest American telecom brands focus on quality network and good customer service. The top telecom brands in USA include companies like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Charter, T-Mobile etc. Here is the list of the top 10 telecom companies in USA 2017 as per Revenue, Subscribers and Profit.

    Quick Glance :

    Top Telecom Companies in USA 2017 are

    1st Place : AT&T

    2nd Place : Verizon Communications

    3rd Place : Comcast Corporation

    4th Place : Charter Communications

    5th Place : T-Mobile USA

    6th Place : Sprint Corporation

    7th Place : CenturyLink

    8th Place : Dish Network

    9th Place : Cox Communications

    10th Place : US Cellular

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. U.S. Cellular

    United States Cellular Corporation, working together as U.S. Cell, is a local carrier in USA.


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    The company claims and works the fifth-biggest remote broadcast communications organize in the United States, serving 5 million clients in 426 markets in 23 US states as of the primary quarter of 2017. The organization has its central command in Chicago, Illinois. US Cellular was shaped in 1983 as an auxiliary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), Inc., which still possesses an 84 percent stake. In consistence with government law, U.S. Cell works with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to give free AMBER Alerts by means of content informing. PC Magazine granted U.S. Cell, alongside Verizon Wireless, a "Readers Choice" for cell specialist co-op grant in 2010, expressing that it score most elevated in the client benefit category. J. D. Power and Associates appraised U.S. Cell as having "Most noteworthy in Wireless Call Quality Performance". The North Central Region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) has gotten the honour from 2006-2011.

    In Consumer Reports 2010 yearly overview of remote specialist co-ops, the organization got the best score out of the majority of the national transporters. U.S. Cell fills in as the title patron of a NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the U.S. Cell 250, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. It has likewise filled in as the displaying supporter of the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, since its origin in 2008. During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $3,939 million and a Net Profit of $49 million. At the end of the Financial Year, the company had a customer base of 4.97 million customers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 3939

    Net Profit (in Million $): 49

    Customers (in Million): 4.966



    9. Cox Communications

    Cox Communication, called Cox Cable, and once in the past Cox Broadcasting Corporation, Dimension Cable Services and Times-Mirror Cable.


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    The company is an American exclusive backup of Cox Enterprises giving advanced digital TV, media communications and Home Automation benefits in the United States. It is the third-biggest satellite TV supplier in the United States, serving more than 6 million clients. This includes 3 million advanced link supporters, 3.5 million Internet subscribers, and very nearly 3.2 million computerized phone endorsers, making it the seventh-biggest phone bearer in the country.

    Cox Enterprises ventured into the digital broadcast business in 1962 by obtaining various link frameworks in Lewistown, Lock Haven and Tyrone (all in Pennsylvania), trailed by frameworks in California, Oregon and Washington. The backup organization, Cox Broadcasting Corporation (later renamed to Cox Communications), was not authoritatively shaped until 1964, when it was set up as an open organization exchanged on the New York Stock Exchange. It was taken private by Cox Enterprises in 1985. During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a total revenue of $11,000 million.

    Revenue (in Million $): 11000



    8. DISH Network

    Dish Network (frequently adapted as DISH Network) is an American direct-communicate satellite specialist co-op.


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    The organization gives satellite TV, sound programming, and intuitive TV administrations to business and private clients in the United States, and has roughly 16,000 representatives. The organization is headquartered in Meridian, Colorado, however the postal assignment of adjacent Englewood, Colorado is utilized as a part of the corporate mailing. In January 2008, Dish Network was spun off from its previous parent organization EchoStar, which was established by Charlie Ergen as a satellite TV gear wholesaler in 1980. The organization started utilizing Dish Network as its shopper image in March 1997[citation needed] after the fruitful dispatch of its initially satellite, EchoStar I, in December 1995. That dispatch denoted the start of its membership TV administrations, and EchoStar has since propelled various satellites, with nine claimed and rented satellites in its armada as of January 2013. EchoStar keeps on being the essential innovation accomplice to Dish Network.

    Services offered by the organisation are:

    • Tailgater

    • Hopper

    • Hopper with Sling

    • Sling TV

    • DishNet

    During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $15,094.56 million and a Net Profit of $1449.85 million. By the end of 2016, it had a customer base of 13.67 million customers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 15094.5

    Net Profit (in Million $): 1449.8

    Customers (in Million): 13.67



    7. CenturyLink

    CenturyLink, Inc. is an American media communications organization, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.


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    The company gives interchanges and information administrations to private, business, legislative, and discount clients in 37 states. An individual from the S&P 500 file, the organization works as a nearby trade bearer and Internet get to supplier in USA advertises. It is the third-biggest broadcast communications organization in the United States as far as lines served, behind AT&T and Verizon. It likewise gives long distance services as well. The earliest ancestor of CenturyLink was the Oak Ridge Telephone Company in Oak Ridge, Louisiana, which was possessed by F. E. Hogan, Sr. In 1930, Hogan sold the organization, with 75 paid subscribers, to William Clarke and Marie Williams, for $500. They moved the switchboard to the Williams family front parlor. In 1946, the Williams' child, Clarke McRae Williams, got responsibility for family's phone organization as a wedding gift. In 1947, Clarke Williams took in the phone organization in Marion, Louisiana was available to be purchased. With an advance from business relate Joe Sydney Carter, Clarke bought the Marion Telephone Company and in the end made it his base of operation as he developed his organization through more acquisitions. CenturyLink still keeps up workplaces in the previous central command building. The organization stayed as a family-worked business until it ended up noticeably consolidated in 1968. The company has a subscriber base of 17.36 million users (31st December, 2016). During the Financial Year 2016, it earned a total revenue of $16,255 million and a Net Profit of $2,300 million.

    Revenue (in Million $): 1625

    Net Profit (in Million $): 2300

    Customers (in Million): 17.36



    6. Sprint Corporation

    Sprint Corporation, normally referred to as Sprint, is an American telecommunications holding organization that gives remote administrations and is a web access supplier.


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    It is the fourth biggest versatile system administrator in the United States, and serves 59.7 million clients, as of April 2017. The organization likewise offers remote voice, informing, and broadband administrations through its different backups under the Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands, and discount access to its remote systems to portable virtual system administrators. The organization is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. In July 2013, a lion's share of the organization was bought by Japanese media communications organization SoftBank Group Corp., in spite of the fact that the rest of the offers of the organization keep on trading on the NYSE. Sprint follows its inceptions to the Brown Telephone Company, which was established in 1899 to convey telephone utility to the provincial range around Abilene, Kansas. In 2006, Sprint left the neighbourhood landline phone business, turning those advantages off into a recently made organization named Embarq, which later turned into a piece of CenturyLink. The organization keeps on being one of the biggest long separation suppliers in the United States.

    Preceding 2005, the organization was otherwise called the Sprint Corporation, yet took the name Sprint Nextel Corporation when it converged with Nextel Communications that year. In 2013, after the shutdown of the Nextel organize and simultaneous with the procurement by SoftBank, the organization come back to utilizing just Sprint Corporation. In July 2013, as a feature of the SoftBank exchanges, Sprint procured the rest of the offers of remote broadband bearer Clearwire Corporation which it didn't officially possess. During the Financial Year 2016, Sprint earned a Total Revenue of $33,300 million and a Net Loss of $1,477 million.

    Revenue (in Million $): 33300

    Net Profit (in Million $): -1477

    Customers (in Million): 59.7



    5. T-Mobile

    T-Mobile US is a noteworthy remote system administrator in the United States.


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    The German media communications organization Deutsche Telekom (DT) is its larger part shareholder. Its central station are situated in Bellevue, Washington, in the Seattle metropolitan zone. T-Mobile US gives remote voice and information benefits in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands (which it obtained in an invert takeover in 2013, bringing about the organization opening up to the world on the NASDAQ stock trade), and furthermore fills in as the host arrange for some versatile virtual system administrators. Its system comes to 98 percent of Americans. In 2015, Consumer Reports named T-Mobile the main American remote transporter. In 2017, T-Mobile was positioned #1 in Customer Service Satisfaction by Nielsen.

    From as ahead of schedule as 2004, the organization has caught numerous J. D. Control yearly honors in the territories of retail deals fulfilment, remote client care, and general client satisfaction. In 2011, J. D. Power and Associates expressed that T-Mobile retail locations accomplished the most astounding evaluations among significant remote bearers for consumer loyalty for the fourth back to back year, performing especially well in cost and promotions. Also in 2011, J. D. Power and Associates positioned T-Mobile USA most elevated among significant suppliers in remote client look after the second continuous year.

    On December 3, 2015, Consumer Reports named T-Mobile the main American remote specialist organization. On February 6, 2016, T-Mobile was granted the JD Power Award for consumer loyalty in the full administration remote class for the second year consecutively. During the Financial Year 2016, T-Mobile earned a Total Revenue of $37,242 million and a Net Profit of $1,500 million. At the end of the year, the company had a user base of 71.5 million subscribers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 37242

    Net Profit (in Million $): 1500

    Customers (in Million): 71.5



    4. Charter Communications

    Charter Communications is an American broadcast communications organization, which offers its administrations to purchasers and organizations under the marking of Spectrum.


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    In late 2012, with the naming of long-lasting Cablevision official Thomas Rutledge as their CEO, the organization moved its corporate central station from St Louis, Missouri to Stamford, Connecticut. Most of its operations still stay based out of St Louis. On May 18, 2016, Charter gained Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for a consolidated $65.5 billion, making it the third-biggest pay TV benefit in the United States. Charter Communications was established in 1993 by Barry Babcock, Jerald Kent and Howard Wood, who had been previous officials at Cencom Cable Television in St. Louis, Missouri. It was additionally joined in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1993.

    In 1995, Charter paid about $300 million for a controlling enthusiasm for Crown Media and gained Cable South. In 1997, Charter and EarthLink united to convey rapid Internet access through link modems to Charter's clients in Los Angeles and Riverside, California. In 1998, Paul Allen purchased a controlling interest. The organization paid $2.8 billion to gain Dallas-based link organization Marcus Cable. Charter Communications had 1 million clients in 1998.

    As per the Financial Report for the Financial Year 2016, Charter Communications earned a Total Revenue of $40,023 million and a Net Profit of $4,801 million. By the end of the Financial Year, the company had a customer base of 26.2 million subscribers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 40023

    Net Profit (in Million $): 4801

    Customers (in Million): 26.2



    3. Comcast Corporation

    Comcast Corporation (previously enlisted as Comcast Holdings) is an American worldwide media communications combination.


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    Comcast corporation is the biggest telecom and satellite TV restraining infrastructure on the planet by income. It is the second-biggest pay-TV organization after AT&T, biggest digital TV organization and biggest home Internet specialist co-op in the United States, and the country's third-biggest home telephone utility supplier. Comcast administrations U.S. private and business clients in 40 states and in the District of Columbia. The organization's home office are situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the proprietor of the global media organization NBCUniversal since 2011, Comcast is a maker of highlight movies and TV programs planned for showy display and over-the-air and digital transmission.

    Comcast works over-the-air national communicate arrange stations (NBC and Telemundo), different link just stations (counting MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSN, E!, The Weather Channel, among others), the film creation studio Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts in Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; and Osaka, Japan. In February 2014, the organization consented to converge with Time Warner Cable in a value swap bargain worth $45.2 billion. Under the terms of the understanding Comcast was to get 100% of Time Warner Cable. Be that as it may, on April 24, 2015, Comcast ended the understanding. During the Financial Year 2016, the organisation earned a Total Revenue of $80,403 million and a Net Profit of $9,045 million. At the end of the Financial Year, the organisation had a customer base of 58.9 million subscribers.

    The major subsidiaries of Comcast are:

    • Xfinity

    • NBCUniversal

    • Comcast Spectator

    • DreamWorks Animation

    Revenue (in Million $): 80403

    Net Profit (in Million $): 9045

    Customers (in Million): 58.9



    2. Verizon Communications

    Verizon Communications, Inc. is an American multinational broadcast communications aggregate and a corporate part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


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    The organization is based at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, yet is fused in Delaware. What in the long run progressed toward becoming Verizon was established as Bell Atlantic. It was one of the seven Baby Bells that were shaped after AT&T Corporation was compelled to give up its control of the Bell System by request of the Justice Department of the United States. Chime Atlantic appeared in 1984 with an impression from New Jersey to Virginia, with every region having a different working organization (comprising of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone, and C&P Telephone).

    As of 2016, Verizon is one of three organizations that had their foundations in the previous Baby Bells. The other two, as Verizon, exist accordingly of mergers among kindred previous Baby Bell individuals. One, SBC Communications, purchased out its previous parent AT&T Corporation and accepted the AT&T name. The other, CenturyLink, was shaped at first in 2011 by the procurement of Qwest (earlier named US West). On June 13, 2017 Verizon reported that some of Yahoo! Inc's web resources would be joined under another auxiliary, Oath. As per the Financial Reports for the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $126,000 million and a Net Profit of $13,127 million. At the end of the Financial Year 2016, the company had a customer base of 206.7 million subscribers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 126000

    Net Profit (in Million $): 13127

    Customers (in Million): 206.7



    1. AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is an American multinational media communications aggregate, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.


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    AT&T is the world's biggest broadcast communications organization. AT&T is the second biggest supplier of cell phone administrations and the biggest supplier of settled telephone utilities in the United States, and furthermore gives broadband membership TV benefits through DirecTV. AT&T is the third-biggest organization in Texas. AT&T Inc. started its reality as Southwestern Bell Corporation, one of seven Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) made in 1983 in the divestiture of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (established 1885, later AT&T Corp.) taking after the 1982 United States v. AT&T antitrust claim. Southwestern Bell changed its name to SBC Communications Inc. in 1995. In 2005, SBC obtained previous parent AT&T Corp. furthermore, went up against its marking, with the combined element naming itself AT&T Inc. also, utilizing the famous AT&T Corp. logo and stock-exchanging image.

    The current AT&T reconstitutes a significant part of the previous Bell System and incorporates ten of the first 22 Bell Operating Companies, alongside the first long separation division. In the Financial Year 2016, AT&T earned a total revenue of $163,786 million and a Net Profit of $13,333 million. At the end of the Financial Year 2016, the company had a customer base of 191.64 million. AT&T is also the sponsor of several events and teams across USA and even globally.

    Revenue (in Million $): 163786

    Net Profit (in Million $): 13333

    Customers (in Million): 191.637


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading telecom companies of US are taken

    2. Parameters like revenues, net profits and number of customers are seen

    3. Based on the final revenues the final ranks are evaluated


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    Real estate companies in India have become a streamlined and strong industry with growing demand for residential and commercial properties. The largest real estate companies have operations present in all the major cities. The top Indian real estate companies in India include brands like DLF, Lodha, IndiaBulls, Phoenix Mills, Prestige Estate etc. Here is the list of the top 10 real estate companies in India 2017 based on Income.

    Quick Glance :

    Top Real Estate Companies in India 2017 are

    1st Place : DLF

    2nd Place : Lodha Group

    3rd Place : Phoenix Mills

    4th Place : India Bulls

    5th Place : Prestige State

    6th Place : Sobha

    7th Place : Brigade Enterprises

    8th Place : PNC Infratech

    9th Place : Godrej Properties

    10th Place : Omaxe

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Omaxe

    Omaxe is one of the most trusted company in the real estate industry in India.


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    It was founded in 1987 by Rohtas Goel, current CEO is Mohit Goel and is headquarted in New Delhi. The company has delivered a construction space of 101 million sqft in real estate and construction contracting. Omaxe has its presence in 8 states and 27 cities dealing with projects such as integrated townships, Hi-Tech Townships, Group Housing, Shopping Malls, Office spaces, Hotels. Presently Omaxe is having around 40 ongoing real estate projects.

    Some of the completed projects of Omaxe include Omaxe Heights, Omaxe Hills, Omaxe Riyaasat, Omaxe Spa Village, Royal Residency, The forest Spa. Some of the ongoing projects of Omaxe are Omaxe City-City Homes, Omaxe Palm Court, Omaxe Novelty Mall, Omaxe Avenue.

    Omaxe has received the ‘International Arch of Europe Award’ and also special jury award for excellent contribution to Real estate.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1659.2



    9. Godrej Properties

    Godrej Properties was founded by Adi Godrej in 1990 which is headquartered in Mumbai.


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    Pirojsha Godrej is the current Managing director of Godrej Properties, and the company has already delivered a constructed space of 90+ million sqft. Godrej Properties has its presence in 12 major cities across India. This includes Hyderabad, Pune, Mangalore, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Gurgaon, Nagpur, Mumbai and Kolkata. Some of the current ongoing residential projects of Godrej Properties include Godrej 24, Godrej Greens, Godrej Golf links, Godrej Emerald and 29 other projects. Godrej Properties has successfully completed around 12 residential projects and 7 commercial projects. Godrej has 3 ongoing commercial projects such as Godrej Eternia, Godrej BKC and The Trees.

    Godrej Properties won numerous awards in different categories in real estate. Some of them include Change communications for the year 2017 at Chanakya awards, a Best commercial project at CNBC-AWAAZ Real estate awards 2016-17, India’s most admired brand 2016, and also Mr. Adi Godrej received the prestigious Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1708.33



    8. Brigade Enterprises

    Brigade enterprises were founded in 1986 by Mr. M.R. Jaishankar who is also the current managing director of the company.


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    Brigade Enterprises is headquartered in Bangalore and deals with projects focussed on Residential, Commercial, Shopping malls and Hospitality. It has completed around 57 projects since inception with a total area of 9+ million sqft and it currently has 6 ongoing projects. Brigade Enterprises has its presence concentrated in south India with its branches located in Hyderabad, Chennai, Chikmagalur, Mangalore, Mysore, and Kochi. The company has around 17 subsidiaries located in southern India. Its income increased in this fiscal year owing to one of the subsidiary entering into an agreement with cornerstone bay east developers.

    Some of the residential projects of Brigade Enterprises are Brigade Lakefront, Brigade, Cosmopolis, Brigade Rhapsody, Brigade Sonata, Brigade Meadows, and Brigade Omega. The commercial projects include Brigade gateway, Brigade Magnum and much more.

    Brigade recently won two awards awarded by CNBC AWAAZ Real Estate Awards which are ‘Best Residential Project in Bengaluru City’ and ‘Best Residential Project in Hyderabad city’.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1944.73



    7. PNC Infratech Limited

    PNC Infratech Limited was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.


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    PNC Infratech Limited has 10 Directors of whom Mr Pradeep Kumar Jain is the managing director and the Chairman of the company. Its journey started as PNC Construction Company Private Limited, and it went out to be public with the name PNC Construction Private Limited. In 2007, the name of the company was changed to PNC Infratech Limited. PNC Infratech Limited has numerous projects in Highway construction, Airport runways, Bridge construction, Power sector, Waste management and Industrial Area Development Projects. PNC Infratech Limited is known to complete projects on time. As a result it has been frequently given construction projects in Uttar Pradesh. Recently, PNC has been given two new projects by NHAI worth ₹2720 cr and ₹869 cr road projects in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. As with the new projects the share price of PNC has risen up.

    PNC Infratech has received awards in terms of construction projects. Also, it received a bonus for completing some of the projects early. Some of the achievements include the ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality assurance.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1964.88



    6. Sobha Limited

    Sobha Limited was formerly known as Sobha Developers.


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    Sobha Limited was founded by Mr. PNC Menon in 1995 and the current chairman is Ravi Menon. With around 22 years of experience in real estate field, Sobha Limited has successfully completed 117 projects covering around 70+ million sqft. The company is working currently on 33 ongoing projects with an area of 40million sqft. Sobha Ltd. has its presence in 13 states across 24 Indian cities. Sobha Limited has its operations in nine cities in India which include Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Chennai, Pune, Coimbatore, Thrissur Calicut, Cochin and Mysore.

    The company has worked on very notable projects of WIPRO, Dell, Taj group of Hotels and ITC Hotels. Sobha Ltd. has an achieved some key milestones in 2017 such as ‘Best Professionally Managed Company’ (turnover> INR 100 crores), it also won Buyers vote of Trust by Track2Realty.

    Sobha has been awarded 7 awards in 2017, some of which include Best Professionally Managed Company, Achievement Award for Social Development & Impact, Best construction Project award, Mall of the Year award, Outstanding Contribution in Real Estate, India’s First ever real estate best practices audit report.

    Income (Crore): Rs 2215.3



    5. Prestige Estate

    Prestige Group was established in Bangalore, India by Mr. Razack Sattar in 1986.


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    Irfan Razack is the current managing director of the company with a workforce of more than 3700 employees. Prestige estates deal with projects related to Commercial offices, Apartments, Shopping Malls, Villas, Hotels, Golf courses and Leisure & Hospitality. Prestige estates swiftly completed 190+ projects spanning over 65 million sqft. Prestige estates currently have 50+ ongoing projects and almost 40+ upcoming projects mainly including Apartments, Shopping malls and corporate structures.

    Prestige estates in mainly concentrated in south Indian cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Mangalore and Mysore. Some of its projects include the UB city, Prestige Golfshire, The Forum, The Forum Value, Prestige Shantiniketan etc.

    Prestige estate has been awarded 16 different awards for their business operations. Some of the awards include Premium Villa project of the year 2016 by NDTV Property awards, Best CEO award by Business Today Best CEO Awards, Super luxury Apartment project of Kerala, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Award.

    Income (Crore): Rs 2392.85



    4. Indiabulls

    Indiabulls Financial services were founded by Sameer Gehlaut who is the current chairman in 2000.


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    The Real estate business of Indiabulls was incorporated late in 2005 with about 2700 workforce. As of now, Indiabulls has a workforce of more than 7000 employees. The company mainly deals with Residential, Corporate and SEZ projects in the real estate division. The residential projects are concentrated in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Vizag, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Madurai. Indiabulls is coming up with one of a kind SEZ in Nashik which is the third biggest industrial park in Maharastra. As of June 2016, Indiabulls has completed almost 3 million sqft. of commercial construction in Mumbai alone. Recently in April 2017, Indiabulls real estate had plans for restructuring business to have a separate venture for commercial and leasing operations so that equal focus can be given to both the segments.

    Indiabulls has received many accolades in the FY2016-17 for its excellent delivery of projects on time. Some of the awards include Luxury Project of the year from MAGPPIE ESTATE AWARDS, a Most admired upcoming project of the year from The Golden Globe Tigers 2016, the Residential property of the year, India’s most trusted brand 2016.

    Income (Crore): Rs 2844.29



    3. Phoenix Mills Limited

    Phoenix Mills Limited started its operations as a textile manufacturing company in 1905.


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    Eventually, Phoenix Mills was listed on Bombay Stock Exchange in 1959 and started its real estate operations in 1987. Shishir Shrivastava is the current Group CEO & Joint Managing Director. Since 1987 Phoenix Mills has been very active in real estate market working for big companies like Pantaloon and Lifestyle to build 50000sqft departmental stores for each.

    Phoenix Mills is mainly present in the southern metro towns like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai. Phoenix mills limited mainly deals with projects in Retail, Hospitality, Commercial and Residential.

    Some of the projects of Phoneix Mills include High Street Phoenix, Phoenix market city in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai, Paladium Mall, The Centrium, Paragon Plaza, Art Guild House.

    Some of the awards won by Phoenix mills Limited are Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: Non Metro-West – Phoenix Marketcity, Pune, Commercial Property of the year-West, Luxury Apartment Project of the year.

    Income (Crore): Rs 4466.27



    2. Lodha Group

    Lodha group was founded by Mr. Mangal Prabhat Lodha in 1980 headquartered in Mumbai, India.


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    Mr Abhishek Lodha is the current managing director. Lodha Group, one of the famous real estate company in India has made its name from the world-class residential and commercial projects in India. Most of the Lodha Group projects are concentrated in Mumbai, with having presence in Hyderabad and Pune in India. Lodha group also has its international presence in London.

    Lodha group has completed around 14 projects and 17 projects are under construction. Lodha group is known for the famous ‘The World Towers’ which is the tallest residential only structure in the world. Some other projects of Lodha group include Lodha Bellissimo, New Cuffe Parade, The Park in Worli Mumbai, Amara in Thane, Palave – India’s first greenfield smart city.

    Lodha group has its presence in the corporate as India’s most trusted brand, Global leadership in Real estate award, National Safety Council Award, India’s Most Admired Builders award and much more.

    Income (Crore): Rs 8500



    1. DLF

    Delhi Land and Finance Limited commonly known as DLF was founded by Chaudhary Raghvendra Singh in 1946.


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    Kushal Pal Singh is the current chairman and Tauseef Jamal is the CEO. It has a track record of 70 years of customer satisfaction, innovation and sustained growth to become India’s largest commercial real estate developer. DLF is currently present in almost 15 states i.e., almost in 24 cities. The business of DLF is mainly divided into 2 areas: Development business and Annuity Business. The development business mainly deals with Homes and Commercial complexes whereas the Annuity business deals with rental businesses of offices and retail. DLF broadly has projects of homes, offices, commercial, malls, leisure, and hospitality.

    DLF had been one of the sponsors for IPL in its initial stages for 5 years. DLF has been very active from 2008 in building luxurious malls and entertainment destination in NCR. Recently in 2016 DLF launched DLF Mall of India which is the biggest mall in India in terms of the space the mall is spread.

    DLF has won a number of awards in 2007. Some of these include Best Food & nightlife Development Award which was awarded by Times Food Awards 2017. It also won awards such as Luxury Project of the year, Residential Property of the Year, the Retail property of the year (North), Mall of the year(North).

    Income (Crore): Rs 8924.92

     

    Rank Methodology

    1. The leading real estate companies in India are considered to analysis

    2. The income of these companies are taken

    3. The top real estate companies are ranked based on its income


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    Here is a list of the top 10 agricultural countries by GDP contribution 2017. Agriculture is the most important industry for any country and countries have been focusing on economic development to boost farming. The biggest countries in agriculture are leaders in production of wheat, rice, pulses etc. The top agricultural nations are China. India, USA. Indonesia etc. 

    Quick Glance :

    Top Agricultural Countries by GDP in World 2017 are

    1st Place : China

    2nd Place : India

    3rd Place : United States

    4th Place : Indonesia

    5th Place : Brazil

    6th Place : Nigeria

    7th Place : Turkey

    8th Place : Japan

    9th Place : Argentina

    10th Place : Thailand

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Thailand

    Thailand is a country at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia.


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    Thailand has a total area of about 513,000 sq.km with around 66 million people residing, and it is the world’s 50th largest country and 20th most populous country in the world. Thailand’s economy is the world’s 20th largest by Purchasing Power Parity and 27th largest by nominal GDP. Agriculture is one of the major sectors contributing to the GDP of Thailand and the sector is also a highly competitive and diversified one. About forty percent of the workforce are associated with agricultural works in Thailand. It has an arable land of around 28% of the total land out of which 55% of the land is used for rice production. Rice is the most important crop of the country and is one of the leading exporters of rice.

    Tapioca, rubber, grain and sugar are among the other agricultural produces of the country and significant amounts of fishery products and processed goods like frozen shrimp and canned tuna contribute to the exports of the country. Thailand is also a leading exporter of chicken meat and other commodities. It has only 0.3-0.5 percent of agricultural land certified as organic against a global average of 1%.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 13%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 51949


    9. Argentina

    Argentina, a federal republic in South America, is eighth largest country in the world and second largest in Latin America.


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    Argentina has a mainland area of 2,780,400 sqkm. Argentina has the second largest economy in South America, which can be attributed to the rich natural resources, a highly literate population, a diversified industrial base, and an export-oriented agricultural sector. It is also a member of the G-15 and G-20 major economies. Agriculture is one the primary drivers of Argentina’s economy. It is a world leader in organic farming, a farming method that excludes synthetic fertilizers and pesticides being used in farms. It has 3,061,965 hectares of organic cultivation which second only to Australia.

    Citrus fruit, grapes, maize, honey, soybeans, sunflower, wheat are the major farming produces of Argentina and most of these produces contribute to the exports of the country.

    The major cereal crops that are grown are wheat, maize, barley, oats and sorghum and oil crops like soybean and sunflower and industrial crops like cotton, cane, flax are produced in the country,

    Agriculture makes up to 54% of the exports in Argentina. Their major agricultural product is wheat. Argentina is also the world’s fifth largest wine producer and a growing export, total viticulture is far from having been met. Argentine fisheries are also contributing to the agricultural sector which bring in about a million tons of catch annually.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 10%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 54178


    8. Japan

    Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia and is considered as a great power.


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    It is a member of the UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8 and the G20 nations. Japan is the world’s third-largest economy by nominal GDP only next to China and the US, and world’s fourth largest economy by purchasing power parity, after the United States, China and India. It is also ranked fourth in the import and export categories as well. Japan’s agriculture sector consisting of farming and fishing forms the primary sector of industry which accounts for only 1.3% of the total country’s GDP. Only twenty percent of the land is considered arable for cultivation and the agricultural economy is also highly subsidized. Government regulations favor small-scale cultivation instead of large-scale agriculture. But the current concern about farming is that the current farmers are aging and unable to find successors as the sector doesn’t seem that much attractive and lucrative.

    Rice, wheat, potatoes and barley are the major contributors to the sector. Rice paddies occupy most of the country sides and intercropping is common in the country. Rice accounts for most of the Japan’s cereal production and is the most protected crop subject to a tariff of 777%.

    Japanese fishing industry has been long centered on the Tsukiji fish market and maintains one of the world’s largest fishing nets which accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch. Japan has greatly advanced in the techniques of aquaculture.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 1.2%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 56764


    7. Turkey

    Turkey, a transcontinental country in Eurasia, is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage.


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    It is world’s 18th largest economy in terms of nominal GDP and 13th largest in terms of Purchasing Power Parity. It is also among the founding members of the OECD and the G-20. Turkey is also one of the largest countries in the world in terms of agricultural lands. About thirty-six percent of the country are arable lands and about fifty percent consists of forests

    Animal husbandry contributes to one-fourth of the gross value of the agricultural production which is the main activity in the mountainous regions where farming is less practiced. Turkey has all conditions favoring growing of all kinds of crops due to fertile soil, adequate climate and abundant rainfall. It is one of the few self-sufficient countries of the world in terms of food.

    The cultivation area is devoted to cereals production to as much as ninety percent. Wheat is the principal crop that accounts to fifty nine percent of the total grain production. Turkey is the leading producer of dried figs, hazelnuts, raisins and dried apricots and also one of the leading producer of honey in the world. European nations, the United States and middle east are the main export markets of the country. Wheat, Barley, sunflower, potato, tobacco, cotton, vegetables, dried fruits, fresh fruits and nuts are the major cash crops grown in Turkey.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 8.9%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 67259


    6. Nigeria

    Nigeria, a federal republic in West Africa, is officially a democratic secular country.


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    It is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank and has been identified as a regional power on the African continent. Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, owing to its large population and economy. It is the seventh most populous country in the world and the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy. Agriculture in Nigeria is provides employment for more than thirty percent of the population and the sector is being transformed by commercialization at small, medium and large-scale enterprise levels. Agricultural products of Nigeria fall under two categories; food crops produced for home consumption and exports.

    Nigeria was famous for the export of groundnut and palm kernel oil in the past but the rate of export has reduced over the years.

    Cocoa is the leading non-oil foreign exchange earner while rubber is the second-largest non-oil foreign exchange earner. In the recent article by Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun said that the current recession in the country has forced the government to invest at all levels of agriculture to become one of the biggest exporters of farm produce in the next two years.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 17.8%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 73884


    5. Brazil

    Brazil, is a federative republic located in South America and is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.


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    It is also the world’s fifth largest country by area and population. Half of Brazil is covered by forest and world’s largest rain forest is in the Amazon Basin and, it is ranked ninth in the economies based on nominal GDP and eighth based on GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) as of 2016. Thirty one percent of the total land area is agricultural area and agriculture is the principal bases of Brazil’s economy as the country has immense agricultural resources available to it. The cultivation area covers 65,338,804 hectares of land. While Northern Brazil and Central brazil are not much suitable for irrigation and farming, the Southern Brazil is fertile and well irrigated and fed. Brazil was initially producing sugarcane and now has become the largest exporter of coffee, soybeans, beef and crop-based ethanol.

    Brazil is called the breadbasket of the world and major supplies are sugarcane, soybeans, coffee and corn. The principal agricultural products of Brazil are cattle, coffee, soy, wheat, sugarcane, tobacco, beans, forestry, vegetables etc.Coffee, soybeans, beef, sugarcane, ethanol and frozen chickens are the most significant exports of brazil.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 5.4%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 95558


    4. Indonesia

    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a transcontinental country located in the Southeast of Asia.


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    It is the world’s largest island country with more than seventeen thousand islands situated in between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is world’s seventh largest country in terms of combined sea and land area and world’s fourth most populous country. The Indonesian agricultural sector remains large, comprising 14% of the country’s aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It comprises of large plantations which are both state-owned and private and smallholder production modes.

    The larges plantations are to focus on commodities which are important export products like palm oil and rubber, while the small hold farmers produce rice, soybeans, corn, fruits and vegetables. Self-sufficiency has been placed high on agenda by the Indonesian government. It applies to rice as it is the main staple food for the majority of the population; Indonesia has the highest per capita rice consumption in the world. Rice is produced mainly in irrigated or lowland systems. Rice, corn, cassava, soybeans, grains, pulses, cassava, maize, groundnuts, sweet potato and peanuts are the major food crops harvested in Indonesia. Tree crops like rubber, copra, palm kernels, palm oil, coffee, cocoa and spices form a major chunk in the export food products of Indonesia.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 14.3%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 134556


    3. United States

    The United States of America is a federal republic located in North America between Canada and Mexico.


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    It is the world’s third largest country by land area and third most populous country. It homes the world’s largest immigrant population which makes the country most ethnically diverse and multicultural. Agriculture industry is a major contributor in the United States, which is a net exporter of food. Agriculture area in United States covers an area of 922 million acres with 2.2 million farms and each farm averaging 418 acres of land. United States is a leader in getting technological advancements in the crop production and leader in seed improvement. U.S. agriculture has a high yield relative to other countries due to heavy mechanization.

    Corn, tomatoes, peanuts and sunflower seeds are the major holdovers from the agricultural endowment of the Americas. United States cover 50 states in 9,857,306 sq.km of land and is a predominantly at service sector based economy. The population working in the agriculture sector contributes to only 2% against 50% while in 1870. GDP contribution from service sector is also 97%. It is estimated that the agricultural land of United States is 45% and US is best known for its Corn Production. Almost 23% of the products are exported from the agricultural produces every year.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 1.12%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 215364


    2. India

    India, the most populous democracy in the world, is a country in South Asia.


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    It is also the second most populous country in the world and the seventh largest country by area. India is one the fastest growing economies of the world and according to the International Monetary Fund(IMF), the Indian economy is the sixth largest economy by exchange rates with nominal worth of US$2.454 trillion and third largest by purchasing power parity(PPP). The service sector makes up 55.6% of GDP, the industrial sector 26.3% and the agricultural sector 18.1% of GDP. Agriculture, with its allied sectors like fisheries and forestry, plays a vital role in India’s economy and is one of the largest contributors of the Gross Domestic Product. Agriculture is also the largest livelihood provider in India as over 58% of the rural households are dependent on agriculture. Agriculture and allied sectors is estimated to grow at 4.1% for 2016-17.

    India is the largest producer of spices and spice products and is also the second largest fruit producer in the world. It is ranked third in farm and agricultural outputs. India is also second largest producer of wheat and rice which are the world’s major food staples. The industry is divided into several segments like dairy, food grains, frozen food, meat, poultry and fisheries.

    Due to increased investments in agricultural facilities like irrigation, warehousing, storage and genetically modifying crops to increase the yield will generate momentum to the agriculture sector in India in the next few years.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 17.4%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 391672


    1. China

    China, a unitary sovereign state in East Asia is the world’s most populous country has a population over 1.4 billion.


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    China is the world’s second largest economy in nominal GDP and world’s largest economy by purchasing power parity. It is also the world’s second largest country by land area. It is also the world’s largest exporter and second largest importer of goods. China has 54.81 % agricultural land of the total land area and contributes to total of more than 12% of the total GDP of the country. More than 300 million people are working in the agricultural sector in China which is almost 50% of the total workforce that China has got. It is the top most country in case of the farming output and the produce includes wheat, millets, rice, potatoes, cotton and many other produces.

    Agricultural land contributes to 5145530 sq.km of the total area of China. It produces 20 percent food for the world’s population although it accounts for only 10 percent of the arable land worldwide.

    China is the largest importer of the soybeans crops and is expected to be the top importer of farm products within the next decade. Employment in agriculture constitutes to 28.3% of the total employment in China. Rice is considered to the most important food crop in China followed by wheat production. China also accounts to one-third of total fish production of the world.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 8.6%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 964772

     

    Rank Methodology

    1. The countries with the highest GDPs and agricultural activities are considered

    2. The percentage of GDP is taken as a criterion and the contribution to GDP is calculated

    3. Based on that the final rankings are evaluated


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    A management consulting firm is used to help organizations in making better business decisions both by analyzing the future plans of the company as well as by understanding the existing problems. Top Consulting firms are gaining more and more traction in the present world due to their highly expertise consultant as well as for the additional value of an external advice. The top consulting firms in the world including the Big Four i.e. Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, are the biggest in the industry along with names like McKinsey, Accenture, BCG, Booz Allen etc. These consulting firms in the world provide services across various sectors like government, healthcare, agriculture, science, retail etc. Business solutions provided by the leading consulting firms is customized and as per the requirements of companies. All these leading consulting companies have a presence in more than 200 countries collectively. Here is the list of the top 10 consulting firms in the world 2017 based on their revenue and employee strength.

    Quick Glance:

    Below are the Top Consulting Firms in World 2017

    1st Place : Deloitte

    2nd Place : PWC

    3rd Place : Ernst & Young

    4th Place : KPMG

    5th Place : Accenture

    6th Place : IBM Global Services

    7th Place : McKinsey

    8th Place : Booz Allen Hamilton

    9th Place : Boston Consulting Group

    10th Place : Mercer

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Consulting Firms 2017 Ranking with Parameters (Sales, Profit & Presence):


    10. Mercer

    Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm, and among the top in the world.


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    Headquartered in New York city, operates internationally in more than 130 countries and is a subsidiary of global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan. With aim of creating more secure and rewarding futures businesses for its clients and their employees whether designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement, or aligning workers with workforce needs. The Mercer quality of living survey is designed to help companies create compensation packages for executives living overseas. Mercer is the world leader in helping organizations leverage the power of their people to achieve peak company performance, recently voted into the 2015 Forbes America’s best employers list. Mercer helps with Retirement plan administration, defined benefits pension plans. Combining human capital data, exclusive research, and expert consulting firm, Mercer helps to create the best plan for workforce ecosystem. The approach to performance and career management, including employee-centric Mercer Career View app, takes the long view on careers to ensure that the lifeblood of client organization doesn’t drain away. At Mercer, diversity focuses at Accountability, Opportunity, Success and Engagement

    Revenue ($Bn): 4.2

    Number of Employees: 21200


    9. Boston Consulting Group

    The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a worldwide consulting firm that started in 1963 with the mission of helping associations create and develop a long haul upper hand.


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    BCG was established by Bruce Henderson, keeping in mind the business has developed and advanced, integral to all that it does is still a devotion to the first center qualities set up over 50 years back. Another part of capacities conveyed by BCG focuses on something many refer to as the Four Approaches to Business Model Innovation, which is yet another mark offering accessible to customers of this main 10 administration counseling firm. This approach answers inquiries, for example, how expansive the extent of an exertion ought to be and what the proper level of hazard is. To be focused with other top administration counseling firms, it's essential for a firm to have industry specialization so it can bring a certain level of mastery and relevant learning to every engagement. BCG positioned well on this rundown of the best administration counseling firms in light of wide industry specialization. It includes industries like automotive, consumer products, financial institutions, medical devices, public sector, social impact, etc.

    Revenue ($Bn): 5.6

    Number of Employees: 12000


    8. Booz Allen Hamilton

    Booz and Co (Strategy&) was framed in 2014, and it conveys to the table 250 years of involvement in tackling the most troublesome issues confronted by worldwide organizations.


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    Leslie Moeller serves as the Global Leader of Strategy& while Dr Joachim Rotering is the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Leader in charge of this inventive administration consulting firm. Strategy& is an administration counseling firm that is based on offering a novel way to deal with customers. That approach bases on not simply creating techniques but rather conveying them to effective execution. The key concentration of this approach is on common sense and a careful comprehension of the setting into which arrangements and procedures are being conveyed. A mark offering from Strategy& is cooperation in the Fit For Growth program, which is intended to help organizations get to be leaner, perform better, and be better balanced for fruitful development through cost change and the execution of operational enhancements. This model intends to help customers of Strategy& open the execution levels they require while cutting expenses and getting to be distinctly more grounded. Another special component of Strategy& that separates it as one of the world's top administration counseling firms is the Katzenbach Center, which is depicted as a focal point of magnificence concentrating on authoritative culture, casual association, initiative, and inspiration.

    Revenue ($Bn): 5.8

    Number of Employees: 22500


    7. McKinsey

    McKinsey consulting firm is a host to a variety of global management consulting services.


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    Its services are ranging from private businesses to governmental as well as non governmental organizations. It also provides services without profits to some organizations. It has over 10,000 consultants in its team who focus on providing long term and sustainable solutions. Its members have an expertise in around 22 industries who provide services under 12 functional groups. It maintains a global clientele with 40% clients in Europe, 35% in America, 15% in Asia-Pacific and 10% in the Middle East and Africa. McKinsey always puts its client interests first. It is due this reason that 70% of its clients are those who have been connected to McKinsey for over 10 years. The major reason that supports such a scenario is a strong framework of values like maintaining client confidentiality, refraining from publicizing their work, etc. It strongly supports the importance of knowledge which is evident from its yearly investments of around $500 million for knowledge building and capacity. A major role in its services is played by its industry expertise along with its focus on the economy as a whole. It also believes in gender diversity for both its domains. This helps them in the hiring and retention of its female staff. Its recent reports include:

    • Realizing Gender Equality’s $12 Trillion Economic Opportunity

    • The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States

    • Breaking Down the Gender Challenge

    • How India’s Largest Private Bank Fosters Gender Equality

    • Recruiting and Retaining More Women in Technology Organizations

    Revenue ($Bn): 8.8

    Number of Employees: 17000


    6. IBM Global Business Services

    IBM Global Services endeavors to improve customers' organizations work making it a leading global consulting firm.


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    The gathering incorporates IBM's counseling, frameworks coordination and applications organizations, which together utilize more than 100,000 experts in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. GBS is one portion of IBM's Global Services division, however just as in it's one of two units inside that division (Global Technology Services is the other). Worldwide Services is in charge of more than 50 percent of IBM's aggregate income, with GBS' contributing approximately 20 percent of the organization's yearly wage. GBS' offerings are separated into two essential practice regions: business counseling and frameworks joining, and application administration administrations. The first of these offers six zones of strength help to customers: client relationship administration, budgetary administration, human capital administration, technique and change, business examination and inventory network administration administrations. The unit's customers work in various ventures, including aviation and barrier, car, managing an account, chemicals and petroleum, purchaser items, training, gadgets, vitality and utilities, money related markets, government, human services, protection, life sciences, media and excitement, retail, broadcast communications, travel and transportation. The second practice region application administration administrations offers mastery in application advancement, administration, upkeep and bolster administrations for programming and applications. The foundation gives key experiences and suggestions to help customers gain by new open doors. It is contained specialists around the globe who lead research and investigation in 17 ventures and crosswise over five practical controls, including human capital administration, monetary administration, corporate system, inventory network administration and client relationship administration.

    Revenue ($Bn): 16.7

    Number of Employees: 120000


    5. Accenture

    Accenture is one of the most prominent consulting firms that provide a huge range of consulting services in strategy, digital, technology operations and management.


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    It has a huge client base spread over in more than 120 countries with a experience of more than 60 years. Accenture is the largest independent technology service provider in the world. It is also widely known for its extremely low attrition rates. Accenture is a perfect mix of the general consulting experience along with a deep industry knowledge and expertise. It provides its services in more than 40 industries including banking, capital markets, health, insurance, retail, travel, etc. Also, it has a culture that believes in innovation. This can be seen in its research which it publishes as well as commissions. At the same time, it places its undivided attention to developing new strategies in domains like digital innovation, future workforce, new business models, etc. It has four main components: corporate strategy, operating business model, M&As and business strategy.

    Revenue ($Bn): 17.86

    Number of Employees: 358000


    4. KPMG

    One amongst the big four, KPMG is a professional service company a globally recognized consulting firm.


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    Founded in 1987, with 29 years of experience from the merger of Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler. KPMG bargains in three lines of administrations which are review, expense, and advisory and inside its suite of administration counseling administrations, the firm as of now has fourteen administration lines for customers some of which have been as of late added to reflect changing business needs in the advanced age. Yearly KPMG Global Power and Utilities Conference In 2015 has been held in Madrid, Spain which was a chief business-to-business industry occasion for the power and utilities part. KPMG is focused on giving a straightforward, simple to-utilize advanced client encounter that meets and surpasses the desires and needs of everybody connecting with KPMG's computerized nearness. Rich content classification combined with more powerful search features, facilitate discovery of content that is relevant to your needs which leads to better content discovery.KPMG's new advanced stage highlights portable responsive plan and better substance revelation. There is a solid two-route relationship between financial improvement and vitality utilization. Helping organizations, exchange affiliations, law offices and government offices address complex financial and measurable issues Helping organizations, exchange affiliations, law offices and government offices address complex monetary and factual issues which are exceptionally compelling device for the same.

    Revenue ($Bn): 25.42

    Number of Employees: 173965


    3. Ernst & Young

    EY has one of the oldest and the strongest history dating back to the early 1900s and has developed into the third largest consulting firms in the world in terms of revenue.


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    EY has been in the limelight with various media outlets like Forbes, which have named EY several times the best place to work for as well as for the largest privately owned organizations in US. It has a vast employee base of 200000 who work in 700 offices spread all around the world. It is due to this huge number of employees that EY is able to provide some of the best expertise to their clients. They follow a detailed approach which helps them to understand their client's problems in the best way. EY has several divisions like assurance, tax advisory, financial advisory , legal and management consulting. Under the management consulting it provides services like customer, cybercity, finance, financial services risk management, actuarial, risk assurance, supply chain, operations and technology. It strongly believes in globalization and makes sure that clients receive services all around the world due to which it has offices spread all over. They are highly performance driven with its people and resources placed at the right locations. Also it has collaborations with various parties like EMC, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, etc. which help EY in providing the best solutions to its clients.

    Revenue ($Bn): 31.4

    Number of Employees: 211450


    2. PwC

    PwC started as a London based accounting firm 100 years ago and has now developed into not only a consulting firm but also provides audit and assurance and tax services.


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    It has more than 200,000 professionals who are capable of solving the most complex challenges and also developing new opportunities. It has its feet deep set in the power of innovation, which helps it in helping clients who have to face competition. Along with that it helps its clients in understanding their customers in a better way with the help of its partnerships. One of the more novel parts of the administrations accessible from PwC is centered around cybersecurity and security, which are always developing attentiveness toward most, if not all, associations around the globe. It is one of the worldwide pioneers with regards to research and understanding. The organization has the assets and the examination group to execute full-scale ventures, including yearly CEO overviews, making it one of the go-to centers of learning and data in the business world. PwC additionally gives supplementary assets to oblige look into; for instance, in depth meetings from top organizations and arrangements of the year's essential potential development risks.

    Revenue ($Bn): 35.9

    Number of Employees: 208109


    1. Deloitte

    Deloitte offers a variety of services, apart from being management consulting firm, like advisory, audit, risk management and tax services.


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    Deloitte has its presence in over 150 countries with an employee base as large as 220,000 professionals and has always managed to deliver the required and lasting results. Deloitte has been in the limelight due to the large number of awards and recognition it receives including the best management consulting firm award by Forbes as well as CFO magazine, the global leader award by Forrester Research as well as by Gartner and many more. It uses a cloud based technique that provides a data driven analysis of the culture of an organization in the current scenario. It is one of the signature components of Deloitte. It has an agile framework of asset based solutions including AccessEdge as well as Benchmarking Prism. These solutions follow a fast transformation and are extremely cost effective. It provides services that promote sustainable solutions and have the maximum impact on its clients. It is deeply seated in various industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products, real estate, public sector, etc.

    Revenue ($Bn): 38.8

    Number of Employees: 225351


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading consulting firms are considered for analysis

    2. Parameters like revenues and number of employees are considered and given weightages of 0.8 and 0.2 respectively

    3. A final score is calculated and the final ranks are evaluated


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    The FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) also known as CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) are the products which are to be used daily. The top FMCG companies manufacture products which may include food and beverage, personal care, health care, skin care, oral care and many more. The top FMCG companies include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Unilever, JBS, L’Oréal along with beverage companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi etc. The list has taken three main parameters such as revenue, market capitalization and a number of global brands.  The biggest FMCG companies focus a lot of marketing as the products across these companies are more or less similar. Product positioning and distribution plays a major role in the growth of these largest FMCG brands. All these top FMCG companies have a strong business growth which is being driven by a strong workforce across the world. Here is the list of the top 10 FMCG companies in World in 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top FMCG Companies in World 2018:

    1st Place : Nestle

    2nd Place : Johnson & Johnson

    3rd Place : Procter & Gamble

    4th Place : Pepsi

    5th Place : Unilever

    6th Place : AB InBev

    7th Place : Coca Cola

    8th Place : JBS

    9th Place : Phillip Morris

    10th Place : L'Oreal

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top FMCG Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue, Profit, MarCap):


    10. L’Oréal S.A.

    L’Oréal was awarded as world’s most ethical company by Ethisphere Institute and is a leading cosmetic FMCG company.


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    Code of business ethics and gender equality are the main highlights of L’Oréal, which is why it is among the top FMCG companies in the world. The portfolio includes cosmetics, makeup and beauty products with more than 34 global brands. L’Oréal was founded by Louis Schueller in 1919, a French chemist. The company has itself employs 20,000 chemists till the date. The number shows L’Oréal’s interest in Research and Development. Continuous patent registration is where L’Oréal stands out, it has registered total 498 patents in the year 2017. L’Oréal also stands as the first cosmetics group in the world with the international presence in 150 countries. Every year, the L’Oréal, in association with UNESCO organizes a program called “For Women in Science” where it celebrates and awards five eminent researchers from five continents. Around 100 laureates have been awarded since 1998, three of them have also received a Nobel prize.

    L’Oréal has diversified itself by putting a foot in skincare, haircare, makeup, fragrances and hygiene products market where it beats the other giant players in the market. L’Oréal has observed 25% growth in online cosmetic sales worldwide having additional 10% share in the beauty market. The sales of L’Oréal have been roaring so as to fulfill its mission to furnish all with beauty. L’Oréal is reinventing conventional hair salons by adding an element of creativity, thus making it creative hubs. 1,500 salon managers from more than 60 countries came together at the L’Oréal Professional Business Forum in October 2017. It trains 450,000 hairdressers each year with around 250 training studios worldwide.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 32004 million

    Net Profit: $ 4612 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 127548 million

    Number of Brands: 34


    9. Philip Morris

    Philip Morris International Inc is one of the largest FMCG companies in the world with a strong worldwide presence.


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    It’s a multinational company with over 26 well-reputed brands which are sold across different continents. The company which has its operational headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and corporate headquarters in New York, started off as a single shop on London’s Bond Street in 1847. Philip Morris marks its presence in over 180 countries other than the US with its iconic brands. One of its iconic brands is Marlboro which fetches billion dollars of revenue to the company. The top brands make it one of the top FMCG companies in the world. Philip Morris invests in Research and Development to decrease the severity of the diseases.

    Lately, Philip Morris has increased its capital expenditure to $1.5 billion for unit production. The company is still leading in its own industry despite decline of the market. Philip Morris Inc total volume sales declined by 2.3% due to this reason in 2017 where total industry volume down is 7.2%. Philip Morris has still achieved better than anticipated performance with the help of valuable learnings from its past experience. The company houses more than 80,000 employees worldwide. Despite many differences between the public and the company, the PMI stands as a successful public company.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 27580 million

    Net Profit: $ 6341 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 155213 million

    Number of Brands: 26


    8. JBS

    The world’s second-largest food company, JBS, with an extensive product portfolio, producing chiefly frozen meat & poultry.


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    This leading FMCG companies also has food processed and maintained with international standards, backed by well-known brands sold in more than 150 countries. JBS boasts 10 iconic billion-dollar brands and is one of the largest meat processing company in the world. The company was formed in Brazil in 1953. 1980 was the time when the company started to observe significant growth. The company has more than 300 production facilities in different countries. The company has over 20 sales offices worldwide. The company has created a niche market in ready to eat, fresh and frozen products.

    In many cities, the company’s production facility represents the largest private sector employer. By generating direct and indirect jobs, the company plays an important role in local communities and helps develop local economies. JBS also is the main sponsor of the Germinare Institute in Brazil, a business school for children and adolescents between 12 to 18 years of age in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company was successful to create the first sustainable hamburger in association with McDonald’s. The company has also received many awards for its “Roast in Bag” product. “Today is Chicken Day” is the largest Brazilian platform focused on chicken with more than 6 million interactions. The company has over 2,15,00 employees all around the world. JBS USA has occupied the second place for the production of meat in the United States.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 48745 million

    Net Profit: $ 534 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 24832 million

    Number of Brands: 10


    7. Coca Cola

    The flagship product of the Coca-Cola company is the coke which was originally intended as a patent medicine which helps to reduce the stress.


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    The company produces concentrates which result in iconic products such as diet coke, coke zero, Coca-Cola Vanilla, etc. The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company and one of the top FMCG companies in the world owing to its product range and distribution. The company owns the market of more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands, which they group into the following category clusters: sparkling soft drinks; water, enhanced water and sports drinks; juice and dairy beverages; tea; coffee; and energy drinks. The company markets four of the world’s top five non-alcoholic soft-drink brands that are Diet Coke, Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Sprite. The company sells its finished beverage products in more than 200 countries.

    All FMCG products are furnished to consumers in all over the world, through the network of Company-owned and distribution operations, as well as independent bottling partners, distributors, and retailers — the world’s largest beverage distribution system. The company is also known for its innovative way of distribution and promotion; this is one of the reasons why the products are much popular within youngsters. 60 billion servings of all beverages consumed worldwide every day. The company’s main operating segments are Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific, etc. The company takes it commitment to sustainability very seriously. 89% of bottling partners and 90% of direct suppliers achieved compliance with supplier guiding principles. 1.7 million women enabled through 5by20 initiative and gained economic empowerment. The company has strategically acquired the brands like Minute-Maid, FUZE, Monster, Vitamin Water, etc.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 35410 million

    Net Profit: $ 1248 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 184994 million

    Number of Brands: 500+

    Number of Brands: 52


    6. AB InBev

    Anheuser-Busch InBev is a Belgian-Brazilian company selling transitional beverages across the world.


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    The company is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and it is also considered the world’s largest beverage company after its acquisition of SABMiller in October 2016. The company was originally formed with the big companies came together to form today’s AB InBev, which were: Interbrew (from Belgium), Ambev (from Brazil) and Anheuser-Busch (from the US) in 2008. Ab InBev has won over 190+ awards globally in 2017. The company has an international presence with more than 500 brands serving the customers. As one of the top FMCG companies, it has leading billion-dollar brands which have a steady growth. The brands fetched combined 16.8% revenue growth. The company easily boasts the strongest organic revenue growth in 2017 of all global FMCG companies. The company has operations in almost all beer markets with the brands getting sold in 100 countries worldwide.

    In 2017, the company has observed 5.1% overall revenue growth and 13.4% EBITDA growth. The company was declared as the world’s most admired company by Fortune magazine. The organization has received 100% score on the 2017 corporate quality index and the best place to work.  The company tries to match the pace with the world of clean energy as a result of which Budweiser has planned to switch to renewable energy for US brewing. The company has committed to shift to renewable energy completely by 2025. The company has an Analytics lab in Illinois known as Bud Analytics lab which has specific purpose to develop data research and innovation which can solve problems, i.e., assortment optimization, social media, market trends, etc.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 56444 million

    Net Profit: $ 7996 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 172291 million

    Number of Brands: 500


    5. Unilever

    Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company having headquarters in London, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands.


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    Unilever owns more than 300 brands worldwide spread across various product segments, which makes it one of the top FMCG companies in the world. The company was founded in 1930 as a result of the merger of Margarine Uni and Lever Brothers. Soap and margarine producers collaborated and created a multinational company catering to the thousands of daily needs. The product portfolio of the company includes food and beverages, cleaning agents, personal care, home care, refreshments, etc.

    One of the oldest multinational companies is present in around 190 countries. The company owns 15 billion-dollar brands. All the iconic brands of Unilever make up to 58% of the total turnover. 18 of the company’s top brands qualified as sustainable living brands which grow faster than 50% and delivering more than 605 of the overall growth of the company. Some o the top brands are AXE, Dove, Knorr, Lipton, Sunsilk, and Surf. Unilever has made many strategic acquisitions like Breyers from Kraft which is largest ice-cream manufacturer in the US. Unilever involves itself in many CSR activities, the Lifebuoy Roti campaign was a significant marketing achievement. Spreading the awareness about health, giving employment to women in rural areas, etc. have been efforts put in by the company. The strength of Unilever is its valuable supply chain network. In countries like India, it is very hard to penetrate into the farthest corner of the country. Unilever made it possible through its experience in distributors network. The company’s product portfolio includes premium products as well as budget products.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 66068 million

    Net Profit: $ 7978 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 127900 million

    Number of Brands: 310


    4. Pepsi Co

    PepsiCo is the proud owner of the highly reputed brands like Lays, Pepsi, Tropicana, Quaker, etc.


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    The corporate rivalry of PepsiCo with Coca Cola has been amusing for people and its true that loyalist of Pepsi won’t buy Coke and the vice versa. PepsiCo Inc is an American multinational food and beverage company which is among the top FMCG companies worldwide. The company is headquartered at Purchase, New York and currently headed by the CEO, Indra Nooyi. The company has launched successful products like Diet Pepsi, Pepsi, Lays chips, etc. The brand equity of these brands has always been sky-high.

    PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola company and Frito-Lay Inc. Then it's namesake product Pepsi was expanded to a wide range of food and beverage products. Mountain Dew, Gatorade, 7 Up, Doritos, Lipton teas, Cheetos, Mirinda, Aquafina, etc. are the names that are internationally recognized for which the top of the mind awareness is high. Some of these brands were strategically acquired and some of these were launched looking as per the need of the market. PepsiCo has secured a position in Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list and ranked 28th on the most respected companies list by Barron’s. The Food for Good Program of PepsiCo received Ethical Corporation Award and not to mention, it is one of the Fortune 500 companies. The company is recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project for the 7th consecutive year with Dow Jones Sustainability index of 100%. The company was named among Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s World's 100 Best Corporate Citizen in 2017.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 63525 million

    Net Profit: $ 10509 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 153570 million

    Number of Brands: 22


    3. Procter & Gamble

    Procter & Gamble was founded in 1837 by British American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble making it one of the oldest Fortune 500 company.


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    The famous brand “Pringles” was sold to Kellogg’s when Procter & Gamble decided not to venture into the food market. Earlier the company’s product portfolio included foods, snacks, and beverages, and all these various popular brands make P&G among the top FMCG companies in the world. In 2014, the company took a big step to streamline its business by selling off almost 100 brands and focus on remaining 65 brands. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America.

    Some of the famous brands of the company include Vicks, Whisper, Old Spice, etc. The product portfolio of Procter & Gamble includes Baby, Feminine and Family Care; Beauty; Home Care; Health Care and Grooming products. The company overall developed market is proportioned at 65% means the market. The highest net sales of Procter & Gamble occur in North America which is almost half of the total revenue. The other regions are Latin America, India, Africa & Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and China having 8%, 7%, 23%, 9% and 8% respectively. The dividends per share distributed have been steadily increasing year by year stopping at 2.7$ in 2017. The company has always communicated its message strongly like the Always #LikeAGirl campaign, which has started a movement and helped girls worldwide feel more confident. One of the prime product of Procter & Gamble is Tide PODs which completely changed the game of laundry detergents and reformed the laundry expectations.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 65058 million

    Net Profit: $ 10194 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 197798 million

    Number of Brands: 105


    2. Johnson & Johnson

    Johnson & Johnson’s products are divided into main three categories: Consumer Healthcare, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals.


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    The company is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States and it has almost 250 subsidiaries in almost 60 countries worldwide. Johnson & Johnson has mainly captured the premium segment for all of its products and its wide global distribution makes in a leading FMCG brand. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 by Robert Wood Johnson and James Wood Johnson. In 1961, Janssen Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Johnson & Johnson and remained a key strategic business unit for the company.

    Johnson & Johnson’s baby products, Clean & clear face wash, Tylenol medications, Band-Aid brand line for bandages etc. have been some of the famous brands in the portfolio of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen is the pharmaceutical wing of the company which is one of the leading pharma units with extensive research and development facilities. The company has made headlines with its unique offerings. The company has opened a path to expand parental leave benefits as well as military leave benefits. In 2017, the company was named in the Fortune Change the World list and Most Admired Companies list. The Makers program started by Johnson & Johnson recognizes women who go above and beyond the mark to make a difference through their hard work. The company has launched a set of five health goals to be achieved by 2020 calling it as “Health for Humanity 2020 Goals”. The commitment to innovation and health by the company has immeasurable. The company’s institutes train around 1,25,000 healthcare provider every year in its 26 campuses all around the world.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 76450 million

    Net Profit: $ 1300 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 344317 million

    Number of Brands: 90


    1. Nestle AG

    Nestle is a food and beverages company having head office in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland holding true essence of Switzerland.

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    Being the largest food company in the world, it is on the top of by the revenue in 2017 and is ranked among the top on the Fortune 500 list of 2017. The company has whopping 2000 total brands worldwide which makes it one of the top FMCG companies in the world. Nestle manufactures and distributes baby food, medical food items, bottled water, cereals, coffee, tea, confectionery, frozen food, etc. in its international market. It has 22 billion-dollar brands with an international presence in 194 countries. The famous brands of Nestle are Nescafe, Nespresso, Kit Kat, Maggi, etc. the brand Maggi has largely penetrated in India. Not only the Indian households but also in the educational institutes’ residential facilities have trusted Maggi since its inception. Surprisingly, it is one of the main shareholders of L’Oréal – the largest cosmetics company in the world.

    The company is ahead in its CSR activities as well. The company has set a goal to help 50 million children by 2030 to lead healthier lives. Moreover, it is also committed to improve 30 million livelihoods in communities directly connect to Nestle’s business activities. Nestle for healthier kids celebrated International Chef’s Day by conducting workshops with top professional chefs from over 50 countries. Nestle invested 1.7 billion Swiss francs for research and development. The scientists at Nestle has published 313 research papers in the year 2017. 57% of the volume of Nestle’s 12 priority categories of raw materials and paper are responsibly sourced. By 2025, Nestle’s aim is to source all its eggs from cage-free hens for all food products globally. The company employs 3,25,000 employees internationally.

    PARAMETERS:

    Revenue: $ 93586 million

    Net Profit: $ 7487 million

    Market Capitalization: $ 267054 million

    Number of Brands: 2000


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading & top 15 FMCG companies in the world are considered.

    2. Parameters like revenues, net profits and market capitalization are taken and given weightages of 0.7, 0.2 and 0.1

    3. The overall score is calculated and the final ranking is done.


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    Smartphones have become inherent part of our lives. Smartphones have revolutionized the way people use mobiles today. Consumer preferences are dynamically changing and hence it's a world of latest style and innovation for these top global mobile companies. High resolution cameras, quicker processors, stylish look, design, new options, style etc are what the consumer needs, and the top mobile phone brands and new rising mobile companies are exploiting these options to differentiate from their competitors. The list of top mobile brands includes Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, LG followed by ZTE, Alcatel and Lenovo. The leading global mobile phone brands comprise of leading players which have a strong global presence. Customers have a wide range of handsets to choose from the various offerings from the biggest mobile phone brands. Here is the list of the top 10 mobile phone brands in the world in 2018 as per shipment units, sales and profit.


    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top mobile brands in 2018:

    1st Place : Samsung

    2nd Place : Apple

    3rd Place : Huawei

    4th Place : Oppo

    5th Place : Vivo

    6th Place : Xiaomi

    7th Place : LG

    8th Place : Lenovo

    9th Place : ZTE

    10th Place : Alcatel-Lucent

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Mobile Brands 2018 Ranking with Parameters (Shipment, Sales, Profit):


    10. Alcatel-Lucent

    Established in 2004, Alcatel-Lucent is French based smartphone organization, having a strong global footprint.


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    In 2006 Alcatel was merged to US based company Lucent to form Alcatel-Lucent enterprise. This merger was done as both the companies were confronting extreme rivalry in the telecommunications industry, and looking back, it has worked in favor of the companies. In 2016 Alcatel-Lucent was acquired by Nokia mobile company but still it carries the name Alcatel-Lucent enterprise. This acquisition was done to make it a strong contender to the opponent firms like Sony Ericsson and Huawei, whom Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent had outperformed in terms of total income in 2014. The flagship product of Alcatel-Lucent is OneTouch series. Alcatel-Lucent has international presence in 170 countries, which shows why it deserves to be a part of the top global mobile brands worldwide. The company has a robust client base attributable to its specialization in technological innovation and additionally offers its customers with custom-made solutions for their specific desires. Alcatel-Lucent shipments are around 50 million units during a year. The premium brands of Alcatel-Lucent are Pixi, Idol and Pop ranges. The company recently launched A50, A30 plus, Idol 5S, Pop 4 plus smartphone mobiles. Alcatel-Lucent has been able to incorporate virtual reality in their Idol 4 and Idol 4s series. Alcatel-Lucent had a market share of 1.3% in 2017.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 20

    Profit (in million $): 218

    Sales (in million $): 15,149


    9. ZTE

    Telecommunications equipment and mobile manufacturing brand ZTE from China is a leading smartphone company.


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    ZTE is one of the global leaders in making smartphones, feature mobile phones, tablets etc apart from telecommunication and network equipment. More than 70,000 people are employed with the ZTE company which has a very strong worldwide presence owing to its diverse range of mobile phones and strong distribution network. The mobile phones made by ZTE are also sold with the name OEM in different parts of the world. ZTE company has subsidiaries named ZTEsoft, Zonergy and Nubia Technology which are all involved in telecom equipments and peripherals. With extensive distribution and strong marketing, ZTE has its business spread in 140 countries. Such a strong presence and good revenues show why ZTE is one of the top global mobile phone brands in the world market. ZTE Axon M launched in 2017, is an all-packed smartphone with all features to compete with the best smartphone brands.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 45


    8. Lenovo

    Lenovo is Chinese multinational company and is the world's prime laptop manufacturer.


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    Lenovo was founded in the capital of China in 1984 and it entered the mobile industry in 2012. Over the years, Lenovo has worldwide presence in around 160 countries, and has grown to become one of the top global mobile companies. Some of the popular smartphones of Lenovo are P Series, K Series, Zuk Series, A Series and VIBE. Lenovo launched the Moto Z models which reinforces its philosophy of “Different is better”. Lenovo will be launching Tango handset that can be altered to video projectors or speakers. For developers, Lenovo released a smartphone-based program which can incorporate handsets with services hosted in the web cloud. Lenovo launched ZUK Z1 to provide a whole package of power pack performance and user-friendly experience and it has Cyanogen operating system that permits customization of the user interface. Lenovo India sells its mobiles and accessories largely through flash sales in India. Lenovo’s Tango models have sensors which can track motions and measure the contours of rooms; also it can map interiors of the buildings.  Lenovo has raised the competition among its peers by using augmented reality and advanced innovation.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 50

    Profit (in million $): 535

    Sales (in million $): 43,035


    7. LG

    Founded in 1958 LG is South Korean Electronics Company having a strong global presence.


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    LG’s premium mobile brands embody the G-Series, the K-Series, LG Tribute, the LG G Flex and also the LG Nexus. LG sells nearly sixty million units a year, making it one of the most popular and high volume-driven mobile companies in the world. In 2016, LG shipped 12 million units of smartphones. In 2017, LG Electronics’ revenue totaled at 57.71 billion U.S. dollars. LG Electronics (LG) is anticipated to launch the 2018 edition of its premium flagship smartphones K8 and K10 at MWC 2018 which is set to roll out worldwide in countries like Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. These smartphones have advanced camera features such as high speed auto focus and noise reduction for better low-light photography. K-Series mobile range continues to deliver exceptional smartphones to customers at exceptional prices. LG Electronics will roll out smartphones with AI technologies at MWC 2018. The new technology is going to be embedded in the 2018 version of the LG V30 model which will be LG’s most advanced smartphone till date.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 55

    Profit (in million $): 110

    Sales (in million $): 46800


    6. Xiaomi

    Xiaomi is one in all the quickest growing smartphone company in the world that manufactures smartphones, mobile apps, laptops.


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    Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by Lei Jun, and released its first smartphone in 2011, and since then Xiaomi has become the 8th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Xiaomi’s flagship brands are the Redmi and Mi series, which have grown significantly in popularity. Xiaomi has been able to create brand value owing to its focus on continuous innovation in technology. It also has been able to gain large market share due to its extensive advertising and marketing strategies especially in India and China to boost its sales of smartphones. With a consistent growth, Xiaomi is competing with the top global mobile brands in the world. In March 2018 Xiaomi launched Mi MIX 2S. Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 has in-built feature that allows users to do advanced customization. The company has been able to mark its presence in markets of India, China, Brazil, Singapore, Turkey, and Asian nation with its exclusive Mi and Redmi Series mobile phones. Xiaomi shipments of smartphones were around 90 million in 2017 and have able to create a big presence in the top 10 smartphone companies in the world and are known as the Apple of China. Xiaomi had a market share of 15.5% in 2017.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 95

    Profit (in million $): 1000

    Sales (in million $): 17000


    5. Vivo

    Vivo is the largest manufacturer of smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services based in China.


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    Started in 2009, this is the fastest growing smartphone company in the world having a strong global footprint with its wide mobile range. Vivo had recently developed Android-based software system known as Funtouch. Vivo entered the top mobile phone brands within the half quarter of 2017 with a worldwide market share of 10.7%.  Some of the premium smartphones of Vivo are X series, V series as the middle-priced phones and the Y series as the low-end smartphones. In 2018 Vivo released exclusive smartphones X20 UD, the world's preliminary smartphone with a fingerprint scanner that utilized the "ClearID" technology. Celebrity endorsements, sponsorships have propelled the brand vale of Vivo. Vivo recently launched V9 mobile series that is similar to Apple’s iPhone X with its notch display. Vivo is the first Android company to launch smartphones that features a notch display similar to Apple’s iPhone X that has a full view display with a notch on top.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 95

    Profit (in million $): 1125

    Sales (in million $): 46484


    4. Oppo

    China based Oppo mobile phone brand is one of the most prominent new companies in the world.


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    The Oppo company, which was formed in 2011, is headquartered in China and has a strong global presence with its mobile devices and accessories. Oppo has produced a wide range of smartphones ranging from the low segment to targeting the affluent customer segments. Some of the most prominent phones brands by Oppo are Find 5, Find 7, N1, N3 etc. Oppo’s A77 model was launched in 2017. Oppo has managed to create a strong brand presence despite being a late entrant in the smartphone market. However, aggressive marketing and branding along with good product quality has enabled Oppo to be among the top mobile brands globally.

    Oppo in 2017 became the official sponsor of the cricket team for India, which gave the brand massive credibility as well presence. More over, the company in India engaged with Bollywood celebrities who became the face of the brand. Apart from this, a strong distribution network covering more than 200,000 retailers has enabled the brand to have a strong reach within India itself.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 111


    3. Huawei

    Founded in 1987, Huawei is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world based in China.


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    Huawei has the best innovation centers across the globe and in 2016, Huawei invested 14% of their revenue in R&D. Huawei has global presence in more than 170 countries and is also anticipated to build and develop its own operating system, which shows its strong presence in the mobile market. Huawei shipped 153 million smartphones in 2017. Huwaei was positioned among the top Fortune 500 companies in 2017. Also a good number of the Fortune 500 companies chose Huawei as their business partner for digital transformation. In March 2018, Huawei launched a highly sophisticated and powerful smartphone; the Porshe Design HUAWEI Mate RS mobile phone featuring innovative in-screen fingerprint sensor and dual fingerprint design, AI processor and triple camera with high quality image capture. This smartphone is going to surpass the most demanded smartphone. In March 2018, Huawei unveiled the much-anticipated smartphone models such as HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro which has the world's first Leica triple camera. All innovations and R&D have enabled Huawei to establish itself as a top global mobile phone brand. HUAWEI has set the expectations high for smartphone photography through which anyone can capture professional quality images.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 152

    Profit (in million $) 6890

    Sales (in million $) 87646


    2. Apple

    Apple maintains its top position in the smartphone industry as the most preferred brand.


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    Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne, Apple today is known for its classy iPhones. Apple has a large customer base because it offers products which have superior design and features, which have become more of an aspirational brand for people worlwide. Apple has been able to maintain the quality of its products as it always incorporates rapid technological advances and evolving design approaches. Many competitors of Apple try to imitate its features and sometimes even do price cutting mechanism to gain market share but it has not able to deter the large customer base Apple has. This shows why Apple is the top global mobile phone brand in the whole world. Apple has worldwide presence in around forty countries and 499 retail stores in twenty two countries as of December 2017. Apple INC is known for its high specification and stylish iPhone that is the signature product of Apple. In 2017 its revenue amounted to $229 billion. Apple unveiled its first-generation iPhone on 2007, and the most recent iPhone mobile models are the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish which has advanced cameras, powerful and smartest chip ever in any smartphone. Apple is anticipated to launch iPhone X Leather Folio, future generation iPhone which can have a full-screen display with a face ID.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 215

    Profit (in million $): 48,351

    Sales (in million $): 229,234


    1. Samsung

    Headquartered in Samsung town, Samsung electronics is a South Korean company and is a subsidiary of Samsung group.


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    Samsung mobile is market leader in the smartphone industry as it continuously strives to enhance product capabilities through its extensive R&D. Samsung has broadened its offerings for mid and lower priced smartphones to high-end mobile phones in the affluent segment. Samsung is popular for its Samsung Galaxy smartphone range. The flagship products of Samsung are Samsung Galaxy S7 edge+ and Galaxy Note 7. Recently, Samsung developed Tizen OS for its smartphones an alternate to its Android-based smartphones. Galaxy J7 Prime 2 is the latest mobile launch of Samsung in March 2018. For its latest launch Galaxy S9 Samsung also partnered with Audio expert companies such as AKG and Dolby to give customers a high quality sound experience. Samsung India is re-launching its most successful smartphone, Galaxy S8, with a majestic Burgundy Red color. Samsung had a market share of approximately 20%, making it one of the top mobile phone brand globally.

    Units Shipped (Million) : 315

    Profit (in million $): 18,947

    Sales (in million $): 170,625


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading mobile phone companies were taken

    2. Latest shipment units data was used (primary, sales and profits were also considered), based on which the final scores were calculated

    3. The final rankings were based on the scores obtained


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    With the growing focus on automation and technology, there has been a consistent boom as far as the IT sector is concerned. As per industry reports, the worldwide information technology spending is pegged at over $4.5 trillion worldwide for 2018. Things like IOT, cloud computing, privacy, online security etc are the IT services being served to clients by the top IT companies in the world. The list of top IT companies include Microsoft, IBM, Oracle followed by Accenture, HPE, SAP & other big IT brands. Majority of the IT services happen in US and Asia, which contribute to one-third of the overall global business worldwide. The growth of the information technology industry in the world is pegged at 4.5-5% as per industry experts. Here is the list of the top 10 IT companies in the world 2018 based on revenue.


    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top IT Companies in World 2018:

    1st Place : Microsoft

    2nd Place : IBM

    3rd Place : Oracle

    4th Place : Accenture

    5th Place : HPE

    6th Place : SAP

    7th Place : TCS

    8th Place : Capgemini

    9th Place : Cognizant

    10th Place : Infosys

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top IT Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameter (Revenue):


    10. Infosys

    Infosys is an Indian MNC that provides IT solution to its client through business process consulting, software development and business process outsourcing services.


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    Infosys had around 200000 employees by the end of March 2017 & its headquarter is located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The company is also known for its high gender diversity as it has around 36% of women workforce all across the world. Infosys is the second largest Indian IT company by 2017 revenues and is ranked under top 10 IT company of the world in terms of revenue. On June 2017, its market capitalisation was around $34 billion. During financial year 2017, Infosys had a 4% hiring rate and received around 1,290,000 applications from prospective employees who were interested in building their career with Infosys. Its workforce consists of employees from more than 100 different nations.

    Out of its total workforce, more than 75% are software professionals, 15-20% are working in its Business process mapping arm and remaining are engaged for technical support and sales projects.  It was the India’s first IT company which was able to cross annual revenue of US$100 million in the year 2000, US$1 billion in 2004 and US$10.21 billion in 2017. Quarter 3 of 2017 financial year, Infosys were able to achieve high growth rate with net profit increased to 38.3%.

    Revenue: US $10.21 Billion

    Profit: 21.9% of its revenue


    9. Cognizant

    Cognizant is one of the leading IT services companies which is helping clients' to transform their existing business, operating and technology models with the rapidly changing digital technology.


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    Cognizant is consistently able to maintain its ranking among the most admired and fastest growing companies in the world. Cognizant unique industry based consulting approach actually helping client to build more innovative and efficient businesses. It has its headquarter located in U.S. Cognizant is also the member of the Nasdaq and it is ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 ranking. The revenue of Cognizant is consistently growing and it has increased from $7.7 Billion to $13.5 billion currently. It has an employee strength of around 260,000 workforce by 2016. Cognizant is investing aggressively in digital services to enhance value for stakeholders or shareholders through high return of capital. Cognizant is helping banks revolutionize lending by assessing risk using predictive analytics by analysing customer’s financial history. Using advanced analytics tools, they analyse rich borrower data which helps banks to better predict a customer’s creditworthiness and take various informed decisions to lend money to those who have lower credit risk. It also help qualified individuals and businesses to get the desired financing.

    Revenue: $ 14.81 Billion

    Profit: 10.2% of its Revenue


    8. Capgemini

    Capgemini is one of the leading IT companies in the world having a strong global presence.


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    The French company Capgemini, based out of Paris, has its global operations spread across more than 40 countries. The brand is a leader in IT services providing consulting, professional services, outsourcing etc, which is driven by more than 190000+ employee globally. Over the last few year, Capgemini is consolidated its position as a leading IT company by acquiring several other players in the industry. To name a few, the company has acquired iGate, Fahrenheit 212, LiquidHub-US etc in the last couple to years. All these acquisitions have helped the company have more business in IT, technology and strategy domains. Green IT is another business initiative of Capgemini which has put the company in the elite company of the top IT companies in the world. The company was formed in 1967 by Serge Kampf and has since then become one of the pioneers in the industry. In India, itself the company has over 100000 employees. With a consistent performance year after year the company has also been recognized by several awards from the likes of Gartner, Forrester, Backbase etc.

    Revenue: $ 15.73 Billion

    Profit: 6.4% of its Revenue


    7. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been ranked as no. 1 Indian Multinational IT firm which generate its revenue from various domains.


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    TCS has many functional domains like consulting, software development, infrastructure support and business process outsourcing and its headquarter is located in Mumbai, India. It comes under the world's top 10 largest IT services provider by revenue. As of 2017, it has also been ranked 10th in the Fortune India 500 list. It has various clients of different sectors like Banking and Financials, Consumer Goods and Distribution, Communication, Media & Technology, Energy- Resources and Utilities, Insurance, manufacturing, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Retail, Public services etc. It has surpassed Reliance industries by achieving Rs. 6.19 trillion market capitalization and has become the most valued firm of India. TCS is expanding its technology portfolio and is working on latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Internet of things, Cloud Computing and Cyber Security.

    Revenue: $17.57 Billion

    Profit: 22.3 % of its revenue


    6. SAP

    SAP has been able to successfully build its image as world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software related services.


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    It has an employee strength of more than 88,000 employees in more than 130+ countries and based on market capitalization, SAP is world’s third largest software manufacturer. SAP has more than 380,000 customers in over 170+ countries. SAP has strong history of technology innovation and it has always focussed on innovating new technology due to which it has developed 100+ innovation and development centre across the world. SAP is leveraging technologies like machine learning, Internet of things, blockchain, cloud and SAP HANA to solve various business problems across all industries and regions.

    SAP HANA allows companies to integrate processes end to end and help them in enhance their business models in the way they actually want to create enormous amounts of value for its customers. For supply chain and logistics management, SAP was the first company to build ERP solutions and it always focussed on extending the business processes beyond the customer expectations. Through business collaboration and networking they are able to achieve massive scale and high market share. The company is thinking of migrating their 90% of SAP customers to their new platform by 2025. They want to eliminate paper-based processes and redundancy. They also aim to get a billion users of our cloud solutions and also they want half a million businesses of all sizes running SAP software so that they can defeat complexity and able to simplify their businesses.

    Revenue: $28.86 Billion

    Profit: 28.9% of its Revenue


    5. Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is one of the leading technology firm that enable its customers to remain robust and upfront to changing environment.


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    HP is an American multinational company headquartered in California and has its research arm known as HP Labs. It was founded in 1966 aims to deliver new technologies and to create opportunities which helps HP to maintain its market share in the current dynamic scenario. HP has a most comprehensive product portfolio and provide its customers cloud solutions, data centre, workplace applications. They develop technology and services which help its customers to be more IT proficient, more productive and secure across the globe. It is specialized in developing and designing software, data storage, cloud computing.

    There are several product lines and services which forms the major part of their total revenue such as personal and official computing or printing devices, networking devices like large servers, storage devices, software and it also has several range of hardware products like printers etc. HP spends large amount of its earning in marketing its products to several enterprises, households, supply chain retailers, software partners, major technology vendors, SME’s through offline or via online medium. HP Software also provides software solutions like SAAS software as a service, cloud computing services, including education, consulting, support etc.

    Revenue: $12.8 billion

    Profit: 1.38% of its revenue


    4.  Accenture

    Accenture has been listed in fortune global 500 companies and is one of the largest IT companies.


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    It is a global management consultancy firm which provides professional services like strategy, consulting, technology and operations services. Accenture started as the business and tech consulting firm of accounting firm which was named as Arthur Andersen. In the year 1989, it separated and Andersen consulting adopted its current name Accenture which means accent of the future. The company has a head count of more than 400,000 employees worldwide. Accenture has various business units and all business units have unique contribution in Accenture’s overall revenue generation. Accenture consulting provides mobility services and digital marketing analytics. Accenture technology focusses on research and development, technology solution implementation, technology labs for emerging technologies. Accenture strategy provides technology strategy services, business strategy and operation strategy services.

    Investments by Accenture in the future-

    Digital: Accenture has been recognised as largest provider of digital marketing services.

    Cloud: Accenture is helping various companies to migrate to the cloud to realize the benefit of increased agility at lower speed.

    Security: For various clients they are providing enhanced capabilities for advanced security and increased productivity. In 2017 their investment has almost been double in acquisition to become more relevant and grow continuously through inorganic and strategic acquisition.

    Revenue: $34.90 Billion

    Profit: 13.3% of its revenue


    3. Oracle

    Oracle corporation headquarter is located in Redwood Shores California and it is one of the renowned American MNC.


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    Oracle has second highest revenue in software industry after Microsoft with an employee base of around 1,35,000. The company is widely known for its ERP solutions, database development and management, supply chain management software and Customer relationship management software. Oracle has a wide customer base having more than 400,000 customers across the globe and has their presence across wide variety of industries in more than 150 countries. Oracle is known for its user friendly applications and always try to eliminate the complexities from the applications they build like applications ranging from data centre operations to cloud applications which can be road block for business innovation, speed, flexibility, manageability, reliability, security and engineering.

    It enable its customers by providing smart solutions which add value to their business as well as their users and customers. Oracle has more than 16,000 patents worldwide. The company is focussing majorly on building intelligent cloud applications, integrated cloud platform, open source platform for developers, ERP solutions and analytical tools which use machine learning algorithms to generate results. Oracle is also developing its capabilities in AI, machine learning, IOT, blockchain, human interface technologies all of which aimed to enhance customer capabilities so that they can develop their own innovative products and services. Oracle investment is huge in Research and development activities and it was $6.5 billion dollars in the year 2017.

    Revenue: $37.73 Billion

    Profit: 24.8% of its revenue


    2. IBM

    International Business Machine (IBM) is an American MNC and is operational in more than 150 countries.


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    The company was established originally as computing recording company but was later renamed as IBM (International Business Machines) in 1924. IBM headquarter is present in Armonk, New York, and it has a diverse portfolio of software products and services which they are further expanding to cater the current growing needs of existing and new users. Major areas from where it earns its revenue are cloud computing, cognitive computing, data analytics and Internet of things, IT infrastructure and security. IBM’s revenue is growing at a double digit rate. During 2017 they successfully strengthened their position as a leading enterprise for providing cloud services and block chain leader for the business.

    IBM believes in high R&D investment due to which company holds the record for most patents generated by business. IBM has the highest workforce and company is known for its employee friendly schemes like the company was among the first corporations to provide group life insurance. IBM is one of the world’s largest employer with nearly around 380,000 employees. Looking ahead, IBM is positioning uniquely to help clients and users to use AI and data analytics to build smarter businesses. Over the past years IBM invested aggressively in technology and its people but senior leadership also considering IBM to position in key high value segments of the IT industry like AI, blockchain, cloud computing and information security.

    Revenue: $ 79.14 billion

    Profit: 45.8% of its Revenue


    1. Microsoft Corporation

    Microsoft Corporation is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, and is one of the largest companies in the world.


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    The products like Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer etc is being used by almost by almost every professional in the world. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on 4, April, 1975, and it has expanded its market share by diversifying its services from operating system market to other various software products. It also took advantage of inorganic growth i.e. improve its revenue by acquiring no. of companies. Lastly Microsoft has acquired Linkedin which is considered to be largest acquisition for 26.2 billion dollars in 2016 and also it has acquired skype technologies for 8.5 billion dollars in the year 2011. There is a new paradigm shift in technology with the rapidly evolving environment and Microsoft is trying to lead this new era as a front runner. Looking forward Microsoft is focussing on new innovative technologies like Machine Learning, AI and cloud computing to drive new growth that can help them building their own digital capability and provide robust solutions for various users.

    There is a huge surge in the growth rate of gaming industry and Microsoft is investing huge amount in $100 billion Gaming industry. They have around half million live member network of XBOX users. They want Microsoft to be the company of gamers to play the games they want, on the device they want and with the people they want. Microsoft Corporation strategically prioritizing their investments to capture the expanding markets opportunities. They are expanding their existing datacentres and they are bringing Azure to various regions globally more than any other cloud services provider and with the best compliance coverage in the IT industry.

    Revenue: $53 billion

    Profit: 31% of its revenue


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The top 15 IT companies in the world are considered

    2. Parameters like revenues and profit margins are taken

    3. Based on the revenues, the final ranking is created.


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    Pharmaceutical industry has been one of the most consistently growing sector the world over. With billions of dollars riding on the medical industry, pharma companies have been regularly huge sums on research & development to have more innovative solutions in medical sciences. The leading companies in the pharma sector has a strong production and distribution of medicines, which are available at all hospitals & pharmacy stores worldwide. The list of top pharma companies include names like Pfizer, Roche, Johnson & Johnson followed by Merck, Sanofi, Novartis, AbbVie etc. Here is a list of the top 10 pharma companies in the world 2018.


    Quick Glance :

    Below are the top Pharmaceuitical Companies in World 2018:

    1st Place : Pfizer

    2nd Place : Roche

    3rd Place : Johnson & Johnson

    4th Place : Merck & Co

    5th Place : Sanofi

    6th Place : Novartis

    7th Place : AbbVie

    8th Place : GlaxoSmithKline

    9th Place : Gilead Sciences

    10th Place : Amgen

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Pharma Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue, R&D etc):


    10. Amgen

    Amgen Inc is an American multinational biopharmaceutical organization headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.


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    Amgen finds and creates inventive treatments in both biopharmaceuticals and little particle drugs. In 2017, top 3 of the line drugs incorporate Enbrel, Neulasta, and Aranesp, and for the final quarter, add up to incomes diminished 3 percent versus the final quarter of 2016 to ~6 billion. For the entire year, add up to incomes diminished 1 percent to 22.8 billion. Generally accepted accounting principles misfortune per offer of 5.89 for the final quarter and GAAP profit per share aka Earnings per share of 2.69 for the entire year incorporate a 6.1 billion charge identified with effects of corporate expense change. Non-GAAP Earnings per share were level in the final quarter at 2.89, driven by higher working edges and intrigue wage and a lower share tally. Free income for the entire year grew 9 percent to 10.5 billion, driven by higher working salary and great changes in working capital. At year end, money and speculations totaled 41.7 billion. The Company hopes to expand speculations to drive extra volume-driven development of novel meds in extensive patient populaces. These designs incorporate another U.S. producing plant. Money to investors totaled 6.5 billion of every 2017 through profits and offer repurchases. The Company's Board of Directors approved an extra 10 billion of offer to repurchases. This approval is not withstanding the current 4.4 billion in share repurchase approval as of 2017. 2018 aggregate incomes direction of 21.8-22.8 billion.

    Revenue (USD Million): 22849

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 3562

    Annual Revenue Growth: -1%


    9. Gilead Sciences

    Research-based Pharma company, Gilead, is one of the largest pharma companies in the world.


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    In 2016, the affiliation extended administrative guaranteeing for Vemlidy, which is used to treat hepatitis B defilement disorders. Obviously, Gilead concentrated on influencing antiviral medications for convincing ailments to like HIV and hepatitis B/C, in any case, the affiliation has fanned out into different districts, for example, aspiratory distresses. Despite the fact that 2016 antiviral remedy game plans addressed 90% of aggregate pay, the total gathered from other pharmaceutical courses of action has moved by 13.6% since 2015. Signify wages for the last quarter of 2017 were 5.9 billion appeared differently in relation to 7.3 billion for a comparative period in 2016. Net incident for the last quarter of 2017 was 3.9 billion, or 2.96 hardship per share, stood out from net pay of 3.1 billion, or 2.34 per debilitated offer for a comparable period in 2016. The net incident for the last quarter consolidates a normal 5.5 billion accuse distinguished of the foundation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform). Net pay for the last quarter of 2017 was 2.3 billion, or 1.78 per offer, stood out from 3.6 billion, or 2.70 per debilitated offer for a comparable period in 2016. Net pay denies wholes related to obtainment related, ahead of time joint exertion, stock-based pay and diverse expenses, and the impact of Tax Reform. Full year 2017 total wages were 26.1 billion, stood out from 30.4 billion for 2016. Net wage for 2017 was 4.6 billion, or 3.51 per debilitated offer, appeared differently in relation to 13.5 billion, or 9.94 per debilitated offer for 2016.

    Revenue (USD Million): 25662

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 3374

    Annual Revenue Growth: -15%


    8. GlaxoSmithKline

    GlaxoSmithKline is an English pharmaceutical organization which is known worldwide for its medicines and other products.


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    The expansion can be credited to the superb execution of HIV drugs Trivicay and Triumeq, and solid immunization deals, especially the meningitis and influenza antibody. The organization prides itself on its wide helpful effort that highlights a solid pipeline of inventive medications and treatments inside zones, for example, neurology, oncology, respiratory and immuno-aggravation. In 2016, GSK's then-CEO Andrew Witty trusts that the year's execution was because of "ventures we made to manufacture new scale and supportability in the gathering and to grow new items" and would like to see this achievement proceed into 2017. GSK has several brands in consumer healthcare as well. The company has been listed on New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange as well as FTSE Index. Close to 100,000+ people are employed in the company.

    Revenue (USD Million): 24038

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 6235

    Annual Revenue Growth: 7%


    7. AbbVie

    AbbVie is an American biopharmaceutical affiliation that addresses noteworthy master in making little particle drugs for patients around the world.


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    Another region into ProClinical's best 10 pharma list, the affiliation is popular for working up the most elevated purpose of the line calm, Humira, which is utilized to treat rheumatoid joint disturbance. The affiliation additionally rotates around other treatment zones, for example, dermatology, oncology, neurological disarranges and metabolic infirmities. AbbVie owes a lot of its thriving this year to the standard degree of general best offering drugs, for example, Humira and Imbruvica, notwithstanding the way that Lupron, Veikira and Synthroid have additionally acknowledged an area in boosting wage. The midpoint of this heading reflects year-over-year advancement of 32 percent, most of which is driven by improvement in the central business. In regard to the in advance issued 2018 bearing gave in October 2017, this course fuses a development of 0.08 in view of more grounded working components. AbbVie's adjusted Earnings per share course go mirrors a suitable evaluation rate of about 9 percent in 2018. In 2018, AbbVie will experience a one-time net tax reduction related to the arranging of the phase in of courses of action of the new sanctioning on particular assistants. AbbVie speculates the association's adjusted intense appraisal rate to augmentation to 13 percent all through the accompanying 5 years in light of extended nearby wage and wander.

    Revenue (USD Million): 28216

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 4982

    Annual Revenue Growth: 10.39%


    6. Novartis

    The Swiss pharmaceutical Company, Novartis, makes or produces the pharmaceutical products in the zones/area of medicines, pharma products etc.


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    2016 noticed a slight dunk in show progression from the earlier year, however the affiliation checked this hardship by uncovering some basic inside changes to help future game plans. Such as an example, Novartis split their pharmaceutical unit in two, with one being only focused around oncology – a region of phenomenal concentration that they have to widen going advances. On the other hand Cosentyx was an important achievement in the year 2016 and bits of knowledge at no help off in 2017. Novartis passed on best execution in 2017 as strong offers of our advancement key drivers, including Cosentyx, Entresto, Promacta/Revolade, and Tafinlar + Mekinist, continued adjusting the impact of non particular contention for our tumor sedate Gleevec/Glivec. Our results underscore the extensiveness and nature of our thing portfolio and highlight our success at controlling through patent terminations. Arrangements extended in the Innovative Medicines Division and the Alcon eye mind division returned to improvement. Sandoz Division bargains declined due to extended esteem contention in the US. Novartis net arrangements were USD 49.1 billion, up 1% in declared terms and up 2% in enduring money related structures. Arrangements volumes extended 7%, more than adjusting the impact of patent breaches. Working compensation in 2017 was USD 8.6 billion, basically it is controlled by higher arrangements, benefit changes and lower amortization, which were not entirely offset flat contention and higher publicizing wanders. Net wage was USD 7.7 billion benefitting from improvement in working pay and pay from related associations. Benefit per share were USD 3.28 benefitting from higher net pay and our offer buyback program.

    Revenue (USD Million): 33000

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 8972

    Annual Revenue Growth: 1.35%


    5. Sanofi

    Sanofi is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world having a global presence.


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    Sanofi is a French pharmaceutical organization that spotlights on creating and assembling treatments for some of the present greatest worldwide medical problems. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company has a strong workforce with over 100,000+ employees. The company covers main medicinal areas like cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis and vaccines. The organization picked up FDA endorsement for once-day by day insulin infusion Soliqua for patients with type 2 diabetes, while blockbuster sedate Lantus (diabetes and cardiovascular) encountered a plunge in deals contrasted and 2015. Although, the diabetes and the cardiovascular fragment grew by 3.8%, close by Sanofi Genzyme (strength mind) which expanded by 12.6 percent and also the Rare Disease Franchise by 9.7 percent.

    Revenue (USD Million): 36663

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 6697

    Annual Revenue Growth: 4.2%


    4. Merck & Co

    In like manner making profit this year, Merck and Co is a US pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey.


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    Regardless of the way that the association did not experience an extensive hop in pay differentiated and 2015 figures, Merck has kept up continuing business part improvement all through 2016 and into 2017. Amazingly, their non-little cell threat sedate Keytruda expanded regulatory underwriting from the FDA and EMA. It is depended upon to be an 'unmistakable preferred standpoint' for lung development patients around the globe. Expects Full-Year 2018 Worldwide Sales to be Between 41.2 Billion and 42.7 Billion, also including an approximately 1 Percent Positive and good Impact from Foreign Exchange. The Earnings per share is expected to be between 2.97 and 3.12. 70,000+ employees are with the organization Merck, the company which was established in 1917.

    Revenue (USD Million): 35390

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 10000

    Annual Revenue Growth: 1%


    3. Johnson & Johnson

    With about 20 billion more and higher in wage, Johnson and Johnson is by a long shot the world's most prominent pharmaceutical relationship in light of compensation.


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    The US pharmaceutical, helpful contraptions and buyer flourishing supplier is a since quite a while earlier settled easily apparent name, with staple things. For example, Aveeno, Johnson's Baby and Clean and Clear overwhelming the customer stock advance. Wage has stretched out, to a confined degree, in perspective of a 6.5% ascending in pharmaceutical courses of action regardless of the way that an immense essential bit of the affiliation's focal points is from their buyer flourishing partition. The lift in pharmaceutical game plans is for the most part an immediate aftereffect of the stellar execution of illness steady Imbruvica, which is up by 86%. Like Pfizer, J&J have united a superior than normal year with an especially sorted out 30 billion mergers with Swiss biopharma Actelion. General arrangements for the whole year 2017 were 76.5 billion, an extension of 6.3% versus 2016. Operational results extended 6.0% and the beneficial outcome of cash was 0.3%. Family unit bargains extended 5.4%. All-inclusive arrangements extended 7.4%, reflecting operational advancement of 6.6% and a positive cash impact of 0.8%. Notwithstanding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, on an operational introduce, general arrangements for the whole year 2017 extended 2.4%, family unit bargains extended 1.6% and overall arrangements extended 3.3%. Net pay and debilitated benefit per share for the whole year 2017 were 1.3 billion and 0.47, independently. Whole year net salary included after-evaluate unimportant amortization cost of around 2.5 billion and a charge for after-force exceptional things of generally 16.2 billion. Consolidated into these uncommon things is a transitory measure of around 13.6 billion related with the present foundation of cost establishment.

    Revenue (USD Million): 36256

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 10554

    Annual Revenue Growth: 8.3%


    2. Roche

    Among the primary 3 pharmaceutical associations of 2017 is another Swiss-based pharma company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.


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    The association makes drugs and symptomatic instruments and has a proximity in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. The present year's success is owed to creating offers of top notch drugs, Herceptin, Kadcyla and Perjeta that extended by 4%, 7% and 26% independently. The association is in like manner planning to push some new propel solutions into the market all through the accompanying couple of years, including much-expected Ocrevus that will be used to treat various sclerosis. Hoffmann-La (Roche) is an exploration centered human services organization that creates, makes and conveys inventive therapeutics and indicative instruments and tests. Roche offers medication in various categories i.e. oncology, diabetes, ophthalmology, neuroscience, immunology, and irresistible illnesses. In 2017, top 3 top rated drugs incorporate malignancy medicines MabThera/Rituxan, Herceptin, and Perjeta.

    Revenue (USD Million): 44368

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 10329

    Annual Revenue Growth: 12%


    1. Pfizer

    The next place, American company Pfizer is ranked 1 and it is one of the biggest pharma companies globally.


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    The organization bases on a broad assortment of treatment areas including oncology, neuroscience, metabolic ailments and exceptional ailment, and furthermore making vaccinations. Extended pay can be associated with the tremendous advancement of a couple of solutions which includes chest malady, Lyrica (misery) and Eliquis (blood thinner) that additional to a general 5% move up in bargains. In like manner, Pfizer got a little pharmaceutical association arranged in California, that is depended upon to help the pharma mammoth's disturbance and immunology portfolio in the coming years. 2017 earning of 52 Billion shows the strong position of the company. Revenues were also increased by 2% operationally. The Final Quarter of 2017 earnings of 13+ Billion increased substantially, which shows the consistence performance of the brand. 2018 revenue Growth of 4% and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per share Growth of 11% show a strong financial performance forecasting for the company.

    Revenue (USD Million): 52540

    R&D Expenses (USD Million): 7657

    Annual Revenue Growth: -0.53%


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading pharmaceutical companies in the world are considered.

    2. Parameters like revenues, R&D expenditure and growth rate are considered and given 40%, 50% and 10% weightages respectively.

    3. A final score is calculated and the ranks are evaluated.



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    Telecommunication has seen a steady growth for the year with increasing penetration of services. With calls becoming unlimited & free, and data volumes surging, top telecom companies are in a growth phase. The highly growing telecommunications industry, consists of all Internet service providers and telecommunications/telephone companies. The list of Top telecom companies include AT&T, China Mobile, Vodafone, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom followed by Orange, Telefonica, America Móvil, China Telecom etc. All these compete in terms of network connectivity and customer satisfaction and high speed internet (4G, 5G). Here is a list of the top 10 telecom companies in world 2018.


    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top Telecom Companies in World 2018:

    1st Place : AT&T

    2nd Place : Verizon

    3rd Place : China Mobile

    4th Place : Deutsche Telekom

    5th Place : Vodafone

    6th Place : China Telecom

    7th Place : America Movil

    8th Place : Xfinity

    9th Place : Telefonica

    10th Place : Orange

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Telecom Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameter (Revenue, Net Income):


    10. Orange

    Orange S.A. is a French multinational telecommunications corporation formerly known as France Telecom S.A.


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    It was founded in 1994 and Orange has been their main brand across the offerings like mobile, landline, Internet and IPTV. Company was found in and is listed in Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index, and under the current leadership of Stephane Richard, Chairman & CEO Orange Group, company operates in 28 countries and operates as orange business services in 220 countries. Company is mainly focused in Europe, Africa and Middle East continents. Group continues to focus on the deployment of 4G and fiber in European countries and generates 70% of their consolidated revenues there with 45% in France alone. Company has set a target of 95% 4G coverage in Europe by 2018. Another major market for Orange groups includes the 20 countries of Middle East and Africa. With presence of 4G in 10 countries, they serve more than 120 millions customers. Orange group has the market capitalization of 37.16 Billion Euros.

    Orange group inaugurated Open IoT lab, the first European lab dedicated to the LTE-M network and Internet of Things in 2017.  Roll out of LTE-M technology brings the newer business use of Internet of things in terms of coverage, battery life and cost. Orange is in the leader position in the Green Quadrant® on Sustainable Telecoms in Europe for the third consecutive year in 2011. Orange Business Services was awarded for providing “World class” customer experience in 2012. According to the 13th edition of Ocean82 publication, the company has received world class perceived performance rating from its customers.


    Revenue (in Million $): 50548.08

    Net Income (in Million $): 2635.89


    9. Telefonica

    Telefonica telecom, a Spanish telecom organization was founded in 1947 by Mariano Ospina Perez and headquartered in Bogota D.C.


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    It is the largest telecom company in Colombia owned by Telefonica and Colombian government. It extends its services to 346 million clients across 21 countries and has the employee base of 127000 professionals. In financial year January-December 2017 Telefonica had collected revenues worth 52,008 million euros and more than 21.4 million Internet and data accesses, 343.4 million total accesses,  271.7 million mobile phones accesses and 8.5 million pay TV accesses. Telefonica telecom is 100% listed company traded in some of the most important stock markets globally and have more than 1.3 million shareholders. The present market capitalization of Telefonica is 42.26 billions Euro It is mostly known by its commercial brands like movistar, O2 and vivo providing products and services ranging from mobile, landline, internet and televisions telecommunication service in several countries.

    Telefonica has been the winner of the My World Communications Award by the United Nations in 2014. The selection committee has highlighted the company's efforts to promote the initiative My World in Spain. It has also won Great place to work award in 2010. Telefonica recently signs an agreement with Microsoft Azure to work on integration of Internet Of Things devices, which will enable the users to easily, securely and reliably connect their IoT devices to Azure IoT Hub. Telefonica and Huawei are in partnership to create a suite of big data products for businesses and to expedite the process of digital adoption in the SME market.


    Revenue (in Million $): 52010

    Net Income (in Million $): 3520


    8. Xfinity

    The American telecommunications conglomerate Comcast Corporation is one of the top telecom companies.


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    The company is branded as Xfinity markets wireless service, Internet, telephone and consumer cable television provided by the company. Xfinity brand was introduced in 2010 with the leadership of Dave Watson, CEO and Brian L. Roberts, Chairman. Comcast provided mainly three services viz Xfinity TV for digital cable, Xfinity Voice for digital voice and Xfinity Internet for high speed Internet. In February 2000, Comcast rebranded its triple play service offerings under the brand Xfinity; Digital Voice, Digital Cable and High Speed Internet as "Xfinity Voice", "Xfinity TV", and Comcast and "Xfinity Internet" respectively. Comcast has 25.131 million high-speed Internet customers as of April 27 2017. Comcast has market capitalization of 158.47B USD on 6th April 2018. The biggest telecom and satellite TV restraining infrastructure by income, Comcast provides connectivity to U.S. private and business clients in 40 states and in the District of Columbia. The organization's home office is situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the proprietor of the global media organization NBC Universal since 2011, Comcast is a maker of TV programs and highlight movies planned for showy display and over-the-air and digital transmission.

    Comcast NBCUniversal was holding tenth position in LinkedIn’s Top Companies List 2017. Frost and Sullivan also honored Comcast's Xfinity Home with its Company of the Year Award.  According to a Fortune survey polling thousands of women at companies from across the country, Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #31 among the best places to work for women.

    Revenue (in Million $): 52520

    Net Income (in Million $): 21170


    7. America Movil

    Found in 2000, the fourth largest mobile network operator in terms of equity subscribers América Móvil, is now one among the biggest firms in the world.


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    Headquartered in Mexican City, Mexico this Mexican telecommunications corporation is a Forbes Global 2000 company. This venture of Carlos Slim is the leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in Latin America. The company offers a portfolio of value added services and enhanced communications solutions in 25 countries in America and Europe through 363.1 million access lines, including 280.4 million wireless subscribers, 33.1 million landlines, 27.9 million broadband accesses and 21.7 million PayTV units as of September 30, 2017. The company operates under various brands: Telmex, Telcel and Claro In Latin America. In Mexico, the company has 65% of wireless market share with 91% wireless penetration. The current market capitalization for the company as of March 21, 2018 is 63.163B.

    Since February 2016, América Móvil and its subsidiaries have joined the United Nations Global Compact, reiterating their commitment to respect and promote the Ten Principles and the Sustainability Management Model of the UN Global Compact, both internally and throughout our supply chain. Through Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) América Móvil like many other mobile operators work together with government agencies and private corporates to increase business and give its socio-economical contribution in Americas in terms of Response to natural disasters, privacy, SMS control, child protection, environmental care, handset theft, digital inclusion etc.

    Revenue (in Million $): 56000

    Net Income (in Million $): 1610


    6. China Telecom

    Headquartered in Beijing, the Chinese state owned Telecommunications Company China Telecom was founded on 17th May 2000.


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    The company is a constituent of Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, the index for H share of state-controlled listed companies, which is traded in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 15 November 2002. Even the company’s American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") are listed on the New York Stock Exchange respectively. After marketization of China, the state-owned enterprise China Telecommunications Corporation spin off the brand and China Telecom started operating as a subsidiary, being floated in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. As at the end of 2016, the Company had mobile subscribers of about 215 million, wireline broadband subscribers of about 123 million and access lines in service of about 127 million. The market capitalization for the company is about 35.01B on March 5, 2018.

    State-owned China Telecom Global has its sights set on expanding its data Centre business across the ‘One Belt, One Road’ region, after signing an agreement with UK data Centre owner Global Switch and Chinese data Centre operator Daily Tech. In the Financial Year 2017, the Operating Revenue stood at RMB 184118 million, as compared to RMB176828 million. EBITDA margin has decreased from 32.6% in 2016 to 31.6% in 2017. Earnings per share have increased from 0.144 RMB to 0.155 RMB and capital expenditure from RMB 40746 million to RMB 41117 million. The company now has assets of RMB 665491 million as compared to RMB 652368 million.


    Revenue (in Million $): 58917.76


    5. Vodafone

    Vodafone, which predominantly operates services in various countries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania, is a British multinational telecommunications company founded in year 1991.


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    Headquartered at London, this 26-year-old company owns networks in 26 countries and has partner networks in over 50 additional countries. Since making the first ever-mobile call on 1st January 1985 in UK, today the company has 500 million customers. The current market capitalization for the company as of April 03, 2018 is $73.83B. The company’s Global Enterprise division provides IT services and telecommunications to corporate clients in 150 countries. The company has primary listing on London Stock Exchange and secondary on NASDAQ. The company’s entry in the Internet of Things (IoT) consumer market was marked by the launch of “V by Vodafone”, hereby thus enabling consumers to connect millions of electronics and home products to the Group’s dedicated IoT network – the largest of its kind in the world.

    Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year award went to Vodafone for the second consecutive year for its considerable accomplishments in the European contact centers and cloud communications market. Factors like development of visionary scenarios based on in-depth understanding of mega trends; ability to address unmet market needs; superior customer purchase experience; strong financial performance; price/performance value and brand equity has contributed to the company’s success. Vodafone India has been ranked as one of the best companies to work for in India. It has also been ranked as 20th in the LinkedIn Top Attractors 2017 Award- the only telecom service provider to be featured.

    Revenue (in Million $): 66930


    4. Deutsche Telekom

    Headquartered at Bonn, Germany, Deutsche Telekom is a 22year old Denmark – originated German telecommunication company.


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    The company is driven with 14.5% of its stake with the German government and 17.4% with government bank KfW. The company is also a part of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index and the current market capitalization for the company as of March 09, 2018 is $77.66B. In Telecommunication industry, the company holds 9th rank in Fortune world’s most admired companies.

    When the former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Bundespost was privatized, the largest telecommunications provider (by revenue) in Europe, the Deutsche Telekom was formed. The company operates several subsidiaries worldwide, including T-Mobile- the mobile communications brand. The company owns substantial shares in other telecom companies, including Central European subsidiaries Magyar Telekom (Hungary), Slovak Telekom (Slovakia), Hellenic telecommunication operator OTE. Now the company has 156 m mobile, 18 m broadband and 29 m fixed- network customers thus paving the way for gigabit society. In the Financial Year 2017, the company earned revenue of 74.95 Billion Euros, Adjusted EBITDA stood at 22.45 billion euros, and free cash flow amounted to 5.5 billion euros and was up by 11.3% as compared to 2016. It has 218,341 employees worldwide (31st Dec. 2017 figures). The company was has received the national German Sustainability Award in the "large companies" category for  the year 2017 The company is also one of the 112 enterprises worldwide that made it into the Climate A list.

    Revenue (in Million $): 92184.810

    Net Income (in Million $): 6827.73


    3.  China Mobile

    China Mobile Communications Corporation, also known as China Mobile, is the world's largest mobile phone operator as of August 2017 with over 873 million subscribers.


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    China mobile is a Chinese state owned telecommunication corporation, which also operates China Mobile Hong Kong, a subsidiary mobile network in Hong Kong. The company purchased Paktel in Pakistan in 2007 and a year later launched Zong brand. The company is the largest mobile telecommunications corporation by market capitalization. It provides voice mobile and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network across Mai.

    Born from the 1999 break-up of China Telecom, China Mobile has its 70% ownership with China Mobile (HK) Group Limited and 30% with public investors.  China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), a presumably government-owned holding company, owns 100 percent ownership of China Mobile (HK) Group Limited. China mobile historically has held a greater share of the rural market than it’s competitors. Having been listed on the NYSE and the Hong Kong stock exchanges, China Mobile holds 70% of the domestic market share in China with a penetration of 97% in China. It developed the China Mobile 13th Five-Year Plan for Network Information Security. With about  3 million+ mobile base stations, among which 1.79 million are 4G base stations, the company  covers 12 million kilometers of transmission cables. It has close to 1 billion customers globally. The IoT connection of the company reached to 200 million users across China.

    Revenue (in Million $): 117635.36

    Net Income (in Million $): 42812.30


    2. Verizon

    Based at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, yet fused in Delaware, Verizon is an American multinational telecommunication conglomerate.


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    It is also a corporate part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is dead-set on a digital  & mobile future and has been investing in next-generation 5G wireless technologies as well as the multitrillion-dollar Internet of things opportunities it enables. In the Financial Year 2017, the company earned total revenue of $126034 million and a Net income of $30101 million. The company ranks 14 in Fortune 500 companies ranking 2017.  In 2018, Verizon will be launching 5G residential services in up to five U.S. cities, starting with Sacramento, CA.

    When an antitrust suit, alleging anticompetitive practices, was filed against AT&T by the U.S. Department of Justice, AT&T divested itself of the 22 local phone companies thus forming up the Bell System. Responding to the same, AT&T relinquished control of the local telephone services, creating seven independent Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), also called “Baby Bells”. Bell Atlantic and NYNEX were two of them who in July 1995 merged to form Bell Atlantic Mobile, later known as Verizon Wireless. As of 2018, Verizon is one of three organizations that had their foundations in the previous Baby Bells, other two being Century Link and AT&T. The company is also a title sponsor of various performance and sports venues as well as a sponsor of several major sporting organizations like National Hockey league, Motorsports, National Football league.

    Revenue (in Million $): 126034

    Net Income (in Million $): 30101


    1. AT&T

    Headquartered at Whiteacre tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas, AT&T is the worlds leading telecom brand.


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    American Telephone &Telegraph Company, is world leader in telecommunications, technology, and media and communications. In the Financial Year 2017, AT&T earned total revenue of $160,546 million and a Net income of $29,450 million. Being a Fortune 10 company, they have recorded 34 consecutive years of quarterly dividend growth. Begun as Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in the year 1983, it changed its name to SBC Communications Inc. in 1995. SBC acquired former parent AT&T Corporation and took on its branding, with the merged entity naming itself AT&T Inc. in 1995.

    AT&T Communications serves U.S. Consumers with broadband, video and voice services. AT&T International includes DIRECTV Latin America and AT&T Mexico. Being the country’s fastest-growing wireless business, At & T Mexico serves both businesses and consumers. And DIRECTV is a pay-tv leader in 11 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America. It’s new advertising and analytics startup is leading the way to premium video advertising. AT&T also focuses on various corporate social responsibilities like It can wait: a letter to drivers, smart city agreement with Mexico City, the power of giving, At&T Aspire, Piedra, Tijera, Papel etc. The company is recognized as Socially Responsible by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy  and Alliance for CSR (AliaRSE). The company is also one of the Fortune 100 Best companies to work for 2018.

    Revenue (in Million $): 2160546

    Net Profit (in Million $): 29450


    Ranking Methodology

    Step 1: Top 20 telecom companies were shortlisted based on their revenues

    Step 2: 3 parameters Revenues & Profits were checked

    Step 3: Based on the rank of their revenues, ranking was done.


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    With the increase in customer demand, the business of consumer electronics companies has increased manifold in the last decade. There have been several fast advancements in technologies which have driven innovation in consumer electronics and have made them more affordable for people worldwide. Consumer electronics consists of a wide product range like smartphones, TVs, refrigerators, desktops, cameras, laptops, tablets etc. The top consumer electronics companies include Apple, Samsung, Microsoft followed by Dell, Sony, Panasonic, LG etc. Here is a list of the top 10 consumer electronics companies in the world 2018.


    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top consumer electronics Companies in World 2018:

    1st Place : Apple

    2nd Place : Samsung

    3rd Place : Microsoft

    4th Place : Dell

    5th Place : Sony

    6th Place : Panasonic

    7th Place : LG

    8th Place : HP

    9th Place : Toshiba

    10th Place : Fujitsu

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Fujitsu

    Fujitsu is one of the leading consumer electronics and technology company in the world.


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    The company has a strong worldwide presence having business and offices spread over 100 countries, with close to 150,000 employees. The company has a over 75000+ patents which includes electronics items, servers, IT services etc. The company was established in 1935 and is headquartered in Tokyo in Japan. The company has been listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Fujitsu has its major revenues from technology solutions like services and system platforms. Electronic components, device solutions, PCs, mobiles, laptops etc form the other share of revenues for the company. Electronics products by the company consist of products like

    -Telecommunications Equipment

    -Computers

    -Components

    -Solutions/Services

    30% of the global revenue for the company comes from countries outside Japan. Owing to its wide product range, Fujitsu is among the top consumer electronics companies in the world.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 37.58


    9. Toshiba

    Toshiba was formed in 1939 because of a merger of Shibaura Seisakusho (Shibaura Engineering Works) and Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric).


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    Shibaura Seisakusho was Japan's first producer of equipment relating to telegraph. Later on Shibaura Seisakusho became a major producer of heavy electrical machinery as Japan modernized during the Meiji era and therefore became the world industrial power. Tokyo Denki was japan's early manufacturer of incandescent electric lamps. Soon the merger of these two companies became what we now know as Toshiba. A major acquisition of OCZ storage solutions in 2014 proved a major boost for the company. The deal was completed on January 21, 2014 at the time when the total assets of OCZ Technology now were a new independently-operated subsidiary of Toshiba named OCZ Storage Solutions. OCZ Technology solutions later changed the name to ZCO Liquidating Corporation. This company invests heavily in research and development. All these put together make it one of the top consumer electronics companies in the world. The security division of the company was also becoming innovative by unveiling some services for people that used its surveillance products. This again proved a major boost for the company and it struck profits very early because of this. This was in the year 2016 after the implementation. Also, in this year it is ready to start the construction of semiconductor plant in japan.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 44.28


    8. HP

    This HP company was set up in a garage in Palo Alto by two people named William bill Redington Hewlett and David Packard.


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    They initially produced few electronic test equipments for their initial clients. It was the world's leading pc manufacturer for around 7 years from starting from 2007, and later lenovo raced up against HP and took its place. The company majorly focused on services like computing devices, software, printers, software services etc during its tenure. The company also got into the consulting business about it’s products. The marketing of HP was mainly focused on medium sized business, imaging products etc and therefore the marketing was online distribution, retail supplies, and also partnering with small software manufacturers. HP is one of the largest and top consumer electronics companies globally. The main products are cameras, calculators, printers, computers, laptops, scanners. The services mainly include consulting and support to IT infrastructure.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 52.05


    7. LG

    LG is a south-korean company MNC with a presence in over 80 countries across the globe.


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    It was previously known as Rak-Hui chemical industrial corp which is actually pronounced as lucky when it was into the production of plastics. Goldstar produced radio for South Korea, and it also produced many other consumer electronics. Later the merger of Rak-Hui and goldstar came to be known as LG. this brand was in the initial years famous for soaps, toothpaste etc. then later on this dissolved and the company now is known for the consumer electronics business. In the chemical industry the cosmetics industry and the consumer electronics industry consistency in quality is a must and LG delivered this expectation and soon became the world’s renowned brand. Currently the company employs around 2200 staff members, and 84000 workforces in approximately 120 operations worldwide. A major problem this company faced was that it was largely a decentralized business and therefore the purchasing decisions were done by many small units and the purchases were duplicated. Therefore, the company recognized this problem of not taking advantage of economies in bulk purchase and instituted a centralized purchasing department wherever possible in the company. The matrix structure was established in the company to monitor the purchases. Soon, the profitability of the company was restored and it became one of the top three in the world in profitability in the consumer electronics segment.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 57.71


    6. Panasonic

    The company was originally called as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co ltd and then later was renamed to Panasonic.


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    This company has its feet in many varied products and services and it was initially producing bulb attachments and other electrical fittings. Later on, Panasonic delved into products like air conditioners, projectors, bicycles, electronic items, batteries, cameras etc. it got involved in the very profitable business of TV sets manufacturing and put in enough amount in research and development to produce cutting edge innovations. Panasonic has become one of the leading consumer electronics companies worldwide. Later on, it sold off this entire business segment and liquidated its stake in any subsidiary that it owned in this business. The company then took some sweeping acquisitions and mergers and partnerships which improved the stock position in the market. The partnership with Tesla motors in the battery production in the famous giga factory in the US and then the partnership with photon interactive and the acquisition of ITC global- a satellite communication provider and also the acquisition of an Indian company – fire pro systems which was in the business of infrastructure protection and security solutions. Panasonic also was involved in the sponsorship of the formula one team in the Toyota racing. Talking of it’s environmental records, it is ranked 11th place in the the greenspace’s guide to greener electronics. This actually ranks the producers of electronics based on the policies the company takes in the process of production and also the products of Panasonic are said to have long life.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 69.03


    5. SONY

    Sony is one of the leading consumer electronics brand in the world, having a presence worldwide.


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    Sony Group is the parent company of Sony Corporation, which is the electronic business unit. It has subsidiaries like Sony Global Manufacturing and Operations Corporation (SGMO), Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Sony Storage Media and Devices Corporation among many others. It had forayed into multiple arenas like audio, computing, photography and videography; semiconductor and components, television and home cinema, mobile, accessories and smart devices; energy storage and cables. The parent company had a revenue of 68.35 billion US dollars for the financial year 2016-17 with the game, network and services segment earning around 14.73 billion U.S.D. It has been seeing high growth in this segment due to the strong performance of PlayStation with 186% surge and 346% surge in Q1, Q2 of 2017-18. It forecasts highest-ever profit this year by focusing on electronics and entertainment firm on image sensors and gaming. This is expected because of the restructuring drive in the unprofitable electronics businesses and building its stronghold on the smartphone segment with its image sensors. The company also focuses on its new products in TV segment with 4K technology. The company’s focus on high-quality products with a differentiated approach as Apple did made the company overturn its unprofitable segment to profitable segment leading to records profits of the parent company this year. The sales of the PS4 is expected to attain 80 million units this year (2017-18) and this segment will be the biggest contributor to the revenues with 24% of total revenue and 29% of the operating revenue.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 77.04


    4. Dell

    Dell is an MNC of computer technology with headquarters in Texas, California.


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    It is in design, development, maintenance and support of the computer products and provides the necessary service. It is one of the largest employers in the world with more than 1 lakh employee worldwide, and it has differentiated itself with “Build-To-Order” model and direct-sales model in the industry which helped it to create a targeted market. Its range of products vary from Personal Computers, Servers, peripherals, smartphones to televisions. Dell was just a hardware manufacturing company before acquiring Perot Systems after which it became an IT service provider and leading consumer electronics company. Dell was taken private through a leverage buyout before which it was a part in NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500. Dell EMC is the top market share holder in the server makers with 19.4% share. The organization is outstanding for its advancements in inventory network administration and electronic trade, especially its immediate deals model and its "Build-To-Order" or "configure to order" way to deal with assembling—conveying singular PCs arranged to client details. From its initial beginnings, Dell worked as a pioneer in the "configure to order" way to deal with assembling—conveying singular PCs designed to clients’ particulars. Interestingly, most PC producers in those circumstances conveyed expansive requests to intermediaries on a quarterly basis. To limit the postponement amongst buy and conveyance, Dell has a general approach of assembling its items near its clients. This additionally takes into consideration executing a with a Just-In-Time (JIT) fabricating approach, which limits stock expenses. Low stock is another mark of the Dell plan of action—a basic thought in an industry where parts deteriorate quickly.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 78.7


    3. Microsoft

    Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975.


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    At a point in time Microsoft was the world’s largest software maker measured in terms of revenues and it is also the most valuable company. The company invests a lot in research and development and this is shown in the continuous product updates and product development over the years. It launched the Microsoft windows and then later with commoditization of the MS office and the later standardization it benefitted immensely because the consumers of the MS office found it very useful and easy to use software. Therefore, it gained wide popularity as a top consumer electronics company in the world. The cloud business solutions and the software solutions support it provides to its users is again a leverage point on which it capitalized over the years and milked profits from this segment. It focused on innovation and differentiating with the help of new products from time to time. Network effects is what is proving to be the biggest advantage for this company. Since many people are using windows, the company gained a unique market share and customer’s pocket and mind that the competition is actually only almost with Apple & Samsung- it’s closest rival in the industry.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 89.95


    2. Samsung

    Samsung is a South-Korean company founded in 1938 but was actually meant to be a trading company.


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    Now, it has many subsidiaries across the globe and is one of the biggest in terms of sales of the phones and smartphones across the globe. The marketing of the company is the best across the globe in terms of what is considered as the phones segment. The acquisition of Hanguk Jeonja Tongsan- a telecommunications giant proved to be a strategic decision in its growth. This company is also into fire and marine insurance, life insurance, heavy industries. The major landmark reached by this company was when it became the biggest producer of microchips instead of outsourcing it to others. Later it produced the first Liquid Crystal Display screen and this revolutionized the television segment across the globe. It gained popularity from this step and innovation, and became one of the leading consumer electronics brands. From then on the product development was given much more importance and later very sleek models of television sets were released by the company. This is one company that relied only on innovation and research and became a global player.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 211.8


    1. Apple

    Apple's revenue for an year across the globe was in cumulation approximately $229 billion in 2017.


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    Brand loyalty is the main perk for this company which it attained through constant delivery of quality over the years and so also it has been consistently ranked as the world's most valuable brand. Apple has taken the world of consumer electronics by storm with its flagship products iPhone, iPad, Mac etc. 2017 saw the launch of iPhone X, which had some of the most innovative features when compared to premium smartphone brands. It was formed on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The first product that the company gave to the world was the Apple 1. This was a computer that was designed and produced by Wozniak. It was introduced to the world at the famous Homebrew computer club. The Apple was sold for 2867$. Later on this company grew from few partnerships with Microsoft and also by introducing products with innovation and best design on the market. Products like iPad, iPhone, iPod etc were an instant success given the brand equity and consumer friendly design of the products and software in these products.

    Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 353.1


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The top 15 consumer electronics companies are considered

    2. The latest revenues are considered for each company

    3. The final rank is evaluated on the basis of annual revenues


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    Over the last few decades, India has become the global hub for information technology (IT) sector in the world. Even though the IT sector is still one of the biggest recruiters, there has been a constant stress with the advancements and innovations worldwide. The Indian IT sector employs more than 40 lakh people and is a $150+ billion industry. These top indian IT companies provide solutions to various industries across the globe like manufacturing, retail, government agencies, banking etc. Some of the top IT companies in India are TCS, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Wipro followed by HCL, L&T, Mindtree etc. Here is the list of the top 10 IT companies in India 2018 based on revenues.


    Quick Glance:

    Below are the top IT Companies in India 2018:

    1st Place : 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.


    Top IT Companies in India 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue):


    10 Rolta India

    Rolta is one of the leading information technology companies based out of India.


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    Established in 1989 and headquartered in India, the company’s core strength lies in developing customized innovative solutions to its clients including many vertical segments. It also provides solutions for Governments, Defense agencies, banking services, retail, healthcare etc. The company received BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification in the year 2006. The company believes in organic growth and building a healthy long-lasting relationship along with strategic alliances with its clients. Rolta has expertise in many fields which impacts businesses globally and have expertise to help clients. The company has consistently been among the top information technology companies in India. They optimize their project right from the start of the project until the execution including the assessment of cloud, data-center businesses etc, through the implementation of exhaustive solutions. The company had a total revenue of INR 1581 crores in the last four quarters and employees over 2700 employees.


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs1581

    Employee Strength: 2700


    9. Oracle Financial Services

    Formerly known as i-Flex Solutions, Oracle Financial Services is the IT counterpart of Oracle Corporation to the banking industry.


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    It is a major part of Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit. It provides financial services cloud solutions like Digital Innovation Platform, Engaged Bank and Financial Services API Economy. The company claims to have a customer base of 900+ clients in close to 150 nations worldwide. The company focuses on industry segments like Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets. Financial Services Next.0 is their flagship product and help clients in implementing Information Technology platforms with their business models. It also has several products for Internal Capital adequacy assessment, commodity trading compliance, enterprise performance management system etc. Over the years, Oracle Financial Services has been among the top IT companies in India. As part of its rebranding in 2008, the company’s website was merged with Oracle’s and the divisions and services were aligned with that of Oracle. The company employees a little over 8000 people and has had a revenue of INR 3,795 crores over the last four quarters.


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs3795

    Employee Strength: 8818



    8. Mphasis


    The merger between Mphasis Corporation and BFL software limited in 2000 formed Mphasis.


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    Since inception, they have a reputation of providing seamless services to their customers and provides a superior value to the customer’s value chain. Headquartered in Bengaluru, the company has constantly focused on innovation and client serving to offer best in class services. The company has received several awards and recognitions not only at company level but the management too has been recognized for their contribution to the industry. The company has chosen some vertical segments where they have high end expertise such as banking. In 2012, they concentrated primarily on sales, marketing, and building long term bonds with their business partners. The company has a workforce of approx. 22,000 employees and had a total revenue of INR 3,179 crores over the last four quarters.


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs3179

    Employee Strength: 21994



    7. Mindtree


    Since its inception in 1999, Mindtree has become a renowned company in the Indian IT sector.


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    The company delivers digital transformation and technology related solutions to its customers. The services are clients industry specific and hence is an important contributor in accelerating the growth of their clients. Collaborative spirit, expert thinking and unrelenting dedication form the core values of the company. The company lays emphasis on the gender diversity with roughly 30% inclusion of women in its workforce. The company also presence in community work as well. The Mindtree foundation works for improving the living conditions for people with disabilities and enhanced primary education. It also has several association with NGOs across the globe. The company clientele includes technological big giants like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, HP etc. Owing to its expertise, the company has been one of the performers in top IT companies in India. They provide end-to-end detailed solutions in the fields of analytics, social media intelligence etc.  The company recently received the 2016 Azure innovation partner of the year by Microsoft. The company serves a wide range of verticals from banking, health to manufacturing and education.  The company had a total revue of INR 5,046 crores and an employee strength of 16,500 employees.


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs5046

    Employee Strength: 16470



    6. L&T Infotech (LTI)


    A subsidiary of Larsen and Turbo and established in 1997, L&T Infotech operates in over 23 countries.


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    They provide innovative IT services to their clients in order to accelerate their business and enhance the customer’s experience. The company has more than 250 clients worldwide and it was awarded top performer in global corporate social responsibility in the 2016 Global Outsourcing 100. The company employs standards of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and is a maturity level five organisation. Sanjay Jalona is the current MD and CEO of the company. Quality is one of the key factors to the company’s success and they constantly update and benchmark their process against the best in the world. The company was recently ranked amongst super 50 in Dalal Street Journal in March 2017. It was also named one of The Star Performers and Major Contenders in Everest group’s PEAK Matrix Assessment 2015. However, in 2016 the company faced a lot of revolt and protests for revoking the offer letter of roughly 1500 recruits after a waiting period of 18 months. L&T Infotech has been one of the top information technology companies in India. It recently acquired AugmentIQ Data Sciences Pvt Ltd in October 2016 to improve its capabilities in the field of Big Data, Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company had a total revenue of INR 6,614 crores over the last four quarters


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs6614

    Employee Strength: 22000



    5. HCL Technologies


    HCL Technologies is part of the HCL group which was founded in 1976 by Mr. Shiv Nadar.


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    The conglomerate generated a revenue of more than INR 21,000 crores over the last four quarters. The company has a strong workforce of 117,000+ employees and is headquartered in Noida and has offices in more than 30 nations including USA, France, Germany and United Kingdom. The company provides services like Analytics, Cybersecurity amongst many others. It operates across different sectors like consumer electronics, automotive, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, banking and many more. The company practices a culture of maintaining relationships beyond the contract with their clients. They have done businesses with banks like Deutsche, tech companies like HP and many more global enterprises. The company is renowned for its ability to deliver high value to their clients business. The company recently acquired United Kingdom based ETL Factory Limited to improves its prowess in automation. Power of One, HCL’s employee-driven community initiative aims at conducting transformational social projects and activities. Exaple of this being Project Samudhay, where it adopted 100 villages and improved facilities like water, women welfare, education, health and sanitation in those places. HCL is amongst the top 20 largest companies in India with a market cap of a little over $18 billion USD. The company along with its subsidiaries had a revenue of $7.4 billion.


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs21476

    Employee Strength: 117781



    4. Wipro


    Wipro was initially setup as Western India Vegetable Products Limited at 1945 by Mr. Azim Premji.


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    Wipro demerged its non-IT business into separate entities and shifted its focus on independent businesses, and currently the company has over 160,000+ people employed across 6 continents. Wipro offers a diverse portfolio of services coupled along with their business expertise to help the clients deploy and use IT strategically to meet their business objectives. It was the first Indian software technology and services company to achieve the ISO 4001 certification in 2002. In 2014, Wipro signed a 10-year contract with ATCO in energy dealings. Mr. Abidali Z. Neemuchwala is the current CEO of Wipro. The company has a number of key focus areas like machine learning, Data Sciences and analytics and is currently investing heavily in block chain technologies. Wipro has been a top performers and hence it among the top IT companies in India. The company was positioned 1st in 2010 Asian sustainability Rating and was recognized as the most ethical companies in the world in March, 2017. The Company has a total revenue of INR 44,902 crores in last four quarters


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs44902

    Employee Strength: 166790



    3. Tech Mahindra


    Tech Mahindra is a part of Mahindra group, which is one of the most reputed organizations in India.


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    The global IT giant aims at building a sustainable competitive advantage for their clients, and it has a workforce of 110,000+ people across 90 countries. The company was ranked among the top in the Indian IT services and globally in the Fortune India 500. The company helps clients all over the world transform their businesses to a more integrated and connected one by offering customer-centric and innovative technological expertise. Their core strength lies in technologies fulfilling customer requirements to the fullest, omni-channel distribution and smart solutions in various sectors using AI and machine learning.  C P Gurnani, the current CEO of Tech Mahindra, has various digital initiatives to position the company in the digital domain. The company’s forte lies in the areas of Health and Education. They acquired 31% stake in the Satyam computers in 2012. The company has also sponsored several global events including the soccer worldcup and other international events. Recently, they recently signed the agreement to acquire US based healthcare company, CJS Solutions LLC.  The Company had a total revenue of 23,562 crores in last four quarters.


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs23562

    Employee Strength: 117225



    2. Infosys


    Infosys is a household name of Information Technology space with workforce of over 200,000 people in different countries.


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    The company has around 50 offices worldwide and large number of delivery centres at various strategic locations across the world. Infosys was the first Indian IT company to be listed in NASDAQ and grown on from strength to strength. Infosys has been a consistent performer in the sector and has always been among the top IT companies in India. It is also CPMM Level 5 certified in 1999. Infosys Foundation work in the areas of education, health and many more. The company invests heavily in research and development of Next Gen technology solutions. Finacle a leading core banking product from Infosys gathered a lot of traction which later became a part of EdgeVerve Systems Ltd. The company is currently investing a lot in niche technologies like Big Data analysis and blockchain. The Company has a total revenue of INR 60,878 crores in last four quarters and taskforce of over 200,000 employees.


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs60878

    Employee Strength: 200364



    1. TCS


    TCS has become the first Indian IT company to have a market capitalization of 100 billion dollars.


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    The largest IT giant of India was established in 1968 and it is a wholly owned subsidiary of TATA group, and JRD Tata was the first chairman of the company. TCS generates roughly 70% of the revenue for Tata Sons, and is one of the global leaders in the sector. It was ranked among the top in Forbes most innovative company in the world. It is ranked 10th in Forbes India 500 list. 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. TCS has close to 400,000+ employees, which is one of the highest in the world. 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.  TCS and its 67 subsidiaries provide a wide-range of technology-related products and services for both the government bodies and private enterprises as well. The close to 400,000 employees of the company employees have been a constant source of drive for the company. It has 289 offices across 46 countries and 147 delivery centres in 21 countries. It also has 19 innovation labs in three countries and has partnership with leading institutes like IITs, Stanford, MIT, CMU etc. The Company has a total revenue of INR 95,192 crores in last four quarters


    Net Sales (Crs)= Rs95192

    Employee Strength: 390880


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading & top IT companies in India are considered

    2. Parameters like net sales and number of employees in the organization are considered

    3. The final ranks are evaluated based on the revenues.


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    Banks have been playing a very pivotal role in the people’s loves. The money, its circulation, security, and management are preserved by the banks in each country. Banks are the backbone of the national economies and collectively, they decide the global economy. The Chinese and American Banks have mostly stuck to the positions for a considerable period of time. Other countries like France, Japan, United Kingdom, etc. have fought to reach the list of top 10 of Banks in the world. Some of the top banks in the world are dominated by Chinese banks like ICBC, China Construction Bank, Agriculture Bank of China followed by JP Morgan, HSBC, Bank of China etc. Retail and Personal Banking, Corporate Banking, Asset Management, Loans, Investment Banking, etc. are the major functions of the banks and holding groups. The banks have revolutionized the way they reach and provide services to the customers. Here is a list of top 10 banks in the world 2018 based on revenue, net assets and income.


    Quick Glance:

    Below are the top Banks in World 2018:

    1st Place : ICBC

    2nd Place : China Construction Bank

    3rd Place : Agricultural Bank of China

    4th Place : Bank of China

    5th Place : HSBC

    6th Place : JP Morgan Chase

    7th Place : HSBC

    8th Place : BNP Paribas

    9th Place : Bank of America

    10th Place : Wells Fargo

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Banks in World 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue, Income & Net Assets):


    10. Wells Fargo & Company

    Wells Fargo & Company is an American company headquartered at San Francisco, California.


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    The company has central offices throughout the country and has given customers access to its many offices across geographies. The bank enjoys the status of the second largest bank in the world by market capitalization as well as the third largest bank by total assets in United States. The financial services of the bank include products such as corporate banking, consumer finance, equities trading, investment banking, retail brokerage, risk management, wealth management, private banking, mortgage loans, currency exchange, credit cards, consumer finance, foreign exchange trading and many more. The bank employs around 270 thousand employees worldwide. The back-offices of Wells Fargo in India and Philippines have more than 3000 people in staff. The bank has offices in London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto. Wells Fargo is a top banker for the gun-makers in US and Nation Rifle Association. However, this affiliation of the bank has aroused many controversies.  Wells Fargo Rail is a division of the original Wells Fargo & Company which was bought from GE Capital Rail Services. The Wealth and Investment Management business run under the subsidiaries called Wells Fargo Investments, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Wells Fargo Securities is another business of investment banking which is headquartered at Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Artistic interests of banks reflect into their museums. The bank operates nearly 13 museums most known as a Wells Fargo History Museum. During the great recession, Wells Fargo obtained $25 billion as Emergency Economic Stabilization Fund where US Treasury purchased preferred stocks.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 48.71

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 12.07

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 1933.01


    9. Bank of America

    Bank of America has headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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    It is the second largest bank in the United States by Assets which has a strong customer base. Bank of America is a multinational bank with a presence in United States of America, Canada, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The bank also has 9% stake in the China Construction Bank with almost 3 billion USD value. The bank is also famous by its name “BofA”. The bank was ranked 11 by Forbes Magazine Global 2000 in 2016. The bank holds almost one-tenth of the total deposit in America which makes it one of the “Big Four” Banks of United States. The firm operates in all the states as well as other 40 countries in the world. It serves more than 45 million customers worldwide and has more than 4,500 banking centers enabling relations with many small and big businesses. With more than 15,000 ATMs globally, the bank has highly penetrated the network.  Services and products like Corporate banking, insurance, wealth management, mortgage loans, private banking, etc. can be availed from the bank. The firm has two prime divisions, Bank of America Home Loans and Bank of America Merrill Lynch with three subsidiaries, viz., Merrill Lynch, Merrill Edge and U.S. Trust. Capital ratio is maintained at 11.8% by the firm. The firm also involves itself into philanthropic economic activities as a part of its Civil and Social Service Responsibility. The United States workforce has more than 50% women working in the bank, even in high positions, the ration is nearly 50%.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 87.34

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 18.23

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 2281.23


    8. BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas is a French Multinational Banking Group with its presence in more than 70 countries in the world.


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    The bank came into existence with the merger of Banque de Nationale de Paris and Banque de Paris et De Pay-Bas in 2000. Being one of the three big French banks, which also include Société Générale and Le Credit Lyonnais are other two French banks, BNP Paribas is serving more than 30 million customers in three main domestic markets of Belgium, France, and Italy. The bank has brands like BNL and Fortis. In the Western United States, the bank operates under the brand name of Bank of West. Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Credit card Services, etc. are the services provided by BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas has managed to gain the position of the largest bank in the Eurozone and in the world by its value of total assets. In 2015, the bank has outstanding deposits and loans as 600.3 billion USD and 682.5 billion USD respectively with the highest revenue generated from its European operations. The BNP Paribas became the world’s fifth largest bank just after the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. In October 2008, the bank looked after the 75% activities of the Fortis Bank of Belgium and 66% in Luxemburg. The personal banking services are offered in more than 7,000 branches of the bank with providing the employment to 1,90,000 people globally. 9.3 million Euros have been allocated by the bank for the renewable energy sector in 2016 and it is committed to raising 6 million Euros more to it.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 53.28

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 9.30

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 2420.05


    7. HSBC

    Formed by the initials, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was established in British Hong Kong earlier.


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    After some time, it was acquired by its British parent company, HSBC Holding Plc, and the bank is headquartered in London, United Kingdom in HSBC tower. Retail banking, wealth management, finance, insurance, credit card services, investment banking, corporate banking, etc. are the banking services provided by HSBC. Scotsman Sir Thomas had founded the bank in 1865 due to British colonization in Hong Kong during that period. The bank has acquired Marine Midland Bank based in United States of America, Banco Bamerindus and Roberts SA de Inversions of Argentina in the 20th century. It after, acquired Republic National Bank of New York at the end. Leaving some part of South Africa, the bank has it presence in all over the world including Asia, Europe, America, Australia and Latin America. Global product lines like HSBC Direct, HSBCnet, HSBC Advance and HSBC Premier are present which offer field-related services. For example, HSBC is direct online telephone banking operation for mortgage and other commercial purposes. The bank has overall 2,30,000 employees globally with positive variance in revenue, net profit, assets, equity and growth from last year. Talking about HSBC Sustainable Financial Highlights, the group was listed to be ranked first for the climate change initiative, SRI and sustainable research by institutional investors in Extel Survey. Moreover, it partnered with Cambridge Institute for sustainability leadership Banking Environment Initiative. Famous HSBC Water program which has committed 150 million USD over the period of eight years to be completed in 2019.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 63.78

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 11.88

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 2521.77


    6. JPMorgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is basically an investment bank company.


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    The firm also provides the services such as Asset Allocation, Debt Resolution, Credit Derivative trading and services, foreign currency exchange, futures, and options trading etc. JP Morgan is also a leader in Money Market trading, Risk Management, Mortgage-backed securities, Retail and Prime Brokerage, etc types of financial services. The firm has maintained a capital ratio of 15.2% until last year. Till last year, it was one of the largest asset management companies in the world. JPMorgan Chase also carries the second position in the United States with its hedge fund unit. The JPMorgan Brand was traditionally known as “Morgan”. The bank formed when two firms were merged namely Chase Manhattan Corporation and J.P. Morgan and Co. The Corporation also consisted of a Chemical Bank Corporation and Bank One Corporation. The company is headquartered in New York City. The bank had gone through a number of mergers and acquisitions to land such a big position. The firm has around 2,50,000 employees worldwide currently. The company has strategic interests in the services like Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking and Asset & Wealth Management. The bank has won the Best Banking Performer in the United States of America given by Global Brands Awards Magazine in 2016. Surprisingly, the Bank collects the Art, too. After the collection began in 1959, the bank has currently acquired 6,000 graphics based and 30,000 based art pieces. The heavy and successful finance banking company has met with many trading losses and other cases.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 99.62

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 24.44

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 2533.59


    5. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is headquartered in Tokyo of Japan.


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    The company provides banking as well as other financial services, and it was listed as a 5th bank by assets globally. Not surprisingly, it is the largest holding group in Japan which holds around 1.8 trillion USD worth of deposits. The company was created as a result of the merger of Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and UFJ Holdings based at Tokyo and Osaka respectively. The bank focuses on the services like Corporate Banking, Personal Banking, Investment Management and Banking, Mortgage and Credit Card Services, etc. The six subsidiaries of the firm include Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, UnionBanCal Corporation, Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance. With over 100,000 employees in Japan, the bank is growing in all aspects of net profit, revenue as well as the assets. The major shareholders of the bank are Japan Trustee Services Bank, The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Nippon Life Insurance Company, Toyota Motor Corporation and other small shareholders. The bank has special Civil and Social Service Responsibility Committee which looks after the CSR and sustainability activities. In the field of Environment, the bank is considered to be ranked first in the renewable energy sector which handled the highest value of related project finances. Carbon Dioxide emissions are not given opportunities to increase, the bank ensures that environment-friendly projects are financed. Over 3,000 employees are on children leave in the MUFJ Group. The ratio of female manager is also rising an an impressive rate.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 42.68

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 8.14

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 2913.90


    4. Bank of China

    Bank of China is one of the “Big Four” Banks of China and owned by the Government of China.


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    The bank provides the services like credit cards, corporate banking, consumer banking, securities, asset management, mortgage loans, private banking, finance and insurance, wealth management, etc. In 2009, by market capitalization value, the bank was ranked fifth globally. At the same time, it was China’s second largest lender bank as well. Forbes Global 2000 ranked it one of the largest company in the world. Other than Mainland of China, the bank has branches in 27 different countries and areas, i.e., Malaysia, South Africa, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Bahrain, etc. The foundation dates back in 1912 by the republican government which is also the oldest bank in the mainland of China. The Bank of China has two legally separate subsidiaries- Bank of China (Hong Kong) and Bank of China (Canada). Though the bank has operations outside China, but it accounts for only less than 4% of the activity of the bank by both profits whereas Mainland China accounts for more than 50% of the bank by profits and 75% by assets as in 2005. China Central Huijin which is an investment arm of the government of the People’s Republic of China holds 64.63% of shares in the Bank of China. Other ordinary shareholders are HKSCC Nominees Ltd.  and China Securities Finance which hold 27.78% and 2.9% shares respectively. Preference share owners are the Bank of New York Mellon, China Mobile Communications, China National Tobacco Corporation and Zhongwei Real Estate with having 39.96%, 18.01%, 5.00% and 3.00% respectively. There are around 310 thousand employees of Bank of China working globally.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 77.15

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 29.5

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 3104.84


    3. Agricultural Bank of China

    Agricultura Bank of China which is also known as “ABC” (acronym) or “AgBank”.


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    The bank is a part of the “Big Four” banks of the Republic of China. The bank has around 320 million retail customers and over 2.5 million of corporate clients which makes it one of the biggest banks in the world and it is operated in nearly 24,000 branches worldwide. The bank’s initial public offering is known to fetch the largest amount of funding followed by Alibaba. The bank was founded in 1951 and has headquarters in Beijing, China. The Agricultural Bank of China was formed as a merger of the Republic of China, Farmers Bank of China and Cooperation Bank of China. The agricultural banks were absorbed in the government for two times. It was restructured as to be Agricultural Bank of China and created a holding company. The bank is listed on both “Shanghai Stock Exchange” as well as “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”. The main owners of the bank include Central Huijin Investment, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of China, National Social Security Fund and China Securities Finance whereas the first two has around 80% of the ownership combined. The rest two have nearly 5% stakes in the shares. Being the public company, other shares are available to the public. The bank houses the total of 5,00,000 employees in the world. Bank provides many products and services like Finance and Insurance, Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Investment Management, Global Wealth Management, Private Equity, Mortgages and Credit Card facilities.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 86.59

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 30.80

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 3357.80


    2. China Construction Bank

    When it comes to China, it has four large banks that have also fought for the positions in the top ten list of the world’s largest banks.


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    China Construction Bank is one of those banks in the “People’s Republic of China”. The bank has around 14,000 branches in China & it has international branches in more than 15 main cities of different countries worldwide, viz, New York, London, Barcelona, Singapore, Tokyo, etc. The bank is originally owned by the Government of China as a part of Ministry of Finance with over 4 hundred thousand employees. Due to separation procedure is undertaken by China Construction Bank being the predecessor bank, China Construction Bank Corporation was created as a joint-stock commercial bank in September 2004 as under the PRC Company Law of China. Bank of America started with almost around 95% of stake in the bank which now has reached billion 7.3 USD worth of shares. The bank was founded as the People’s construction bank of China which later changed its name. China Construction Corporation Bank investment division had launched a 0.7 billion USD fund called China Healthcare Investment Fund which aimed to focus on investments in China’s rapidly growing healthcare sector. The bank abides by the principles of sustainability by Economic development, Environmental protection by providing green loans and social development. Commitment to serving the real economy and actively supporting the national development strategy. The bank continued to follow and analyze the prospective business opportunities brought by the system of Five-Year plan implementation.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 94.73

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 38.85

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 3528.61


    1. ICBC

    The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China which also commonly famous as “ICBC”.


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    The company is headquartered in the capital city, Beijing, China, and it is one of the biggest state-owned commercial banks of Republic of China, mainly noted as the “Big Four”. It ranked first in the Bankers’ Top 1000 and Forbes Global 2000 list of public companies in the world. Initially, the bank was a local state-run bank established in 1984. The bank provides the services such as Finance and Insurance, Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Investment Banking, Global Wealth Management, private equity, etc. Most of the voting rights are held by the Government of China through Central Huijin Investment, Ministry of Finance and China Securities Finance. Other holders are Temasek holdings and NSSF. The company provides employment to 4,62,000 employees. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China raised around 14 billion USD in Hong Kong Stock Exchange and 5.1 billion USD in Shanghai Stock Exchange. The bank has acquired major stakes in the banks like the Standard Bank of Argentina. Majorly, the banks have provided loans to the industries like manufacturing, transportation, storage, Power and Gas, Property Development, Construction, etc. The bank follows the international standards of Environmental and Social for Financial Institutions. It is the first Chinese bank to adopt the Equator Principles. The bank follows the Six-Dimension model for CSR activities. The model covers the values such as Green Bank, Brand Builder, Value Creator, Creditworthy Bank, Harmonious Bank and Charity Bank.

    Revenue (in Billions of USD): 107.76

    Net Profit (in Billions of USD): 45.85

    Assets (in Billions of USD): 4160.60


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The top 20 banks in the world are considered for the ranking

    2. Parameters like revenues, net profits and assets are considered and are given weightages of 0.5, 0.2 and 0.3 respectively

    3. A consolidated score is calculated and the final ranks are evaluated.




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    Apparel industries require continuous innovation in terms of its design and also in lines with the current fashion. The top Apparel companies compete on providing new and fashionable collection of apparels to survive in the industry. Many brands have ventured into the online markets aside from its retail stores to increase its customer base. Top Apparel Brands list consists of Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Zara, H&M which among the most popular and valuable brands across the continents. Here is the list of top 10 apparel brands in the world 2018.


    Quick Glance:

    Below are the top 10 apparel brands in world 2018:

    1st Place : Christian Dior

    2nd Place : Louis Vuitton

    3rd Place : Nike

    4th Place : Zara

    5th Place : Adidas

    6th Place : H&M

    7th Place : GAP

    8th Place : UNIQLO

    9th Place : Ralph Lauren

    10th Place : Hermès

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Apparel Brands in World 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Profit, Sales):


    10. Hermes

    Hermes is French based international company which sells leather, perfumes, lifestyle accessories, jewelry, ready to wear, watches and home furnishings.


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    The company was founded by Thierry Hermès in the year 1837, and it believes in providing high quality and unique products to its customers, hence all the products are handmade and manufactured with utmost care and supervision. The company uses traditional business model wherein each product is manufactured by a single person and does not use assembly lines for mass production. The company has its own designers and craftsman who provide unique and valuable collections. Hermes is one of the rare companies in the world who adopts traditional ways of production and is the most recognized brands in the world. Hermes has a large customer base due to its high quality premium products. All the products of Hermes exhibit exquisite workmanship. Ready to wear segment of Hermes is the second largest sector of Hermes which provides huge sales for the company. In 2015 the company unveiled its first autumn-winter collection. The spring-summer collection has a complete range of clothing with vivid and bright colors. The shoes designed by Pierre Hardy for men and women were a huge success for the company. In 2015 Hermes made partnership with Apple to launch its first Apple Watch Hermes. The current CEO of the company is Axel Dumas.


    Profit (in million $): 1171.81

    Sales (in million $): 5520.75


    9. Ralph Lauren

    Designer Ralph Lauren founded this brand in the year 1967 which has gone to become global brand.


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    Headquartered in New York city, Ralph Lauren is among the top leading apparel brands in the world, which offers a variety of apparels and accessories across the world for men, women and children. Ralph Lauren Home and Paint supplies a complete range of home furniture and accessories. The company also manufactures fragrances for men and women under the brand Ralph Lauren fragrances.  Ralph Lauren has some of the most recognized brands in the world such as Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco. The most notable brand is Polo Ralph Lauren which caters to full range of clothing for men. Women’s Polo was launched in 2014 to provide apparels for women.  The company own 493 stores across the world. Ralph Lauren has been the official sponsor of Wimbledon, US Open, US Olympic and Golf Championships. Ralph Lauren is famous for its luxury and fashionable apparels in the fashion industry worldwide.  It provides exclusive range of apparels with classy designs each year. In 2017 the company's revenue totaled at 6.65 billion US dollars. Patrice Louvet is the current CEO and president of the Ralph Lauren Corporation.


    Profit (in million $): -99.3

    Sales (in million $): 6652.8


    8) UNIQLO

    UNIQLO is the largest retail store famous for its casual wear for men, women and children across the continents.


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    Based in Tokyo, Japan, this company was founded by Yamaguchi in 1949, and as its name suggests, the company was started with the aim to provide unique clothing to its customers. Uniqlo is a subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co Ltd, and the company has outsourced its manufacturing to China due to the cheap labour available there. Uniqlo has expanded its operations across China, US, Europe, Asia to become the most valuable brands in the fashion retail industry. Uniqlo has collaborated with famous designers such as JW Anderson to provide captivating collection of apparel with utmost comfort for everday clothing. Uniqlo has been able to make its mark in the apparel industry owing to its continuous research and development of new materials and improving existing texture of clothes. Uniqlo owns 831 stores in Japan and has a total of 1089 international stores worldwide. Uniqlo takes feedback from its customers and incorporates them into their product development. Uniqlo has adopted sustainable methods in its manufacturing process and entire supply chain. Under the initiative All-Product Recycling the company had donated 25.58 million secondhand clothing collected in Uniqlo stores worldwide to support refugees and displaced persons in 2017. The current CEO of the company is Tadashi Yanai.


    Profit (in million $): 645

    Sales (in million $): 7537


    7) GAP

    GAP is US based multinational company which was founded by Donald Fisher in 1969.


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    Headquartered at San Francisco, California, this brand is the largest retailer of clothing and accessories in the world. At the initial phase of the company, GAP targeted mainly teenagers through its Levi’s brand but later it incorporated clothing for each generation at all stages of life. GAP has several brands such as Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands, that offers a wide range of apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children. GAP offers apparel and accessories for kids under the GapKids, babyGap and for pregnant women under GapMaternity, GapBody. GAP designs and sells clothes for specific occasion like weddings through its brand Weddington Way. GAP acquired Athleta in 2008, which provides sports apparel for women. GAP owns 3200 stores and 459 franchise stores across the globe. GAP designs apparels according to the varied needs of different demographics of customers. It has also set different price tags for its apparel across different countries.  Customers can purchase GAP apparel and accessories through its stores or globally through its website online.As of 2017, the company had a total of 135,000 employees and the current CEO is Art Peck.  The revenue amounted to 15.8 $ billion as of Dec, 2017.


    Profit (in million $): 848

    Sales (in million $): 15855


    6) H&M

    H&M (Hennes & Mauritz AB) is a Swedish based international company headquartered at Stockholm that offers its apparel and accessories to a worldwide market.


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    Established in 1947 by Erling Persson, H&M is the largest retailer that provides fast-fashion clothing and accessories for men, women, children as well as teenagers. H&M has collaborated with famous designers and celebrities to promote its apparel. H&M also takes design collections from renowned designers that have helped H&M to provide trend-setting and new range of clothing collection and accessories to its customers. H&M has also been able to create a significant presence in the online market.  H&M has eight brands such as COS, Weekday, Monki and Cheap Monday etc. H&M is set to launch its ninth brand, Afound in 2018. Afound will give customers exclusive range of famous fashion and lifestyle brands for both men and women at discounted price. In 2017 H&M launched online services for eight new markets including Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Cyprus etc. The H&M has online presence in 44 markets as of December 2017. In 2018 H&M is anticipated to open 390 new retail stores. The company has more than 4500 retail stores worldwide The current CEO of H&M is Karl-Johan Persson and the company has total 161,000 employees as of 2017.


    Profit (in million $): 1746.86

    Sales (in million $): 21587.98


    5) Adidas

    Adidas is German based multinational company that manufactures and sells a variety of apparels and accessories for men and women.


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    Adidas was founded in August 1949 by Adolf Dassler and his brother Rudolf, and has gone on to become a leading global brand. Later they had a conflict and the company was split into Adidas by Adolf and Puma by Rudolf which is a big rival of Adidas today. Adidas is the largest manufacturer of sportswear and apparel in the world. Some of the apparels of Adidas consist of men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, leggings and jackets. Adidas has focused mainly on football and brought a lot of innovative products for this game. It is a major supplier in the football industry across the world.  Adidas has also designed footballs for WorldCup tournaments. Adidas provides sports equipment such as boots and kits for all major sports like baseball, cricket, football, basketball, golf etc. Adidas also offers its products in deodorants, watches, bags, sandals, eyewear etc. Adidas has Reebok as its subsidiary which is a major player in the athletic and footwear industry. Adidas sponsors various sports teams and sportspersons across the world. Some sports team sponsored by Adidas are Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester United and some sportsperson sponsored by Adidas are Andy Murray, Lionel Messi, Virat Kohli. Kasper Rorsted is the current CEO of Adidas. Adidas has recently launched Adidas app in Google playstore and Apple App store in US and U.K to give its customers enhanced shopping experience.


    Profit (in million $): 1167.36

    Sales (in million $): 22517.25


    4) Zara

    Based in Spain, ZARA is the flagship brand of Inditex Group which owns other brands like Pull & Bear, Oysho, Zara Home, and Stradivarius.


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    Zara was founded by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera in 1975, and is known for its fashionable, stylish and classy range of apparels and accessories. Zara provides its apparels, shoes and accessories across 90+ countries and owns more than 2,000+ stores worldwide. One prominent aspect of Zara is that it produces a new product within six days, on the contrary other retailers take at least six months. And if that design is not generating sales, it is removed from the retail shops and further orders are also cancelled. Zara has also collaborated with Detox Campaign to remove hazardous chemicals from its clothing during the manufacturing process. Also Zara does not invest in any kind of advertising. It has the most efficient supply chain. These are some of the unique manufacturing and distribution practices of ZARA that sets it apart from its competitors. Zara offers a variety of fashionable apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and kids. Zara designs its apparel based on the trending consumer preferences. Zara unveiled new range of sustainable fashion collections like Join Life collections and introduced in-store used-garment recycling containers. Zara has recently started its online services in 12 new markets across Europe. It has presence in 39 online markets currently. As of May, 2017 its revenue totaled at 11.3 $ Billion.


    Profit (in million $): 3578.48

    Sales (in million $): 26887.4


    3) Nike

    Nike is US based international company headquartered at Oregon which sells apparel and accessories in athletic footwear, sports, athletic and other recreational and products.


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    Nike is the largest supplier of apparel and sports shoes in the world. Some of their apparels include jerseys, shorts, hoodies, trousers, tights, sneakers, sweatpants track suits for a wide range of sports like football, cricket, tennis, golf, baseball, basketball etc. Nike has a large customer base owing to its offerings of products which has high quality, price, variety, and a wide range of products. Nike’s swoosh logo signifies its brand value and is considered as a status symbol.  Nike has made its mark not only in the sports field but it has established itself as a market leader in the apparel industry as well. Nike is noted for its continuous innovation in the apparel and footwear segments specially the shoes for athletes which enables them to deliver high performance. Nike also allows its customers to do customization of its products like customers can choose color of sports shoes like Air Max, Air force, Metcon etc. Nike has done a series of acquisitions like Cole Haan, Hurley International, Umbro, Bauer Hockey, and Starter over the years.  Nike has associated itself with high profile athletes, sports team through sponsorships and it promotes it products through them. Few sports club sponsored by Nike are Indian Cricket team, Barcelona, Chelsea and sportsman such as Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Neymar, Wayne Rooney, Andrés Iniesta. As of 2017, the revenue of Nike amounted to $29.6 billion.


    Profit (in million $): 4240

    Sales (in million $): 34350


    2) Louis Vuitton

    Louis Vuitton is one of the most iconic brands in the apparel industry have a strong global footprint.


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    It is a French based retail company famous for its luxury items such as trunks, leather goods, shoes, apparel, watches, sunglasses, books, perfumes and other accessories. It is the most valuable brand in the world and considered a status symbol to carry its products. Louis Vuitton promotes its products through famous and popular celebrities, artists, and musicians like Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna etc. It has also collaborated with famous designers and artists like Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami who provide special collections for Louis Vuitton’s apparels.  The company sells its products through stores and online website. In 2018 it has rolled out its digitally-enriched store concepts in Paris.  Louis Vuitton is the market leader in the fashion retail industry because it continuously strives to reinvent itself through constant innovation.  In 2017, Louis Vuitton acquired Christian Dior Couture which is proving beneficial and profitable for the company.  Louis Vuitton unveiled its first smart watch, the Supreme brand in 2017. Some of the flagship bags of Louis Vuitton are Speedy bags and Neverfull bags. Louis Vuitton also produces special limited edition bags for which prior booking is required. The company has the most efficient manufacturing process like it can produce a trunk in 60 hrs and a suitcase in less than 15 hrs. The current CEO of the company is Michael Burke. The company has presence in around 50 countries and owns 460 stores worldwide.


    Profit (in million $): 5443.06

    Sales (in million $): 45246.74


    1) Christian Dior

    Famous designer Christian Dior founded the brand in 1946, which is a global fashion brand now.


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    Headquartered at Paris, France Christian Dior commonly known as Dior is a global leader in the apparel industry. His first collection with the Huit and Corolle lines created a huge demand for this brand, and today the company has expanded its products line from clothing to include leather goods, accessories, footwear, jewelry, watch, perfumes and skincare products. Dior was criticized for designing corsets that were restrictive and regressive. The company has also been criticized for designing unrealistically small clothes for women. Dior introduced its first perfumes with the Diorama brand in the late 1940s. Christian Dior label is mainly famous for offering apparels for women, but Dior introduced the Dior Homme line for men in 1970s captured the attention of male customers. The company has introduced the brand the baby Dior to cater to the clothing for children. This brand has presence in 210 locations across the world. Some of the famous celebrities endorsed by the company are Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, CharlizeTheron.  Dior has also collaborated with famous designers like Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano.  The company sells its products through retail stores as well as through its online store. Christian Dior is the most successful and valuable brands as it focus on the quality, authenticity and originality of their designs that is renewed with each season and each collection.


    Profit (in million $): 6105.27

    Sales (in million $): 46339.81


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The top apparel brands in the world are considered for the ranking.

    2. Parameters like sales and profit are taken and given weightages of 60% & 40% respectively.

    3. A final score is calculated and the rankings are evaluated.


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    India has some of the biggest companies in the world. And some of these leading companies are government run organizations. These public sector companies are present in the area of oil & gas, electricity, coal, power etc. These Indian PSU companies have a strong workforce, and owing to the large population served, these are one of the highest revenue and profit making companies in India. The top PSU companies in India include IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, Coal India followed by ONGC, NTPC, BHEL etc. Here is a list of the top 10 public sector (PSU) companies in India 2018 as per revenue.


    Quick Glance:

    Below are the top 10 PSU Companies in India 2018:

    1st Place : IOCL

    2nd Place : BPCL

    3rd Place : HPCL

    4th Place : ONGC

    5th Place : Coal India

    6th Place : NTPC

    7th Place : GAIL

    8th Place : Power Grid Corp

    9th Place : BHEL

    10th Place : Power Finance Corp

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top PSU India 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue):


    10) Power Finance Corporation

    This company is the finance company among the power companies and basically it is a financial institution.


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    The company has been awarded the KPMG- Infrastructure award recognizing the contribution towards development of the entire power sector. It is a Navratna company and the company’s funds are mainly sourced through the rupee denominated bonds. The credit rating of the company is very good both in India and abroad and therefore it can get and thereby give credit very easily and at cheap rates. There is also much of the short term borrowing activity that takes place within this company from other companies, banks and financial institutions. There are also records showing that this company has received ECB from the USA market and this is through the private placement route. Initially the operations were limited to giving credit to companies that were directly linked to the power sector but then of late the company is giving credit to those which have even a remote connection to power sector like the coal sector companies and generation companies. The Ultra-Mega power plants program of the government along with the R-APDRP program are the activity centers of this company. The main subsidiary of this company is the PFC consulting ltd, which is basically a wholly owned subsidiary and this company provides fee-based consulting services.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 27611

    Profits (INR Cr.): 2236


    9) BHEL

    This is a manufacturing and an engineering company that is founded by the government of India in the year 1964 and is headquartered in Delhi.


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    This also is a Maharatna company, and it produces electrical and mechanical equipment for various sectors which also include transportation like the railways, and transmission, oil and gas and other supporting industries. The major source of revenue is the sale of the required equipment for the necessary generation of power like turbines and boilers. Also, it supplied defence equipment like the Super Rapid Gun Mount naval guns to the Indian armed forces apart from the simulators which again was provided by BHEL. The main activities of this company are engineering, design, testing, servicing and commissioning products to sectors like defence, oil and natural gas, transportation, renewable energy etc. The company has about 19 functional units for manufacturing and there are 5 regional offices of this company. It has a market share of 75% in the power sector. Continuous project management is of the essence for this company considering the various number of projects that it takes up at any given point of time. The exports of this company are again impressive with a client base across 76 countries which are spread over 6 continents.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 29211

    Profits (INR Cr.): 457


    8) Power Grid Corporation

    This is a power utilities company incorporated on October 23, 1989 and is based in Gurugram, India.


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    PGC transmits around 50% of the entire power that is generated in India. The former subsidiary power system operation corporation limited handled the management of the power on the grid previously and there is also a telecom business of this company under the name POWERTEL. The original name was National Power Transmission Corporation Limited. The company is involved in other activities like the executing, designing, planning, operating, and maintenance of transmission systems. Initially the company was operating on a management basis and then later on it took over the assets of NTPC, NEEPCO, NHPC, THDC etc. slowly and commenced operation later. This company is also responsible for establishing and operationalizing the regional and national power grids. These power grids were required for the transfer of power within the regions with both stability and reliability and all the while safety. When the three companies were merged to form power grid the employees of these companies became the employees of power grid. The facilitation of power across all the grids was done by this company.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 26638

    Profits (INR Cr.): 7450


    7) GAIL

    The company is headquartered in Delhi and was incorporated in august 1984 but started the operations in gas sector in 1997.


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    The main activities of this company are natural gas, liquid hydrocarbon, LPG, transportation, transmission, marketing, distribution, generation of gas. GAIL occupied the 131st place among India’s most trusted brands according to the study conducted by the brand trust report. The areas where the blocks are located for this company are Krishna, Godavari, Cauvery, Assam-Arakan and Mahanadi. GAIL has also entered the telecom business lately apart from the venturing into sectors like deep water exploration etc. The largest pipeline of India is owned by GAIL. This is a cross-country pipeline with a total length of about 2300 km. The total pipeline length that this company owns is 11000 km spread across all the 22 states in India. The company also has seven LPG plants. It has a market share of 70% in gas transmission and marketing. The main subsidiaries are the GAIL gas limited, Brahmaputra cracker ad polymer limited, GAIL global pte limited, GAIL global (Singapore) pte limited, GAIL global (USA) and few joint ventures are Aavantika gas limited, Bhagyanagar gas limited, green gas limited, Indraprastha gas limited etc.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 49790

    Profits (INR Cr.): 3368


    6) NTPC

    This is a government company and the main activity of this company is generation of electricity.


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    Based out of Delhi, the company generates electricity, ensure distribution pan-India and then sells it to the government. It is also involved in activities like consultancy, project management, operation and management of plants. This company has 16% of the total capacity but produces 25% of the total need because of operating efficiencies that it focuses on. It produces 25 billion units of electricity in a month. The government holds approximately 65% of the total stake in this company. It also occupied the 300th position in the Forbes global list. The main joint venture of this company is with Ratnagiri gas and power private limited. Another way which it gets its revenues is through the hydro-electric power plants. The goal of the company is to become a 128000 MW company at least by 2032. The target is to now add around 14058 MW in its next plan. The turning points for this company came when it signed up with Sri Lanka and Ceylon electricity board for the setting up of a plant on their land so as to increase another 500 MW. another major MOU was signed with Japan which will enable the company to establish an alliance for the flow of information in these areas. These major steps along with a few more will catapult the company into a different growth trajectory.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 83819

    Profits (INR Cr.): 10719


    5) Coal India limited

    This company is the largest company in the world producing coal and these operations are done mostly through the 80 odd mining centers spanning across eight states in India.


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    More than 80% of the total coal production in India is done by Coal India Limited and is one of the largest in the world also. This company is controlled by the union government of India and also it was granted Maharatna status in the year 2011. It provides employment to around 335000 people under it. 50% of the total expenditure it incurred in a year was because of employee benefits. In order to acquire more coal blocks in and around India a joint venture with NTPC was formed in 2010 as a 50-50 partnership. The company initially had only 5 subsidiaries and then later on over the years it now has 7 wholly owned subsidiaries and another subsidiary which provides consultancy services for activities like planning, exploration etc. to all the other seven subsidiaries. There is also a wholly owned subsidiary in Mozambique, Africa; which is for the purpose of searching for coal mining in that country. The main blot on this company is what happened in 2011 when it was found that it was operating approximately 240 mines without any sort of environmental clearances whatsoever. It however claimed that the request for clearance was submitted to the Ministry of environment and forests; but this reason was not satisfying to the judiciary system in India.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 124976

    Profits (INR Cr.): 9265


    4) ONGC

    This company is headquartered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. This is controlled by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas.


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    This company fulfills the demand of around 30% of the total demand in the country and produces about 80% of the total supply in the market. It is also the largest traded public-sector company in India. In a particular year it was noted to be the most profitable company in India among the public-sector companies and also it occupied the 1st position in the top 250 global energy companies. ONGC has their operations across about 17 countries all over the world. This includes refining, marketing, transportation, drilling, production and development of alternative energy resources along with petroleum products. The major joint ventures to be talked about when it comes to ONGC is ONGC Tripura power company and ONGC Petro additions limited. The primary products of ONGC are crude oil and the natural gas. The assets of this company are in short looked at by the number of basins, plants, refineries etc. ONGC Videsh limited, a company that is responsible for all the foreign operations of ONGC acquired Talisman Energy’s 25% equity shares in a project called the great Nile oil project. After SBI this is the only second company that got a coin issued in its commemoration of the 50th anniversary. In 2012 ONGC made an announcement that they had found an oil field which would make its overall capacity increase drastically. From then on, the profits also have never dipped.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 136367

    Profits (INR Cr.): 20497


    3) HPCL

    HPCL is one of the largest companies in India. Oil and natural gas corporation owns around 51.11% shares in HPCL.


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    This company stands at 360+ place on the fortune global 500 list of the largest companies in the world in 2016. it has around 25% market share in India’s petroleum needs, and the refining capacity was 5.5 million metric tonnes in 1985 and this has increased over the years to almost around 15 metric tonnes in 2013. Even the profits of the company are fairly studied. This company was formed after the merger and acquisition by Esso Standard and Lube India limited. Also, the company has been nationalized and only a majority in the parliament can privatize this company. The main production centers of this company are in Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam. Other areas in which the production centers exist are Barmer, Mangalore, Bathinda etc. HPCL has the one of the biggest refinery which produces lube base oils. These are of international standard and this refinery satisfies a total of 40% of the overall lube production and that too in more than 100 varieties. There are 13 zonal offices and approximately 100 other regional offices. The marketing of this company is phenomenal. All the operations of the company are supported by a very good technology at the back end. The IT center for this company is in Hyderabad. HPCL was once upon a time 10th most valuable brand in India according to a survey done by economic times.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 191196

    Profits (INR Cr.): 8235


    2) BPCL

    This is another Maharatna company which is headquartered in Mumbai.


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    The two most important refineries of this company are located in Mumbai and Kochi, and it once occupied 350+ place in the fortune global 500 list of the world’s biggest companies. This company had the support from the international player- shell. Therefore, the initial years growth was not a problem. It was incorporated on November 3rd in the year 1952. The refinery in Mumbai was responsible for introducing the LPG cooking fuel to the homes of the people. The company saw a good turning point when it introduces the Beyond LPG offer to the Bharat gas customers. This service is accompanied with value added services and discounts which was launched only in two cities at a initial stage. Then later on it again capitalized on differentiation and value proposition by introducing speed petrol in Vishakhapatnam for the new age vehicles. It also partnered with companies like HUL and Honda which are not even in the same business as that of BPCL. Apart from these strategic ventures it also signed a partnership agreement with ONGC so that they could extract advantages in activities like exploration. Innovation for this company was always at the top priority and so the outcomes were sometimes in the form of vehicle care centers, speed97 etc. all in all the company has good growth potential.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 204241

    Profits (INR Cr.): 9506


    1) IOCL

    This company is one of the top most public-sector companies in India and also it was ranked 1st in the fortune India 500 list.


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    Also, IOCL secured the 160+ place in the fortune’s global 500 list of the world’s largest companies for 2017. The company employs more than 33000 people and at least half of these employees are in management positions. The company is into refining, exploration, and marketing and transportation of petroleum products. Mainly the activity is the refining of petroleum. Recently the company has put its money in alternative energy solutions. It has a very strong research and development arm in Faridabad, Delhi NCR. The company has subsidiaries in many countries and some of them also include the ones in Sri Lanka and Mauritius. The company is still on the lookout for strategic partnerships in the middle east and for exploration. In India itself the company has got partnerships with around 20 players. It accounts for almost more than half of the total demand and market share of petroleum in India. It operates 11 refineries out of the total 23 refineries that are operational in India. It recently had a partnership with ola and started a charging station which was the first in India. This single step towards innovative solutions and coping with the need of the hour always ensures that this company is on the top of the list of India’s best public-sector companies.

    Revenues (INR Cr): 359822

    Profits (INR Cr.): 19849


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. Consider the largest PSU companies in India

    2. Parameters like revenues and profits are taken and given weightages of 0.6 and 0.4

    3. The score is calculated and the final rankings are evaluated.


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    The car companies also known as automotive manufacturers is one of the world’s most important economic sector by revenue. This includes a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers. The top car companies in the world sell a range of vehicles like sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, trucks, buses etc. The list of top car brands in the world include Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, GM followed by Ford, Honda, SAIC, BMW etc. Here is a list of the top 10 car companies in the world 2018.


    Quick Glance:

    Below are the top 10 Car Brands in World 2018:

    1st Place : Toyota

    2nd Place : Volkswagen

    3rd Place : Daimler

    4th Place : General Motors

    5th Place : Ford Motor

    6th Place : Honda Motors

    7th Place : SAIC

    8th Place : BMW

    9th Place : Nissan

    10th Place : Fiat Chrysler

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Car Brands 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue, Market Cap):


    10. Fiat Chrysler

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is one of the leading car companies in the world.


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    The company engaged in the designing, engineering, manufacturing and selling of vehicles and related parts and services, components and production systems. The company has its operations and customer base worldwide through 150+ state-of-the art manufacturing facilities, many R&D centers, and dealers and distributors in nearly 150 countries. In 2014, the company was formed by bringing together Fiat and Chrysler into a new holding company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The company is among the top car companies in terms of revenue. The list of brands that the company works with are Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati etc the parts and service brand. The Group’s businesses also include engineering and manufacturing of iron, steel, systems etc. The total employee strength of the firm is around 236,000 employees generating a total revenue of 100+ billion euros. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also engages in the mass production of self-driving vehicles by collaborating with Waymo which is refereed to as the first-of-its kind collaboration. The company has already delivered Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo which was adapted for self-driving during the second half of 2016 and an additional 500 in 2017.


    Revenue (Bn $): 116.96

    Market Cap (Bn $): 30.72


    9. Nissan Motor

    Nissan Motor Corporation is a Japanese automaker having been established in the year 1933 at the Yokohama city in Japan.


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    Since then the company has evolved itself into a truly global company and has a strong global presence across all continents. The company is involved in the sales and manufacturing of automotive products such as automobiles, trucks and buses as well as other related auto-products. The company has its manufacturing facilities in as many as 20 countries worldwide and customers in more than 160 different nations.  The company owns a diverse range of world renowned brands which operates to produce a wide variety of products. The company’s well known revolutionary products ranges from the 100% electric Nissan Leaf to the super-performer Nismo. The company is also heavily investing in a portfolio of "green" technologies which includes clean diesels, efficient internal-combustion engines and hybrids. The company also gives special focus on the producing the zero emission vehicles, such as electric cars and fuel cell vehicles. Nissan is also known for its operations through forming strategic alliances. Renault currently has roughly around 43 percent share of Nissan while the Japanese carmaker has a 15 percent stake in its French counterpart. According to a recent report, there are chances that a deal would end the current alliance between the companies and marry them as one corporation. On September 2017 Nissan acquired a $2.2 billion controlling stake in Mitsubishi and hence making Mitsubishi an equal partner in the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The new name of the alliance now runs as Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance.


    Revenue (Bn $): 108.16

    Market Cap (Bn $): 43.85


    8. BMW group

    BMW group abbreviated as Bayerische Motoren Werke Group is one of the leading manufacturers of premium automobiles and motorcycles in the world.


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    Besides, the company also acts as the provider of premium financial and mobility services. The company trace back its inception in the year 1916 with its current headquarter in Munich, Germany and it has evolved itself as a truly global company with as many as 30+ production and assembly facilities in many countries and a global sales network. The company’s total employee strength is 120,000+ out of which around 90 percent of the employees are in automobile segment. BMW major models includes BMWi which is electric vehicles leading the way in alternative drive trains, lightweight design and aerodynamics, BMW M which is a pioneer in authentic motor-racing functionality with exclusive, sporty aesthetic appeal, Mini, Mini John Cooper Works, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars which is a very popular premium segment automobile and Motorrad, the motorcycle brand. The company is owned mostly by The Quandt family who are long-term shareholders of the company while the remaining stocks are owned by public float. BMW has a tradition of exceptional innovations. The company was the first to design aircraft engine with aluminum piston in the year 1917. It also designed the BMW328 which was the most successful car of 1930s by making its chassis lightweight and aluminum cylinder heads. Infact, the company has a significant motorsport history, especially in touring cars, Formula 1, sports cars and the Isle of Man TT. According to the recent report, more than 20 BMWs are participating in the Formula One.


    Revenue (Bn $): 104.13

    Market Cap (Bn $): 70.28


    7. SAIC Motor

    SAIC Motor Corporation Limited is the largest Chinese automaker enlisted in the Fortune 500 Global list.


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    The company has made to the elite list twelfth time in a row, reflecting on the company’s ever-expanding business. The company is also considered as belonging to the “Big 4” Chinese car brands owned by the government and has its headquarter in Shanghai, China but is operating worldwide. The company’s main business includes vehicles, components, auto trade & services, and financing. SAIC Motor has been dominating the auto market in China since 2006.with its current Domestic market share stands at around 23%. The Company has a new SAIC plant coming up in Thailand and is involved in constructing the vehicle and auto-parts park in Indonesian. They have also negotiated for the acquisition of GM India factory. In the international operation, the Company has witnessed a higher sales volume in the overseas key regional markets where the sales of MG brand and Maxus light commercial vehicles both increased by 20% and 53% respectively.  The company also operates through many joint ventures with renowned brands. Along with VW, SAIC has sold more than two million cars in China alone. SGMW maintained the first place in the sales market of vehicles in China and successfully broke into Top four companies with the largest sales volume of passenger vehicles in the domestic market.


    Revenue (Bn $): 113.86

    Market Cap (Bn $): 62.91


    6. Honda Motor

    Honda Motor Company is a Japanese multinational automotive and motorcycle company with its presence all around the globe.


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    The company deals in automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment and even boasts about running of Honda equipment or vehicles in all seven different continents including Antarctica. The company was incorporated in 1948 by Soichiro Honda and is headquartered at Tokyo, Japan. Honda is the sixth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind Toyota, Volkswagen Group, Daimler, General Motors and Ford Motors among Fortune 500 Global companies.  Founded in Japan in the year 1948, Honda have had a tremendous journey to being one of the leading manufacturers of the world. From opening of its first U.S. outlet in in 1950s, the company quickly grew fast to become a global brand.  Honda Motor became the first car company from Japan to be a net exporter from the United States, exporting 100,000+ Honda and Acura models, while importing 85000+. The Honda Clarity Series Cars which are the plug-in hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles has been named 2018 Green Car of the Year. Honda has some of the leading car brands and variants selling worldwide, namely City, CRV etc.


    Revenue (Bn $): 129.2

    Market Cap (Bn $): 62.12


    5. Ford Motor

    Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker incorporated in Delaware in the year 1919.


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    The company started by acquiring the business of a Michigan company, also known as Ford Motor Company, which had been incorporated in 1903 to produce and sell automobiles designed and engineered by Henry Ford. With about 200,000 employees worldwide, the Company makes and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, electric vehicles etc. Ford Motors vehicle brands includes Ford and Lincoln. In 2017, the company sold approximately 6,500,000+ vehicles at wholesale throughout the world. The company has multiple consolidated and unconsolidated Joint ventures. The consolidated Joint ventures includes Ford Lio Ho Motor Company Ltd., Ford Sollers Netherlands B.V and Ford Vietnam Limited. The unconsolidated joint ventures AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Changan Ford Automobile Corporation, Ltd., Ford Otomotiv Sanayi Anonim Sirket, JMC, etc.  Ford emerged comeback story from the Great Recession of 2008 is a model for inspiration. The company achieved this feat through restructuring and re-energizing its business. The company has had the achievement of being one of the companies having the highest sales in US. The company has also launched multiple models the previous year which includes F-150, EcoSport, Focus Electric, all-new Fiesta and all-new Expedition, and an all-new Lincoln Navigator.


    Revenue (Bn $): 151.8

    Market Cap (Bn $): 45.2


    4. General Motors

    General Motors is a global automotive company established in the year 1908.


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    With its global headquarter at Detroit, USA, the company operates in five continents across many countries. With an employee strength of 180,000 from 70+ nationalities, the company has a very diverse and dedicated team. General Motors functions with eight renowned distinctive brands across the globe which includes, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun, Wuling, and Jiefang. The company offers vehicles ranging from electric cars to heavy-duty full-sized trucks which talks volume about the firm’s global reach. The company has shown a remarkable performance the previous year. In 2017, the company delivered 9 million vehicles globally through its dealers which counts to over 12,450 selling vehicles in 125 different countries. General Motors is also going to open five new manufacturing facilities in China by this year end to support sales of nearly 5 million vehicles annually. The company also created the affordable all-electric Chevrolet bolt EV which offers up to an EPA-estimated 238 miles of pure electric range on a full charge. The company has been appreciated multiple times for its quality and performance. Chevrolet won the 2016 Motor Trend car and truck of the year, it has 19 2016-models with a 5-star overall vehicle score which is more than any manufacturer selling in USA and Chevrolet Volt is two-times winner of the Green Car of the Year Award. General Motors designed the crash test dummies which is now a global standard for frontal crash testing. It is also the first North American Auto Manufacturer to build a roll over test facility.


    Revenue (Bn $): 166.38

    Market Cap (Bn $): 52.57


    3. Daimler

    Daimler AG is one of the world’s biggest producer and supplier of premium cars and commercial vehicles all around the world.


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    The company has strong presence through Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, Daimler Trucks, Vans, Buses and Financial Services the company has its global presence in multiple domains. The company, Mercedes-Benz is also a specialist in all-terrain four wheel drive brands. In the year 2017, the company sales risen to 3.3 million altogether with Mercedes Benz accounting for 2.4 million of them which is more than ever before. The company recorded a revenue of 163.4 billion euros, again showing a jump of 7 percent as compared to the previous year. China has been one of the core reason for this remarkable performance by the group which saw a 28 percent rise in the sale of Mercedes-Benz. The company also performed exceedingly well in electric cars segment as 136,000 electric smart models were sold worldwide. Mercedes-Benz Cars also sets an unprecedented series of record of increasing its unit sales every month for more than four years – without a break. In April2017, unit sales grew compared with the prior-year month for the 50th month in succession. As a measure for future, Daimler is cooperating with Bosch to advance the development of highly automated driving and driverless cars.


    Revenue (Bn $): 169.48

    Market Cap (Bn $): 90.56


    2. Volkswagen

    Volkswagen Group is the second largest manufacturer of the world with its headquarter in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.


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    The group consists of two divisions: the automotive divisions and the financial services divisions. The automotive divisions further comprise of the passenger cars, the commercial vehicles and the Power engineering business areas. The vision of The Volkswagen passenger cars is “Moving people and driving them forward”. The Group has a reputation of owning big car names like Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, etc. In the year 2017, the company achieved a new record by delivering 1.07 crores vehicles worldwide. With its employee strength of around 6,42,300 the group is one of the largest employers in private sector. In the previous fiscal year, the sales revenue of the firm stood at 230.7 billion euro which is an increase by 6.2% year-on-year. The sales of Volkswagen passenger cars in 2017 totaled 3.6 million vehicles as compared to 4.3 million of the previous year. The decline was mainly because of the reclassification of the companies in the group. However, during the same period the company produced 6.3 million vehicles which was 4 % more than the previous year. In August,2017 the company rolled out its 150 millionth vehicle from assembly line at Volkswagen’s main plant in Wolfsburg. The company has launched its "TOGETHER – Strategy 2025" future program in order to transform its automotive core business and will among other things be launching a further 30-plus fully electric cars by 2025.


    Revenue (Bn $): 240.26

    Market Cap (Bn $): 99.73


    1. Toyota Motors

    Toyota Motor Corporation is the largest automaker of the world. It is a Japanese multinational firm having a global presence.


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    With its headquarter in Aichi, Japan, the company has grown to become the world’s fifth largest firm in terms of revenue. The company operates through more than 50 overseas manufacturing plants spread over 30 countries and regions of the world. This covers all the broad regions of the world including North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia-Oceania and Europe.  The company has reached its 75 years since inception very recently. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the company has compiled 75 Years of Toyota. In the financial year 2017-18, the company gained a total revenue of 6.4% from the previous year. The company’s total sales stood at approx. 9 million vehicles worldwide generating a revenue of 29,000+ billion yen. Toyota Motors has a commitment towards innovations which help them towards a high performance in Motor-Sports. Toyota also takes initiatives to involve the customers towards the future they dream of. Toyota shows commitment to safety by Introducing the "Integrated Safety Management Concept". Through this the company supports the driver in each stage of driving (Parking, Active Safety, Pre-Collision Safety, Passive Safety and Rescue) by integrating each system.


    Revenue (Bn $): 254.69

    Market Cap (Bn $): 206.06


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading car companies in the world are considered.

    2. Parameters like revenues and market cap are taken and given weightages of 60% and 40% respectively.

    3. A final score is calculated and the rankings are evaluated.


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    Ecommerce sector is growing with double digit growth rate. Retail ecommerce sales able to achieve a figure of 2.3 trillion US dollars. It has been forecasted that by 2021, it will touch figure of around 4.8 trillion US dollars. U.S & China amounted to sales of worth 1.6 trillion US dollars which accounts 70% of the overall ecommerce sales in the world. Ecommerce growth rate in U.S was close to 15% and overall ecommerce sector in Asia-Pacific region had grown at a rate of 30%. Below listed companies are the world’s top 10 ecommerce sites if revenue and growth rate is taken into consideration while ranking them. The top ecommerce companies include names like Amazon, JD, Walmart, Alibaba followed by Booking.com, Rakuten, Shopify etc. Here is a list of the top 10 eCommerce companies in the world 2018.

    Quick Glance:

    Below are the top eCommerce Companies in World 2018:

    1st Place : Amazon

    2nd Place : JD.com

    3rd Place : Alibaba

    4th Place : Walmart

    5th Place : Booking Holdings

    6th Place : Shopify

    7th Place : Rakuten

    8th Place : Otto

    9th Place : eBay

    10th Place : Asos

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Asos

    ASOS.com is a British online fashion store aimed at youngsters and adults having a popular brand recall.


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    It was founded by Nick Robertson and Quentin Griffiths in the year 2000 and is headquartered in Camden Town, at Greater London House and has its major fulfilment centre located in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Asos sells over 80000 brands and has its own range of clothing. Asos.com is a global online beauty and fashion retailer offers menswear, womenswear, jewellery, footwear and beauty products. It ships their products over 140 countries through various warehouses in UK, China, US and Europe. ASOS basically abbreviated to the term AsSeenOnTheScreen limited. ASOS has over 4500 employees and is largest independent fashion online store in UK. Recently they launched a marketing campaign intended to take full advantage of the Instagram Stories’ feature encouraged users to upload pictures or videos of ASOS products and they were able to generate almost 3 million footprints in UK itself. By 2018 it has around 10 million downloads and app has a key feature that allows users to upload pictures of clothing they like and the app will return the product similar or close to the uploaded product.


    9. eBay

    eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in the year 1995, it is a ecommerce company based out in San Jose, California.


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    It provides people the option to buy or sell wide variety of products or services worldwide and it follows both B2C and C2C kind of business model. The company listed almost every saleable item by year 2000 and the business grew quickly. Company connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world. They used robust technology to power their platform which enables sellers to offer their inventory and list their items on their platform and let customers to find and purchase it, virtually anytime and anywhere. It has its operations in more than 30 countries. eBay has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. It has around 170 million active buyers worldwide and able achieve GMV of $24.4 billion. For the Q4, eBay reported revenue of around $2.6 billion. It has crossed downloads of 391 million across the globe. It widely uses analytics to analyse the aspects of buying and selling behaviour so that they can enhance the customer experience. eBay had some of the biggest technology firms in the last years like Paypal, Skype, Stubhub etc. eBay generates revenue by charging the listing fees from sellers and some commission from sellers on the sale of product through their platform.


    8. Otto

    The Otto group is one of the biggest ecommerce companies mainly based in France and Germany and has its operations in more than 20 countries.


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    It was founded by Werner Otto as a mail order company in Hamburg, and in less than 2 years of its operations, Otto was able to increase its turnover by a factor of 5. In the year 1995, Otto goes online and made available extensive range of products online. The group offers new concept of variety of products and range to cater to the changing needs of the consumer in the retail sector. The company now provides services related to logistics, transport and quality services to the companies outside the group or to its partners. In the year 2000, Otto group was able to secure 2nd position in B2C business after Amazon. OTTO group was able to position itself as the world’s largest online retailer for fashion and lifestyle products. Otto also launched augmented reality stores where users can try on items from nearby Otto store in front of their webcam and later they can post their pics on social networking site like Facebook. Otto group incorporated new idea of open commerce where with the help of technology, it compliments its own fashion range by using user generated content comprising ideas from third parties. This gives customers new access to shop assortment.


    7. Rakuten

    Rakuten is a Japanese ecommerce company based in Tokyo and was founded by Hiroshi Mikitani 1977.


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    Rakuten is a Japanese word which means Optimism, is also called as Amazon of Japan, offering thousands of products online. It offers digital content, fin-tech solutions and ecommerce services to over 1 billion members around the world. It has total strength close to around 15,000 employees worldwide. It expands its operations through joint venture and acquisition. It acquired Buy.com, play.com, viber etc. to mark its presence in different countries. It also invested in companies like Pinterest, AHA life, Lyft, Acrons etc. and also it has its own online marketing business, Rakuten Marketing. The company went public in year 2000, at that time it had 2300 stores and 95 million page views per month making it as the most famous site in Japan. Rakuten was one of the first major companies which started accepting bitcoins for payments across its global marketplaces. Rakuten to market its platform signed one of the biggest deal with FC Barcelona, one of the most famous football team in Europe with its name appearing on players jerseys. In 2018, group purchased Marine and Asahi fire from one of the Japans leading bank Nomura for an estimated 46 billion yen. This will Rakuten’s first investment in general insurance sector and the Asahi will become company’s wholly owned subsidiary which will provide accident, fire and automotive insurance to corporate clients and various other consumers.


    6. SHOPIFY

    Shopify was founded by Tobias Lütke, Scott Lake and Daniel Weinand.


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    It is a Canadian ecommerce company having its headquarter in Ottawa, Ontario. This company is having more than 6 lakh merchants using its platform and shopify has been able to achieve Gross Merchandise value of $55 billion. The founders of Shopify firstly attempt to open online store for Snowboarding equipment’s and this startup was named as Snowdevil but they were unsatisfied with existing ecommerce products in the market which lead them to launch their own ecommerce platform known as Shopify. In 2009 they launched Shopify app store and API platform which can be used by developers to develop apps for online stores and sell those on Shopify app store. The app lets their online store owners to manage their stores using their mobile devices. Shopify has also been named as Ottawa’s fastest growing ecommerce company by Ottawa business journal in year 2010. The company then launched a Shopify payments platform which allowed consumers to pay directly through credit cards without requiring a third party payment gateway. The company went public in the year 2015 and was able to raise more than $131 million. Amazon.com announced the closure of its Amazon webstore services for its merchant and chose Shopify as a preferred migration provider and also, Amazon integrated with Shopify which allowed Shopify merchants to sell on Amazon from their Shopify store. This exercise actually helped Shopify in increasing their stock value by almost 10%.


    5. BOOKING HOLDINGS

    Booking holdings was earlier named as Priceline.com and it has its headquarter in US.


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    It was founded by JS Walker in the year 1997, and Priceline went public in the year 1999 and was able to generate $13 Billion through IPO. Price started its business by selling gasoline, groceries, telephone services, second hand goods, home mortgages, online travel site and new cars under its name your own price service. Priceline discontinue some services to focus more on travel business in the year 2000. Priceline was able to generate its first profit in the year 2001. Priceline also enters into retail hotel business in the year 2004 by acquiring a majority stake in TravelWeb. It also acquires Activehotel.com, an online hotel booking company in Europe. To grow further they acquired booking.com in the year 2005 which is now world’s largest accommodation website today. Priceline further acquired companies in online hotel space and surpassed Expedia to become India’s largest online hotel reservation service. Priceline group was also named as Fortune most admired company as well as most innovative company in the travel space. It operates its website in more than 40 languages and 200 countries. In 2016, it was able to sell more than 7 million air tickets through its platform, consumer booked 557 million room nights of accommodation and 66 million rental car days. One of its subsidiary rentalcars.com was awarded world’s leading car rental app.


    4. Walmart

    Walmart Inc. is an US retail giant and was founded by Sam Walton in the year 1962.


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    Walmart has more than 11000 stores and is operating across 28 countries under 58 different names. Walmart was able to generate $480 billion of revenue and was able establish it as world’s largest company by revenue according to Fortune Global 500 list in 2016. The revenue generated through its ecommerce operations is just 4% of its overall revenue. Walmart is famous among its customers because Walmart customers able to purchase products at very low price on any day. The reason behind selling items at lower price is that Walmart is able to achieve economies of scales. Walmart analyse large amount of user data which allows them to optimise their operations by predicting consumer’s habits. Now Walmart is focussing more on expanding online commerce. In year 2016, it acquired Jet.com to compete with Amazon.com. Walmart’s US ecommerce CEO considering doubling their warehouses for ecommerce to enhance consumers digital experience. In early 2006 when India had strict FDI regulations, Walmart announced a joint venture with Bharti Enterprise. Bharti enterprise would handle the front end retail stores and Walmart takes care of cold chain and logistics. Now Walmart is in talks to buy India’s ecommerce giant Flipkart at a valuation close to $20 billion. If the deal goes through, it will pose a great threat and competition to Amazon’s India ecommerce operations.


    3. Alibaba

    Alibaba is one of the China’s biggest ecommerce firms and was founded by 18 people led by Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou in 1999.


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    Jack Ma believed that it will empower small businesses and will level the playing field by leveraging innovation and technology to compete in the global economies. They enable the businesses to transform their way of doing business by providing them fundamental technological infrastructure so that they can leverage the power of internet to engage with the users and customers. As the name suggests it opens for small- to medium-sized companies. Alibaba is the most valuable retailer in the world since 2014 and has its operations expanded in more than 200 countries. In year, 2018 it became the 2nd Asian company to break the $500 billion valuation mark. In the early phase Soft bank, Goldman Sachs invested heavily in Alibaba. In 2016, company was able to achieve GMV of $478 billion and aims to double it by 2020. The company accounted for 80% of the total online sales happening in their nation through their online portal in 2014 and feature around billion of products due to which it was featured in the world’s top 20 most visited sites. Alibaba is planning to spend 500 billion yuan over five years to build robust logistic network in China and around the world.


    2. JD.COM

    JD.COM is a Chinese B2C ecommerce company. Company is headquartered in Beijing, China.


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    Formerly it was known with a name 360buy and currently this platform has more than 260 million active users, who are engaged with offers, new products and much more. Company was founded by Liu Quiangdong in 1998, that’s why it is also known with a name Jingdong. The company firstly started its business as optical magneto store but soon they diversified, selling mobile phones, electronics etc. the company is making use of AI and high tech technology to improve its delivery system. JD.COM now offers wide variety of products, almost across every major category like FMCG, food, home appliances, apparel etc. They possess largest drone delivery system, robots and autonomous technology, delivery through drones. They are currently testing autonomous robots for making deliveries and also they are investing huge amount in building drone delivery airports, driverless deliveries using autonomous trucks etc. This company was able to achieve record by selling products of worth $19 billion in a single day in the year 2017. The company is also famous for its Jingteng’s plan, this strategy provides brand owners information about the accurate target consumer groups and helps merchants to achieve effective and accurate marketing which helps them in increasing their sales further. Walmart sold its ecommerce business in the year 2016 to JD.COM to get 5% equity stake in JD.COM. JD.COM is planning to increase its presence across Europe, UK and France in coming years.


    1. Amazon

    Amazon is an US based ecommerce giant. It was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.


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    It is the number 1 ecommerce company in the world if measured in terms of Market capitalization and revenue. Jeff Bezos firstly started it as online bookstore and later they diversified to sell whole range of products, which has now become the world’s largest online shopping platform. This can be found in company’s logo as well which has curved arrow shaped like smile representing from A to Z which suggests that company has every product from A to Z. Jeff Bezos initially named it as Cadabra, Inc but later it was named as Amazon which was the biggest river in the world and also Amazon was a place that was exotic and different. Amazon initially for almost 5 years did not make any profit due to its unusual business model. But Amazon survived and made first profit in the year 2001 that proved Bezos' unconventional business model could succeed. Amazon has nearly 3.5 Lakh employees and every employee works with a mindset that how they can create value for the customers. Due to such vision, Amazon was able to achieve $100 billion mark in annual revenues in the year 2015.Amazon has its presence in many countries and now investing huge amount of money to expand its operations in India as well. In year 2016, Jeff Bezos announced investment of $3 Billion in India. It announced to acquire Whole foods, a supermarket chain of 400 stores to strengthen its physical presence and to challenge Walmart’s supremacy in brick and mortar stores.


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading ecommerce and online shopping brands are taken.

    2. Parameters like revenues and growth are taken and given weightages of 90% and 10% respectively.

    3. A final composite score is calculated and the rankings are derived.



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