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    The insurance industry has been dynamic and very much competitive in recent years. The insurance industry is on the verge of getting disrupted for which technological changes, customers’ expectations for 24 hours service and changes in regulations and standards are cited as the main reasons. Hence, the whole insurance marketplace is getting redefined. The top insurance companies include names like Berkshire Hathaway, AXA, Ping An followed by Allianz, Japan Post, Prudential etc. Here is the list of the top 10 Insurance companies in world 2018 based on Revenues and Profits.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and Top Insurance Companies in the world 2018:

    1st Place : Berkshire Hathaway

    2nd Place : AXA

    3rd Place : Ping AN

    4th Place : Allianz

    5th Place : Japan Post

    6th Place : Prudential

    7th Place : China Life

    8th Place : Generali

    9th Place : People's Insurance Company of China

    10th Place : Metlife

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Insurance Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue, Profits):

    10. MetLife Inc

    Metlife originated in year 1868 and since then has contributed a lot in financial services providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management.

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    Metlife is headquartered in NewYork, USA. With employee base of 58000 it is a well-known leader in insurance world for innovation and for splendid protection planning and launch of solutions in retirement and savings. It has five segments- Asia, USA, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa and Metlife Holdings. Through organic growth, acquisitions, joint ventures and other partnerships, they have strong global presence over 60 countries. In 2013, Metlife foundation has committed to have financial inclusion of low-income and poor individuals and families. For this, now they follow five-year plans of $200 million. The company through MetLife Customer Solutions Center has become much customer focused and provide them security and trust. Metlife customer service has employed 2,100 representatives and sales agents who attend and resolve around 32 million pre-sales and post sales problems of customers. This company is ranked 10th in its 2018 top Insurance companies list.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 64.4

    Profit: 4.4

    9. The People’s Insurance Company (PICC)

    The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited was established in 1949 headquartered in Beijing, China.

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    Within 69 years, it succeeded to becoming among the top insurance companies in the world. It is a state-owned company which promotes insurance services through Asset Management company Limited and Property and Casualty Company limited- its two subsidiaries. This company provides a variety of insurance services ranging from Property and Casualty, Life and health insurance, Asset management and Reinsurances inside the group. With employee base of more than 1lac, company worked a lot towards marketization and prevention of financial risks in P&C insurance. In face of the complex and fierce market competition, this segment strengthened strategic guidance, redesigned organizational structure, inspired and implemented proactive financial policy, assessed market benchmarking and promoted upgrades. The result is remarkable with an increase of 20% on annual net income. This company is ranked 9th in its 2018 Insurance companies list.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 70

    Profit: 2.4

    8. Generali

    Generali is one of the largest insurance companies in the world.

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    Generali offers a variety of solutions to the customers like life insurance, health insurance and other financial services. The company has a strong worldwide presence and has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide. Generali has an expert workforce which provides solutions to customers based on their needs and requirements. The company is based out of Italy and was found in the year 1831. The subsidiary brands of the company includes names like Genertel, Alleanza Toro, Ina Assitalia, Europ Assistance Group. The Generali group has a strong customer base in Europe and has over the last few years had a strong presence in America, Asia and Africa as well. With a good brand value, the company has established in the minds of the consumers through various marketing and advertising activities. The company has sponsored several global events as well as sports teams in Italy, France and other European countries.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 93.1

    Profit: 2.4

    7. China Life Insurance

    China Life Insurance Company Limited was established in 2003 headquartered in Beijing, china.

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    This 70% state-owned firm is a leading life insurance company and one of the largest asset management firm in China. Apart from individual and group life insurance services, it also provides a wide variety of insurances such as accident and health insurance, reinsurance, Fund investment both long term and short term. Being customer-oriented, the Company started its business process reengineering, constructed a new business model and technological infrastructure. In order to ease and improve customer experience and operational efficiency, it launched more than 20 new applications. In this way, the Company has taken a remarkable step towards technological transformation and now started working in an Internet-based operation and management mode. With the help of largest market share in terms of Gross written premiums, the company reinforced first-mover advantage in rural markets and improved competitive atmosphere in large- and medium sized cities. 

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 97.1

    Profit: 6

    6. Prudential

    Prudential Financial Inc. was founded in 1872 in Ohio, USA.

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    It basically has insurance and investments as two primary businesses however, it also engages in additional insurance specialties through its subsidiaries and affiliates. The employee strength is around 50,000. It scored rank 111 in Forbes Global 2000 list of 2018. In 2018, the company decided to divide up into two entities. M&G Prudential is one of the leading retirement and savings businesses in UK and Europe. Another group i.e. the international Group will combine Asia, US and Africa businesses and will take advantage of growth opportunities here. Throughout the demerger process, the company has kept customer as topmost priority. In 2017, the Group published its first environmental, social and governance report, demonstrating that how it deals with stakeholders and customers alike with the same sense of responsibility and commitment and how it engages with investors and regulators on ESG risks and solutions. Apart from core business activities, the company also focusses on financial education, disaster preparedness and social inclusion. 

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 111.5

    Profit: 3.1

    5. Japan Post Holdings

    With a huge employee base of around 2.5 lacs, this company is the Number One Japanese insurance company headquartered in Tokyo.

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    Japan Post Insurance company Limited offers Life insurance, medical insurance, automobile insurance and Education endowment in addition to ordinary endowments. It connects and sells to customers through agencies and its own post offices which can be found in every corner of the country as bases of operations. Using Post offices helps it in two ways- nation wide network availability and reach to individuals and households. With regards to products and services, it promoted an initiative called “Kampo Platinum Life Service” to offer elderly customer-friendly services that emphasize a sense of security and trust by improving contacts with all of its customers-individuals and corporates. The group is ranked 45th in Forbes Global 2000 List 2018. The company has wholesale divisions placed in 76 major cities nationwide. Through these units, products and services are sold directly and primarily to corporate and worksite markets. From April 2017, use of IBM Watson in daily business improved operational efficiency. This Insurance division of this company is ranked 5th in its 2018 Insurance companies list.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 116.6

    Profit: 0.4

    4. Allianz Insurance

    Allianz Insurance was established in 1890 in Munich, Germany.

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    Since then, this company has been very competitive in insurance industry and now operates in 70+ countries around the world with 1,43000 workforces. In 2018, Allianz is ranked among the top Forbes Global 2000 list. With core businesses in Insurance and Asset management, it offers a wide range of property-casualty and life/health insurance products to both retail and corporate customers. For P&C segment, these include motor, accident, property, general liability, travel insurance and assistance services. It is the leading P&C insurer worldwide and comes in top five in the Life/Health insurance business. The Allianz group has come a long way and delivered net income of $6.8 billion in this year in spite of numerous natural disasters. For this success, the company gives credit to the global strategy program “Renewal Agenda”. Under this program, they started focus on Technical excellence and Customer satisfaction which helped them in 3% growth in annual revenue. The customer satisfaction has reached above average level in more than 60% of the businesses. According to Brand Finance, Allianz has the second highest brand value of all the global insurance companies. This brand is known for quality and expertise, trust and reliability- all these attributes have been intact with Allianz in the last few decades.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 122.5

    Profit: 7.7

    3. Ping AN Insurance

    Ping AN Insurance among the top insurance companies in the world.

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    This company was established in 1988 with its headquarter in Shenzen, China. The firm has approximately 320,000+ dynamic workforce and is the largest and most valuable insurer of the world, worth $217 billion as of January 2018. It operates through three subsidiaries namely Ping An Bank, Ping An Securities and Ping An Trust. According to Brand Finance, this company has the highest brand value among all Insurance companies internationally. It comes in rank 16 in Forbes Global 2000 list of 2018. The company has positioned itself as World leading technology powered Personal Finances services group. It has two focuses- Pan Financial assets and Pan Health Care and two growth models- Finance plus Technology and Finance plus Ecosystem. It has achieved continuous CAGR of 25-29% in Total earnings and Total assets since many years. It is engaged in a diverse variety of businesses such as Life and Health, Property and casualty, Banking, Trust, Securities, Fintech and Health-tech and other Asset management. Ping An Bank’s retail strategic transformation generated positive effects as the bank’s revenue and net profit from retail banking grew by 41.7% and 68.3% year on year respectively.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 141.6

    Profit: 13.9

    2. AXA

    AXA is a very old company which was established in 1852 in Paris, France.


    The name was intentionally chosen so as to be easily pronounced by people belonging to any language. It has presence in Asia, North America, Western Europe and the Middle East with workforce of approximately 100,000. This company is specialized in Life, Health, Protection and P&C commercial lines segments. With approx 100 million customers in 56 nations worldwide, the company scored rank 27 in Forbes 2000 list of 2018. Recently, the group has restructured its organization and divided itself into six segments of operation – International, France, Asia, USA, Europe and Transversal and Central Holdings. For expanding customer reach to SMEs and individuals, it is developing Parametric Insurance solutions through AXA Global Para metrics unit. AXA works not only in insurance field but also in banking, asset management, investment and other financial branches. It distributes products through exclusive and non-exclusive channels including exclusive agents, salaried sales forces, direct sales, banks, as well as brokers, independent financial advisors, aligned distributors or wholesale distributors and partnerships.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 149.9

    Profit: 6.7

    1.  Berkshire Hathaway

    Berkshire Hathaway is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Nebraska, USA.

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    With a shareholder equity of $348 billion, Berkshire Hathaway is one of the oldest player in insurance industry which had been established in 1839. Its products and services are available through individual agencies and brokers. It is engaged in a diverse number of business activities among which Insurance and Reinsurance business are primary ones. These two businesses are conducted through numerous domestic and foreign based insurance entities. In 2014, by forming Berkshire Hathaway specialty Insurance this company entered into commercial insurance. With Asian regional offices in Singapore, Hongkong, Malaysia and Macau, BHSI recently has established an office in Dubai where it concentrates on specialty and commercial insurance in the lines of construction, marine, property, casualty, energy, professional and executive. Berkshire’s insurance companies maintain capital strength at exceptionally high levels, which differentiates them from their competitors. The company has an employee base of approx. 3.6 lacs.

    Parameters ($billion)

    Revenue: 235.2

    Profit: 39.7

    Rank Methodology:

    1. Top 20 companies are shortlisted from all over the world.

    2. Parameters like Revenue & Profits are chosen.

    3. Weightages of 70% & 30% are given respectively and the total is calculated to evaluate the ranks.

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    Television is an area which has remained intact in the human lifestyle since 1934 when first TV was introduced. Many technologies and electronics devices entered and left but this device is the one which kept evolving technologically and its sales increased only. From black and white to Large seamless TV screens, Television has grown vigorously in the last 84 years not only in look and feel but also in size, services and features. The list of top TV brands has names like Samsung, LG, Sony, TCL followed by Hisense, Sharp, Panasonic etc. Here are the top 10 TV brands in the world 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and Top TV Brands in the world 2018:

    1st Place : Samsung

    2nd Place : LG Electronics

    3rd Place : TCL

    4th Place : Sony

    5th Place : Hisense

    6th Place : Sharp

    7th Place : Panasonic

    8th Place : Skyworth

    9th Place : Vizio

    10th Place : Toshiba

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top TV Brands 2018 with Ranking Parameters :

    10. Toshiba

    Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo. Being 142 years old, it is the oldest company in our list.

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    It makes a variety of products in communications, electronics, electricals and medical domain, and it made the first Japanese transistor television in 1959. In 2000s, Toshiba used to supply televisions manufactured by Orion Electric under its own brand name. BY 2006, it stopped production of Cathode ray and Plasma TVs and made considerable investment in Digital TVs and LCD displays. Because of the 2015 accounting scandal, Toshiba lost a large piece of its market value and got into indebtedness. Hisense recently acquired Toshiba and is continued to sell TVs under Toshiba brand. In 2018, it has unveiled a series of TVs which will compete biggest rivals in price affordability with identical technology and amazing experience. Toshiba is one of the leading TV brands which has is presence spread across the world. Customers have a wide variety of TV options available which includes wifi enabled internet browsing, HDMI, USB inputs etc. Toshiba ensures that the brand has a strong brand recall owing to excellent advertising and marketing through TVCs, online ads, OOH, billboards etc.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 2

    Revenue: 6.15

    Market Cap: 0.034

    9. Vizio

    Vizio is an American company headquartered in California and was founded in 2002.

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    Vizio is known for aggressively marketing televisions on price and beating competition. It sells mainly television sets and within five years of its launch, it was able to sell approx 6 lacs TVs in America in 2007, as a result became the largest seller of LCD TV. It got overwhelmed by such positive response and expanded to sell internationally. Now it sells almost all kinds of contemporary televisions. Vizio aims to deliver high performance smarter products at cheap price. Recently, it launched premium quality Quantum 4k HDR smart TV which it boasts to give immersive natural viewing experience along with unparalleled smart home functionalities. The company has got a strong distribution network, which enables the TVs to be available for sale at different geographies. Moreover, with the growing impact of ecommerce brands and online shopping, the availability of Vizio TVs through various channels gives the business a huge boost.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 2.5

    Revenue: 3.5

    Market Cap: 3.3

    8. Skyworth

    Hong Kong Skyworth Digital Holdings Co. Ltd. was founded 30 years back in 1988 at Guangdong, China.

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    This company is also an OEM which means it lets retail sell televisions under their own brand name instead of Skyworth. It is a well-known brand in China and won several awards & recognition in television sector since 2011, and has constantly provided customers with the best technology & features. By 2014, its brand value rose to 8.98 billion USD after growing non-stop for six consecutive years. Skyworth sell televisions under the brand name Coocaa and is the world’s first to release Full color Gamut4K TV. By 2014, it also came in the cluster of companies selling highly demanded OLED TVs along with LCD and LED ones. After constant efforts of 30 years, Skyworth deserves to be in 8th position globally because it adhered to its belief of making core industries strong and relevant industries big. A wide range of TVs give the customers plenty of options to chose from. The company keeps on investing in research and development so that the latest in consumer electronics can be served to the customer. The business of Skyworth is also shining across the world due to its excellent distribution and availability through multi brand retail outlets and through ecommerce portals.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 3.8

    Revenue: 5.45

    Market Cap: 2.142

    7. Panasonic

    Panasonic Corporation formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. was established in Osaka, Japan in 1918.

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    In primitive years, it used to manufacture lightbulb sockets, Bicycle lamps under the brand name “National”. It was in 1950s when the company started manufacturing 17-inch monochrome TV and by end of 1970s started exporting televisions from Japan to US and Europe. From 2006 onwards, Panasonic stopped production of Analog televisions and focussed completely on digital TVs. It moved very aggressively and fast in flat screen Televisions segment and quickly became popular in Plasma TVs worldwide. In 2010, Panasonic is among the firsts to bring 3D TV in 152-inch size which was the largest among all the rival companies. These TV comes with 3D glasses and Blue-ray disc players. In 2011, Panasonic acquired Sanyo electric co. ltd. making it a wholly subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Because of sudden explosion of LED/LCD TVs in the market and aggressive marketing by competitors, Panasonic which claimed Plasma TVs to be leading in the market got folded in a corner which compelled it to withdraw from US TV market by 2017. Still, its television is very easily available in other parts of the world. Now it makes LED,LCD,4k UHD and even OLED TV models which only LG and Sony makes in this industry. Like other manufacturers, Panasonic ahs also witnessed double digit growth in TV sale.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 2.9

    Revenue: 18.74

    Market Cap: 17.9

    6. Sharp

    By being 105 years old, Sharp is a very old electronics company in our list based out in Sakai, Japan.

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    Surprisingly, it got its name from the founder’s first invention ie the world popular ever-sharp mechanical pencil. Its electronics journey started from Japanese Radio sets, calculators and basic amplifiers and receivers. It was in 1980s when sharp partnered with Nintendo and produced the first Sharp Nintendo television. Television business was going well until 2005 when its business started experiencing huge loss.  In 2016, Foxconn Electronics acquired sharp brand. Despite its troubles, it remained a world leader in Liquid Crystal Display technology and a leading TV brand. Sharp re-entered Television industry with a bang and launched LED, LCD and UHD televisions under very popular Aquos brand. The speciality of these TVs is Quattron technology which not only gives unique colours identical to nature but also is environment and power friendly.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 4.2

    Revenue: 17.48

    Market Cap: 4.422

    5. Hisense

    Hisense is one of the largest TV manufacturer brands in the world.

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    It was established in 1969 around by Government of China in Shandong and has since then become one of the most prominent TV companies worldwide. It has two companies namely Hisense Electric and Hisense Kelon electrical holdings along with many other subsidiaries. It has 13 manufacturing units across china and sell products across 130 countries. It is well known as Original Equipment manufacturer for making electronic goods to be marketed by other companies. In 2015, it started selling televisions in the brand name of Sharp in America. In 2017, it bought 65% share in Toshiba TV business taking a leap in the Television market shares. Hisense grew mainly because of frequent purchase of technology from foreign firms such as Toshiba, Qualcomm among many others. Decade 1990s was a boon to the company as it acquired 10 failing electronic companies and leveraged itself in technology, innovation and size. Understanding the importance of R&D, it invests a lot of capital in this domain- 5% of the annual revenue which made it the leader in laser Display technology. Hisense primarily focussed on flat panel TVs which is number one in China in the last 12 consecutive years. It developed the world’s first laser Cinema TV in 2014. In CES awards, its TV model ULED and 4k Laser Cast won “Global display tech gold award of the year” in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Hisense believes that high level of quality creates strong long lasting reliable products and for this continued innovation and great service is very important.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 6

    Revenue: 5.256

    Market Cap: 2.25

    4. Sony Electronics

    Today’s Sony started its journey long back in 1955 when it started producing Transistor Radios which received a worldwide commercial success.

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    Soon, it started research and development in communication and successfully delivered world’s first direct-view portable transistor TV in 1960. Within two years, it came with the world’s smallest and lightest monochrome TV too. Sony manufactured televisions under the name LCD Wega until 2005 when it shifted to BRAVIA series of televisions which is actually a completely independent subsidiary of Sony Corporation and not just a brand of products. Under BRAVIA, many television series were launched-some were discontinued and some are still bought by consumers. They are BX series-small LCD TV, EX series-mid size available in LED and LCD both, NX series- extra feature of Corning gorilla glass, HX series- X-Reality pro picture engine and skype camera in addition to all features of NX, NSX series- powered by Google TV and the most recent one being Android TVs- available in medium to wide screens. Android TVs have got much smarter. It gives an array of ecstatic choices-personalised recommendations for videos/audios/programs on the home screen, one tap ease of connection to mobile/tablets/laptops, all kinds of gaming, control TV through remote with built in mic and many more. Both OLED and LCD based TVs are flagship models of BRAVIA which is high on demand worldwide not only because of technology but self-illuminating slim design.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 5.6

    Revenue: 9.17

    Market Cap: 34.5

    3. TCL

    TCL has been commercially rebranded in 2014 to give a new meaning to its name-The Creative Life.

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    This company is very old approximately 37 years and is based out in Guangdong, China and currently it operates in more that 80 cities across the world- with 20 manufacturing units and 35 Research and development centres. In 2010, It got listed on Hong Kong stock exchange so as to raise fund for making LCD and LED Television screens and collaborated with Shenzen Government to set up manufacturing plant worth $4billion. Being very much strategic, in recent years it acquired Palm brand from HP and started making smartphones in the name of brand BlackBerry. TCL has now focussed on developing nations’ market trying to penetrate deeper to achieve regional awareness and purchases. In India, it recently launched “iFalcon” which is highly customised to meet Indian market needs. This TV has partnered directly with Online video streaming websites such as Netflix, YouTube and Eros, hence providing end to end home entertainment requirements and amazing smart home experience.  The organisational structure is fully vertically integrated which allows it to facilitate state of the art factories because of which it is capable of making each and every component of Television on its own. It aims to continuously develop highly innovative products and provide customer delight in the mass electronics market. It is among top three Chinese companies in registering highest number of patents each year.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 10.9

    Revenue: 2.52

    Market Cap: 2.8

    2. LG Electronics

    LG is widely known for the smile it creates through its prominent logo which means Life’s Good.

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    It is based out in Seoul, South Korea and will cross 60 glorious years this October in electronics industry. LG is recognised as a pioneer in Korean Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines and Air Conditioners, and is a leader in the TV segment. Not only this, it was the first to develop plasma TV with 60-inch display and the first to bring 84-inch Ultra-HD TV for sale. Despite of a few international controversies based on its operations and human rights, it is able to continue the legacy of being in top television selling leaders. LG is renowned for the premium quality OLED TV sets. It makes the best of OLED TVs in the industry with superb picture quality and design. It has strategized to focus on premium market segment more than volume based huge sales. Looking back to the double-digit percent increase in market share in last 2-3 years, there is no doubt that it has leveraged its position too well in the market. In 2017, it won the year’s Best of Best award for modelling OLED Signature TV by CES-The Global stage for Innovation 2017.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 12.1

    Revenue: 16.85

    Market Cap: 13.52

    1. Samsung Electronics

    Samsung Electronics is the flagship company of Samsung Conglomerate established in 1969 with its headquarter in Suwon, South Korea.

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    It makes a variety of electronic products especially mobiles, television, tablets and semiconductor memory devices. Firm’s television manufacturing dates back to 1970 when Korean government asked Samsung to manufacture television for Korean citizens and assisted with imported foreign technologies. From there onwards, Samsung never looked back and continuously upgraded itself in innovations and technologies to deliver the best of the televisions in the world. From 1982-the era of black and white/colour TVs to 21st century - the era of LED, Smart and Internet TVs-it has been recognised as uninterrupted market leader across the world. Talking about some of the leading innovations, the latest achievement is QLED televisions based on Quantum Dot Technology, Ultra HD and Premium Ultra HD TVs. These TVs are very robust and Samsung offers 10 years guarantee on them which is the highest till now. Next is Samsung smart Hub which facilitates television to run in absence of set-top box. It just needs a stable internet and subscription of streaming service. Another one which is making news is Samsung-The Frame TV, a TV which resembles a piece of work art when not being used. Samsung has done some lot more exciting innovations and has always been favourite of consumers hence scored highest market share in television industry 2018. It is the number one brand among television manufacturing companies.

    Parameters (S in $billion)

    Market Share: 20.2

    Revenue: 42.39

    Market Cap: 201.59

    Ranking Methodology

    Step 1: Top 15 companies are shortlisted based on last and current years’ records

    Step 2: 3 parameters namely Revenue, Market Cap and Market Share are chosen

    Step 3: Data for each and every company is taken from Annual reports 2018/Last four quarters reports of individual companies.

    Step 4: Using Min-max normalization by giving weightage of 10%, 30% and 60% to parameters Revenue, Market Cap and Market Share respectively, ranking is decided.

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    Over the years, sports companies have been providing the highest quality of apparel, shoes, equipment etc to athletes and sports fans. With the increase of ecommerce, the popularity of the top sports companies in the world has increased many fold. The top sports brands include Nike, Adidas, Puma, Under Armour, DKS along with Converse, Asics etc. Here is the list of the top 10 sports brands in the world 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and Top Sports Brands in the world 2018:

    1st Place : Nike

    2nd Place : Adidas

    3rd Place : DKS

    4th Place : Under Armour

    5th Place : Puma

    6th Place : New Balance

    7th Place : Skechers

    8th Place : Asics

    9th Place : North Face

    10th Place : Converse

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Sports Brands 2018 with Ranking Parameters :


    Converse is one the leading sports wear brands with a strong product offering.

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    Found in 1908, Converse is a global brand focusing on sports wear, apparel, shoes, equipment and much more. The company has an employee strength of 2500+ and since 2003 it is a part of global sports giant Nike, which has helped the brand grow. The company’s “star” logo is one of the most easily identifiable icons which shows the wide popularity of this sports brand. Converse has a strong presence in sports and especially in basketball NBA and skateboarding. The company has made it a point to reach out to sports enthusiasts and has managed to do so by sponsoring several sports events and teams. Apart from sports, Converse has also roped in fashion stars to promote is casual fashion apparel and accessories.   With the increasing reach of online shopping, the brand has a global presence in more than 100 markets worldwide, making it one of the largest sports brands in the world.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 2.04

    9.North Face

    A subsidiary of VF corporation, North Face is one of the top sports brand and equipments company in the world.


    North Face is a world leader in outdoor accessories and equipment like tents, backpacks along with trekking shoes, apparel, jackets etc. Found in 1968 as a brand for mountaineering equipment, the company is currently headquartered in California in US. An expert in snow equipment, North Face has a target audience of those who are interested in snow boarding, skiing, mountaineering etc. The company has more than 50 retail outlets in USA alone followed by 20 in UK and a few in Canada as well. Apart from this, the company sells equipments and goods across the world through online portals as well as multi brand retail outlets. North Face is now a fully owned subsidiary of VF corporation, which has other popular brands like Lee, Wrangler etc as some of the popular brands under its umbrella.

    Revenue($ Bn): 2.4


    Japanese sports shoes and equipment brand Asics is one of the biggest sports companies in the world.

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    Asics is headquartered in Japan and having more than 7000 employees. Asics was found in the year 1949 and has since then gone on to become a leading global sports brand. Asics has gone on to become a leading sportswear brand not only by acquisition of other players but also by aggressive marketing like sponsorship of the cricket team of Australia. The brand offers its entire portfolio of offerings through its website. The product range covers shoes, Tshirts, tracks, equipments for men, women and kids. The company also focuses on customer service and has got provisions for product replacement and return incase a customer is not fully satisfied. Based out of Japan, the company made its presence in US in the year 1977 and since then created a substantial market share. Sponsorships, outdoor advertising, TV commercials etc all have helped establish the brand as a top sports company.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 3.61


    Based out of California USA, Skechers has become one of the largest sports brand companies in the world.


    Skechers is one the largest manufacturers of sports footwear and the company boasts of more than 11000 employees. The company was found in the year 1992 and has over the years established itself as a global sportswear brand especially with the help of global celebrities. The global footprint of the company can be judged by the fact that Skechers products are sold in more than 170 countries. All over the world, the company has more than 2500 stores. With the growing popularity of online shopping, Skechers website provides its users the entire range of product offerings. Skechers products are also widely available through multi brand outlets and websites. The company has also focused on CSR activities, most notably being helping foundation for children with special needs and youth. Skechers has been endorsed by several athletes like basketball players, elite runners, TV hosts etc.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 4.16

    6.New Balance

    Over the years, New Balance has grown on to become one of the leading sports brands in the world.

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    Found in the year in 1906 in US, New Balance has over 5000 employees globally with the company’s headquarters in Boston. New Balance has a wide range of products like sportswear, shows, cricket equipment, apparel etc. New Balance brand has a strong affinity to the skateboarding sport and has specially designed shoes and accessories for skateboarders. New Balance has grown in leaps and bounces over the last few years and one major reason is the sponsorship it offers for sports teams and events. Olympic committees of a few countries and several European football clubs have been sponsored by the brand. The company has also been extensively involved with sports like cricket, basketball, cycling etc. Some of the leading international tennis players are also brand ambassadors of New Balance.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 4.5


    Puma is one of the most popular, easily recognizable and top sports brand in the world.

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    The Puma company, based out of Germany, was formed in the year 1948 after the brand got split with Adidas. Since then the company which has over 11000 employees is a worldwide leader in footwear, apparel, sports equipment, accessories etc. The company became a publicly listed organization in 1986. The global presence of the company can be seen from the fact that Puma products are sold in more than 120 countries across the world. Puma’s wide product portfolio offers goods for running, gym, football kits, golf, basketball etc. Leading international football stars and some of the top international football teams and clubs are sponsored by Puma. Recently, the company has also associated itself with cricket and Formula 1, with an aim of becoming one of the top sports brands in the world. Puma’s distribution network has been accoladed not of for high efficiency but also for protecting the environment.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 4.8

    4.Under Armour

    Based out of Baltimore USA, Under Armour is one of the leading sports apparel and accessories companies in the world.


    Formed only in 1996, Under Armour has grown on to become one of the leading sports companies with an employee strength of more than 13000 worldwide. The company has a wide range of products offering Clothing, footwear, sporting equipment and other accessories. Apart from USA, Under Armour has offices in London, Amsterdam, Mexico, New York and many other locations. The company has grown rapidly over the last few years by some strong acquisitions as well. Apart from acquiring sportswear companies, the company has also taken oven fitness app products which has added to the diversification of the brand. Under Armour offers tshirts, caps, shoes, jackets etc which are widely used in sports like soccer, basketball etc. Under Armour has effectively used man media channels to ensure effective marketing and branding of its products. The company has several celebrity ambassadors endorsing the brand and its products.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 5


    Dick's Sporting Goods is one of the largest sports companies in the world based out of USA.

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    DKS has more than 600 stores spread all over America, which is managed and run by an employee staff in excess of 25000. Some of the important subsidiaries of DKS are Affinity Sports, Field & Stream, Golf Galaxy, Oshman's Sporting Goods, True Runner etc. Over the years, many sports teams and events have been sponsored by DKS, which have ensured worldwide visibility and brand recall of the brand. The company has been associated with several sporting events like marathons, NHL, golf tournaments, basketball, football etc. The company was formed in the year 1948 and regular acquisitions have strengthened its place as a leading sports brands in the world. With the increasing penetration of ecommerce, the company offers its entire product line online through the company website as well as other multi brand websites. For ensuring high customer satisfaction, the company has several processes like return policies, refund etc. DKS has continually invested in advertising through TV commercials, online ads, print media etc.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 8.5


    Germany based global sports giant Adidas was formed in the year 1949 as the Adidas brand.

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    Adidas has a strong product offering and offers products like Footwear, sportswear, equipment, deodorants etc, which are served to customers worldwide. The company has a strong employee base of more than 50,000+ employees which are spread in its offices all over the world. Some of big brands like Reebok, Runtastic, Matix are also subsidiaries of Adidas group. Adidas being one of the leading sport brands in the world, has sponsored many sporting events and teams all across the world and across various sports as well. Adidas was the official sponsor of the football world cup apart from sponsoring various international and club teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan etc. The company has also sponsored cricket player & teams, baseball, basketball, golf, running etc. Some of the top tennis players also endorse Adidas brand and its goods/accessories. Effective television commercials using sports celebrities has been the backbone of marketing the Adidas brand. Some sports personalities associated with Adidas are Any Murray, Sachin Tendulkar, Lionel Messi etc.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 46.2


    Nike is the world’s leading sports good manufacturer, distributor and marketeer in the world.

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    With more than 70,000 employees all over the world, Nike is the biggest maker of sports shoes, apparels, sports equipment and much more. Apart from its product business, the brand “Nike” is one of the biggest brands in the world owing to its excellent marketing and top of the mind brand recall. The company was formed in the year 1964, and it has gone on to become one of the biggest companies in the world. Over the years Nike has made some big acquisitions which has strengthened its position in the global sports market. Nike has a strong focus on marketing and branding, and has several brand ambassadors across various sports. Nike has sponsored football stars like Ronaldo, Neymar, Rooney etc. Basketball star Michael Jordan has an entire line of shoes dedicated to him by Nike. In cricket too, Nike has associated itself with the Indian cricket team owing to huge popularity in India.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 110.3

    Rank Methodology:

    1.The leading sports brands are considered for analysis.

    2.Latest revenues for the companies are taken.

    3.The brands are ranked on the basis of their revenues.

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    Water is one of the most important thing or product in the world. Even though water is available freely, pure water is becoming a sellable product. Packaged water is becoming one of the biggest market in the entire world. All big beverage companies are entering in the water market. Still, sparkling, flavored packaged water brands are rising in the global market. Top water brands include Nestle, Danone, Coca Cola, Pepsi along with Wahaha, Nongfu Spring, Fiji and C’est Bon. Here is a list of top 10 water brands in world 2018.

    Quick Glance:

    Below are the biggest and top water brands in the world 2018:

    1st Place : Nestle (Poland Spring, Purelife)

    2nd Place : Ting Hsing

    3rd Place : Danone (Evian)

    4th Place : Hangzhou Wahaha

    5th Place : Coca Cola (Dasani, Kinley, Smartwater)

    6th Place : PepsiCo (Aquafina)

    7th Place : Nongfu Spring

    8th Place : CR Enterprise (C’est Bon)

    9th Place : Fiji Water

    10th Place : Bisleri

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Water Brands 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue) :

    10. Bisleri (Bisleri, Vedica)

    Bisleri is based in India and is one of the best selling water brands in the country.


    Bisleri brands is synonymous with packaged bottled water so much that it has become a generic brand in India. Bisleri was launched in Mumbai India in 1965. Bisleri is the market leader in water brands in India and ranks above all international brands which are available in India. Bisleri actually was an Italian brand which was sold to the Parle group which continued the legacy. Bisleri recently entered into mango drink called Fonzo and energy drinks also but its main offering remains packaged drinking water. It is available in various SKUs across the country. Bisleri also has a premium water brand called Vedica. It is positioned as a natural mountain water which is derived from its mountain source in Himalayas. Vedica being the premium brands sells at higher price point than regular Bisleri.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn): 218

    9. Fiji water

    Fiji waters was formed in the year 1996 by David Gilmour along with Peter Munk.

    He then sold the company to Lynda Resnick for US$50 million. The company began shipping to the US in the year 1997. Its headquarters is in Los Angeles, California. It is available in the following sizes in single as wells as multi pack units: 300ml, 500ml, 1Lt, 1.5Litre. It now ranks as first in terms of the number of bottles imported by the US and is sold in around 60 countries.

    Fiji water is unique because of its source on the islands of Viti Levu, in the Fijian archipelago. Nothing is added to this water and is thus all natural. The water gets its delicate, smooth mouthfeel from a special mix of minerals it gets as it channels down through the island's volcanic rock.

    The FIJI Water Foundation was launched in the year 2007 as a charitable trust financed and bolstered  by the owners, employees and corporate affiliates of FIJI Water and has centered its endeavors  and investments on three zones of development:  (1) giving clean water access to provincial groups (2) building educational facilities and infrastructure that benefit children, teenagers and adults; and (3) providing access to healthcare services to underprivileged communities.

    Revenue from water business(in USD Mn): 300

    8. China resources enterprise ltd (C’est Bon)

    This is a subsidiary company of China resources holdings, which is a very large conglomerate.

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    This company is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The various segments this company is present is food and beverages, beer brewing, soft drinks segment which includes the bottled water business.Retailing is a major revenue earning activity for this company. Grocery retailing, pharmaceuticals retailing etc. are the ones that it is a big player in the competitive market in Hong Kong and mainland China. It has about 4500 outlets and about 85% of these are self-operated. It enjoys a good consumer base and majority of the market share. Bottled water segment when first entered into by this company was not so attractive because of the people not being accustomed to buying drinking water, but later on when the polluti0on in the country increased this business picked up pretty fast and turned out to be the best segment for the company. From then on they turned global and soon captured majority of the Asian market. Their existing distribution base and their brand value proved to be the major push for it. It later launched various e-commerce websites and this channel was also capitalized. They did not stop at this but went on to introduce a mobile app which bolstered its growth and took it to a next level.

    A multi brand and a multi retailing channel strategy coupled with brand value and experience of this company in such affairs made the directions which it took a fruitful one over the years.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~1000

    7. Yangshengtang Co Limited(Nongfu Spring)

    Nongfu Spring was founded on September 26th,1996 by Shanshan Zhong. It is based in Xihu district, Hangzhou.

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    In 1999 the company’s founder announced that they wont sell purified water and will only focus on mineral water stating that purified water does not provide any health benefits. This led to an instant increase in sales. Nongfu Spring's presentation of three prominent items and its strategy of playing advertisements on TV slots (uncovering how the organization found a water source in the Changbai Mountains) to instruct customers on its polished methodology in drawing out the best filtered water alternatives, ended up being a masterstroke in upgrading its image picture in 2015. In the same year, it became the number 1 bottled water company in China surpassing the Ting Hsin International Group. The company’s premium brand comes in glass bottles adorned with works of art of creatures local to the Changbai Mountains. A 750-milliliter bottle costs $7.70.

    The company has 16 plants spread across China.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~2000

    6. Pepsi co Inc (Aquafina)

    This New York based company is a global food and beverage company.

    The most popular products of this company are Pepsi, Mountain dew, Gatorade and Tropicana, lays, Quaker. It exceeded more than 50 billion US dollars in one particular year. Initially this company was called Pepsi-Cola and then later it merged with a snack company called Frito Lay back in 1965. It is also headed by an Indian woman who goes by the name Indra Nooyi- the first female CEO for the company. She took charge in 2006. It is involved in bottled water, carbonates, concentrates, juice, tea, coffee, sports drinks etc.  It got a revenue of about 63 billion US dollars in a year and out of this a major chunk of close to 50% came from beverages. The thing that it is worried about is that lately the revenue from packaged food business is outgrowing the revenue from its beverages business. The issue is now it has to do a rebranding exercise and this is going to involve huge costs. Another way to deal with this is a thought to split the operations as two companies. The majority of its revenue comes from the United States although it has operations across the world. The other major contributors are Canada, UK, Mexico and Russia. The main threat that this company is facing is that since it is betting its growth to happen because of entering developing countries it faces the political and unstable governments and therefore unstable business scenario.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~4500

    5. Coca-Cola Co(Smart Water, Dasani, Kinley)

    This is the world’s largest non-alcoholic drinks company and it controls about close to 20% of the soft drinks retail trade volume across the globe.

    The main business segment is from the carbonates but it is recently diversifying into many other business segments like the dairy products, tea, fruit juices etc. the company wants to double their revenues between 2010 and 2020. The main growth strategy followed by this company is both organic and also through acquisitions both vertically and horizontally. Another focus of this company is on developing markets like India and China. This company follows the strategy of franchising its bottling operations and saving on cost and achieve economies of scale because of its size.   The main threat that this company is facing is that people are becoming more and more health conscious and are more and more avoiding these carbonated products. Also, there was a major rumor about this company products that they were containing fertilizers and other artificial harmful chemicals. This impacted its sales revenues very badly. Therefore, they started to prepare themselves for this change by involving into dairy products and also into bottled water.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~4603

    4. Hangzhou Wahaha

    The meaning of Wahaha is laughing child. It is headquartered in Hangzhou, china.

    This is not a public owned company rather it is a private group. It has around 150 subsidiary companies and also approximately around 60 manufacturing centres across china. The biggest manufacturing plant is in the economic and technical development zone in Hangzhou. The company has more than 2500 sales employees who are constantly working to get the products to the intended customers and also it has an awesome marketing team across china that help it to reach very efficiently the targeted audience. The distributors are responsible for all the capital, storage, and delivery and also it has two levels of distributors. The first level distributors are those who have certain sales targets to achieve and second level distributors are the ones who deal in a lesser quantity and do not have the pressure of achieving certain targets. A good practice followed by the company is that it tries to do the demarcation of sales territory among the distributors well so that there is no cannibalization and the company can achieve the maximum sales.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~5000

    3. Danone Groupe (Evian)

    This multi-national company is headquartered in Paris, France.

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    It is the world’s largest packaged food and beverages company. It is also a leader in the diary market apart from being the leader in the bottled water sales as of 2017 December. It has a 3% market share in the world bottled water sales and in absolute terms it means a sale volume of around 9000 million liters. The main divisions of this company are dairy products, medical nutrition, waters and early life nutrition. The water division of this company is the fastest growing segment and the sales from this division makes up more than 20% of the total revenue of the company. Although the company has made many acquisitions in the dairy division, the main strategy for growth is organic in nature.

    The company is continuously looking for growth opportunities in markets like Europe, Africa and also Asia. It is relying on growth from the bottled water division because the competition in the dairy products division is very intense and there are many international companies that are fighting for their piece of the pie. The main innovation that the company is targeting is on the packaging and providing flavored water which it has named as Aquadrinks. The main threat it is facing is in the form of increased awareness among the consumers regarding the harmful impacts of PET bottles on the environment and therefore they are shifting to tap water. Having said this the company has huge potential if it focuses on developing countries where the tap water is not safe to drink. Therefore, a channeling of energy into the right markets is the need of the hour.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~5000

    2. Ting Hsin international group

    The core business of this company is the production and distribution of packaged food and drinks; mainly beverages.

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    Apart from this it also has its hands in retailing, food catering, family mart convenience stores. It recently consolidated its nation-wide distribution network so as to reduce the cost by cutting the unnecessary flab and increasing efficiency. Once it was also ranked second in china on being one of the largest soft drinks manufacturer. It suffered from not so good performance in its juice segment. The result of this was shown on its share price. Ìt also partnered with NBA china and it was the exclusive sponsor and this sponsorship boosted the brand power of master Kong- its product.

    Also, the plans to partner with its competitors like Pepsi co is a very important milestone for this company given the intense competition that is present in these soft drinks segment. One major discussion that made the rounds in the press about this company was of the excessive pseudomonas aeruginosa in its product- Master Kong bottled water. To this it responded by saying that it was compliant with the national sanitation foundation and that it was a member of the international bottled water association. The holding company is Tingyi; which is the leading player in the instant noodles category in china.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~5235

    1. Nestle SA (Poland Spring, Purelife)

    This company is based in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest consumer goods company in the world with revenues that run into 90 billion CHF.

    The operations of this company are spread across more than 190 countries. The company has an employment base of around 3,30,000 employees. It is among the global leader in the bottled water industry and also the coffee industry. The soft drinks division of nestle is the fastest growing division. The company has many divisions like powdered and liquid beverages, nutrition and health science, milk products and ice cream, pet care, confectionary and water. Packaged water revenue accounts for three quarters of the total revenue in the soft drinks division. Pure life is the leading brand for this company in this particular division. The other water brands in this division are ice mountain and Poland springs. The company is also into the flavored water which is a very small segment but has good growth average over the years.

    The main geographical area for nestle is the north American region. This market is strategic to its growth as it accounted for about 40% of the total revenue of nestle in 2016. Similar to its competitors this company also has its focus on developing countries for future growth. China is a special mention here given the rising incomes and more spending in this country.

    Revenue from water business (in USD Mn)~7745

    Ranking Methodology:

    1. List of major packaged water brands was made

    2. Annual reports of these companies were analysed for revenue

    3. Segmented records of Bottled Water was only considered

    4. Companies were ranked based on the Revenue from water business


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    Consulting firms are a business firm which offers expert advice to various individuals or organizations in charge of some fee. There are many consulting firms in the world offering solutions to millions of global clients. The top consulting firms include brands like Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, EY, Accenture, IBM, BCG, Booz Allen etc. Here is the list of the top 10 consulting firms in the world 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and Top Sports Brands in the world 2018:

    1st Place : Deloitte Consulting

    2nd Place : PricewaterhouseCoopers

    3rd Place : EY

    4th Place : KPMG

    5th Place : Accenture

    6th Place : IBM GS

    7th Place : Mercer

    8th Place : McKinsey

    9th Place : Boston Consulting Companies

    10th Place : Booz Allen Hamilton

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Consulting Firms 2018 with Ranking Parameters :

    10. Booz Allen Hamilton

    Booz Allen Hamilton is a global firm engaged in consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber and with industries ranging from defense to health, energy, and international development.

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    With around 24000 employees from diverse backgrounds all around the world, the company values a multicultural community of problem solvers and believe in corporate and individual citizenship that make the communities better places for all. With the company headquarter at McLean, Virginia, USA the company operates worldwide through 80 offices around the globe. The company now has more than 100 years of rich experience in its working. In the FY2017, the company had a revenue of $5.8 billion out of which 97% of the revenue was derived from government agencies, including Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Armed Forces. The company has the high level of US government as its key client. With approximately 4,800 contracts and task orders in the FY 2017, 91% of the revenue was derived from engagements on which the company acted as the prime contractor. Booz Allen Hamilton has been named a “Best Management Consulting Firm” by Forbes in 2018 ranking, scored 100% in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) which is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. Ranked 20 in ComputerWorld list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" as well as Scored 100% in American Association of People with Disabilities and the US Business Leadership Network.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 4.1

    9. Boston Consulting Group

    Boston Consulting Group, known as BCG in short, is another one among the list of leading consulting firms in the world.

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    With its headquarter at Boston, USA, the company operates globally through its offices in more than 90 locations in as many as 50 countries. With an employee strength of more than 16,000 along with 900 partners and 20,000 alumni, the company has been able to generate a strong network and form a vast client base all around the world. Alongside McKinsey and Bain and Company, BCG is one of the “Big Three” strategy consulting firm or “MBB”.  BCG has multiple partners in various platforms such as BCG Gamma which provide BCG’s data scientists, technologists, and consultants conceptualize, build, and deploy advanced analytics solutions, BrightHouse which is the world’s first ideation company and help companies become purpose-driven, BCG Digital Ventures which is a team of entrepreneurs and investors which help in improving products and services, Expand Research which helps the firms through its decision-support and research services and BCG Platinion which brings together expertise in information technology. The company has been recognized at multiple platforms by numerous external and independent organizations. It has been a part of multiple recognition such as Consulting magazine’s best firm to work for list, fourth in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to work for”, Human Rights Campaign Award for Workplace Equality Innovation (2018), International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)’s World’s Best Outsourcing Advisor (2017), NAFE’s top companies for Executive Women (2018) etc.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 6.3

    8. McKinsey & Co.

    McKinsey & Co. is a global management consulting firm with an experience of around 90 years in it.

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    The company serves companies, government agencies, NGOs etc and is engaged in providing their clients help to make significant and lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. With it headquarter in New York, USA, the company operates through offices in more than 120 cities around the globe. With around 14,000 consultants worldwide which include experienced professionals from different fields who all join McKinsey for the opportunity to apply their talents to complex, important challenges. The company lays great emphasis on knowledge development, learning and capability building and has been investing more than $600 million of the firm’s resources in it annually. This helps them in studying markets, trends, and emerging best practices, in every industry and region, locally and globally. Their investment in knowledge also helps them in advancing the practice of management. They also publish their findings extensively and engage with leading thinkers on the most pressing issues facing the clients and society. McKinsey has also been doing additional initiatives such as funding the McKinsey Global Institute research organization, publishing of the reports on management topics, publishing of the McKinsey Quarterly since 1964 and authoring many influential books on management. Along with Financial Times, McKinsey & Company, awards the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award every year to the best business book of the year.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 10

    7. Mercer

    Mercer is a professional consulting firm headquartered in New York City, USA.

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    The company offers consultant services in the field of health and benefits, wealth and investments, workforce and career and mergers and acquisitions. The company is in fact the world’s largest human resource (workforce and career) consulting firm. The company is in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan which is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s has 50,000+ customers spread over 120 nations. The company was established in the year 1937 as William M. Mercer, Ltd which was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies in 1959 and merged with its own employee benefits department. The firm expanded through growth and acquisition to become a global leader in health, retirement, investments, and talent. The company has an employee strength of around 23,000 globally which facilitates the firm to have its base in more than 40 countries of the world and provide services to customers in more than 130 countries globally.  Mercer has been recognized worldwide for its excellence and have been awarded with multiple awards such as it has been recognized by Brandon Hall for excellence in learning and development for the fourth consecutive year and was honored with the Eddy Award in the investment education category.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 14

    6. IBM Global Business Services

    IBM Global Business Service is one among the two divisions of IBM Services, the professional service arm of IBM.

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    The other division being the IBM Global Technical Services. Through Global Business Services and Global Technology Services, IBM has helped the world’s most successful enterprises transition from era to era. IBM services have focused on boost using digital reinvention, step by step integration of solutions and AI/ cloud solutions. IBM has its head office at New York, USA the company had a total revenue of $79,238 billion in the financial year 2017. The Global Business Service provided for $16,358 billion of revenue. By further segmentation, $7,262 billion came from the consulting operations. In 2017, GBS deployed a new operating model designed to address specific client digital transformation imperatives and take full advantage of IBM and GBS’s competitive differentiators in industry, cognitive and cloud. The operating model features Digital Strategy and iX, Cognitive Process Transformation and Cloud Application Innovation. IBM has also been a recipient of multiple of awards and recognitions. Some of the notable one includes 2017 Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine, being one of two companies to receive this distinction for 15 years, Working Mother 100 Best Companies list for the 32nd year in a row, he Momentum Award from the Anita Borg Institute’s Top Companies Award, Workplace Pride named IBM one the most LGBT-friendly organizations in the world and ranked 3rd in Mogul’s list of “Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion in 2017.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 16.3

    5. Accenture

    Accenture is a global management consulting firm which provides professional support to companies in various fields such as strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.


    The company was incorporated in the year 2009 and since has been growing at a rapid rate and is headquartered at Dublin, Ireland. The company claims to have been serving more than three-quarters of the FORTUNE Global 500 and 95 of the top 100. They lay great emphasis on building strong and enduring client relationships. They have been able to retain all of their top 100 clients with them for at least five years, and 98 have been clients for 10 years or more. Accenture has shown a very promising financial performance in the fiscal year 2017 reflecting the company’s growth path that it has been following. The company have gathered for itself a record net revenue of $34.9 billion which is a 7 percent increase in the local currency. The company has exhibited a positive growth across the vast majority of our industry groups, geographic markets and businesses. We also reached an important milestone in fiscal year 2017. The company’s net revenue the new generation technologies and services such as digital, cloud and security services grew by about 30 percent to $18 billion and accounted for 50 percent of total revenues for the first time. The company has been recognized at various platforms time and again. Some of the notable ones includes FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 15 consecutive years and ranked No. 1 in IT Services category for four years, getting Included on the FORTUNE’s Change the World list of the 50 best companies putting purpose at the center of their business strategies and being ranked 305 in FORTUNE’s Global 500 marking 16 consecutive years.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 18.7

    4. KPMG

    KPMG is a professional service provider with a global network of independent member firms offering audit and assurance, tax & advisory services.

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    Another one of the “Big Four” Accounting firms of the world, the firm has a global presence in 150+ nations around the world. Collectively, they have around 200000 working employees around the globe in various disciplines having added more than 37,000 graduates and other entry-level professionals this year itself. The company is headquartered in and with a 4.8% revenue growth, has reached a total revenue of US $26.4 billion. The company has been concentrating in becoming more agile, efficient and effective as they compete in an evolving business landscape. Through alliances and acquisitions, they have invested more than US$1 billion over the past 12 months as part of a multi-year investment program focused on technology and developing innovative new services. With a sex-ratio close to 50-50, the company has been following the growth path by facilitating gender-diversity at the same time. The company’s performance and its work ethics has been recognized in multiple platforms. The company has been awarded with the Anti-Money Laundering Firm of the Year in the US Award, International Award for Anti-Money Laundering Advisory of the Year, Financial/Regulatory Risk Advisory of the Year – International, Teresa Pesce ‘s Game Changer of the Year Award, AsPAC’s Anti-Bribery/Corruption Advisory of the Year Award, AsPAC’s Full Service Forensic Advisory of the Year, Full Service Forensic Advisory of the Year, UK Award are a few among the many.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 26.4

    3. Ernst and Young (EY)

    Ernst and Young (EY) is one among the leading providers of advisory, tax, transactions, assurance and specialty services in the world.

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    It forms one of the “Big Four” group of accounting firms in the world and has a wide network which follows global approach of integration, providing cross-border service and the same high quality wherever they do business around the world. They have their structure being composed of the Executive and Regions. Their Executive includes the global leadership, governance bodies and the four geographic Areas who all Work together to oversee their global strategy, brand, business planning, investments and priorities. The company has its headquarter in London, UK, and has an employee strength which exceeds 250000 in the world.  They operate in 25+ Regions which are spread across different continents globally. They have around 700 offices which makes its presence in 150 countries of the world. To expand its Advisory business, the company acquired the Panthenon Group, a 23-year-old Boston consulting firm founded by former Bain & Co. executives, in 2014. The company have won 19 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards with recent recognition for their efforts to activate a knowledge-sharing culture. The company has also been awarded for several of its innovative solutions to companies across sectors.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 31.4

    2. PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Another firm among the “Big Four” accounting firms of the world, the company also has a strong network and a wide customer base as the other of the big consulting companies.

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    With its headquarter in London, UK the company serves to help organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by delivering quality accounting advisory, consulting, tax and regulatory services, government reforms and infrastructural development (GRID), Fintech, etc. The company has a very wide operational areas having offices in 158 countries and employing more than 236,000 people all around the globe, thereby making it among the leading professional services networks in the world. In the FY2017 alone. 59,252 people joined the firm around the world. The company has been showing a strong signal of growth with PwC’s gross revenues of US$37.7 billion in the previous financial year ending June which was up 7% on the previous year. For the FY17, PwC firms claims to have provided services to 419 companies in the Fortune Global 500 company list in addition to more than 100,000 entrepreneurial and private businesses. Having been recognized for its all-round development, PWC has been awarded with several awards which reflects the values it brings along with it. In the Fortune’s 100 best companies to work for, PWC has been ranked 56 in 2018 rankings making it 14 times in a row where it has been recognized in the list. Besides, it was ranked #38 on Fortune's list of "Best Workplaces for Giving Back", having been in one of friendly employers, ranked #17 on Fortune's "Best Workplaces for Parents" etc.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 37.7

    1. Deloitte Consulting

    Deloitte is an U.K. based private company which operates to provide services in multiple fields such as audit and assurance, consulting, risk advisory, financial advisory and tax.


    Having its headquarter in London, the company is considered to be among the best in terms of revenue and employees network. More than 250000+ professionals are engaged with the company facilitating its strong operations worldwide and thereby generating a revenue of $38 billion dollars worldwide. It is considered one of the “Big Four” accounting firms of the world along with Price Waterhouse Coopers(PWC), Parthenon-EY and KPMG. In the consulting domain, the company works to assist its clients in providing services in the areas of human capital, strategy and operations, technology and finance transformations. These services contributed to 37% of the company’s revenue. The company considers its abilities to solve client’s problems distinctly by delivering strategies and implementations from a business and technology view thereby helping the companies lead in the markets where they operate. The company has been recognized at multiple platforms. Some of its high points includes being ranked second in the Vault’s top 50 accounting firms (2019), recognized in the list of Fortune’s best workplaces in consulting and professional services (2018), got a place in LinkedIn top companies list (2018), listed in Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (2018), Fortune’s and DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Working Mother’s 100 best companies for working mother to name a few. These awards and recognitions truly reflects the company’s working culture which has been a base for its strong growth.

    Revenue ($ Bn): 38.8

    Rank Methodology:

    1. The top 30 consulting companies are taken.

    2. Parameters like revenues and employee strength are taken.

    3. The top consulting firms are found on the basis of the revenues.

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    Oil & gas is one of the biggest sectors in the world not only in terms of revenues and profits but also in having influential companies. The leading oil & gas companies in the world are from China, Russia, Europe etc. The top oil & gas companies include Sinopec, Shell, PetroChina, ExxonMobil, Total followed by Chevron, Gazprom, Lukoil etc. Here is a list of the top 10 oil and gas companies in the world 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and Top Oil and Gas Companies in the world 2018:

    1st Place : Sinopec

    2nd Place : Royal Dutch Shell

    3rd Place : PetroChina

    4th Place : ExxonMobil

    5th Place : Total

    6th Place : Chevron

    7th Place : Gazprom

    8th Place : Lukoil

    9th Place : Rosneft

    10th Place : Reliance Industries

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Oil Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue) :

    10.Reliance Industries

    Reliance Industries is an Indian organization established by Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani in 1966.

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    The organization is headquartered in Mumbai, has over $91 billion dollars in resources and utilizes in excess of 23,000+ individuals as a strong workforce across industries. It represents considerable authority in the investigation and creation of oil and gas, oil refining and promoting materials, retail and unique financial zones in India, and even exports it to various countries globally. The organization is likewise engaged with the showcasing of petrochemicals, polyester, plastics and chemicals. The organization has won an expansive number of honors, for example, (most as of late) the 'Feasible Plus Platinum Award' granted in 2016 by the Confederation of Indian Industries. For the quarter which was finished by 30th September 2017, RIL accomplished income of 101,169 crores ($ 15.5 billion), an expansion of 23.9% when contrasted with 81,651 crores in the relating time of the earlier year. Increment in income is basically by virtue of increment in costs and volumes in refining, petrochemical and retail organizations. Fares from India for the purpose of refining and petrochemical tasks were higher by 10.2% at 41,560 crores ($ 6.4 billion) as against 37,717 crores in the comparing time of the earlier year because of higher volumes and item costs. Other consumption expanded by 35.8% to 12,323 crores ($ 1.9 billion) as against 9,073 crores in comparing time of the earlier year essentially because of system costs and access charges relating to the computerized administrations business post beginning of business activities. Solid working execution was driven by the refining, petrochemicals, retail organizations and positive commitment from computerized administrations beginning from this quarter. Devaluation (counting consumption and amortization) was 4,287 crores ($ 657 million) when contrasted with 2,774 crores in comparing time of the earlier year. Benefit after duty was higher by 12.5% at ` 8,109 crore ($ 1.2 billion) as against 7,209 crores in the relating time of the earlier year.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 60


    Rosneft is the biggest Russian company of oil and gas activities which was established in 1993 and headquartered in Moscow.

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    It isn't only one of the biggest oil and gas organizations in Russia, yet in addition one of the biggest open oil and gas organizations on earth with over $139 billion in resources. The organization utilizes more than 48,000 individuals as employees and its biggest investor is ROSNEFTEGAZ OJSC which claims 69.50 percent of the value. In 3Q 2017 incomes added up to RUB 1,496 billion (USD 26.2 billion). Incomes expanded by 6.9% QoQ the back of further quality change in the generation procedure, improvement of the business structure with stable deals volumes and incompletely positive costs' flow in the working portion. In 9M 2017 incomes added up to RUB 4,305 billion, ascending by 22.9% YoY (76.3 billion in USD terms, increment by 43.7%) on account of the joining of new resources, upgrades in the business blend, growing exchanging movement and some positive ramifications from full scale monetary pointers amid the most recent long stretches of the period. 9 months 2017 income development by 22.9% in RUB terms and by 43.7% in USD terms. 9 months 2017 EBITDA surpassed RUB 1 trillion, development by 10.6%. 3 quater2017 EBITDA edge change. Effective opportune close of key manages potential achievement development in investor esteem. Endorsement of the principal break profit with half payout proportion of net pay under IFRS.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 94


    Established in November 1991, Lukoil is headquartered in Moscow, Russia and utilizes more than 110,000 individuals from everywhere throughout the world.

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    It spends significant time in the investigation, generation, refining, advertising, and appropriation of oil and is one of the largest oil and gas companies worldwide. The business is isolated into four center segments: Exploration and Production; Refining, Marketing and Distribution; Petrochemicals and Power Generation. The organization has over $69 billion in resources and has spent more than $1.4 billion on investigation. Lukoil has likewise spent over $1.5 billion on natural security, concentrating on using its APG (related oil gas), lessening contamination levels in the environment, diminishing defiled terrains and waste water release. Following are the key gets ready for the forthcoming year:

    • Reach arranged generation limit at recently propelled fields by penetrating new wells and development of extra creation offices;

    • Increase penetrating in our customary center creating districts to decelerate generation decay rates;

    • Build up substantial raw petroleum generation;

    • Launch gas preparing offices to support gas generation in Uzbekistan;

    • Build up innovative mastery in creating complex stores.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 99


    Gazprom utilizes in excess of 449,000 individuals and has resources worth $250.24 billion.


    The organization, which was established in 1989, is headquartered in Moscow and is one of the biggest oil and gas companies all over the world. The organization is included with the geographical investigation, creation, transportation, stockpiling, handling and advertising of gas and different hydrocarbons and it has the world's wealthiest stores of petroleum gas. Gazprom has a giant gas transmission framework which is in the and length of 171,000 kilometers. This makes it the biggest gas transmission framework on the globe. Gazprom NEFT reports benefit development of in excess of 28 percent year-on-year in the initial nine months of 2017. In the initial nine months of 2017, Gazprom NEFT accomplished income (counting obligations (deals)) of RUB1,458 billion, an expansion of 19.3 percent year-on-year. The organization recorded 22.9 percent year-on-year development in its balanced EBITDA, to RUB399 billion, inferable from the fruitful improvement of new hydrocarbon creation ventures, development in retail deals, and the recuperation of the oil cost and the cost of oil items, close by powerful administration activities. 9M 2017 net benefit inferable from investors is RUB189 billion, an expansion of 28.2 percent year-on-year. Free income for the 9M 2017 totaled RUB83 billion, bolstered by expanded income from tasks and the finish of key foundation interests in new upstream undertakings. Hydrocarbon creation for 9M 2017, incorporating Gazprom NEFT's offer in joint year. This development reflected expanded generation at new resources, including the fields, and in Iraq.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 112


    Chevron was established in 1906 and has gone on to become one of the leading oil and gas companies globally.

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    It is a vitality organization which offers managerial, budgetary, administration and technical support to the United States and other global auxiliaries that take part in completely incorporated oil tasks, chemicals activities, mining activities, control age and vitality administrations. The organization has over $266 billion in resources, $129 billion in deals and is headquartered in San Ramon, California. The organization utilizes more than 61,000 individuals. Our prosperity is driven by our kin and their responsibility regarding getting comes about the correct route – by working mindfully, executing with greatness, applying inventive advances and catching new open doors for productive development. Entire year 2017 profit were $9.2 billion ($4.85 per share – weakened) contrasted and lost $497 million ($0.27 per share – weakened) in 2016. Incorporated into 2017 were non-money temporary tax breaks of $2.02 billion identified with U.S. assess change, picks up on resource offers of $1.44 billion, and hindrances and other non-money charges of $840 million. Outside cash impacts diminished income in 2017 by $446 million. Deals and other working incomes in final quarter 2017 were $36 billion, contrasted with $30 billion in the year-prior period. 2017 aggregate net wage $9.2 billion, throughout the most recent five years chevron put $167 billion in worldwide products and enterprises $1.1 billion in worldwide social speculations.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 139


    Total, the company was established in the year March 1924 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

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    The organization's CEO is Patrick Pouyanné and the company is known for its investigation, advancement, creation and showcasing of oil and gas. The organization has had more than $143 billion in deals and it utilizes more than 96,000 individuals as its employee workforce, making it one of the largest oil and gas company in the world. The business is divided into three areas which are as follows these are: marketing, chemicals, and refining. The organization has resources worth over $224.48 billion. The valuation of TOTAL has enhanced with the 20% drop in raw petroleum. Aggregate's incorporated plan of action gives a differentiated income stream. Six motivations to purchase and a couple of ugly parts of the offers. The offers offer high profit yield and great aggregate return potential. In the most recent organization profit report, working salary was $1,382 million contrasted and $386 million in the main quarter of 2016; this expansion was because of creation development, cost cuts, and higher acknowledged hydrocarbon cost.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 155


    ExxonMobil was established by John D. Rockefeller in the year 1882 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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    Exxon Mobil Corp is associated with the investigation, improvement, and conveyance of oil, gas, and oil-based goods. It works through three principle segments, these are: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical, and over the years it has grown to become one of the most influential oil and gas companies worldwide. The organization utilizes more than 75,000 individuals and (in 2015) had offers of over $236.81 billion and benefits of over $16.15 billion. Exxon Mobil presently has resources worth $336.76 billion. In the course of the most recent 125 years, ExxonMobil has developed from a territorial advertiser of lamp oil in the United States to the biggest traded on an open market oil and petrochemical undertaking on the planet. Today we work in the majority of the world's nations and are best known by our well-known brand names: Exxon, Esso and Mobil. We make the products that drive current transportation, also controls urban areas, and grease up industry and give petrochemical building hinders that might prompt a huge number of shopper merchandise. ExxonMobil earned incomes totaling 259.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2015, down from 467.03 billion U.S. dollars in 2011. In 2015, ExxonMobil positioned 6th in a rundown of the best organizations worldwide by income following Wal-Mart Stores, which announced incomes of 485.65 billion U.S. dollars that year, Sinopec with 433.31 billion U.S. dollars in income, Royal Dutch Shell with 385.63 billion U.S. dollars in income, PetroChina with 367.85 billion U.S. dollars in income, and BP with 334.61 billion U.S. dollars in income. ExxonMobil had a market estimation of 356.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2015, positioning first on a rundown of best ten oil and gas organizations worldwide by advertise esteem. In 2015, ExxonMobil's aggregate resources achieved 336.8 billion U.S. dollars. The quantity of people utilized by Exxon Mobil has fallen in the previous decade. In 2001, Exxon Mobil utilized very nearly 100 thousand people. In 2015, Exxon Mobil utilized 73.5 thousand people.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 230


    PetroChina is engaged with the investigation, improvement, generation and offer of unrefined petroleum and gaseous petrol.

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    The business is additionally engaged with the refining of raw petroleum and oil-based commodities, generation and advertising of essential petrochemical items, subsidiary synthetic items and other substance items. The organization was established on the fifth of November, 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, China and it employs more than 851,000 individuals and has more than $368.69 billion in resources. Petro China's Chief Executive Officer is Wang Dongjin. As of Dec. 31, 2017, in view of the International Financial Reporting Standards, the Company accomplished an income of 2,015,890 million yuan, speaking to an expansion of 24.7 percent as contrasted and a year ago. Net benefit owing to proprietors of the Company was 22,798 million yuan, speaking to a critical increment of 190.2 percent from the earlier year. Essential income per share were 0.12 yuan, speaking to an expansion of 0.08 yuan contrasted with 2016. Free income of the Company expanded by 53.29 billion yuan. The Company's monetary position stayed steady and solid. In the initial seventy five percent of 2017, the normal acknowledged cost for unrefined petroleum of the Group was US$48.76 per barrel, speaking to an expansion of 36.2% as contrasted and a similar time of a year ago, of which the residential acknowledged cost was US$48.31 per barrel; and the normal acknowledged cost for flammable gas was US$5.07 per thousand cubic feet, speaking to an expansion of 8.6% as contrasted and a similar time of a year ago, of which the household acknowledged cost was US$5.03 per thousand cubic feet.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 282

    2.Royal Dutch Shell

    Dutch Shell was established in February in the year 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands.

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    The organization's benefits are worth over $340 billion and it works in excess of 70 nations. The organizations CEO is Ben van Beurden and the company has more than 93,000 employees by and large and it delivers what might as well be called three million barrels of oil each day, making it one of the top oil and gas companies. Representatives that work at Shell take a shot at the absolute most imaginative vitality extends on the globe, for example, the world's most profound seaward oil and gas field and the biggest drifting melted flammable gas generation office. The organization put over $1.1 billion in interest in innovative work in 2015. In 2017 current cost of provisions profit, barring recognized things, were around $16 billion, income from tasks was some $36 billion, and free income was more than $27 billion. The greater part of this at a normal Brent cost for the time of $54 per barrel. We additionally decreased net obligation by $8 billion of every 2017. The announced profit for 2017 adds up to some $16 billion, the Q4 2017 profit will be completely paid in real money. The profit expectation for the Q1 2018 profit is $0.47 per share - unaltered when contrasted with Q1 2017. In 2017 capital speculation was $24 billion of which around $22.5 billion was in real money. This is lower than the $25 billion viewpoint we gave, and it reflects, to a vast degree, proceeded with upgrades in capital effectiveness and teach in capital designation.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 321


    Sinopec was established in December 2000, is headquartered in Beijing, China and presently utilizes more than 78,000 individuals.

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    The organization fabricates chemicals and petrochemical items and is one of the top oil and gas companies in the world. The business keeps running by working through five areas, these are: Polyester Chips, Bottle-Grade Polyester Chips, Staple Fiber and Hollow Fiber, Filament and Purified Terephthalic Acid. In the principal half of 2017, worldwide economy recorded direct recuperation and Chinese economy kept up consistent development with (GDP) up by 6.9% year on year. With bottomless supply, household refined oil items showcase saw solid rivalry. As indicated by the insights, local utilization of refined oil items expanded by 5.5% contrasted and the primary portion of 2016, among which gas and lamp oil utilization kept up solid development force, and diesel utilization turned around its descending pattern and acknowledged development year on year. Household interest for gaseous petrol quickened, up by 15.2% contrasted and the main portion of 2016. Household utilization of real chemicals develops altogether with utilization of ethylene proportionate up by 10.5% year on year, and gross edge for concoction items stayed solid. In the principal half of 2017, working incomes of the portion were RMB 74.1 billion, speaking to an expansion of 41.1% year on year. This was principally because of expanded unrefined petroleum costs and extended size of LNG business. In the primary portion of 2017, the oil and gas lifting cost were RMB 767.3 for each ton, speaking to an expansion of 3.2% year on year. In the primary portion of 2017, the fragment connected ease improvement guideline all through its creation and activity forms and acknowledged great outcomes. Working loss of this portion was RMB 18.3 billion in the primary portion of 2017, a lessening of RMB 3.6 billion contrasted and a similar time of a year ago.

    Revenues (USD $ Bn): 326

    Rank Methodology

    1.The largest oil and gas companies are chosen for the analysis

    2.The latest parameters like revenues are chosen

    3.The biggest companies are ranked on the basis of revenues

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    The largest retail companies demonstrate the dominance of these retail chains both at home and abroad. The best retail companies have grown rapidly by opening several stores across strategic geographic locations worldwide. Along with that, retail chains have also made their presence felt by having a strong online presence. This enables them to showcase their entire product & service offering, and reach out to customers more efficiently. The top retail companies include Walmart, CVS, Walgreen Boot, Home Depot followed by names like Kroger, Costco, Target, Alibaba, Lowe’s, Carrefour. Here is a list of the top 10 retail companies in the world 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top retail companies in 2018:

    1st Place : Walmart

    2nd Place : CVS Pharmacy

    3rd Place : Walgreens Boots Alliance

    4th Place : Home Depot

    5th Place : Kroger

    6th Place : Costco

    7th Place : Target

    8th Place : Alibaba

    9th Place : Lowe's

    10th Place : Carrefour

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Retailers 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Sales, Profit) :

    10. Carrefour

    Carrefour is one of the biggest retailers headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France.

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    It is one of the largest hypermarkets of the world with 12,300 self-service stores under group banners in more than 30 countries and regions at the end of year 2017. It was founded by Denis Defforey, Jacques Defforey and Marcel Fournier in 1960, and it was the first to open hypermarket in Europe. In 1970, Carrefour went public and it was listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. Carrefour has more than 374,478 employees worldwide. Since people are now adopting online modes to make purchases, Carrefour recorded 1.3 million unique visitors a day across all the Carrefour websites in the year 2017. Carrefour has more than 20,000 Carrefour quality line suppliers worldwide with over 70% of Carrefour brand food products come from SMEs and national suppliers. There are more than 104 million households worldwide those are using Carrefour products at their homes. The company was able to generate $106 billion of revenue in the year 2017. The company is also known for its philanthropic activities, in the year 2017, company donated 148.2 million meal equivalents donated to food aid associates. They were also able to cut CO2 emissions by 24% as compared to year 2016. In 2014, 65% of the total waste produced by Carrefour stores was recycled and reused.

    Sales (Billion): $106.00

    Profit (Billion): $0.60

    9. Lowe’s

    Lowe’s is one of the leading retail companies in the world & has a strong global presence.

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    Lowe’s is a fortune 500 American company and operates a chain of home improvement retail stores and appliance store in US, Mexico and Canada. It was founded in 1946 in North Carolina. It has more than 2400 home improvement stores operational and workforce of more 290,000 people. It is the largest home retail improvement chain after the Home Depot. Lowes was able to grow nationally and had acquired Washington based Eagle hardware & Garden company in 1999. With this they started to expand its operations outside the US. The first store that they established outside US was in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The company has operated or serviced in more than 2,355 locations in US, Mexico and Canada alone. For year 2017, the revenue generated through sales was around $ 65 Billion and able to generate profit of $3 billion. The company has total assets of worth $34 Billion and has market cap of $71 Billion.

    Sales (Billion): $65.00

    Profit (Billion): $3.00

    8. Alibaba

    Alibaba is one of the China’s biggest ecommerce firms and retail players.

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    Alibaba was founded by 18 people led by Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou in 1999. 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.

    Sales (Billion): $21.00

    Profit (Billion): $5.70

    7. Target

    Target is second largest discount store retailer after Walmart in US having a strong geographic reach.


    The company was founded by George Dayton and has its headquarter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first store was established in 1962 in Roseville, Minnesota. It has more than 1800 stores across world by 2017.Target parent company is known by the name Dayton-Hudson Corporation and Target is the highest earning division of Dayton-Hudson Corporation. It experienced massive success by expanding its operations in the urban markets of US. It caters to the need of youth and image conscious shoppers whereas its rival follows a strategy of “always low price”. Target operates in several formats which include the discount store Target, the Supermarket hypermarket and flexible format stores. The first SuperTarget store was opened in Apple Valley, Minnesota in 1990; the stores are 50% larger than traditional stores with the inclusion of grocery department. Target also pay much attention to its ecommerce operations, the domain attracted around 228 million visitors annually by 2008. In Dec 2017, Target announced the corporation intent to purchase Shipt for $550 Million in order to compete with its competitor like Amazon and Walmart. Shipt is an internet based online grocery delivery service in US. Target globally was able to generate $69 Billion worth of revenue with an overall profit of $2.7 billion in the year 2017.

    Sales (Billion): $69.00

    Profit (Billion): $2.70

    6. Costco

    COSTCO is an American multinational corporation and it is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington.

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    In the year 2015, COSTCO was considered to be as world’s second largest retailer after Walmart & in the year 2016, it became world’s largest retailer of prime beef, organic food, wine and chicken. COSTCO opened its first warehouse in 1983 nearby Seattle and has since then grown with many more stores. The company has 750 warehouses in countries like US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, France, Australia, UK, Spain, Iceland etc. Costco’s history began with Sol Price, when he opened the first Price Club Warehouse in California in the year 1976, thus giving rise to the concept of retail warehousing. Costco employ more than 200,000 employees worldwide and has more than 90.3 million members worldwide in the year 2017. Costco involve in selling products at very low price. Often the products are sold in high volume catering to the needs of large families and businesses. It sells product under the Kirkland Signature label and a typical COSTCO warehouse carries 4,000 distinct products. This helps them in a high volume of sales and allows further reduction in prices due to low marketing costs. Costco has its largest warehouse located in Salt Lake City which of around 235,000 square feet and has highest volume store located in Seoul, South Korea. The company was able to generate sales of around $121 Billion with an overall profit of $2.4 billion in the year 2017.

    Sales (Billion): $121.00

    Profit (Billion): $2.40

    5. Kroger

    The Kroger Company is an American retail company having a strong geographic presence.


    It was founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in the year 2016, it became US’s largest supermarket chain by revenue. It is one of the largest general retailer in US after Walmart, and it is headquartered in downtown Cincinnati. Kroger is also the largest private employer in the US and it is also the third largest retailer in the world. It is operational across 35 states and its store format includes supermarket, hypermarket, departmental stores, superstores, jewellery stores and convenience stores. Kroger is the only major US Company which operate an economical three-tier distribution system. Kroger is serving nearly 9 million customers a day in 35 states. Food stores contribute to 94% of the total company’s revenue and rest comes from jewellery stores and manufacturing facilities. Kroger has around 2,268 pharmacies located in their combined food and drug stores which provide high quality services every day at low prices. The Kroger Company has largest network of private label brand manufacturing in the country. Kroger always believe in simple dictum: Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.” Kroger’s vision is a world with zero hunger and zero waste. Kroger is committed towards a mission to end hunger in the communities and eliminate waste across its company by 2025.

    Sales (Billion): $122.00

    Profit (Billion): $1.91

    4.  Home Depot

    The Home Depot was Bernie Marcus, Ron Brill, Arthur Blank, and Pat Farrah in 1978.


    The company has its headquarter located in Georgia USA and is the largest home improvement retailer of USA. Their vision is to provide them with products, services & knowledge they required in order to build house of their dreams. Arthur blank & Bernie dreamed up The Home Depot from a coffee shop in 1978. They envisioned providing a huge variety of merchandise at a great price with highly trained staff. From just two stores, The Home Depot has now almost 2200 stores in three countries. When it went online, the domain attracted around 120 million visitors annually in the year 2008. In the year 2015, it acquired interline Brands from P2 capital partners and Goldman Sach’s private equity arm for around $1.6 Billion. Interline Brands has over 90 distribution centres across US, Canada. Some of the major brands of home depot are Chem-dry, Behr paints, Homelite, American Woodwork etc. The company is also known for its philanthropic activities like recently, the company donated $50 million to train people as construction workers over a period of 10 years. The company was able to generate revenue of around $95 Billion with an overall profit of $8 Billion in the year 2017. The company has market value 0f $177 Billion with an overall assets value of $43 Billion in the year 2017.

    Sales (Billion): $95.00

    Profit (Billion): $8.0

    3. Walgreen Boots Alliance

    Walgreen Boots Alliance is one of the largest pharmacies and retail companies across US and Europe.

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    Walgreen Boots Alliance has presence in more than 25 countries and employs around 3,85,000 people with more than 13000 stores across world. Walgreen Boots is an American Holding Company headquartered in Deerfield Illinois, US. The company was formed in year 2014 when Walgreen purchased 55% of stake in Switzerland and UK based Alliance Boots. The company has three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA (Walgreens), Retail Pharmacy International (Boots) & Alliance healthcare which incorporates Pharmaceutical wholesale vertical. The company has unmatched supply chain and distribution network and procurement expertise which offers customers innovative solutions at lower price. It has other brands in the category of global health and beauty product like No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and Botanics. It has a unique platform which helps them generate huge profit and let them grow in a sustainable way in developed and emerging markets. Walgreen Boots Alliance leverages on all these advantages and opportunities which is helping them in developing a global platform for future to provide innovative ways to address wellness and health challenges. Walgreen Boots Alliance has been included in the list of World’s Most Admired Companies in Fortune Magazine 2018. Walgreen Boots has been able to generate sales of $116 Billion with an overall profit of $4.2 billion in the year 2017. It has a market value of around $89 billion in the year 2017.

    Sales (Billion): $116.00

    Profit (Billion): $4.2

    2. CVS Pharmacy

    CVS was originally named as Consumer Value Stores and was founded in 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts.


    It is a subsidiary of health care company CVS Health and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. It is the largest pharmacy chain in US and its biggest competitor in this space is Walgreen Boots Alliance which has been ranked among the top according to Fortune 500 in 2016. It has more than 9600 stores worldwide and has been ranked 7th largest US Corporation by Fortune 500 in 2016. CVS sells prescribed drugs, beauty products & cosmetics, seasonal merchandise, greeting card and medicines can be ordered online also through attracted 26 million visitors annually by 2008. CEO Tom Ryan considers CVS as “Convenience, value & Service.” In year 2015, CVS acquired Targets pharmacy and retail clinic businesses which let CVS to expand its operations in Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City and Portland. CVS acquired Eckerd drug stores, Eckerd Health Services and also fragmented store operations of supermarket chain Albertsons. It also acquired Minneapolis based largest retail-based health clinics “Minuteclinic”. It has been able to achieve sales figure of $177 Billion and able to mint profit of $5.3 Billion in the year 2017.

    Sales (Billion): $177.00

    Profit (Billion): $13.60

    1. 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 25 countries under 50+ 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 to compete with 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.

    Sales (Billion): $485.00

    Profit (Billion): $13.60

    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading retail companies in the world are considered

    2. Parameters like sales and profits are considered

    3. The final ranks are calculated based these parameters

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    The top bike brands have constantly been on a growth path having a global footprint across continents. Bike companies have focused on innovation, fuel efficiency, features, stylish looks etc. All the companies have a strong distribution network globally and ensure good customer satisfaction through after sales services also. The top bike brands include brands like Honda, Yamaha, Here Moto Corp, Bajaj followed by TVS, Suzuki, Royal Enfield etc. Here is a list of the top 10 bike companies in the world 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top Bike companies in 2018:

    1st Place : Honda

    2nd Place : Yamaha

    3rd Place : Hero Moto Corp

    4th Place : Bajaj

    5th Place : TVS

    6th Place : Suzuki

    7th Place : BMW

    8th Place : Royal Enfield

    9th Place : KTM

    10th Place : Piaggio

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Bike Brands 2018 with Ranking Parameters (Revenue, Units) :

    10. Piaggio

    Piaggio Group is an Italian based company headquartered in Pisa, Italy.

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    The company also has a research and development center in California, USA by the name Piaggio Group Advanced Design Center. Piaggio group is one of the largest European Manufacturer of two-wheelers specializing in the product range of scooters, motorcycles and mopeds in the segment of 50 to 1400cc. The important brands and products it operates in are Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Piaggio, Derby and Scarabeo. Besides two-wheeler segment, the group also has a product range in three-wheeler and four-wheeler commercial vehicle segment with its model Ape, Quargo and Porter. The Piaggio group also has a 45% ownership in a Chinese company named Zongshen Piaggio Foshan Motorcycles. The company does not use the data from this joint venture In the Group’s financial result. This makes it one of the top bike brands worldwide. In the European market, the company relies on Aprilia and Moto Guzzi to improve sales and profitability in the European and North American market. In India, it is using Vespa range to penetrate further into the market. The company has gained a 9.3% increase in the total sale of its two-wheeler accounting for its total net sale to reach 3,76,000 units. This has accounted for a total revenue of $1,176 billion which is 3.7% rise from the previous year. In the motorcycle racing, Aprilia has established itself as one of the most successful brands in the history having won 54 world titles till date, 38 out of them are in world championships, 7 in superbikes and 9 in off-road disciplines.

    Revenue (million $): 1176.22

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 376

    9. KTM

    KTM AG is a renowned name in the powersports vehicles where it has a reputation of producing innovative and trend-setting vehicles on a regular basis.

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    It is a premium manufacturer of high-performance motorcycles for both off-road and street use, and the company has its headquarter and research and development center in Mattighofen, Austria. The company is owned together by the KTM Industries AG and Bajaj Auto. The company operates through the following subsidiaries, KTM Sportmotorcycle GMBH, Husqvarna Motorcycle GMBH, KTM Sportcar GMBH, KTM technologies GMBH, KTM Immobilien GMBH with minority stakes in W Verwaltungs AG. With a market share of 10% in Europe and 8% in USA, KTM AG has already become the largest European Motorcycle Manufacturer. In 2017, the company achieved a new record which is now its seven times in a row by increasing its sales and revenue. Sales was up by 17.2% which is the highest among all motorcycle manufacturers of the world. A total of 238,408 vehicles were sold in 2017 under its brands KTM and Husqvarna. In the same period, revenue also saw a rise by 16.6 % to $1.92 billion. 2018 again is going to be a very important year for the company as there is an expected growth in the regions such as Europe, North America as well as the ASEAN nations. To encash on that, the company plans to increase its annual sales to 400,000 units and developing Husqvarna as the Europe’s third biggest motorcycle manufacturer. The company has also entered the MotoGP which has attracted a lot of attention for the company.

    Revenue (million $): 1647.8

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 191.196

    8. Royal Enfield

    Eicher Motors Limited is one of the leaders in the Indian Automotive space.

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    The company is having its area of operations in commercial vehicles, motorcycles through Royal Enfield brands well as in personal utility vehicles. Royal Enfield is one of the oldest motorcycle brands in continuous production and is now a leader in the premium motorcycle segment in India with a share of 95% in the mid-size motorcycle market segment (250cc-750cc). With five models namely Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird, Continental GT and Himalayan, the company the company was able to make a sale of 8,20,493 the previous year which is a huge 23 percent jump from its previous performance. In the same period the company generated a revenue of $1,440 million from the motorcycle segment which is more than 23% rise from its previous year performance. Besides India, the company has started exploring its base in the countries like Colombia, Indonesia and Thailand where the motorcycle industry is in the same line as the Indian Market. The company has also tied-up with Flipkart to sell its complete range of gear and accessories through e-commerce. In international markets, the company’s motorcycles are sold through 568 dealerships across 46 countries along with 25 exclusive stores across 13 countries and two direct subsidiaries in North America and Brazil. Rider Mania is the Royal Enfield’s marquee riding festival had its 14th edition held in Vagator (Goa), which witnessed a participation of 6,000+ riders, media and influencers from across the country. Besides, the company also has “One Ride” which has become one among the world’s largest community rides organized by Royal Enfield every year in April.

    Revenue (million $): 1440

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 820.493

    7. BMW

    BMW AG is the parent company of BMW group which is a global leader in cars & motorcycles.

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    The company is based in Munich, Germany and its area of business lies mostly in Automobiles, Engines, products of machinery and Metal Working Industry as well as it deals in the services of them all. Its three major segments include automotive, motorcycle and financial services. The company employs around 1.3 lacks people and operates in more than 150 countries all around the world. In the motorcycle business, the company operates with the brand, BMW Motorrad. The company operates in the premium segment of the global motorcycle sector with 250 cc plus models such as Sport, Tour, Roadster, Heritage, Adventure and Urban Mobility. This segment helps it in generating a higher revenue even with a lesser unit of sales. The motorcycle division of BWM, Motarrad saw a significant rise in its sales number and the revenue it generated for the company. For the first time, the company was able to cross the 150000 mark in its sales volume. It was able to reach a figure of 1,64,153 from 1,45,032 when compared with the previous year. This is a significant 13.2% rise. This increase in sales was because of the dynamic rise in the motorcycle sale sin the Europe market with France having 24.4% jump in its sales volume. Italy and Spain also witnessed a double-digit growth. However, there was a drop in the sales in USA. The period witnessed a launch of six new motorcycle models and five revised models by the company.

    Revenue (million $): 2824.87

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 164.153

    6. Suzuki

    Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese Automobile company headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu.

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    The company’s major market segment includes Automobiles, Motorcycles, marines and Power Products. In the motorcycle segment, the company focuses on the 150cc and upwards segment in addition to the sports categories. The group deals in the motorcycles ranging from large-engine displacement to small engine displacement. The company operates through its subsidiaries such as Thai Suzuki Motor Company Ltd for the manufacturing of motorcycles in overseas, Suzuki Auto Parts Manufacturing Company Ltd. for the manufacturing of parts, Suzuki Motorcycle Sales Inc for the marketing of its motorcycles in the domestic market and Suzuki Deutschland GmbH for the marketing of motorcycles in the overseas market. The company witnessed a decline both in its production and sales of motorcycles worldwide with sale going down by 9% while revenue seeing a fall by 11.8% in the same period. The domestic market of Japan saw an overall reduction in motorcycle sales by 6% the previous year with Suzuki managing a rise in sale by 3% in the same period. As is the case with other brands, motorcycle market in Europe saw a rise which has impacted positively on all motorcycle brands including Suzuki. North American market saw a decline and Suzuki sale was no exception. The ASEAN market sale saw a flat figure with some of its nation like India saw a rise in the sale while China witnessed a decline. Suzuki has made a return to the motorcycle racing in 2015 and since then has been developing programs to compete at the highest level.

    Revenue (million $): 2200

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 1586.66

    5. TVS

    TVS Motor Company is the largest company among the 90 companies of the TVS group in terms of size and revenue.

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    TVS group comprises of the companies dealing in the areas of finance, automobiles, aviation, education, insurance, electronics, textiles, investment, housing, services and logistics. The company is the third-largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, and is a global leader in motorcycles. TVS Motors has recorded a double-digit growth both in sales as well as revenue of its motorcycles and two-wheelers divisions. Having been ahead of the industrial performance for three consecutive years, the company is raising bars for itself and its competitors every year. The company has a production capacity of 3.2 million every year. The company produces its vehicles from three major manufacturing sites, three out of which are in India, one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh while the fourth facility is in Indonesia. The company credit its high growth rate to its continuous commitment to innovation. It achieved a rare feat of launching seven new products on the same day. In 2018, the company launched TVS Ntorq 125 which is India’s first scooter with Bluetooth and smart connectivity. The company has a strong focus on quality improvement with daily works management, Total Quality Management, Total Employee Involvement Program, Kaizen to name a few. The company has also taken multiple initiatives in providing a cleaner and greener product. The company claim to have all its products 85% recyclable. The company was also the first to use a catalytic converter in its bike. Moving ahead, the company are looking towards launching electric scooters and the three-wheelers fitted with CNG and LPG options.

    Revenue (million $): 2299.06

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 3435.86

    4. Bajaj Auto

    Bajaj Auto is an India based manufacturing company having its headquarter in Pune, India.

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    Bajaj Auto has witnessed a decline of 4.3% in its sales volume but a rise of 5% percent in its revenue, and still remains one of the global bike brands. In fact, the company has not witnessed much growth in its motorcycle division from the last 4 years. Being the second largest motorcycle manufacturer in India and fourth largest in the world in terms of revenue and volume, the company’s downward sloping growth curve is a reason to ponder for their top-management. The company’s export market has also taken a hit, with its motorcycle export degrowing by 16%. The reason being the badly affected economies of the world due to sharp currency devaluation. Bajaj Auto has been one of the pioneer in the industry to propagate women empowerment. The company claims to have female employees in all its plants who operate in all work areas. At Chakan Plant, an assembly line is run by an all-woman team which produces high end bikes like Dominar 400 and Pulsar RS 200. Bajaj Auto also has subsidiaries such as Bajaj Auto International Holdings BV, which is a 100% Netherlands based subsidiary of Bajaj Auto Ltd. as well as holds approximately 48% stake in KTM AG of Austria (KTM) which is cited as the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world.

    Revenue (million $): 3760.8

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 3388.87

    3. Hero Moto Corp

    Hero is one of the biggest brand in Indian market having around 40% of the market share in the two-wheeler market and more than 50 percent market share in motorcycle market in India.

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    The company in total has six manufacturing facilities, out of which five is in India and one is in Columbia. Further, the company is also expected to start its seventh manufacturing plant in Bangladesh & has expanded its global presence in 35 different countries and it continues to grow. The company’s leadership lies in the 100-125cc motorcycles. However, the company is trying to get into the premium segment which has seen a rise by about 20$ the previous year. Owing to the local political and economic factors, the exports of two-wheelers saw a decline by about 5.9%. The company is specifically targeting countries like Nepal and Bangladesh which has been showing a double-digit growth continuously. In Bangladesh specifically, the entry level motorcycles are in high demand and hence the move of the company to open a manufacturing facility there is justified. The company, in a recent move, has come up with the initiative of “Fight fake, be safe” to fight the menace of spurious parts. To come into the motorsport map, the company has partnered with Speedbrain Gmbh which is a German off-road racing specialist. The company has also also associated itself with Global Golf events and came up with Her Challenge at the British master’s last year. The company has ventured itself into E-mobility by partnering with Ather Energy which is a start-ups in the two-wheeler EV space.

    Revenue (million $): 4964

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 7587

    2. Yamaha

    Yamaha Motors Company Limited is a global manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and surface mounters.

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    With the Company’s headquarter in Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan, the company has its presence in more than 180 countries selling its products through 140 of its subsidiaries. Around ninety percent of the company’s consolidated net sales comes from the overseas market. The company concentrates its production strategy towards the sports-commuter market in the ASEAN region, India, Brazil/China, and developed markets. Yamaha Motors has also actively been working towards the supply of motorcycles in African region where it is used as taxis, as police motorcycles, in NGOs to deliver vehicles and other commercial uses. It provides maintenance support as well which has helped the company in establishing itself as a reliable and durable brand. The company has also been holding YRA (Yamaha Riding Academy) as a driver’s training course to reduce the number of traffic accidents involving motorcycles. The company has also been assembling motorcycles in Nigeria through its joint venture with French trading company CFAO. Yamaha Motors Company Limited saw a jump of twelve percent in its revenue from an increase in sales of around five percent rise. Countries such as India, Vietnam and the Philippines saw an increase in sales of motorcycles, while Indonesia, China and Brazil saw a decline. The company has been focusing on the structural reforms and has been working towards inventory reduction which has resulted in the company’s impressive performance this year. Yamaha Motors Company has actively been in the Motorcycle racing having won 39 world championships including 6 in MotoGP.

    Revenue (million $): 9731.86

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 5390

    1. Honda

    Honda Motors Company Ltd has grown up to become world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer in addition of also holding one of the leading positions in automotive industry.

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    At present, the company has set up its production facility in 22 countries with 33 production plants. The company operates in India with its 100 percent subsidiary Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India Pvt Ltd with its headquarter at Manesar, Gurgaon. The company has a market share of around 27% in the Indian Market. The company was able to produce a total of 19,554 thousand units in motorcycles and ATVs. This is a jump by 10.7% as compared to the previous year. Super Cub, one of its products has reached a 100 million units milestone in the year 2017. This rise in sales came from Europe and Asia, especially from India and Vietnam while countries like USA, Brazil and Japan which all are its major market has shown a decline. A continued slump in economic conditions in Brazil has led to a huge decline in the company’s sales there which fell by about 28% in the country. While working towards sustainability and eco-friendly future of the industry, the company has started working towards the electrification of their motorcycle by concentrating this more on its commuter models. An electric scooter, besides others, are few models which the company are determined to introduce by the end of this year. In this direction, the company has started to invest on the research and development of system which features a detachable mobile battery that is easy to replace and recharge.

    Revenue (million $): 18590

    Unit Sales (in thousand): 19554

    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading bike manufacturing companies are considered.

    2. Parameters like revenues and unit sales are considered with weightages of 60% and 40%.

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

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    Ecommerce websites have revolutionized the way in which shopping was done earlier. Ecommerce websites have become the shopping destination for millions of people in India. The major ecommerce companies in India compete on the basis of offers, discounts, and product offerings to remain at the top. Some of the top ecommerce companies in India include Flipkart, Paytm, BookMyshow, Myntra, etc. Here is the list of top 10 ecommerce companies in India 2018.

    Quick Glance :

    Below are the biggest and top eCommerce Companies in India 2018:

    1st Place : IRCTC

    2nd Place : mJunction

    3rd Place : Flipkart

    4th Place : Paytm

    5th Place : Amazon India

    6th Place : Snapdeal

    7th Place : Shopclues

    8th Place : MakeMyTrip

    9th Place : Myntra

    10th Place : BookMyShow

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

    Top Indian eCommerce Companies 2018 with Ranking Parameters (GMV) :

    10. BookMyShow

    BookMyShow is the largest online portal for booking entertainment tickets like movies, events, concerts, sports, plays etc.

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    Headquartered in Mumbai, the company was founded by Ashish Hemrajani in 1999, and initially the company was registered under BigTree Entertainment Ltd. Later they changed their brand name to “Go for Ticketing” to “India ticketing” to finally BookMyShow. The company faced challenges in those days as internet, credit card, debit card, were not prevalent and there was no multiple screens in theatres. The company got a boost when Network 18 invested in the company in 2007 giving them 60% partnership in the business. The company had survived the global financial crisis and the dotcom crash. The company has many sources of revenue but the main source of income is through ticketing which contributes to 60% of their total revenue. The other sources of income are through advertising and promotion of new movies, events and artists. BookMyShow has made partnership with major multiplex chains, theaters, event organizing companies across the country. BookMyShow has partnered with IPL, Formula 1 which has helped the company to become the most successful entertainment portal in India. It has also won many awards such as “The Hottest Company of the Year” in 2011. It has expanded its operations to 4 countries outside India.

    GMV (in billion $): 0.36

    9. Myntra

    Based in Bangalore, Myntra is the most popular online fashion portal famous for its fashionable apparels.

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    The company was founded by Mukesh Bansal in 2007, and initially the company sold customized gift items, later expanded their business to include apparels and lifestyle products. Myntra was acquired by Flipkart in 2014, and Myntra acquired its biggest competitor Jabong to expand their business. Today Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong together captures a large market share. Myntra acquired Native5; Cubeit to strengthen its mobile app. Myntra has collaborated with Ministry of Textiles to endorse handloom industry. It has also faced criticism for labour issues. Recently, Myntra had acquired a smart wearables devices startup Witworks to reinforce its product development capabilities. The company enjoys a large customer base owing to its continuous innovation in its products. It also provides design for apparel segment in Flipkart. From brands like Fastrack Watches to Being Human, this portal has some of the most recognized and premium brands in its store. Myntra has been always on the front in terms of usage of technology. Myntra is planning to incorporate AI in its app and let users know how they look and give a rating. It will also incorporate augmented reality to produce talking t-shirts. Myntra has associated with Esprit which will allow it to open 15 offline Espirit stores.

    GMV (in billion $): 1

    8. Makemytrip

    Established in 2000 by Deep Kalra, MakeMyTrip is the leading online travel e-commerce company.

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    Headquartered in Gurgaon, the company facilitates online booking facilities for train, bus, flights, hotel reservation. The company has done a series of acquisitions like holiday IQ, ITC group, hotel travel group and Mygola to expand its business. MakeMyTrip owns 65 retail stores across 50 cities in India. The company also started providing car hire services. Apart from India, MakeMyTrip offers its hotel booking services internationally. The company has its international branches in New York and Sydney as well. The company has done a series of acquisitions to enhance its presence in the South East Asia. MakeMyTrip merged with its biggest rival Ibibo group to become India’s largest travel agency. The company has also launched several mobile apps that provide various travel services such as flight bookings, holiday packages, tickets, hotel booking etc. The company also offers special packages for tourist locations. MakeMyTrip has recently made a strategic partnership with Flipkart to leverage the cutomer base of Flipkart which will allow it to offer travel services in its platform. MakeMyTrip owns recognized brands such as Goibibo and RedBus. The company provides bookings for all major domestic and low-cost airlines operating in India, Indian Railways and all major Indian bus operators.

    GMV (in billion $): 1.1

    7. Shopclues

    Headquartered in Gurgaon, Shopclues is the leading e-commerce brand in India which sells apparels, home and kitchen appliances, electronic and daily utility items.

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    The company was co-founded by Sandeep and Radhika Agarwal in Silicon Valley in the year 2011. Sanjay Sethi is the CEO of the company, and the company has got funding from investors like Tiger Global, Helion Ventures, and Nexus Venture Partner. In 2015, Shopclues launched its app for android, windows and ios platform. The company shipped 30 lakh products per month in 2017. Shopclues has a feature on its website called as Mysite where merchants can create their own websites to sell their products. Shopclues has done a lot of acquisitions like StoreKing, Momoe to expand its business. The company has 5 lakh merchants and it launched its advertising platform Adzone in 2016. Shopclues has attracted customers from Tier II and Tier III cities and gets the maximum order from tier III cities. In 2016; Shopclues won the Gold Award for its Ghar Wapsi campaign. The company has more than 700 employees and 100 Million visits every year. The company has also faced criticism for selling fake Ray-ban products. Shop clue’s Sunday flea market and Wednesday Super Saver Bazar has been immensely successful.

    GMV (in billion $): 1.2

    6. Snapdeal

    Snapdeal is one of the prominent online e-commerce website in India offering a wide range of categories.


    The company was founded by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal in 2010. Although it was initially started as a daily deals platform but later it emerged as the leading online shopping place for electronics, shoes, men and women clothing, home and kitchen appliances etc. The company grew more as it received investments from global marquee investors like Softbank, Temasek, eBay, Venture Partners etc. Snapdeal made a series of acquisitions such as Bangalore based website and Delhi based online sports goods retailer, It also acquired to add handicraft items in its products portfolio. The company has acquired fashion site and gifting site to increase its products offerings.In 2015, Snapdeal acquired to become the leading e-commerce players in the industry. Snapdeal sells maximum products through its Unbox India Sale, 3day Mega Deals. Snapdeal has a large customer base due to its various deals and discounts its offers. Infibeam is anticipated to acquire Unicommerce, a subsidiary of Snapdeal. The company has 10000 employees and offers more than 12 million products in its website.

    GMV (in billion $): 1.5

    5. Amazon India

    Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce company and has grown rapidly in India.

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    Amazon started its operations in India in 2013 but has managed to occupy its place among the top 10 e-commerce companies in India. Based in Seattle, Washington, the company was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and has since then grown to become one of the leading ecommerce companies. Initially Amazon sold books online but later diversified its products to electronics, apparel, Furniture, food, toys and jewelry, videos, mp3, etc. Amazon Inc. has invested 5 billion US dollars in Amazon India to counter rivals like Flipkart, Snapdeal etc. In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart to become the most valuable brands in terms of market capitalization. Known for its continuous innovation, Amzaon is anticipated to launch 3-D scan which will help customers find the best fit clothing. The company has over 100 million registered users in India. Amazon offers a lot of products and services such as AmazonPrime, Amazon Drive, Amazon Web services, Kindle etc. Amazon India is set to launch AmazonFresh to cater to grocery needs of Indian customers. The company has made deals with local vendors to provide grocery items within 2 hours. Amazon India is also set to launch Audible which will sell audio books online in its platform. Amazon has signed with renowned authors of the country like Chetan Bhagat.

    GMV (in billion $): 3.2

    4. Paytm

    Based in Noida, Paytm is the pioneer company in India to offer online payment of services.

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    Established in 2010 by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, One97 Communications is the parent company of Paytm. Paytm initially offered online recharge of DTH, and later it incorporated landline bill, data packs, prepaid and postpaid mobile payments online. In 2014 it launched its own wallet, Paytm wallet where users can add money. Paytm also added payment of education fees, metro recharges, electricity, gas, and water bill and utility bill payments. It also became the official payment gateway for Indian Railways. In 2016 it unveiled QR system of payment which became a huge success in India. From small tea shops to big retail shops had Paytm QR through which Indian customers did the payments for goods and services. Paytm also incorporated online payment for flight bookings, movie tickets, event booking and amusement park bookings. In 2017, Paytm unveiled Paytm Gold that allowed customers to buy pure gold online. It had 100 million app downloads in 2017. Through its e-commerce platform Paytm Mall , it offers a wide range of apparel, electronics, sports items, books, movies, stationery etc. to become the largest e-commerce company in India. Venturing into the e-commerce segment Paytm is giving tough competition to rivals like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal. In 2015, Paytm got a license from RBI to launch a payments bank through which it will offer banking, lending and insurance services.

    GMV (in billion $): 5

    3. Flipkart

    Headquartered in Bangalore, Flipkart is the largest and the most popular e-commerce companies in India.

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    The company was founded in 2007 by IIT Delhi graduates Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, and initially, the company sold books online. Flipkart has done a series of acquisitions to expand its range of product offerings. In 2011, it acquired Mime360 and Chakpak to launch its own music store Flyte Digital but it was not a success as Indian consumers were not willing to pay for songs. Flipkart acquired and Myntra to add electronics segment and apparels in its product portfolio. Flipkart has ventured into launching its own range of electronic products under the brand Digiflip. Flipkart owns several brands like Citron, Flipkart smartbuy, MarQ, Billion Brand that offers a wide range of home appliances, personal healthcare, electronic products, larger appliances and mobile phones. Flipkart has faced severe criticism for violating net-neutrality when it made a partnership with Airtel to launch the Airtel Zero platform. Today the company sells a wide variety of products like books, movies, music, games, mobile, accessories, cameras, computers, computer accessories, home and kitchen appliances, TV and video products, apparel, personal and healthcare products. Flipkart is anticipated to start repair service for mobile phones and electronic items. Flipkart launches Big Billion sale to capture a large market share during the festive season.

    GMV (in billion $): 6

    2. mJunction

    mJunction is the largest e-commerce companies in India which is a 50-50 venture by Tata Steel and Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL).

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    Headquartered in Kolkata, the company was founded in 2001 by Tata Steel. At the initial stage it sold steel online, and later it expanded its business to include different verticals like e-selling, e-sourcing, e-finance, e-retail. Apart from India, mJunction is the largest e- commerce portal for steel in the world. mJunction was started with the intention to improve the supply chain of steel industry and make the process transparent. mJunction has various online platforms such as,,,, and mjunctionedge. All these platforms support small bidders to do transaction as well. mJunction is anticipated to conduct the e-auction for awarding media rights. mJunction has also won prestigious awards for its CSR activities and renowned as the most innovative company of the year. It is the pioneer e-commerce platform which allows selling steels online. It has revolutionized the way in which steel and coal was bought and sold earlier. Viresh Oberoi is the CEO of the company. The company has transacted 556,858 crore till date. It has presence in 25 locations across the country. mJunction won the “Best E-commerce company of the year” award in the ET now making of Developed India.

    GMV (in billion $): 9.24

    1. IRCTC

    IRCTC, a subsidiary of Indian railways is the biggest and the largest e-commerce portal in India.

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    It was established by the Government of India in 1999 to provide online railway ticketing services for the citizen of India. Today it facilitates services like online ticketing, tatkal booking, tourist destination booking and catering facilities. IRCTC has special tourist destination packages such as Bharat Darshan, Buddhist Circuit train, Maharaja express operation. Recently it started Adbhut Bhutan flight tour package to the happiest country Bhutan. IRCTC has also incorporated adventure tourist packages that offer adventure sports like water sports, adventure and wildlife treks etc. The catering facilities started by IRCTC is a good initiative as it allows passengers to book food from dominos, haldiram at some selected stations. IRCTC has also won prestigious awards such as Legend PSU of the year for Customer Friendly Operations Biggest E-Commerce portal in India in the year 2014. IRCTC has also made a record of booking of 11, 00,000 tickets in a day. This portal serves millions of customers who make their reservations online. IRCTC is the most popular portal in India for booking railway tickets online. IRCTC has a large customer base owing to its varied offerings. It also provides special benefits to senior citizens of the country.

    GMV (in billion $): 14

    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading ecommerce companies of India are considered.

    2. Parameters like GMV are considered for all these brands.

    3. Based on GMV the companies are ranked to final the top ecommerce companies in India.

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