Global Top 100 companies – 2013

The combined market capital of the world’s Top 100 companies has experienced a swing of more than 10 trillion dollars after the financial bubble burst in 2008. The most valuable publicly listed companies are from the technology, consumer services or health care sectors- and they are mostly US companies. In terms of growth, technology and consumer services are the most improved sectors by market cap in the Top 100.

In this report we have ranked the Ttop 100 global companies by market capitalisation and compared how the list has evolved from March 2008 annually through to March 2013. We have identified the risers and the fallers, looked at sector dynamics and presented a view on how the global landscape has changed.

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Explore the data - Top 100 global companies by market capitalisation

Our interactive table allows you to sort and view the Top 100 list and compare it by country and sector.  Click on the column headings to sort that data by that criterion or use the dropdowns to filter the data.

  31-mar-13 31-mar-08
Company name Nationality Industry Rank +/- Rank
Market
Cap $bn
Rank
Market
Cap $bn
APPLE United States Technology 40 1 416 41 126
EXXON MOBIL United States Oil & Gas -1 2 404 1 453
GOOGLE United States Technology 33 3 263 36 138
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY United States Financials 9 4 257 13 207
PETROCHINA China Oil & Gas -3 5 255 2 424
WAL-MART STORES United States Consumer Services 5 6 246 11 208
GENERAL ELECTRIC United States Industrials -4 7 240 3 369
MICROSOFT United States Technology -1 8 240 7 264
IBM United States Technology 18 9 238 27 159
NESTLE Switzerland Consumer Goods 4 10 233 14 197
IND & COMM BK China Financials -5 11 232 6 277
CHEVRON United States Oil & Gas 7 12 231 19 177
JOHNSON&JOHNSON United States Health Care 4 13 228 17 184
CHINA MOBILE Hong Kong Telecommunications -9 14 213 5 298
PROCTER & GAMBLE United States Consumer Goods -6 15 211 9 216
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL United Kingdom Oil & Gas -6 16 209 10 216
PFIZER United States Health Care 16 17 207 33 142
CHINA CONST BK China Financials 2 18 203 20 176
SAMSUNG ELECTRON South Korea Consumer Goods 49 19 202 68 93
AT&T United States Telecommunications -12 20 201 8 231
ROCHE HLDG Switzerland Health Care 3 21 201 24 165
HSBC HLDGS United Kingdom Financials -7 22 198 15 196
WELLS FARGO & CO United States Financials 41 23 195 64 96
NOVARTIS Switzerland Health Care 11 24 192 35 140
JPMORGAN CHASE United States Financials 6 25 182 31 146
COCA-COLA United States Consumer Goods 8 26 180 34 141
TOYOTA MOTOR Japan Consumer Goods -5 27 178 22 172
BHP BILLITON Australia Basic Materials -7 28 171 21 175
ANHEUSER-BUSCH Belgium Consumer Goods 115 29 159 144 54
ORACLE United States Technology 32 30 152 62 100
PHILIP MORRIS United States Consumer Goods 25 31 152 56 107
AGRICULTURAL BK OF CHINA China Financials n/a 32 143 n/a n/a
VERIZON COMMUNIC United States Telecommunications 24 33 140 57 105
VODAFONE GROUP United Kingdom Telecommunications -6 34 139 28 159
SANOFI France Health Care 24 35 135 59 103
CITIGROUP United States Financials 15 36 134 51 112
BP United Kingdom Oil & Gas -21 37 134 16 192
MERCK & CO United States Health Care 42 38 134 80 82
BANK OF AMERICA United States Financials -16 39 132 23 168
BANK OF CHINA China Financials -15 40 130 25 159
UNILEVER United Kingdom Consumer Goods 20 41 125 61 102
PEPSICO United States Consumer Goods 5 42 122 47 115
AMAZON.COM United States Consumer Services n/a 43 121 New 30
QUALCOMM United States Technology 56 44 115 100 66
GLAXOSMITHKLINE United Kingdom Health Care 3 45 115 48 115
COMMONW BK AUSTR Australia Financials n/a 46 114 New 50
ECOPETROL Colombia Oil & Gas n/a 47 114 New 46
TOTAL France Oil & Gas -30 48 113 18 178
PETROBRAS Brazil Oil & Gas -37 49 113 12 208
VISA United States Financials 61 50 112 111 62
CISCO SYSTEMS United States Technology -19 51 111 32 144
COMCAST United States Consumer Services 77 52 109 129 58
INTEL United States Technology -9 53 108 44 123
CHINA PETROLEUM China Oil & Gas -15 54 106 39 135
HOME DEPOT United States Consumer Services n/a 55 104 New 47
BRIT AMER TOBACC United Kingdom Consumer Goods 31 56 103 87 76
WALT DISNEY United States Consumer Services 59 57 103 116 61
GAZPROM Russia Oil & Gas -58 58 102 4 302
MCDONALDS United States Consumer Services 45 59 100 104 64
SCHLUMBERGER United States Oil & Gas -2 60 100 58 104
WESTPAC BANKING Australia Financials n/a 61 99 New 41
SAP Germany Technology 50 62 99 112 62
L'OREAL France Consumer Goods 21 63 96 84 78
SIEMENS Germany Industrials -1 64 95 63 100
RIO TINTO United Kingdom Basic Materials -35 65 92 30 155
NOVO NORDISK Denmark Health Care n/a 66 91 New 44
VALE SA Brazil Basic Materials -41 67 91 26 159
VOLKSWAGEN Germany Consumer Goods -8 68 89 60 102
TSMC Taiwan Technology 69 69 87 138 60
LVMH MOET HENNES France Consumer Goods 69 70 87 139 55
ROYAL BANK OF CA Canada Financials 47 71 87 118 60
CNOOC Hong Kong Oil & Gas 29 72 86 101 66
UNITED TECH United States Industrials 25 73 86 98 68
BAYER Germany Basic Materials 39 74 85 113 61
SABMILLER United Kingdom Consumer Goods n/a 75 84 New 33
MITSUBISHI FINANCIAL Japan Financials -9 76 84 67 94
INDITEX Spain Consumer Services n/a 77 83 New 35
ITAU UNIBAN Brazil Financials 69 78 82 147 54
ENI Italy Oil & Gas -41 79 82 38 137
AUST AND NZ BANK Australia Financials n/a 80 81 New 40
ROSNEFT Russia Oil & Gas -15 81 81 66 95
UNITED PARCEL United States Industrials 6 82 81 88 76
BASF Germany Basic Materials 22 83 81 105 64
AMERICA MOVIL Mexico Telecommunications -32 84 79 52 111
DIAGEO United Kingdom Consumer Goods n/a 85 79 New 52
STATOIL Norway Oil & Gas -21 86 77 65 96
SABIC Saudi Arabia Basic Materials -37 87 77 50 112
AMGEN United States Health Care n/a 88 77 New 45
TORONTO-DOM BANK Canada Financials n/a 89 77 New 44
CHINA LIFE INS China Financials -37 90 76 53 110
NATL AUST BANK Australia Financials n/a 91 75 New 45
AMERICAN EXPRESS United States Financials n/a 92 75 New 51
GILEAD SCIENCES United States Health Care n/a 93 75 New 48
CONOCOPHILLIPS United States Oil & Gas -49 94 73 45 119
3M United States Industrials 39 95 73 134 56
BRADESCO Brazil Financials n/a 96 72 New 53
NEWS CORP United States Consumer Services 29 97 71 126 59
BANCO SANTANDER Spain Financials -56 98 71 42 125
GOLDMAN SACHS United States Financials -7 99 71 92 73
EBAY United States Consumer Services n/a 100 70 New 40
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