Facts and figures

Explore key facts and figures about PwC and find out how we performed in FY 2014.

This year our global workforce reached its largest ever total of 195,433 people. We carried out over 600,000 hours of professional services and skilled volunteering. We served 417 Fortune Global 500 companies and 462 FT Global 500 companies. Our global revenues were US$34bn.

Revenues

For the year ending 30 June 2014, PwC’s gross revenues were US$34 billion, up 6%. Revenue growth was strong across all of PwC’s lines of business and geographic regions. Encouragingly, revenue growth increased on the previous year despite continuing challenging economic conditions in parts of the world and a clear commitment by PwC to pursue only high quality, profitable work.

Revenues infographic. 6% increase in global revenues to US$34bn. 3% increase in Assurance revenues. 10% increase in Advisory revenues. 8% increase in Tax revenues.

Aggregated revenues of PwC firms by geographic region (US$ millions)

  FY14 at FY14
ex. rates
FY13 at FY13
ex. rates
% change % change at
constant ex. rate
Asia 3,902 3,706 5.3% 9.2%
Australasia and Pacific Islands 1,552 1,642 -5.5% 3.9%
Central and Eastern Europe 821 809 1.5% 2.5%
Western Europe 12,777 11,829 8.0% 4.1%
Middle East and Africa 1,170 1,074 9.0% 15.9%
North America and the Caribbean 12,704 12,000 5.9% 6.5%
South and Central America 1,026 1,028 -0.2% 12.8%
Gross revenues 33,952 32,088 5.8% 6.1%

FY14 revenues are the aggregated revenues of all PwC firms and are expressed in US dollars at average FY14 exchange rates. FY13 aggregated revenues are shown at average FY13 exchange rates. Gross revenues are inclusive of expenses billed to clients. Fiscal year ends 30 June.

Aggregated revenues of PwC firms by service line (US$ millions)

  FY14 at FY14
ex. rates
FY13 at FY13
ex. rates
% change % change at
constant ex. rate
Assurance 15,137 14,761 2.5% 2.7%
Advisory 10,002 9,153 9.3% 10.0%
Tax 8,813 8,175 7. 8% 8.0%
Gross revenues 33,952 32,088 5.8% 6.1%
Expenses and disbursements on client assignments (2,025) (1,863) 8.7% 9.0%
Net revenues 31,927 30,226 5.6% 6.0%

FY14 revenues are the aggregated revenues of all PwC firms and are expressed in US dollars at average FY14 exchange rates. FY13 aggregated revenues are shown at average FY13 exchange rates. Gross revenues are inclusive of expenses billed to clients. Fiscal year ends 30 June.

Aggregated revenues by industry sector (percentage of revenue)

Aggregated revenues by industry sector (percentage of revenue). Banking & capital markets had the highest gain - increasing by 13.4% - in comparision to other sectors.

Providing the best possible service means having an in-depth understanding of the industries in which our clients operate.

That is why PwC goes to market by industry, allowing us to pool our industry expertise and give our clients easy access to the full range of our services.

As the chart above shows, in FY 2014 we served clients across the full spectrum of industry sectors, ranging from Banking & Capital Markets and Industrial Products, to Healthcare and Automotive.

Corporate responsibility

At PwC, we have a significant role to play in building trust in society and solving important problems.

Our goal is to embed this in all we do, but nowhere is it more important and significant than in our global corporate responsibility (CR) strategy.

13% increase in PwC people involved in community activities. 6% increase in community hours for professional services and skilled volunteering.

Clients

PwC’s clients range from the world’s leading multinational companies to new and growing enterprises, from large family businesses and governments to NGOs, and private individuals in nearly every country around the world.

PwC firms provided services to:

PwC firms provided services to 417 Fortune Global 500 companies and 462 FT Global 500 companies in FY 2014.

Global and regional client bases – company indices/lists¹

Pie charts depicting the global and regional client bases – company indices/lists.

¹Audit clients include both sole and joint audits.
Non-audit clients are those companies where PwC did not provide statutory audit services and where revenues exceeded US$500,000 in FY 14.

People

We grew our global workforce from 184,235 in FY2013 to 195,433 in FY2014.

This is our largest ever total to date.

44,721 people joined PwC firms around the world. 4,184 were support staff. 20,507 were experienced professionals. 20,030 were graduates.

Headcount by region

PwC people FY14 FY13 Growth
Asia 43,370 38,863 12%
Australasia and Pacific Islands 6,967 6,760 3%
Central and Eastern Europe 7,746 7,490 3%
Western Europe 62,061 60,441 3%
Middle East and Africa 12,486 11,578 8%
North America and the Caribbean 49,375 46,608 6%
South and Central America 13,428 12,495 7%
Total 195,433 184,235 6%

PwC people by region

Pie chart depicting PwC people by region.

PwC people by line of service

Pie chart depicting PwC people by line of service

PwC’s global footprint

Diagram depicting PwC’s global footprint. In FY 2004, we were in 144 countries. In FY 2014, we were in 157 countries. Our Pwc global headcount has grown from 122,471 in 2004 to 195,433 in 2014.