Top companies in the world by market value 2019

With a market value of 961.3 billion U.S. dollars, Apple led the ranking of the world’s largest companies in 2018. Some of the most recognizable companies in the world, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, and Facebook followed closely behind, rounding out the top five. Apple also led the way in 2018 as the world's most profitable company, with a net income of 59.4 billion U.S. dollars.

Determining value

Market value and market capitalization are two terms frequently heard when discussing the profitability and viability of companies. Put simply, market capitalization, or market cap, is the worth of a company based on stock price; an important metric when determining value for potential trading opportunities.

Market value, however, is what a company is worth in a much broader context and can change greatly depending on the business cycle. It is determined by multiple factors, including stockholder equity, corporate debt, and the market environment as a whole.

The world’s top companies

In fiscal year 2018, Apple’s global revenue stood at 265.6 billion U.S. dollars, but somewhat surprisingly, did not manage to crack the top ten of companies with the largest revenue. The American multinational retailer Walmart led the way as the largest company in the world when considering revenue and employment.

The 100 largest companies in the world by market value in 2019

Ranking of the companies rank 1 to 100Market value in billion U.S. dollars
Apple 961.3
Microsoft 946.5 916.1
Alphabet 863.2
Berkshire Hathaway 516.4
Facebook 512
Alibaba 480.8
Tencent Holdings 472.1
JPMorgan Chase 368.5
Johnson & Johnson 366.2
Visa 351.9
ExxonMobil 343.4
ICBC 305.1
Walmart 296.1
Bank of America 287.3
Samsung Electronics 272.4
Procter & Gamble 265.3
Royal Dutch Shell 264.9
Intel 263.1
Cisco Systems 248.3
Mastercard 247.1
Verizon Communications 239.7
Walt Disney 238.1
AT&T 233.3
Chevron 228.3
Home Depot 226.8
China Construction Bank 225
Nike 224.3
Taiwan Semiconductor 222.4
Roche Holding 222
Ping An Insurance Group 220.2
Pfizer 218.6
Wells Fargo 214.7
Boeing 214.5
UnitedHealth Group 212.8
Coca-Cola 203
PetroChina 198.7
China Mobile 197.6
Agricultural Bank of China 197
Comcast 192
Merck & Co. 189.1
Oracle 186.3
PepsiCo 178.2
Kweichow Moutai 177.1
Toyota Motor 176.6
Novartis 175.6
HSBC Holdings 175.5
Citigroup 161.1
Netflix 157.3
Unilever 153.6
L'Oréal Group 153
BP 149.5
Total 149.5
McDonald's 148.8
Bank of China 143
BHP Billiton 138.3
SAP 134.9
Adobe Systems 132
Philip Morris International 131.5
China Merchants Bank 130.4
Abbott Laboratories 129.8
Reliance Industries126.4
Broadcom 126.1
3M 126.1
Union Pacific 125.6
IBM 124.9
Honeywell International 123.1
AIA Group 122.2 120.9
Eli Lilly119.3
United Technologies 118.1
Novo Nordisk 116.3
Tata Consultancy Services 116.1
Royal Bank of Canada 114.9
AbbVie 114.7
China Life Insurance 114.2
Accenture 113.9
NVIDIA 113.4
Medtronic 113
Naspers 111.3
Amgen 109.3
Texas Instruments 108.4
Costco Wholesale108.1
Sinopec 105.6
Thermo Fisher Scientific103.9
TD Bank Group 103.8
Allianz 102.3
Altria Group101.8
Rio Tinto 100
Saudi Basic Industries100
United Parcel Service 98.3
Inditex 98
Anheuser-Busch InBev 0.7
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May 2019



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