Top companies in the world by market value 2018

The 100 largest companies in the world by market value in 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)

Top companies in the world by market value 2018 With a market value of 926.9 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 2017 as the world's most profitable company, with a net income of 48.35 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 2017, 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.
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The 100 largest companies in the world by market value in 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)

Ranking of the companies rank 1 to 100Market value in billion U.S. dollars
Apple 926.9
Amazon.com 777.8
Alphabet 766.4
Microsoft 750.6
Facebook 541.5
Alibaba 499.4
Berkshire Hathaway 491.9
Tencent Holdings 491.3
JPMorgan Chase 387.7
ExxonMobil 344.1
Johnson & Johnson 341.3
Samsung Electronics 325.9
Bank of America 313.5
ICBC 311
Royal Dutch Shell 306.5
Visa 295.1
Wells Fargo 265.3
China Construction Bank 261.2
Intel 254.8
Chevron 248.1
Walmart 246.2
Nestle 237.3
UnitedHealth Group 229
Cisco Systems 221.3
PetroChina 220.2
Home Depot 219.4
Pfizer 207.7
Taiwan Semiconductor 203
Novartis 203
Mastercard 201.9
Verizon Communications 200.9
Toyota Motor 200.7
HSBC Holdings 200.3
Boeing 199.5
AT&T 198.3
China Mobile 192.6
Oracle 191.1
Roche Holding 189.7
Citigroup 185.8
Procter & Gamble 184.5
Anheuser-Busch InBev 184.3
Agricultural Bank of China 184.1
Ping An Insurance Group 181.4
Coca-Cola 179.3
Total 168
AbbVie 165.3
Merck & Co. 160.6
Bank of China 158.6
Unilever 155.8
DowDuPont 155.3
NVIDIA 154.5
BP 152.6
Walt Disney 152.1
Comcast 146.8
Kweichow Moutai 142.4
Netflix 141.9
SAP 138.9
Sinopec 138.6
PepsiCo 138.1
L'Oréal Group 134.2
BHP Billiton 133.2
IBM 132.3
McDonald's 129.9
General Electric 126.8
Philip Morris International 126.2
3M 121.8
British American Tobacco 120
Adobe Systems 119.1
Novo Nordisk 116.9
Medtronic 116
Amgen 115.8
Royal Bank of Canada 113.4
Naspers 112.8
Siemens 112.5
China Merchants Bank 112.4
AIA Group 111.4
Nike 110.3
Honeywell International 110.1
Union Pacific 109.7
TD Bank Group 107.8
Abbott Laboratories 107.4
Texas Instruments 106.9
Banco Santander 106.3
Bayer 104.6
Altria Group 104.5
China Life Insurance 104.1
Volkswagen Group 101.4
Accenture 101
Allianz 100.4
Broadcom 100
Booking Holdings 99.9
United Parcel Service 99.7
United Technologies 99.6
Inditex 99.5
Rio Tinto 99.3
GlaxoSmithKline 98.6
Schlumberger 98.5
Tata Consultancy Services 98.4
Morgan Stanley 97.7
Salesforce.com 97
Ranking of the companies rank 1 to 100Market value in billion U.S. dollars
Apple 926.9
Amazon.com 777.8
Alphabet 766.4
Microsoft 750.6
Facebook 541.5
Alibaba 499.4
Berkshire Hathaway 491.9
Tencent Holdings 491.3
JPMorgan Chase 387.7
ExxonMobil 344.1
Johnson & Johnson 341.3
Samsung Electronics 325.9
Bank of America 313.5
ICBC 311
Royal Dutch Shell 306.5
Visa 295.1
Wells Fargo 265.3
China Construction Bank 261.2
Intel 254.8
Chevron 248.1
Walmart 246.2
Nestle 237.3
UnitedHealth Group 229
Cisco Systems 221.3
PetroChina 220.2
Home Depot 219.4
Pfizer 207.7
Taiwan Semiconductor 203
Novartis 203
Mastercard 201.9
Verizon Communications 200.9
Toyota Motor 200.7
HSBC Holdings 200.3
Boeing 199.5
AT&T 198.3
China Mobile 192.6
Oracle 191.1
Roche Holding 189.7
Citigroup 185.8
Procter & Gamble 184.5
Anheuser-Busch InBev 184.3
Agricultural Bank of China 184.1
Ping An Insurance Group 181.4
Coca-Cola 179.3
Total 168
AbbVie 165.3
Merck & Co. 160.6
Bank of China 158.6
Unilever 155.8
DowDuPont 155.3
NVIDIA 154.5
BP 152.6
Walt Disney 152.1
Comcast 146.8
Kweichow Moutai 142.4
Netflix 141.9
SAP 138.9
Sinopec 138.6
PepsiCo 138.1
L'Oréal Group 134.2
BHP Billiton 133.2
IBM 132.3
McDonald's 129.9
General Electric 126.8
Philip Morris International 126.2
3M 121.8
British American Tobacco 120
Adobe Systems 119.1
Novo Nordisk 116.9
Medtronic 116
Amgen 115.8
Royal Bank of Canada 113.4
Naspers 112.8
Siemens 112.5
China Merchants Bank 112.4
AIA Group 111.4
Nike 110.3
Honeywell International 110.1
Union Pacific 109.7
TD Bank Group 107.8
Abbott Laboratories 107.4
Texas Instruments 106.9
Banco Santander 106.3
Bayer 104.6
Altria Group 104.5
China Life Insurance 104.1
Volkswagen Group 101.4
Accenture 101
Allianz 100.4
Broadcom 100
Booking Holdings 99.9
United Parcel Service 99.7
United Technologies 99.6
Inditex 99.5
Rio Tinto 99.3
GlaxoSmithKline 98.6
Schlumberger 98.5
Tata Consultancy Services 98.4
Morgan Stanley 97.7
Salesforce.com 97
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With a market value of 926.9 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 2017 as the world's most profitable company, with a net income of 48.35 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 2017, 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.
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