The editors of Fortune magazine released its annual ranking of the 500 largest corporations in the world in which the companies are ranked by revenue for the previous financial year. In the Fortune Global 500 Apple took 15th place, behind two lines of Samsung.
Samsung for the year earned $195 billion, Apple $183 billion However, in the ranking by net profit, the iPhone maker was significantly above both the South Korean brand, and other participants of a rating. With $39.5 billion in net profit, Apple became the second fortune 500 companies, Samsung — 9th place and $21.9 billion
It is noteworthy that Microsoft managed to bypass Samsung one position with a $22 billion profit. In the ranking by revenues, the company took only 95-th place.
Global 500 is headed by supermarket chain Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. Its annual revenue was $485,6 billion, net profit of $16.3 billion For comparison, the total annual revenues for Apple – $at 182.7 billion in net profit in the amount of $39.5 billion By the end of the reporting fiscal year, the sales revenue of the Californian Empire grew by almost 7%.
In second place Global 500 is China petroleum & chemical Corporation Sinopec Group. The company for the year has earned more than $446,8 billion, which is 2% less than in 2014.
It should be noted that in the rating Fortune there and Russian corporations. The closest to Apple getting “Gazprom”. Gazprom is in 26th place with revenue of $144,4 billion.
Full Fortune Global 500 list can be seen here.