The Global 2000Original published by Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/forbes2000.

One world; one gigantic marketplace. This year, 60 countries have global 2000 entries vs. 51 in our inaugural list in 2004. The Forbes global 2000 are public companies with the top composite scores based on their rankings for sales, profits, assets and market value. Our justification for using a composite ranking is simple: One metric alone can give a false impression about corporate size.

In total, the global 2000 companies now account for $30 trillion in revenues, $2.4 trillion in profits, $119 trillion in assets and $39 trillion in market value. Around the world, 72 million people work for these companies.

The U.S. still dominates this list of global giants, but with 61 fewer entries than last year and 153 fewer than in 2004, as many U.S. companies failed to keep pace with global competitors. In contrast, China, India and Brazil are rapidly adding companies to the list. India, for example, has 48 companies this year vs. 27 in 2004.
Measured by number of companies, 315, the banking industry has the biggest presence on the global 2000. Banking also dominates in assets, with total assets of $58.3 trillion, and profits, $398 billion. The 123 companies in oil and gas operations lead all industries in aggregate revenues, of $3.76 trillion, and take second place in total profits, of $386 billion.
For the past few years, we have also identified an important subset of the global 2000: big companies that also have exceptional growth rates. To qualify as a global high performer, a company must stand out from its industry peers in growth, return to investors and future prospects. Most of the 130 global high performers have been expanding their earnings at 25% a year or better–easy for a start-up, hard for a blue chip.

Spain, currently the 8th biggest country by GDP counts with 29 global companies:

Rank

Company

Industry

Sales ($bil)

Profits ($bil)

Assets ($bil)

MValue ($bil)

21

Banco Santander

Banking

72.26

10.02

1,332.72

113.27

34

Telefónica

Telecommunications

82.40

13.00

143.13

138.42

40

BBVA

Banking

54.34

8.94

733.14

78.29

113

Repsol-YPF

Oil & Gas Operations

61.80

4.36

67.93

42.35

122

Iberdrola

Utilities

25.50

3.44

97.59

72.78

226

ACS Group

Construction

31.11

2.26

72.40

18.06

278

Banco Popular

Banking

12.66

1.84

156.45

19.21

341

Gas Natural

Utilities

14.73

1.40

22.51

27.32

363

Acciona

Construction

10.88

1.34

52.90

16.30

383

Grupo Ferrovial

Construction

21.36

1.07

73.80

9.24

409

Mapfre

Insurance

16.97

1.00

54.87

10.33

451

Cepsa

Oil & Gas Operations

23.18

1.11

11.38

27.80

485

Banco de Sabadell

Banking

6.80

1.14

112.08

11.33

571

Abertis

Transportation

5.28

1.00

30.41

20.29

609

Inditex

Household & Personal Products

10.66

1.30

7.35

32.50

642

FCC

Construction

12.51

0.71

24.59

7.70

680

Sacyr Vallehermoso

Construction

6.18

0.72

35.32

8.73

867

Metrovacesa

Diversified Financials

1.89

1.83

17.01

8.76

886

Bankinter

Banking

3.79

0.53

72.48

5.91

1027

Acerinox

Materials

10.07

0.46

6.49

6.56

1226

Iberia

Transportation

7.74

0.48

8.08

3.43

1389

Banco de Valencia

Banking

1.54

0.20

28.66

6.07

1394

Banco Pastor

Banking

2.41

0.30

36.97

3.94

1411

Gamesa

Capital Goods

3.15

0.41

4.84

10.03

1633

Prisa Group

Media

5.28

0.28

7.53

3.07

1647

Enagas

Utilities

1.14

0.35

5.79

7.23

1665

Red Eléctrica

Utilities

1.25

0.26

6.31

8.50

1696

Abengoa

Construction

4.69

0.18

11.56

3.12

1767

CLH

Oil & Gas Operations

0.65

0.47

2.34

5.32

One thought on “Spain's global companies

  1. I believe that one of the main reasons why so many American companies a dropping from the list is due to the week $

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