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2 Foreword. David Haigh, CEO, Finance The boardroom can sometimes feel like the tower of Babel, with CMOs and CFOs speaking mutually unintelligible languages, damaging the prospects for what should be their shared goals. Finance bridges the gap between marketing and finance. What is the purpose of a strong brand; to attract customers, to build loyalty, to motivate staff? All true, but for a commercial brand at least, the first answer must always be to make money. Huge investments are made in the design, launch and ongoing promotion of brands. Given their potential financial value, this makes sense. Unfortunately most organisations fail to go beyond that, missing huge opportunities to effectively make use of what are often their most important assets. Monitoring of brand performance should be the next step, but is often sporadic. Where it does take place it frequently lacks financial rigour and is heavily reliant on qualitative measures poorly understood by non-marketers. As a result, marketing teams struggle to communicate the value of their work and boards then underestimate the significance of their brands to the business. Sceptical finance teams, unconvinced by what they perceive as marketing mumbo jumbo may fail to agree necessary investments. What marketing spend there is can end up poorly directed as marketers are left to operate with insufficient financial guidance or accountability. The end result can be a slow but steady downward spiral of poor communication, wasted resources and a negative impact on the bottom line. Finance bridges the gap between the marketing and financial worlds. Our teams have experience across a wide range of disciplines from market research and visual identity to tax and accounting. We understand the importance of design, advertising and marketing, but we also believe that the ultimate and overriding purpose of brands is to make money. That is why we connect brands to the bottom line. By valuing brands we provide a mutually intelligible language for marketers and finance teams. Marketers then have the ability to communicate the significance of what they do and boards can use the information to chart a course that maximizes profits. Of course not all non-marketers need to be convinced that brands are valuable. Warren Buffet, renowned for his financial nous and stock picking ability, is famously keen on investing in some of the world s biggest and best-loved brands such as Heinz and Coca-Cola. The sage of Omaha certainly does extremely well from most of his investments, but could he be doing better? It is all well and good to want a strong brand that customers connect with, but as with any asset, without knowing the precise, financial value, how can you know if you are maximising your returns? If you are intending to license a brand, how can you know you are getting a fair price? If you are intending to sell, how do you know what the right time is? Finance has conducted hundreds of brand and branded-business valuations to help answer these questions. The following report is a first step to understanding more about brands, how to value them and how to use that information to benefit the business. The team and I look forward to continuing the conversation with you. 2. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 3.
3 Contents About Finance About Finance 3 Methodology 4 Sector Analysis 6 Understand Your s Value 18 How We Can Help 20 Contact Details 21 Appendix, Full Table 22 Finance is the world s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Finance was set up in 1996 with the aim of bridging the gap between marketing and finance. For almost 20 years we have helped companies to connect their brands to the bottom line, building robust business cases for brand decisions, strategies and investments. In doing so, we have helped finance people to evaluate marketing programmes and marketing people to present their case in the Board Room. Independence Finance is impartial and independent. We assess and help to manage brands, but we do not create or own them. We are therefore able to give objective, unbiased advice because we have no vested interest in particular outcomes of a project and our recommendations are entirely independent. We are agency agnostic and work collaboratively with many other agencies and consultancies. Technical credibility Finance has high technical standards. Our work is frequently peerreviewed by the big four audit practices and our work has been accepted by tax authorities and regulatory bodies around the world. We are one of the few companies certified to provide brand valuations that are fully compliant with ISO 10668, the global standard on monetary brand valuations. Transparency There are no black boxes. Our approach is to work openly, collaboratively and flexibly with clients and we will always reveal the details of our modelling and analysis. This means our clients always understand what lies behind the number. Expertise We possess a unique combination of skills and experience. We employ functional experts with marketing, research and financial backgrounds, as well as ex-client-side senior management who are used to making things happen. This gives us the mindset to think beyond the analysis and to consider the likely impact on day-to-day operations. We like to think this differentiates us because our team has real operational experience. For more information, please visit our website: brandfinance.com Finance puts thousands of the world s biggest brands to the test every year, evaluating which are the most powerful and most valuable. This is just one of many annual reports produced by Finance covering industry sectors, national markets and more. Visit to discover more. Global 500 The annual report on the world s most valuable global brands February Bridging the gap between marketing and finance 4. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 5.
4 Methodology Methodology What do we mean by brand? ed Enterprise E.g. VW Definitions + Enterprise Value the value of the entire enterprise, made up of multiple branded businesses strength index (BSI) investment Royalty rate Strong brand revenues value ed Business E.g. Bentley + ed Business Value the value of a single branded business ope under the subject brand equity performance Weak brand Forecast revenues Bentley + Value the value of the trade marks (and relating marketing IP and goodwill attached to it) within the branded business strength expressed as a BSI score out of 100. BSI score applied to an appropriate sector royalty rate range. Royalty rate applied to forecast revenues to derive brand values. Post-tax brand revenues are discounted to a net present value (NPV) which equals the brand value. Definition of In the very broadest sense, a brand is the focus for all the expectations and opinions held by customers, staff and other stakeholders about an organisation and its products and services. However when looking at brands as business assets that can be bought, sold and licensed, a more technical definition is required. Finance helped to craft the internationally recognised standard on Valuation, ISO That defines a brand as a marketingrelated intangible asset including, but not limited to, names, terms, signs, symbols, logos and designs, or a combination of these, intended to identify goods, services or entities, or a combination of these, creating distinctive images and associations in the minds of stakeholders, thereby gene economic benefits/value Strength Strength is the part of our analysis most directly and easily influenced by those responsible for marketing and brand management. In order to determine the strength of a brand we have developed the Strength Index (BSI). We analyse marketing investment, brand equity (the goodwill accumulated with customers, staff and other stakeholders) and finally the impact of those on business performance. Following this analysis, each brand is assigned a BSI score out of 100, which is fed into the brand value calculation. Based on the score, each brand in the league table is assigned a between AAA+ and D in a format similar to a credit. AAA+ brands are exceptionally strong and well managed while a failing brand would be assigned a D grade. Finance calculates the values of the brands in its league tables using the Royalty Relief approach. This approach involves estimating the likely future sales that are attributable to a brand and calculating a royalty rate that would be charged for the use of the brand, i.e. what the owner would have to pay for the use of the brand assuming it were not already owned. The steps in this process are as follows: 1 Calculate brand strength on a scale of 0 to 100 based on a number of attributes such as emotional connection, financial performance and sustainability, among others. This score is known as the Strength Index. 2 Determine the royalty rate range for the respective brand sectors. This is done by reviewing comparable licensing agreements sourced from Finance s extensive database of license agreements and other online databases. 3 Calculate royalty rate. The brand strength score is applied to the royalty rate range to arrive at a royalty rate. For example, if the royalty rate range in a brand s sector is 1-5 and a brand has a brand strength score of 80 out of 100, then an appropriate royalty rate for the use of this brand in the given sector will be Determine brand specific revenues estimating a proportion of parent company revenues attributable to a specific brand. 5 Determine forecast brand specific revenues using a function of historic revenues, equity analyst forecasts and economic growth rates. 6 Apply the royalty rate to the forecast revenues to derive brand revenues. 7 revenues are discounted post tax to a net present value which equals the brand value. 6. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 7.
5 Sector Analysis Global Global : 1 : 1 BV : $128,303m BV : $104,680m Rating: AAA : 2 : 2 BV : $81,716m BV : $78,752m Rating: AAA- : 3 : 3 BV : $76,683m BV : $68,620m Rating: AAA : 4 : 4 BV : $67,060m BV : $62,783m Rating: AAA : 5 : 5 BV : $59,843m BV : $53,466m Rating: AAA : 6 : 7 BV : $58,820m BV : $45,410m Rating: AA+ : 7 : 8 BV : $56,124m BV : $45,147m Rating: AAA- : 8 : 6 BV : $48,019m BV : $52,533m Rating: AA+ : 9 : 13 BV : $47,916m +50 BV : $31,845m Rating: AAA- : 10 : 9 BV : $46,737m BV : $44,779m Rating: AA Apple remains the world s most valuable brand. Detractors have been predicting the brand s decline for years now and last year s brand value results suggested a slight slowdown in growth. Critics have suggested the company has been relying on tweaks to what is effectively the same mobile hardware for the last several iterations of the iphone. Many also criticised the price point of the iphone 5c, seeing it as a missed opportunity for Apple to exploit the explosive growth of the smartphone market in developing economies. Without the charismatic presence of Steve Jobs it was suggested Apple was drifting. In 2013, Finance downgraded Apple s brand (an indication of the future potential of the brand) from the highest possible AAA+ grade to AAA. However in the last six months Apple has emphatically rebutted those criticisms and Tim Cook has convincingly demonstrated that Apple s new product pipeline and brand can dominate despite Steve Jobs passing. The iphone 6 and 6 Plus have been both a critical and commercial success. Technologically it represents a significant step forward from the iphone 5s, principally because Apple has finally decided to introduce a larger screen. Though still placed firmly at the premium end of the market, consumers snapped up the iphone 6 in their droves, helping it set a new world record for quarterly profits for any company in history, at $18bn. Apple has plans to leverage its brand further in the coming months as it moves into wearable technology with the launch of the muchheralded Apple Watch. Wearable tech has been developing for a while but has yet to make a major impact. Apple has a remarkable knack for using its brand to popularise and hence monetize existing technology, as it did so successfully first with the mp3 player, smartphone and later the tablet. The Apple Watch will support Apple s strategy to allow consumers to pay for transactions using their mobile devices, Apple pay. This poses a major threat to financial services brands. Though the system will initially be linked to traditional bank accounts, it cannot be too long before Apple extends its brand once more to become a comprehensive financial services provider. Consumer trust that financial information is secure with Apple will be essential of course. The company s icloud system was the target of a high profile hacking scandal in September when the private pictures of hundreds of celebrities were posted online. This setback contributed to Apple s brand remaining at AAA rather than rejoining the elite AAA+ group. Nevertheless Apple s brand (and those of rival tech firms such as Google and Microsoft) remains stronger than that of any bank brand. strategy and rebuilding trust will be critical to banks survival in the not too distant future. The very top of the list of the world s most valuable brands continues to be dominated by now well established tech and telecoms giants. The ranks of the top five remain und. Samsung is 2nd, Google 3rd, Microsoft 4th and Verizon 5th, all having registered reasonable brand value growth rates of between 4 and 12. Walmart is the only brand whose primary application is not in tech or telecoms. Though it has grown 4 this year, what was once the world s most valuable brand has slipped down the rankings again; now at 10th it looks set to drop out of the top ten next year. 8. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 9.
6 Sector Analysis Global Value Over Time value (US$bn) The fastest rates of growth have been posted by more recently founded tech brands. Twitter s brand value is up 185 to $4.4 billion. Though user growth is slowing, it has recently reorganised certain aspects of its presentation to make it more accessible to those less familiar with it such as ranking posts by popularity rather than chronology. There is also increasing optimism about its ability to monetise both users and visitors who do not log in. Twitter has been able to differentiate itself from other online advertising platforms positioning itself as the place to interact with consumers during major real-time events such the Olympics, Super Bowl and World Cup. Facebook s brand value is up 146 to over $24 billion. It has leapt from 122nd globally in to 30th this year. Over 200 million people joined in taking the total number of users to 1.4 billion Apple Goggle Amazon Walmart Coca-Cola Rival online services such as Google seem to be struggling to maintain ad revenues as consumers spend an increasing proportion of their time on mobiles rather than PCs. Ad space is obviously more limited on a smaller screen, affecting what can be charged. Google has until recently been the gateway to all other parts of the web, dominating the search market, giving it a vast, captive audience for advertising. However when using a mobile, Google is frequently bypassed, with people using apps rather than a search engine. Even if it can improve the profitability of its mobile advertising, it faces an uphill struggle to hold onto its position. It has followed Google s lead and making a number of interesting acquisitions of smaller (but nonetheless expensive) tech brands. Instagram and Whatsapp have both been snapped up. Google has tended to take a fairly monolithic Value Change - ($m) Value Change - () Apple Apple $23,623 $23,623 China Mobile China Mobile $16,071 $16,071 Facebook AT&T Facebook AT&T $14,361 $13,409 $14,361 $13,409 Amazon.com Amazon.com $10,977 $10,977 Baidu Google Baidu Google $8,192 $8,063 $8,192 $8,063 China Construction China Construction Bank Bank Walt DisneyWalt Disney $7,463 $7,117 $7,463 $7,117 Verizon Verizon $6,377 $6,377 $-3,109 $-3,109Nissan Nissan $-3,466 $-4,006 $-3,466Mitsubishi Mitsubishi $-4,006McDonald'sMcDonald's $-4,502 $-4,502Sony Sony $-4,514 $-4,514General Electric General Electric $-4,645 $-4,645Toshiba Toshiba $-5,268 $-5,268BNP Paribas BNP Paribas $-5,630 $-6,086 $-6,607 $-5,630Hitachi $-6,086IBM $-6,607Tesco Hitachi IBM Tesco branding approach, bringing acquired branded businesses under the Google brand, with a few notable exceptions such as Youtube. It will be interesting to see what brand architecture approach Facebook takes with these in the longer term. Instagram is a very powerful brand that Facebook has chosen to keep for the meantime but whether it seeks to rollout its master brand eventually, or stick with a house of brands approach will need to be a carefully calculated decision, particularly as consumers become increasingly nervous of the growing power of the bigger tech companies. Chinese tech brands have burst onto the scene this year. Baidu s rapidly increasing revenues have contributed to its 161 increase in brand value from. It was ranked 264th last year, but its current $13.3 billion brand value puts it in the top Twitter Baidu Facebook Twitter Baidu Facebook Chipotle Mexican Chipotle Mexican Humana Humana 99 9 priceline.com priceline.com 97 9 Alibaba Lego Alibaba Lego China Merchants China Bank Merchants Bank 65 6 HCL HCL Johnson Controls Johnson Controls -28 Standard Chartered Standard Chartered Hitachi -31 McLane -31 Nomura -34 Toshiba Hitachi McLane Nomura Toshiba Royal Mail Royal Mail Sony -37 Tesco -39 Avon Sony Tesco Avon for the first time, at 86th. The brand dominates the Chinese search market and is becoming increasingly successful at boosting mobile revenues. To reinforce this, it is expected to invest heavily in a range of mobile apps and location based services such as Baidu Connect which helps smaller business engage with customers more effectively. The Alibaba now has a significantly higher Enterprise Value than Amazon but runs a multi brand strategy, so that the monolithic Amazon brand ($56 billion) remains significantly ahead of the Alibaba brand ($11.4 billion). Alibaba s business to business portal is branded Alibaba while it also operates various other brands including Taobao, China s largest consumer to consumer portal. Following its IPO, the largest ever seen, Alibaba has $25 billion of new capital to challenge Amazon. There is still significant 10. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 11.
7 Sector Analysis Global Total Value by Sector Technology Most Valuable s by Region Africa Asia Pacific North America Banks Telecommunications 2007 Retail US$ 4,672m US$ 81,716m US$ 128,303m South America Europe Middle East Automobiles Total Value (USDbn) scope to grow domestically with only half the population currently online. This is rapidly changing with ecommerce in China growing at around 70 annually. By 2020 China s ecommerce market is forecast to be larger than that of the US, UK, Japan, Germany and France combined. As Alibaba gains ground outside China, it could rapidly leave Amazon in the shade. JD.com ($6.7 billion) which runs a similar model to Ebay ($14 billion) is a new entry to Finance s list. It too is benefitting from the Chinese ecommerce boom. 20 of its shares were bought by Tencent in. As part of the deal JD.com will be able to access the users of Tencent s QQ and Wechat brands (valued at $8.3 billion and $3.6 billion respectively), to accelerate its growth. There are many success stories beyond the tech sector however. Disney s successful year suggests that even the most well established and well managed brands still have scope for rapid growth. Disney s AAA+ status is even more secure following the resounding success of Frozen, which has become the highest grossing animated film ever. As well as taking over $1 billion at the box office, Frozen has driven additional visitors to Disney theme parks. Its more nuanced portrayal of female characters (Frozen passes the Bechdel test) has enhanced perceptions of the Disney brand, showing it can adapt and stay relevant in the coming decades. The same can t be said of Mattel, which is struggling to maintain the popularity of its Barbie brand, both as the trend away from gendered toys gathers steam and as children spend more time with tablets and other digital devices. Mattel also lost the license to produce dolls based on the characters from Frozen, which contributed to its brand value falling 29 to $213m. US$ 12,385m McDonald s holds as iconic a place in American culture and the branding world as Disney. Unfortunately its brand value is heading in the opposite direction, having fallen 15 to $22 billion. Despite the relative strength of the brand, McDonald s faces a battle against two trends that it seems unable to embrace or protect itself from. Calls for healthier eating only grow louder. As tactics used against cigarette brands are employed against purveyors of fast food, McDonalds faces the threat of regulation and curbs on advertising. Though it has improved the nutritional content of food and has developed healthier menu options, it has struggled to convince consumers that it has d. The Our Food, Your Questions campaign is its latest attempt to tackle concerns head on. However it is also under threat from smaller, more innovative competitors. Fast-casual US$ 33,079m US$ 6,640m brands such as Chipotle Mexican have positioned themselves as a healthier, tastier and more ethical alternative to McDonalds. To reinforce this message Chipotle has employed cause-based advertising and commissioned short films to support the idea that it is food with integrity. The strategy is clearly paying dividends, brand value is up 124 to $3.1 billion making Chipotle one of the fastest growing brands from any sector. Lego is the world s most powerful brand. It scores highly on a wide variety of measures on Finance s Strength Index (BSI). The BSI is the part of our analysis most directly and easily influenced by those responsible for marketing and brand management taking in factors such familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation. 12. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 13.
8 Sector Analysis Global The World s Most Powerful s These are the world s 12 most powerful brands, the only ones to be awarded the top AAA+ brand based on Finance s Strength Index (BSI) BSI Score 93.4 BSI Score 91.8 BSI Score 91.1 BSI Score 90.1 BSI Score 90.1 BSI Score 89.7 BSI Score 89.7 BSI Score 89.7 BSI Score 89.6 BSI Score 89.6 BSI Score 89.6 BSI Score 89.5 Lego s appeal spans generations; as well as the creative freedom it gives children, the brand appeals to the nostalgia of adults. It generally avoids gendered marketing, by appealing to boys and girls equally Lego maximises the size of its target demographic. That approach also pleases parents, as concerns mount over the effect toys may have on the outlook and ambitions of children, and girls in particular. However this year s particularly strong performance is thanks to the Lego Movie. The film was both a critical and commercial success (it was the top grossing film of in the UK and Ireland), providing not just immediate revenue but also an unrivalled marketing tool. Amateur versions of the film s stop-motion technique have proliferated online to the extent that Lego could be described as an artistic medium in its own right. Anyone attending Nathan Sawaya s Art of Brick exhibition at London s Old Truman Brewery would be inclined to agree. saw a brush with controversy when Greenpeace protesters challenged Lego over its partnership with Shell. Greenpeace created its own Lego video, with a mournful version of the Lego Movie theme song played over scenes of Shell s alleged destruction of the arctic. The virality of similar videos that has been such a boon for the brand was used against it. Lego wisely chose not to renew its Shell partnership, diffusing the negative publicity and reputational impact. Licensed partnerships have been another route to success. The combination of Lego and Star Wars in particular has been irresistible to the public. Lego Star Wars has become a hugely successful video game franchise demonst that Lego is more than just a vehicle for other loved brands, its image alone is hugely marketable. In the early 2000s, Lego was facing near bankruptcy. An overextended product range and problems with stock control had led the company to a nadir. The downward spiral was arrested by discontinuing unpopular ranges and making all products compatible with the core range, both visually and mechanically, helping to reverse the dilution of the brand and enhance brand equity. Since then a decade of repeated marketing and financial successes have transformed Lego s fortunes and transformed it into a brand with enduring appeal and unmatched brand strength. Lego has replaced Ferrari, last year s most powerful brand. It remains one of the world s most powerful and retains its AAA+ brand strength. However, the brand s power has been ever so slightly blunted. Ferrari s racing team brand, Scuderia Ferrari, has now gone several years without an F1 title and last season struggled even to mount a challenge. The sheen of glory from its 1990s golden era is wearing slightly thin. The road car division continues to produce some of the world s most desirable cars. However the departure of Luca di Montezemolo heralds a slight in strategy. Montezemolo kept a strict cap on production to maintain the exclusivity of the brand. Since his departure, Chairman Sergio Marchionne has suggested that this policy will be relaxed to boost revenues. That decision may disappoint existing owners and cause jitters ahead of Ferrari s forthcoming IPO. However Finance s data suggests it is a sound one. With minimal impact on brand strength, the value of the Ferrari brand is up 18 to $4.7 billion. The Ferrari brand clearly has huge untapped commercial potential and Marchionne s open-minded approach bodes well for investors. 14. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 15.
9 Sector Analysis Global Telecoms Report The annual report on the world s most valuable telecoms brands February Tech 100 The annual report on the world s most valuable technology & IT brands February Auto 100 & Tyres 10 The annual report on the world s most valuable automobile brands February Retail 50 The annual report on the world s most valuable retail brands February Airlines 30 The annual report on the world s most valuable airlines brands February Toys 25 The annual report on the world s most valuable Toys brands February Utilities 10 The annual report on the world s most valuable Utilities brands February Finance puts thousands of the world s biggest brands to the test every year, evaluating which are the most powerful and most valuable. The Global 500 covers the top 500 from all sectors and is just one of many annual reports produced by Finance. In the retail sector, new CEO Doug McMillan is charting a stable course for the Walmart brand. A wage hike for half a million employees, with an increase in minimum pay to $9/hour ($10/hour from February ), will benefit the business and the brand. The boost to staff morale should see improved productivity and customer service, both of which are important inputs into Finance s Strength Index. As recently as 2010 Walmart was the world s most valuable brand across all sectors but it has been gradually overtaken by the bigger tech brands such as Microsoft, Apple and Google. Amazon overtook it in, highlighting the challenge posed by new technology to traditional retail brands. The worst performance in the retail sector, in fact one of the worst in any industry, came from Tesco. Its most recent reputational issues include a huge accounting scandal and an investigation into unfair treatment of suppliers. Tesco will be hoping that this year s 37 drop in brand value brings it to a low point from which it can now begin to recover. Wells Fargo is the world s most valuable banking brand. Its $35 billion brand value sees it claim the title for the third consecutive year. JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon recently expressed concerns that the western banks that dominate global banking might be superseded by Chinese brands. This year s results would appear to bear Dimon s fears out. Citi, BoA and Chase, America s 2nd, 3rd and 4th most valuable bank brands have been overtaken by both ICBC and China Construction Bank (CCB). Chinese banking brands are becoming increasingly respected in global markets and emerging as genuine competitors to other local brands. CCB, China Merchants Bank and Bank of China are all now AAA brands, making them some of the strongest banking brands in the world. Middle Eastern airline brands are becoming increasingly competitive on the international stage, a trend which has been seen across many sectors in. Extensive marketing campaigns, in particular sports sponsorships continue to be integral to their growth. Emirates remains the most valuable airline brand with a 21 rise in brand value to US$6.6 billion. Formula 1, the French Open and most importantly football teams from PSG to Real Madrid and Arsenal to AC Milan all display the Emirates logo. Fellow Emirati brand Etihad is now synonymous with Manchester City while Qatar Airways is following this approach, becoming Barcelona s first commercial sponsor. Qatar Airways is the fastest growing airline brand, up 54. Toyota is the most valuable auto brand but is at risk of being overtaken by Mercedes, BMW, and VW. Their brand values grow 13, 14 & 15 respectively over the last year. BMW s brand was bolstered by the successful launch of the i8. BMW s first attempt to bring the supercar into the 21st century has been met with rave reviews for its looks, driveability and innovative hybrid technology. Mercedes has also strengthened its brand by reinforcing a reputation for technological innovation. The brand s total dominance of the F1 season vindicated the decision to stick with the sport and was a PR and marketing coup. 16. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 17.
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12 Top 500. Top 500. Finance Global 500 Full Table Top 500 most valuable brands Top 500 most valuable brands name 1 1 Apple Technology US 128, ,680 AAA AAA 2 2 Samsung Conglomerate South Korea 81, ,752 AAA- AAA 3 3 Google Technology US 76, ,620 AAA AAA+ 4 4 Microsoft Technology US 67, ,783 AAA AAA 5 5 Verizon Telecoms US 59, ,466 AAA- AAA- 6 7 AT&T Telecoms US 58, ,410 AA+ AA 7 8 Amazon.com Technology US 56, ,147 AAA- AAA- 8 6 General Electric Technology US 48, ,533 AA+ AA China Mobile Telecoms China 47, ,845 AAA- AA Walmart Retail US 46, ,779 AA+ AA Coca-Cola Beverages US 35, ,722 AAA+ AAA IBM IT Services US 35, ,513 AA+ AA Toyota Automobiles Japan 35, ,903 AAA- AAA Wells Fargo Banks US 34, ,242 AAA- AAA BMW Automobiles Germany 33, ,962 AAA AAA T (Deutsche Telekom in Germany) Telecoms Germany 31, ,607 AA+ AA Volkswagen Automobiles Germany 31, ,062 AAA- AAA Shell Oil&Gas Netherlands 30, ,575 AAA- AA Walt Disney Media US 30, ,580 AAA+ AAA ICBC Banks China 27, ,803 AA+ AA Mercedes-Benz Automobiles Germany 27, ,171 AAA AAA Vodafone Telecoms UK 27, ,612 AA+ AAA HSBC Banks UK 27, ,870 AAA AAA China Construction Bank Banks China 26, ,954 AAA- AA Citi Banks US 26, ,518 AA+ AA Bank of America Banks US 25, ,683 AA+ AA Intel Technology US 25, ,940 AAA- AA Chase Banks US 24, ,157 AA AA Home Depot Retail US 24, ,323 AA+ AA Facebook Technology US 24, ,819 AAA- AA Nike Apparel US 24, ,821 AAA+ AAA Cisco Telecoms US 23, ,784 AAA- AAA Oracle IT Services US 22, ,635 AA+ AA Agricultural Bank Of China Banks China 22, ,783 AA+ AA Mitsubishi Conglomerate Japan 22, ,145 AA AA Honda Automobiles Japan 22, ,152 AAA- AA McDonald's Restaurants US 22, ,047 AAA- AAA American Express Credit Cards US 21, ,116 AAA- AAA Pepsi Beverages US 21, ,442 AAA- AAA Nestlé Food Switzerland 21, ,273 AAA AAA Allianz Insurance Germany 20, ,425 AA+ AA Siemens Technology Germany 20, ,358 AA+ AA Bank of China Banks China 20, ,725 AAA- AA Ford Automobiles US 20, ,236 AA+ AAA CVS Caremark Retail US 20, ,283 AA+ AA Orange Telecoms France 19, ,851 AA+ AA UPS Logistics US 19, ,431 AA+ AA Axa Insurance France 19, ,115 AA AA Hyundai Conglomerate South Korea 19, ,831 AAA- AA Santander Banks Spain 18, ,021 AAA- AAA- name * Value and rank restated n/a Value restated but restated value would not make Global IKEA Retail Sweden 18, ,471 AA- AA ExxonMobil Oil&Gas US 18, ,706 AA+ AA Chevron Oil&Gas US 18, ,171 AA+ AA Nissan Automobiles Japan 18, ,194 AA+ AA HP Technology US 18, ,824 AA- AA Mitsui Conglomerate Japan 17, ,838 AA- AA PetroChina Oil&Gas China 17, ,526 AA AA Comcast Media US 17, ,329 AA+ AA PWC Accounting US 17, ,623 AAA+ AAA BT Telecoms UK 16, ,261 AAA- AAA Walgreens Retail US 16, ,350 AA+ AA Sinopec Oil&Gas China 16, ,356 AA A SoftBank Telecoms Japan 16, ,008 AA AA Target Retail US 15, ,084 AA AA 65 70* Tata Conglomerate India 15, ,781 AA AA Total Oil&Gas France 15, ,514 AA AA Boeing Aero&Def US 15, ,943 AAA AA BNP Paribas Banks France 14, ,206 AA AAA BP Oil&Gas UK 14, ,682 AA AA NTT Telecoms Japan 14, ,697 AA AA H&M Retail Sweden 14, ,678 AA AA Deloitte Accounting US 14, ,755 AAA AAA MUFG Banks Japan 14, ,561 AA AA Fox Media US 14, ,227 AAA- AAA Sam's Club Retail US 14, ,667 AA AA GDF Suez Utilities France 14, ,399 AA+ AA ALDI Retail Germany 14, ,917 AA- AA Barclays Banks UK 14, ,166 AA AA ebay Technology US 14, ,379 AA+ AAA China Telecom Telecoms China 14, ,887 AA+ AA China Unicom Telecoms China 13, ,851 AA+ AA FedEx Logistics US 13, ,467 AA+ AA ING Fin. Services Netherlands 13, ,674 AA+ AA Baidu Technology China 13, ,092 AA+ AA * Marlboro Tobacco US 13, ,476 AAA- AAA Generali Insurance Italy 13, ,163 AA- AA Lowe's Retail US 12, ,629 AA AA Airbus Aero&Def Netherlands 12, ,559 AAA- AAA au Telecoms Japan 12, ,506 AA+ AA 90 New NTT Docomo Telecoms Japan 12,641 AA Hitachi Conglomerate Japan 12, ,242 AA- AA L'Oréal Cosmetics France 12, ,766 AAA+ AAA Royal Bank Of Canada Banks Canada 12, ,060 AA AA Bradesco Banks Brazil 12, ,600 AAA- AAA KPMG Accounting Netherlands 12, ,596 AAA- AAA * Subway Restaurants US 12, ,661 AAA- AAA M Technology US 12, ,191 AAA- AA LG Conglomerate South Korea 12, ,689 AA AA NBC Media US 12, ,417 AAA- AA J.P. Morgan Banks US 11, ,039 AA AA 22. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 23.
13 Top 500. Top 500. Finance Global 500 Full Table Top 500 most valuable brands Top 500 most valuable brands name TimeWarner Media US 11, ,769 AA AA Time Warner Cable Media US 11, ,998 AA+ AA Huawei Technology China 11, ,721 AA AA UBS Banks Switzerland 11, ,644 AA+ AA Ping An Insurance China 11, ,256 AA+ AA Movistar Telecoms Spain 11, ,877 AAA- AAA- 107 New Alibaba Technology China 11, ,000 AA+ AA TD Bank Banks Canada 11, ,855 AA+ AA Starbucks Restaurants US 11, ,976 AA+ AAA Accenture IT Services Ireland 11, ,009 AA AA Tesco Retail UK 11, ,659 AA AA EY Accounting US 10, ,969 AAA- AAA Deutsche Bank Banks Germany 10, ,491 AA AA SK Conglomerate South Korea 10, ,386 AA AA CSCEC Engineering China 10, ,127 AA- AA Costco Retail US 10, ,420 AA AA SAP Technology Germany 10, ,360 AA AA China Life Insurance China 10, ,875 AA AA DirecTV Media US 10, ,226 AA+ AA * UnitedHealth Healthcare US 10, ,881 AA AA DHL Logistics Germany 9, ,169 AA AA EDF Utilities France 9, ,162 AA+ AA Carrefour Retail France 9, ,078 AA AA Audi Automobiles Germany 9, ,082 AA+ AA Petronas Oil&Gas Malaysia 9, ,160 AA AA Bosch Engineering Germany 9, ,145 AA+ AAA Goldman Sachs Banks US 9, ,160 AA+ AA Capital One Banks US 9, ,058 AA AA E.ON Utilities Germany 9, ,613 AA+ AA Panasonic Technology Japan 9, ,087 AA- AA Credit Suisse Banks Switzerland 9, ,144 AA AA Ericsson Technology Sweden 9, ,406 AA+ AA Toshiba Technology Japan 9, ,709 AA AA Itaú Banks Brazil 9, ,904 AA+ AAA Gillette Cosmetics US 8, ,409 AAA AAA Woolworths Retail Australia 8, ,823 AA AA Morgan Stanley Banks US 8, ,115 AA AA China Merchants Bank Banks China 8, ,390 AAA- AA Telstra Telecoms Australia 8, ,302 AAA- AA Sky Media UK 8, ,157 AAA- AAA Sberbank Banks Russia 8, ,950 AAA- AAA Zara Retail Spain 8, ,317 AAA- AA Honeywell Engineering US 8, ,955 AA+ AA Visa Credit Cards US 8, ,058 AA+ AA CBS Media US 8, ,000 AA+ AA O2 Telecoms UK 8, ,630 AAA- AA Danone Food France 8, ,666 AAA- AAA BBVA Banks Spain 8, ,533 AA+ AA QQ Technology China 8, ,644 AA+ AA Philips Technology Netherlands 8, ,029 AAA- AAA name * Value and rank restated n/a Value restated but restated value would not make Global Eni Oil&Gas Italy 8, ,727 AA AA ASDA Retail UK 8, ,838 AA+ AA Prudential (UK) Insurance UK 7, ,688 AAA- AA Sony Technology Japan 7, ,353 AA+ AA Renault Automobiles France 7, ,010 AA+ AA Caterpillar Engineering US 7, ,726 AA AA Dell Technology US 7, ,295 AA- A+ 158 New Nippon Life Insurance Insurance Japan 7,713 AA Bell Telecoms Canada 7, ,022 AA+ AAA Macy's Retail US 7, ,287 AA AA Zurich Insurance Switzerland 7, ,794 AA+ AA Commonwealth Bank of Australia Banks Australia 7, ,475 AAA- AA TIM Telecoms Italy 7, ,044 AA+ AA Société Générale Banks France 7, ,799 AA+ AA Red Bull Beverages Austria 7, ,207 AAA+ AAA Paypal Technology US 7, ,159 AA+ AA Enel Utilities Italy 7, ,409 AAA- AA Warner Bros. Media US 7, ,122 AA AA Chevrolet Automobiles US 7, ,426 AA+ AA Bank of Communications Banks China 7, ,884 AA+ AA Metlife Insurance US 7, ,187 AA AA Kellogg's Food US 7, ,880 AAA- AAA Telenor Telecoms Norway 7, ,511 AA AA Johnson & Johnson Cosmetics US 7, ,720 AAA AAA Scotiabank Banks Canada 7, ,717 AA+ AA Rabobank Banks Netherlands 7, ,723 AA+ AA ESPN Media US 6, ,833 AAA- AAA Gazprom Oil&Gas Russia 6, ,117 AA AA Union Pacific Logistics US 6, ,316 AA AA Bank of Montreal Banks Canada 6, ,114 AA AA Hermes Apparel France 6, ,751 AAA AAA * Lloyds Banks UK 6, ,941 AA+ AA Sprint Telecoms US 6, ,634 AA AA Shinhan Financial Banks South Korea 6, ,416 AA+ AA Adidas Apparel Germany 6, ,776 AAA AA Mastercard Credit Cards US 6, ,328 AA+ AA Xbox Technology US 6, ,477 AA+ AA Gucci Apparel Italy 6, ,303 AAA AAA 189 New JD.com Technology China 6,698 A Sainsbury's Retail UK 6, ,968 AA AAA Nordea Banks Sweden 6, ,376 AA+ AAA Medtronic Healthcare US 6, ,429 AA AA Cartier Apparel Switzerland 6, ,319 AAA AAA ANZ Banks Australia 6, ,926 AA+ AA Centurylink Telecoms US 6, ,316 AA AA Emirates Airlines Uae 6, ,481 AAA AAA Vinci Engineering France 6, ,376 AA AA Mizuho Financial Banks Japan 6, ,690 AA AA AIG Insurance US 6, ,481 AA- AA State Bank of India Banks India 6, ,063 AA+ AA+ 24. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 25.
14 Top 500. Top 500. Finance Global 500 Full Table Top 500 most valuable brands Top 500 most valuable brands name Banco do Brasil Banks Brazil 6, ,972 AA+ AA Sumitomo Conglomerate Japan 6, ,835 AA AA Statoil Oil&Gas Norway 6, ,983 AA AA- 204 New Land Rover Automobiles UK 6, ,339 AA+ AA Canon Technology Japan 6, ,179 AA+ AA Aetna Healthcare US 6, ,987 AA AA Uniqlo Retail Japan 6, ,848 AA- AA BASF Chemicals Germany 6, ,353 AA+ AAA Swiss Re Insurance Switzerland 6, ,273 AA AA Glencore Xstrata Mining&Steel Switzerland 6, ,036 AA AA Delta Airlines US 6, ,736 AAA- AAA DZ Bank Banks Germany 6, ,950 A+ A Lockheed Martin Aero&Def US 6, ,864 AAA- AA Peugeot Automobiles France 6, ,123 AA AA 215 New Aviva Insurance UK 6, ,612 AA AA Marubeni Distribution Japan 6, ,043 A A Louis Vuitton Apparel France 6, ,807 AAA AAA Pampers Baby Products US 6, ,590 AAA- AA BHP Billiton Mining&Steel UK 6, ,586 AA AA Purina Pet Care Switzerland 6, ,642 AAA- AA Playstation Technology Japan 6, ,586 AA AA ConocoPhillips Oil&Gas US 6, ,805 AA- AA Fiat Automobiles Italy 6, ,179 AA AA Nordstrom Retail US 6, ,568 AA AA Kroger Retail US 6, ,042 AA AA BBC Media UK 6, ,033 AAA- AAA Petrobras Oil&Gas Brazil 5, ,570 AA+ AA Heinz Food US 5, ,867 AAA- AA CPIC Insurance China 5, ,156 AA- AA Swisscom Telecoms Switzerland 5, ,168 AA+ AA Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Japan 5, ,575 AA AA Munich Re Insurance Germany 5, ,724 AA- AA 233 New Booking.com Technology US 5,864 AA Coles Retail Australia 5, ,335 AA AA Dove Cosmetics UK 5, ,885 AAA- AAA EE Telecoms UK 5, ,344 AA AA Cadbury Food UK 5, ,323 AAA- AAA China Minsheng Bank Banks China 5, ,375 AA+ AA Wrigley's Food US 5, ,423 AA AA STC Telecoms Saudi Arabia 5, ,975 AA- AA Allstate Insurance US 5, ,875 AA+ AA Westpac Banks Australia 5, ,901 AA+ AA Bridgestone Tyres Japan 5, ,571 AA+ AA * China Vanke Real Estate China 5, ,977 AA AA U.S. Bancorp Banks US 5, ,565 AA AA Johnnie Walker Spirits UK 5, ,966 AAA AAA Iberdrola Utilities Spain 5, ,710 AAA- AA Jardines Various Hong Kong 5, ,098 A+ A Sherwin-Williams Chemicals US 5, ,976 AA+ AA Aeon Retail Japan 5, ,656 A+ AA- name * Value and rank restated n/a Value restated but restated value would not make Global Rolex Apparel Switzerland 5, ,031 AAA+ AAA Publix Retail US 5, ,277 AA AA Michael Kors Apparel US 5, ,631 AA+ AA- 254 New E Leclerc Retail France 5, ,462 AA+ AA Thomson Reuters Media US 5, ,975 AA AA UniCredit Banks Italy 5, ,585 AA AA Pantene Cosmetics US 5, ,163 AAA AA e Casino Retail France 5, ,783 AA AA Nivea Cosmetics Germany 5, ,079 AAA AA Lenovo Technology China 5, ,913 AA AA Kia Automobiles South Korea 5, ,356 AA+ AA Nescafé Food Switzerland 5, ,862 AAA- AAA Bud Light Beer US 5, ,170 AA+ AA Standard Chartered Banks UK 5, ,148 AA AA * TeliaSonera Telecoms Sweden 5, ,879 AA AA nab Banks Australia 5, ,998 AA+ AA Caixa Banks Brazil 5, ,759 AA AA Etisalat Telecoms Uae 5, ,452 AA+ AA Heineken Beer Netherlands 5, ,058 AA AA Claro Telecoms Mexico 5, ,675 AAA- AA Michelin Tyres France 5, ,652 AAA- AA Qualcomm Technology US 4, ,337 AA+ AAA KPN Telecoms Netherlands 4, ,634 AA+ AA Marks & Spencer Retail UK 4, ,026 AA+ AAA PNC Banks US 4, ,406 AA AA Prudential (US) Insurance US 4, ,608 AA- AA 277 New LIC Insurance India 4, ,104 AA+ AA * Chanel Cosmetics France 4, ,509 AAA- AAA China CITIC Bank Banks China 4, ,044 AA AA United Airlines US 4, ,831 AA+ AAA CIBC Banks Canada 4, ,028 AA AA Unilever Food UK 4, ,395 AAA+ AAA AIA Insurance China 4, ,719 AA AA Morrisons Retail UK 4, ,417 AA- AA SYSCO Food US 4, ,842 AA AA Rogers Telecoms Canada 4, ,752 AA AA 287 New Humana Healthcare US 4, ,413 AA- AA Telus Telecoms Canada 4, ,261 AA AA KT Telecoms South Korea 4, ,912 AA+ AA Mazda Automobiles Japan 4, ,511 AA+ AA Estée Lauder Cosmetics US 4, ,589 AAA- AA Dish Network Media US 4, ,792 AA+ AA BNY Mellon Banks US 4, ,607 AA AA PICC Insurance China 4, ,855 AA+ A Ferrari Automobiles Italy 4, ,037 AAA+ AAA Bayer Pharma Germany 4, ,188 AAA- AAA Prada Apparel China 4, ,021 AAA- AAA Telecoms Hong Kong 4, ,260 AA+ AA Mobil Oil&Gas US 4, ,177 AA+ AA EMC Technology US 4, ,312 AA+ AA+ 26. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 27.
15 Top 500. Top 500. Finance Global 500 Full Table Top 500 most valuable brands Top 500 most valuable brands name Polo Ralph Lauren Apparel US 4, ,304 AAA AAA MTN Telecoms South Africa 4, ,381 AA+ AAA MINI Automobiles UK 4, ,238 AA+ AAA General Dynamics Aero&Def US 4, ,286 AAA- AA Garnier Cosmetics France 4, ,809 AAA AAA Burberry Apparel UK 4, ,239 AAA+ AAA Rolls-Royce Aero&Def UK 4, ,478 AAA- AAA * Saint-Gobain Engineering France 4, ,666 AA- A Bouygues Engineering France 4, ,137 AA- AA Industrial Bank Co. Banks China 4, ,276 AA AA 311 New Edeka Retail Germany 4, ,533 A- A British Gas Utilities UK 4, ,652 AA+ AA Magnit Retail Russia 4, ,291 AA- A Airtel Telecoms India 4, ,819 AAA- AA CNOOC Oil&Gas China 4, ,226 AA- AA Metro Retail Germany 4, ,565 AA AA Moutai spirits China 4, ,165 AAA- AA CNP Assurances Insurance France 4, ,940 AA- AA Discovery Media US 4, ,014 AA+ AA Esso Oil&Gas US 4, ,230 AA AA SFR Media France 4, ,547 AA AA ABB Engineering Switzerland 4, ,284 AA AA Ergo Insurance Germany 4, ,951 AA AA DBS Banks Singapore 4, ,011 AAA- AA Geico Insurance US 4, ,633 AA+ AA Chow Tai Fook Retail China 4, ,544 A+ A John Deere Engineering US 4, ,465 AA AA 328 New Twitter Technology US 4, ,533 AAA- AAA RWE Utilities Germany 4, ,520 AA AA KFC Restaurants US 4, ,600 AA+ AA Enbridge Oil&Gas Canada 4, ,093 A+ A Tiffany & Co. Retail US 4, ,647 AAA- AAA Budweiser Beer US 4, ,257 AA+ AA ArcelorMittal Mining&Steel Luxembourg 4, ,789 AA- AA 335 New Tyson Foods Food US 4,305 AA Berkshire Hathaway Insurance US 4, ,140 AA AA Southern Company Utilities US 4, ,096 AAA- AAA Harley-Davidson Automobiles US 4, ,938 AAA AAA Roche Pharma Switzerland 4, ,452 AAA- AAA Rio Tinto Mining&Steel UK 4, ,582 AA+ AA Adobe Technology US 4, ,524 AA AA Maersk Logistics Denmark 4, ,865 AA- AA Lexus Automobiles Japan 4, ,169 AA+ AA KB Financial Banks South Korea 4, ,464 AA AA Victoria's Secret Retail US 4, ,919 AAA- AA Express Script Healthcare US 4, ,010 AA- AA Huggies Baby Products US 4, ,994 AA+ AA Aegon Insurance Netherlands 4, ,316 AA- AA Volvo Automobiles Sweden 4, ,525 AA AA Yahoo! Technology US 4, ,295 AAA- AA- name * Value and rank restated n/a Value restated but restated value would not make Global New CJ Conglomerate South Korea 4,141 A McKinsey Consulting US 4, ,910 AAA+ AAA Lufthansa Airlines Germany 4, ,165 AA+ AAA MTV Media US 4, ,676 AA AA Lay's Food US 4, ,844 AAA- AA Kraft Food US 4, ,061 AAA- AA Eleven Retail Japan 4, ,629 AA- AA Omega Retail Switzerland 4, ,146 AA+ AAA Whole Foods Retail US 4, ,987 AA- AA+ 360 New Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Banks China 4, ,664 AA+ AA McLane Insurance US 4, ,830 AA- AA Travelers Insurance US 4, ,840 AA AA * Virgin Media Telecoms US 4, ,692 AA+ AAA Arla Food Denmark 4, ,355 AA- AA Kohl's Retail US 4, ,045 AA AA Suzuki Automobiles Japan 4, ,305 AA A MCC Engineering China 3, ,776 A+ A Exxon Oil&Gas US 3, ,451 AA AA Schlumberger Oil&Gas US 3, ,415 AA AA Lotte Conglomerate South Korea 3, ,115 AA- AA Olay Cosmetics US 3, ,083 AAA- AA Lancôme Cosmetics France 3, ,088 AAA- AAA MTS Telecoms Russia 3, ,613 AA+ AA Sprite Beverages US 3, ,260 AAA- AAA Safeway Retail US 3, ,364 AA- AA Dollar General Retail US 3, ,732 AA AA 377 n/a priceline.com Technology US 3, ,006 AA+ AA Holcim Engineering Switzerland 3, ,956 AA AA McCain Food Canada 3, ,035 AA AA NETFLIX Technology US 3, ,179 AA AA Avon Cosmetics US 3, ,384 AA+ AA 382 New Lego Toys Denmark 3, ,308 AAA+ AAA Fujitsu Technology Japan 3, ,886 AA AA Alcatel-Lucent Technology France 3, ,331 AA AA Emerson Electric Technology US 3, ,354 AA+ AA Western Digital Technology US 3, ,806 AA AA BAE Systems Aero&Def UK 3, ,470 AA+ A Mountain Dew Beverages US 3, ,979 AA+ AA * Halifax Banks UK 3, ,430 AA+ AA NatWest Banks UK 3, ,900 AA+ AA Motorola Telecoms US 3, ,136 A+ AA * Porsche Automobiles Germany 3, ,519 AAA AAA Subaru Automobiles Japan 3, ,227 AA AA KEPCO Utilities South Korea 3, ,520 AA+ AA * ADP IT Services US 3, ,487 AA AA Nomura Banks Japan 3, ,568 AA- AA Novartis Pharma Switzerland 3, ,393 AAA- AA KBC Banks Belgium 3, ,468 AA+ AA Xerox Technology US 3, ,095 AA AA- 400 New Brookfield Asset Management Real Estate Canada 3, ,434 AA- AA 28. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 29.
16 Top 500. Top 500. Finance Global 500 Full Table Top 500 most valuable brands Top 500 most valuable brands name * Otis Engineering US 3, ,494 AA AA- 402 New Xiaomi Technology China 3, ,769 A+ AA TEPCO Utilities Japan 3, ,966 AA- A Lafarge Engineering France 3, ,425 AA AA Continental Tyres Germany 3, ,128 AAA- AA Johnson Controls Auto Parts US 3, ,141 AA- AA Mckesson Healthcare US 3, ,398 AA- AA Discover Credit Cards US 3, ,212 AA+ AA 409 New Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Japan 3,715 A Citreon Automobiles France 3, ,260 AA- AA 411 New Japan Post Insurance Insurance Japan 3,698 A Asahi Beer Japan 3, ,182 AA- AA Auchan Retail France 3, ,202 AA- AA RBS Banks UK 3, ,919 AA AA Best Buy Retail US 3, ,974 AA AA PTT Oil&Gas Thailand 3, ,679 AA- AA Lukoil Oil&Gas Russia 3, ,435 AA- A Reliance Oil&Gas India 3, ,547 AA+ AA TUI Leisure Germany 3, ,960 AA A Safran Aero&Def France 3, ,116 AAA- AA 421 New Royal Caribbean Leisure US 3, ,981 AA+ AA 422 n/a American Airlines Airlines US 3, ,617 AA AA Progressive Insurance US 3, ,220 AA+ AA+ 424 New British Airways Airlines UK 3, ,578 AA+ AAA- 425 New Denso Auto Parts Japan 3,641 AA AutoZone Retail US 3, ,659 AA AA Merrill Lynch Banks US 3, ,804 AA- AA+ 428 New Fresenius Healthcare Germany 3, ,973 AA- AA SSE Utilities UK 3, ,329 AA AA st Century Fox Media US 3, ,285 A+ A Johnson's Personal Care US 3, ,603 AAA AAA 432 New salesforce Technology US 3, ,562 AA+ AA 433 New Charter Media US 3, ,578 AAA- AA 434 New MS&AD Insurance Japan 3, ,862 A+ A Colgate Personal Care US 3, ,504 AAA- AAA- 436 New Expedia.com Technology US 3, ,675 AA AA- 437 New Thermo Fisher Scientific Technology US 3, ,624 AA- AA Royal Mail Logistics UK 3, ,468 AAA- AAA Daiwa House Engineering Japan 3, ,328 AA AA Activision Blizzard Technology US 3, ,775 AA+ AA WeChat Technology China 3, ,092 AA+ AA 442 New Clarins Cosmetics France 3, ,602 AA+ AAA- 443 New Cognizant IT Services US 3, ,830 AA AA Raytheon Aero&Def US 3, ,505 AA+ AA UPC Media US 3, ,462 AA AA 446 New Skol Beer Brazil 3, ,549 AAA- AAA * Seagate Technology Technology Ireland 3, ,306 AA AA Indian Oil Oil&Gas India 3, ,151 AA- AA GMC Automobiles US 3, ,310 AA AA Schneider Electric Technology France 3, ,130 AA AA+ name * Value and rank restated n/a Value restated but restated value would not make Global New Southwest Airline Airlines US 3, ,282 AAA- AA KOGAS Utilities South Korea 3, ,509 AA AA- 453 New Linkedin Technology US 3, ,150 AA+ AA ZTE Technology China 3, ,515 AA AA Carmax Retail US 3, ,429 A+ AA 456 New Infosys IT Services India 3, ,291 AA AA- 457 New JR-Central Logistics Japan 3, ,825 AA AA Valero Oil&Gas US 3, ,018 A+ AA Next Retail UK 3, ,282 AA AA CSX Logistics US 3, ,123 AA AA 461 New Hennessy Spirits France 3,379 AA ABN AMRO Banks Netherlands 3, ,200 AA AA Fanta Beverages US 3, ,097 AA+ AA BG Oil&Gas UK 3, ,269 AA- AA Wolseley Distribution Switzerland 3, ,268 A+ AA Telcel Telecoms Mexico 3, ,165 AA AA GS Conglomerate South Korea 3, ,071 AA AA Fluor Engineering US 3, ,771 AA- AA 469 New Manulife Insurance Canada 3, ,976 AA- AAA Coach Apparel US 3, ,219 AA+ AAA- 471 New Dow Chemicals US 3, ,729 AA+ AA Deutsche Post Logistics Germany 3, ,512 AA- AA DNB Banks Norway 3, ,274 AA+ AA Pfizer Pharma US 3, ,151 AA+ AA+ 475 New Corona Extra Beer Mexico 3,271 AA * United Technologies Aero&Def US 3, ,215 AA+ AA MAN Automobiles Germany 3, ,830 AA- AA- 478 New HBO Media US 3, ,665 AA AA National Grid Utilities UK 3, ,853 AA+ AA+ 480 New Larsen & Toubro Engineering India 3, ,371 AA AA 481 n/a Poly Real Estate Real Estate China 3, ,553 AA- AA Shaw Media Canada 3, ,176 AA AA- 483 New Natura Cosmetics Brazil 3, ,465 AAA- AA Svenska Handelsbanken Banks Sweden 3, ,151 AAA- AAA Gas Natural Utilities Spain 3, ,714 AAA- AAA Megafon Telecoms Russia 3, ,162 AA+ AA CN Logistics Canada 3, ,157 AA- AA Bed Bath & Beyond Retail US 3, ,206 AA- AA Ace Insurance Switzerland 3, ,162 AA AA+ 490 New China Shenhua Mining&Steel China 3, ,944 AA- AA- 491 New CSR Engineering China 3, ,574 A+ AA Fujifilm Technology Japan 3, ,487 AA- A+ 493 New CRCC Engineering China 3, ,621 AA- AA- 494 New Cemex Engineering Mexico 3,156 AA+ 495 New Suncor Energy Oil&Gas Canada 3, ,710 AA AA Mapfre Insurance Spain 3, ,548 AA- AA 497 New HCL Technology India 3, ,925 AA AA 498 New Chipotle Mexican Restaurants US 3, ,403 AA+ AA EDP Utilities Portugal 3, ,143 AA+ AA Aflac Insurance US 3, ,095 AA- AA+ 30. Finance Global 500 February Finance Global 500 February 31.
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