In the Fortune Global 500, companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2013. Revenue figures include consolidated subsidiaries and reported revenues from discontinued operations, but exclude excise taxes. For banks, revenue is the sum of gross interest income and gross noninterest income. For insurance companies, revenue includes premium and annuity income, investment income, realized capital gains or losses, and other income, but excludes deposits.
The employees figure shown is either a fiscal year-end or yearly average number, as published by the company. Where the breakdown between full- and part-time employees is supplied, a part-time employee is counted as one half of a full-time employee.
Rank. Company: Revenues ($b), Profits ($mm)
1. Royal Dutch Shell: 481.7, 26.6
2. Wal-Mart Stores: 469.2, 17.0
3. Exxon Mobil: 449.9, 44.9
4. Sinopec Group: 428.2, 8.2
5. China National Petroleum: 408.6, 18.2
6. BP: 388.3, 11.6
7. State Grid: 298.4, 12.3
8. Toyota Motor: 265.7, 11.6
9. Volkswagen: 247.6, 27.9
10. Total: 234.31, 3.7
19. Apple: 156.5, 41.7
Apple is bigger than ever — cracking the Fortune 10 for the first time and moving up 36 spots in the Global 500. The company has done anything but slow down. The introductions of the iPhone 5 and a the 7-inch iPad Mini helped propel the tech giant’s revenues up from $108 billion in 2011 to $157 billion last year. In a surprising move, Apple reportedly may shift some of its manufacturing from long-standing Taiwanese partner Foxconn to Pegatron, a smaller competitor, in an effort to balance out its supply chain. – Fortune, Global 500
Full list here.