The world’s most valuable companies by continent - June 26, 2019

The world’s most valuable companies by continent

The world’s most valuable companies have a breath-taking revenue: they generate $40 trillion per year. Unsurprisingly 9 out of the 10 biggest companies are either from the US or China. But what are the most valuable companies around the different continents? Find out now!

There are many companies around the world that have unimaginable market values. Luckily enough, HowMuch.net now combined Forbes’ data about the leaders. We have written about the world’s biggest companies several times based on different methodologies, and Forbes uses their own, too, to calculate these values. They analyzed sales, profits, assets and market values of these public companies, to calculate a  composite “score”. They ranked the companies based on this.

America

Unsurprisingly 9 out of the 10 biggest companies are either from the US or China. In the United States JPMorgan Chase came out victorious with a value of $368.5 billion. That makes the American bank the most valuable company of the world as well, edging out a Chinese competitor.

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Asia

Asia, especially China, is also a serious competitor in the field of most valuable publicly traded companies. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is worth $305.1 billion, making it the second worldwide. This also let us take a glance on the industries that lead the way: financial institutions are especially strong.

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Europe

European companies also weigh heavily on the automotive and energy industry. Shell and Total are serious contenders. (Russia is listed in Asia, but their biggest company is from the same industry: Gazprom.) In Europe, it’s interesting to see that small countries can have huge entities: Switzerland’s Nestle is worth more than the aforementioned Volkswagen or Shell.

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Africa and Australia

Not all African countries are represented on the list, but the ones that do are just strengthening the position of banks around the World. The same can be said about Australia, where a financial institution represents the most valuable company.

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Disclaimer: This analysis is for general information and is not a recommendation to sell or buy any instrument. Since every investment holds some risk, our main business policy is based on diversification to minimize threats and maximize profits. Innovative Securities’ Profit Max has a diversified portfolio, which contains liquid instruments. This way, our clients can maintain liquidity, while achieving their personal investment goals on the long term.