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Top 50 Indian Companies [Forbes Global 2000]

One world; one gigantic marketplace !

The recently witnessed global recession has played a big role in changing the fortunes of the big corporate companies across the globe. The shift in the economic power from the west is clearly visible, if one takes a look at the list of ‘The Forbes Global 2000’ companies.

The power, if not politically, is at least tilting economically towards the Asian economies. While 56 Indian companies have got a roll call in the exclusive club of Forbes Global list of companies, China has registered 113 members in the elite list of companies.

ForbesGlobal2000 | Top 50 Indian Companies [Forbes Global 2000]

Companies with the Rich Heritage

Some of the prominent companies that have featured in Top 200 list of the 2000 most powerful listed companies are Reliance Industries (at 126th place) followed by state-owned companies State Bank of India (130th) and ONGC (155th). Reliance Industries market capitalization stands at $69.36 billion.

The reputed US business magazine has ranked GE, Bank of America and Exonn Mobil among the top few rankers in a global ranking survey covering 62 countries. The US banking giant JPMorgan Chase tops the list of most powerful companies of the world.

While Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries topped the list among the Indian companies in the elite list, Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (742 rank) and Reliance Infrastructure (1702 rank) have managed to find their place among the ADAG Group of companies.

Speaking about country wise inclusion of companies into the elite list, US tops with 515 members. Japanese and Canadian companies to the extent of 210 and 62 members managed to register their presence in the list.

Banks take a Lead among 56 Indian Companies

Interestingly, private banking major ICICI ranked at 282nd spot way ahead of HDFC Bank at 632 rank and PSU major Punjab National Bank at 695 rank.

Among the list of 56 companies that managed to make a cut in the top 2000 list, the banking industry has taken a lead to register their entry. PSBs such as Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Union Bank of India and Indian Bank have all got themselves counted among the top Indian companies.

Most of the banks have benefited from the sophistication drives in the last 3 years in a bid to pull up their socks to compete with private sector banks in the industry. At the same time, many PSB’s have also got the leverage from the recessionary impact which accounted to flight of money from private to public sector banks.

Number Crunching with Global 2000 Companies

The total profits generated by the Global 2000 companies’ stands at $1.4 trillion. However, it is interesting to note that the total market capital of these companies stands at $31 trillion which is almost equal to the sum total of the revenues at $30 trillion.

Now, compare these revenue figures with 2008 edition of the list. The Global 2000 companies in 2008 edition accounted for $30 trillion of revenues and $2.4 trillion in profits. How about market capitalization? Total market capitalization of Top 2000 companies then stood at $39trillion.

If we compare the latest figures with those of 2 years ago, we can say that the over-all demand has reached pre-crisis levels in terms of revenues figures garnered. However, the profit margins of Top 2000 companies seem to have dropped substantially from $2.4trillion in 2008 to $1.4trillion now.

Take a closer look at the market capitalization, which is still lower than pre-crisis period, hinting that the global stock markets still have about 20% to recover to reach that of pre-crisis period.

The Global 2000 list has also dropped out a few prominent companies on the back of disqualification or on being acquired or merged with other companies.

Confectionary company Cadbury was acquired by Kraft Foods in March 2010. Similarly, Wyeth was acquired by Pfizer. Japan Airlines filed for bankruptcy in January. Same fate on solvency issue was met by General Motors, which ultimately sold off its assets to a new independent company.

Top Indian Companies in Global 2000 List

TOP INDIAN COMPANIES

RANKING

Reliance Industries 126
State Bank of India 130
ONGC 155
ICICI Bank 282
Indian Oil 313
NTPC 341
Tata Steel 345
Bharti Airtel 471
Steel Authority of India 502
Larsen & Toubro 548
HDFC Bank 632
Punjab National Bank 695
BHEL 699
TCS 741
Reliance Communications 742
HDFC 783
Infosys 807
Wipro 826
Axis Bank 858
Bank of Baroda 892
Bank of India 902
DLF 923
Tata Motors 928
NMDC India 946
Gail (India) 985
Hindalco 1005
Canara Bank 1008
ITC India 1023
Power Grid Corporation 1093
Bharat Petroleum 1111
Power Finance Corporation 1123
Jindal Steel & Power 1123
Union Bank of India 1278
Indian Bank 1278
Hindustan Petroleum 1302
Mahindra & Mahindra 1308
NHPC India 1385
Indian Overseas Bank 1423
Grasim Industries India 1425
Oil India 1466
Sun Pharma 1470
Rural Electrification 1492
Tata Power 1539
Hero Honda Motors 1571
Syndicate Bank 1611
IDBI Bank 1642
Oriental Bank of Commerce 1670
HCL Technologies 1746
Central Bank of India 1775
Corporation Bank 1802
National Aluminum India 1813
Allahabad Bank 1852
Adani Enterprises 1865
UCO Bank 1910
ACC 1952

Today seems to be Listmania day, Earlier in the day we gave you a list of Top 100 Outsourcing companies and Now featuring top 50 Indian companies….nice.. I am always fond of these kind of lists – Good reference points..

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38 comments

  1. hum kisi se kam nhi.

  2. nice info for me, I think india should be moreprogress in automobile sector.why we depend other countries technologey like suzuki, honda, mitsubishi…..

  3. MohanKumar Shanmugham

    The day gave you a list of Top 100 Outsourcing companies and Now featuring top 50 Indian companies….nice.. I am always fond of these kind of lists Good reference points…….

  4. Akhilesh Kushwaha

    nice to see public company speceily ongc and l&t.

  5. Prasad Kuchipudi

    Very Useful information and Great Achivement for Indian Companies. My Question is How Much Money they have spent for CSR.

  6. lakshmi c b bijjal

    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION….. THANKS A LOT……. I SATISFY FROM THIS INFORMATION……..

  7. http://velocityfreak.blogspot.com/2011/08/engineers-india-limitedeil-recruitment.html can any one tell me EIL ranking,,,?

  8. good to see indian public sector banks doing well..Its in the public sector that will triumph and private u never know what is infront.My bet is on public sector with bank of China will improve next time I hope..

  9. proud on our indian bank icici…

  10. THERE ARE SO MANY OF GOVERNMENT COMPANIES……… STILL THERE IS CHANCE FOR PRIVATE COMPNIES TO BECOME TOP 50………..

  11. Brijesh Singh Panwar

    sahi hai….but Birla ka naam nhi hai list me…

  12. proud to be INDIAN.

  13. good..

  14. Satyabrat Mahali

    goooddd

  15. Meganath Reddy

    happy to see public sector companies in forbes 2000 companies list………

  16. Nisachar Kabial

    good to see indian public sector banks doing well..Its in the public sector that will triumph and private u never know what is infront.My bet is on public sector with bank of China will improve next time I hope..

  17. Nisachar Kabial

    good to see indian public sector banks doing well..Its in the public sector that will triumph and private u never know what is infront.My bet is on public sector with bank of China will improve next time I hope..

  18. Azharuddin Ahmad

    ghatiya………………

  19. Rj Rakshit Jain

    its very important to know the rank of the top bank…. I like it……….. rj

  20. I like this.

  21. I like this.

  22. Thats nice but that was 2000 and in 2011 the situation for Reliance industries is quite different specially after partision

  23. i want to ask that infosys is better or mahindra satyam in overall aspects……

  24. amazing info……………..thanks

  25. wonderful ….pls continue the same

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