Financial Times Global 500
The FT Global 500 is an annual snapshot of the world's largest companies to show how corporate fortunes have changed in the past year, highlighting relative performance of countries and sectors. The companies are ranked by market capitalisation. The greater the stock market value of a company, the higher its ranking. Market cap is the share price multiplied by the number of shares issued.
For each company the main Global 500 table shows the rank in that year and the year before, the country, market capitalisation, sector, turnover, net income, total assets and employees. The price, price earnings ratio, dividend yield and the company's year-end are included in the Global 500 on FT.com.
- http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ae1be116-68cc-11df-96f1-00144feab49a.html FT Global 500 2010 Anne-Britt Dullforce