The 10 Most Profitable Swiss Companies

The 10 most profitable publicly-listed Swiss companies that appear in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2010 are listed below:

Rank Company Industry Sales ($bil) Profits ($bil)
1 Nestle Food, Drink & Tobacco 97.08 10.07
2 Novartis Drugs & Biotechnology 44.27 8.4
3 Roche Holding Drugs & Biotechnology 47.35 7.51
4 Credit Suisse Group Diversified Financials 50.26 6.11
5 GAM Holding Diversified Financials 0.94 3.36
6 Zurich Financial Services Insurance 70.27 3.22
7 Transocean Oil & Gas Operations 11.56 3.18
8 ABB Capital Goods 31.8 2.9
9 ACE Insurance 15.08 2.55
10 Swisscom Telecommunications Services 11.58 1.86

Nestle (OTC: NSRGY) is the world’s largest consumer goods company that owns about 6,000 brands. ABB Ltd (ABB) offer power and automation technologies to industrial customers and the company has operations in about 100 countries.

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iShares MSCI Switzerland Index (EWL)

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