The Top 25 Companies By Revenue In Latin America

Latin America is home to some of the world’s largest companies. As emerging markets such as Brazil, Chile, Mexico, etc. continue to account for a larger share of the world’s GDP, companies from these regions grow to take the top spots in global rankings.

The Top 25 Companies in the Latin American region based on 2012 revenues are listed in the table below:

2013 RankCompanyCountrySectorRevenues (in millions of US $ for 2012)
1PetrobrasBrazilEnergy137,694.90
2PemexMexicoEnergy127,019.70
3PDVSAVenezuelaEnergy124,459.00
4America MovilMexicoTech59,778.00
5ValeBrazilMining45,760.50
6TelefonicaSpainTech40,255.90
7BR DistribuidoraBrazilEnergy39,210.70
8EcopetrolColombiaEnergy37,735.20
9OdebrechtBrazilHolding37,404.70
10JBSBrazilFood37,042.70
11Walmart de MexicoRetailRetail32,242.60
12Grupo UltraBrazilEnergy26,385.80
13TechintArgentinaHolding25,477.00
14CasinoFranceRetail25,391.50
15CBDBrazilRetail24,920.20
16VolkswagenGermanyAuto24,152.20
17CFEMexicoEnergy23,987.80
18Pet. IpirangaBrazilEnergy22,917.90
19CopecChileEnergy22,761.20
20EletrobrasBrazilEnergy19,348.60
21CencosudChileRetail19,116.30
22CarrefourFranceRetail18,695.50
23GerdauBrazilSteel18,586.60
24FemsaMexicoBeverage18,379.80
25BraskemBrazilChemicals17,378.70

 

Data Source:  Latin 500: Latin America’s Top 500, Latin Trade

A few observations:

Investors looking to add some Latin American stocks can use the companies in the list as a starting point. Since all these are large-cap companies with revenues in the billions of dollars they less risky than medium and small cap companies.

You can download the full list of Latin 500 Companies for 2013 here.(in pdf)

Disclosure: Long PBR

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