The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial MNEs by Foreign Assets 2016

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released its annual World Investment Report 2017. This report includes a wealth of information on global trade. One section of the report that discusses about Multi-National Companies (MNCs) (or Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs)) is of interest to global investors. The attached Excel below also shows how much revenue the …

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The World’s Top 20 Dividend Payers in Q1, 2017

The World’s Biggest 20 Dividend Payers in the first quarter of this year was published in the recently released Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index – June 2017 report by  Janus Henderson Investors, These giants alone paid out $57.81 billion in dividends. Sources:  Global growth boosts dividends in first quarter, CityWire UK Janus Henderson Global Dividend …

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Samsung Organizational Structure

The South Korean economy is dominated by a handful of Chaebols. One of these conglomerates is Samsung. The following chart shows the size and complexity of Samsung: Click to enlarge   Source: Why a horse named Vitana V might be good news for Korean equities, The Equities Forum, M&G Investments Update (Aug, 2017): Samsung Ownership Structure-2017 …

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The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial TNCs Ranked by Foreign Assets 2015

The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial Trans-National Corporations (TNCs) ranked by Foreign Assets as of 2015 are listed in the table below: Source: UNCTAD A few observations: Oil and auto firms dominate the top 10 this ranking based on foreign assets with Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A, RDS-B) taking the first spot. Apple(AAPL) which is ranked number …

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The Top 10 S&P 500 Companies by Cash and Cash Equivalents

U.S. firms hoard billions of cash and equivalents unable to deploy them for growth or distribute them with shareholders. Some of this cash is stashed abroad to avoid paying high US corporate taxes. In September I wrote an article listing the Top 25 Global Public Cash-Rich Companies. In this post let us take a quick …

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