The 8 Largest Brazilian Companies By Revenue 2012

The largest Brazilian firms by revenues that appeared in the Fortune Global 500 list for 2012 are listed below:

Country RankCompanyGlobal RankCityRevenues($ millions)
1Petrobras23Rio de Janeiro145,915
2Banco do Brasil88Brasilia81,887
3Banco Bradesco136Osasco65,137
4Vale159Rio de Janeiro58,990
5JBS286Sao Paulo36,921
6Itausa-Investimentos311Sao Paulo34,701
7Ultrapar Holdings380Sao Paulo29,073
8Brazilian Distribution399Sao Paulo27,839

Source: Fortune Global 500, Fortune

The current dividend yields of some of these firms trading on the US markets are shown below:

1.Company: Petrobras (PBR)
Current Dividend Yield: 6.44%
Sector: Oil and gas

2. Banco do Brasil SA(BDORY)
Current Dividend Yield:  6.86%
Sector: Banking

3.Company: Banco Bradesco SA (BBD)
Current Dividend Yield:  3.10%
Sector: Banking

4.Company: Vale SA (VALE)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.86%
Sector: Metals & Mining

5.Company: Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB)
Owns Itausa-Investimentos
Current Dividend Yield: 3.44%
Sector: Banking

6.Company: Ultrapar Participacoes SA (UGP)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.23%
Sector: Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

Related ETF:

iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index (EWZ)

Disclosure:  Long ITUB and BBD

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