NYSE-listed Foreign Firms with Large Market Capitalizations

Apple Inc(AAPL) became the most valuable company in the world this Monday when its market cap exceed $710.0 billion. The next largest firms have market caps of less than $400 billion as the graphic shows below:

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Apple Market Cap

Source: Apple: $710 Billion and Counting, Feb 10, 2015, The Wall Street Journal

I was curious about the size of the large-cap foreign firms trading on the New York Stock Exchange. According to the latest data, drug giant Novartis(NVS) has the highest market cap at over $276 billion. The table below shows the list of foreign firms on the NYSE which have market capitalization of over $50 billion:

S.No.CompanyTickerMarket Capitalization (as of Feb 12, 2015)IndustryDividend Yield (as of Feb 12, 2015)
1 China Mobile Ltd.CHL $269.2B Wireless Telecommunication Services 3.05%
2 Novartis AGNVS $276.1B Pharmaceuticals 2.70%
3 Alibaba Group Holding LtdBABA $213.9B Internet & Catalog Retail --
4 Toyota Motor CorpTM $220.8B Automobiles 2.46%
5 Anheuser Busch Inbev SABUD $195.9B Beverages 2.67%
6 HSBC Holdings plcHSBC $173.6B Banks 5.39%
7 Sanofi SASNY $127.7B Pharmaceuticals 3.97%
8 Royal Dutch Shell plcRDS.A $211.2B Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 5.82%
9 Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd.TSM $121.6B Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 2.06%
10 BP plcBP $124.0B Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 5.95%
11 Total SATOT $126.4B Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 5.70%
12 GlaxoSmithKline plcGSK $112.3B Pharmaceuticals 5.62%
13 Banco Santander, S.A. SAN $95.2B Banks 11.91%
14 Westpac Banking CorpWBK $88.7B Banks 5.59%
15 Novo Nordisk A/SNVO $90.3B Pharmaceuticals 1.79%
16 AstraZeneca plcAZN $86.5B Pharmaceuticals 4.09%
17 SAP SESAP $82.3B Software 2.04%
18 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group IncMTU $81.1B Banks 4.00%
19 Lloyds Banking Group PLCLYG $81.0B Banks --
20 BHP Billiton LimitedBHP $124.7B Metals & Mining 5.05%
21 Diageo plcDEO $72.3B Beverages 2.92%
22 Telefonica S.A.TEF $68.3B Diversified Telecommunication Services 5.99%
23 NTT Docomo IncDCM $74.9B Wireless Telecommunication Services 4.89%
24 Rio Tinto plcRIO $84.3B Metals & Mining 4.42%
25 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone CorpNTT $69.0B Diversified Telecommunication Services 2.73%
26 Barclays PLCBCS $63.2B Banks 3.20%
27 Eni SpAE $62.1B Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 8.53%
28 Prudential Public Limited CompanyPUK $63.1B Insurance 3.00%
29 CNOOC LtdCEO $62.3B Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 5.28%
30 Statoil ASASTO $59.3B Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 9.34%
31 Honda Motor Co LtdHMC $57.8B Automobiles 2.52%
32 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SABBVA $56.6B Banks 5.91%
33 BT Group plcBT $57.1B Diversified Telecommunication Services 2.57%
34 Unilever plcUL $127.6B Food Products 3.43%
35 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LtdTEVA $54.9B Pharmaceuticals 2.37%
36 Unilever N.V.UN $127.6B Food Products 3.49%
37 ING Groep NVING $50.7B Diversified Financial Services --
38 China Telecom Corporation LimitedCHA $50.4B Diversified Telecommunication Services 1.95%
39 National Grid plcNGG $51.4B Multi-Utilities 5.08%

Note: ING resumed paying dividends after a break of many years and will pay 12 Euro cents this year.

Just a handful of firms have market caps exceeding $200 billion and most firms have market caps under $100 billion. Many of the oil firms listed here have lost substantial market values in the past few months. Others like Petrobras(PBR) of Brazil do not even appear in this list as it is valued at under $25 billion now.

Disclosure: Long LYG, PBR, ING

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