As of 2014, the global pharmaceutical market was worth about $1 trillion US dollars in sales and is expected to increase by US$300 billion within next two years. The ten largest companies with annual sales over $20 billion controlled over one-third of this market. The biggest pharmaceutical companies by sales according to the 2015 edition of Financial Times Global 500 companies are Jonhson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, and Merck.
The industry is poised for rapid market expansion and R&D growth - which is of particular importance to the pharmaceutical industry - in developing countries such as Brazil, China, and India that could foreshadow a significant market shift for the industry. Today, the pharmaceutical industry, as well as information and communications technology and automobiles, is considered to be a highly R&D intensive sector with an average of 13 percent of net sales dedicated to R&D. Of the world's top 2,500 companies that invested in R&D in 2014 - spending a €607.2 billion, or about 90% of the world's total - 316 were from the pharma & biotech sector. These companies' combined R&D spending accounted for 15 percent of the global R&D investment that year. Moreover, the pharma & biotech industry achieved an R&D spending increase that was 6.8 percent above the world average in 2014.
However significant R&D expenditures are relative to the global net sales of the industry, the R&D price tag is only half as much as pharma companies' expenditures on marketing and far exceeds spending on public information on health. This leads to a conflict of interest between the business goals of manufacturers and social needs to select drugs based on best information available. Pharmaceutical companies have a role to play across several aspects of public health promotion and education, particularly in relation to shifting demographics and deficits in public health care.
Every year, Fortune magazine publishes two lists of companies ranked by revenue: Global 500 - a list of top 500 worldwide companies, and Fortune 500 which is a list of top 500 United States corporations. 2016 was the year Forbes marked its' 63rd running of the Fortune 500 list. In this dashboard, the data for the Fortune 500 companies is presented. As of 2016, Fortune 500 companies together represented two-thirds of the US GDP with $12 trillion in revenues, $890 billion in profits, $19 trillion in market value, and employed 28.2 million people worldwide. In 2016, WalMart Stores - which retook the top spot again - followed by Berkshire...
Key financial indicators data of listed companies that belong to America's Fortune 500 list. It covers both Quarterly & Annual data. In total, Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $12 trillion in revenues, $840 billion in profits, $17 trillion in market value, and employ 27.9 million people worldwide. Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. Included in the survey are companies that are incorporated in the U.S. and operate in the U.S. and file financial statements with a government agency. This includes private companies and cooperatives that file a 10-K or a comparable financial...
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See also: America's Fortune 500 Companies | World's Top Banks | Top 200 Banks in Africa Source: Top 500 Companies In Africa, 2013