The annual feature of the Fortune magazine (published every July) ranks the world's largest companies according to revenues. The listings are provided in rank order and can also be sorted by company name and profits. There is also a search function. For each company, there is basic contact information (address, phone, website), the CEO's name, and figures for revenues, profits, assets, stockholder's equity, and number of employees.
The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.
The Global Powers of Consumer Products provides a listing of the 250 largest companies in the consumer products industry. Deloitte also gives their outlook for the global economy and discusses trends in the industry in this report, which opens as a PDF.
Engineering News Record (ENR) provides an annual study that ranks contractor companies based on the construction revenue generated outside of each company's home country. The Top 250 International Contractors index ranks companies based on their international revenues. The site also offers the following rankings: the Top 500 Design Firms, the Top 200 Environmental Firms, the Top 100 Green Design Firms, and the Top 600 Specialty Contractors. Users are also able to access rankings from previous years.
Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Global Franchises ranks America's top 200 franchisers seeking international franchisees. The top global franchises are ranked by a combination of factors, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system, the number of years in business, length of time franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing. The site includes detailed information about each company featured in the ranking.
The Financial Times (FT) Global 500 provides a listing of the world's largest companies ranked by market capitalization. The list can be viewed by ranking, country, and sector. There are also separate listings for the top 500 companies in each region of the world. Available in Excel format.
The Forbes Global 2000 listing ranks the world's largest companies as measured by a composite ranking of sales, profits, assets, and market value. Users may filter the list by industry, country, or U.S. state.
Fortune magazine publishes an annual ranking of America's largest corporations (by revenues). The site has the full rankings, plus more detailed profile information about each company in the ranking, as well as industry level rankings. The list is also sortable by state, company name, and a number of other criteria.
Fortune uses a large set of indicators to produce this annual study that presents a ranking of major companies worldwide based on their performance conceived broadly. Some of the indicators include quality of management; quality of products and services; innovativeness; long-term investment value; financial soundness; ability to attract, develop, and retain talent; community responsibility; use of corporate assets; and global business acumen. The list can also be sorted by industry, company name, and location.
Each year, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) ranks international companies as the world's best outsourcing service providers in the Global Outsourcing 100. The four criteria for rankings are size and growth, customer references, organizational competencies, and management capabilities.
Inc.com is aimed at helping business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully. The Inc. 5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the United States' fastest-growing private companies. Users can view the full list or utilize a search function.
IndustryWeek magazine annually ranks the 1000 largest publicly held manufacturing companies based on revenue as well as provides recent articles about current and former IW1000 companies. Access to the data is through a flexible search engine, which allows the data to be ranked and/or limited by several criteria, including; industry, country, company name, revenue growth, or sales revenue. An analysis of the ranking and rankings archives are also available.
The Best 100 Global Brands are ranked annually by Interbrand. The ranking can be filtered by industry sectors, countries, and regions. Users can learn about a brand's value by clicking the brand's logo. Previous reports dating back to 2000 can be found by clicking on the tab "Previous Years."
The Overall Best Countries Ranking, prepared by U.S. News & World Report, is an annual report that is based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a variety of qualitative characteristics. The characteristics assessed have the potential to increase trade, travel, and investment as well as directly affect national economies. The site provides an overall list of ranked countries and also elaborates on the scoring of each individual characteristic and its sub-characteristics.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ranks the largest non-financial Transnational Corporations (TNCs) by their foreign assets and presents data on assets, sales and employment in three categories: the largest worldwide, the largest from developing countries and the largest from the economies in transition in Eastern Europe. The same ranking, together with an analysis of the relevance of these TNCs in the world economy, is included in the various issues of the World Investment Report. Documents are available for download in various formats. An archive of reports from previous years dating to 1991 is also available by clicking the "WIR Series" link on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
The Top 250 Multinational Family Firms ranking was developed by the University of Seville and sponsored by Banco Santander. This ranking helps to provide a listing of companies that have one or more families with effective control of ownership, are international, and have family involved in the business, particularly in regards to the board of directors. The website provides users with a downloadable version of the report in PDF, an interactive ranking table, and key facts from the report.