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14. Total
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 14 (Previous rank: 6)
CEO: Christophe de Margerie
Employees: 96,387
Address: 2 Pl. Jean Millier
Courbevoie  92400
Country: France
Website: www.total.com
Despite a tough economic climate, French energy producer Total managed to weather the storm by focusing on global exploration and production while reducing capacity in its refining, marketing, trading, shipping, and chemicals segments.

Like many of its peers, Total is pursuing opportunities in alternative energy: Last year, the company contracted with MIT to develop an efficient, low-cost, long-life battery to store solar energy. Total also helped build France’s second European Pressurized Reactor, a nuclear reactor that is potentially less vulnerable to severe accidents and attacks than today’s versions.

-- B.F.

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  $ millions % change from 2008
Revenues 155,887.1 -33.6
Profits 11,740.9 -24.3
Assets 183,312.8 --
Stockholders' equity 75,406.9 --
Profits as % of  
Revenues 7.5
Assets 6.4
From the July 26, 2010 issue
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
Excise taxes have been deducted.
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