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Rank: 353 (Previous rank: 359)
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Financials: Latest quarterly results
CEO: Jean-Paul Agon
Employees: 60,851
Address: 41 Rue Martre, Clichy 92117
Phone: 33-1-4756-7000
Top 25
Wal-Mart retakes the lead as the world's biggest company. See which other companies top our list.
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Most profitable
Exxon Mobil leads our list of top earners this year. Which other companies are among the most profitable on the planet?
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Money losers
Which automaker lost a whopping $12.6 billion last year? And just how far into the red are stalwarts like Coca-Cola and Tyson Foods?
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Revenues 19,811.1 9.7
Profits 2,585.8 5.5
Assets 32,680.1 --
Stockholders' Equity 19,281.4 --
1 Procter & Gamble 74 68,222.0
2 L'Oréal 353 19,811.1
3 Kimberly-Clark 437 16,746.9
4 Henkel 471 15,984.3
From the July 23, 2007 issue
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
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How the Countries Stack Up
United States 162
Japan 67
France 38
Biggest employers
Wal-Mart Stores 1,900,000
State Grid 1,504,000
China National Petroleum 1,086,966
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 39,500.0
Royal Dutch Shell 25,442.0
UAL 22,876.0
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 204,746.4
Sinopec 131,636.0
China National Petroleum 110,520.2
State Grid 107,185.5
Honda Motor 94,790.5