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10. Toyota Motor
Toyota Motor
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 10 (Previous rank: 8)
CEO: Akio Toyoda
Employees: 325,905
Address: 1 Toyota-cho
Toyota, 471-8571
Country: Japan
Website: www.toyota-global.com

Once the envy of the auto industry, the Japanese automaker has dealt with a tumultuous couple of years. And 2011 proved little different. Sales plummeted in April, May and June, following production disruptions caused by the March earthquake and tsunami. A few months later, floods in Thailand weighed on the company's suppliers’ ability to make up for Toyota’s earlier output losses.

For 2011, sales dropped 7% to 1.6 million vehicles. After holding the title for the past three years, Toyota lost its spot as the top-selling automaker in annual global sales, sliding behind General Motors and Volkswagen.

Executives forecast a brighter 2012, however. Last December, the company forecasted a 20% jump in global sales to a record 8.48 million vehicles as it builds inventory and meets pent-up demand in Brazil and China, among other countries. -- N.H.T.

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  $ millions % change from 2010
Revenues 235,364.0 6.1
Profits 3,591.3 -24.6
Assets 372,520.2 --
Stockholders' equity 128,223.9 --
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.5
Assets 0.9641
From the July 23, 2012 issue
Figures prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Figures are for fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
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U.S. 132
China 73
Japan 68
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China National Petroleum 1,668,072
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($ millions)
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Exxon Mobil $41,060
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