Top 10 FMCG Companies in the World 2014

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1. Nestle S.A.

Nestle S.A. is a multinational manufacturer of food products. It is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, and the company's product portfolio includes baby foods, beverages, dairy products, prepared dishes, healthcare nutrition, pet care products and sports nutrition products. It operates in more than 86 countries primarily in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

Nestle was established in 1866 by Henri Nestle, a pharmacist, as a producer of food for babies who were unable to be breastfed. Nestle owns some of the world's well-known brands across diverse product categories. The company offers more than 4,000 different brands. The company has 32 billionaire brands, or brands that generate more than CHF1 billion ($1.12 billion) in revenues annually. These include Nestle, Nescafe, Nespresso, Nan, Nido, Gerber, Maggi, Kit Kat, Stouffer's, Purina Friskies, Purina Beneful and Dreyer's, among others. Nestle has been growing its market position by leveraging the strength of these brands. Furthermore, most of these top brands, including Nespresso and Nestle Pure Life, are growing at double-digit rate which underlines the company's strong growth fundamentals.

Revenue: $99.452 B

Profit: $10.808 B

Market Value: $239.58 B

Ranking Criteria

The companies are ranked according to the criteria as described below.

1. 22 top FMCG companies in the world are selected according to minimum revenue($10 B), minimum profit ($1.8 B), minimum market value ($30 B)

2. These companies are ranked according to Revenues only, Profit only and Market value only. Ie. Three separate rank lists are prepared.

3. Assigned a certain points to each company in this three lists depending upon their ranks.

4. For example, in the list sorted according to Revenue, Rank 1 Company, which has highest revenue, is assigned 100 points. Rank 2 company assigned points according to the ratio of its revenue with Rank 1 company’s revenue.

{Points assigned to Rank 2 company =

(Revenue of rank 1 company/ revenue of rank 2 company) * 100}

5. Repeated step 3 and 4 for assigning points for remaining companies and other list also

6. Points obtained in from the three lists are added for each company.

7. Then made the final top 10 list according to total points obtained in step 6.

8. Revenue and profits are (in the financial year ended on Dec 2013) and Market value is of 22 Many 2014 (NYSE)

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