Biggest Dutch Companies

biggest-dutch-companies25 Dutch listed companies are included in Forbes Global 2000 biggest publics companies. In total, these biggest listed Dutch companies now account for $1.13 trillion in revenues, $56 billion in profits and $3.03 trillion in assets and $773 billion in market value.

Every year Forbes announce the Global 2000 are the biggest, most powerful listed companies in the world. They compile our Global 2000 list by screening Interactive Data, Thomson Reuters Fundamentals and Worldscope databases via FactSet Research Systems  for publicly traded companies. Using these databases as our primary sources of data, four metrics; sales, profits, assets and market value decide about being include in the ranking.

Our list is based on Forbes “big” list but with focus only on Dutch companies. The new 2013 list will be published by the end of April, 2014.

1. Royal Shell, Industry: Oil & Gas Operations. Founded: 1907

  • Sales: $467 B
  • Profit: $26, 60B
  • Market Value: $213, 10 B
  • Asset: $360.3 B

 2. ING Group, Industry: Life & Health Insurance, BankingFounded: 1991

  • Sales: $467 B
  • Profit: $26, 60B
  • Market Value: $213, 10 B
  • Asset: $360.3 B

3. Unilever,  Industry: Food ProcessingFounded: 1930

  • Sales: $467 B
  • Profit: $26, 60B
  • Market Value: $213, 10 B
  • Asset: $360.3 B

4. Schlumberger, Industry: Oil Services & Equipment Founded: 1927

  • Sales: $467 B
  • Profit: $26, 60B
  • Market Value: $213, 10 B
  • Asset: $360.3 B

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5. Airbus Group  (former name:EADS) , Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Founded: 2000

  • Sales: $467 B
  • Profit: $26, 60B
  • Market Value: $213, 10 B
  • Asset: $360.3 B

6. Aegon, Industry: Diversified Insurance, Founded: 1969

  • Sales: $467 B
  • Profit: $26, 60B
  • Market Value: $213, 10 B
  • Asset: $360.3 B

8. LyondellBasell Industries, Industry: Diversified Chemicals, Founded: 2005

  • Sales: $467 B
  • Profit: $26, 60B
  • Market Value: $213, 10 B
  • Asset: $360.3 B

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9. VimpelCom, Industry: Telecommunications servicesFounded: 1992

  • Sales: $23.1 B
  • Profit: $2.1 B
  • Market Value: $19 B
  • Asset: $55.4 B


10. Heineken Holding, Industry: Beverages. Founded: 1863

  • Sales: $24.3 B
  • Profit: $1.9 B
  • Market Value: $18.6 B
  • Asset: $46.7 B

11. Ahold, Industry: Food RetailFounded: 1887

  • Sales: $43.3 B
  • Profit: $1.1 B
  • Market Value: $15.7 B
  • Asset: $19.4 B

12. Philips, Industry: ConglomeratesFounded: 1891

  • Sales: $32.7 B
  • Profit: $0.3 B
  • Market Value: $27.5 B
  • Asset: $35.8 B

13. KPN, Industry: Telecommunications servicesFounded: 1989

  • Sales: $16.4 B
  • Profit: $0.9 B
  • Market Value: $5.5 B
  • Asset: $27.2 B

14. ASML Holding, Industry: SemiconductorsFounded: 1984

  • Sales: $6.2 B
  • Profit: $1.5 B
  • Market Value: $28.9 B
  • Asset: $9.7 B

15. Akzo Nobel, Industry: Diversified ChemicalsFounded: 1969

  • Sales: $20.3 B
  • Profit: $-2.9 B
  • Market Value: $16.2 B
  • Asset: $22.6 B

16. DSM, Industry: Diversified ChemicalsFounded: 1902

  • Sales: $12 B
  • Profit: $0.4 B
  • Market Value: $11.4 B
  • Asset: $15.3 B

17. Delta Lloyd, Industry: Diversified InsuranceFounded: 1807

  • Sales: $14.6 B
  • Profit: $-2 B
  • Market Value: $3.3 B
  • Asset: $105.5 B

18. Nielsen Holdings, Industry: Printing & PublishingFounded: 1923

  • Sales: $5.6 B
  • Profit: $0.3 B
  • Market Value: $12.9 B
  • Asset: $14.6 B

19. HAL Trust, Industry: Investment ServicesFounded: 1977

  • Sales: $5.2 B
  • Profit: $0.6 B
  • Market Value: $9 B
  • Asset: $8.4 B

20. Randstad Holding, Industry: Business & Personal ServicesFounded: 1960

  • Sales: $22.5 B
  • Profit: $0 B
  • Market Value: $7.6 B
  • Asset: $8.3 B

21. PostNL, Industry: Other TransportationFounded: 1946

  • Sales: $5.7 B
  • Profit: $0.9 B
  • Market Value: $1 B
  • Asset: $6.1 B

22. Wolters Kluwer, Industry: Printing & PublishingFounded: 1972

  • Sales: $4.8 B
  • Profit: $0.4 B
  • Market Value: $6.6 B
  • Asset: $8.5 B

23. Vopak, Industry: Other TransportationFounded: 1999

  • Sales: $1.7 B
  • Profit: $0.4 B
  • Market Value: $7.9 B
  • Asset: $6.6 B

24. Chicago Bridge & Iron, Industry: Construction ServicesFounded: 1889

  • Sales: $5.6 B
  • Profit: $0.3 B
  • Market Value: $6.1 B
  • Asset: $4.3 B

25. Gemalto, Industry: ElectronicsFounded: 2006

  • Sales: $2.9 B
  • Profit: $0.3 B
  • Market Value: $8.1 B
  • Asset: $3.6 B

Author: Jules Quaid

Jules is a researcher at Best Dutch Brands. Contact Jules if you have questions about Best Dutch Brands.

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