List of largest Australian companies

This article lists the largest companies 22 in Australia in terms of their revenue, net profit and total assets, according to the American business magazines Fortune and Forbes.

2019 Fortune list

This list displays all 7 Australian companies in the Fortune Global 500, which ranks the world's largest companies by annual revenue. The figures below are given in millions of US dollars and are for the fiscal year 2018.[1] Also listed are the headquarters location, net profit, number of employees worldwide and industry sector of each company.

Rank Fortune 500
rank
Name Industry Revenue
(USD millions)
Profits
(USD millions)
Employees Headquarters
1 195 Wesfarmers Conglomerate 53,985 927 217,000 Perth
2 233 Woolworths Group Retail 47,842 1,336 201,522 Sydney
3 246 BHP Mining 45,809 3,705 27,161 Melbourne
4 373 Commonwealth Bank Banking 33,186 7,228 45,753 Sydney
5 433 Westpac Banking 29,027 6,151 35,029 Sydney
6 457 Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Banking 27,147 4,863 39,924 Melbourne
7 479 National Australia Bank Banking 25,943 4,221 33,283 Melbourne

2019 Forbes list

This list is based on the Forbes Global 2000, which ranks the world's 2,000 largest publicly traded companies. The Forbes list takes into account a multitude of factors, including the revenue, net profit, total assets and market value of each company; each factor is given a weighted rank in terms of importance when considering the overall ranking. The table below also lists the headquarters location and industry sector of each company. The figures are in billions of US dollars and are for the year 2018. All 37 Australian companies in the Forbes 2000 are listed.[2]

Rank Forbes
2000 rank
Name Headquarters Revenue
(billions
US$)
Profit
(billions
US$)
Assets
(billions
US$)
Value
(billions
US$)
Industry
1 79 Commonwealth Bank Sydney 31.4 6.7 690.2 92.8 Banking
2 101 Westpac Sydney 29.1 6.1 636.9 66.0 Banking
3 109 BHP Melbourne 42.6 6.0 102.4 138.3 Mining
4 120 Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Melbourne 27.5 4.9 682.0 54.0 Banking
5 138 National Australia Bank Melbourne 25.3 4.2 583.8 50.7 Banking
6 313 Macquarie Group Sydney 11.3 1.9 148.8 30.8 Finance
7 398 Telstra Melbourne 18.7 2.3 30.8 29.0 Telecommunications
8 499 Woolworths Group Sydney 42.9 1.3 17.5 29.3 Retail
9 517 Wesfarmers Perth 33.8 2.0 14.5 28.4 Conglomerate
10 701 Suncorp Brisbane 10.3 0.6 69.9 12.6 Insurance
11 726 CSL Melbourne 8.2 1.8 11.5 61.7 Pharmaceutical
12 772 Woodside Petroleum Perth 5.3 1.4 27.1 23.8 Oil and gas
13 800 QBE Insurance Sydney 12.4 0.5 40.2 12.1 Insurance
14 866 Scentre Group Sydney 2.0 1.7 28.8 14.7 Real estate
15 910 South32 Perth 7.9 1.4 15.1 12.5 Mining
16 935 Fortescue Metals Group Perth 6.8 0.9 18.1 16.5 Iron and Steel
17 943 Origin Energy Sydney 11.2 0.9 17.3 9.2 Utilities
18 1109 Insurance Australia Group Sydney 5.5 0.7 20.3 12.8 Insurance
19 1120 AGL Energy Sydney 9.5 0.9 10.7 10.2 Utilities
20 1151 Amcor Melbourne 9.4 0.7 8.9 12.7 Packaging
21 1253 Goodman Group Sydney 1.4 1.1 10.0 16.5 Real estate
22 1282 Qantas Sydney 12.8 0.7 13.1 6.5 Airline
23 1294 Transurban Melbourne 2.8 0.2 23.4 25.2 Transportation
24 1318 BlueScope Melbourne 9.3 1.3 7.9 5.2 Iron and Steel
25 1348 Santos Adelaide 3.8 0.6 17.3 10.7 Oil and gas
26 1365 Brambles Sydney 5.7 0.6 8.0 13.5 Services
27 1507 Dexus Sydney 0.6 1.1 10.4 9.2 Real estate
28 1540 AMP Sydney 4.9 0.0 102.3 4.8 Finance
29 1601 Caltex Australia Sydney 16.0 0.4 4.7 5.1 Oil and gas
30 1653 GPT Group Sydney 0.5 1.1 10.4 7.6 Real estate
31 1703 Vivo Energy Melbourne 12.2 0.4 3.7 3.3 Oil and gas
32 1755 Mirvac Sydney 1.9 1.0 9.9 7.3 Real estate
33 1765 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Bendigo 1.7 0.3 50.5 3.5 Banking
34 1848 Sydney Airport Holdings Sydney 1.2 0.5 9.2 12.0 Transportation
35 1871 Lendlease Sydney 11.7 0.3 12.3 5.1 Real estate
36 1901 Bank of Queensland Brisbane 1.7 0.2 37.7 2.6 Banking
37 1940 Ramsay Health Care Sydney 7.4 0.3 8.7 8.9 Health care

See also

References

  1. ^ "Global 500". Fortune. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ "The World's Largest Public Companies". Forbes. Retrieved 25 July 2019.