List of largest corporate profits and losses



This page lists the largest annual and quarterly earnings and losses in
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. In general terms the
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is the one generating both largest annual and quarterly earnings. In contrast, both the annual and quarterly losses are more distributed across industries.

Largest corporate annual earnings of all time

This list has all global annual earnings of all time, limited to earnings of more than $40 billion in "real" (i.e. CPI adjusted) value. Note that some record earning may be caused by nonrecurring revenue, like
Vodafone Vodafone Group plc () is a British multinational telecommunications company. Its registered office and global headquarters are in Newbury, Berkshire, England. It predominantly operates services in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. , Vodafon ...
in 2014 (disposal of its interest in
Verizon Wireless Verizon is an American wireless network operator that previously operated as a separate division of Verizon Communications under the name Verizon Wireless. In a 2019 reorganization, Verizon moved the wireless products and services into the divi ...
) or
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in 2013 (benefit for federal income taxes).

Largest corporate annual losses of all time

This list has all global annual losses of all time, limited to losses of more than $20 billion in real value (July 2022).

Largest corporate quarterly earnings of all time

This list has all global quarterly earnings of all time, limited to earnings of more than $10 billion in real value (June 2011).

Largest corporate quarterly losses of all time

This list has all global quarterly losses of all time, limited to losses of more than $10 billion in real value (June 2011).

See also

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* Biggest UK corporate losses: * BP swings to massive $17.2 billion loss: * AIG quarterly loss is $61.7 billion: Biggest loss in US corporate history : * The biggest annual profits at U.S. companies revealed : * Exxon Mobil reported the largest annual profit in U.S. history : * Exxon Mobil posts record $14.8 billion Q3 profit : * BP, Shell gain over $10 billion each in Q3 net : * UBS makes biggest quarterly loss in banking history : * GM reports biggest-ever automotive loss : * Ford looks ahead to 2009 after record loss of $12.7B in 2006 : * UBS loss biggest in Swiss corporate history : * AIG Reports $62B Loss for Q4; $99B for Year : * Time Warner reports huge loss, announces job cuts : * The Global 2000 - : * Royal Dutch Shell plc Annual Review and Summary Financial Statements 2008 : * Royal Dutch Shell plc Second Quarter 2009 - Key Financial Data in dollars, euros and pounds sterling : {{DEFAULTSORT:Profits and losses Lists of companies Largest corporate profits and losses