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The top 10 UK companies by revenue

Fortune magazine has published its annual 500 list, ranking the world's companies by revenue. Check out how UK firms compare against each other and versus their global peers.

The top 10 UK companies by revenue

Fortune magazine has published its annual Fortune 500 list, revealing the world’s biggest firms ranked by revenue.

These can be broken down by country, and the UK top 10 makes for interesting reading, showing that massive revenues don’t always translate into giant profits- margin is everything.

Click through to see which companies made the grade (and note that Forbes classes Royal Dutch Shell as a Netherlands company, so it does not feature in the list).

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The top 10 UK companies by revenue

Fortune magazine has published its annual Fortune 500 list, revealing the world’s biggest firms ranked by revenue.

These can be broken down by country, and the UK top 10 makes for interesting reading, showing that massive revenues don’t always translate into giant profits- margin is everything.

Click through to see which companies made the grade (and note that Forbes classes Royal Dutch Shell as a Netherlands company, so it does not feature in the list).

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10. GlaxoSmithKline

Revenue ($m): $37,642

Revenue change y-o-y (%): 3%

Profit ($m): $1,230.9

Global ranking: 273

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9. SSE

Revenue ($m): $37,813

Revenue change y-o-y (%): -12.7%

Profit ($m): $2,082.9

Global ranking: 269

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8. Vodafone

Revenue ($m): $58,611

Revenue change y-o-y (%): -5%

Profit ($m): -$6,904

Global ranking: 149

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7. Lloyds

Revenue ($m): $65,208

Revenue change y-o-y (%): 38.2%

Profit ($m): $2,784.4

Global ranking: 121

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6. Tesco

Revenue ($m): $74,393

Revenue change y-o-y (%): -15.1%

Profit ($m): -$52.7

Global ranking: 92

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5. Aviva

Revenue ($m): $74,628

Revenue change y-o-y (%): 105.9%

Profit ($m): $948.8

Global ranking: 90

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4. HSBC

Revenue ($m): $75,329

Revenue change y-o-y (%): -15.4%

Profit ($m): $2,479

Global ranking: 88

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3. Prudential

Revenue ($m): $96,965

Revenue change y-o-y (%): 53.7%

Profit ($m): $2,592.8

Global ranking: 56

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2. Legal & General

Revenue ($m): $105,235

Revenue change y-o-y (%): 442.3%

Profit ($m): $1,697.9

Global ranking: 49

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1. BP

Revenue ($m): $186,606

Revenue change y-o-y (%): 17.4%

Profit ($m): $115

Global ranking: 12

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