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Gas Natural Fenosa and Criteria Caixa are among the top 10 Spanish companies according to ‘Forbes’

The Catalan firms have their headquarters in Barcelona. Gas Natural Fenosa is Spain’s sixth largest company and Criteria Caixa the seventh according to the magazine. In the ‘Forbes’ Global 2,000 List, which ranks the 2,000 world’s largest companies, Gas Natural occupies 269th place and Criteria Caixa 322nd.


22 April 2011 06:06 PM



New York (ACN).- Gas Natural Fenosa and Criteria Caixa are Catalonia\u2019s largest companies and, according to \u2018Forbes\u2019 magazine, they are also in Spain\u2019s Top 10. The energy giant Gas Natural Fenosa is Spain\u2019s sixth largest enterprise, maintaining last year\u2019s position. The industrial and financial holding company Criteria Caixa is seventh, moving up from ninth place. The \u2018Forbes\u2019 Global 2,000 List ranks the 2,000 largest companies in the world. It shows sales, profits, assets, and the market value of the companies, and can be viewed by country and type of industry. The list is topped by US financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, which was already leading it last year. Second place is held by the UK bank HSBC, which moves up from eighth to second. Gas Natural Fenosa is ranked 269th, while last year it was 203rd. However, Criteria Caixa improves its world ranking position, passing from 346th to 322nd. The largest Spanish company is banking Grupo Santander, which is the world\u2019s number 13. Santander dropped seven positions from last year\u2019s list, when it was ranked the world\u2019s number six, despite having kept high level of profits.

Gas Natural Fenosa maintains sixth position among the Spanish companies present in the \u2018Forbes\u2019 global ranking. The Catalan energy company has 26.3 billion dollars of sales, 1.6 billion dollars of profits, 59.5 billion dollars of assets and  a 14.4 billion dollar market value. Criteria Caixa is next in the Spanish ranking, holding seventh position. Criteria Caixa has 8.5 billion dollars of sales, 2.4 billion dollars of profits, 68.1 billion dollars of assets and a 23.4 billion dollar market value.

Spanish companies in the list is lead by the Grupo Santander, which is followed by Telefónica, BBVA-Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, Repsol YPF, Iberdrola, Gas Natural Fenosa, Criteria Caixa, ACS-Group, Mapfre, Ferrovial, and Inditex.

On a world scale, JPMorgan Chase is ranked first, with 115.5 billion dollars of sales,  17.4 billion dollars of profits, 2,117.6 billion dollars of assets, and a 182.2 billion dollar market value. The figures for the world\u2019s number two, the UK bank HSBC, are: 103.3 billion dollars of sales, 13.3 billion dollars of profits, 2,467.9 billion dollars of assets, and a 186, 5 billion dollar market value. The World\u2019 Top 10 is completed with General Electric, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, PetroChina, ICBC, Berkshire Hathaway, Petrobas-Petróleo Brasil, and Citigroup. The latter company has received an intervention from the US Government on three occasions due to the financial crisis.


  • Gas Natural Fenosa's logo on the top of its headquarters (by R. Pagano)

  • Gas Natural Fenosa's logo on the top of its headquarters (by R. Pagano)