The Global Cash 25 list includes 13 US companies, seven Asian companies and five European firms.

Author: Denise Bedell

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TOP 25 GLOBAL PUBLIC COMPANIES BY CASH ON BALANCE SHEET

METHODOLOGY

The Global Finance Cash 25 ranks public companies by cash, cash equivalents and short-term securities on their balance sheets. Data is gathered from more than 70,000 public companies worldwide. It is a ranking of nonfinancial corporations—we exclude financial institutions from the list.

Rank
Company
Country
Latest Reporting Year
Cash*
($mn)
Cash* ($mn) Previous Year
Change (YoY $m)
Total
Assets
($m)
Capex
($m)

1

GENERAL ELECTRIC

United States

2014

90,021

88,555

1,466

646,997

-13,727

2

MICROSOFT

United States

2014

85,465

76,775

8,690

172,384

-5,485

3

CISCO SYSTEMS

United States

2014

52,074

50,610

1,464

105,134

-1,275

4

TOYOTA MOTOR

Japan

2013

41,500

34,739

6,761

402,892

N/A

5

PFIZER

United States

2014

36,122

32,408

3,714

169,274

-1,583

6

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

United States

2014

33,089

29,206

3,883

131,119

-3,714

7

GENERAL MOTORS

United States

2014

28,176

28,993

-817

177,677

-11,867

8

AMGEN

United States

2014

27,026

19,401

7,625

69,009

-1,003

9

TOTAL

France

2014

26,474

20,939

5,535

229,798

N/A

10

APPLE

United States

2014

25,077

40,546

-15,469

231,839

-9,813

11

VODAFONE

United Kingdom

2013

24,221

19,479

4,742

202,778

N/A

12

COCA-COLA

United States

2014

21,675

20,268

1,407

92,023

-2,406

13

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY

Taiwan

2014

21,572

23,179

-1,607

77,724

N/A

14

SOFTBANK

Japan

2013

20,523

14,592

5,931

162,227

N/A

15

DAIMLER

Germany

2014

20,283

25,051

-4,769

230,236

N/A

16

HYUNDAI MOTOR

South Korea

2014

19,969

6,924

13,044

133,926

N/A

17

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS

South Korea

2014

18,309

16,840

1,469

209,609

N/A

18

SONY

Japan

2013

18,270

16,186

2,083

149,088

N/A

19

QUALCOMM

United States

2014

17,565

14,966

2,599

48,574

-1,185

20

AMAZON

United States

2014

17,416

12,447

4,969

54,505

-4,893

21

RENAULT

France

2014

17,030

17,596

-566

99,011

N/A

22

MERCK

United States

2014

15,719

17,486

-1,767

98,335

-1,317

23

HEWLETT-PACKARD

United States

2014

15,133

12,163

2,970

103,206

-3,853

24

MITSUBISHI

Japan

2013

14,339

15,893

-1,554

154,605

N/A

25

MEDTRONIC

Ireland

2014

14,241

11,071

3,170

37,943

N/A

 

Total

 

 

721,287

666,313

54,974

 

-62,121

*Includes cash, cash equivalents and short-term securities (those maturing between three months and a year).  Data valid as of July 23, 2015.


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