The biggest corporate profits of all time

fools money

Real money.

Apple

How much? $18.04bn

When reported? 27 January 2015

Why? Bumper sales of iPhone 6 and growing demand from China

Gazprom

How much? $16.24bn

When? 30 August 2011

Why? Increased gas sales both inside and outside the country and higher commodity prices.

ExxonMobil

How much? $15.9bn

When? 26 July 2012

Why? Rising oil prices and profits from disposals

Royal Dutch Shell

How much? $15.68bn

When? 30 June 2008

Why? Benefits from oil hitting a record high of $147 a barrel

Apple

How much? $13.10bn

When? 27 January 2014

Why? Record quarterly sales of iPhones and iPads

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Nick Fletcher, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 28th January 2015 13.55 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010

 

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