Talk:List of largest corporate profits and losses

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For investigation:

Petrobras, Petrochina, Microsoft, Apple, BHP Billiton, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Chevron, AT&T, Total SA, Saudi Aramco HSBC

Apple FY 2013[edit]

Update needed: Largest Corporate Annual earnings 8th Apple Inc. Financial year ending September 28, 2013 Annual Earnings USD $37.037 ($37.04) billion Reported October 28, 2013 (Large table - all lower listings need to be renumbered.) Yehoshanah (talk) 05:38, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Apple 1Q 2012[edit]

4 Apple Consumer electronics United States 2012 1Q 24 January 2012 $13.06 0% $13.06

That's not possible. 1Q doesn't even end until March 31st. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:46, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Apple's Fiscal year matches the US Federal fiscal year and ends September 30, so 1Q2013 ended on December 31, 2012. More info about corporate fiscal years Tomhuxley (talk) 15:55, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Apple FY 2012[edit]

"Earnings $54.5B released 23.01.13". This amount is Q1 2013 sales, not 2012 Financial Year earnings. Needs amending, preferably deletion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:56, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


The article is called "List of largest corporate profits and losses". Yet the table introduces another term - earnings. Is it net profit? Is it revenue? Is it post- or pre-tax? Le Grand Bleu (talk) 13:27, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Earning and profit/loss are equivalent terms. The problem is that some of the companies (e.g. Apple) have after-tax earnings listed and some others seem to have pre-tax earnings listed. A consensus should be reached here on whether to list pre-tax or after-tax earnings and that should be clearly stated in the lead, one way or the other. M Carling 14:04, 16 October 2015 (UTC)


Pemex lost 30.3 billion dollards (source : Financial Times, feb 29 2016) in 2015. It should be on the list. --Raminagrobis (talk) 21:35, 1 March 2016 (UTC)