17 Jul /14

Chinese in the Fortune 500 List – Interpretation

Hong KongIf China’s growing economic clout was in question, all one would need to do is to take a quick glance at the recently released Fortune 500 list. Presently, 100 of the top 500 global companies are Chinese companies. The list also includes another 5 entries from neighboring Taiwan and 4 from Hong Kong. While the two other major players on the index – the United States and Japan – see their number of representatives steadily declining (to 128 and 57 respectively), more and more Chinese companies enter the select group each year.

Though the sheer number of Chinese companies on the list as well as their revenue statistics is quite impressive, there is still room for improvement. Comparatively, mainland Chinese companies average $3.22 billion in profit. This is not only below the average revenue of $3.91 billion for Fortune 500 members, but also approximately half of the $6.24 billion in profits that the average US company listed on the index generates.

However, China is certainly closing the gap by producing some fast growing companies. Accordingly, we can expect to see the profit margins of Chinese companies increase as they streamline operations and implement more efficient and innovative workflows. The main reasons why American companies remain highly competitive is their ability to innovate and manage, either internally or externally, their production as a result of strong and constant competition.

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