During the past month we have been researching a backlog of older records to determine if they belong in the top Global 5000.  That process is completed and we are now updating revenue and employees from the financial filings. This time of year, they come in fast and furious. We have updated 800 records with 2010 information and 2010 was indeed a good year. These companies represent $7 trillion of total revenue and grew 9.6% over last year.  The largest of these 800 include: Exxon Mobil, AT&T, Ford Motor, Hewlett-Packard, and Siemens.

With the news from Japan, we have taken a deeper look at businesses in Japan. There are 300 companies in Japan on The Global 5000 list. Most of them have a FY of March, so their filings won’t be available until May for the year 2010.  The effect of the disaster and shutdown won’t be felt much on this year’s results but the longer it goes, the more it will show up in 2011 data.  A first look at the data from 2006 – 2009, autos probably face the biggest risk.

If you would like a copy of the charts we prepared showing the Japanese company data from The Global 5000 companies, please send us a an email request at  info@TheGlobal5000.com.