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Europe's biggest Company


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AirBus?

SAP??

Something German???

Something financial????

Nope.

Prosus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosus

How did it get there?

Years of diligent work?

Nope.

Stumbled on TenCent and bought 30% of the equity in 2001 for ~ $30m.

 

Compare n contrast:

 

2008 was when JPs wheels fell off.

back in ~2004 JP market cap must have been around ~1bln.

https://www.ft.com/content/b093839a-cb5e-11e5-a8ef-ea66e967dd44


In 2008, the publisher of the Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post was earning pre-tax profits of close to £130m on turnover of £600m. Its market capitalisation was £500m. Today, it is turning over £270m, struggling to make a profit and its market value is sub-£50m.

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On 14/09/2020 at 12:49, Darude said:

Prosus (market cap $149bn) appears to be smaller than Nestle ($328bn), Roche ($300bn), Louis Vuitton ($220bn), L'Oreal ($179bn) etc:

https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/audit-services/publications/assets/global-top-100-companies-june-2020-update.pdf

OK ... 4th biggest company ....

Have you heard of it?

few have.

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On 23/09/2020 at 13:41, spygirl said:

OK ... 4th biggest company ....

Have you heard of it?

few have.

I haven't even heard of any of the subsidiaries.

I would have gone for BASF, but they're a paltry 55.7bn

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Blimey, just looked at 10Cent, never heard of them either - 7th biggest company in the world by market cap, biggest company in China. someone bunging 10k in in 2012 would now be a millionaire.

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