We put this list together following an informal discussion here at LFR HQ about who the real big players in the LFP market were, who might buy who (when we eventually pull out of recession, and our market continues to be shaped by acquisition and merger), this in turn led to us looking for stats on turnover, profit etc,.
We thought that the chart we ended up with was interesting and topical enough to make it worthy of publication here on LFR - we can only hope that you agree.
Listed below are the publicly traded companies involved directly (or through subsidiaries) in the large format digital print marketplace.
The uppermost list shows those listed in the Forbes Global 2000, with their current rank, whilst the list below shows some of the other big players, who are important through either financial size or their market presence. All figures are in $ USD Billions.
The Forbes Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world's biggest and most powerful companies, as measured by a composite ranking for sales, profits, assets, and market value.
All figures are in $ USD Billions.
Sources: Forbes Global 2000 list for 2009, Financial Times Market Data. E&OE.