The Top 5 Biggest Tobacco Companies

Published on July 5th, 2012 00:00
  • Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International, with the help of its affiliated companies produces and sells cigarettes and other smoking products allover the world. Its brand portfolio includes a wide range of cigarette brands as Marlboro, Parliament, L&M, Chesterfield and Red & White. The tobacco giant sells its products in more than 180 countries. The company’s cigarette shipment volume raised by about 5% in the first quarter of 2012 to 220 billion units, mostly due to increase in its African, Asian and Easter Europe regions. European Union demonstrated weaker results because of a relatively low market share in the sector. Asia had the highest growth in terms of volume, with around 11% improvement in the 1Q. The whole shipment volume from all regions was lifted by 5% due to cigarette brands as Marlboro and Parliament. The company’s other smoking products as: cigars, pipes and roll-your –own cigarettes raised by 16%. The annual revenue has grown at about 12%. PMI has surpassed the market as well as it competitors within a one year period. At present the cigarette manufacturer continues to demonstrate growth in its different areas in terms of increased unit sales and net profits.

  • Reynolds American

Reynolds American produces and sells smoking products not only in the United States but also abroad. The company offers such cigarette brands as: Camel, Winston, Pall Mall and many others. It also distributes smokeless products known as Grizzly and Kodiak brands. The company’s revenue has dropped by 6% due to lower cigarette volumes. If taking about the annual figures, Reynolds’ revenues dropped by about 1.5%. However, its gross margins are higher than PMI’s by 25%. The manufacturer has underperformed the market as well as its biggest rivals within a year. Reynolds’ can be profitable stock for those investors who give preference to dividends.

  • Lorillard

Lorillard manufactures and sells smoking products under more than 43 brand names, as Kent, Maverick, Newport and others. Company’s full domestic volumes dropped in the first quarter of 2012 in comparison to the 1Q of the 2011; however this decrease was in conformity with the industry. Net sales for the company also dropped in that period, lower by 0.5%. Lorillard’s credit ratings are lower than of its rivals, mostly due to its reliance on one cigarette brand, Newport. Any aggravation in its performance in the future can deter the profitability of the whole company.

  • British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) produces and distributes such popular cigarette brands as Lucky Strike, Viceroy, Dunhill, Vogue and etc. Besides regular cigarettes, the company also offers cigars, roll-your-own cigarettes and pipe. The quarterly profit is amazing at 5%, which ranks far above of most of its competitors. BAT has a dividend yield of about 5.75%.

  • Altria Group

Altria Group produces cigarette products and wine in U.S. and abroad. It sells smoking products under the Virginia Slims, L&M, Benson & Hedges brands. The company owns a whole cash of about $4 billion and a raised debt of almost 370%.

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Alphabetical List of the top Tobacco companies in the world:

Adris Grupa dd (ADRSRA) Croatia
Al Eqbal Co for Investment PLC (EICO) Jordan
Alliance One International Inc (AOI) USA
Altria Group Inc (MO) USA
Asenovgrad Tabac AD-Asenovgrad (6AD) Bulgaria
Bentoel Internasional Investama Tbk PT (LFV) Germany
Blagoevgrad-BT AD (55B) Bulgaria
British American Tobacco PLC (BATS) UK
Bulgartabac Holding AD (57B) Bulgaria
Ceylon Tobacco Co PLC (CTC) Sri Lanka
Coka Duvanska Industrija AD Coka (COKA) Serbia
DIN Fabrika Duvana AD (DINN) Serbia
Duvan AD Ljubovija (DVLJ) Serbia
Eastern Tobacco (EAST) Egypt
Fabrika duhana Sarajevo dd Sarajevo (FDSSR) Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fabrika Duvana AD Banja Luka (FDBLRA) Bosnia and Herzegovina
Golden Tobacco Ltd (GTO) India
Gotse Delchev Tabac AD-Gotse Delchev (4GD) Bulgaria
Gudang Garam Tbk PT (GGNPF) USA
Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk PT (HMSP) Indonesia
Haskovo-Tabac AD (4H9) Bulgaria
Hrvatski Duhani DD (HRDHRA) Croatia
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (IMT) UK
Isperih-BT AD (4IS) Bulgaria
ITC Ltd (ITC) India
Japan Tobacco Inc (2914) Japan
Jerusalem Cigarette Co (JCC) Palestine
JT International Bhd (RJR) Malaysia
Karelia Tobacco Co Inc SA (KARE) Greece
Khyber Tobacco Co (KHTC) Pakistan
Kothari Products Ltd (KTP) India
KT&G Corp (033780) South Korea
Lorillard Inc (LLV) Germany
Lorillard Inc (LO) USA
Ngan Son JSC (NST) Viet Nam
NTC Industries Ltd (NTCIL) India
Pakistan Tobacco Co Ltd (PAKT) Pakistan
Pazardzhik-BT AD Pazardzhik (4PZ) Bulgaria
Philip Morris International Inc (PM) USA
Philip Morris International Inc (PMI) Switzerland
Pleven-Bulgartabak (4PQ) Bulgaria
Reynolds American Inc (RQ4) Germany
Shoumen-BT AD (3JZ) Bulgaria
Sinnar Bidi Udyog Ltd (SBU) India
Sitab-Soc Ivoirienne Tabacs (STBC)
Slantse Stara Zagora- BT AD (3JO) Bulgaria
Smokefree Innotec Inc (SFIO) USA
Sofia-BT AD (3JU) Bulgaria
Souza Cruz SA (CRUZ3) Brazil
Star Scientific Inc (CIGX) USA
Strumica Tabak Strumica (STTB) Macedonia
Swedish Match AB (SWMA) Sweden
Tabak ad Nis (TBKN) Serbia
Tanzania Cigarette Co Ltd (TCC) Tanzania
TSL Ltd/Zimbabwe (TSL) Zimbabwe
Tutunski Kombinat AD (TKPR) Macedonia
Tvornica Duhana Zagreb dd (TDZRA) Croatia
Union Tobacco (UTOB) Jordan
Universal Corp/VA (UVV) USA
Utalim SA Slatina (UTOL) Romania
Vector Group Ltd (VGR) Germany
VST Industries Ltd (VST) India
West Indian Tobacco Co Ltd/The (WCO) Trinidad and Tobago

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