1. Altria/Philip Morris USA – $23.8 billion revenue
Besed in the USA, Altria Group Inc. was known at the beginning as Philip Morris Companies Inc. Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, Philip Morris Capital Corporation, US Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton Inc. and Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Altria earned revenues of $23.8 billion, with a net income of $3.39 billion. Most popular cigarette brands produced by the company are Marlboro, Chesterfield, L&M, Benson & Hedges, Parliament, Bond Street, Next, Papastratos, Players and Virginia Slims.
2. British American Tobacco – $24.5 billion revenue
British American Tobacco plc is a multinational tobacco company found in the United Kingdom. It was created in 1902 when two companies American Tobacco Company (USA) and Imperial Tobacco Company (United Kingdom) decided to merge their businesses into one company. Today the company is presented in many tobacco markets worldwide. Most polular cigarette brands are Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Dunhill, Kent, Kool, Benson & Hedges and Rothmans.
3. Imperial Tobacco – $46.08 billion revenue
The Imperial Tobacco Group plc is a multinational tobacco company found in the United Kingdom. The company was created in 1901 and today it produces over 320 billion cigarettes annually through its 51 factories worldwide. Most popular cigarettes brands produced by the tobacco company are Davidoff, Excellence, John Player Special, Gauloises, Lambert & Butler, Gitanes, Ducados, Richmond, West. The company earned $46.08 billion, with net income of $1.13 billion and an operating income of $2.45 billion.
4. Japan Tobacco International – $65.9 billion revenue
Japan Tobacco International is found in Geneva in Switzerland and it is the international branch of Japan Tobacco. Most popular cigarette brands are Camel, Winston, Mild Seven, LD, Benson & Hedges, Glamour and Sobranie.
5. Philip Morris International – $76.34 billion revenue
Philip Morris International is a branch of the Altria Group that is presented in almost 200 countries worldwide. Though the tobacco company is located in New York, it does not operate in the USA, with its brands there owned by Altria. Most popular cigarette brands manufactured by the company are Marlboro, Philip Morris, Parliament, Basic, U Mild, Red and White, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti.