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REPORT ON BUSINESS TOP 1000

Tracking the Top 1000: the good, the bad and the disastrous

Each year, Report on Business magazine ranks the 1,000 largest publicly traded Canadian corporations (measured by assets) by their after-tax profits. Use our interactive graphic to see how the profits and revenues of 29 sectors have changed over the past five years. The bubble representing Canada’s banks has only gotten bigger. Meanwhile, the oil and gas sector has gone from hefty profit to enormous loss. To see the entire Top 1000 ranking, go to tgam.ca/top1000


Profit($000) By Sector, 2015

  • Money makers
  • Money losers

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The Top 1000 rankings in ROB Magazine and this website only provide a limited snapshot of data for the top 1000 companies in Canada. For professionals, a more comprehensive and complete database of Canadian corporate information is available for purchase in the Globe Data Store. We have improved on what we have offered in previous years in two separate packages based on whether your needs are research or sales prospecting. Find in-depth financial and contact information, total compensation for every CEO on the Top 1000 and more.

sector,profit,revenue
agriculture,173996,9608298
automobiles & components,970976,24846038
banks,21178562,125832430
biotech & pharmaceuticals,-232737,3282427
breweries, distilleries & wineries,44658,452366
capital markets,2111404,8142188
chemicals,2658080,20271940
commercial & professional services,84680,973942
consulting,105068,4476655
consumer durables & apparel,209119,1612528
consumer products,437196,6131742
consumer services,168945,928947
contractors,548075,11382066
electrical & electronic,97211,9282215
entertainment,438390,5258754
environmental services,155897,2369644
financial services,2077030,34382352
food production,546931,16930646
food services,662844,2718281
food stores,2206194,107879604
forestry,464334,13976282
gas & electrical utilities,1945373,20530787
industrial products,-81653,7798789
insurance,7182433,150828580
machinery,50917,1659330
management & diversified,4501483,87068247
media,3062962,29265857
medical services,-165799,4052114
metal fabricators,38748,3031384
metals & mining,9690372,60431502
mining services,56447,1294711
oil & gas,16547868,173486875
oil & gas field services,622853,14693132
other,1256615,20481208
paper & forest products,128009,6891942
pipelines,3366493,32413423
real estate,3191343,11432955
retail,1982137,44676834
software & services,679931,9923108
telecommunications,6461343,50827814
transportation,3578700,39047707
transportation equip & compnts,1042219,23809559
wholesale distributors,224900,19284156
sector,profit,revenue
agriculture,262921,13432625
automobiles & components,911951,29704448
banks,24566638,134630711
biotech & pharmaceuticals,100900,4367061
breweries, distilleries & wineries,41602,505328
capital markets,1915928,7265425
chemicals,4758174,28552259
commercial & professional services,95311,1053451
consulting,1528,4965239
consumer durables & apparel,239904,1726142
consumer products,254865,5849011
consumer services,52186,980461
contractors,497187,12777884
electrical & electronic,130160,9427457
entertainment,384397,5324677
environmental services,-188807,2564224
financial services,3255257,35204857
food production,749695,18351043
food services,414740,3065132
food stores,2587861,111768467
forestry,-21021,10863223
gas & electrical utilities,2216469,21157352
industrial products,-476128,8276825
insurance,3147171,131684276
machinery,37124,2132759
management & diversified,6173155,94629185
media,-260696,31865882
medical services,-55297,4170790
metal fabricators,27298,3748261
metals & mining,10168729,72314112
mining services,68937,2036029
oil & gas,19127208,204119987
oil & gas field services,1540601,25129962
other,-1021493,22134377
paper & forest products,244948,6857454
pipelines,3518154,36282890
real estate,7168990,16301590
retail,1744906,46956709
software & services,1035775,13933466
telecommunications,5269497,54585311
transportation,3449621,43038441
transportation equip & compnts,1180882,25447419
wholesale distributors,512529,21422885
sector,profit,revenue
agriculture,-26005,2167824
automobiles & components,1443178,31257762
banks,30368913,142387360
biotech & pharmaceuticals,-237480,5346271
breweries, distilleries & wineries,63913,529769
capital markets,1515924,6529196
chemicals,3583769,28963662
commercial & professional services,-37072,336330
consulting,84413,5565565
consumer durables & apparel,148464,1948850
consumer products,195313,4915023
consumer services,-70215,868070
contractors,392827,13945132
electrical & electronic,203748,8608542
entertainment,419819,5526694
environmental services,131373,2684817
financial services,2137927,35677315
food production,645687,19778282
food services,436326,3352912
food stores,2483748,117536142
forestry,169095,12102059
gas & electrical utilities,719052,21015801
industrial products,-443121,7027547
insurance,8073570,107008039
machinery,4444,2345460
management & diversified,4078955,97486182
media,824207,32149152
medical services,-72108,4404573
metal fabricators,79580,4466249
metals & mining,-413005,72474303
mining services,350270,2322088
oil & gas,7251805,192029608
oil & gas field services,1388979,26866429
other,2306500,23280009
paper & forest products,141795,6905740
pipelines,3099992,42494576
real estate,8698211,15923553
retail,2498006,47323615
software & services,634750,19833725
telecommunications,4006386,46056805
transportation,4136445,46535376
transportation equip & compnts,1026391,24671150
wholesale distributors,827178,22783381
sector,profit,revenue
agriculture,-58976,2552018
automobiles & components,1619146,38506654
banks,31485826,146103490
biotech & pharmaceuticals,-1054864,7080608
breweries, distilleries & wineries,45079,544587
capital markets,1466483,6915367
chemicals,3193804,28215052
commercial & professional services,-45831,316976
consulting,-64986,6655750
consumer durables & apparel,320178,2185194
consumer products,59341,4501426
consumer services,-31057,846684
contractors,105966,13793871
electrical & electronic,221112,8610889
entertainment,574550,5676298
environmental services,136324,2823566
financial services,3076084,31631885
food production,1258745,19455042
food services,476724,3497773
food stores,3038763,132363670
forestry,957732,13421574
gas & electrical utilities,2575265,22458913
industrial products,-152729,7580273
insurance,8179567,84114908
machinery,28738,2519049
management & diversified,5559930,98595747
media,2448168,32375527
medical services,133880,4412790
metal fabricators,49707,4898324
metals & mining,-24156416,61575677
mining services,-732,2468824
oil & gas,9275617,196904903
oil & gas field services,1225508,28757202
other,-215654,21947546
paper & forest products,191858,8646394
pipelines,1526427,43739635
real estate,6093437,17504687
retail,1701151,44245284
software & services,1099797,30717493
telecommunications,-2224084,41880423
transportation,4382127,47489991
transportation equip & compnts,1125994,26564869
wholesale distributors,743331,23564741
sector,profit,revenue
agriculture,20669,570682
automobiles & components,1959582,41048220
banks,33736100,160713003
beverages,41023,559661
biotech & pharmaceuticals,787812,9079350
chemicals,2476192,28666259
consumer durables & apparel,390260,8933190
engineering & construction,1407371,14051073
entertainment,456426,5599986
environmental services,12736,2519859
financial services,4497058,52967973
food production,1337570,19052914
food stores,1735583,158941177
gas & electrical utilities,1953028,25657917
industrial products,-670725,39665276
insurance,11828086,145988827
management & diversified,7203294,103451271
media,2780740,31889756
metal fabricators,98767,5567610
metals & mining,-11827512,62849132
oil & gas,12338700,220869661
oil & gas field services,633969,35435457
other,2061197,42779464
paper & forest products,779136,23448977
pipelines,2763082,50501731
real estate,4738794,14610859
retail,1389361,50714779
technology,1415388,54251282
telecommunications,4056700,34838000
transportation,5488383,50501506
wholesale distributors,748657,40607019
sector,profit,revenue
Agriculture,-8662,2094237
Automotive and components,2066464,36778626
Banks,35223889,166065633
Beverages,16280,442276
Biotech and pharma,-693072,11253545
Chemicals,2193715,25672592
Engineering and construction,519489,15913585
Entertainment,372763,5902152
Environmental services,322893,7797731
Financial services,4328234,51943539
Food production,723970,22065244
Food stores,3086679,345929160
Gas and electrical utilities,3435341,32282583
Industrial products,-58283,13898823
Insurance,10137279,120635753
Management and diversified,2694344,100626275
Media,2532169,24390821
Metals and mining,24365211,60704806
Oil and gas,-33450617,72674644
Oil and gas field services,-3122979,23071602
Other services,1904476,29886616
Paper and forest products,1151,17810254
Pipelines,1607658,44966649
Real estate,3256283,14446470
Retail,4918404,219216493
Technology,1632993,19812393
Telecom/telephone utilities,3817872,39539989
Transportation,1445132,80956607
Wholesale distributors,-56037,22788207
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