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Our comprehensive list of the largest German companies with tradable shares offers unprecedented opportunities. The list helps you to find relevant shares and to analyse the turnover behind them. The sector divisions and areas of activity offer the possibility of carrying out sector-wide analyses. The deposited turnovers are taken from the annual financial statements published in 2021 on the Bundesanzeiger (Federal Gazette). The Excel list of the largest stock exchange-listed companies can also be used as a basis for trading bots.
Database of the largest stock exchange-listed companies in Germany for immediate download as an Excel list
Our list is a unique overview of the German companies listed on the stock exchange with the highest turnover – prepared in a structured manner in an Excel file. The data set is available for uncomplicated purchase via our online shop and can be downloaded directly after payment. In addition to general contact data and the names of the management, the list also contains the turnover of the last five years, current employee figures and a classification of the companies according to sector and field of activity. This saves you hours of research and you can start working with the database straight away. Our research team updates the data on an ongoing basis, ensuring that you can always work with correct and up-to-date information. Within one year of purchase, you will even receive updates to the list free of charge by e-mail. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to support you with our data set.
This information will be included in the list of the largest stock exchange-listed companies in Germany:
- General contact details (address, e-mail address, telephone number, URL)
- Names of the management
- Stock exchange specific data: ISIN, ticker symbol, market segment
- Turnover of the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 (based on the respective annual or consolidated financial statements via the Bundesanzeiger)
- Number of employees (based on the latest annual or consolidated financial statements via the Federal Gazette)
- Segmentation by industry and field of activity
Note: If the sales and employee figures are not included in a company’s own annual financial statements but in their parent company’s consolidated financial statements, the data from the parent company will be provided.
There are around 3.3 million companies in Germany. Only about 440 are listed on the stock exchange. The top 5 are all DAX heavyweights. We present them below.
1st place: Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg: 222.9 billion euros in sales
For years, Volkswagen has been competing with Toyota for first place in global car manufacturing. In Germany and Europe, VW’s top position is undisputed. The group, which employs over 662,000 people, produces passenger cars (brands include VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat) and commercial vehicles (brands include MAN and Scania).
2nd place: Daimler AG, Stuttgart: 154.3 billion euros in sales
Germany’s second-largest automaker is soon to become two groups. The commercial vehicle subsidiary Daimler Truck is to go public as an independent company and Daimler will become Mercedes-Benz, responsible for the passenger car division. The two companies are still a single group with a good 288,000 employees.
3rd place: Allianz SE, Munich: 140.5 billion euros in sales
Allianz is one of the world’s largest insurance groups and, with its investment subsidiary Allianz Global Investors, also a major financial services provider. Founded in 1890, the group has 150,000 employees and operates as a universal insurer and fund provider. All Allianz shares are in free float.
Rank 4: BMW AG, Munich: 99 billion euros turnover
BMW is a car and motorcycle brand rich in tradition – today a globally active automobile manufacturer, which also includes the Mini and Rolls Royce brands. The DAX-listed group, which employs almost 121,000 people, is largely controlled by the Quandt heirs Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt; 53.2 percent of the shares are free float.
5th place: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin: 57.1 billion euros in sales
Siemens is a technically oriented conglomerate and has been listed on the stock exchange since 1897. Today, there are three Siemens-related shares in the DAX: the Siemens share, the share of the medical technology subsidiary Siemens Healthineers and the share of the spun-off but affiliated group Siemens Energy. Siemens has 293,000 employees
Lead-generation made easy: Valuable data on the German companies with the highest turnover on the stock exchange clearly presented
Overviews of the largest companies in a region are plentiful on the internet. So why should you choose our list of the largest listed companies? There are many reasons. First of all, we work continuously on the data quality of our lists. This means that the information included is as up-to-date as possible and we ensure that we always identify the companies with the highest turnover. Many lead generation databases often have outdated data and do not contain all relevant companies. Another advantage of our data sets is the clear, neat preparation in an Excel file. Sector overviews in pdf format are practical for certain purposes, but can neither be imported into a CRM system nor edited according to your needs. In addition, there is the detailed information in our industry lists, which enables uncomplicated sorting and filtering of the list according to your needs.
The list of the largest German stock exchange companies is an excerpt from our Germany-wide database
With Research Germany we make unclear markets transparent and accessible. Our industry lists are characterised by high data quality and topicality. Our research team is constantly working on optimising and expanding our databases so that we can always provide our clients with the best possible data. At the centre of our work is our list of the 5,000 companies with the highest turnover in Germany. We research the largest companies in the country, classify them according to sector and field of activity and compile the turnover and number of employees of the last few years. This way, our clients can immediately start working with the list and establish new partnerships. Based on this database, not only our overview of the largest listed companies has been created, but also numerous other data sets of German industry. In addition to regional lists (e.g. data set of the largest companies in Bavaria), we also offer various Germany-wide industry lists (e.g. data set of the 300 largest mechanical engineering companies in Germany). In our online shop you will find a large number of such data sets and we will also be happy to create individual extracts for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we look forward to hearing from you.
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The companies included in the list can be found through various sources: Internet research, public registers, analysis of relevant news, investigation of relevant transactions, our extensive personal network. Hundreds of hours of detailed, high-quality research flow into each of our lists. All data points that we can enter via publicly available sources are included in our lists.
Every data point for which there is publicly available information is filled out in our lists. However, if we do not have an e-mail address or we do not know whether a company is investing in a particular area, we fill this field with an “n.a.”. In most cases we achieve a data coverage of over 90%. If you want to know the exact coverage of the list – e.g. how many e-mail addresses are available – our team will be happy to help you.
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We have noted the last update date in the product description at the top of the page. We update our lists regularly. Our customers receive free updates and additions to the list for at least 12 months.
Our lists contain – if publicly available – address, telephone number, e-mail addresses and management names of the listed companies. For privacy reasons, we may only include information that is publicly available or provided by the companies. If no data points are available, there is an “n.a.” in the corresponding field.
Due to GDPR our lists do not contain personal e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Our lists contain publicly available contact data or contact data provided by the companies (e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, names of directors).
Our lists do not contain any personal contact data that is specifically protected by the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our lists always contain publicly accessible data points (official registers such as the Commercial Register or the Federal Gazette, Internet, company websites) or data provided voluntarily by companies. In Germany, contact is regulated by §7 UWG. Thus, postal advertising in the B2B sector is generally permitted. Contacting by telephone is permitted if the business contact is presumably interested. This is often also assumed for e-mail contact, as long as the contact is made once and the contact is not included in newsletters without being asked. Important note: We are not lawyers and cannot make legally binding statements. If you have any open questions, please feel free to contact us.
The companies included in the lists can be contacted in various ways – by telephone, postal letter, e-mail, networks such as LinkedIn, jointly attended trade fairs. In order to establish successful contacts, it is particularly important to work on individualized addresses tailored to the respective companies. Mass letters are rarely successful. Instead, our customers are most successful when they adapt to the companies included in our lists, obtain information and then address them in a customized manner. Another successful approach is to contact them via LinkedIn, for example, by selecting the right contact person from our list and then addressing them via a consistent starting point. Intros” that are mediated via shared contacts are also a good step towards establishing contact. Also possible: at trade fairs visited together, you can use the trade fair lists to search specifically for companies included in the lists and make appointments for meetings. In general: the more effort is put into the individual approach, the more successful it is. Think about what suitable starting points are, how you can deliver added value and show the addressed companies that you put a lot of effort into the contact. Many of our customers have already built up valuable and successful business relationships.
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