What The World Thinks Of Indian States, According To Google

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Google Auto-complete is a great way to find out what the hive-mind is thinking. The feature has been around for more than 10 years; the suggestions are based on the popularity of what people type into the search engine.

Reddit user ‘kuttanpilla’ recently posted an awesome map of India with the first auto-complete suggestion for each Indian state.

The map shows up some interesting generalizations — users seem to be most concerned about why Karnataka is the most corrupt, why Gujarat is a dry state, why Arunachal Pradesh is disputed, and why Madhya Pradesh is poor.

by: Huffington Post and India Times

The Top 100 Companies: Revenue vs. Profit

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Today’s data visualization from Ishtyaq Habib shows the top 100 biggest companies by market value and uses circles to represent both the revenue and profit for each company.

 

It’s that Apple is unparalleled in its ability to make money. In fact, Apple’s 2016 profit of $45 billion is far bigger than any other company, including Berkshire Hathaway ($24 billion), JPMorgan Chase ($24 billion), Wells Fargo ($22 billion), Alphabet ($19 billion), Samsung ($19 billion), Toyota ($17 billion), Johnson & Johnson ($16 billion), or Walmart ($14 billion).

The only companies that can compare with Apple were Chinese banks like ICBC, Agricultural Bank of China, or China Construction Bank, but in many ways, these state-owned enterprises are on an entirely different playing field, anyways.

Also impressive: Apple’s profits are bigger than the revenues of massive companies like Coca-Cola ($41.5 billion) or Facebook ($27.6 billion).

Unfortunately, not every company can make a 21% profit margin on $217 billion of revenue like Apple.

Other organizations need to rely on razor-thin margins and volume to make things work. Walmart only brought in $14 billion of profit off of a whopping $485 billion of revenue – a margin of just 2.8%. Meanwhile, fast-growing Amazon was in a similar boat with margins of 1.7%, largely provided by its wildly successful AWS service.

Lastly, it is also worth noting that some on the list did not make a margin at all. These are mostly companies that are suffering from the challenges of down cycles in natural resources. Chevron and mining giant Glencore, for example, were two of the Top 100 Companies that both lost money in 2016, while BP essentially broke even.

by: Visualcapitalist