The FXOpen UK Team
A Comparison of Global Companies Share Price since 2011.
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We have compared how some of the major global companies share price has changed over the past decade.
To demonstrate our findings, we have created an infographic which shows the percentage share increases of some of the world’s biggest companies in the last ten years and how they have compared against one another.
Tesla tops growth over the past decade
In 2012 Tesla’s yearly percentage growth was minus 4%, yet the ten years since have told a completely different story, with their overall percentage increase since 2011 standing at 13,198%. Over double the growth of Netflix who sat second in the global companies we analyzed.
The appetite for electric car models has increased in the past decade and that correlates with the rise in Tesla’s share price. Periods of strong sales and reviews have increased the share price over the last ten years.
The automotive company has seen huge rises in their share price since 2019. October 1st 2019 saw their share price at $62.98, while the same period in 2021 it had rise to $780.59, again due to strong sales and the entering of the S&P 500 in late 2020.
Netflix sees huge share price increase
Similar to Tesla, Netflix yearly growth from 2011-2012 was minus 3% but their share price has been soaring ever since, with the share price percentage increasing by over 5000% since 2011.
Due to international expansion in 2012 to Europe and a further 130 new markets in 2016, the subscription numbers have risen dramatically, with this year Netflix hitting 214 million subscribers, nearly ten times the subscribers they had in 2011.
Alongside global expansion, the streaming service started making their original content from 2012 which has been ever present in recent years and in 2012 for the first time they beat HBO as they received 112 Emmy nominations.
Netflix growth on the stock market dominated the other global companies we analyzed, as it was the most successful company on the S&P 500 pre 2020. It has only been the past two years where Tesla share price growth levels have surpassed Netflix’s.
Technology giants see strong growth
In the past decade, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have all seen impressive share price growth of over 1000% since 2011.
Since 2011 Amazon’s share price has seen the highest percentage growth out of the three global technology companies, with an increase of over 1400%. The mammoth growth shown by Amazon is largely due to the popularity of Amazon Prime, their subscription service which saw a huge increase in the pandemic due to consumers having to stay at home.
Microsoft (+1247%) and Apple (+1037%) have both seen their share price increase consistently in the past ten years. Microsoft have seen continued large scale growth on the stock market since the appointment of CEO Satya Nadella in 2014.
Apple share price is largely impacted due to their product demand. Their share price rose in 2015 as a result of the large iPhone screens success while recently they have seen a rise in their share price due to the strong demand of their iPhone 12 at the end of 2020.
Facebook shows huge returns in first decade on the stock market
Since Facebook went public in 2012, the world’s largest social media firm has seen massive growth in their share price. Initially going public at a share price of $38, by 2021 that had increased to over $300, giving an increase of 1477%.
Facebook shares have seen consistent strong growth owing to the increase numbers of active users and the aggressive growth strategy through acquisitions such as Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. Facebook’s growth in the past decade is significantly higher than its closest competitors, with Twitter’s share price actually decreasing by 4% over that time.
The social media company has had some dips during their time on the stock market so far, in particular in 2018 when 50 million people had their data compromised by Cambridge Analytica.
Pepsi v Coca Cola
Pepsi-Co and Coca Cola Corporation have been competitors in the non-alcoholic beverage industry for many years. But how does the share price of the two powerhouses compare?
Over the past ten years, the share price of Pepsi-Co has increased by 230%. This is nearly double the 116% increase that Coca Cola has seen since 2011. Both brands had a similar yearly percentage increase in 2012 but since then, the Pepsi-Co share price has seen greater increases than Coca-Cola.
All the global companies on the stock market that we have analyzed have seen over 100% growth since 2011 but Tesla and Netflix lead the way with colossal share price increases in the last decade. However, over the past ten years the share price of global companies has shown volatility due to the demand for shares relying on various factors such as company success, news stories and wider economic trends.
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Methodology and Sources
Raw data on Share Prices collected from Yahoo Finance in October 2021.