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  • Previous Rank49
  • Revenues ($M)$107,736
  • Revenue Percent Change-8.9%
  • Profits ($M)$4,438
  • Profits Percent Change24.3%
  • Assets ($M)$1,449,415
  • Employees151,149

Like other European banks, France’s Société Générale has been struggling to grow its revenue and profits as negative interest rates and tighter regulations have been a drag on the business. While its net income increased 24% in 2015, SocGen said earlier this year that it doubts that it will be able to grow profits much this year and could miss its targets. It is facing a slowdown in investment banking that has also hurt its competitors, as economic jitters and market volatility in Europe have led to declines in trading. European regulators have been forcing banks, including Société Générale, to keep more capital on hand in case of a financial crisis. The bank has also been ensnared in U.S. investigations into offshore accounts and tax evasion, but has denied wrongdoing.

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Company Information

Frédéric Oudéa
Banks: Commercial and Savings
HQ Location
Paris, France
Years on Global 500 List20
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

Société Générale Rank History

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$107,736-8.9%
Profits ($M)$4,43824.3%
Assets ($M)$1,449,415-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$64,126-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.1%
Profits as % of Assets0.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity6.9%