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Big brands also mean big profits and most of the companies with the largest brand values keep their top ranking for decades. This information could be used for your own investment strategy: You only need to look for stocks with huge and well established brands. One company that evaluates the value of a company’s brand is Interbrand.

The consultancy group recently released its list of the Top 100 Global Brands. Six of the top 10 brands (IBM, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard), four of the five biggest risers and finally the one of the few new entrants to the Best Global Brands report (HTC) come from the tech sector. Here are the 5 biggest brand owners with largest increase in brand value:

1. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market capitalization of $376.3 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $108.3 billion and a net income of $25.9 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 14.6 and forward price to earnings ratio 10.4, Price/Sales 3.5 and Price/Book ratio 4.9. Dividend Yield: 0 percent. The brand value is estimated at $33.5 billion and increased by 58 percent.

2. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has a market capitalization of $193.8 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $35.8 billion and a net income of $9.6 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 20.5 and forward price to earnings ratio13.8, Price/Sales 5.4 and Price/Book ratio 3.5. Dividend Yield: 0 percent. The brand value is estimated at $55.3 billion and increased by 27 percent.

3. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has a market capitalization of $131.2 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $51.6 billion and a net income of $12.8 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 10.8 and forward price to earnings ratio 10.3, Price/Sales 2.5 and Price/Book ratio 2.9. Dividend Yield: 3.4 percent. The brand value is estimated at $35.2 billion and increased by 10 percent.

4. International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) has a market capitalization of $223.9 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $106.5 billion and a net income of $15.6 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 14.8 and forward price to earnings ratio 12.7, Price/Sales 1.3 and Price/Book ratio 11.7. Dividend Yield: 1.6 percent. The brand value is estimated at $69.9 billion and increased by 8 percent.

5. International Business Machines (NYSE:HPQ) has a market capitalization of $55.5 billion, generates revenues in an amount of $128.4 billion and a net income of $9.4 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 6.6 and forward price to earnings ratio 5.9, Price/Sales 0.4 and Price/Book ratio 1.4. Dividend Yield: 1.7 percent. The brand value is estimated at $28.5 billion and increased by 6 percent.

Source: 5 Of The World's Biggest Growing Brands