Philip Morris International (PM)

BY Chris Andreou

|August 12, 2021

Trade the world’s largest tobacco company

What is Philip Morris?

Incorporated in 1987, Philip Morris International Inc. is a Swiss-American holding company that engages in the manufacturing and sale of cigarettes, tobacco and nicotine-containing products.

Philip Morris is the largest tobacco company in the world (excluding the Chinese National Tobacco Corporation). Its portfolio of international and local brands is sold in over 180 countries and is led by the world’s best-selling cigarette brand, Marlboro.

The company’s global cigarette brands include Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginian S, L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next and Red & White.

A Brief History on Philip Morris

The company was founded by Philip Morris in 1847 and is headquartered in New York, USA, but also based operationally in Lausanne, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

The company’s history began in 1847, when London tobacconist Philip Morris opened a shop selling tobacco and cigarettes in Bond Street, London.

During the 50s, the company had been integrated into American culture, which led to the manufacture and marketing of its products globally. By the year of 1972, Marlboro had become the world’s top-selling cigarette brand.

And by 2019, the net revenue of Philip Morris worldwide exceeded $77 billion. The European Union accounted for nearly one-third of the company’s total net revenue.

Philip Morris Companies Inc. formally changed its name to the Altria Group in 2003, but by 2008, Philip Morris International resurfaced as a spin-off from Altria.

As of 2019, its main institutional investors are The Vanguard Group, Capital Research & Management, and BlackRock Fund Advisors. And in July of this year (2021), Philip Morris bought the Vectura Group for £1 billion.

Philip Morris Int. ranked No. 101 in the 2021 Fortune 500 list of the largest corporations by total revenue.

Philip Morris’ net worth as of August 04, 2021, is $155.06 billion.

Who Are The Key People

In May 2021, Jacek Olczak was appointed Chief Executive Officer, following his role as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

He succeeded André Calantzopoulos, who was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board.

Louis C. Camilleri, who was the previous chairman, stepped down in December 2020.

Where Does Philip Morris Do Business?

As well as being headquartered in New York, Philip Morris operates through the following geographical segments: European Union, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, South & Southeast Asia, East Asia & Australia and Latin America & Canada.

The company employs more than 71,000 staff.

What Are The Key Brands at Philip Morris?

Philip Morris Int. has six multi-billion US brands. Marlboro is complemented in the premium-price category by Parliament and Virginia S.

The company’s leading mid-price brands are L&M, Lark, Merit, Muratti, and Philip Morris. Other leading international brands include Bond Street, Chesterfield, Next, and Red & White.

Local cigarette brands, including Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A and Sampoerna U in Indonesia; Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines; Belmont and Canadian Classics in Canada; and Delicados in Mexico.

In recent times, Philip Morris has also become popular for its smoke-free alternatives. These products do not burn tobacco, but have the nicotine and taste to appeal to existing smokers.

How Can I Trade Philip Morris?

Philip Morris is listed as a tradable asset under the ticker PM on TIOmarkets MT4 or MT5. Like all other assets listed on our platforms, you can choose to long or short.

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