S&P Rated: Investment Grade AA-
Current Annual Revenue: $49.0 billion*
Current Gross Profit: $2.91 billion
Current Annual Net Income: $1.4 billion
2013 Fiscal Yr. Revenue Growth: 4.29%
7-Eleven is held by Seven & I Holdings Co. (TYO:3382), which is the largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in the world. It surpassed McDonald's by ~1,000 stores in 2007, and now has over 50,000 total stores across 16 countries, including Japan (15,000), the United States (8,200), Thailand (6,800), Indonesia, Canada, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. In addition to retailing products, 7-Eleven carries its own well-branded items, such as Big Gulps and Slurpees. It has expanded into in-store movie rentals, fuel, prepaid phone service, and low-priced wine. 7-Eleven frequently ranks well in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500, and recently unseated Subway from its 15-year-long position as the #1 overall franchise.
*Translated from yen, for convenience only, at the rate of $1 = ¥101.36, the approximate rate of exchange prevailing on March 17, 2014.Written By: Louis Swingrover