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Philip Morris is one of the world's largest cigarette makers. Image credit: iStock/Thinkstock.

The sun may be setting on the cigarette industry, but Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) still generates a ridiculous amount of money. Over the last 12 months, it earned $28 billion in revenue, ranking 89th among S&P 500 companies. What does the 115-year-old business do with all this money? The slideshow below provides an answer.

Viewers of the slideshow will learn two interesting points, among other things, from scrolling through it:

  • First, Philip Morris distributes a much larger share of its income via dividends than other leading companies do.
  • Second, the Switzerland-based firm enjoys meaningfully wider profit margins than the typical large-cap stock.

What else can investors learn about Philip Morris from an analysis of its revenue flows? Scroll through the brief slideshow below to find out.


Slideshow data sourced from YCharts.com on Dec. 2, 2015. Slideshow image credits: istock/Thinkstock.

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