From a review of the fine Google Finance Website and audited financial statements on company investor relations websites, I found 27 Companies headquartered in Germany with Stock Market Capitalizations of more than EUR 10 bil in mid 2015.
I excluded the 2 German Utility Companies with Market Caps above EUR 10 bil.
These 27 largest German Companies generated 2016 Total Audited Earnings From Continuing Operations which were a very robust 29% above those in 2015.
Also, these 27 largest German Companies have recovered remarkably from the horrific 2008/2009 worldwide financial meltdown with 2016 Total Earnings which were up 495% above those in 2009 and also up 207% above those in 2008.
Angela Merkel has replaced Barack Obama as the leader of the Western World.
Below here are the reported Audited
Earnings (Losses) From Continuing Operations of each of these 27 German Companies for all
years reported from 2007 through 2016: