UK: Management Today "MT250" profits league table. (5 of 17)

UK: Management Today "MT250" profits league table. (5 of 17) - Key

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Key

A = Net profit (1) as percentage of invested capital (4)

B = Pre-tax profit (2) as percentage of invested capital (4)

C = Gross cash flow (3)

D = Gross cash flow as percentage of gross capital (5)

E = Invested capital £m

F = Gross capital £m

Company A B C D E F

1 Smith and Nephew 45.8 72.1 57.5 36.0 195.0 311.7

2 Rechem* 44.4 65.8 50.7 37.6 13.1 17.6

3 Reuters 42.1 65.9 67.6 36.3 429.4 799.3

4 SmithKline Beecham 39.6 63.4 53.4 31.1 1,141.9 1,961.4

5 Williams Holdings 38.7 53.0 39.0 27.6 289.8 409.1

6 Rentokil 38.3 61.3 56.9 38.0 99.6 149.4

7 BTR 25.5 61.4 47.8 35.5 1,760.0 2,372.0

8 Fisons 35.2 45.1 43.6 34.6 376.7 474.6

9 Hepworth 34.2 52.6 44.2 23.0 195.5 375.2

10 Glynwed International 33.7 51.2 44.1 24.3 182.4 331.0

11 Body Shop

International 32.1 54.5 39.3 33.5 26.6 31.3

12 Halma 31.4 46.6 37.2 31.0 30.4 36.4

13 Hazlewood Foods 31.0 47.0 41.4 24.9 107.1 178.4

14 Christies

International 30.7 51.6 33.8 30.0 129.5 145.8

15 Hays 30.6 48.0 39.7 23.9 104.7 174.1

16 Courtaulds 30.0 39.7 46.0 23.8 508.6 981.9

17 Laporte 29.7 50.3 37.2 24.7 189.6 286.1

18 United Newspapers 29.5 46.4 38.9 24.7 236.9 372.3

19 Hickson International 29.2 43.2 41.6 22.1 86.0 162.3

20 Micro Focus 28.8 47.8 34.2 29.6 17.2 19.8

21 Yale and Valor 27.7 40.3 33.4 29.1 140.3 160.9

22 Glaxo 27.6 39.7 31.7 27.2 2,885.0 3,361.0

23 Wilson Bowden 27.5 41.3 28.8 27.7 97.6 101.5

24 Babcock International 27.3 39.4 37.5 27.5 102.7 140.3

25 Unitech 27.1 57.6 50.3 22.0 45.5 103.7

26 London International 26.6 39.5 40.7 24.6 92.7 153.0

26 BET 26.6 40.6 48.2 25.4 735.6 1,394.4

28 Booker 26.4 40.0 39.9 25.0 219.7 350.5

29 Staveley Industries 26.1 37.8 37.0 24.7 64.8 97.1

30 Iceland Frozen Foods 25.9 36.8 38.0 44.1 94.1 81.1

31 Electrocomponents 25.8 41.0 29.5 26.4 138.0 154.2

32 Pearson 25.3 36.9 31.1 24.8 678.1 850.4

32 Huntington

International 25.2 33.6 33.6 22.6 56.7 84.3

33 Kwik Save 25.2 38.8 32.7 25.9 219.1 276.5

35 Hillsdown Holdings 24.8 32.6 34.4 23.0 600.9 898.2

36 Argyll 24.6 35.3 31.5 22.3 689.5 973.9

37 THORN EMI 24.5 39.2 66.9 42.2 831.9 1,318.6

38 Shanks and McEwan* 24.3 37.1 39.6 25.7 47.3 72.8

38 BM 24.3 34.2 27.4 22.4 67.7 82.5

40 Menzies,John 23.6 35.2 35.8 22.6 82.7 130.7

40 Dunhill 23.6 38.3 26.9 24.2 161.1 179.3

42 Bowthorpe 23.5 41.7 32.0 20.1 106.4 169.2

43 EMAP 23.3 37.0 27.6 23.3 105.4 124.6

43 Hewden Stuart 23.3 34.7 47.7 25.3 104.1 196.3

45 Pentland 23.2 38.5 23.2 22.3 186.2 193.3

46 Fine Art

Developments 23.1 34.1 28.5 22.4 75.4 96.0

47 Carlton

Communications 23.0 32.7 27.6 21.5 383.1 491.9

48 Nu-Swift 22.9 42.4 28.3 22.8 80.1 99.2

49 Rugby 22.8 35.4 30.0 19.7 253.4 384.8

50 Cadbury Schweppes 22.5 35.0 34.0 18.8 717.9 1,296.0

* Rechem and Shanks and McEwan have since merged. The new accounts for

the combined group were not available by 2.4.91.

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