One of the most common uses for DueDil is as a research and risk management tool. The reason being is that you can analyse huge quantities of data very, very quickly.
I thought it would be interesting to use DueDil to map out the UK’s construction sector. For this I used the appropriate 2007 SIC code (DueDil also can analyse by keyword) to get the results. All this analysis took me just a few minutes to perform.
1.There are 255,078 companies in the UK construction sector at the time of writing.
That’s a decent chunk of the 3,646,071 currently active companies out there.
2.National Rail Infrastructure is the biggest company by turnover.
This is where it sits within the National Rail ownership network:
The rankings for the Top 10 are:
- Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (£6.353bn)
- Carillion plc (£3.333bn)
- Barratt Developments plc (£3.157bn)
- Balfour Beatty Group Limited (£2.995bn)
- BDW Trading Limited (£2.994bn)
- Taylor Wimpey UK Limited (£2.273bn)
- Laing O’Rourke plc (£1.667bn)
- Bellway plc (£1.486bn)
- Bellway Homes Limited (£1.482bn)
- Persimmon Homes Limited (£1.342bn)
3.For those required to report, total turnover for this sector was at least £178bn.
4.The top 100 companies in construction had a turnover of over £77bn.
5.The top 100 companies made a gross profit of £8.28bn.
The most profitable was Barratt Developments plc, making an impressive gross profit of £529m.
6.The top 100 companies reported total cash of £6.75bn.
Carillion plc reported cash of £414m.
7.The total amount of reported tax paid by the sector was £1.78bn.
8.The sector has total reported assets of £639bn.
9.The sector has total reported liabilities of £426bn.
10.In order of number of companies, the most popular auditors were Deloitte, BDO, PwC and KPMG.
So EY aren’t part of the ‘big four’ for this lot.
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