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Profitability of UK Companies, Q2 2014

By CreditMan Monday, November 17, 2014

In this release both Gross Operating Surplus and Capital Employed data have been revised to incorporate European System of Accounts 2010 changes. Rates of return have consequently been revised back to 1997.

Private non-financial corporations' profitability, as measured by their net rate of return, was estimated at 11.8% in Q2 2014. This is at the higher end of the quarterly range experienced during the last five years.

Manufacturing companies' net rate of return was estimated at 12.1% in Q2 2014, 0.5 percentage points higher than Q1 2014.

Service companies' net rate of return was estimated at 15.6% in Q2 2014. This is the highest estimated rate since Q3 2003 (15.3%).

UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) companies' net rate of return was 16.9% in Q2 2014. This is the lowest estimated rate since the series began in Q1 1997.

Non-UKCS companies' net rate of return was 11.6% in Q2 2014. This is the highest rate since Q4 1998 (12.0%).

Source - ONS