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Profitability of UK Companies, Q4 2013

By CreditMan Thursday, April 10, 2014

Key Points

* Private non-financial corporations’ profitability, as measured by their net rate of return, was estimated at 11.7% in Q4 2013, at the higher end of the range experienced during the last five years, but lower than the rates experienced in 2008.

* Manufacturing companies’ net rate of return was estimated at 12.1% in Q4 2013. This is the highest recorded rate since Q2 2008.

* Service companies’ net rate of return was estimated at 13.9% in Q4 2013, within the range experienced during the last five years, but lower than the rates experienced in 2008.

* UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) companies’ net rate of return was 30.4% in Q4 2013. This is the lowest estimated rate since Q3 2009.

* Non-UKCS companies’ net rate of return was 11.0% in Q4 2013, at the higher end of the range seen in the last five years.

Source - Office for National Statistics