Profitability of companies

Profitability of UK Companies, Q2 2013: ONS

  • Private non-financial corporations’ profitability, as measured by their net rate of return, was estimated at 11.4% in quarter two 2013, about the same as the typical level experienced in the last year and a half but lower than the levels experienced in 2011.
  • Manufacturing companies’ net rate of return was estimated at 7.2% in quarter two 2013. Along with quarter one 2013 this is the lowest level seen since quarter one 2003.
  • Service companies’ net rate of return was estimated at 15.1% in quarter two 2013, the same as in quarter one 2013 but higher than the levels seen in the last two and a half years, with the exception of quarter three 2012.
  • UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) companies’ net rate of return was 37.4% in quarter two 2013, above the levels seen in the last year but below the levels seen in 2011 and quarter one 2012.
  • Non-UKCS companies’ net rate of return was 10.7% in quarter two 2013, well within the range of data seen in the last few years.
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