The Plimsoll Analysis will give you a completely new insight into the performance, financial health and value of the UK's 843 leading Agricultural Machinery companies. You will receive an up to date opinion on each company showing those in difficulty, the fastest growing, the best takeover targets and much more. The latest analysis will show you:

  • 128 companies are in danger

    Based on this months data, the Plimsoll Analysis has rated 128 companies as Danger. With 9 out of 10 previously failed Agricultural Machinery companies given the same Danger rating 2 years prior to their demise, the analysis will give you early warning of who is next.

    Each of the 843 Agricultural Machinery companies included in the Plimsoll Analysis has been rated Strong, Good, Mediocre, Caution or Danger. These ratings are based on the Plimsoll Model - our unique graphical model that highlights the current strength of each company and measures change in performance over the previous 4 years.

    The following is a breakdown of the performance ratings revealed in the analysis this month:

    •  Strong (420 Companies)
    •  Good (70 Companies)
    •  Mediocre (130 Companies)
    •  Caution (95 Companies)
    •  Danger (128 Companies)

    These ratings change each month as the analysis incorporates more up to date company accounts. You will be among the first to see who is improving and which companies are in decline.

  • 222 companies are ripe for takeover

    Right now, directors of other Agricultural Machinery companies are using a Plimsoll Analysis to find the best takeover targets in your market. In fact, the analysis has named 222 highly attractive targets that you need to look at first.

    Each company in the Plimsoll Analysis is rated on their attractiveness for takeover. A 9 point checklist is provided on each company to determine their attractivenes and this is presented in a simple "fuel gauge" style measure. The higher the gauge the more attractive the company.

    The following is a breakdown of this months latest acquisition findings from the analysis:

    • 344 - companies that are rated as "highly attractive" in the analysis
    • 472 - companies are "Worth considering"
    • 10 - companies are "Unattractive"
    Location No of companies No of Prospects
    East Midlands 55 17
    Essex 86 25
    North East 21 8
    North West / North Wales 55 17
    Northern Home Counties 9 2
    Northern Ireland 57 13
    Preston Conurbation 22 3
    Scotland 69 21
    South East 18 2
    South Midlands 64 17
    South Wales 24 5
    South West 101 21
    Southern Home Counties 15 4
    Thames Valley 51 13
    West Midlands 103 28
    Yorkshire 92 26
  • 215 companies are making a loss

    As a further sign of the intense competition within the UK industry, 77 companies continue to sell at a loss for the 2nd year running. These serial loss makers are adding to the congestion in the market, often undercutting the rest of the market and driving down profit margins across the board.

    The next 12 months represents something of a crossroads for these companies as they face 2 distinct choices; either they operate more responsibly or they run out of cash.

    No of Companies Average Profit Margin
    Most profitable 319 4.5
    Least profitable 524 0
    Industry Average 843 1.5

    Each company's profitability is assessed in detail and a 5 year trend analysis allows for year on year comparisons.

    • 128 companies have been rated as danger
    • 222 companies have been identified as prime acquisition prospects
    • 77 companies are selling at a loss for the 2nd year in a row
  • 116 companies lose over a quarter of their value

    116 companies have seen their overall value fall by more than a quarter in their latest year. While most other companies have added to their overall worth, these companies need to arrest a worrying decline.

    Where else would you get an instant valuation on 843 Agricultural Machinery companies, based on the latest accounts for each company that will instantly show you who is up and who is falling? The analysis also provides a valuation for each of the previous 4 years and also a "future year" showing what it could be worth in the future.

    The valuations in the analysis are updated as soon as we receive new accounts and the following is a breakdown of this months findings:

    116 - companies that have lost over a quarter of their value

    349 - companies that have increased in value in the latest year

What else will a Plimsoll Analysis show you?

The Plimsoll Analysis has been used by directors and senior decision makers for almost three decades to give them the intelligence they need to make sense of the markets they operate in. Based on the latest company data possible, it will let you:

  • See how your own company compares to others
  • Pick out the latest hot acquisition prospects
  • Be alerted to companies that pose a threat
  • Get early warning of companies heading for failure
  • Spot exceptional performers in your market
  • Share the analysis with 5 colleagues

quote The Plimsoll Top 100 Analysis lets us see at a glance how the best in the industry are performing. quote

Mr S. Fox, Fox Kalomaski