The Plimsoll Analysis will give you a completely new insight into the performance, financial health and value of the UK's 565 leading Architectural Hardware 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:
92 companies are in danger
Based on this months data, the Plimsoll Analysis has rated 92 companies as Danger. With 9 out of 10 previously failed Architectural Hardware 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 565 Architectural Hardware 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 (303 Companies)
- Good (43 Companies)
- Mediocre (68 Companies)
- Caution (59 Companies)
- Danger (92 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.
151 companies are ripe for takeover
Right now, directors of other Architectural Hardware companies are using a Plimsoll Analysis to find the best takeover targets in your market. In fact, the analysis has named 151 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:
- 91 - companies that are rated as "highly attractive" in the analysis
- 400 - companies are "Worth considering"
- 57 - companies are "Unattractive"
Location No of companies No of Prospects East Midlands 35 11 East of England 33 7 London 13 3 North East 42 12 North West 59 14 Northern Ireland 20 4 Scotland 23 4 South East 31 11 South West 18 3 Wales 24 6 West Midlands 15 2 Yorkshire and the Humber 37 10
133 companies are making a loss
As a further sign of the intense competition within the UK industry, 74 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 257 5.1 Least profitable 308 0 Industry Average 565
Each company's profitability is assessed in detail and a 5 year trend analysis allows for year on year comparisons.
- 92 companies have been rated as danger
- 151 companies have been identified as prime acquisition prospects
- 74 companies are selling at a loss for the 2nd year in a row
61 companies lose over a quarter of their value
61 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 565 Architectural Hardware 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:
61 - companies that have lost over a quarter of their value
280 - 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
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We always subscribe to the Plimsoll Analysis. It’s really important to know what the best are achieving to help you reset your goals. To know whether you could improve, should improve or must improve.Anthony Hooey