The Plimsoll Analysis will give you a completely new insight into the performance, financial health and value of the UK's 1284 leading Autocentres 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:
253 companies are in danger
Based on this months data, the Plimsoll Analysis has rated 253 companies as Danger. With 9 out of 10 previously failed Autocentres 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 1284 Autocentres 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 (582 Companies)
- Good (92 Companies)
- Mediocre (157 Companies)
- Caution (200 Companies)
- Danger (253 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.
452 companies are ripe for takeover
Right now, directors of other Autocentres companies are using a Plimsoll Analysis to find the best takeover targets in your market. In fact, the analysis has named 452 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:
- 522 - companies that are rated as "highly attractive" in the analysis
- 725 - companies are "Worth considering"
- 12 - companies are "Unattractive"
Location No of companies No of Prospects East Midlands 71 24 Essex 73 19 North East 44 16 North West / North Wales 136 58 Northern Home Counties 126 51 Northern Ireland 25 3 Preston Conurbation 36 13 Scotland 85 26 South East 42 9 South Midlands 60 17 South Wales 34 10 South West 115 38 Southern Home Counties 82 36 Thames Valley 130 57 West Midlands 112 40 Yorkshire 111 35
390 companies are making a loss
As a further sign of the intense competition within the UK industry, 184 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 450 4.9 Least profitable 834 0 Industry Average 1284
Each company's profitability is assessed in detail and a 5 year trend analysis allows for year on year comparisons.
- 253 companies have been rated as danger
- 452 companies have been identified as prime acquisition prospects
- 184 companies are selling at a loss for the 2nd year in a row
146 companies lose over a quarter of their value
146 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 1284 Autocentres 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:
146 - companies that have lost over a quarter of their value
480 - 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
I see the Plimsoll Analysis as a starting point when identifying acquisition targets. The industry ranking tables help me identify suitable targets quickly in line with our criteria.Richard Stoughton | Managing Director | Crossflight Limited