UK Contract Catering Industry Overview
At Plimsoll we do company and market analysis differently. Our unique, continuously updated analysis simplifies the complexity of financial data and a subscription gives you a clear insight into the health, value and prospects of the 572 leading UK Contract Catering companies , and how they sit in the overall market.
Based on the data available today, here are some key findings this analysis flagged:
- Acquisitions: 112 companies rated as “Highly Attractive”
- Benchmarking: 12 companies that are real up and coming threats
- Growth / New Business: 6 companies have grown by more than 10% in the latest year compared to -21.4% growth rates across the market
- Danger: 125 companies are serial loss makers while 191 companies are making the best profit
- Company Valuations: Get an instant valuation on 572 Contract Catering companies showing who is up and who is falling
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The Plimsoll Analysis is continuously updated to keep you up to date with the latest, most attractive acquisitions targets in the market. The following is a breakdown of the 112 best targets currently identified by turnover:
Acquisition targets by size
Right now, directors of other companies are using a Plimsoll Analysis to find the best takeover targets in your market. In fact, the analysis has named 112 highly attractive targets that you need to look at first. The interactive nature of the analysis means you can instantly pick:
- 112 companies rated as “Highly Attractive”
- 428 rated as “Worth Considering”
- The best takeovers by region
- Targets by size
- Companies that you already have your eye on
- New takeover options as new data becomes available
- High growth / high takeover
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 attractiveness and this is presented in a simple "fuel gauge" style measure. The higher the gauge the more attractive the company.
The Plimsoll Analysis lets you benchmark your business performance against the competition and up to the minute industry metrics - all based on the continuously updated company data we receive. The following chart shows this weeks benchmarks in the Contract Catering industry
How do you compare to other Contract Catering companies? Are you one of the best or do you aspire to join them? The Plimsoll Analysis gives you instant benchmark of your company alongside the other 571 leading Contract Catering companies.
With an individual analysis and assessment on each company and a comprehensive industry overview complete with league performance tables, you will be able to instantly see:
- Where you sit in an industry averaging -21.4% growth and -1% profits
- The companies you are beating and the others outperforming you
- Performance targets you need to achieve to move up the rankings
- 12 companies that are real up and coming threats
Growth / New Business
The following chart shows the companies grabbing all the growth and those in decline, based on the latest data available.
Industry Sales Growth
With average growth in the UK Contract Catering market reaching -21.4% in the latest year, the Plimsoll Analysis can help you benchmark your own growth, spot those achieving better and help formulate your next move.
Be the first to see who is achieving great success and which competitors are in decline including:
- 6 companies have grown by more than 10% in the latest year
- -21.4% growth rates across the market
- 250 companies are selling less than last year
- 180 companies have seen sales increase
The following chart shows the latest breakdown of ratings that the Plimsoll Analysis is currently showing:
As a further sign of the intense competition within the UK industry, 125 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 Plimsoll Analysis provides an individual financial assessment on each company and will alert you instantly to how financially stable each company is. You will see:
- 191 companies that are making the best profit
- 6 that are high growth businesses changing the market
- 250 companies that are in decline
- 197 companies in danger
- 109 companies adding the most value
How about the ability to instantly compare your valuation to the latest valuations of 571 other Contract Catering companies? The following charts show how company values have changed over the last 5 years.
Average change in value across the industry
Here are a few of the latest valuation based findings that have been flagged based on the most recent data:
- 100 companies have lost more than a quarter of their value in their latest year
- 109 companies are worth more than a year ago
- Average values are down more than 31% this year
Valuations are changing constantly as new financial data becomes available. You'll have access to an instant valuation on 572 Contract Catering companies showing 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.
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