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Top 100 Construction Companies 2017

With red ink all over the balance sheets of the UK’s biggest construction groups, this year’s TCI Top 100 table does make for pretty reading. Will Mann reports on the latest financial performances of the industry’s major players.

Oh dear. Just when we thought construction had shaken off the worst of the troublesome ‘legacy’ contracts from the recession, the past year showed that many of the industry’s big names still have plenty of issues to work through. At first glance, the picture does not look too bad. Total revenue for all firms in the TCI Top 100 2017 was up 7.6% to £74.3bn (£69.1bn). However, collective profit dropped 4.1% to £1.1bn (£1.2bn), and margin also fell, from 1.7% to 1.5%. Some 34 firms recorded falls in turnover, 12 dropped into the red, and another 28 saw their profit fall. And it’s at the top of the table where the biggest and most alarming casualties are found. Balfour Beatty has squeezed back into the black with a slender £8m profit – a wafer thin margin of just 0.1% - after its annus horribilis a year ago which led to a loss of £199m. Read more...

Latest Rank By Turnover Latest Rank By Profit Company Latest Turnover (£m) Previous Turnover (£m) Change (%) Latest Pre-tax Profit (£m) Previous Pre-tax Profit (£m) Change (%) Latest Margin Previous Margin
1 49 Balfour Beatty 8,683.0 8,444.0 2.8 8.0 -199.0 N/A 0.1 N/A
2 1 Carillion 5,214.2 4,586.9 13.7 146.7 155.1 -5.4 2.8 3.4
3 94 Kier Group 4,211.0 3,275.9 28.5 -15.4 39.5 N/A N/A 1.2
4 99 Interserve 3,685.2 3,204.6 15.0 -76.4 79.5 N/A N/A 2.5
5 9 Morgan Sindall 2,561.6 2,384.7 7.4 43.9 -14.8 N/A 1.7 N/A
6 98 Amey UK 2,531.0 2,531.9 -0.0 -43.9 23.6 N/A N/A 0.9
7 100 Laing O'Rourke 2,513.2 3,127.4 -19.6 -245.6 12.4 N/A N/A 0.4
8 2 Galliford Try 2,494.9 2,348.4 6.2 135.0 114.0 18.4 5.4 4.9
9 97 Mitie 2,126.3 2,231.9 -4.7 -42.9 96.8 -144.3 N/A 4.3
10 40 Mace 2,041.1 1,811.3 12.7 10.7 36.2 -70.4 0.5 2.0
11 4 Keller 1,780.0 1,562.4 13.9 73.9 56.3 31.3 4.2 3.6
12 12 Skanska 1 1,678.0 1,383.5 21.3 35.1 42.1 -16.6 2.1 3.0
13 14 Costain 1,658.0 1,263.6 31.2 30.9 26.0 18.8 1.9 2.1
14 11 Wates 1,531.9 1,206.9 26.9 35.5 28.1 26.4 2.3 2.3
15 65 ISG 2 1,329.3 1,648.6 -19.4 4.8 -12.9 N/A 0.4 N/A
16 13 Willmott Dixon 1,223.0 1,323.9 -7.6 31.1 4.4 603.5 2.5 0.3
17 7 Keepmoat 1,133.5 1,094.9 3.5 61.6 54.1 13.9 5.4 4.9
18 16 BAM Construct 1,072.2 897.5 19.5 26.2 13.0 101.5 2.4 1.4
19 32 Multiplex 1,035.9 620.0 67.1 16.0 21.9 -26.8 1.5 3.5
20 15 Mears 940.1 881.1 6.7 29.4 25.9 13.4 3.1 2.9
21 74 Vinci UK 931.7 935.3 -0.4 2.8 -69.4 N/A 0.3 N/A
22 8 Bowmer & Kirkland 930.7 848.2 9.7 61.5 39.1 57.2 6.6 4.6
23 6 Lendlease 898.7 524.6 71.3 66.7 5.5 1,107.2 7.4 1.1
24 41 Sir Robert Mcalpine 869.6 805.5 8.0 10.2 -35.7 N/A 1.2 N/A
25 22 Volkerwessels 852.1 746.9 14.1 20.8 14.8 40.7 2.4 2.0
26 3 Homeserve 785.0 633.2 24.0 98.3 82.6 19.0 12.5 13.0
27 34 BAM Nuttall 637.0 787.1 -19.1 14.3 18.2 -21.5 2.2 2.3
28 17 Morrison Utility Services 614.0 585.3 4.9 24.1 20.1 19.9 3.9 3.4
29 19 J Murphy & Sons 613.9 647.5 -5.2 23.3 13.8 68.8 3.8 2.1
30 24 Renew 525.7 519.6 1.2 19.6 16.1 21.7 3.7 3.1
31 30 John Graham 507.9 507.9 0.0 17.2 17.2 0.2 3.4 3.4
32 26 NG Bailey Group 500.3 400.7 24.9 18.6 6.3 195.2 3.7 1.6
33 57 Eurovia 469.3 462.3 1.5 6.7 -1.3 N/A 1.4 N/A
34 23 Robertson Group 442.1 288.4 53.3 20.3 12.0 69.6 4.6 4.1
35 29 Carey Group 430.7 311.5 38.3 17.3 7.1 142.9 4.0 2.3
36 95 John Sisk 419.4 343.8 22.0 -17.8 0.9 N/A N/A 0.3
37 20 Winvic Construction 417.4 227.7 83.3 22.3 9.7 129.0 5.3 4.3
38 55 Buckingham Group Contracting 395.0 408.3 -3.3 7.3 13.1 -44.3 1.8 3.2
39 18 Keltbray Group 369.4 272.3 35.7 23.6 10.9 117.0 6.4 4.0
40 33 SSE Contracting 353.9 489.6 -27.7 14.7 79.6 -81.5 4.2 16.3
41 96 Bouygues UK 349.6 331.2 5.6 -19.4 11.6 N/A N/A 3.5
42 37 Integral UK 343.0 376.1 -8.8 11.8 12.6 -6.6 3.4 3.4
43 71 Osborne 342.2 308.9 10.8 3.4 5.6 -39.7 1.0 1.8
44 91 Byrne Group 329.4 298.9 10.2 -11.9 -4.0 194.7 N/A N/A
45 10 Henry Boot 306.8 176.2 74.1 39.5 32.4 21.9 12.9 18.4
46 66 Ardmore Construction 303.6 218.5 38.9 4.5 -12.0 N/A 1.5 N/A
47 31 JRL Group 288.6 251.7 14.7 16.2 3.9 319.9 5.6 1.5
48 48 R G Carter 286.4 267.5 7.1 8.2 7.5 9.3 2.9 2.8
49 90 Spie 284.0 219.7 29.3 -11.5 -24.1 N/A N/A N/A
50 62 T Clarke 278.6 242.4 14.9 6.2 3.5 77.1 2.2 1.4
51 47 ESH 275.5 276.8 -0.5 8.6 9.5 -9.7 3.1 3.4
52 35 Watkin Jones 267.0 255.2 4.6 13.3 29.5 -55.0 5.0 11.6
53 93 Ferrovial Agroman 262.3 235.6 11.3 -13.1 24.7 N/A N/A 10.5
54 68 Northstone NI 261.4 298.2 -12.4 4.4 4.2 5.6 1.7 1.4
55 58 Lakehouse Contracts 260.5 278.8 -6.6 6.7 5.1 31.6 2.6 1.8
56 63 Higgins Group 260.4 226.2 15.1 5.8 4.5 28.1 2.2 2.0
57 72 Clancy Group 257.2 280.9 -8.4 3.3 5.1 -35.3 1.3 1.8
58 76 North Midland Construction 250.5 217.6 15.1 2.1 0.6 246.5 0.8 0.3
59 50 Rydon Group 249.2 228.8 8.9 7.8 11.9 -34.2 3.1 5.2
61 21 OHOB 247.8 204.5 21.2 21.2 17.8 19.1 8.6 8.7
60 28 F M Conway 247.8 234.5 5.7 17.4 14.7 18.4 7.0 6.3
62 75 McLaughlin & Harvey 247.2 273.8 -9.7 2.7 -11.7 N/A 1.1 N/A
63 43 McAleer & Rushe 242.9 180.0 34.9 10.0 5.1 96.1 4.1 2.8
64 73 Emcor Group UK 240.6 249.5 -3.6 3.2 4.6 -30.1 1.3 1.8
65 44 Severfield 239.4 201.5 18.8 9.6 -0.2 N/A 4.0 N/A
66 52 Lagan Construction Group 225.6 202.2 11.6 7.6 4.6 65.7 3.4 2.3
67 45 Colas 221.4 256.7 -13.7 9.0 6.0 50.5 4.1 2.3
68 67 Ogilvie Group 216.0 209.4 3.2 4.5 4.9 -7.9 2.1 2.3
69 86 Midas Group 215.8 248.6 -13.2 0.2 0.2 30.7 0.1 0.1
70 89 City Building (Glasgow) 208.4 215.0 -3.1 -11.2 -4.1 172.6 N/A N/A
71 92 Enserve Group 200.6 222.1 -9.7 -12.9 -20.5 N/A N/A N/A
72 38 Malcolm Group 194.5 199.8 -2.7 11.1 9.5 16.8 5.7 4.8
73 88 Dawnus Group 189.7 248.6 -23.7 -9.0 1.5 N/A N/A 0.6
74 53 Cruden 187.3 142.2 31.7 7.6 7.2 5.2 4.1 5.1
75 59 Forth 185.9 204.1 -8.9 6.7 7.5 -11.1 3.6 3.7
76 78 Lorne Stewart 184.9 200.3 -7.7 1.5 3.6 -58.2 0.8 1.8
77 61 United Living Group 180.7 220.6 -18.1 6.4 2.4 168.0 3.5 1.1
79 85 McNicholas Construction 179.9 156.0 15.3 0.4 0.4 7.0 0.2 0.2
78 77 William Hare 179.8 165.5 8.7 1.7 3.2 -46.9 0.9 1.9
80 69 Briggs & Forrester 177.5 164.4 7.9 4.4 2.9 54.4 2.5 1.7
81 60 Eric Wright 177.4 160.6 10.5 6.6 7.9 -16.2 3.7 4.9
82 54 Mulalley & Co 174.7 160.5 8.8 7.4 7.2 2.2 4.2 4.5
84 51 M V Kelly 173.2 136.4 27.0 7.7 13.7 -44.0 4.4 10.1
83 81 Tolent 173.2 132.9 30.3 1.1 0.2 450.0 0.6 0.2
85 82 Solar Century 168.3 222.3 -24.3 1.1 6.1 -81.9 0.7 2.7
86 27 RJ McLeod 165.7 116.3 42.5 18.0 12.3 46.3 10.9 10.6
87 79 RGCM 165.1 147.8 11.7 1.5 1.2 30.3 0.9 0.8
88 80 Seddon 150.2 189.5 -20.8 1.2 1.4 -14.5 0.8 0.7
89 36 McLaren Construction 149.6 378.0 -60.4 12.8 -15.4 N/A 8.6 N/A
90 56 Axis Europe 149.4 134.4 11.2 7.0 8.9 -21.3 4.7 6.6
91 25 Caddick Group 148.6 94.2 57.7 18.8 4.0 370.0 12.7 4.2
92 5 Canary Wharf Contractors 148.4 124.9 18.8 69.7 2.3 2,930.4 47.0 1.8
93 46 Masterson Holdings 144.0 155.2 -7.2 9.5 11.7 -18.8 6.6 7.5
94 87 Simons 141.9 114.8 23.6 0.1 0.4 -75.0 0.1 0.3
95 42 Durkan 141.1 192.6 -26.8 10.2 19.1 -46.6 7.2 9.9
96 70 EW Beard 136.4 110.8 23.1 4.0 2.9 37.9 2.9 2.6
97 84 Hochtief UK 130.1 146.4 -11.1 0.9 1.7 -47.1 0.7 1.2
98 64 Lindum 127.9 110.3 16.0 5.0 3.0 66.7 3.9 2.7
99 39 Thomas Armstrong 127.3 134.8 -5.6 10.8 10.7 1.1 8.5 7.9
100 83 Clugston Group 118.2 143.4 -17.6 1.0 2.2 -55.4 0.8 1.6
Totals 74,287.8 69,069.7 7.6 1,108.9 1,155.8 -4.1 1.5 1.7