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Top 20 House Builders 2012

The 20 biggest UK house builders have collectively posted a profit for the first time in four years.

It has been a long road back, but the UK house-building sector is finally starting to make money again. The top 20 house builders have returned a healthy aggregate profit in 2012 of £538.7m – four years ago, they lost almost £4bn. In 2008, as the housing bubble burst spectacularly, the house-building sector imploded with such force that the survival of many of its biggest names seemed unlikely.

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Rank by turnover Rank by profit Company Latest turnover (£m) Previous turnover (£m) Latest pre-tax profit (£m) Previous pre-tax profit (£m) Latest margin (%) Previous margin (%)
1 18 Barratt 2,035.4 2,035.2 -11.5 -162.9 -0.6 -8.0
2 3 Taylor Wimpey 1,808.0 2,603.3 78.6 -71.3 3.0 -2.7
3 2 Persimmon 1,535.0 1,569.5 147.2 153.9 9.4 9.8
4 1 Berkeley 1,041.1 742.6 214.8 136.2 28.9 18.3
5 4 Bellway 886.1 768.3 67.2 44.4 8.7 5.8
6 6 Redrow 452.7 396.9 25.3 0.5 6.4 0.1
7 5 Galliford Try2 388.5 316.0 31.6 17.6 10.0 5.6
8 7 Bovis Homes 364.8 298.6 23.3 14.0 7.8 4.7
9 19 Crest Nicholson 319.1 284.4 -27.0 -27.4 -9.5 -9.6
10 8 Bloor1 300.9 312.0 12.2 16.0 3.9 5.1
11 10 Countryside 267.5 228.1 9.9 -0.4 4.3 -0.2
12 16 McCarthy & Stone 230.6 203.3 1.3 -8.7 0.6 -4.3
13 17 Stewart Milne 229.1 250.8 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.0
14 20 Miller 220.9 261.3 -33.2 -98.7 -12.7 -37.8
15 15 Cala 214.2 114.9 2.0 -27.1 1.7 -23.6
16 12 Hill Partnerships 178.9 133.5 6.5 6.0 4.9 4.5
17 14 Kier 153.0 158.0 4.2 2.8 2.7 1.8
18 13 Morris 136.0 126.1 5.6 1.3 4.4 1.0
19 11 Fairview 129.4 97.1 6.6 -5.3 6.8 -5.5
20 9 Keepmoat Homes 126.0 70.8 11.4 3.8 16.1 5.4
Totals 11,017.2 10,970.7 576.4 -5.2 4.9 -1.5


All companies ranked according to their most recently filed accounts.

Notes:

  1. Bloor Holdings only publishes an operating profit (before exceptional items) for its house-building business.
  2. Galliford Try profit figure is for operating profit.