Top 20 housebuilders 2017

Ranked by housing turnover

2016 was another year of rude financial health for the nation’s biggest housebuilders – however much the UK falls short of providing enough actual homes for its people to live in – albeit not quite reaching the highs of 2015. The top 30 biggest firms pulled in £23.4bn in housebuilding revenue, a marginal uptick on the £23.3bn the previous year, and generated £4.2bn in pre-tax profit, a margin on overall turnover of 12%, down from 14.4% in 2015. This small reduction reflects a year in which the market has cooled off in the highest value areas alongside strong demand elsewhere. Despite the well-publicised travails of Bovis Homes – which nevertheless still reported a £154m 2016 profit – larger housebuilders are performing better than their medium-sized peers, with the top 10 builders reporting a whopping 16.5% average margin. Cenkos’ Cammack says: “They’re very strong, and massively different to the picture at the peak of the last cycle. Very few are carrying significant levels of debt, and, with the exception of Bovis, every listed builder has improved margins and returns.” Cammack says this leaves them in a good place to face three oncoming challenges: increasing labour shortages, possible increases in interest rates, and the potential reduction in government support.

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20172016CompanyTotal turnover £000% change on 2016Pre-tax profit £000Year-endContracting £000Housing £000Property £000Services £000Other £000
11Barratt Developments 4,235,000 12.65682,300 Jun-17 4,153,000 81,900
22Taylor Wimpey 3,676,200 17.08732,900 Mar-17 3,676,200
33Persimmon 3,136,800 8.1774,800 Dec-17 3,136,800
44Berkeley 2,723,500 33.02645,100 Apr-17 2,723,500
55Bellway 2,240,651 26.92 498 Jul-17 2,240,651
66Redrow 1,382,000 20.17250,000 Jun-17 1,382,000
79Bovis Homes 1,054,804 11.44154,714 Dec-17 1,054,804
810Crest Nicholson 997,000 23.88195,000 Oct-17 997,000
9-Mears 940,100 6.69 29,372 Jun-17 787,530 152,571
108Bloor Homes 718,457 17.69 96,649 Jun-17 718,457
117Galliford Try 2,494,900 2.63135,000 Jun-17 1,492,900 708,500 285,100 8,400
1213McCarthy & Stone 635,900 30.92 92,900 Aug-17 635,900
13-Places for People 616,584 11.99 43,670 Mar-17 616,584
1411Cala 587,091 34.46 50,312 Jun-17 587,091
1512Countryside Properties 473,968 11.15 64,567 Sep-17 473,968
1617Kier Group 4,211,000 25.66-15,400 Jun-17 2,025,300 352,900 176,300 1,656,100
1716Keepmoat 1,133,535 2.51 61,617 Mar-17 802,678 336,629 50
1815St Modwen 287,700 0.07 66,900 Nov-17 287,700
1914Hill 277,974 27.88 5,594 Dec-17 277,974
20-Morris Homes 268,261 29.78 18,734 Mar-17 268,261


Methodology

The data in these tables is provided to Building by construction data firm Barbour ABI and is based upon the most recent accounts filed for each of the relevant companies. Housebuilders, building main contractors, civil engineering contractors, fit-out contractors, other subcontractors and “hard” FM/building services management companies have been included. Where firms are owned by international companies, then the data is from the relevant UK subsidiary business /businesses. Data for the sectoral breakdown of turnover has been included where supplied. Any queries regarding the data should be directed to Barbour ABI. To contact, call 0151-3533 500, email info@barbourabi.com or visit barbour-abi.com