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Huws Gray top BMJ merchant index chart

For the second year in a row, Welsh independent Huws Gray have topped the BMJ Index chart, according to BMJ’s January issue, published today.

Huws Gray top BMJ merchant index chart

The Index gives an overall view of a company’s effectiveness and is arrived at by multiplying the latest year’s sales growth, operating margin and stockturn. MKM and HPS have also managed to retain their top five places for the second year running.

MKM and Huws Gray also occupy the number one and two slots in the Net Margin table, although last year’s second place went to Wolseley, who have disappeared from the table all together.

In terms of turnover, gross profit, net profit, operating profit and staff numbers, the top five places all go, not unexpectedly, to Travis Perkins, Grafton Group, Wolseley, Jewson and BSS Group.

The figures in the January issue of BMJ are all based on the latest available published accounts. However, the BMJ estimates for the turnover figures for the calendar year 2008 (top 10) show the following order: Travis Perkins, Wosleley, Jewson, Grafton, BSS Group, MKM, Ridgeons, EH Smith, Haldane Fisher and Bradfords, with the first three all showing turnover in excess of £1.9bn.

To download a copy of the BMJ estimates for 2008 calendar figures click here to see the PDF

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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