Summary of results
BUSINESSES AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE TABLE
The businesses recording the highest levels of profits are nearly all wellknown and might be expected to feature is any major commentary on the Northern Ireland economy.
In total, the Top 100 have recorded:
Pre-tax profits of £1.880bn Employment costs of £2.743bn Employment of 80,190 people … 2.2% more than last year
Among the 20 businesses posting the highest profits there were:
Six utility companies in electricity, water supply and a port
One large property owning business
Nine private sector trading businesses
Notable new entries in the first 20 of the Top 100 on the basis of a surge in pre-tax profits were:
SSE Renewables Onshore: £107m pre-tax profits Killultagh Holdings: £ 59m
Encirc (ex Quinn Glass): £ 37m
Banner Dell (incl. KFC): £ 34m
The private sector trading companies showing the highest profits were:
By calculating the sum of recorded pretax profits and the level of spending on employment costs (wages and salaries plus social security and pension contributions) an estimate of the overall impact of the largest businesses on the economy (indirectly, contribution to GDP) has been prepared.