Rankings TOP 500 COMPANIES

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:00

TOP 500 COMPANIES IN AFRICA 2013

Each year, The Africa Report chronicles the fortunes of the top 500 companies in Africa's key business sectors. These rankings, which were published in February 2013, and are based on firms' 2011 performance, point to some of the important longer-term changes affecting African economies.
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Rank 2012 Rank 2011 Company Sector Country Turnover (Thds $) Turnover change Net profits
1 1 SONATRACH PETROLEUM ALGERIA 72,040,250 22.53% 9,015,485
2 2 SONANGOL PETROLEUM ANGOLA 33,280,794 49.61% 3,131,805
3 3 SASOL CHEMICALS SOUTH AFRICA 17,493,990 -4.89% 2,431,099
4 4 MTN GROUP TELECOMS SOUTH AFRICA 14,969,793 -13.24% 2,549,006
5 5 THE BIDVEST GROUP DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 14,552,050 -11.90% 434,629
6 6 ESKOM ELECTRICITY SOUTH AFRICA 14,094,823 2.45% 1,627,488
7 7 SHOPRITE HOLDINGS RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 8,879,613 -12.44% 308,251
8 9 VODACOM GROUP TELECOMS SOUTH AFRICA 8,220,220 -10.72% 1,247,360
9 10 IMPERIAL HOLDINGS DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 7,942,401 -1.21% 314,665
10 18 DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES MINING SOUTH AFRICA 7,378,000 25.54% 978,000
11 16 SAPPI PAPER SOUTH AFRICA 7,286,000 10.86% -1,478,000
12 14 VODACOM SOUTH AFRICA TELECOMS SOUTH AFRICA 6,992,388 0.18% 0
13 11 PICK N PAY STORES RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 6,795,692 -13.05% 49,791
14 24 OFFICE CHRIFIEN DES PHOSPHATES MINING MOROCCO 6,782,576 32.25% 0
15 8 SANLAM INSURANCE SOUTH AFRICA 6,666,424 -34.15% 744,903
16 13 MASSMART HOLDINGS RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 6,503,331 -8.90% 107,725
17 15 ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM CORP. MINING SOUTH AFRICA 6,278,190 -9.33% 441,047
18 17 BARLOWORLD DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 6,119,261 -0.38% 124,908
19 20 KUMBA IRON ORE MINING SOUTH AFRICA 5,963,279 2.41% 2,093,098
20 19 ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI MINING SOUTH AFRICA 5,876,814 0.59% 1,385,655
21 - SOC. NAT. DINVESTISSEMENT DIVERSIFIED MOROCCO 5,853,456 NA 499,402
22 30 SAB MILLER SOUTH AFRICA BEVERAGES SOUTH AFRICA 5,815,000 21.73% 0
23 37 SAMIR REFINING MOROCCO 5,777,036 32.32% 50,405
24 21 TRANSNET TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 5,637,438 -1.27% 505,896
25 36 SUEZ CANAL AUTHORITY PORTS EGYPT 5,540,000 21.97% 0
26 32 ORASCOM CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES CONSTRUCTION EGYPT 5,405,674 14.53% 665,574
27 12 STEINHOFF INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 5,286,173 -26.86% 630,804
28 31 GOLD FIELDS MINING SOUTH AFRICA 5,143,309 8.30% 863,019
29 38 DATATEC ICT SOUTH AFRICA 5,033,394 16.97% 80,846
30 28 NASPERS MEDIA SOUTH AFRICA 4,849,793 -2.57% 355,441
31 22 MTN SOUTH AFRICA TELECOMS SOUTH AFRICA 4,740,484 -12.04% 0
32 23 SPAR GROUP RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 4,723,498 -9.90% 116,998
33 35 GRINDROD SEA TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 4,407,427 -3.01% 71,749
34 26 MTN NIGERIA TELECOMS NIGERIA 4,283,839 -14.98% 0
35 25 AVENG DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 4,215,625 -17.54% 144,584
36 40 IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS MINING SOUTH AFRICA 4,069,272 6.29% 815,279
37 27 TELKOM TELECOMS SOUTH AFRICA 4,062,763 -19.28% -26,529
38 34 ARCELOR MITTAL SOUTH AFRICA STEEL SOUTH AFRICA 3,863,057 -15.05% 983
39 99 MIDDLE EAST OIL REFINERIES (midor) REFINING EGYPT 3,825,000 NA 201,500
40 61 OANDO PETROL. SERVICES NIGERIA 3,774,728 52.78% 15,885
41 29 MURRAY & ROBERTS HOLDINGS CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 3,750,284 -22.01% -213,105
42 42 GROUPE MAROC TELECOM TELECOMS MOROCCO 3,581,409 -4.07% 943,405
43 43 ORASCOM TELECOM TELECOMS EGYPT 3,570,633 -3.32% 658,487
44 39 EDGARS CONSOLIDATED STORES RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 3,424,713 -11.03% -245,517
45 48 TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL RAIL TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 3,396,956 -0.13% 0
46 50 NAFTAL* PETROL. SERVICES ALGERIA 3,367,077 NA 91,011
47 45 LIBERTY GROUP INSURANCE SOUTH AFRICA 3,353,232 -2.30% 373,127
48 41 OLD MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE CO. INSURANCE SOUTH AFRICA 3,238,395 -14.23% 403,587
49 51 SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS* AIR TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 3,182,000 NA 109,000
50 44 WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 3,141,981 -10.73% 202,776
 

'2011 results in thousands of US Dollars; * shows 2010 results; NA: Not Available'

METHODOLOGY

Of 6,256 African companies in our database, 6,147 received a detailed questionnaire. After cross-checks and verification, we established a ranking of Africa’s top 1,843 companies. The first 500 are published. To allow for comparison, we apply the same rules to all our data: 1) All financial data must have a clearly defined source, generally communicated to us by the companies themselves, and must refer to the year 2011 (in some cases 2011/2012); 2) If presented in the local currency, we convert the data into US dollar amounts according to the rate prevailing on 31 December 2011; 3) We include all companies that fall under legal jurisdiction of at least one of the 54 countries in Africa, which is why a holding company and a subsidiary can both feature in the list; and 4) Where we cannot obtain up-to-date figures, we use those of the previous year (marked with an asterisk and italics). After two years of silence, a company is struck off the rankings.



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