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
101 97 ASPEN PHARMACARE HOLDINGS PHARMACEUTICALS SOUTH AFRICA 1,520,905 -0.37% 317,956
102 80 DISTELL GROUP BEVERAGES SOUTH AFRICA 1,514,099 -14.78% 117,990
103 98 ROYAL AIR MAROC AIR TRANSPORT MOROCCO 1,505,701 -1.33% -201,596
104 102 TONGAAT HULETT GROUP AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 1,483,788 1.87% 260,993
105 93 MR PRICE GROUP RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 1,481,510 -9.77% 148,431
106 111 DANGOTE CEMENT CONST. MATERIALS NIGERIA 1,436,722 8.78% 766,791
107 101 FOSCHINI RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 1,428,458 -4.45% 194,314
108 143 ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES AIR TRANSPORT ETHIOPIA 1,419,449 41.87% 70,638
109 118 NIGERIAN BREWERIES BEVERAGES NIGERIA 1,401,449 17.55% 231,578
110 106 TRANSNET RAIL ENGINEERING RAIL TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 1,383,690 -1.38% 0
111 216 KAP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 1,353,231 124.85% 73,201
112 105 OMNIA HOLDINGS CHEMICALS SOUTH AFRICA 1,344,265 -4.62% 77,377
113 94 REUNERT ELECT. EQUIPMENT SOUTH AFRICA 1,341,526 -16.51% 164,223
114 107 ALEXANDRIA MINERAL OILS CO. PETROLEUM EGYPT 1,332,188 -3.56% 173,402
115 - SHELL GABON PETROLEUM GABON 1,304,680 NA 0
116 131 ASSORE MINING SOUTH AFRICA 1,295,482 21.52% 395,450
117 - ENT. TUNISIENNE DACTIVITS PTROLIRES PETROLEUM TUNISIA 1,285,059 NA 251,156
118 140 KENYA AIRWAYS AIR TRANSPORT KENYA 1,248,368 21.20% 19,206
119 126 SAFARICOM TELECOMS KENYA 1,237,938 8.78% 147,377
120 116 HOLDING YNNA DIVERSIFIED MOROCCO 1,234,684 1.46% 0
121 147 AIRTEL NIGERIA TELECOMS NIGERIA 1,229,400 27.79% -110,786
122 119 SONATEL TELECOMS SENEGAL 1,226,247 3.39% 297,948
123 122 GHABBOUR AUTO AUTOMOBILE EGYPT 1,225,006 4.04% 31,492
124 103 ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES MANUFACTURING SOUTH AFRICA 1,224,761 -15.65% -78,973
125 110 LIFE HEALTHCARE GROUP HEALTHCARE SOUTH AFRICA 1,205,105 -8.83% 158,096
126 127 VIVO ENERGY MAROC (ex SHELL MAROC) PETROL. SERVICES MOROCCO 1,187,940 5.95% 0
127 150 ENDIAMA MINING ANGOLA 1,160,000 21.47% 0
128 124 MUTUAL & FEDERAL INSURANCE INSURANCE SOUTH AFRICA 1,137,350 -1.49% 54,086
129 87 GROUP FIVE HOLDINGS CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 1,130,803 -33.71% -26,788
130 115 ILLOVO SUGAR AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 1,126,652 -7.64% 54,422
131 - TSOGO SUN HOLDINGS HOTELS SOUTH AFRICA 1,109,187 NA 210,882
132 129 SOC. NATIONALE INDUSTRIELLE ET MINIRE* MINING MAURITANIA 1,092,632 NA 564,273
133 100 GRINAKER - LTA CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 1,087,522 -27.87% 0
134 158 DOUJA PROMOTION REAL ESTATE MOROCCO 1,083,892 21.25% 213,112
135 138 MARJANE HOLDING RETAIL MOROCCO 1,083,278 4.22% 0
136 176 TOTAL KENYA PETROL. SERVICES KENYA 1,070,631 38.62% -827
137 145 AURECON HERITAGE COMPANIES CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 1,070,008 9.18% 0
138 123 SUN INTERNATIONAL HOTELS SOUTH AFRICA 1,062,516 -9.42% 53,181
139 132 AL EZZ ROLLING MILLS* STEEL EGYPT 1,062,060 NA 0
140 134 TOTAL NIGERIA PETROLEUM NIGERIA 1,059,349 1.17% 232,224
141 135 RAINBOW CHICKEN AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 1,058,879 1.17% 47,144
142 112 ASTRAL FOODS AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 1,056,977 -16.04% 52,716
143 146 JULIUS BERGER NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION NIGERIA 1,031,725 NA 29,683
144 117 TRANSNET NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY PORTS SOUTH AFRICA 1,014,125 -16.38% 0
145 183 SIFCA AGRIBUSINESS CTE D IVOIRE 997,135 35.00% 194,930
146 139 STEFANUTTI STOCKS HOLDINGS DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 990,971 -4.49% 32,454
147 152 PALABORA MINING CO. MINING SOUTH AFRICA 989,192 7.24% 179,808
148 154 TOTAL MAROC PETROL. SERVICES MOROCCO 986,793 8.20% 0
149 137 TRUWORTHS INTERNATIONAL RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 965,120 -7.53% 238,639
150 136 EQSTRA HOLDINGS AUTO DEALER SOUTH AFRICA 964,874 -7.58% 36,846
 

'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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