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
351 457 AIRTEL CONGO RDC TELECOMS DR CONGO 335,973 44.54% -65,060
352 374 UNILEVER NIGERIA DIVERSIFIED NIGERIA 333,269 9.20% 33,440
353 365 AUTO HALL AUTOMOBILE MOROCCO 332,918 7.49% 21,149
354 346 GOLD REEF CASINO RESORTS* CASINOS SOUTH AFRICA 332,626 NA 42,271
355 326 AVENG MANUFACTURING CIVIL ENGINEERING SOUTH AFRICA 331,233 -8.50% 0
356 379 ORANGE CAMEROUN TELECOMS CAMEROON 330,671 10.06% 56,887
357 443 BIDVEST NAMIBIA DIVERSIFIED NAMIBIA 329,024 37.91% 36,451
358 370 OFFICE NATIONAL DES AROPORTS AIR TRANSPORT MOROCCO 327,805 6.88% 0
359 310 PEERMONT GLOBAL HOTELS SOUTH AFRICA 327,770 -16.90% 0
360 399 GROUPE CFAO CONGO DIVERSIFIED REP. OF CONGO 327,338 19.09% 0
361 419 DELTA HOLDING DIVERSIFIED MOROCCO 324,993 25.08% 38,262
362 333 METMAR STEEL SOUTH AFRICA 324,803 -7.22% 8,896
363 298 ALEXANDRIA PORTLAND CEMENT CONST. MATERIALS EGYPT 323,930 -20.80% 85,992
364 471 INT. TRADING OIL & COMMODITIES CORP. PETROL. SERVICES SENEGAL 323,342 44.44% 0
365 232 SOC.EGYPT. DENT. - MOKHTAR IBRAHIM CONSTRUCTION EGYPT 323,017 -42.12% 13,492
366 352 FOOD AND ALLIED GROUP OF COMPANIES* AGRIBUSINESS MAURITIUS 322,520 NA 19,059
367 354 ALGRIE POSTE* POSTAL SERVICES ALGERIA 321,836 NA 0
368 371 COOPRATIVE COPAG TAROUDANT AGRIBUSINESS MOROCCO 320,356 4.47% 0
369 368 SANTOVA LOGISTICS TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 320,051 4.05% 2,712
370 412 SOCIT DNERGIE ET DEAU DU GABON WATEr, ELECTr. GABON 319,936 21.49% 12,155
371 - CHOPPIES ENTERPRISES RETAIL BOTSWANA 319,658 NA 13,537
372 - COMP. DE TRANSMISSAO DE MOAMBIQUE ELECTRICITY MOZAMBIQUE 319,000 NA 14,000
373 361 REDAL WATER MOROCCO 318,080 1.92% 0
374 278 GIJIMA AST GROUP ICT SOUTH AFRICA 315,228 -28.82% -25,791
375 381 DRDGOLD MINING SOUTH AFRICA 315,072 5.21% -66,672
376 - COMPTOIR COMMERCIAL SOPE NABI DISTRIBUTION SENEGAL 314,596 919.21% 0
377 364 ENTREPRISE NATIONALE DE FORAGE* PETROLEUM ALGERIA 311,139 NA 43,923
378 413 COMPAGNIE GNRALE IMMOBILIRE REAL ESTATE MOROCCO 309,792 17.90% 43,615
379 301 ASTRAPAK PAPER SOUTH AFRICA 309,231 -24.03% -3,606
380 327 SENTULA MINING MINING SOUTH AFRICA 308,575 -14.63% -65,364
381 324 SEARDEL INVESTMENT CORP. TEXTILES SOUTH AFRICA 307,884 -15.46% 20,068
382 456 OUTSPAN IVOIRE AGRIBUSINESS CTE D IVOIRE 307,479 32.04% 405
383 378 SOCIT MAROCAINE DE CARBURANTS - ZIZ PETROL. SERVICES MOROCCO 304,671 1.19% 0
384 375 NORTH AFRICA BOTTLING CO.* BEVERAGES MOROCCO 303,422 NA 0
385 - PALMCI AGRIBUSINESS CTE D IVOIRE 302,773 102.89% 56,805
386 422 UNIVERS ACIER STEEL MOROCCO 302,205 19.87% 0
387 463 MAGHREB STEEL STEEL MOROCCO 301,513 32.22% 0
388 376 ROGERS GROUP* DIVERSIFIED MAURITIUS 301,213 NA 19,636
389 380 AMREYAH CIMPOR CEMENT CO.* CONST. MATERIALS EGYPT 300,322 NA 91,051
390 382 SHELL MAURITIUS* PETROL. SERVICES MAURITIUS 299,305 NA 10,287
391 416 EOH HOLDINGS SERVICES SOUTH AFRICA 298,326 14.40% 18,088
392 312 MERAFE RESOURCES MINING SOUTH AFRICA 298,054 -22.57% 14,339
393 418 GROUPE EUROFIND AFRIQUE DIVERSIFIED CTE D IVOIRE 296,545 14.01% 0
394 439 GROUPE IND. DES PRODUCTIONS LAITIRES DAIRY ALGERIA 296,260 22.74% 11,563
395 384 SOCIT DES MINES DE MORILA* MINING MALI 293,567 NA 74,557
396 385 METRO MAROC* RETAIL MOROCCO 293,353 NA -3,051
397 491 AICO AFRICA AGRIBUSINESS ZIMBABWE 293,292 39.24% 2,743
398 386 SOCIT BURKINAB DES FIBRES TEXTILES* COTTON BURKINA FASO 291,028 NA 1,283
399 401 MAGHRBAIL FINAN. SERVICES MOROCCO 290,925 6.99% 9,338
400 406 GROUPE CFAO CAMEROUN DIVERSIFIED CAMEROON 290,516 9.32% 0
 

'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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