Mid-cap revenues and profits storm ahead of FTSE 100 stocks

Anna Fedorova

Revenue and profits of UK mid-cap companies have beaten those of their FTSE 100 peers over the past year, as larger firms have seen their margins squeezed.

The latest Profit Watch UK report from retail stockbroker The Share Centre analysed financial data for companies with year ends up to 31 March 2014, and which reported up to 30 June 2014. It found FTSE 250 companies have beaten the UK's largest 100 companies on both profits and revenue growth: revenues are up 3.3% and gross profits are 5.1% higher. FTSE 100 firms, on the other hand, have seen profit margins squeezed over the past year, despite promising sales growth. Operating profits across UK plc are down 6.6%, while gross profits increased just 0.2% on a like for like basis, rea...

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