Kier Group Plc: Business and Financial Performance Analysis and Evaluation

The International Journal of Business Management and Technology, 2 (6), pp. 20-42

23 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2019

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Paul Eisenberg

University of Derby; University of Portsmouth

Date Written: November 30, 2018

Abstract

The subject matter of this paper is the analysis and evaluation of the business and financial performance of the Kier Group Plc over the three year period 2012–2014. The company is analysed against the comparator undertaking Balfour Beatty Plc and the average numbers of the UK and international construction industry.

The financial analysis is performed over the range of financial ratios commonly applied in undergraduate and graduate business studies. For the purposes of the business analysis, the SWOT Model and the PESTEL Framework are used. The research reveals that due to diversified divisions and a high market share the Kier Group Plc is able to generate growing revenues, albeit at the high administrative costs and with an extending operating cycle. Further, revenue growth is not accompanied by improved liquidity. The growing social diversification among residential customers, the steady technological change and the increasing demand for sustainable construction place additional challenges to the Group.

The results obtained are of interest for the construction industry researchers, financial analysts and financial and business analysis students.

Keywords: Financial Ratio Analysis, SWOT Model, PESTEL Framework

JEL Classification: A2, M10, M20, M21, M40, M41

Suggested Citation

Eisenberg, Paul, Kier Group Plc: Business and Financial Performance Analysis and Evaluation (November 30, 2018). The International Journal of Business Management and Technology, 2 (6), pp. 20-42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3324296 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3324296

Paul Eisenberg (Contact Author)

University of Derby ( email )

Kedleston Road
Derby, Derbyshire DE22 1GB
United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth ( email )

University House
Winston Churchhill Avenue
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2UP
United Kingdom

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