A quarter of fire protection companies still reporting a struggle with profitability.(News)

A quarter of the UK's fire protection companies are struggling to barely break even, whilst the over three quarters are delivering outstanding returns, says a new study published by industry analysts Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.

The research has looked at the financial performance of each of the Top 890 U K fire protection companies and has analysed their latest profitability figures. It found a great discrepancy in the level of profitability and a worrying trend for the majority of the companies' analysed. Just a few of the facts extracted from the analysis are:

* A quarter of the 890 companies averaged only a--3.3 per cent pre-tax profit margin; this is down from last year when the average was 1. …

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