Here’s how much each employee is worth at the highest earning companies
A new study by Smallbusinessprices.co.uk takes an in-depth look at the world’s most profitable companies to find out which businesses and industries produce the most revenue per employee. You can view the graphic here.
Employees are the backbone of any successful company and one way to measure the success of a company’s workforce is to disclose how much revenue is produced per employee.
A company wants the highest ratio of revenue per employee possible because a higher ratio indicates a greater productivity. The table below highlights the top 10 companies worldwide that produce the most revenue per employee:
|Company Name||Sector||Country||Number of Employees||Revenue per Employee|
|China Development Bank||Finance||China||9,507||$10,841,790|
|GS Caltex||Energy||South Korea||3,212||$10,290,380|
Table 1. Highlights the top ten companies globally with the highest valued employees
At the other end of the scale is Compass Group, a food service company in Britain, with an employee count of 595,841 and each employee worth just $51,824k.
When it comes to the sector that has the most productive employees, Wholesalers come out on top with an average revenue figure of $6M per employee. Second is energy and third is finance ($2M and $1.4M on average per employee respectively). Health Care ranks fourth with $1.1M and fifth is chemicals $875k.
The UK’s highest revenue per employee
As part of the research, Smallbusinesprices.co.uk also analysed the FTSE 100 to find the UK companies and industries with the highest and lowest revenue per employee.
- British Land – Leading the way is British Land, with 265 employees and a revenue of over £904 million, each employee is worth £3.4 million.
- Royal Dutch Shell – Based in London, the Royal Dutch Shell A employs 8,300 people with a revenue figure of £3.3 million per employee.
- BP – Ranking in third place with a revenue of £222 billion, BP’s 70,100 employees are worth £3.1 million each.
Taking an in-depth look at the UK sectors that are producing the most revenue per employee, it clear that energy companies are leading the way. On average the Energy sector makes at least three times more per employee than any other sector:
Sector Average Revenue per Employee
|Sector||Average Revenue per Employee|
|Good & services||£358,205|
Table 2. Highlights the five sectors in the UK with the highest revenue per employee
In huge contrast, ranking 10th with a revenue of £198K per employee, the technology sector in the UK has the lowest revenue.
Ian Wright, Founder of SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk comments: “Calculating a company’s revenue per employee is a great way to identify a company’s efficiency and productivity levels. The higher the number, the more money a business is making with fewer employees. Wholesalers Rajesh Exports is a great example of this.
The research shows that 383 employees working there generate over $65.6 million each – that is 1.5 times more than any other company.
This study is not just great for business owners looking to see how they compare to others in their industries but for those also looking to invest.”
To find out more the companies and industries with the highest revenue per employee visit Smallbusinesspricess.co.uk.