Report: heavy borrowers are using Œdisrupting strategies¹


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Market analysts Plimsoll Publishing say 215 care home operators have borrowed heavily to capture extra market share. According to the First Edition 2004 Plimsoll Analysis on the UK care homes market, this high-risk approach to the industry is yielding 16 per cent sales growth ­ twice the market growth of 7.3 per cent. Plimsoll senior analyst David Pattison said the 215 companies identified in the report were using “disruptive strategies” to change the balance of power in the market. “Depending on who you talk to, opinions are mixed on these companies,” Mr Pattison said. “Some look with envy at their strengths. Some say they would not want the risk that comes with this kind of company.” “As these companies are exposed financially, and they clearly have some advantage going into the market, others in the industry would do well to look at them from an acquisition point of view.” The 1203-paged Plimsoll Care Homes Analysis describes the financial performance of each of the top 1000 companies in the sector. – To





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