Even those with relatively scant knowledge of the business landscape could probably reel off many of the biggest businesses in Europe.
But which European nations are home to the companies that make the most profit per employee?
In a bid to establish just that, global fintech group Plus500 analysed the largest companies in Europe (by market cap) and compared their total profit in 2022 with their number of employees.
Researchers were then able to see which countries had the highest number of companies with the largest profit-per-employee in the top 100 list.
UK, France and Germany lead the way
Plus500’s study finds that the UK is top of the pile when it comes to countries with the most super-profitable companies, with 22 of the top 100.
With 21 companies in the top 100, France and Germany rank joint second in the context of Europe.
Germany is home to what can be perceived as the most successful company in Europe, the shipping and transportation specialist Hapag-Lloyd, which has an eye-watering profit-per-employee of almost US$1.3 million. The country also has some of the world’s largest retailers, like Adidas, and major car manufacturers such as Porsche and Mercedes.
Netherlands best of the rest
The Netherlands is fourth on the list, with 10 companies that make the most profit per employee, including the automotive manufacturer Stellantis.
Energy colossus Eni – with its profit-per-employee of US$397,844 – is one of five Italian firms in the top 100.
Denmark has four entries, Sweden three and Belgium one.
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