The groupвЂ™s core business is the construction of buildings, mainly hospitals and schools, within the PFI and BSF procurement frameworks.
With few UK construction groups able to produce a profit margin of 3% or more, Bouygues achievement is quite remarkable although nothing new: the latest figure follows a margin of 10.4% in the previous year.
Bouygues latest results cover the 12 months to 31 December 2008.
Pre-tax profit ran to ВЈ10.3m (comparable figure in 2007: ВЈ11m).
The cash flow statement shows a net cash inflow from operating activities of ВЈ48m (figure in previous year: ВЈ50m).
The net funds jumped during the year from a starting tally of ВЈ97m to close at ВЈ140m.
Staff numbers rose to 370, up from 260 in 2007.
The groupвЂ™s parent company is Bouygues, the French conglomerate. It received dividends to a total value of ВЈ11m during the period from this UK business.