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SA’s top 100 companies: the full list

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Today we reveal the top 20 companies in InDaily’s South Australian Business Index – our annual review of the top private and public companies in the state.

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InDaily’s ranking of the state’s top 100 companies by market capitalisation and revenue covers the 2019-20 financial year.

The list, compiled for InDaily by Adelaide financial services firm Taylor Collison, is the state’s most definitive guide to our top companies (scroll to the bottom of the page for eligibility criteria).

The countdown finishes today with the full list, including the top 20 – which has some newcomers.

Go here for our comprehensive analysis of the Index – and the winners of individual awards – the “rising star” award for the company that has jumped furthest up the rankings, a revenue growth award, and another recognising the best new entrant to the Index.

100. Iocane Pty Ltd

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $26.8 million | Last year’s ranking: 88

Iocane is an Adelaide ICT solutions provider.

99. Trident Plastics (SA) Pty Ltd

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: undisclosed | Last year’s ranking: unranked

Trident supplied a range of plastic products and describes itself as South Australia’s largest custom moulder.

98. SA Construct Pty Ltd

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $32 million | Last year’s ranking: 96

SA Construct is a South Australian cladding and roofing designer and contractor.

97. Vintage Energy Ltd

Sector: Energy | Revenue: not meaningful| Last Year’s Ranking: 82

Vintage Energy is an oil and gas exploration and energy company.

96. LBT Innovations Ltd

Sector: Health Care | Revenue: not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 93

LBT Innovations Limited develops clinical and diagnostic technology for healthcare services, including intelligent imaging and AI.

95. Prophecy International Holdings Ltd

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $13.6 million | Last Year’s Ranking: 98

Prophecy International designs and develops software sold to America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

94. Boart Longyear Ltd

Sector: Mining | Revenue: $623.7m | Last Year’s Ranking: 30

Boart Longyear provides drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies, with a presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production drilling, and down-hole instrumentation.

93. IJF Australia Pty Ltd

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 86

IJF Australia is a furniture manufacturer and an office and residential fit-outs provider.

92. VIP Home Services

Sector: Other | Revenue: undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 78

VIP Home Services is a home cleaning, commercial cleaning and lawns and gardens services company.

91. Robern Menz Pty Ltd

Sector: Food and beverage | Revenue: $40 million | Last Year’s Ranking: Unranked

Robern Menz is a confectioner with products including FruChocs and Violet Crumble.

90. Escient Pty Ltd

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $21.8m | Last Year’s Ranking: 79

Escient is an employee-owned digital and business advisory firm.

89. Rivergum Homes

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $86m | Last Year’s Ranking: 61

Rivergum Homes is a building company servicing property markets in South Australia and Queensland.

88. Chem Supply Australia Pty Ltd

Sector: Other | Revenue: $29.6m | Last Year’s Ranking: 85

Chem Supply Australia Pty Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, reagents and ingredients.

87. Mossop Group Pty Ltd

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue (2019 – last available): $177.4m | Last Year’s Ranking: 74

Mossop is a construction and interiors company working on commercial, education, health, hospitality and residential projects.

86. Core Lithium Ltd

Sector: Mining | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 87

Core Lithium Ltd a lithium-focused exploration and mining company.

85. Nova Eye Medical Limited (formerly listed as Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd)

Sector: Health Care | Revenue: $12.8m | Last Year’s Ranking (as Ellex): 57

Nova Eye Medical develops novel glaucoma treatment technologies.

84. Fyfe Pty Ltd

Sector: Professional services | Revenue: $48.4m | Last Year’s Ranking: 71

Fyfe is a land, resource and infrastructure development consultancy specialising in engineering, environmental, planning and surveying services for a variety of industries.

83. Rex Minerals Ltd

Sector: Mining | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 94

Rex Minerals Limited is a mineral exploration and development company.

82. Finsbury Green

Sector: Printing | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 76

Finsbury Green is a print, managed services and logistics company based in Adelaide.

81. Duxton Broadacre Farms Ltd

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: $12.7m | Last Year’s Ranking: 68

Duxton Broadacre Farms Limited offers investors a diversified portfolio of Australian farms.

80. Peter Cochrane Management Pty Ltd (Cochrane’s Transport)

Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation | Revenue: $55.8m | Last Year’s Ranking: 73

Cochrane’s is an express logistics business, servicing South Australia, Mildura and Broken Hill.

79. A Noble & Son Ltd

Sector: Other | Revenue: $47.4m | Last Year’s Ranking: 70

Nobles provides lifting and rigging equipment, technical services and engineering design.

78. Havilah Resources NL

Sector: Mining | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 90

Havilah Resources NL engages in the exploration of gold, base metals, and other mineral deposits in Australia.

77. Custom Agency Services Pty Ltd

Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 92

Customs Agency Services is an international freight forwarding and customs brokerage organisation.

76. Korvest Ltd

Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation | Revenue: $63m | Last Year’s Ranking: 83

Korvest is a supplier of cable and pipe supports, industrial access and safety systems, fastening solutions and galvanising services.

75. GPA Engineering

Sector: Professional services | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 77

GPA is a design, engineering and consultancy company with experience in oil and gas, water treatment and distribution, heavy metals and resources, manufacturing and electrical supply projects.

74. Barton Gold Limited

Sector: Mining | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked

Barton Gold is a gold developer with a pipeline of projects and development assets in South Australia.

73. Angove Family Winemakers

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $60m | Last Year’s Ranking: 65

Founded in 1886, Angove Family Winemakers is a 5th generation, family-owned winery that produces premium South Australian wines, mainly from the McLaren Vale region.

72. L H Perry & Sons Pty Ltd

Sector: Energy | Revenue: $127m | Last Year’s Ranking: 63

LH Perry & Sons is a family-owned fuel distribution company, founded in 1949.

71. AE Haigh Pty Ltd

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 62

Haigh’s Chocolates creates Australian-made chocolates in Adelaide.

70. Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

Sector: Professional services | Revenue: $60.8m | Last Year’s Ranking: 66

Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec is an engineering and project management firm offering consulting services, including structural, civil, maritime, mechanical, geotechnical, heavy lifting, temporary works, project management, electrical and pressure vessels.

69. Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers Ltd

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 46

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers manages hardwood and softwood forestry plantations on Kangaroo Island.

68. Outside Ideas

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $77.5m | Last Year’s Ranking: 80

Outside Ideas is a large-scale landscaping works, civil construction, structural concreting, and maintenance provider.

67. Clean Seas Seafood Ltd

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: $40.3m | Last Year’s Ranking: 60

Clean Seas is a commercial producer of kingfish and a pioneer in the country’s emerging aquaculture industry.

66. Leigh Creek Energy Ltd

Sector: Energy | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 45

Leigh Creek Energy Limited is developing a coal gasification project, the Leigh Creek Energy Project, located 550km north of Adelaide.

65. Weeks Group Pty Ltd

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $155m | Last Year’s Ranking: 58

Weeks Group is a residential builder in South Australia and Victoria.

64. Arrowcrest Group Pty Ltd

Sector: Automotive | Revenue: $170.4m | Last Year’s Ranking: 53

Arrowcrest is the parent company of automotive and farming machinery companies ROH Wheels, John Shearer, Unicast, Tristar, NonFerral, Kockums Industries and Brownbuilt.

63. Bionomics Ltd

Sector: Biotechnology | Revenue: $46,662 | Last Year’s Ranking: 99

Bionomics is a biopharmaceutical company involved in the development of treatments for central nervous system disorders such as anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

62. Independent Pub Group Holdings Pty Limited (GM Hotels)

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $85.1m (2019 – last available data) | Last Year’s Ranking: 55

Independent Pub Group Holdings operates licensed hotels and retail liquor outlets in South Australia.

61. Iron Road Ltd

Sector: Mining | Revenue 2019: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 84

Iron Road is an iron ore exploration and mining company.

60. Micro-X Limited

Sector: Health Care | Revenue: $4.3m | Last Year’s Ranking: 64

Micro-X produces, designs, develops and manufactures a range of ultra-lightweight, mobile x-ray imaging systems for medical and security applications.

59. Terramin Australia Limited

Sector: Mining | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 48

Terramin is a base and precious metal development company with advanced zinc and gold projects in South Australia and Algeria.

58. Guidera O’Connor

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $79m | Last Year’s Ranking: 59

Guidera O’Connor provides design and construction services to the Australian water industry.

57. SAGE Group Holdings

Sector: Professional services | Revenue: $112m | Last Year’s Ranking: 56

SAGE Group Holdings provides electrical engineering and automation services in Australia.

56. Silk Laser Clinics

Sector: Other | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked

Silk began with one clinic in South Australia offering a range of cosmetic services, and now has locations across the country.

55. Galipo Food Co Pty Ltd

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $128m | Last Year’s Ranking: 54

Galipo Foods is a large-scale supplier to the food service industry.

54. Beston Global Food Company Limited

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: $103m | Last Year’s Ranking: 69

Beston Global Food Company Limited exports a range of food products, focusing on dairy and meat.

53. Woods Bagot

Sector: Professional services | Revenue: $136m | Last Year’s Ranking: 51

Woods Bagot is a global architecture, design and consultancy firm, based in Adelaide.

52. RJE Global

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $137m | Last Year’s Ranking: 52

Established in 1996, RJE provides multi-disciplinary engineering and construction services to complex projects across a range of industries.

51. Hickinbotham Group of Companies

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 49

Hickinbotham is a major residential developer, building homes in and around Adelaide.

50. Aerometrex Pty Ltd

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $20m | Last Year’s Ranking: 67

Aerometrex provides high-resolution spacial data products and services using aerial mapping technology.

49. Zerella Holdings

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked

Based in Virginia, Zerella is a major Australian supplier of potatoes, carrots and onions.

48. Australian Vintage Limited

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $267m | Last Year’s Ranking: 44

Australian Vintage Limited is a leading Australian wine company with a fully-integrated wine business model including vineyards, boutique and bulk wine production, packaging, marketing and distribution.

47. Alcidion Group Limited

Sector: Health Care | Revenue: $18.6m | Last Year’s Ranking: 36

Alcidion Group Limited is a health informatics company providing clinicians with decision support tools.

46. Thomson Geer

Sector: Professional services | Revenue: $175m | Last Year’s Ranking: 47

Thomson Geer is a large corporate law firm working with ASX clients, major global foreign corporations, government enterprises and private corporations.

45. Alice Car Centre Pty Ltd

Sector: Automotive | Revenue: $299m | Last Year’s Ranking: 43

Alice Car Centre is an entity of the Peter Kittle Motor Company, which runs a series of automotive dealerships.

44. CATCON

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 42

CATCON (Civil & Allied Technical Construction Pty Ltd) is a civil engineering and construction company that delivers and manages power, mining, water and general infrastructure projects for national and international clients.

43. Buddy Technologies Limited

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $31m | Last Year’s Ranking: 81

Buddy Technologies Limited produces data aggregation, management and control platforms for the internet of things and connected devices.

42. Lucas Total Contract Solutions

Sector: Waste Disposal | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 40

Lucas TCS is a privately-owned civil engineering and construction company, founded over 50 years ago which has worked with some of Australia’s leading mining and resource organisations.

41. Duxton Water Limited

Sector: Duxton Water Limited | Revenue: $93.7m | Last Year’s Ranking: 41

Duxton Water Limited is a South Australian investment firm with water entitlements in the Southern Murray Darling Basin.

40. McMahon Services

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $398m | Last Year’s Ranking: 37

McMahon Services is a privately-owned industrial, construction and environmental services provider established in 1990.

39. AJ & PA McBride Ltd

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: $38.3m | Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked

The sixth-generation family-owned company has a diverse range of agricultural assets and is one of Australia’s biggest wool producers.

38. Samuel Smith & Son Pty Limited

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $300m | Last Year’s Ranking: 33

Samuel Smith & Son is a family-owned wine merchant established in 1923, servicing the Australian liquor industry with a portfolio of national and international wines, spirits and premium ales.

37. Leader Computers Pty Ltd

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $350m | Last Year’s Ranking: 39

Leader Computers Pty Ltd is a manufacturer and distributor of information communications technology products.

36. Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd

Sector: Packaging | Revenue: $490m | Last Year’s Ranking: 32

The Detmold Group is a manufacturer of paper and board-based packaging products for a diverse range of customers.

35. Badge Group Holdings Pty Limited

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $350m | Last Year’s Ranking: 34

Badge is a privately-owned construction group delivering commercial projects across Australia from offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Maroochydore and Perth.

34. Nova Aerospace Pty Ltd (Nova Group)

Sector: Professional services | Revenue: $263m | Last Year’s Ranking: 38

Nova Group is the umbrella entity for a series of professional services firms operating in the areas of defence, aerospace, mapping, energy and utilities, software, communications and transportation.

33. Almondco Australia

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: $255m | Last Year’s Ranking: 29

Almondco Australia supplies premium quality almond products to the world.

32. Beyond Bank Australia Ltd

Sector: Financials | Revenue: $267m | Last Year’s Ranking: 31

A fully customer-owned bank, bringing together a number financial organisations that provide banking services, community investments, grants and sponsorships.

31. MGA and Whittles Group of Companies

Sector: Financial | Revenue: $128m | Last Year’s Ranking: 28

The group provides risk advice and a general insurance broking.

30. ResourceCo

Sector: Waste Disposal | Revenue: $240m | Last Year’s Ranking: 24

Founded in 1993, the waste services company provides recycling, soil and waste management services, and produces alternative fuels.

29. Michell Group of Companies

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: $180m | Last Year’s Ranking: 27

Since 1870, the family business has processed wool and traded it across the globe.

28. Ahrens Group Pty Ltd

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $400m | Last Year’s Ranking: 20

Ahrens Group is a construction, engineering and mining services company, delivering a range of project services from design, steel fabrication and procurement through to construction and project delivery.

27. Andromeda Metals Limited

Sector: Mining | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked

Andromeda Metals Limited is an ASX-listed company with a focus on developing the Carey’s Well halloysite-kaolin deposit in South Australia.

26. San Remo

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $32.9m | Last Year’s Ranking: 25

Clearlight Investments Pty Ltd, trading as pasta company San Remo, has a manufacturing facility in Adelaide and offices and distribution centres in all main capital cities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

25. Sarah Group

Sector: Building and construction | Revenue: $359m | Last Year’s Ranking: 23

Doneilyn Pty Ltd, trading as Sarah Group, is a locally-owned private company that derives its revenue from the provision of construction services.

24. People’s Choice Credit Union

Sector: Financials | Revenue: $375m | Last Year’s Ranking: 18

People’s Choice is one of Australia’s largest credit unions with members and branches across Australia.

23. Drake Supermarkets Pty Ltd

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $1.1b | Last Year’s Ranking: 26

Drake Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia.

22. Coopers Brewery Limited

Sector: Food and Beverage | Revenue: $265m | Last Year’s Ranking: 19

Established in 1862, Coopers is the sole major brewer 100 per cent owned by Australians, claiming about 5% of the Australian beer market.

21. Strike Energy Limited

Sector: Energy | Revenue: Not meaningful | Last Year’s Ranking: 21

Strike is an oil and gas exploration company with assets in South Australia’s Cooper Basin and Western Australia’s Perth Basin.

20. SWEAT

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: 16

Sweat offers exercise programs and meal plans through a South Australian-developed mobile application.

19. Royal Automobile Association of South Australia Inc

Sector: Automotive | Revenue: $499m | Last Year’s Ranking: 17

The RAA, established in 1903 to serve the motoring-related needs of South Australians, provides insurance, security, travel, finance, motoring and road safety products and services. 

18. Mayne Pharma Group Ltd

Sector: Health Care | Revenue: $457m | Last Year’s Ranking: 13

Mayne Pharma Group is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on applying its drug delivery expertise to commercialise branded and generic pharmaceuticals. 

17. Cooper Energy Ltd

Sector: Energy | Revenue: $79.1m | Last Year’s Ranking: 10

Cooper Energy is an energy company that discovers, develops and commercialises oil and gas in Australia.

16. Kilbirnie Investments Pty Ltd (CMV Group)

Sector: Automotive | Revenue: $1.3b | Last Year’s Ranking: 15

Kilbirnie Investments has a series of automotive dealerships and horticulture assets, predominantly in South Australia and Victoria.

15. Uniti Wireless Limited Ltd

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $57.2m | Last Year’s Ranking: 35

Uniti Wireless is a broadband internet provider, servicing homes and businesses across Australia.

14. Discovery Parks Holdings Pty Ltd (G’Day Group)

Sector: Travel and accommodation | Revenue: $161m | Last Year’s Ranking: 14

The G’day Group is Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider with 280+ properties across Australia, including 60+ owned and managed holiday parks. With a head office in Adelaide, the company recently added Hahndorf Resort and McCracken Country Club to their SA portfolio.

13. Thomas Foods International Consolidated Pty Ltd

Sector: Food & Beverage | Revenue: $1.7b | Last Year’s Ranking: 9

Thomas Foods International is Australia’s largest 100 per cent family-owned meat-processing company.

12. Sealink Travel Group Ltd

Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation | Revenue: $624m | Last Year’s Ranking: 22

Sealink is a tourism and transport company, operating across Australia, with more than 900 staff and six million customers annually.

11. Adelaide Airport

Sector: Infrastructure and Transportation | Revenue: $165m | Last Year’s Ranking: 8

Adelaide Airport is the fourth-largest domestic airport and sixth-largest international airport in Australia, processing more than 7.7 million passengers annually. Parafield Airport is South Australia’s premier general aviation airport and is a major world-standard international training airport.

10. Land Services SA

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: Undisclosed | Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked

In 2017, Land Services SA was appointed as the exclusive provider to the State Government for a range of land services and property valuation services, previously provided through the public agencies, the Lands Titles Office and State Valuation Office.

9. Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd

Sector: Infrastructure & Transportation | Revenue: $262m | Last Year’s Ranking: 7

Flinders Port Holdings is a privately-owned port operator with seven ports in South Australia, also offering hydrographic survey services.

8. Elders Ltd

Sector: Agriculture | Revenue: $1.7b | Last Year’s Ranking: 11

Elders is an agribusiness company, operating across rural and regional Australia.

7. Adbri (previously Adelaide Brighton Ltd)

Sector: Building & Construction | Revenue: $1.5b | Last Year’s Ranking: 6

Adbri is a construction materials and lime producer, established in 1882, with approximately 1400 employees and operations in every state and territory in Australia.

6. Codan Ltd

Sector: Information technology and equipment | Revenue: $348m | Last Year’s Ranking: 12

Codan is an Adelaide-headquartered manufacturer of metal detectors, communications and mining equipment. 

5. Peregrine Corporation Pty Ltd

Sector: Retail & Fuel | Revenue: $2.6b | Last Year’s Ranking: 5

Peregrine Corporation is South Australia’s largest private employer, with over 5000 employees. Over the last 30 years, Peregrine’s operations have grown to include OTR convenience stores, The Bend Motorsport Park, Smokemart Giftbox retail stores and a range of property investments.

4. Beach Energy Ltd

Sector: Energy | Revenue: $1.7b | Last Year’s Ranking: 3

Formed in 1961, Beach Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Adelaide. Beach has a core focus on the resource-rich Cooper Basin.

3. OZ Minerals Ltd

Sector: Mining | Revenue: $1.1b | Last Year’s Ranking: 4

OZ Minerals is a copper-focused international company based in South Australia with a copper-gold-silver mine at Prominent Hill and developing one of Australia’s largest copper-gold resources at Carrapateena. It was formed in 2008 by the merger of two Australian non-ferrous metals mining businesses – Oxiana and Zinifex.

2. Argo Investments Ltd

Sector: Financial | Revenue: $225m | Last Year’s Ranking: 2

Established in 1946, Argo is South Australia’s leading listed investment company.

1. Santos Ltd

Sector: Energy | Revenue: $5.9b | Last Year’s Ranking: 1

Santos is a major oil and gas producer, supplying Australian and Asian customers with a portfolio of liquefied natural gas, pipeline gas and oil assets.

About the SA Business Index

To be eligible for inclusion in the list, companies must:

Companies owned in part or whole by government, government agencies and organisations, and registered charities are not eligible.

While companies don’t have to nominate to be included in the list, which is based on market capitalisation, local businesses are encouraged to put their names forward.

Now in its sixth year, the Index has become a key source of data for those with a keen interest in the South Australian economy and business environment.

 

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