Barr Soft Drinks was started in 1875 when former Chairman Robin Barr's great grandfather Robert Barr established a soft drinks business at the company's first factory at Burnfoot Lane in Falkirk. A second Barr soft drinks business was established in Glasgow in 1887 by Robert Barr's son, Robert Fulton Barr. His business was taken over by his brother Andrew Greig Barr (from whom the company gets its name) five years later in 1892, when Robert decided to move to Ireland. In 1901 both Barr soft drinks businesses, Robert Barr Falkirk and A.G.Barr and Co Glasgow, jointly launched their original recipe IRON BREW. The phonetic spelling IRN-BRU was introduced in 1947 following concern over proposed changes to food labelling regulations. As well as IRN-BRU our range of popular soft drinks brands includes Tizer, D'N'B, KA, Barr flavour range, Barr's Originals, Red Kola, Strathmore Spring Water, St Clements juice drinks, Simply juice drinks, Sun Exotic and Rubicon exotic juice drinks. We are also the franchise partner of Schweppes International Limited in the UK, where we manufacture and sell Orangina under license and have a partnership with Rockstar Inc. in the USA to sell and distribute their Rockstar energy drink brand in the UK and Ireland. IRN-BRU & Barr’s will be ‘Official Soft Drink of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ Strathmore will be the ‘Official Water' Rubicon will be the ‘Official Juice' & Barr’s Cola will be ‘Official Cola' of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’
Company Growth (employees)
Cumbernauld, GB
Size (employees)
1,032 (est)-1%
A.G. Barr is headquartered in Cumbernauld, GB

A.G. Barr Office Locations

A.G. Barr has an office in Cumbernauld

A.G. Barr Data and Metrics

A.G. Barr Financial Metrics

A.G. Barr's revenue was reported to be £257.1 m in FY, 2017 which is a 1% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

257.1 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

120.7 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

35.6 m

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

685.3 m

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (28-Jan-2017)

10.1 m
A.G. Barr's current market capitalization is £685.3 m.
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


254.1 m260.9 m258.6 m257.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

139 m143.9 m137.5 m136.4 m

Gross profit

115.1 m117 m121.1 m120.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

80.4 m78.2 m79 m76.9 m

Pre tax profit

34.3 m38.6 m41.3 m43.1 m

Net Income

28.2 m30 m34.3 m35.6 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


12.9 m25.4 m6.8 m10.1 m

Accounts Receivable

45 m49.1 m50 m48.3 m

Current Assets

76.5 m94.1 m76.2 m80.2 m


76.3 m79.6 m85.3 m89.4 m


74.1 m80.9 m107.5 m106 m

Total Assets

226.9 m254.6 m269 m275.6 m

Accounts Payable

9.4 m17.7 m8.4 m15.8 m

Current Liabilities

45.1 m56.2 m41.8 m56.7 m

Total Liabilities

71.6 m98.1 m88.9 m93.8 m

Retained Earnings

8.8 m16.9 m20 m20 m

Total Equity

155.2 m156.5 m180.1 m181.8 m

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.6 x1.5 x1.5 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash From Operating Activities

41.8 m44.8 m29.3 m48.8 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(15 m)(14.5 m)(14.2 m)(33 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(6.1 m)(8.6 m)(7 m)(7.5 m)
GBPY, 2017


612.9 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

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