The Ability Matters Group is an international group of companies whose principal activity is to supply products and services that enhance the lives of those who require devices to improve their mobility and accessibility.

The business was started in 1989 and now employs over 450 staff. There are several companies within the group. Opcare is one of the largest prosthetic and orthotic service providers in the British Isles with over 30 clinics in the UK and Ireland. Ortho Europe is a major European manufacturer and distributor of prosthetic, orthotic and specialist seating products and are leaders in the provision of custom-made solutions.

Ability Matters have private clinics specialising in the area of rehabilitation and have retail outlets in England and Ireland offering advice in selecting mobility equipment or daily living aids to enhance your ability and improve your independence. The companies within the group also have offices in France and The Netherlands and also distributors across Europe and the rest of the World.

Oxfordshire, GB
Size (employees)
38 (est)
Ability Matters Group was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oxfordshire, GB
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Ability Matters Group Office Locations

Ability Matters Group has an office in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire, GB (HQ)
Ability House, Nuffield Way
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Ability Matters Group Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Ability Matters Group Financials

Ability Matters Group's revenue was reported to be £42.84 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (FY, 2016)

42.8 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

19.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.5 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

3.8 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

1.9 m

Cash (1-Mar-2018)

1 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


17.3 m18.9 m19.4 m20.5 m23.8 m28.2 m28.5 m36 m39.7 m42.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

12.7 m13.2 m15.1 m14.9 m16.7 m19.4 m19.2 m22.5 m23.4 m23.5 m

Gross profit

4.6 m5.7 m4.3 m5.6 m7.1 m8.8 m9.3 m13.6 m16.2 m19.3 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

947 k830 k1.1 m171 k264 k297 k1.1 m1.5 m1.1 m1.5 m

Cash From Operating Activities

2.3 m1.4 m410 k240 k1.1 m(41 k)2.1 m1.9 m2.9 m2.3 m

Dividends Paid

250 k100 k1.3 m300 k

Cash From Financing Activities

(434 k)(5 k)856 k(23 k)(378 k)(339 k)923 k1.8 m822 k
GBPY, 2016


1.6 m


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Financial Leverage

2.4 x
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