Booker Group

BOOKER GROUP IS THE UK'S LEADING FOOD AND DRINK WHOLESALER Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Cassic Drinks, Ritter-Courivaud, Chef Direct, Booker India and Booker Retail partners. Together we are privileged to serve over 1.5 million customers. In June 2015 Booker Group was awarded 'Wholesaler of the Year' at the prestigious Grocer Gold Awards.
Company Growth (employees)
Wellingborough, GB
Size (employees)
13,533 (est)+3%
Booker Group was founded in 1835 and is headquartered in Wellingborough, GB

Booker Group Office Locations

Booker Group has an office in Wellingborough
Wellingborough, GB (HQ)
Equity House

Booker Group Data and Metrics

Booker Group Financial Metrics

Booker Group's revenue was reported to be £5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

253.6 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

127.8 m

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

3.4 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (25-Mar-2016)

127.4 m
Booker Group's current market capitalization is £3.4 b.
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


4.8 b5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

4.5 b4.7 b

Gross profit

228.2 m253.6 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

87.9 m100.8 m

Pre tax profit

138.8 m150.8 m

Net Income

117.7 m127.8 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


147 m127.4 m

Accounts Receivable

74.4 m121.6 m

Current Assets

599.6 m662.4 m


236.6 m256.6 m


439.8 m466.7 m

Total Assets

1.3 b1.4 b

Accounts Payable

505.4 m573.3 m

Current Liabilities

605.9 m699.1 m

Total Liabilities

677.9 m795.5 m

Retained Earnings

60.8 m62.6 m

Total Equity

598.1 m590.2 m

Financial Leverage

2.1 x2.3 x
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

134.6 m175.1 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(112.8 m)(124.2 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(21.1 m)(23 m)
GBPY, 2016


389.5 k

Financial Leverage

2.3 x

Booker Group Market Value History

Traffic Overview of Booker Group

Booker Group News and Updates

UK M&A is flying: Dealmaking is off to its best start to a year since 2008

UK dealmakers have had a flying beginning to the year, with 2017 marking the best annual start for British mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity since 2008. After Reckitt Benckiser’s offer for Mead Johnson Nutrition, the total value of deals involving UK parties so far this year has reached…

Why Tesco could be better off leaving Booker on the shelf

The stock market’s initial reaction to takeover deals can often be a poor indicator of how those deals work out. Just look at the market’s sceptical response to Sainsbury’s purchase of Argos owner Home Retail Group as a recent example. Now we have another unexpected deal in the supermarket sector…

FTSE flat despite Tesco surge

Tesco shares jump 9% after it agrees to buy food wholesaler Booker Group.

Tesco to buy Budgens and Londis brand owner Booker

The UK's biggest supermarket is buying the owner of the Londis and Budgens brands in a £3.7bn deal.

Tesco boss: Merger is 'low-risk'

Tesco boss Dave Lewis says the merger with Booker Group will "enhance choice and value"
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