Brompton Bicycle

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The Brompton bike was conceived as a product to help improve city living. It has established itself as the ideal choice for all those who are living or interacting with cities. The bike can be folded to a third of its size in a matter of seconds and is small enough to be taken on all forms of public transport. In fact, 42 Bromptons can fit in one car parking space! The Brompton bike was first designed by Andrew Ritchie in 1975 opposite the Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, hence the name. The first prototypes were all designed and built in Andrew’s flat and while they were rough and crude, the majority of the key design features were already evident, such as the pivoting rear triangle that allows the rear wheel to fold underneath. Andrew looked for support from various banks and bike manufacturers, but none were willing to support his dream. Julian Vereker, an entrepreneur and the owner of an early Brompton prototype, joined Andrew in 1985 and helped to provide the money which put Brompton into full time production for the first time in 1988. Fast forward to 2016, and Brompton now offers 16.5 million combinations on the bike, every one of which is still made by hand in London. It is now estimated that there are over 80,000 Brompton bikes in London. Three-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the company sells over 45,000 bikes in 44 countries around the world every year. Sales have been growing at a fast rate with the help of Brompton Junction retail stores in London, Barcelona, Munich, Beijing, Milan, Hamburg, Shanghai, Chengdu, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Kobe.
TypePrivate
Founded1975
HQLondon, GB
Websitebrompton.com
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)346(+4%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£36.2 M(+11%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Brompton Bicycle Office Locations

Brompton Bicycle has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
1, Ockham Dr
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Brompton Bicycle Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1975
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Brompton Bicycle Revenue

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Brompton Bicycle's revenue was reported to be £36.16 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

36.2m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

16.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

46.5%

Net income (FY, 2018)

3.1m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

4.3m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

3.1m

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

7.1m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

1.5m1.6m1.9m2.0m2.0m2.6m2.5m3.1m3.2m3.7m4.9m5.3m6.7m8.4m11.4m13.1m16.7m21.3m27.2m27.5m28.4m32.7m36.2m

Revenue growth, %

1%3%

Cost of goods sold

898.2k987.1k1.1m1.2m1.2m1.7m1.5m1.8m2.0m2.3m3.1m3.3m4.2m5.6m8.0m8.8m11.3m14.1m17.1m17.2m17.2m18.4m19.3m

Gross profit

582.3k648.4k742.2k798.8k814.3k972.6k921.0k1.3m1.2m1.4m1.8m2.0m2.5m2.8m3.4m4.3m5.4m7.2m10.1m10.3m11.3m14.2m16.8m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

326.9k408.9k789.2k337.4k44.2k585.4k313.8k387.8k373.1k720.1k1.2m1.5m29.2k147.4k762.5k1.0m2.3m3.1m4.4m5.6m3.7m5.6m7.1m

Accounts Receivable

88.4k115.0k123.5k187.1k127.1k110.5k98.7k145.7k232.7k186.5k244.1k243.5k577.3k1.1m674.0k1.0m763.8k1.5m2.5m2.8m3.4m3.8m2.5m

Inventories

327.8k387.5k366.8k647.7k679.8k668.7k1.1m1.2m1.1m1.1m1.1m1.2m1.6m1.6m2.2m2.4m2.8m3.6m3.8m3.3m4.1m4.4m5.4m

Current Assets

768.2k950.1k1.3m1.4m1.1m1.5m1.6m1.8m1.8m2.1m2.6m3.3m2.7m3.0m3.8m5.1m6.6m9.1m11.5m12.3m12.1m14.6m16.8m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

242.7k220.7k346.3k240.8k172.5k203.5k66.6k312.6k179.9k315.6k418.7k551.4k846.0k600.6k761.2k1.0m1.2m1.9m2.9m1.8m245.4k2.1m3.1m

Cash From Operating Activities

(1.3m)682.2k1.4m640.3k1.7m2.5m2.7m3.0m921.8k3.8m3.4m

Dividends Paid

36.6k48.8k48.8k37.6k48.9k59.0k59.0k66.4k66.4k73.7k110.6k110.6k137.9k180.7k180.7k200.9k240.5k289.0k372.5k464.1k485.7k406.8k549.3k

Cash From Financing Activities

22.5k81.5k107.2k596.1k72.4k456.1k284.5k90.9k
GBPFY, 1996

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Brompton Bicycle Cybersecurity Score

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75/100

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Brompton Bicycle Online and Social Media Presence

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Brompton Bicycle News and Updates

Foo Fighters, Phoebe Bridgers, Rise Against, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Enrique Iglesias Collaborate with Brompton Bicycle, Crew Nation to Keep Live Music Rolling

NEW YORK, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A selection of the world's top music artists are turning bike designers to create one-of-a-kind bikes from Brompton, the London-based manufacturer of the iconic Brompton folding bike, to be offered through Greenhouse Auctions to raise money for...

Brompton Bicycle Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Brompton Bicycle founded?

    Brompton Bicycle was founded in 1975.

  • How many employees does Brompton Bicycle have?

    Brompton Bicycle has 346 employees.

  • What is Brompton Bicycle revenue?

    Latest Brompton Bicycle annual revenue is £36.2 m.

  • What is Brompton Bicycle revenue per employee?

    Latest Brompton Bicycle revenue per employee is £104.5 k.

  • Who are Brompton Bicycle competitors?

    Competitors of Brompton Bicycle include TI Cycles, Sparta and O2Feel.

  • Where is Brompton Bicycle headquarters?

    Brompton Bicycle headquarters is located at 1, Ockham Dr, London.

  • Where are Brompton Bicycle offices?

    Brompton Bicycle has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Brompton Bicycle have?

    Brompton Bicycle has 1 office.