Card Factory is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greetings cards, gift dressings and associated gift and party products. We sell a wide selection of cards, as well as gifts, gift bags, gift wrap, bows, ribbons, balloons, and more. When it comes to special occasions, whatever you need, we’ve got it wrapped up. Our philosophy is simple. We aim to produce a wide range of outstanding quality cards and products at exceptional value.Having opened our first store in Wakefield in 1997, we have grown consistently year-on-year and now operate from over 800 stores across the UK. We design, print and produce the majority of our cards at our facilities here in the UK. We also own GettingPersonal.co.uk, an online retailer of personalised gifts and greetings cards. But it’s not all business. We believe in giving something back, which is why we work closely with Macmillan Cancer Support. Through the incredible efforts of Card Factory staff and customers, we have now raised over £3 million. A fantastic result for a fantastic cause! A highly engaged workforce of over 6,500 employees (plus an additional 6,000 seasonal staff) helps to make all of this possible.
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Type
Public
HQ
Wakefield, GB
Size (employees)
9,928 (est)+5%
Card Factory is headquartered in Wakefield, GB
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Key People/Management at Card Factory

Karen Hubbard

Karen Hubbard

Chief Executive Officer
Kris Lee

Kris Lee

Chief Financial Officer
Geoff Cooper

Geoff Cooper

Chairman
Roger Whiteside

Roger Whiteside

Independent Non-Executive Director
Octavia Morley

Octavia Morley

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
David Stead

David Stead

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Card Factory Office Locations

Card Factory has offices in Newbury, Taunton, Reading, Boston and in 63 other locations
Wakefield, GB (HQ)
Century House Brunel Road 41 Industrial Estate
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Card Factory Financials and Metrics

Card Factory Financials

Card Factory's revenue was reported to be £398.20 m in FY, 2017 which is a 4.4% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

398.2 m

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

4.4%

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

126 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

31.6%

Net income (FY, 2017)

65.7 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

96.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

85.7 m

Cash (31-Jan-2017)

3 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

326.9 m353.3 m381.6 m398.2 m

Revenue growth, %

8%8%4%

Cost of goods sold

225.2 m240.1 m255.3 m272.2 m

Gross profit

101.7 m113.2 m126.3 m126 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

40.7 m69 m11.3 m3 m

Accounts Receivable

300 k200 k300 k200 k

Inventories

39.3 m41.5 m50.4 m51.4 m

Current Assets

97.9 m134 m82.2 m74.5 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

18.4 m33.2 m66.4 m65.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

67 m75.3 m79.2 m81.8 m

Dividends Paid

83.1 m81.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(79 m)(36.4 m)(124.9 m)(88.5 m)
GBPY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

41.7 k

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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