Card Factory

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, 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.
Company Growth (employees)
Wakefield, GB
Size (employees)
9,541 (est)+4%
Card Factory is headquartered in Wakefield, GB

Card Factory Office Locations

Card Factory has offices in Wakefield, Bideford, Birmingham, Bedford and in 62 other locations
Wakefield, GB (HQ)
Century House Brunel Road
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Card Factory Data and Metrics

Card Factory Financial Metrics

Card Factory's revenue was reported to be £398.2 m in FY, 2017 which is a 4% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

398.2 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

126 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

65.7 m

Cash (31-Jan-2017)

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


326.9 m353.3 m381.6 m398.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

225.2 m240.1 m255.3 m272.2 m

Gross profit

101.7 m113.2 m126.3 m126 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

30.7 m48.9 m37.4 m40.3 m

Pre tax profit

30.1 m42.7 m83.7 m82.8 m

Net Income

18.4 m33.2 m66.4 m65.7 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


40.7 m69 m11.3 m3 m

Accounts Receivable

300 k200 k300 k200 k

Current Assets

97.9 m134 m82.2 m74.5 m


39.4 m39.6 m42.9 m41.1 m


331.2 m331 m331 m330.2 m

Total Assets

468.5 m504.6 m456.1 m445.8 m

Accounts Payable

31.8 m13.4 m13.6 m13.9 m

Current Liabilities

58.9 m55.1 m44.9 m55.6 m

Total Liabilities

437.4 m221.7 m190.4 m196.3 m

Retained Earnings

18.4 m33.2 m(16.7 m)(15.5 m)

Total Equity

31.1 m282.9 m265.7 m249.5 m

Financial Leverage

15.1 x1.8 x1.7 x1.8 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash From Operating Activities

67 m75.3 m79.2 m81.8 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(79 m)(36.4 m)(124.9 m)(88.5 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(11.7 m)(9.5 m)(17.3 m)(17.1 m)
GBPY, 2017


42.5 k

Financial Leverage

1.8 x

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