Cath Kidston

“Opening the first shop was quite a risk as there was nothing quite like it at the time. It was either old antique shops or high street modern. I guess we kick started the trend for modern vintage” ~ Cath Kidston, Founder ------------ Inspired by growing up in the British countryside and a love of vintage prints, Cath Kidston opened her first shop in West London in 1993. Over 21 years later, we still take our inspiration from quirky British vintage finds, designing colourful prints that turn modern, practical products into something witty, fresh and fun. Our unique range of everyday, practical products is designed to brighten up your day. Online at CATHKIDSTON.COM and in over 180 stores in 14 different countries (including UK, France, Spain, Japan & Korea), today’s bestselling range spans bags, accessories, homeware, fashion and things for the kids. Welcome to the Home of Modern Vintage.
Company Growth (employees)
Eaton Socon, GB
Size (employees)
622 (est)
Cath Kidston was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Eaton Socon, GB

Cath Kidston Office Locations

Cath Kidston has an office in Eaton Socon
Eaton Socon, GB (HQ)
1 Alpha Dr

Cath Kidston Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Cath Kidston Financial Metrics

Cath Kidston's revenue was reported to be £115.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 0% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in £, GBP

Revenue (FY, 2016)

115.3 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

74.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

3.6 m

Cash (27-Mar-2016)

8.8 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


113.8 m115.2 m115.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

37 m40.6 m41 m

Gross profit

76.8 m74.5 m74.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

54.2 m63.3 m65.4 m

Pre tax profit

22.6 m9.5 m4.1 m

Net Income

20.2 m9.8 m3.6 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


7 m9 m8.8 m

Accounts Receivable

2.7 m3.9 m3.1 m

Current Assets

22.4 m43.8 m57.1 m


61.5 m15.7 m13.7 m


229 k538 k730 k

Total Assets

84.2 m60 m71.6 m

Accounts Payable

4.1 m6 m7.2 m

Current Liabilities

13.3 m22.2 m30.3 m

Retained Earnings

20.2 m(32.7 m)3.6 m

Total Equity

70.9 m36.2 m39.6 m

Financial Leverage

1.2 x1.7 x1.8 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income Taxes Paid

(2.4 m)337 k(508 k)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.8 x

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