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)
640 (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.

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
GBPFY, 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
GBPFY, 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

Total Liabilities

13.3 m23.8 m31.9 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
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income Taxes Paid

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

Financial Leverage

1.8 x

Traffic Overview of Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston Online and Social Media Presence

Cath Kidston News and Updates

China's European spending spree undeterred by UK's Brexit vote

Chinese deal activity in the UK has not been slowed by the Brexit vote and the appetite for European takeovers in general is likely to increase, according to a new report. So far this year, China and Hong Kong-based dealmakers have completed 170 acquisitions in Europe, according to a Deloitte ana…

City Moves for 1 November 2016 | Who’s switching jobs

Carter Jonas Carter Jonas has appointed Dudley Holme-Turner as partner and national head of valuations. Dudley will be based out of Carter Jonas’s head office in Chapel Place, London, and will work closely with the valuations team across the UK which is currently 26 people strong. Dudley joins fr…

Cath Kidston to expand in Asia after Hong Kong firm's takeover

Baring Private Equity Asia takes control in deal that is thought to value the fashion brand at more than £250mCath Kidston, the fashion brand famous for its floral patterns, is set for significant expansion in Asia after it was taken over by a Hong Kong-based investment firm.Baring Private Equity As…

It's all coming up roses as Asian private equity firm buys Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston, the brand which put such English country staples as cabbage roses and polka dots in kitchens across the UK, is about to take on a decidedly Asian flavour, after Baring Asia took a controlling stake. Reports suggested Baring has bought a stake owned by US private equity firm TA Assoc…

Cath Kidston customers go potty for new Winnie-the-Pooh range

Cath Kidston has launched its collaborative designs with Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh, with most products selling out within hours. The brand experienced its largest online full price sales to date and traffic on the website hit record highs at 3500 per cent more visitors than usual. Around one mu…
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