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The Group is engaged in the design, development and international distribution of toys and games. In 2003 the Character Group made a strategic decision to develop its own products to market along side those sourced from our third party distributor partners. Today over 75% of all products marketed by the group are developed in-house. A major benefit of this strategy was the opening of international markets for our product, which is now sold in over 30 countries worldwide. The Group now has offices in London, Manchester, Hong Kong and China, and employs over 230 people.
TypePublic
Founded1991
HQLees, GB
Websitecharacter-online.com

Locations

Character Group is headquartered in
Lees, United Kingdom

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Employees (est.) (Aug 2017)193
Revenue (FY, 2018)£106.2 M(-7%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)£6.5
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Character Group Office Locations

Character Group has offices in Lees and London
Lees, GB (HQ)
Lees Brook Mill Lees Rd
London, GB
1 Ropemaker St, Barbican
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Character Group Financials and Metrics

Character Group Revenue

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Character Group's revenue was reported to be £106.23 m in FY, 2018 which is a 7.9% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

106.2m

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

(7.9%)

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

36.3m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

34.2%

Net income (FY, 2018)

9.5m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

13.6m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

11.7m

Market capitalization (23-Jul-2021)

138.4m

Closing stock price (23-Jul-2021)

6.5

Cash (31-Aug-2018)

34.6m
Character Group's current market capitalization is £138.4 m.
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

121.0m115.3m106.2m

Revenue growth, %

22%(5%)(8%)

Cost of goods sold

82.7m77.8m69.9m

Gross profit

38.3m37.5m36.3m
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

2.0m3.7m5.8m9.5m1.3m1.6m3.3m3.9m4.2m3.7m7.4m15.7m17.8m11.4m16.4m10.9m5.9m9.2m17.7m25.8m28.6m28.8m34.6m

Accounts Receivable

3.5m11.0m4.3m1.7m4.4m5.4m7.8m15.6m9.5m17.1m9.3m19.2m16.9m11.6m13.8m13.5m12.9m15.2m21.0m12.1m22.0m23.1m22.4m

Inventories

5.5m6.7m11.6m16.7m11.5m7.8m5.0m8.1m12.2m9.8m10.7m10.8m9.8m7.0m9.3m11.6m7.4m6.2m8.9m9.0m10.3m9.0m10.9m

Current Assets

11.5m23.6m25.0m36.5m20.2m16.8m19.7m30.8m34.0m37.5m33.1m47.8m49.8m32.3m41.7m39.9m31.0m35.4m50.1m50.5m64.5m63.6m71.3m
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

2.5m3.1m5.2m6.4m(12.4m)(5.8m)1.3m5.5m3.7m(204.0k)3.1m8.1m5.1m(1.6m)6.2m6.8m5.8m159.0k5.9m10.2m10.8m11.0m9.5m

Cash From Operating Activities

2.5m6.3m12.2m9.5m4.2m6.5m3.1m3.8m3.3m2.9m6.0m15.7m7.6m6.2m12.8m10.0m4.3m5.6m8.3m17.3m8.2m12.8m10.7m

Dividends Paid

725.0k942.0k1.1m1.4m1.3m1.1m1.1m2.0m1.6m2.0m932.0k1.2m1.4m1.5m1.9m2.8m3.6m4.4m

Cash From Financing Activities

(53.0k)1.8m(376.0k)462.0k914.0k7.6m(131.0k)5.0k(180.0k)30.0k(2.9m)(4.7m)(4.6m)(2.2m)(11.2m)(6.1m)(3.8m)(1.6m)(5.2m)(6.1m)(2.6m)(6.2m)(4.5m)
GBPFY, 1996

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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Character Group Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

94/100

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Character Group Online and Social Media Presence

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Character Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Character Group founded?

    Character Group was founded in 1991.

  • How many employees does Character Group have?

    Character Group has 193 employees.

  • What is Character Group revenue?

    Latest Character Group annual revenue is £106.2 m.

  • What is Character Group revenue per employee?

    Latest Character Group revenue per employee is £550.4 k.

  • Who are Character Group competitors?

    Competitors of Character Group include OKIEDOG, Famosa and LEGO.

  • Where is Character Group headquarters?

    Character Group headquarters is located at Lees Brook Mill Lees Rd, Lees.

  • Where are Character Group offices?

    Character Group has offices in Lees and London.

  • How many offices does Character Group have?

    Character Group has 2 offices.