Character Group

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.
Company Growth (employees)
Lees, GB
Size (employees)
193 (est)
Character Group was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Lees, GB

Character Group Office Locations

Character Group has offices in Lees and New Malden
Lees, GB (HQ)
Lees Brook Mill Lees Rd
New Malden, GB
88 Coombe Rd
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Character Group Financials and Metrics

Character Group Financials

Character Group's revenue was reported to be £121 m in FY, 2016 which is a 22% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

121 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

38.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

10.8 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

15.7 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

13.3 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

88.8 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Aug-2016)

28.6 m
Character Group's current market capitalization is £88.8 m.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


94.5 m82.3 m68.6 m85.2 m94.9 m74.9 m67.2 m97.9 m99.1 m121 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

57.1 m52.8 m48.6 m55.2 m62.4 m50.5 m49.3 m68.8 m62.4 m82.7 m

Gross profit

37.5 m29.5 m20 m30 m32.6 m24.5 m17.9 m29.1 m36.7 m38.3 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

8.1 m5.1 m(1.6 m)6.2 m6.8 m5.8 m159 k5.9 m10.2 m10.8 m

Cash From Operating Activities

15.7 m7.6 m6.2 m12.8 m10 m4.3 m5.6 m8.3 m17.3 m8.2 m

Dividends Paid

1.6 m2 m932 k1.2 m1.4 m1.5 m1.9 m2.8 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(4.7 m)(4.6 m)(2.2 m)(11.2 m)(6.1 m)(3.8 m)(1.6 m)(5.2 m)(6.1 m)(2.6 m)
    Y, 2016

    Financial Leverage

    3.1 x
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