Chemist Direct

Chemist Direct is Europe’s leading online chemist, providing over 20,000 health and beauty products and prescription medicines online at the lowest guaranteed price - with the highest pharmaceutical standards. The award-winning business was launched in November 2007 by British entrepreneur Mitesh Soma. Chemist Direct also offers a variety of key services for the public, including an Online Doctor service, providing quick, convenient and secure consultation over the web from GMC (General Medical Council) qualified doctors, and a team of in-house pharmacists, on hand to offer the best advice on ailments and illnesses via email. Chemist Direct also offers vitamins and health supplements, family planning and sexual wellbeing products, perfumes and beauty products, toiletries, electrical items and baby care products. Our dedicated pets section has a huge range of approved medicines which can be purchased using a prescription from your vet. Our great contacts mean we can source the best quality treatments at vastly reduced prices.
Company Growth (employees)
Oldbury, GB
Size (employees)
33 (est)+10%
Chemist Direct was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Oldbury, GB

Key People at Chemist Direct

Mark Livingstone

Mark Livingstone

Mitesh Soma

Mitesh Soma

Gary Dannatt

Gary Dannatt

Chief Operating Officer
Chris Cantrill

Chris Cantrill

Head Of Content
John Wyatt

John Wyatt

Head Of Commercial
James Dunford

James Dunford

Head of Acquisitions

Chemist Direct Office Locations

Chemist Direct has an office in Oldbury
Oldbury, GB (HQ)
Unit 8, Demuth Way

Chemist Direct Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$10 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

about 4 years


Chemist Direct's latest funding round in July 2013 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Chemist Direct has raised $10 m

Chemist Direct Financial Metrics

Chemist Direct's revenue was reported to be £11.2 m in FY, 2015 which is a 29% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

11.2 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

2.7 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

(4.2 m)

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

647.6 k
GBPY, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


15.6 m26.3 m15.8 m11.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

12.2 m21.3 m12.3 m8.5 m

Gross profit

3.4 m5 m3.5 m2.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

1 m2.1 m

Operating expense total

4.6 m9.4 m7.6 m6.3 m


(1.3 m)(4.4 m)

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

(4.7 m)(4.3 m)(4.2 m)

Net Income

(4.7 m)(4.3 m)(4.2 m)
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


1.9 m486.8 k647.6 k

Accounts Receivable

79.2 k5.3 k137.8 k

Current Assets

4 m1.6 m1.6 m


1.5 m1.4 m73 k


102 k

Total Assets

5.6 m3 m1.7 m

Accounts Payable

3.7 m1.9 m1.6 m

Current Liabilities

4.8 m2.5 m2.7 m

Total Liabilities

6.1 m7.8 m9.1 m

Retained Earnings

(4.7 m)(4.3 m)(4.2 m)

Total Equity

(507.3 k)(4.8 m)(7.4 m)

Financial Leverage

-11.1 x-0.6 x-0.2 x
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

(4 m)(4.6 m)(2.2 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

5.7 m3.5 m2.5 m
GBPY, 2015


333.7 k

Financial Leverage

-0.2 x

Chemist Direct Operating Metrics

Chemist Direct's Orders was reported to be 517 k in 2013, which is a 8% increase from the previous period. Chemist Direct's Monthly Unique Visitors was reported to be 13.3 m in 2013, which is a 23% increase from the previous period
Y, 2012Y, 2013

Monthly Unique Visitors

10.8 m13.3 m


480 k517 k

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