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.
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Oldbury, GB
Size (employees)
29 (est)
Chemist Direct was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Oldbury, GB
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Key People/Management at Chemist Direct

Mark Livingstone

Mark Livingstone

Mitesh Soma

Mitesh Soma

Gary Dannatt

Gary Dannatt

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
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Chemist Direct Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$10 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago


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

Chemist Direct's revenue was reported to be £11.18 m in FY, 2015 which is a 29.1% decrease from the previous period.

Net income (FY, 2017)

(378.3 k)

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

(297.6 k)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(297.6 k)

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

GBPY, 2012FY, 2013Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017


15.6 m26.3 m26.3 m15.8 m11.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

12.2 m21.3 m21.3 m12.3 m8.5 m

Gross profit

3.4 m5 m5 m3.5 m2.7 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017


1.9 m486.8 k647.6 k22

Accounts Receivable

79.2 k5.3 k137.8 k


1.7 m887.5 k519.4 k

Current Assets

4 m1.6 m1.6 m22
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017

Net Income

(4.7 m)(4.3 m)(4.2 m)(378.3 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

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

Cash From Financing Activities

5.7 m3.5 m2.5 m

Net Change in Cash

824 k(1.4 m)160.9 k
GBPY, 2017

Financial Leverage

1 x
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Chemist Direct Operating Metrics

Chemist Direct's Monthly Unique Visitors was reported to be 13.3 m in Y, 2013. Chemist Direct's Orders was reported to be 517 k in Y, 2013.
Y, 2012Y, 2013

Monthly Unique Visitors

10.80 m13.30 m


480 k517 k
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Chemist Direct Online and Social Media Presence

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