We are the UK's leading provider of integrated property services, employing around 11,300 people nationwide. Our UK network of local estate agency and lettings brands provide our corporate clients and home movers with a comprehensive range of property related solutions that meet their needs, delivered with valuable local expertise.
Countrywide plc’s network of expertise helps more people move than any other business in the UK and is a leading provider of estate agency, lettings, mortgage services, land and new homes, auctions, surveying, conveyancing, corporate property management services and commercial property. Countrywide plc’s award-winning service has earned the business over 180 high-profile industry awards in the last six years, with customers voting Countrywide Best Estate and Lettings Agency at the 2014 ESTAS awards. Our Land & New Homes team was named the UK's Best New Homes Agent for two consecutive years at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2012 and 2013 and Countrywide Surveying Services won the award for Best Anti-Fraud Measure at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2013.

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Type
Public
HQ
Caldecotte, GB
Founded
1986
Size (employees)
10,909 (est)+4%
Countrywide was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Caldecotte, GB
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Countrywide Office Locations

Countrywide has offices in Norfolk, Croydon, Essex, Sutton and in 125 other locations
Caldecotte, GB (HQ)
Countrywide House 88-103 Caldecotte Lake Dr
Chelmsford, GB
County House 100 New London Rd
Epsom, GB
130 High St
Manchester, GB
Great Bridgewater St
Southend-on-Sea, GB
33 Victoria Ave
Southend-on-Sea, GB
Thamesgate House 33-41 Victoria Ave
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Countrywide Financials and Metrics

Countrywide Financials

Countrywide's revenue was reported to be £425.64 m in FY, 2016 which is a 20.3% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2016)

425.6 m

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

20.3%

Net income (FY, 2016)

3.9 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

22.4 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

7.3 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

285 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

1.2

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

9.8 m
Countrywide's current market capitalization is £285 m.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

383.9 m252.3 m302.6 m298.7 m286.7 m300.1 m332.4 m368.7 m353.7 m425.6 m

Revenue growth, %

11%(4%)20%

Operating expense total

348.9 m285.4 m271.5 m273.5 m268.8 m275.7 m289.8 m309.9 m311.2 m418.4 m

EBITDA

40.9 m37 m31 m23.3 m29.8 m49.2 m52.8 m22.4 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

8.2 m3 m3.9 m4.2 m3.6 m5.3 m7 m3.1 m7 m9.8 m

Accounts Receivable

30.3 m20.4 m28.9 m24.3 m25.2 m23.7 m25.3 m21.9 m23.1 m36.1 m

Current Assets

191.7 m164.6 m192.1 m175.9 m172.8 m181.6 m146.6 m126.1 m108.3 m72.6 m

PP&E

21.1 m22.7 m15.5 m13.7 m12.4 m14.5 m17.6 m23.2 m27.6 m30 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

21.8 m(30 m)16.9 m18.1 m12.8 m17.5 m31.7 m46 m32.9 m3.9 m

Dividends Paid

35 m60 m30 m20 m

Income Taxes Paid

(10.4 m)(12.9 m)(9 m)(1.3 m)
GBPY, 2016

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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Countrywide News and Updates

Why are mortgage approvals so low?

Mortgage approvals for house purchases were disappointingly low in December. At just 61,040 they were 11 per cent lower than the same month last year and the lowest they have been in a single month since January 2015. Altogether the number of house purchase approvals in 2017 was only two per cent…

Female property role models must become more visible & barriers to leadership broken

This year, on International Women's Day (8 March) we're asking property firms to make their female role models more visible, and break down any barriers that prevent them from progressing in to leadership positions.

Kate Charrington: Inspiring through vlogging

Meet Kate Charrington, a residential surveyor with Countrywide, recently elected RICS Matrics Chair in Surrey, and a prolific vlogger on LinkedIn helping to inspire more people to come into surveying from wider and diverse backgrounds. Read Kate’s story.

Kate Charrington: Inspiring through vlogging

Meet Kate Charrington, a residential surveyor with Countrywide, recently elected RICS Matrics Chair in Surrey, and a prolific vlogger on LinkedIn helping to inspire more people to come into surveying from wider and diverse backgrounds. Read Kate’s story.

Kate Charrington: Inspiring through vlogging

Meet Kate Charrington, a residential surveyor with Countrywide, recently elected RICS Matrics Chair in Surrey, and a prolific vlogger on LinkedIn helping to inspire more people to come into surveying from wider and diverse backgrounds. Read Kate’s story.

Would you use an online mortgage broker?

For most of us, buying a house is the biggest financial commitment we will ever make. And even once we’ve moved in, mortgage repayments remain the most significant household outgoing. Yet astonishingly, thousands of people never think to shop around for a better rate once they’ve secured a mortga…
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