De La Rue is a leading commercial banknote printer, security paper maker and provider of security products and software solutions. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations globally, De La Rue is at the forefront of the battle against the counterfeiter. As the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, De La Rue provides customers with a fully integrated range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole. This includes a leading design capability, production of innovative security components, manufacture of security paper and polymer substrates and sophisticated printing of banknotes, all contributing to trust in the integrity of currencies. De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial passport manufacturer in an environment of increasing global concern over security at national boundaries and border control. De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps for governments who are seeking to combat illicit trade and collect excise duties. Other products include authentication labels, assuring purchasers of product validity, and government identity documents. In addition the Group manufactures high speed cash sorting and banknote inspection equipment. The company also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.
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Basingstoke, GB
Size (employees)
3,151 (est)
De La Rue was founded in 1813 and is headquartered in Basingstoke, GB
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De La Rue Office Locations

De La Rue has offices in Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin and in 12 other locations
Basingstoke, GB (HQ)
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De La Rue Financials and Metrics

De La Rue Financials

De La Rue's revenue was reported to be £461.70 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

461.7 m

Net income (FY, 2017)

49.5 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

98.4 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

70.2 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

712.4 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (25-Mar-2017)

15.4 m


833.3 m
De La Rue's current market capitalization is £712.4 m.
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


502.4 m561.1 m463.9 m528.3 m483.7 m513.3 m422.8 m454.5 m461.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

414.8 m459.4 m439.1 m490 m429.8 m441.5 m370.6 m387.7 m391.5 m


111.3 m124.9 m49.2 m64.9 m80.2 m114.3 m80.7 m91.1 m98.4 m
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


58.5 m41.6 m32.6 m24 m24.8 m57.9 m30.8 m40.5 m15.4 m

Accounts Receivable

66.2 m67.2 m70.6 m64.4 m78.1 m93.9 m90.6 m77.6 m89.5 m


65.3 m61 m67.5 m68.6 m73.4 m77.1 m71.2 m67.1 m67.8 m

Current Assets

230 m223.9 m212 m182.7 m192.6 m242.5 m217.4 m228.6 m208.2 m
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

67.6 m70.4 m67.4 m32.2 m38.2 m47.9 m32.9 m48.6 m49.5 m

Cash From Operating Activities

36.7 m95.1 m(15.5 m)85.5 m32.9 m62.7 m54.3 m54.2 m58.6 m

Dividends Paid

376.7 m41.1 m42.1 m42 m42.1 m42.2 m36.8 m25.3 m25.4 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(412.3 m)(77.5 m)(39.1 m)(51 m)6.6 m4.2 m(48 m)(25.8 m)(41.1 m)
GBPY, 2017


8.5 x


11.9 x


14.2 x


137.5 k


-0.9 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

-2.9 x
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De La Rue News and Updates

De La Rue won't appeal losing out on the new UK passport contract

De La Rue said this morning it will not appeal the decision to award the new UK passport contract to a different firm, after previously saying it had been "undercut by a French competitor".  Shares in the company dropped five per cent in morning trading, with the firm also saying that its full-ye…

France is set to make Britain's blue Brexit passports as De La Rue abandons its legal challenge

Passport maker De La Rue backs down from its legal challenge over new contract. The UK firm had threatened legal proceedings against the government following the decision to manufacture new passports outside the UK. A £490 million contract to make the UK's new blue passports has been awarded to Fr…

De La Rue will not appeal loss of UK 'Brexit' passport contract

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - De La Rue, the company that makes British passports, said on Wednesday it would not appeal against a decision to award the next contract to a foreign firm.

De La Rue to appeal new passport contract snub

British printing company De La Rue said today that it would appeal against a decision by the British government to award a contract for the UK’s new blue passports to Franco-Dutch company Gemalto. De La Rue currently holds the contract to make the UK’s passports which is set to expire in 2019. …

British firm De La Rue to challenge government over blue passport contract snub

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - British manufacturer De La Rue Plc said it will challenge a decision by Britain to award a contract to print the post-Brexit blue passports to a European company.
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