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Debenhams is a British multinational retailer operating under a department store format in the United Kingdom and Ireland with franchise stores in other countries. The Company sells a range of men's, women's, and children's clothing, cosmetics, household items and furniture, bicycles, luggage, garden products, flowers, and giftware.

TypePublic
Founded1778
HQLondon, GB
Websitedebenhams.com
Employee Ratings3.1

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)26,000(-3%)
Job Openings343
Revenue (FY, 2017)£2.3 B

Key People/Management at Debenhams

Sergio Bucher

Sergio Bucher

CEO
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

CFO
Stephen Ingham

Stephen Ingham

Independent Non-Executive Director
Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald

Independent Non-Executive Director
Terry Duddy

Terry Duddy

Senior Independent Director
Nicky Kinnaird

Nicky Kinnaird

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Debenhams Office Locations

Debenhams has offices in London, Greater London, Wrexham, Workington and in 112 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Regent's Place, 10 Brock Street
Derry, GB
Foyleside Shopping Centre Orchard St
Ellesmere Port, GB
Kinsey Rd
Glasgow City, GB
Barrhead Rd
Greater London, GB
Oxford St
Huntington, GB
Monks Cross Dr
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Debenhams Financials and Metrics

Debenhams Revenue

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Debenhams's revenue was reported to be £2.34 b in FY, 2017 which is a 0.3% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2018)

1.3b

Gross profit (H1, 2018)

130.6m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2018), %

9.9%

Net income (H1, 2018)

10.8m

EBIT (H1, 2018)

17.8m

Cash (3-Mar-2018)

39.1m

EV

785.1m
Annual
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

2.0b2.2b1.7b1.4b1.4b1.6b1.7b1.8b1.4b1.6b1.7b1.7b1.8b1.9b2.0b2.0b2.0b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.3b2.3b

Revenue growth, %

7%(23%)(18%)1%15%5%7%(21%)9%8%1%3%6%6%4%0%3%0%1%12%0%

Cost of goods sold

1.8b1.8b1.4b1.2b1.2b1.4b1.4b1.6b1.2b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.5b1.6b1.7b1.7b1.7b1.8b1.8b1.8b2.0b2.1b

Gross profit

271.4m363.9m249.7m196.8m198.9m230.9m240.4m244.6m186.4m285.7m313.0m287.3m258.9m265.4m301.8m301.8m282.2m291.2m261.3m274.7m293.4m264.8m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Revenue

1.3b1.3b1.4b1.3b

Cost of goods sold

1.1b1.1b1.2b1.2b

Gross profit

188.3m192.4m192.6m130.6m

Gross profit Margin, %

14%14%14%10%
Annual
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

52.9m56.2m8.6m9.8m8.9m12.9m15.8m15.7m14.9m16.1m21.6m71.8m25.8m181.1m53.5m22.0m40.2m33.2m55.0m28.9m56.3m40.0m

Accounts Receivable

21.8m28.3m13.5m12.8m12.0m16.9m20.1m18.8m10.3m10.5m21.1m25.8m13.2m21.4m17.6m19.9m18.6m17.4m22.5m22.4m24.7m25.2m

Inventories

260.2m277.1m173.0m177.2m195.3m211.1m203.5m202.7m167.6m197.5m207.9m228.1m222.1m253.9m269.7m290.9m300.2m317.9m304.1m293.6m326.3m317.8m

Current Assets

387.0m399.5m209.4m221.8m248.3m275.4m277.5m285.6m740.4m1.1b1.3b1.2b1.2b1.2b1.0b1.3b1.4b1.5b1.6b1.8b502.8m445.5m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Cash

37.3m35.8m40.0m39.1m

Inventories

335.4m329.1m318.0m318.3m

Current Assets

458.5m474.1m477.2m444.4m

PP&E

673.2m667.9m646.6m637.4m
Annual
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

68.4m9.0m246.7m89.6m85.4m96.2m106.4m103.6m183.7m149.6m232.7m165.0m163.7m158.8m168.7m165.8m141.2m190.4m107.4m116.4m126.2m87.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

104.2m108.6m109.5m

Inventories

14.3m5.0m8.8m

Accounts Payable

(5.4m)(7.3m)(800.0k)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Net Income

88.9m93.8m87.8m13.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

51.6m53.3m55.0m58.1m

Inventories

9.3m2.5m8.4m(500.0k)

Accounts Payable

(900.0k)10.1m18.1m42.4m
GBPY, 2018

EV/EBIT

44.1 x

EV/CFO

6.3 x

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Debenhams Operating Metrics

H1, 2015FY, 2015H1, 2016FY, 2016H1, 2017FY, 2017H1, 2018

Department Stores

246 248 253 250 247 246 241

Suppliers

1.25 k500 1 k

Apparel Factories

941 896 939

Countries

60 60 60
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Debenhams Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
MagasinNovember 13, 2009£12.30 m
A/S Th. Wessel & Vett, Magasin du Nord
D2T America, Inc.
Debenhams Finance Holdings Limited
Debenhams Group Holdings Limited
Debenhams Ireland
Debenhams Retail plc
Magasin du Nord

Debenhams Revenue Breakdown

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Debenhams revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 18.9% from International and 81.1% from UK

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Debenhams Online and Social Media Presence

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Debenhams News and Updates

Mike Ashley Spars With Hedge Funds in Battle Over Debenhams Control

Mike Ashley Spars With Hedge Funds in Battle Over Debenhams Control

Sports Direct offers Debenhams loan in return for more equity

Sports Direct said on Wednesday it offered Debenhams an interest-free loan in return for a further 5 percent stake, just as the department store chain was on the brink of securing funds to fend off a bid from Sports Direct's founder, Mike Ashley, to take charge of the company.

Mike Ashley Steps Up Bid to Become CEO of Debenhams With Loan Offer

Mike Ashley Steps Up Bid to Become CEO of Debenhams With Loan Offer

Sports Direct proposes alternative loan deal to Debenhams

Sports Direct said on Wednesday it has made an alternative loan proposal to Debenhams, just as the department store chain was on the brink of securing funds to fend off Mike Ashley's bid to take charge of the company.

Debenhams rejects Sports Direct complaints about its disclosure

British department store Debenhams on Wednesday rejected what it said were "unfounded and self-serving complaints" from shareholder Sports Direct about its communications to the market before it warned on profit earlier this month.

Debenhams Lenders Rebuffed Mike Ashley’s Bid for Power

Debenhams Lenders Rebuffed Mike Ashley’s Bid for Power
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Debenhams Blogs

The March fashion haul

March into spring with our favourite new arrivals. Spring is well underway and with Fashion Week already behind us, it’s time to start looking forward to the seasons ahead. From our newest March fashion, we’ve picked the key pieces which you can wear now for spring, love all summer and then layer up…

Now serving: Harry Ramsdens fish and chips

Fish and chips arent just for Frydays now that Harry Ramsdens have launched at debenhams. We are lucky enough to have them in six of our UK stores offering their famous fish and chips and mushy peas and their declicious scampi and chips, Cod it get any better?     We are incredibly proud to announce…

Hello, new: Jumpsuit sign-up

As seen in press, this boilersuit from Red Herring is an effortless, ultra-wearable take on this season’s utility trend. Don’t miss out, be the first to know when it drops online. Sign-up below to recieve updates. Yes, I would like to receive Debenhams email newsletters informing me of promotions, o…

The Dubai getaway guide

The year is marching on, (get it?), and it’s about time you had a well-deserved break. We think you deserve a little luxury this month, and nowhere does escapist-luxe better than the jewel of the Middle East, Dubai. To start shopping for your Dubai getaway right away, click here to visit our Holiday…

Foodie February with Franco Manca

We all find ourselves reaching for carb heavy, soul food when it’s cold outside or we’ve had a bad day. Nothing heals a broken heart like your mum’s homemade pie and mash or the biggest bowl of spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread. But what we all really need when it’s cold and rainy outside and we …

The Oscars Best Dressed

Hollywood’s finest descended upon the Dolby theatre yesterday evening for one of the biggest events in the showbiz calendar. The red carpet was adorned with an array of designer gowns. What were the biggest trends of the evening? Pink, pink and more pink! The stars turned the Oscars carpet pink! Fro…
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Debenhams Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Debenhams founded?

    Debenhams was founded in 1778.

  • Who are Debenhams key executives?

    Debenhams's key executives are Sergio Bucher, Matt Smith and Stephen Ingham.

  • How many employees does Debenhams have?

    Debenhams has 26,000 employees.

  • What is Debenhams revenue?

    Latest Debenhams annual revenue is £2.3 b.

  • What is Debenhams revenue per employee?

    Latest Debenhams revenue per employee is £89.8 k.

  • Who are Debenhams competitors?

    Competitors of Debenhams include John Lewis Partnership, Arcadia Group and Marks & Spencer.

  • Where is Debenhams headquarters?

    Debenhams headquarters is located at Regent's Place, 10 Brock Street, London.

  • Where are Debenhams offices?

    Debenhams has offices in London, Greater London, Wrexham, Workington and in 112 other locations.

  • How many offices does Debenhams have?

    Debenhams has 117 offices.