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
HQLondon, GB
Founded1778
Size (employees)27,000 (est)
Websitedebenhams.com
Debenhams was founded in 1778 and is headquartered in London, GB
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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, Slough, Southampton, South Shields 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

1.1bwdxefcqufszuzezftuxetqsqxt1.1b1.2b1.2b

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

UK's Debenhams can grow again, says boss

The boss of Britain's Debenhams came out fighting on Monday, saying the department store chain's troubles had been exaggerated and insisting the business has a future.

Debenhams Investors Debate Options as Concern Grows for Retailer

Debenhams Investors Debate Options as Concern Grows for Retailer

Sports Direct rules out Debenhams bid after shares rise on director comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Sports Direct officially ruled out a takeover bid for Debenhams on Wednesday after an outgoing director of the sportswear firm said the board had discussed combining the department store group with House of Fraser.

Troubled Marks & Spencer, Debenhams Try to Attract the Cool Kids

Troubled Marks & Spencer, Debenhams Try to Attract the Cool Kids

Next Warns That Summer Heat's Benefit May Be Short-Lived

Next Warns That Summer Heat's Benefit May Be Short-Lived

Debenhams and Blow deny rift in relations

Debenhams will continue to expand its concession partnership with Blow, despite the bespoke beauticians putting themselves up for sale. In a joint statement, both companies commit to working together to expand the current number of in-store concessions from three to five by the autumn. A spoke…
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Debenhams Blogs

30 winter sale picks under £30

Love the sale but hate the scroll? Here are 30 of our winter sale favourites, handpicked just for you. .  Noisy may – Mustard chunky knit high neck drop shoulder jumper Now £20.00   Dorothy Perkins – Indigo Billie high waisted straight leg jeans Now £22.40   Dorothy Perkins – Nude microfibre Layla l…

Battle of the bags: Our favourite new handbags

No outfit is complete without the perfect handbag to hold all your essentials. Of course, you can’t ever have too many, but we’ve identified ten key bag-types which we think are wardrobe staples. With two new handbags to fit each bill, the power is in your hands, which is your favourite? The party p…

Steal her style: The nutmeg edit

Add a dash of this season’s spiciest colour to your signature style with these four celebrity takes on the nutmeg trend. From wide-leg trousers to midi and mini dresses, nutmeg is an autumnal tone that goes with everything. Don’t let your wardrobe go unseasoned, sprinkle a little spice through your …

10 great ways to get your bake on

If the Great British Bake Off has got you itching to get in the kitchen, here are ten slices of bakespiration to get you started. Is there anything more satisfying than a good slice of cake? That was rhetorical, of course there isn’t. If you’re stuck for what to bake, we’ve done the insta-scrolling …

London Fashion Week: The trend lowdown

Twice a year we get a sneak preview of the fashion trends of the future as the must-watch shows point us in the right direction for the must-buys of the season ahead. The spring/summer 19 shows were no exception. But you don’t have to wait until the new year to start rocking the newest trends. Read …

London fashion week: Fresh from the FROW

This weekend saw some incredible new fashion debut at London Fashion Week. We all know that the looks on the catwalk are what we’ll be wearing soon. But it’s the outfits of the lucky few sat in the front row we should be wearing right now. Here are our favourite FROW fashion looks, and – of course –…
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Debenhams Company Life and Culture

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