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Debenhams is a multinational retailer operating under a department store format 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 Ratings3.5

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)26,000(-3%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£2 B(-14%)
Share Price (Oct 2017)£0.4(-5%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

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 an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
Oxford St
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Debenhams Financials and Metrics

Debenhams Revenue

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Debenhams's revenue was reported to be £2.01 b in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

2.0b

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

(62.2m)

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

(3.1%)

Net income (FY, 2018)

(194.8m)

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

536.9m

Closing stock price (31-Oct-2017)

0.4

Cash (1-Sept-2018)

35.7m

EV

1.7b
Debenhams's current market capitalization is £536.9 m.
Annual
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

2.0b2.1b2.3b2.3b2.0b

Revenue growth, %

4%1%12%0%

Cost of goods sold

1.7b1.8b2.0b2.1b2.1b

Gross profit

301.8m274.7m293.4m264.8m(62.2m)
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, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

52.9m56.2m8.6m9.8m8.9m12.9m15.8m15.7m14.9m16.1m21.6m71.8m25.8m181.1m53.5m22.0m40.2m33.2m55.0m28.9m56.3m40.0m35.7m

Accounts Receivable

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

Inventories

260.2m277.1m173.0m177.2m195.3m211.1m203.5m202.7m167.6m197.5m207.9m228.1m222.1m253.9m269.7m290.9m300.2m317.9m304.1m293.6m326.3m317.8m351.7m

Current Assets

387.0m399.5m209.4m221.8m248.3m275.4m277.5m285.6m740.4m1.1b1.3b1.2b1.2b1.2b1.0b1.3b1.4b1.5b1.6b1.8b502.8m445.5m2.2b
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
GBPFY, 1996

Financial Leverage

5.8 x
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Debenhams Operating Metrics

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

Department Stores

246248253250247246241

Suppliers

1.25 k5001 k

Apparel Factories

941896939

Countries

606060
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Debenhams Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
MagasinNovember 13, 2009£12.3 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: 81.1% from UK and 18.9% from International

Debenhams Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

77/100

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Debenhams Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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Debenhams Online and Social Media Presence

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Debenhams News and Updates

Boohoo to bolster Debenhams stores and e-commerce sites in the Middle East

Boohoo, which bought Debenhams for £55m, has partnered with the Alshaya group to bolster the ex-high street staple’s presence in The post Boohoo to bolster Debenhams stores and e-commerce sites in the Middle East appeared first on CityAM.

Debenhams could return to the high street to land beauty deals for Boohoo

Boohoo is reportedly in talks about opening a Debenhams store to land deals with beauty and cosmetic brands that want The post Debenhams could return to the high street to land beauty deals for Boohoo appeared first on CityAM.

boohoo revenues jump by a third after launch of digital Debenhams store

An online fashion retailer has announced that its revenues have increased by more than 30 per cent across the last three months. Boohoo, which owns several brands including PrettyLittleThing and Karen Millen, reported a 32 per cent revenue growth for the last quarter. The group said that its revenue…

Debenhams Closes U.K. Outlet Doors for Last Time, BBC Reports

Debenhams Closes U.K. Outlet Doors for Last Time, BBC Reports

Global Vegan Cosmetics Market- Coty Inc., Debenhams Plc, e.l.f. Beauty Inc., Among Others to Contribute to the Market Growth

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Debenhams to reopen stores for final sale ahead of move to online

Debenhams is set to reopen its stores next week to complete its final closing down sale, as the store moves The post Debenhams to reopen stores for final sale ahead of move to online appeared first on CityAM.
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Debenhams Blogs

ONLY & SONS T&C’s

PRIZE DRAW TERMS AND CONDITIONS   “ONLY AND SONS AW19 prize draw”   The Prize Draw will run on Monday 14th October and requires entrants to follow both Debenhams Mens and ONLY AND SONS Instagram page, comment on the specified Instagram telling us why they should win for the chance to win one years w…

Urban Decay X Lauren Nicole

We spent the day with model and influencer Lauren Nicole (@laurennicolefk) in some of her favourite Debenhams pieces, getting the low-down on her style and beauty tips. Pairing her spring summer-ready looks with some of her most-loved Urban Decay products, read on to steal Lauren’s style AND the mak…

The Antigua holiday guide

Every month we’re bringing you a brand new destination guide in collaboration with our travel partner Virgin Holidays. This month we’re escaping to the Caribbean, come away with us as we explore the best things to do and pack on an Antigua holiday. The month: Okay, so maybe April in the British Isle…

How to cook: The perfect roast

Easter is the perfect time to get everyone together for a big lunch with all the trimmings. Gather your family and head for the table with this crowd-pleasing menu that will have everyone wanting seconds.  The smell of succulent roast beef with crispy roast potatoes, sweet carrots and latherings of …

The eggcelent Easter gift guide

Give the Easter Bunny a run for his money with our favourite Easter gift ideas for kids. Looking to avoid the chocolate-fuelled sugar rush this Easter? Or maybe you just want to give your little ducklings something that will last longer than Easter Monday… Either way, we went on an Easter gift hunt …

The April fashion haul

If April showers set the tone for the whole month then this April fashion haul is going to get you set for the entire summer. April’s here, the evenings are getting longer and it’s time to start building your summer lookbook. Start layering now with florals, midi skirts and coloured denim and come s…
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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 b.

  • What is Debenhams revenue per employee?

    Latest Debenhams revenue per employee is £77.2 k.

  • Who are Debenhams competitors?

    Competitors of Debenhams include John Lewis, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer.

  • Where is Debenhams headquarters?

    Debenhams headquarters is located at Oxford St, London.

  • Where are Debenhams offices?

    Debenhams has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Debenhams have?

    Debenhams has 1 office.