Future plc

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Future plc is an international publishing and media group, and a leading digital business. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 200 print publications, websites and events. Our focus is in the core areas of consumer technology, games, entertainment, music and photography. Over 57 million users globally visit our web properties each month, 16 million people follow us across the main social media networks and we have quarter of a million digital subscribers worldwide.
Behind our titles is a team of world-class journalists, designers, developers and editors whose passion is to connect, inspire and entertain our global audience. Sitting alongside are a team of business specialists who support every aspect of Future’s operation. Collectively we love to innovate and improve what we do, ultimately to bring the best content to our readers as well as great commercial opportunities for our advertising partners. Future people are passionate about their business area, and live and breathe what they do. Working alongside others with a similar mindset creates a dynamic and enjoyable place to come to work each day. After all, it’s not every business where you can combine your passions and interests with the job you do.
Future attracts enthusiastic, energetic and entrepreneurial people across all disciplines. We are looking for the best talent to join our team so why not have a look at our current updates and see what opportunities are available? We’d love to hear from you.

TypePublic
Founded1984
HQBath, GB
Websitefutureplc.com
Employee Ratings3
Overall CultureA

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)2,527
Job Openings185
Revenue (FY, 2021)£606.8 M(+79%)
Share Price (May 2022)£19.6(+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at Future plc

Zillah Byng-Thorne

Zillah Byng-Thorne

Chief Executive Officer
Meredith Amdur

Meredith Amdur

Non-Executive Director
Penny Ladkin-Brand

Penny Ladkin-Brand

Chief Financial Officer
Claire MacLellan

Claire MacLellan

Chief Growth Officer
Hugo Drayton

Hugo Drayton

Senior Independent Director and Chair of Responsibility Committee, Non-Executive Director
Hazel Boyle

Hazel Boyle

Chief People Officer
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Future plc Office Locations

Future plc has offices in Bath, Bournemouth, Bromsgrove, Farnborough and in 7 other locations
Bath, GB (HQ)
Quay House, The Ambury
Bournemouth, GB
Richmond House, Richmond Hill
Bromsgrove, GB
Unit 1-2, Sugarbrook Court, Aston Rd
Farnborough, GB
Pinehurst Rd
London, GB
1-10 Praed Mews, Paddington
London, GB
4th floor, 4-8 Emerson St
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Future plc Financials and Metrics

Future plc Revenue

Future plc's revenue was reported to be £606.8 m in FY, 2021
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2021)

606.8m

Gross profit (FY, 2021)

324.0m

Net income (FY, 2021)

66.1m

EBITDA (FY, 2021)

189.5m

EBIT (FY, 2021)

115.3m

Market capitalization (27-May-2022)

2.3b

Closing stock price (27-May-2022)

19.6

Cash (30-Sept-2021)

324.3m

EV

2.6b
Future plc's current market capitalization is £2.3 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Revenue

130.1m221.5m339.6m606.8m

Cost of goods sold

(74.8m)(115.0m)(163.0m)(282.8m)

Gross profit

55.3m106.5m176.6m324.0m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Revenue

108.7m144.3m272.6m

Cost of goods sold

(60.4m)(69.3m)(119.5m)

Gross profit

48.3m75.0m153.1m
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Cash

6.4m6.6m19.3m324.3m

Accounts Receivable

29.4m35.4m52.9m71.9m

Prepaid Expenses

5.9m7.0m15.4m24.5m

Inventories

700.0k1.0m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Cash

5.7m181.8m22.9m

Accounts Receivable

35.4m47.7m105.6m

Prepaid Expenses

100.0k500.0k

Inventories

900.0k
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Net Income

2.9m8.1m44.3m66.1m

Depreciation and Amortization

7.9m15.4m32.0m67.2m

Inventories

700.0k500.0k(200.0k)

Accounts Payable

5.2m5.4m500.0k(4.2m)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Net Income

7.5m21.0m42.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

6.2m12.5m23.6m

Inventories

(200.0k)

Accounts Payable

4.3m(1.4m)2.1m
GBPFY, 2018

EV/EBITDA

10.7 x

EV/EBIT

26.5 x

EV/CFO

14.3 x
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Future plc Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Mobile NationsFebruary 28, 2019$120 m

Future plc Revenue Breakdown

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Future plc revenue breakdown by business segment: 69.7% from MEDIA and 30.3% from MAGAZINE

Future plc Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

95/100

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Future plc Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Future plc Online and Social Media Presence

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Future plc Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    81/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    73/100

  • Compensation

    A

    82/100

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Future plc News and Updates

75% of U.S. Travelers Are Now Planning Their Next Vacation, According to Future Plc

New Data Shows Accelerating Travel Demand on Numerous Fronts New Data Shows Accelerating Travel Demand on Numerous Fronts

Future plc Acquires Leading Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands From Dennis Publishing

Twelve Notable Properties Including Kiplinger’s, The Week, Coach, and IT Pro Join Future’s Growing Portfolio Twelve Notable Properties Including Kiplinger’s, The Week, Coach, and IT Pro Join Future’s Growing Portfolio

Invesco Ltd.: Form 8.3 - Future Plc

FORM 8.3

Future plc Ratifies First Union Contract with Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2020)–– Future plc, the multi-platform media company, has ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The three-year contract will provide a third of the company’s lowest-paid employees with a pay increase averaging $1…

Correction: Form 8.3 - Future Plc

FORM 8.3
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Future plc Blogs

Marie Claire UK & US in first ever global brand collaboration

Two leading global women’s brands owned by Future plc, the global platform for specialist media,... The post Marie Claire UK & US in first ever global brand collaboration appeared first on Future.

Future plc data reveals 75% of US travelers are already planning their next vacation

Research from Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, reveals that US travelers want... The post Future plc data reveals 75% of US travelers are already planning their next vacation appeared first on Future.

Future plc partners with Teads

Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has partnered with Teads to deliver video... The post Future plc partners with Teads appeared first on Future.

Barcroft Studios rebrands as Future Studios

Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced that Barcroft Studios, the leading... The post Barcroft Studios rebrands as Future Studios appeared first on Future.

Future appoints Elizabeth Deeming as SVP of Group

Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Deeming... The post Future appoints Elizabeth Deeming as SVP of Group appeared first on Future.

Future completes on acquisition of flagship Dennis brands as part of expansion in wealth content vertical and in North America

Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has completed on its acquisition of  Dennis... The post Future completes on acquisition of flagship Dennis brands as part of expansion in wealth content vertical and in North America appeared first on Future.
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Future plc Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Future plc founded?

    Future plc was founded in 1984.

  • Who are Future plc key executives?

    Future plc's key executives are Zillah Byng-Thorne, Meredith Amdur and Penny Ladkin-Brand.

  • How many employees does Future plc have?

    Future plc has 2,527 employees.

  • What is Future plc revenue?

    Latest Future plc annual revenue is £606.8 m.

  • What is Future plc revenue per employee?

    Latest Future plc revenue per employee is £240.1 k.

  • Who are Future plc competitors?

    Competitors of Future plc include DisplayNote Technologies, FishBrain and Space Ape.

  • Where is Future plc headquarters?

    Future plc headquarters is located at Quay House, The Ambury, Bath.

  • Where are Future plc offices?

    Future plc has offices in Bath, Bournemouth, Bromsgrove, Farnborough and in 7 other locations.

  • How many offices does Future plc have?

    Future plc has 14 offices.