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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 Ratings3.3
Overall CultureA+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (May 2021)2,037
Job Openings103
Revenue (FY, 2018)£124.6 M(+48%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)£29.5

Key People/Management at Future plc

Zillah Byng-Thorne

Zillah Byng-Thorne

Chief Executive Officer
Rachel Addison

Rachel Addison

Chief Financial Officer
Meredith Amdur

Meredith Amdur

Non Executive Director
Hugo Drayton

Hugo Drayton

Senior Independent Director
Rob Hattrell

Rob Hattrell

Non Executive Director
Alan Newman

Alan Newman

Non Executive Director
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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 £124.6 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

124.6m

Net income (FY, 2018)

2.9m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

(1.4m)

EBIT (FY, 2018)

5.3m

Market capitalization (11-Jun-2021)

3.6b

Closing stock price (11-Jun-2021)

29.5

Cash (30-Sept-2018)

6.4m
Future plc's current market capitalization is £3.6 b.
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

174.0m254.0m174.1m165.3m182.7m133.0m212.3m224.9m165.7m162.9m153.1m151.5m141.7m123.5m82.6m66.0m59.8m59.0m84.4m124.6m

Revenue growth, %

(20%)(9%)(1%)

Cost of goods sold

114.8m196.8m128.4m103.2m116.0m89.2m144.7m160.0m112.7m108.2m104.0m104.6m99.9m

Gross profit

59.2m57.1m45.7m62.1m66.7m43.8m67.6m64.9m53.0m54.7m49.1m46.9m41.8m
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

18.9m10.8m13.0m18.6m11.3m12.0m10.7m20.0m14.2m8.4m14.6m13.3m12.5m8.5m4.6m7.5m2.5m2.9m10.1m6.4m

Accounts Receivable

43.0m50.6m24.4m24.5m34.1m31.0m37.9m31.2m21.9m24.3m19.5m19.0m17.5m20.3m14.9m12.8m10.7m8.6m9.7m29.4m

Inventories

5.9m8.8m3.5m3.6m3.5m5.0m6.2m4.9m3.1m3.9m3.3m3.4m3.5m1.9m1.9m600.0k500.0k400.0k700.0k

Current Assets

74.6m80.2m59.2m55.5m66.0m59.0m67.1m64.3m47.9m41.9m41.2m40.8m38.6m30.7m28.1m22.9m19.4m15.8m24.5m44.1m
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(6.7m)(60.8m)(123.3m)6.2m2.7m(700.0k)(11.0m)(47.2m)7.4m6.8m2.8m5.5m(19.3m)200.0k(2.3m)(34.9m)(2.0m)(14.4m)1.6m2.9m

Cash From Operating Activities

16.4m1.6m6.5m27.0m22.6m7.4m9.8m20.6m12.2m11.4m(4.9m)11.8m3.9m(300.0k)1.3m(2.8m)(2.5m)2.0m10.0m9.8m

Dividends Paid

4.0m4.9m5.8m5.9m3.2m3.5m3.3m1.6m333.5m

Cash From Financing Activities

46.8m34.2m(26.2m)(19.0m)5.9m(100.0k)45.7m(3.6m)(16.9m)(13.1m)(10.3m)(11.5m)(1.1m)(3.3m)(11.4m)(13.0m)2.0m1.9m31.5m106.3m
GBPFY, 1999

Financial Leverage

1.4 x
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Future plc Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Mobile NationsFebruary 28, 2019$120 m

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

    A+

    83/100

  • Compensation

    A-

    80/100

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Future plc News and Updates

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

Future plc Launches Call For Nominations Recognizing Technology Industry Leaders

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Future plc (LSE: FUTR), the global platform for specialist media, announced today, the start of nominations for its Future 50 awards. The publisher of worldwide technology-based publications, which include Tom's Guide, TechRadar, iMore, Android...

Future plc Blogs

Future plc title, What’s On TV, partners with The National Television Awards

What’s On TV, UK’s best loved brand for all the latest soap news, has been... The post Future plc title, What’s On TV, partners with The National Television Awards appeared first on Future.

Future welcomes FCA’s measures to ensure greater competition

28th May 2021 – Future plc and its FCA-regulated subsidiary GoCompare today welcome the FCA’s... The post Future welcomes FCA’s measures to ensure greater competition appeared first on Future.

Mozo launches new broadband comparison service

Mozo, the leading Australian personal finance comparison site, has launched a new comparison service to... The post Mozo launches new broadband comparison service appeared first on Future.

GoCompare launches multi pet campaign as part of its Advantage offer

GoCompare, the leading price comparison service acquired earlier this year by Future plc, has launched... The post GoCompare launches multi pet campaign as part of its Advantage offer appeared first on Future.

Future announces record half year results

Future Plc, the global platform for specialist media, today announces another record set of results... The post Future announces record half year results appeared first on Future.

Future plc launches new publication Play Magazine

Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, is launching a new title in its... The post Future plc launches new publication Play Magazine 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, Rachel Addison and Meredith Amdur.

  • How many employees does Future plc have?

    Future plc has 2,037 employees.

  • What is Future plc revenue?

    Latest Future plc annual revenue is £124.6 m.

  • What is Future plc revenue per employee?

    Latest Future plc revenue per employee is £61.2 k.

  • Who are Future plc competitors?

    Competitors of Future plc include Hooked, Bobble AI and Fever.

  • 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.