GBG is a global specialist in identity data intelligence. We help organisations make decisions about the customers they serve and the people they employ. Through our fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust, GBG enables companies and governments to fight fraud and cybercrime, to improve customer experience and to keep children and vulnerable adults safe. Headquartered in Chester (UK) and with 18 offices across the world, GBG provides solutions to many of the world’s biggest organisations, from established brands like Nike and Harrods to disruptive newcomers such as Taskrabbit and Stripe.
TypePublic
HQCheshire West and Chester, GB
Founded1989
Size (employees)660 (est)
Websitegbgplc.com
GB Group was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Cheshire West and Chester, GB
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GB Group Office Locations

GB Group has offices in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, West Bridgford and in 4 other locations
Cheshire West and Chester, GB (HQ)
The Foundation, Herons Way Chester Business Park Chester
Anchor Courtyard, GB
Anchor Courtyard Atlantic Pavillion
Edinburgh, GB
Maritime St
Glasgow, GB
272 Bath St
London, GB
Dysart St
Richmond, GB
21 The Green
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GB Group Financials and Metrics

GB Group Revenue

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GB Group's revenue was reported to be £119.70 m in FY, 2018
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

119.7m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

92.6m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

77.4%

Net income (FY, 2018)

10.7m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

36.6m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

26.3m

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

22.8m

EV

566.7m
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

4.3m3.2m10.0m14.0m18.1m17.2m11.2m11.9m11.2m12.8m15.0m19.4m23.8m22.2m24.2m31.8m39.4m41.8m57.3m73.4m87.5m119.7m

Revenue growth, %

37%28%

Cost of goods sold

2.5m1.8m2.5m3.0m3.7m5.5m4.8m5.2m4.7m5.8m7.6m9.9m11.8m10.3m11.5m14.5m16.7m14.5m16.4m17.6m20.3m27.1m

Gross profit

1.8m1.4m7.5m11.0m14.4m11.7m6.5m6.7m6.6m7.0m7.3m9.5m12.0m11.9m12.7m17.3m22.8m27.4m40.8m55.8m67.2m92.6m
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

9.6m8.1m4.0m4.0m1.8m5.3m6.7m6.9m6.7m6.7m5.2m4.3m4.5m5.7m6.2m4.8m6.3m11.8m15.8m12.4m17.6m22.8m

Accounts Receivable

1.1m377.0k5.5m6.0m6.9m3.3m2.1m2.2m1.9m2.3m3.0m4.7m5.3m4.8m5.4m9.2m9.3m10.6m15.6m19.8m26.2m33.5m

Inventories

15.0k9.0k11.0k1.0k1.0k2.0k18.0k233.0k399.0k

Current Assets

11.4m8.6m10.0m10.8m9.5m9.5m9.7m9.6m9.3m9.7m9.0m9.7m10.6m11.9m12.7m15.4m17.1m23.8m33.2m36.2m48.9m61.1m
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(6.2m)(3.7m)(3.4m)(2.1m)(2.1m)(1.7m)746.0k(14.0k)(174.0k)(242.0k)(1.2m)(398.0k)1.5m1.5m1.9m3.6m4.3m3.5m4.8m9.1m10.8m10.7m

Cash From Operating Activities

5.6m2.5m1.8m653.0k673.0k715.0k1.4m440.0k94.0k19.0k175.0k317.0k1.1m2.5m1.7m3.6m5.9m9.4m11.3m13.1m14.1m28.4m

Dividends Paid

398.0k398.0k400.0k404.0k621.0k632.0k845.0k984.0k1.0m1.1m1.5m1.6m2.0m2.8m3.6m

Cash From Financing Activities

14.1m(1.0k)(310.0k)836.0k(132.0k)(80.0k)(14.0k)2.0k49.0k(125.0k)(454.0k)(566.0k)(661.0k)(830.0k)(876.0k)7.0m(1.4m)(1.3m)13.4m(2.5m)29.6m49.7m
GBPY, 2018

EV/EBITDA

15.5 x

EV/EBIT

21.5 x

EV/CFO

20 x

Revenue/Employee

181.4k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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GB Group Operating Metrics

GB Group's Customers was reported to be 6 k in FY, 2016.
FY, 2016

Customers

6 k
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GB Group Revenue Breakdown

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GB Group revenue breakdown by business segment: 45.2% from Identity Proofing and 54.8% from Identity Solutions

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GB Group Online and Social Media Presence

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GB Group Blogs

GBG forms partnership with the European Casino Association

The European Casino Association (ECA) has announced a new partnership with GBG, sharing the aim of a strong and lively casino industry in Europe.

What will a 'No Deal' Brexit mean for data transfers?

Last week, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport published a guidance paper on “Data Protection if there is no Brexit deal”. What will that mean for data transfers?

Bournemouth University halves the time to do criminal record checks with GBG

Bournemouth University has enlisted GBG to automate its background checks for students working with children and caring for the vulnerable.

Silver Valley and GBG help China build its credit system

Silver Valley, the leading domestic online finance company in China, turns to GBG to apply a bespoke credit scorecard to its current lending application process.

Life at GBG with our Account Manager for Latin America

In the next instalment of our blog series, we ask Ana Reyes about what it’s like to be an Account Manager for our Latin America business.

AGM statement July 2018

GBG (AIM: GBG), the global identity data intelligence specialist, provides the following statement ahead of its Annual General Meeting, to be held today at its Chester Headquarters at 1.00 p.m.
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GB Group Company Life and Culture

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