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.
Type
Public
HQ
Cheshire West and Chester, GB
Founded
1989
Size (employees)
660 (est)
Website
gbgplc.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)

119.7 m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

92.6 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

77.4%

Net income (FY, 2018)

10.7 m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

36.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

26.3 m

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

22.8 m

EV

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

Revenue

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

Revenue growth, %

37%28%

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Cash

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

Accounts Receivable

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

Inventories

15 k9 k11 k1 k1 k2 k18 k233 k399 k

Current Assets

11.4 m8.6 m10 m10.8 m9.5 m9.5 m9.7 m9.6 m9.3 m9.7 m9 m9.7 m10.6 m11.9 m12.7 m15.4 m17.1 m23.8 m33.2 m36.2 m48.9 m61.1 m
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

(6.2 m)(3.7 m)(3.4 m)(2.1 m)(2.1 m)(1.7 m)746 k(14 k)(174 k)(242 k)(1.2 m)(398 k)1.5 m1.5 m1.9 m3.6 m4.3 m3.5 m4.8 m9.1 m10.8 m10.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

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

Dividends Paid

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

Cash From Financing Activities

14.1 m(1 k)(310 k)836 k(132 k)(80 k)(14 k)2 k49 k(125 k)(454 k)(566 k)(661 k)(830 k)(876 k)7 m(1.4 m)(1.3 m)13.4 m(2.5 m)29.6 m49.7 m
GBPY, 2018

EV/EBITDA

15.5 x

EV/EBIT

21.5 x

EV/CFO

20 x

Revenue/Employee

181.4 k

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 Company Life and Culture

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