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.

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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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Key People/Management at GB Group

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

CEO
Charmaine Eggberry

Charmaine Eggberry

Non-Executive Director
Liz Catchpole

Liz Catchpole

Non-Executive Director
Nick Brown

Nick Brown

Group Managing Director
John-Henri Constantin

John-Henri Constantin

Company Secretary
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GB Group Office Locations

GB Group has offices in Cheshire West and Chester, Richmond, Martlesham, London 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

Employers prepare for post-Brexit UK with new ‘Right-to-Work’ checker app

GBG and NorthRow partner to provide employers with an app-based solution to manage employees’ Right to Work status.

GBG appoints new Group CIO and Group Head of Product to lead technology innovation

Two new hires align to the business’ focus on evolving its product solutions for its growing, global customer base .

GBG Half Yearly Report 2018

GB Group plc (AIM: GBG), the global identity data intelligence specialist, announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 September 2018.

Life at GBG with our Systems Engineer

In the next instalment of our blog series exploring what life at GBG is like for our talented team across the globe, we catch up with Amy Liu, System Engineer based in Beijing, China.

Vietnam banks fight fraud and keep compliant with GBG and FPT

FPT, in collaboration with GBG, will deliver fraud and compliance solutions to the Vietnam market.

Driving for work: How safe are your employees?

Avoid accidents from employees driving to work by ensuring all your drivers are safe and have a sufficient driving licence.
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GB Group Company Life and Culture

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GB Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was GB Group founded?

    GB Group was founded in 1989.

  • Who are GB Group key executives?

    GB Group's key executives are Chris Clark, Charmaine Eggberry and Liz Catchpole.

  • How many employees does GB Group have?

    GB Group has 660 employees.

  • What is GB Group revenue?

    Latest GB Group annual revenue is £119.7 m.

  • What is GB Group revenue per employee?

    Latest GB Group revenue per employee is £181.4 k.

  • Who are GB Group competitors?

    Competitors of GB Group include SecureAuth, Telos and Centrify.

  • Where is GB Group headquarters?

    GB Group headquarters is located at The Foundation, Herons Way Chester Business Park Chester, Cheshire West and Chester.

  • Where are GB Group offices?

    GB Group has offices in Cheshire West and Chester, Richmond, Martlesham, London and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does GB Group have?

    GB Group has 8 offices.