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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
Founded1989
HQCheshire West and Chester, GB
Websitegbgplc.com
Employee Ratings4

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Employees (est.) (May 2021)1,000
Job Openings36
Revenue (FY, 2019)£143.5 M(+20%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)£9.1(-3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at GB Group

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

CEO
David Rasche

David Rasche

Chairman
Charmaine Carmichael

Charmaine Carmichael

Non-Executive Director
David Ward

David Ward

Chief Financial Officer
Liz Catchpole

Liz Catchpole

Non-Executive Director
Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
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GB Group Office Locations

GB Group has offices in Cheshire West and Chester, London, West Bridgford, Worcester and in 9 other locations
Cheshire West and Chester, GB (HQ)
The Foundation, Herons Way Chester Business Park Chester
London, GB
128 Queen Victoria St
West Bridgford, GB
unit 1, Wilford Business Park, Ruddington Ln, Wilford Rd
Worcester, GB
Waterside, Basin Rd
Melbourne, AU
level 4/360 Collins St
Sydney, AU
Suite 301 - Level 3/20 Bond St
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GB Group Financials and Metrics

GB Group Revenue

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GB Group's revenue was reported to be £143.5 m in FY, 2019
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Revenue (FY, 2019)

143.5m

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

107.4m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

74.9%

Net income (FY, 2019)

12.2m

EBITDA (FY, 2019)

27.8m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

15.4m

Market capitalization (15-Sept-2021)

1.8b

Closing stock price (15-Sept-2021)

9.1

Cash (31-Mar-2019)

21.2m

EV

1.8b
GB Group's current market capitalization is £1.8 b.
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

73.4m87.5m119.7m143.5m

Revenue growth, %

28%19%37%

Cost of goods sold

17.6m20.3m27.1m36.1m

Gross profit

55.8m67.2m92.6m107.4m
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

9.6m8.1m4.0m4.0m1.8m5.3m6.7m6.9m6.7m6.7m5.2m4.3m4.5m5.7m6.2m4.8m6.3m11.8m15.8m12.4m17.6m22.8m21.2m

Accounts Receivable

1.1m377.0k5.5m6.0m6.9m3.3m2.1m2.2m1.9m2.3m3.0m4.7m5.3m4.8m5.4m9.2m9.3m10.6m15.6m19.8m26.2m33.5m46.0m

Inventories

15.0k9.0k11.0k1.0k1.0k2.0k18.0k233.0k399.0k341.0k

Current Assets

11.4m8.6m10.0m10.8m9.5m9.5m9.7m9.6m9.3m9.7m9.0m9.7m10.6m11.9m12.7m15.4m17.1m23.8m33.2m36.2m48.9m61.1m76.4m
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

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)1.5m1.5m1.9m3.6m4.3m3.5m4.8m9.1m10.8m10.7m12.2m

Cash From Operating Activities

5.6m2.5m1.8m653.0k673.0k715.0k1.4m440.0k94.0k19.0k175.0k317.0k1.1m2.5m1.7m3.6m5.9m9.4m11.3m13.1m14.1m28.4m24.8m

Dividends Paid

398.0k398.0k400.0k404.0k621.0k632.0k845.0k984.0k1.0m1.1m1.5m1.6m2.0m2.8m3.6m4.0m

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)29.6m49.7m230.2m
GBPFY, 1997

Financial Leverage

1.1 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

GB Group Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

86/100

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GB Group Online and Social Media Presence

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GB Group Blogs

How AI is a key player in Financial Institutions fight against fraud

More than half of FIs plan to use AI to reduce fraud in 2021 and beyond. Here we look at its latest capabilities, including machine learning and predictive analytics.

How to reduce fraud and offer a smooth onboarding experience

Evolving technologies are the key to striking the right balance between reducing risk and keeping your customers happy.

How to be proactive with pension member engagement

As laid out in our previous blog relating to data accuracy, the pensions sector traditionally takes a reactive or retrospective approach to member engagement.

Why the status quo is no longer acceptable in the pensions industry

Covid-19 has helped crystallise organisations understanding of the value of digital engagement over paper-based interactions, never has there been a better time to explore the value that can be derived by adopting a comprehensive member digital engagement strategy.

How to create a seamless digital member experience in the pension industry

A digital-first approach is no longer the future for any organisation. And with more and more industries leading with this, it’s now the norm and an expectation from consumers. So how can the pension industry catch up? And what are the benefits they can reap as a result?

The role data accuracy plays in the pensions sector

Data accuracy has been a long-standing issue within pensions, historically scheme specific data has been the main point of focus but in recent times the accuracy of common data has caught the attention of the government and regulators.
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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, David Rasche and Charmaine Carmichael.

  • How many employees does GB Group have?

    GB Group has 1,000 employees.

  • What is GB Group revenue?

    Latest GB Group annual revenue is £143.5 m.

  • What is GB Group revenue per employee?

    Latest GB Group revenue per employee is £143.5 k.

  • Who are GB Group competitors?

    Competitors of GB Group include AdNovum, VU Security and BullGuard.

  • 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, London, West Bridgford, Worcester and in 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does GB Group have?

    GB Group has 17 offices.