Home Retail Group

We are the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer bringing together some of the UK’s most recognisable retail brands. Argos is the UK's leading multi-channel retailer and Homebase is a leading home-improvement retailer. Our exclusive Habitat brand offers premium quality and contemporary styling. Our Financial Services business makes it easy for our retail customers to buy and protect what matters most and provides loyalty and fulfilment solutions to private and public organisations.
Milton Keynes, GB
Size (employees)
16,471 (est)
Home Retail Group was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Milton Keynes, GB

Home Retail Group Office Locations

Home Retail Group has offices in Milton Keynes, Bolton, Leicester, Bracknell and in 17 other locations
Milton Keynes, GB (HQ)
489 Avebury Blvd
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Home Retail Group Data and Metrics

Home Retail Group Financial Metrics

Home Retail Group's revenue was reported to be £4.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

4.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(848.6 m)

Cash (27-Feb-2016)

622.9 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.7 b4.2 b4.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

3.9 b3.1 b3.2 b

Gross profit

1.8 b1.1 b1.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

1.7 b1 b1.9 b

Pre tax profit

71.2 m87.8 m(840.3 m)

Net Income

54 m65.3 m(848.6 m)
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


331 m309.3 m622.9 m

Accounts Receivable

575.7 m638.5 m670.6 m

Current Assets

2 b2.1 b2.3 b


509.7 m487.8 m296.2 m


1.7 b1.8 b529.5 m

Total Assets

4.2 b4.4 b3.1 b

Accounts Payable

523.1 m687.8 m678.1 m

Current Liabilities

1.2 b1.4 b1.1 b

Total Liabilities

1.5 b1.7 b1.3 b

Retained Earnings

30.1 m71.6 m(807.8 m)

Total Equity

2.7 b2.7 b1.8 b

Financial Leverage

1.6 x1.6 x1.7 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

143.4 m190.7 m134.5 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(61 m)(73.8 m)(15.7 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(17.2 m)(22.5 m)(8.3 m)
GBPY, 2016


90.9 k

Financial Leverage

1.7 x

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Home Retail Group News and Updates

Sainsbury's: It's still a 'challenging market' and could get worse

Sainsbury's full-year results: pre-tax profit down 1%, supermarket sales down 0.6%; Argos a bright spot, but analysts say "core brand seems to be struggling;" Supermarket hit by changing consumer habits, competition, and economy. LONDON — Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe warned…

Power tools and sausage sizzles: meet the new Aussie face of Homebase

Revamped St Albans store is prototype of Bunnings, the chain that will replace the familiar orange brand over next five yearsAt dawn on Thursday, Aussie retailer PJ Davis will be throwing his first snags on a barbie carefully sheltered among flowers and plant pots in a former Homebase store on an un…

Why Tesco could be better off leaving Booker on the shelf

The stock market’s initial reaction to takeover deals can often be a poor indicator of how those deals work out. Just look at the market’s sceptical response to Sainsbury’s purchase of Argos owner Home Retail Group as a recent example. Now we have another unexpected deal in the supermarket sector…

Argos boss plans whirlwind shop tour to boost catalogue retailer

John Rogers will visit 40 branches in five days in Christmas run-up to improve morale and service after Sainbury’s takeover and Black Friday salesThe new boss of Argos, John Rogers, is planning a remarkable nationwide tour in an attempt to boost staff morale and improve customer service at the catal…

Sainsbury's profits fall 10% as first-half sales fall

Sainsbury's supermarket has posted a 10.1% fall in first-half profits to £277m as sales continue to decline.

Sainsbury's shares are crashing on poor first-half results (SBRY)

While all eyes are focused on President Trump, Sainsbury's shares are diving in London after the supermarket announced a poor set of first half numbers. Here are the key numbers for the first six months of the year: Sales excluding fuel down 1%; Underlying group sales up 2.…
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