Hornby Plc is a holding company, which is engaged in the development, design, sourcing and distribution of hobby and interactive products. The Company offers model railway and slot car brands, including Scalextric, Airfix models, Humbrol paints and Corgi die cast models. The Company's geographical segments include the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Italy and the rest of Europe. Its products include locomotives, track accessories, train packs, digital train sets, analogue train sets and track accessories, among others. The Company distributes its products through a network of specialists and through its online activities and multiple retailers throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. The Company's subsidiaries include Hornby Hobbies Limited and Hornby Espana S.A., which are engaged in the development, design, sourcing and distribution of models, and Hornby America Inc., Hornby Italia s.r.l, Hornby France S.A.S and Hornby Deutschland GmbH, which are distributors of models.
Company Growth (employees)
Sandwich, GB
Size (employees)
230 (est)
Hornby is headquartered in Sandwich, GB

Hornby Office Locations

Hornby has an office in Sandwich
Sandwich, GB (HQ)
3rd Floor, The Gateway Innovation Way Discovery Park

Hornby Data and Metrics

Hornby Financial Metrics

Hornby's revenue was reported to be £55.8 m in FY, 2016 which is a 4% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

55.8 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

21.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(13.7 m)

Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

26.7 m

Closing share price (25-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2016)

677 k
Hornby's current market capitalization is £26.7 m.
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


51.6 m58.1 m55.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

28.2 m31 m34 m

Gross profit

23.3 m27.2 m21.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

27.4 m26.9 m34.9 m

Pre tax profit

(4.6 m)(184 k)(13.5 m)

Net Income

(4.4 m)(120 k)(13.7 m)
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


619 k451 k677 k

Accounts Receivable

7.8 m9.2 m11.8 m

Current Assets

23.5 m24.3 m29.6 m


12.2 m12.4 m9.2 m


12.1 m12.5 m9.3 m

Total Assets

47.8 m49.2 m48.1 m

Accounts Payable

4 m5.1 m5.3 m

Current Liabilities

16.1 m17.1 m15.7 m

Total Liabilities

16.4 m17.4 m15.9 m

Retained Earnings

(4.4 m)(120 k)(13.7 m)

Total Equity

31.4 m31.8 m32.1 m

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.5 x1.5 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(1.1 m)4.7 m(9.9 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(3.1 m)(1.6 m)14.1 m

Income Taxes Paid

112 k64 k(182 k)
GBPY, 2016


221.3 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

Hornby Market Value History

Traffic Overview of Hornby

Hornby Online and Social Media Presence

Hornby News and Updates

Playtime's over: Shareholders are trying to oust the chairman of Hornby

The chairman of toymaker Hornby, Roger Canham, is coming under pressure from shareholders, with the company forced to call a general meeting to determine his future. The company, which specialises in model railways, received a letter from Ian Alexander Anton, on behalf of himself and New Pistoia,…

Hornby throws (some) of its toys out of its pram

Hornby announced today that it was clearing the decks of some of its products as part of a turnaround plan. The figures In its preliminary results for the year to March, the collectibles company revealed that revenue had dropped to £55.8m, down four per cent on the prior year's £58.1m. Mean…

Hornby to cut number of toys in turnaround bid

Toymaker Hornby plans to cut the number of toys it makes as it strives to make the business profitable again.

Hornby Company Life and Culture

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