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.
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Sandwich, GB
Size (employees)
190 (est)-17%
Hornby is headquartered in Sandwich, GB
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Hornby Office Locations

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

Hornby Financials

Hornby's revenue was reported to be £55.76 m in FY, 2016 which is a 4.1% 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 (31-Oct-2017)

25.8 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2016)

677 k
Hornby's current market capitalization is £25.8 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
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
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
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Hornby News and Updates

Advertising boss Johnny Hornby cancels yacht party after sexism scandal

This year hasn't all been plain sailing for advertising boss Johnny Hornby, a fact which he recognised as he revealed he would not be hosting his annual yacht party at the Cannes Lions festival this year. The chief executive of advertising firm The & Partnership said hosting the party would b…

Hornby's shares sliding off the rails after update on reduced sales volumes

Shares in model maker and hobby company Hornby were running out of steam this morning, as the business posted a fourth-quarter trading update confirming that group sales and profits slid last year.  The miniature train specialist said that it was continuing with its strategy of supporting the "lo…

For Johnny Hornby, Brexit is awful. But it's sure been good for business

The night prior to my meeting with Johnny Hornby, The&Partnership – the group of agencies of which he is chief executive and co-founder – had its annual Who’s Who of London media. In a loose green polo at his dimly-lit office on Charlotte Street, Hornby chuckles the question: “Do I look hungo…

George Daniels pocket watch stars at Sotheby’s English watchmakers auction

July 6 sale dedicated to Britain's most acclaimed horologist will also include pocket watches dating back to 17th century.

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Contrary to what some urban business owners expected, the global shift to alternate transportation has not adversely effected their revenue streams. A new report shows the transition taking place in British Columbia, where pedestrians & cyclists contribute to Vancouver's downtown businesses.  Pe…
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