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Hotel Chocolat is a British chocolatier and a chocolate company that connects luxury chocolate making and retailing with cocoa growing. Hotel Chocolat spans the range of retail channels — including online shopping and delivery; a collection of stores in major cities and market towns.
TypePublic
Founded1993
HQHertfordshire, GB
Websitehotelchocolat.com
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)1,248
Job Openings1
Revenue (FY, 2017)£105.2 M(+16%)

Key People/Management at Hotel Chocolat

Angus Thirlwell

Angus Thirlwell

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Harris

Peter Harris

Co-Founder and Development Director
Matt Pritchard

Matt Pritchard

CFO
Andrew Gerrie

Andrew Gerrie

Non-Executive Chairman
Matt Margereson

Matt Margereson

COO
Sophie Tomkins

Sophie Tomkins

Non-Executive Director
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Hotel Chocolat Office Locations

Hotel Chocolat has an office in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire, GB (HQ)
Mint House Newark Cl
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Hotel Chocolat Financials and Metrics

Hotel Chocolat Revenue

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Hotel Chocolat's revenue was reported to be £105.24 m in FY, 2017 which is a 15.5% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2018)

71.7m

Gross profit (H1, 2018)

49.1m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2018), %

68.5%

Net income (H1, 2018)

10.1m

EBIT (H1, 2018)

13.2m

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

25.0m

EV

373.2m
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

91.1m105.2m

Revenue growth, %

16%

Cost of goods sold

302.2m33.8m

Gross profit

(211.1m)71.5m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018

Revenue

62.5m71.7m

Cost of goods sold

20.0m22.6m

Gross profit

42.5m49.1m

Gross profit Margin, %

68%68%
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

6.5m8.5m

Accounts Receivable

839.3k542.7k

Inventories

6.6m9.9m

Current Assets

19.1m24.7m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018

Cash

23.5m25.0m

Inventories

7.6m9.0m

Current Assets

37.8m40.6m

PP&E

29.2m34.7m
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

5.6m11.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

3.2m3.7m

Inventories

(2.3m)(3.4m)

Accounts Payable

1.5m905.0k
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018

Net Income

11.2m12.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.7m2.2m

Inventories

(657.2k)756.0k

Accounts Payable

10.9m10.1m
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBIT

28.3 x

EV/CFO

15 x

Revenue/Employee

67.8k

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Hotel Chocolat Operating Metrics

Hotel Chocolat's Stores was reported to be 96 in FY, 2017.
FY, 2017

Stores

96

Stores (UK)

91
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Hotel Chocolat Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Almondhill Properties Limited
Applehill Properties Limited
Apricothill Properties Limited
Bananahill Properties Limited
Braeburnhill Properties Limited
Bramleyhill Properties Limited
Brazilnuthill Properties Limited
Cashewhill Properties Limited
Chestnuthill Properties Limited
Chocexpress Limited
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Hotel Chocolat Revenue Breakdown

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Hotel Chocolat revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 96.2% from United Kingdom and 3.8% from Other

Hotel Chocolat Online and Social Media Presence

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Hotel Chocolat News and Updates

U.K.’s Hotel Chocolat puts Hershey and Godiva on alert with renewed U.S. push for premium chocolate

Hotel Chocolat has a message for U.S. rivals: our chocolate is way better than yours.

UPDATE 1-UK's Hotel Chocolat looks to Japan, U.S. for more growth

Hotel Chocolat will open shops in Japan and the United States later this year, the British chocolatier said on Tuesday, targeting international expansion to drive its long-term growth after profit climbed 13 percent in its latest financial year.

Hotel Chocolat Blogs

BEST DAY OF THE YEAR? WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY!

It’s chocolate’s birthday, well almost. It’s chocolate’s birthday, well almost. Saturday 7th July is World Chocolate Day. Its introduction to Europe has been pinpointed...

SNAP UP A YEAR OF AWARD-WINNING #ICECREAMOFTHEGODS

Picture it! Simply post a snap of our award-winning ice cream on Instagram with the hashtag #IceCreamoftheGods Be creative. Be inventive. Or just hold...

OUR TEAM’S FAVOURITE FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

What to get? Six of our best. Don’t settle for socks or an aftershave afterthought. We hone in on our team’s top picks for...

Hotel Chocolat Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Hotel Chocolat founded?

    Hotel Chocolat was founded in 1993.

  • Who are Hotel Chocolat key executives?

    Hotel Chocolat's key executives are Angus Thirlwell, Peter Harris and Matt Pritchard.

  • How many employees does Hotel Chocolat have?

    Hotel Chocolat has 1,248 employees.

  • What is Hotel Chocolat revenue?

    Latest Hotel Chocolat annual revenue is £105.2 m.

  • What is Hotel Chocolat revenue per employee?

    Latest Hotel Chocolat revenue per employee is £84.3 k.

  • Who are Hotel Chocolat competitors?

    Competitors of Hotel Chocolat include Huy Fong Foods, Nugget Markets and FoodGuys.

  • Where is Hotel Chocolat headquarters?

    Hotel Chocolat headquarters is located at Mint House Newark Cl, Hertfordshire.

  • Where are Hotel Chocolat offices?

    Hotel Chocolat has an office in Hertfordshire.

  • How many offices does Hotel Chocolat have?

    Hotel Chocolat has 1 office.