Informa provides knowledge, up-to-the minute information, and specialist skills and services to academics, businesses, and individuals worldwide. The company operates in three segments: academic publishing, business intelligence, and global events. The academic publishing segment publishes a portfolio of online and print publications, including books and journals primarily for academic users in the areas of science, technology, medicine, humanities, and social sciences. The business intelligence segment offers business and financial information across a range of formats, including structured databases, subscription-based services, real-time news, and research and business-critical information to various sectors, including medical, pharmaceutical, financial, law, commerce, commodities, maritime, and telecoms. The global events segment organizes trade shows and exhibitions as well as large and small conferences.
London, GB
Size (employees)
2,243 (est)
Informa was founded in 1734 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Informa

Cindy Rose

Cindy Rose

Non-Executive Director
Helen Owers

Helen Owers

Non-Executive Director
Dr Brendan O'Neill

Dr Brendan O'Neill

Non-Executive Director
Gareth Wright

Gareth Wright

Group Finance Director
Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter

Group Chief Executive
Rupert Hopley

Rupert Hopley

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
Gareth Bullock

Gareth Bullock

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Derek Mapp

Derek Mapp

Non-Executive Chairman

Informa Office Locations

Informa has offices in London and Zug
London, GB (HQ)
5 Howick Pl
Zug, CH
Gubelstrasse 11

Informa Data and Metrics

Informa Financial Metrics

Informa's revenue was reported to be £1.3 b in FY, 2016 which is a 11% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1.3 b

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

930.4 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

173.5 m

Market capitalization (22-Sep-2017)

5.5 b

Closing share price (22-Sep-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

49.6 m
Informa's current market capitalization is £5.5 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

377.6 m415.3 m

Gross profit

834.6 m930.4 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


32 m38.6 m34.3 m49.6 m

Accounts Receivable

140.5 m152.1 m157.5 m242 m

Current Assets

279.6 m306.2 m326.4 m490.7 m


55.7 m48.6 m55.6 m41.4 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

227.5 m241.8 m333.9 m336.3 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(115 m)146.1 m(152 m)1.1 b

Income Taxes Paid

(12.4 m)(19.8 m)(47 m)(4.8 m)
GBPY, 2016


600 k

Financial Leverage

2.3 x
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Informa Operating Metrics

Informa's Subscribers was reported to be 30 k in Jun, 2017. Informa's Active Users was reported to be 175 k in Jun, 2017
FY, 2014Jun, 2015Nov, 2015Jun, 2016FY, 2016Jun, 2017

New Book Titles

5 k6.1 k6 k

Book Titles

100 k110 k110 k120 k130 k


2 k2.4 k2.4 k2.5 k2.5 k


3 k1.6 k1.2 k
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Informa Online and Social Media Presence

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