The Group at a glance Established in 1981 with a single store in Bury, in the North West of England, JD Sports Fashion Plc is the leading retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashionwear. Following the recent acquisition of the trade and assets of the Blacks business, the Group now has over 800 stores across a number of retail fascias in four countries and is proud of the fact that it provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands. JD, Size?, Scotts, Blacks, Millets, Tessuti, Cloggs, Ark, Kooga, Kukri, Chausport, Champion and Sprinter. Our culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standards, we only recruit the best! All employees are highly skilled, self motivated and in constant pursuit of perfection. Opportunities to progress arise quickly for those people with the right qualities and ambition. We encourage our people to constantly seek ways to improve our business. This means challenging the way we merchandise, sell and manage the business, being creative and forward thinking in suggesting alternative solutions. Problems are solved and opportunities seized by people from all levels of the organisation, working together. JD Sports Fashion plc Head Office is based in Bury, Lancashire but we also have various offices across the UK.
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Bury, GB
Size (employees)
16,218 (est)+29%
JD Sports Fashion was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bury, GB
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JD Sports Fashion Office Locations

JD Sports Fashion has offices in Swindon, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow and in 40 other locations
Bury, GB (HQ)
Hollinsbrook Way
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JD Sports Fashion Financials and Metrics

JD Sports Fashion Financials

JD Sports Fashion's revenue was reported to be £2.38 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

2.4 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

1.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

184.6 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

251.1 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

239.8 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

3.5 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (28-Jan-2017)

247.6 m


3.3 b
JD Sports Fashion's current market capitalization is £3.5 b.
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


883.7 m1.1 b1.3 b1.2 b1.5 b1.8 b2.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

446.7 m538.7 m645.4 m624.2 m782.7 m937.4 m1.2 b

Gross profit

437 m520.8 m613.5 m592.2 m739.6 m884.2 m1.2 b
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


90.1 m67 m53.5 m76.8 m121.3 m216 m247.6 m

Accounts Receivable

13.6 m17.7 m12.4 m15.8 m11.7 m14.6 m22.7 m


84.5 m133.2 m146.6 m186.1 m225 m238.3 m348 m

Current Assets

211.7 m254.4 m256.8 m329.9 m400.3 m510.7 m714.2 m
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

55.9 m49.3 m41.2 m57.9 m69.8 m100.6 m184.6 m

Cash From Operating Activities

75.7 m68.9 m33.7 m77.8 m115.8 m226 m279.3 m

Dividends Paid

9 m11.3 m12.4 m12.9 m13.3 m13.8 m14.5 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(9.9 m)(29.7 m)(878 k)12.9 m(8.6 m)(45.1 m)(33.3 m)
GBPY, 2017


13 x


13.6 x


11.7 x


188.8 k


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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JD Sports Fashion Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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