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John Lewis is a retailer that operates department stores, home stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores in the U.K. and internationally. The Company’s stores offer home and garden products, including room, furniture, cooking and dining, home furnishing, and home accessories; electrical products, such as sound and vision products, computing and phones, and home and small appliances; clothing and accessories for men and women; make-up and fragrance products, as well as body, skin, and hair care products; and baby and child products. It also sells its products online through johnlewis.com site, as well as serves business-to-business customers. In addition, the Company offers a range of insurance products, including home, car, wedding and event, travel, and pet insurance, as well as life insurance.

TypePrivate
Founded1864
HQLondon, GB
Websitejohnlewis.com

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)11,113(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£10.2 B(+2%)

Key People/Management at John Lewis

Charlie Mayfield

Charlie Mayfield

Chairman and Chair of the Chairman’s Nominations Committee
Rob Collins

Rob Collins

Managing Director, Waitrose
Michael Herlihy

Michael Herlihy

Partnership Secretary
Tracey Killen

Tracey Killen

Director of Personnel
Patrick Lewis

Patrick Lewis

Group Finance Director
Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy

Chief Information Officer
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John Lewis Office Locations

John Lewis has offices in London and Jersey
London, GB (HQ)
171 Victoria St
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John Lewis Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1864

John Lewis Revenue

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John Lewis's revenue was reported to be £10.20 b in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

10.2b

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

3.4b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

33%

Net income (FY, 2018)

71.9m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

685.0m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

247.6m

Cash (27-Jan-2018)

642.2m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

2.5b2.8b3.1b3.2b3.4b3.7b4.0b4.2b4.5b4.8b5.1b5.7b6.1b6.3b8.5b9.0b9.7b9.7b10.0b10.2b

Revenue growth, %

7%0%3%

Cost of goods sold

1.8b2.0b2.1b2.2b2.3b2.6b2.7b2.8b3.0b3.2b3.4b3.8b4.0b4.2b5.6b6.0b6.4b6.4b6.6b6.8b

Gross profit

776.0m886.9m986.7m1.0b1.1b1.2b1.3b1.3b1.5b1.6b1.7b1.9b2.0b2.1b2.8b3.0b3.3b3.3b3.4b3.4b
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

32.0m107.2m58.7m36.9m36.3m43.7m42.0m70.5m380.3m79.4m282.8m248.0m121.6m197.6m534.4m358.9m336.9m667.4m673.7m642.2m

Accounts Receivable

209.0m85.9m249.8m256.5m257.1m269.8m304.3m297.6m25.4m28.4m36.1m47.3m40.5m45.8m49.5m55.1m57.3m61.0m67.8m120.4m

Inventories

220.0m239.1m259.4m266.3m274.6m283.9m302.0m315.3m329.2m340.0m324.3m349.6m344.9m352.3m514.0m554.0m580.7m621.9m627.8m661.5m

Current Assets

545.0m674.4m608.1m613.7m624.6m651.3m693.6m751.9m796.9m657.5m732.4m733.6m691.8m712.2m1.2b1.1b1.2b1.5b1.6b1.7b
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

64.0m90.2m102.7m101.2m83.5m67.5m46.3m41.2m61.7m70.3m94.9m108.5m139.2m233.3m100.8m101.7m143.1m222.4m352.9m71.9m

Cash From Operating Activities

177.0m212.0m223.1m230.7m279.2m209.7m245.2m251.0m348.5m403.4m337.2m389.7m644.0m453.5m365.4m730.3m586.4m411.7m

Dividends Paid

300.0k300.0k300.0k300.0k300.0k300.0k400.0k200.0k200.0k200.0k100.0k100.0k100.0k

Cash From Financing Activities

19.0m(5.3m)(6.3m)(6.7m)149.7m80.0m115.0m30.0m(86.0m)(130.7m)50.2m(302.4m)(157.7m)245.3m(61.3m)(122.6m)(54.7m)
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

1.1m

Financial Leverage

2.7 x
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John Lewis Online and Social Media Presence

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John Lewis News and Updates

John Lewis taps next generation of retail tech startups for future tie-up

John Lewis & Partners has lined up six startups for its J Lab innovation programme, after more than 160 businesses applied to its experiential technology accelerator. A panel of judges heard pitches from 11 startups earlier this month, offering up new ways to navigate stores from a mobile pho…

Elton John’s life story told in the Xmas ad for U.K. retailer John Lewis

Every year, the British department store goes all out with an all-the-feels Christmas ad. The latest tells the sweet story of the pop legend’s first piano. Over the last decade, the British department store chain John Lewis has become synonymous with Christmas. The brand, and its longtime agency ada…

This year's John Lewis Christmas ad will reduce you to a sobbing wreck

Well, it's that time of year again! Time for the John Lewis Christmas advert and, true to form, it's a real tearjerker. Especially for fans of the legendary Elton John.  As the familiar dulcet sounds of "you can tell everybody, this is your song" play, you watch the reverse trajectory of Elton…

John Lewis & Partners targets greater store efficiencies with Paragon

John Lewis & Partners has implemented Paragon’s Live Management software to increase the efficiency of its nationwide operation. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Watch John Lewis dance to 'Happy' at a Stacey Abrams campaign event

And now, your wholesome video of the week: Rep. John Lewis getting down to Pharrell's "Happy." CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes captured the clip at a campaign event last Thursday for Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor. As you might expect, it is trul…

John Lewis Reminds Voters Of ‘Bloody Sunday’ At Stacey Abrams Rally

"I’m not asking any of you to give any blood. I’m just asking you to go and vote like you never voted before."
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John Lewis Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was John Lewis founded?

    John Lewis was founded in 1864.

  • Who are John Lewis key executives?

    John Lewis's key executives are Charlie Mayfield, Rob Collins and Michael Herlihy.

  • How many employees does John Lewis have?

    John Lewis has 11,113 employees.

  • What is John Lewis revenue?

    Latest John Lewis annual revenue is £10.2 b.

  • What is John Lewis revenue per employee?

    Latest John Lewis revenue per employee is £918.2 k.

  • Who are John Lewis competitors?

    Competitors of John Lewis include Ocado, Debenhams and Macy's.

  • Where is John Lewis headquarters?

    John Lewis headquarters is located at 171 Victoria St, London.

  • Where are John Lewis offices?

    John Lewis has offices in London and Jersey.

  • How many offices does John Lewis have?

    John Lewis has 2 offices.