Johnston Press

Johnston Press plc is a leading media business with more than 250 newspapers, 10 lifestyle magazines, 196 news websites and 13 e-commerce sites in its portfolio. We are leading the way in the transformation of local news and information services and offer smart advertising solutions to both local and national advertisers in the markets we serve.
Company Growth (employees)
Edinburgh, GB
Size (employees)
2,840 (est)-12%
Johnston Press was founded in 1767 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, GB

Johnston Press Office Locations

Johnston Press has an office in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, GB (HQ)
Orchard Brae House 30 Queensferry Rd

Johnston Press Data and Metrics

Johnston Press Financial Metrics

Johnston Press's revenue was reported to be £245.1 m in FY, 2016 which is a 9% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

245.1 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

104.5 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

11.4 m

Market capitalization (22-Sep-2017)

14.2 m

Closing share price (22-Sep-2017)


Cash (02-Jan-2016)

40.6 m
Johnston Press's current market capitalization is £14.2 m.
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


268.8 m245.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

151.8 m140.6 m

Gross profit

117.1 m104.5 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


30.8 m40.6 m

Accounts Receivable

25.1 m22.5 m

Current Assets

71.9 m74.9 m


54.3 m53.7 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

7.8 m40.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(13.6 m)(25.8 m)

Income Taxes Paid

8.6 m8.5 m
GBPY, 2016


75.6 k

Financial Leverage

2.3 x
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Johnston Press Market Value History

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Johnston Press Online and Social Media Presence

Johnston Press News and Updates

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