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Laura Ashley is a fashion-and-home furnishing company. It provides lighting and decorating products, curtains, home accessories, and fashion items for men and women.

TypePublic
Founded1953
HQLondon, GB
Websitelauraashleyusa.com
Employee Ratings2.9

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2019)2,034(-8%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)£232.5 M(-9%)
Share Price (Oct 2017)£0.1(-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at Laura Ashley

Katharine Poulter

Katharine Poulter

Chief Executive Officer
Sagar Mavan

Sagar Mavan

Chief Financial Officer
Seán Anglim

Seán Anglim

Chief Operating Officer
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Laura Ashley Office Locations

Laura Ashley has offices in London and Fort Mill
London, GB (HQ)
Design Centre, 27 Bagleys Ln, Fulham
Fort Mill, SC, US
REGENT BUILDING, 7000 Regent Pkwy
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Laura Ashley Financials and Metrics

Laura Ashley Revenue

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Laura Ashley's revenue was reported to be £232.5 m in FY, 2019 which is a 9.6% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2020)

109.6m

Gross profit (H1, 2020)

40.9m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2020), %

37.3%

Net income (H1, 2020)

(4.0m)

EBIT (H1, 2020)

(2.9m)

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

57.7m

Closing stock price (31-Oct-2017)

0.1

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

4.1m

EV

128.3m
Laura Ashley's current market capitalization is £57.7 m.
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

277.0m257.2m232.5m

Revenue growth, %

(31%)(7%)(10%)

Cost of goods sold

167.8m159.1m150.4m

Gross profit

109.2m98.1m82.1m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

146.0m134.7m122.9m109.6m

Cost of goods sold

85.5m82.8m75.9m68.7m

Gross profit

60.5m51.9m47.0m40.9m

Gross profit Margin, %

41%39%38%37%
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

800.0k

Accounts Receivable

8.4m7.9m5.7m

Inventories

57.7m55.7m46.7m

Current Assets

76.8m73.0m62.5m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash

5.3m100.0k4.1m

Inventories

53.6m54.2m50.1m43.1m

Current Assets

76.5m73.2m67.4m58.4m

PP&E

50.2m46.7m15.4m8.5m
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Depreciation and Amortization

3.8m3.5m2.7m

Inventories

(6.6m)2.0m9.0m

Accounts Payable

400.0k(7.4m)(5.9m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(12.9m)4.0m(2.8m)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Depreciation and Amortization

2.1m1.8m1.5m10.6m

Inventories

(1.7m)3.5m5.6m3.6m

Accounts Payable

(700.0k)(4.4m)(4.5m)(6.5m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(6.6m)5.1m2.1m7.2m
GBPH1, 2017

EV/EBIT

20.8 x

EV/CFO

-25.8 x

Debt/Equity

0.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

3.2 x
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Laura Ashley Operating Metrics

Laura Ashley's Stores was reported to be 236 in FY, 2019.
FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Stores

412374236

Stores (Franchising)

24321380

Stores (UK)

167160155

Mixed Product Stores (UK)

114111105
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Laura Ashley Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Bagleys Investments Limited
Fast Properties Limited
Laura Ashley (Asia) Pte Ltd
Laura Ashley Espana S.A.
Laura Ashley GmbH
Laura Ashley Holdings B.V.
Laura Ashley Hong Kong Limited
Laura Ashley Hotel Elstree Limited
Laura Ashley Hotels Holdings Limited
Laura Ashley Investments Limited
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Laura Ashley Revenue Breakdown

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Laura Ashley revenue breakdown by business segment: 74.2% from Stores, 22.0% from e-Commerce and Mail Order and 3.8% from Other

Laura Ashley revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 97.3% from UK, Ireland and France and 2.7% from Other

Laura Ashley Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

91/100

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Laura Ashley Online and Social Media Presence

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Laura Ashley News and Updates

Gordon Brothers Welcomes Carolyn D’Angelo as Managing Director, Brands & President of Laura Ashley

Boston, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm and owner of the British heritage brand Laura Ashley®, has welcomed Carolyn D'Angelo as Managing Director, Brands and President of Laura Ashley.

Laura Ashley Launches New Collection with NEXT

London, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm and owner of the British heritage brand Laura Ashley®, announced the iconic home and lifestyle brand launched its spring 2021 collection online and in select NEXT plc stores. The coll…

Laura Ashley Begins NEXT Chapter

London, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, announced Laura Ashley® has chosen to partner with NEXT plc to reintroduce their home products online and in stores nationwide. NEXT has over 500 stores in the U.K. and Eire and an on…

Coronavirus Layoffs: MGM, Laura Ashley Join List Of Company Job Losses Caused By The Pandemic

Airline and hotel workers, festival employees, booksellers, ferry operators and travel agents have been impacted so far.

2,700 jobs at risk as Laura Ashley files for administration due to COVID-19

A high street fashion retailer has announced that 2,700 employees could lose their jobs as it files for administration. Laura Ashley, which has headquarters in Fulham, has reported that it has filed for the appointment of administrators following the effect of COVID-19 on its business. The company s…

Laura Ashley collapses after coronavirus hits trading

High street retailer Laura Ashley has collapsed into administration due to the outbreak of coronavirus.  The company announced this morning The post Laura Ashley collapses after coronavirus hits trading appeared first on CityAM.
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Laura Ashley Blogs

HEIRLOOM-INSPIRED FASHION HIGHLIGHT THE NEW BATSHEVA & LAURA ASHLEY COLLECTION

The Limited-Edition Collection Features Women’s Fashion and More Coming at a time when fashion fans are embracing a newfound appreciation and fascination with femininity and pastoral, country living, fashion-followers are going to love our newest collaboration.  Laura Ashley has partnered with Batsh…

A NO-FAIL GUIDE TO SHOPPING FOR WALLPAPER

7 Tips to Help You Choose Wallpaper That Is Right For You Wallpaper really makes an impact. Finding the right wallpaper can be overwhelming but worth it if you want to create a memorable space.  We recently launched a new wallpaper collection that puts a spotlight on grand historic heirloom prints a…

7 HOME LUXURIES FOR YOUR FALL REFRESH

Fall Into New Bedding, Towels, And More…. We can feel the weather changing and can’t wait for crisp fall weather to usher in a new season. Our new bedding collection and home essentials offer a fresh take on fall. Designed to offer a positive outlook while offering life’s luxuries in subtle hues, we…

A LOOK BACK: THE HISTORY OF ORIENTAL GARDEN

Find Out More About One of Laura Ashley’s Most Popular Prints Every home should have a link to the past to give it heart and soul. No one understood that connection better than Laura Ashley herself, as she often looked to the Victorian era for inspiration to create rooms that felt lived in and unden…

7 FALL FOOTWEAR TRENDS TO TRY NOW

See The Newest Styles from Our Aerosoles AWARE X Laura Ashley Collection Fall is around the corner and that means chillier days are ahead. Discover the on-trend fall footwear staples from our footwear collection with Aerosoles that will make the transition to a new season more stylish than ever. Fea…

THE SEASON OF WANDERLUST PRINTS

New Même Chose X Laura Ashley Summer Fashions Now is the time to dress like you are on holiday, even if you are spending time at home. Channelling breezy beach days and dining at a favourite waterside restaurant, our newest Même Chose X Laura Ashley fashion capsule collection defines effortlessly ch…
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Laura Ashley Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Laura Ashley founded?

    Laura Ashley was founded in 1953.

  • Who are Laura Ashley key executives?

    Laura Ashley's key executives are Katharine Poulter, Sagar Mavan and Seán Anglim.

  • How many employees does Laura Ashley have?

    Laura Ashley has 2,034 employees.

  • What is Laura Ashley revenue?

    Latest Laura Ashley annual revenue is £232.5 m.

  • What is Laura Ashley revenue per employee?

    Latest Laura Ashley revenue per employee is £114.3 k.

  • Who are Laura Ashley competitors?

    Competitors of Laura Ashley include The Cambridge Satchel Company, House of Fraser and HSN.

  • Where is Laura Ashley headquarters?

    Laura Ashley headquarters is located at Design Centre, 27 Bagleys Ln, Fulham, London.

  • Where are Laura Ashley offices?

    Laura Ashley has offices in London and Fort Mill.

  • How many offices does Laura Ashley have?

    Laura Ashley has 2 offices.