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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 ratingBMore

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 an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
Design Centre, 27 Bagleys Ln, Fulham
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Laura Ashley Financials and Metrics

Laura Ashley Revenue

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Laura Ashley's revenue was reported to be £232.50 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

412 374 236

Stores (Franchising)

243 213 80

Stores (UK)

167 160 155

Mixed Product Stores (UK)

114 111 105
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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 Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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Laura Ashley Revenue Breakdown

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Laura Ashley revenue breakdown by business segment: 22.0% from e-Commerce and Mail Order, 74.2% from Stores 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 Online and Social Media Presence

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Laura Ashley News and Updates

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.

Laura Ashley scraps dividend after doubling losses to £4m

Struggling retailer Laura Ashley will not pay an interim dividend after losses more than doubled in the first half of [...] The post Laura Ashley scraps dividend after doubling losses to £4m appeared first on CityAM.

Laura Ashley shares bounce back after lender offers lifeline

Shares in Laura Ashley jumped more than 45 per cent today after the struggling retailer secured access to a £20m [...] The post Laura Ashley shares bounce back after lender offers lifeline appeared first on CityAM.

Laura Ashley says Wells Fargo to lend for immediate needs

Clothing and furnishing retailer Laura Ashley said on Wednesday it should be able to use funds from its existing working capital facility with Wells Fargo , its main banking lender, to meet immediate funding needs.
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Laura Ashley Blogs

You’ve Got Mail: From Scraps to Stationery

Author and Blogger Elyse Major is back with a new wallpaper craft that will make note writing original and fun! All it takes is a few extra invitations and leftover holiday cards and the next thing you know you’ve got a collection of envelopes of random sizes. Turn this rag tag assortment into a sta…

DOES YOUR BEDDING MATCH YOUR SLEEP PERSONALITY?

Tips on The Bedding Essentials Needed for A Good Night’s Sleep Are you one of the millions looking for a better night’s sleep? While we can’t take the stress of the day away, we can give tips to create a foundation for a better night while you slumber. Depending on your sleep personality, the right …

INTRODUCING OUR CAMBRIDGE STREET COLLECTION

A Collection of Elegant Daywear with the Classic Laura Ashley Prints You’ve Come to Know and Love. Cambridge Street features a stunning collection of detailed blouses, heritage maxi-dresses, and stylish trousers—perfect for transitioning from day to night with ease. Featuring a colour palette of nav…

20 PRODUCTS TO MAKE BACK-TO-SCHOOL FUN FOR LITTLE ONES

The back-to-school season is upon us. No matter how different it is this year with in-person and stay-at-home school days, it’s time to gear up and get excited. Shopping for new clothes, backpacks and accessories will help younger kids get in the right frame of mind for their new school routine and …

7 REASONS TO LOVE SUMMER

Longer days, plenty of sunshine, beach outings, BBQs. What’s not to love about summer? The warm weather is beckoning us to bring summer touches into our homes and wardrobe. It’s time to embrace the endless decorative possibilities during these warm months and create the perfect summertime retreat th…

THE GOLDEN AGE: Tips for Wearing Gold Jewelry

Inspired by summer sunshine and the golden glow this time of year brings, gold jewelry adds that perfect touch of glamour to any outfit in your wardrobe. Highlighted by a classic style that transcends trends, our new fashion jewelry line is full of romantic and elegant pieces designed to be worn eve…
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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 an office in London.

  • How many offices does Laura Ashley have?

    Laura Ashley has 1 office.