Established in 1979, LWC has grown from a small start up to the "fastest growing privately owned drinks company in the UK". Our Headquarters With over 7,000 different product lines and over 6,000 on trade customers, LWC provides the broadest range and greatest service available in the UK drinks industry. We provide fantastic support services which enables our customers to not only maximize their sales, but also provide their customers with a higher quality experience. This is possible due to our team of 80 dedicated account managers, who can advise you on how to maximize your business potential whilst also eradicating any issues you may face.
TypePrivate
HQManchester, GB
Founded1979
Size (employees)248 (est)+3%
Websitelwc-drinks.co.uk
LWC Drinks was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Manchester, GB
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LWC Drinks Office Locations

LWC Drinks has offices in Manchester, Dubmire Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees, Leyland and in 8 other locations
Manchester, GB (HQ)
3 Stainburn Rd
Dubmire Industrial Estate, GB
Mulberry Way
Heathfield, GB
King Charles Business Park Old Newton Rd
Herefordshire, GB
Southern Ave
Leeds, GB
11 Pontefract Ln
Leyland, GB
Peregrine Pl
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LWC Drinks Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1979

LWC Drinks Revenue

LWC Drinks's revenue was reported to be £247.67 m in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

247.7 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

44.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

18.1%

Net income (FY, 2017)

8.2 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

12.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

10.4 m

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

3.1 m
GBPFY, 1995FY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

33 m31.7 m35.1 m38.7 m50.7 m59.2 m68 m77.6 m80.4 m79.7 m77.9 m88.9 m99 m108.5 m126.2 m156.7 m171.4 m185 m215.3 m247.7 m

Revenue growth, %

9%8%

Cost of goods sold

27.9 m26.2 m28.8 m31.3 m41.2 m47.7 m55.6 m64.2 m66.6 m65.9 m64.3 m73.9 m82.3 m89.5 m104.7 m130.4 m140.1 m150.5 m175.5 m202.7 m

Gross profit

5.2 m5.5 m6.4 m7.4 m9.5 m11.5 m12.4 m13.5 m13.8 m13.8 m13.6 m15 m16.7 m19 m21.5 m26.2 m31.4 m34.5 m39.8 m44.9 m
GBPFY, 1995FY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

210 k108.8 k333.3 k374.8 k1.3 m559 k792 k6 k1.5 m10 k9 k11 k10.5 k11.3 k1.1 m2.1 m28.8 k259.1 k505.2 k3.9 m6 m1.2 m3.1 m

Accounts Receivable

1.7 m1 m606.5 k948.2 k2.1 m2.7 m3 m4.2 m5.5 m6.6 m6.7 m7.6 m7 m7.6 m7.5 m7.4 m9.8 m10 m11.8 m10.7 m15.8 m20.1 m21.9 m

Inventories

1.4 m1.5 m1.5 m1.9 m2.4 m2.7 m3.9 m4.8 m4.5 m5.8 m6.5 m6.7 m7.5 m8 m9.4 m8.7 m10.4 m10.6 m13.3 m14.1 m14.6 m16.3 m16 m

Current Assets

3.4 m2.8 m2.7 m3.4 m5.9 m6.1 m8 m9.2 m12.5 m13.8 m14.3 m15 m15.4 m17.1 m19 m18.9 m20.8 m21.7 m26.8 m30 m40 m42.6 m45.5 m
GBPFY, 1995FY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

329 k(65.4 k)268.8 k205.9 k(20 k)387 k361 k377 k173 k(167 k)739 k1.2 m449.9 k(65.2 k)693.3 k1.5 m2.2 m2.3 m3.1 m6.1 m6.7 m5.9 m8.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

75 k662 k364 k835 k4.3 m1.8 m3.2 m2 m740.3 k1.1 m710.5 k2.5 m1.7 m10.9 m4.1 m9.4 m9.9 m6.1 m12 m

Dividends Paid

18 k20 k20 k20 k20 k20 k35 k20 k20 k20 k20 k10 k15 k

Cash From Financing Activities

(168 k)(144 k)(136 k)(68 k)(100 k)1.9 m(582 k)1.6 m1.3 m(1 m)(560.5 k)(1.1 m)2 m651.9 k(518.1 k)(2.5 m)(2.3 m)1.1 m
GBPY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

1.4 m

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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LWC Drinks Online and Social Media Presence

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