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.

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TypePrivate
HQManchester, GB
Founded1979
Size (employees)251 (est)
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, West Bromwich, Stoke-on-Trent, Stockton-on-Tees and in 8 other locations
Manchester, (HQ)
3 Stainburn Rd
Dubmire Industrial Estate,
Mulberry Way
Heathfield,
King Charles Business Park Old Newton Rd
Herefordshire,
Southern Ave
Leeds,
11 Pontefract Ln
Leyland,
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)

247.7m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

44.9m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

18.1%

Net income (FY, 2017)

8.2m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

12.6m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

10.4m

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

3.1m
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

33.0m31.7m35.1m38.7m50.7m59.2m68.0m77.6m80.4m79.7m77.9m88.9m99.0m108.5m126.2m156.7m171.4m185.0m215.3m247.7m

Revenue growth, %

9%8%

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

5.2m5.5m6.4m7.4m9.5m11.5m12.4m13.5m13.8m13.8m13.6m15.0m16.7m19.0m21.5m26.2m31.4m34.5m39.8m44.9m
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

210.0k108.8k333.3k374.8k1.3m559.0k792.0k6.0k1.5m10.0k9.0k11.0k10.5k11.3k1.1m2.1m28.8k259.1k505.2k3.9m6.0m1.2m3.1m

Accounts Receivable

1.7m1.0m606.5k948.2k2.1m2.7m3.0m4.2m5.5m6.6m6.7m7.6m7.0m7.6m7.5m7.4m9.8m10.0m11.8m10.7m15.8m20.1m21.9m

Inventories

1.4m1.5m1.5m1.9m2.4m2.7m3.9m4.8m4.5m5.8m6.5m6.7m7.5m8.0m9.4m8.7m10.4m10.6m13.3m14.1m14.6m16.3m16.0m

Current Assets

3.4m2.8m2.7m3.4m5.9m6.1m8.0m9.2m12.5m13.8m14.3m15.0m15.4m17.1m19.0m18.9m20.8m21.7m26.8m30.0m40.0m42.6m45.5m
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

329.0k(65.4k)268.8k205.9k(20.0k)387.0k361.0k377.0k173.0k(167.0k)739.0k1.2m449.9k(65.2k)693.3k1.5m2.2m2.3m3.1m6.1m6.7m5.9m8.2m

Cash From Operating Activities

75.0k662.0k364.0k835.0k4.3m1.8m3.2m2.0m740.3k1.1m710.5k2.5m1.7m10.9m4.1m9.4m9.9m6.1m12.0m

Dividends Paid

18.0k20.0k20.0k20.0k20.0k20.0k35.0k20.0k20.0k20.0k20.0k10.0k15.0k

Cash From Financing Activities

(168.0k)(144.0k)(136.0k)(68.0k)(100.0k)1.9m(582.0k)1.6m1.3m(1.0m)(560.5k)(1.1m)2.0m651.9k(518.1k)(2.5m)(2.3m)1.1m
GBPY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

1.4m

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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LWC Drinks Online and Social Media Presence

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LWC Drinks Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was LWC Drinks founded?

    LWC Drinks was founded in 1979.

  • How many employees does LWC Drinks have?

    LWC Drinks has 251 employees.

  • What is LWC Drinks revenue?

    Latest LWC Drinks annual revenue is £247.7 m.

  • What is LWC Drinks revenue per employee?

    Latest LWC Drinks revenue per employee is £986.7 k.

  • Who are LWC Drinks competitors?

    Competitors of LWC Drinks include Sim Supply, Berkshire Hathaway and Brooks Brothers.

  • Where is LWC Drinks headquarters?

    LWC Drinks headquarters is located at 3 Stainburn Rd, Manchester.

  • Where are LWC Drinks offices?

    LWC Drinks has offices in Manchester, West Bromwich, Stoke-on-Trent, Stockton-on-Tees and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does LWC Drinks have?

    LWC Drinks has 12 offices.