Make Believe Ideas

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We pride ourselves on producing beautiful and inventive books that encourage creativity and promote learning. Producing fantastic children’s books since early 2004, the company was founded on a desire to create beautiful, innovative and educational products with an accessible price point. MBI has always believed that quality books should be available to all children, and is passionate about maximizing the enjoyment of family reading experiences in this increasingly tech-focused world. These days, we create over 100 new titles a year, publish into many different languages and foster relationships with incredible collaborators around the world. But our work is far from done. This is only the beginning of our wonderful story.
TypePrivate
Founded2004
HQBerkhamsted, GB
Websitemakebelieveideas.com

Locations

Make Believe Ideas is headquartered in
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)64
Revenue (FY, 2018)£34.7 M(+28%)

Make Believe Ideas Office Locations

Make Believe Ideas has an office in Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted, GB (HQ)
The Wilderness
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Make Believe Ideas Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2004
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Make Believe Ideas Revenue

Make Believe Ideas's revenue was reported to be £34.75 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

34.7m

Net income (FY, 2018)

3.8m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

4.5m

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

2.7m
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

6.8m9.7m11.5m13.3m16.8m16.4m18.9m21.4m27.2m34.7m

Revenue growth, %

(3%)16%13%

Cost of goods sold

5.5m8.2m9.5m10.9m13.6m12.7m14.9m16.4m20.0m

Gross profit

1.4m1.5m2.1m2.4m3.2m3.7m4.0m5.0m7.1m
GBPFY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

104.2k198.8k53.9k4.6k77.0k50.082.6k218.5k243.9k572.1k128.3k473.6k3.0m1.7m2.7m

Accounts Receivable

426.5k1.1m971.2k2.0m3.1m2.9m3.9m4.0m5.2m5.6m5.8m9.3m12.3m

Inventories

112.6k799.7k856.7k896.8k1.6m1.1m1.4m2.3m2.4m2.6m2.7m3.0m3.8m4.5m4.3m

Current Assets

323.4k1.5m1.3m2.0m2.7m3.1m4.6m5.6m6.7m7.6m8.1m9.3m13.1m16.2m20.2m
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

319.9k289.5k351.5k700.1k965.1k933.3k1.1m1.6m3.4m

Cash From Operating Activities

(755.4k)319.7k650.0k254.8k1.1m318.7k999.3k2.9m(790.2k)

Dividends Paid

53.1k146.2k240.5k251.2k116.6k

Cash From Financing Activities

714.7k(145.0k)(203.5k)(217.2k)(52.5k)(122.9k)(349.1k)(56.5k)
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

660.8k

Financial Leverage

1.7 x
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Make Believe Ideas Online and Social Media Presence

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Make Believe Ideas Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Make Believe Ideas founded?

    Make Believe Ideas was founded in 2004.

  • How many employees does Make Believe Ideas have?

    Make Believe Ideas has 64 employees.

  • What is Make Believe Ideas revenue?

    Latest Make Believe Ideas annual revenue is £34.7 m.

  • What is Make Believe Ideas revenue per employee?

    Latest Make Believe Ideas revenue per employee is £542.9 k.

  • Who are Make Believe Ideas competitors?

    Competitors of Make Believe Ideas include Journey Group, Educational Development Corporation and Budge Studios.

  • Where is Make Believe Ideas headquarters?

    Make Believe Ideas headquarters is located at The Wilderness, Berkhamsted.

  • Where are Make Believe Ideas offices?

    Make Believe Ideas has an office in Berkhamsted.

  • How many offices does Make Believe Ideas have?

    Make Believe Ideas has 1 office.