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Here at McColl’s we pride ourselves on being the UK market leader in neighbourhood retailing. We currently operate over 1,350 convenience and newsagent stores. We’ve more than doubled our convenience store presence over the last eight years and this now accounts for over half of our impressive estate, with a strong focus on developing and expanding this further. Our strategy is based on providing local communities with a full range of amenities, top brands and neighbourhood services at competitive prices. The convenience side of our business is where we see significant opportunity for growth, both for our customers and our staff. Growth will be supported by the acquisition of further quality independent convenience stores as well as by converting our existing newsagent stores to convenience format. We will work to improve the customer offer across our convenience store portfolio, particularly in terms of fresh and chilled produce. We also plan to expand the range and services in our newsagents and variety stores to cater for changing consumer needs, such as increasing the number of Post Offices we operate. Significant investment has already been made to improve store standards and the customer experience. We are acutely aware that our continued success depends entirely on the dedication, expertise and customer service skills of our staff and management. We are always keen to hear from like minded people who share our commitment to neighbourhood retailing and to developing a career in this exciting retail sector. Visit our careers site to find out more or to apply for a role.
TypePublic
HQBrentwood, GB
Websitemccolls.co.uk
Employee Ratings2.7

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2017)19,319
Job Openings356
Revenue (FY, 2018)£1.2 B(+9%)
Share Price (Oct 2017)£2.8 (+2%)

Key People/Management at McColl's

Simon FCA

Simon FCA

CFO
Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

COO
Karen Bird

Karen Bird

Human Resources Director
Steve Goswell

Steve Goswell

Operations Director
Steven ACMA

Steven ACMA

Retail Finance Director
Neil Hodge

Neil Hodge

Information Technology Director
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McColl's Office Locations

McColl's has an office in Brentwood
Brentwood, GB (HQ)
McColl's House, Ashwells Rd
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McColl's Financials and Metrics

McColl's Revenue

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McColl's's revenue was reported to be £1.24 b in FY, 2018 which is a 8.1% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

1.2b

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

8.1%

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

321.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

25.9%

Net income (FY, 2018)

6.9m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

32.9m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

15.9m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

329.1m

Closing stock price (31-Oct-2017)

2.8

Cash (30-Nov-2018)

28.5m

EV

302.7m
McColl's's current market capitalization is £329.1 m.
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

950.4m1.1b1.2b

Revenue growth, %

2%21%8%

Cost of goods sold

711.8m841.4m920.4m

Gross profit

238.7m307.4m321.1m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

23.5m10.0m14.5m3.8m14.3m28.5m

Accounts Receivable

3.1m51.9m3.0m3.2m1.9m3.3m

Inventories

44.2m45.8m51.3m55.0m76.0m77.1m

Current Assets

100.5m61.9m99.9m97.7m130.6m147.7m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

5.1m4.1m16.1m13.9m14.2m6.9m

Cash From Operating Activities

28.4m(39.8m)43.5m21.6m54.2m61.8m

Dividends Paid

10.7m11.0m11.7m11.9m

Cash From Financing Activities

(46.7m)48.0m(16.7m)(6.7m)96.6m(49.2m)
GBPY, 2018

EV/EBITDA

9.2 x

EV/EBIT

19.1 x

EV/CFO

4.9 x

Financial Leverage

3.6 x
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McColl's Online and Social Media Presence

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McColl's News and Updates

McColl's sales fall; P&H bankruptcy still hurting

British convenience retailer McColl's Retail Group Plc posted lower like-for-like sales in the third quarter and said the collapse of cigarette wholesaler Palmer & Harvey (P&H) last year continued to disrupt its supply chain.

McColl's finance boss steps down

The finance boss of McColl's Retail Group has quit to take up the equivalent role at Reach, the recently-rebranded Mirror Group publisher.  Simon Fuller will remain at McColl's until a replacement has been appointed "and an orderly handover has taken place", the company said this morning. Recruit…

McColl's in talks with Sainsbury's as Nisa buyout hots up

Convenience chain McColl's has entered the fray in the battle of the supermarkets, holding its own meetings with Sainsbury's as the supermarket giant attempts to buy Nisa. Senior executives from McColl's, which is supplied by Nisa, met with Sainsbury's officials on Friday to discuss the potential…

McColl's Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are McColl's key executives?

    McColl's's key executives are Simon FCA, Dave Thomas and Karen Bird.

  • How many employees does McColl's have?

    McColl's has 19,319 employees.

  • What is McColl's revenue?

    Latest McColl's annual revenue is £1.2 b.

  • What is McColl's revenue per employee?

    Latest McColl's revenue per employee is £64.3 k.

  • Who are McColl's competitors?

    Competitors of McColl's include Thomas Franks, Dairy Crest Group and Gousto.

  • Where is McColl's headquarters?

    McColl's headquarters is located at McColl's House, Ashwells Rd, Brentwood.

  • Where are McColl's offices?

    McColl's has an office in Brentwood.

  • How many offices does McColl's have?

    McColl's has 1 office.