Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Our aim is to deliver unique, memorable and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across our growing estate. With 11 brands established in markets all over the world, our ability to offer memorable experiences to guests and families worldwide is one of our greatest strengths.

Company Growth (employees)
Poole, GB
Size (employees)
19,489 (est)+4%
Merlin Entertainments was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, GB

Merlin Entertainments Office Locations

Merlin Entertainments has offices in Poole, Las Vegas, Chicago, London and in 14 other locations
Poole, GB (HQ)
3 Market Cl
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Merlin Entertainments Financials and Metrics

Merlin Entertainments Financials

Merlin Entertainments's revenue was reported to be £1.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 14% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

3.9 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (26-Dec-2015)

152 m
Merlin Entertainments's current market capitalization is £3.9 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b1.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

170 m181 m193 m

Gross profit

1 b1.1 b1.1 b
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


264 m285 m152 m

Accounts Receivable

12 m16 m20 m

Current Assets

358 m372 m260 m


1.4 b1.5 b1.6 b
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

365 m357 m325 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(83 m)(148 m)(243 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(27 m)(64 m)(67 m)
GBPY, 2016


74.8 k
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Merlin Entertainments Operating Metrics

H1, 2014FY, 2014H1, 2015FY, 2015H1, 2016FY, 2016


27.5 m62.8 m27.7 m62.9 m26.9 m63.8 m



Visitors (Midway Attractions)

17.4 m38.1 m18.1 m40 m18.7 m40.6 m

Visitors (Legoland Parks)

4.6 m12.7 m4.5 m12.7 m4.5 m12.8 m
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Merlin Entertainments Market Value History

Merlin Entertainments Revenue Breakdown

Merlin Entertainments's Web-traffic and Trends

Merlin Entertainments Online and Social Media Presence

Merlin Entertainments News and Updates

Merlin Entertainments Denies It’s in Talks for a SeaWorld Deal

The precisely worded statement from Merlin Entertainments doesn't seem to rule out future interest or discussions. But what does SeaWorld want to do? That's still the big question. -Hannah Sampson

Merlin Entertainments Company Life and Culture

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