At Mothercare, we’ve been meeting the needs of expectant mothers, parents and their little ones since 1961. As a trusted one-stop shop for quality, choice and value, we’ve provided our customers with everything over the years, from bedding and clothing to prams, pushchairs and toys. You could well have been one of the millions of customers we’ve had the pleasure of serving in the past. Would you welcome the chance to be part of our future? Of course, Mothercare has grown up over the decades. While we’re still an iconic name on the UK high street, our operations have taken us into mail order, online shopping and overseas markets, with a presence in over 60 countries. We’ve also welcomed new names to our family, such as Early Learning Centre and mini club – a brand available exclusively in larger Boots stores, and collaborated with Mylene Klass and Jools Oliver to create iconic brands in Baby K and Little Bird. But some things have remained constant, like the values on which our business is built. We still care as we always have. We still make sure that we understand the needs of our customers. We still go out of our way to provide reassurance when our customers need it. We still make sure that everyone working here feels valued and has the opportunity to build a successful career. We have bold ambitions for the years ahead, which is why we’re always interested in meeting talented and motivated people who can deliver for our customers and help our business to grow.
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Watford, GB
Size (employees)
3,099 (est)
Mothercare was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Watford, GB
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Mothercare Office Locations

Mothercare has an office in Watford
Watford, GB (HQ)
Cherry Tree Rd
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Mothercare Financials and Metrics

Mothercare Financials

Mothercare's revenue was reported to be £667.40 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

667.4 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

58.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

8.2 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

30.8 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

10.9 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

164.7 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

Mothercare's current market capitalization is £164.7 m.
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


676.8 m723.6 m766.4 m793.6 m812.7 m749.4 m724.9 m713.9 m682.3 m667.4 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

612.5 m636.8 m679.4 m737.7 m770.4 m696.3 m694.9 m656.3 m622.1 m608.6 m

Gross profit

64.3 m86.8 m87 m55.9 m42.3 m53.1 m30 m57.6 m60.2 m58.8 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


22.7 m24.8 m38.5 m15.3 m1.8 m17.6 m17.3 m31.5 m13.5 m

Accounts Receivable

24.7 m34.1 m39.8 m51 m47.2 m37.1 m42.1 m53 m57.2 m47 m


70.8 m94.1 m91.3 m116 m99.1 m110.6 m93.1 m87.7 m101.8 m102 m

Current Assets

147.3 m180.6 m201.6 m193.8 m174.2 m194.6 m170.2 m197.9 m203.6 m178.2 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

100 k30.2 m23.6 m6.5 m(91.8 m)(23.8 m)(27.5 m)(15.4 m)6.4 m8.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

51.8 m34.9 m50.1 m27.1 m5.6 m6.8 m4 m(1.1 m)21.9 m15.3 m

Dividends Paid

7.9 m10.9 m13.2 m15.5 m11.9 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(11.9 m)(11.7 m)(12.9 m)(16.3 m)7.1 m25.8 m11.1 m26.5 m(1 m)12.8 m
GBPY, 2017


213.5 k

Financial Leverage

4.3 x
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Mothercare News and Updates

Maternity Clothing Global Market 2018: Key Players – Destination Maternity, Mothercare, Old Navy, Liz Lange, Seraphine

Maternity Clothing -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2023 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Maternity Clothing Market Analysis 2018-2025: Key Players Analysis like Destination Maternity, Mothercare, Old Navy, Liz Lange, Seraphine, The Gap

The global maternity Clothing market is marked by some intense competition from the major players operating in this market. Frequent mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships product innovation and geographical expansion are some of the key strategies adopted by these players in orde…

Sainsbury's eyed up Mothercare but didn't make an offer

Sainsbury's considered adding struggling retailer Mothercare to its shopping basket, but decided against making an offer, it has emerged. The supermarket, which bought out Argos for £1.4bn back in 2016, is understood to have looked into a potential acquisition of the company in recent months but …

3 updates from retail businesses show how the old economy is dying — and fast

Moss Bros issued a profit warning on Wednesday and Mothercare, which has already had a profit warning, said its lenders are relaxing debt covenants. Carpetright has had to get an emergency £12.5 million loan, is trying to reduce its rent bill, and needs to raise as much as £60 million for a turnar…
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