NEXT plc is a United Kingdom-based retailer offering clothing, footwear, accessories and home products. The Company's segments include NEXT Retail, a chain of numerous stores in the United Kingdom and Eire; NEXT Directory, an online and catalogue shopping business; NEXT International Retail, which designs and sources NEXT branded products; Lipsy, which designs and sells Lipsy branded younger women's fashion products, and Property Management, which holds properties and property leases which are sub-let to other segments and external parties. Customers may collect or return items at any of its stores nationwide and are also able to check their accounts and make payments online.
Type
Public
HQ
Enderby, GB
Founded
1982
Size (employees)
30,525 (est)
Next was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Enderby, GB
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Key People/Management at Next

Simon Wolfson

Simon Wolfson

CEO
John Barton

John Barton

Chairman

Next Office Locations

Next has offices in Enderby, Essex, Bristol, Hemel Hempstead and in 23 other locations
Enderby, GB (HQ)
Desford Road, Leicester, LE19 4AT
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Next Financials and Metrics

Next Financials

Next's revenue was reported to be £4.10 b in FY, 2017 which is a 1.9% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

4.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

(1.9%)

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

1.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

33.8%

Net income (FY, 2017)

635.3 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

942.4 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

827.7 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

7 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

49.5

Cash (28-Jan-2017)

49.7 m

EV

7 b
Next's current market capitalization is £7 b.
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

3.4 b3.6 b3.7 b4 b4.2 b4.1 b

Revenue growth, %

4%(2%)

Cost of goods sold

2.4 b2.4 b2.5 b2.7 b2.7 b2.7 b

Gross profit

1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.3 b1.5 b1.4 b
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

56.4 m136.3 m273.3 m275.5 m66.3 m49.7 m

Accounts Receivable

597 m622.2 m703.6 m737.8 m

Inventories

371.9 m331.8 m385.6 m416.8 m486.5 m451.1 m

Current Assets

1.1 b1.2 b1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

434.2 m508.6 m553.2 m634.9 m666.8 m635.3 m

Cash From Operating Activities

525.9 m659 m614.8 m743.2 m608.3 m699.5 m

Dividends Paid

135.1 m147.7 m164.8 m433.9 m581.9 m88.3 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(446.1 m)(491.1 m)(371.8 m)(636.1 m)(689.2 m)(584.4 m)
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBITDA

7.4 x

EV/EBIT

8.5 x

EV/CFO

10 x

Revenue/Employee

133.9 k

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

4.7 x
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Next Operating Metrics

Next's Stores was reported to be 538 in FY, 2017.
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Customers (UK Credit Account)

2.72 m2.58 m2.50 m

Customers (UK cash)

900 k1.21 m1.38 m

Customers (UK)

3.62 m3.79 m3.88 m

Stores

539 540 538
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Next Revenue Breakdown

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Next revenue breakdown by business segment: 41.8% from NEXT Directory, 55.7% from NEXT Retail and 2.5% from Other

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Next Online and Social Media Presence

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