Next engages in the retail of clothing, footwear, accessories, and home products internationally. The Company operates in six segments: NEXT Retail, NEXT Online, NEXT International Retail, NEXT Sourcing, Lipsy, and Property Management. In addition, it provides property management services, including holding and lease of properties.
TypePublic
HQEnderby, GB
Founded1864
Size (employees)28,318 (est)
Websitenextplc.co.uk
Next was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Enderby, GB
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Key People/Management at Next

Michael Roney

Michael Roney

Chairman
Simon Wolfson

Simon Wolfson

CEO
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Next Office Locations

Next has offices in Enderby, Southampton, Slough, Sheffield and in 23 other locations
Enderby, GB (HQ)
Desford Road, Leicester
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Next Financials and Metrics

Next Revenue

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Next's revenue was reported to be £4.06 b in FY, 2018 which is a 1% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

4.1b

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

(1%)

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

1.4b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

33.4%

Net income (FY, 2018)

591.8m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

759.9m

Cash (28-Jan-2018)

53.5m

EV

8.0b
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

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Revenue growth, %

(2%)(1%)

Cost of goods sold

2.7b2.7b

Gross profit

1.4b1.4b
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

49.7m53.5m

Accounts Receivable

1.1b1.2b

Prepaid Expenses

91.7m94.2m

Inventories

451.1m490.1m
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

635.3m591.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

116.7m123.0m

Inventories

35.3m(39.0m)

Accounts Payable

(49.7m)(16.9m)
GBPY, 2018

EV/EBIT

10.6 x

EV/CFO

13.1 x

Revenue/Employee

137.8k

Debt/Equity

2.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

5.3 x
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Next Operating Metrics

Next's Stores was reported to be 530 in FY, 2018. Next's Customers was reported to be 4.9 m in FY, 2018.
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Customers

4.12 m4.55 m4.73 m4.90 m

Customers (UK cash)

900 k1.21 m1.38 m1.50 m

Customers (UK)

3.62 m3.79 m3.88 m3.99 m

Stores

539 540 538 530
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Next Revenue Breakdown

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Next revenue breakdown by business segment: 12.1% from NEXT Sourcing, 39.9% from NEXT Online, 46.5% from NEXT Retail and 1.5% from Other

Next revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.0% from Rest of Europe, 88.9% from United Kingdom and 5.1% from Other

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Next Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Next founded?

    Next was founded in 1864.

  • Who are Next key executives?

    Next's key executives are Michael Roney and Simon Wolfson.

  • How many employees does Next have?

    Next has 28,318 employees.

  • What is Next revenue?

    Latest Next annual revenue is £4.1 b.

  • What is Next revenue per employee?

    Latest Next revenue per employee is £143.2 k.

  • Who are Next competitors?

    Competitors of Next include Arcadia Group, Marks & Spencer and The Cato Corporation.

  • Where is Next headquarters?

    Next headquarters is located at Desford Road, Leicester, Enderby.

  • Where are Next offices?

    Next has offices in Enderby, Southampton, Slough, Sheffield and in 23 other locations.

  • How many offices does Next have?

    Next has 27 offices.