Nichols is a soft drinks business comprising two divisions; Soft Drinks and Dispense Operation. Soft Drinks The division sells and markets the Vimto brand throughout the world together with the Panda and Sunkist brands in the UK. Dispense The division provides consumers with a broad range of cold soft drinks on draught.
Newton-le-Willows, GB
Size (employees)
205 (est)+16%
Nichols is headquartered in Newton-le-Willows, GB
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Nichols Office Locations

Nichols has offices in Ringwood, Newton-le-Willows, Stirling, Grays and in 1 other location
Newton-le-Willows, GB (HQ)
Nichols plc, Laurel House, 5 Woodlands Park
Grays, GB
5 Weston Ave
Herefordshire, GB
Overross Industrial Estate Netherton Road Ross-on-Wye
Ringwood, GB
Forest Farm Hangersley Hill Hangersley
Stirling, GB
1 Crest Business Centre 2 Glen Tye Rd
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Nichols Financials and Metrics

Nichols Financials

Nichols's revenue was reported to be £132.79 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

132.8 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

60.6 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

23.2 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

28.9 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

28.7 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

650.6 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

36.1 m
Nichols's current market capitalization is £650.6 m.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


55.3 m56.2 m72.4 m83.9 m98.9 m107.8 m105.5 m109.2 m109.3 m117.3 m132.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

27.3 m27.5 m36.2 m42.2 m52.7 m59.7 m57.4 m59 m56.3 m58.2 m72.2 m

Gross profit

28 m28.7 m36.2 m41.7 m46.2 m48.1 m48.1 m50.2 m53 m59.1 m60.6 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


7.8 m6 m11.2 m15 m20.1 m24.7 m34.3 m34.5 m35.4 m15.4 m36.1 m

Accounts Receivable

11.7 m12.2 m13.5 m14.7 m19.9 m22.6 m22 m21.9 m24.6 m31.7 m34.7 m


2.5 m2.8 m2.7 m3.4 m5.8 m5.3 m4.1 m4.7 m3.9 m2.3 m4.8 m

Current Assets

23.5 m22.4 m28.6 m34.7 m47 m53.8 m61.2 m62.7 m67.2 m49.5 m75.6 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

5.7 m3 m8.4 m10.8 m13.3 m15.3 m14.1 m14.1 m22.2 m25.5 m23.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

5.4 m6.8 m11 m11.4 m12.8 m12.7 m16.5 m11.9 m18.1 m20.2 m17.7 m

Dividends Paid

3.7 m3.9 m4.2 m5.2 m5.9 m6.6 m7.5 m8.6 m9.8 m11.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(3.9 m)(4.5 m)(4.3 m)(4.6 m)(5.1 m)(5.9 m)(6.8 m)(7.6 m)(8.7 m)(9.9 m)(11.2 m)
GBPY, 2017


693.4 k

Financial Leverage

1.3 x
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Nichols News and Updates

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