Paragon Group

Paragon is a leading specialist lender of buy-to-let mortgages to landlords and residential property investors in the UK, a loan servicing provider for third party clients and an active acquirer of loan assets and portfolios and has most recently established a banking subsidiary, Paragon Bank. Paragon has £10 billion of loan assets under management. Since being established in 1985, it is the only specialist lender to maintain an independent position within the UK mortgage market. Mortgage lending We are a buy-to-let specialist lender to landlord customers through our Paragon Mortgages and Mortgage Trust brands. We were the first lender to work with the private rented sector to develop the buy-to-let market and, in 2000, we became the only major UK mortgage lender to focus exclusively on buy-to-let products. Debt purchase Our investment division, Idem Capital, is a leading UK consumer debt purchaser, acquiring loan portfolios, including first and second mortgages as well as unsecured assets. We have over 25 years' experience in loan management and have acquired over £3.5 billion of loans. We also service loan portfolios for clients such as banks, private equity houses and specialist lenders Paragon Bank Launched in February 2014, Paragon Bank is a retail-funded lending bank with a direct to consumer Internet platform for savings and loan products distributed via intermediaries. Paragon Bank is committed to improving customer choice in areas where the Group has previous success and extensive experience in consumer lending, initially in car finance and personal loans.
Company Growth (employees)
Solihull, GB
Size (employees)
1,299 (est)
Paragon Group was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Solihull, GB

Paragon Group Office Locations

Paragon Group has offices in Solihull, Shirley and London
Solihull, GB (HQ)
Paragon House 51 Homer Rd
London, GB
25 Old Broad St
Shirley, GB
Highlands Rd

Paragon Group Data and Metrics

Paragon Group Financial Metrics

Paragon Group's revenue was reported to be £411.4 m in FY, 2016 which is a 21% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

411.4 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

223.2 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

116 m

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

1.1 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (30-Sep-2016)

1.2 b
Paragon Group's current market capitalization is £1.1 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


269 m302.4 m341 m411.4 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

108 m123 m143.6 m188.2 m

Gross profit

161 m179.4 m197.4 m223.2 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

57.5 m57.2 m62.7 m79.4 m

Pre tax profit

122.8 m134.2 m143.2 m

Net Income

97.2 m107.1 m116 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


848.8 m1.1 b1.2 b

Current Assets

894.7 m1.1 b1.3 b


10 b10.8 b12.2 b


7.9 m7.7 m105.4 m

Total Assets

10.9 b11.9 b13.5 b

Current Liabilities

106.4 m395.1 m1.2 b

Total Liabilities

9.9 b10.9 b12.5 b

Retained Earnings

73.5 m78 m82.1 m

Total Equity

947.1 m969.5 m969.5 m

Financial Leverage

11.5 x12.3 x13.9 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(269.5 m)(25.9 m)865.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

596.5 m237.1 m(405.5 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(25.6 m)(27.1 m)(27.2 m)
GBPY, 2016


329.1 k

Financial Leverage

13.9 x

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