Since Poundworld was founded on a market stall in Yorkshire in 1964, the business has gone from strength to strength, spanning the length and breadth of the UK, with more than 330 stores and over 6,000 staff nationwide. Visited by over two million customers a week, Poundword stocks everything from groceries, pet care and DIY, to toys, stationery and electricals. Poundworld offers amazing value on leading brands, including the likes of Colgate, Johnson’s, Cadbury and Coca-Cola. You save more at Poundworld!
West Yorkshire, GB
Size (employees)
582 (est)+7%
Poundworld was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in West Yorkshire, GB
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Key People/Management at Poundworld

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards


Poundworld Office Locations

Poundworld has an office in West Yorkshire
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Poundworld Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$44.6 m

Latest funding size

$44.60 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago


Poundworld's latest funding round in July 2014 was reported to be $44.6 m. In total, Poundworld has raised $44.6 m

Poundworld Financials

Poundworld's revenue was reported to be £488.85 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

488.8 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

181.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

(15.5 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

(5.4 m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(15.9 m)

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

593 k
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


50.1 m67 m93.6 m132.9 m206.5 m293.8 m345.3 m422.3 m462.7 m488.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

29.2 m40 m58.3 m80.9 m126.4 m182.2 m217.1 m260.7 m287.1 m307.6 m

Gross profit

20.9 m27 m35.4 m52 m80 m111.5 m128.1 m161.6 m175.6 m181.3 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

802.8 k850.8 k642.9 k2.6 m2 m1.1 m3.2 m18.6 m(5.1 m)(15.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.7 m3 m2.6 m8.3 m15 m11.3 m(694 k)17.6 m

Dividends Paid

335 k132 k153 k240 k276 k279 k234 k535 k

Cash From Financing Activities

(39.9 k)(11.5 k)1.6 m2 m1.9 m(591 k)9 m(913 k)
GBPY, 2017


1.7 m


-1.9 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

-17.5 x
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Poundworld News and Updates

Troubles at Steinhoff prompt private equity bidders to circle Poundland

Speculation over the future of Poundland has attracted a pack of prospective private equity bidders ready to snap up the discount retailer. Buyout giants including Advent International, Bain, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, CVC and KKR are sniffing around the company in the expectation that it might…

Pinched-for-cash Poundworld in talks with TPG for more money

Discount retailer Poundworld is in talks with its majority owner, US private equity giant TPG Capital, for a new cash injection after a troubling festive period. Poundworld is asking for another £30m to £40m of investment, according to Sky News, after disappointing sales and one-off costs saw its…
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