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!
Company Growth (employees)
West Yorkshire, GB
Size (employees)
494 (est)+4%
Poundworld was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in West Yorkshire, GB

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

$44.6 m

Time since last funding

over 3 years


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 £462.7 m in FY, 2016 which is a 10% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

462.7 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

175.6 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(5.1 m)

Cash (31-Mar-2016)

6 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


345.3 m422.3 m462.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

217.1 m260.7 m287.1 m

Gross profit

128.1 m161.6 m175.6 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5 m5.6 m6 m

Accounts Receivable

3.8 m4.7 m4.3 m

Current Assets

57.5 m81.1 m85.2 m


26.8 m24.9 m26.8 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(694 k)17.6 m

Cash From Financing Activities

9 m(913 k)

Income Taxes Paid

(1.8 m)(3.3 m)302 k
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

12.8 x
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