Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell plc is a leading, high service, multi-channel distribution group supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally through its Group companies. Our products range from electronic components to industrial products from over 3,500 leading suppliers.

Leeds, GB
Size (employees)
3,962 (est)-11%
Premier Farnell was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Leeds, GB

Premier Farnell Office Locations

Premier Farnell has offices in Leeds, Chicago, Columbus, Philadelphia and in 36 other locations
Leeds, GB (HQ)
Forge Ln
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Premier Farnell Data and Metrics

Premier Farnell Financial Metrics

Premier Farnell's revenue was reported to be £480.9 m in FY, 2016 which is a 5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

480.9 m

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

124.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

20.8 m

Cash (31-Jan-2016)

28.5 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


448.2 m457.7 m480.9 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

313.9 m321.2 m356 m

Gross profit

134.3 m136.5 m124.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

84.1 m77.7 m89.1 m

Pre tax profit

69.1 m29.2 m

Net Income

47.5 m20.8 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


43.8 m28.5 m

Accounts Receivable

122.8 m109.3 m

Current Assets

450.1 m452.5 m


56.8 m45.2 m


87.5 m79.5 m

Total Assets

594.4 m577.2 m

Accounts Payable

79.9 m95 m

Current Liabilities

149.9 m221.7 m

Total Liabilities

517.2 m498.7 m

Retained Earnings

9.3 m(1.7 m)

Total Equity

77.2 m78.5 m

Financial Leverage

7.7 x7.4 x
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

48.9 m74.1 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(21.4 m)(71.3 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(17.3 m)(8.4 m)
GBPY, 2016


106.9 k

Financial Leverage

7.4 x

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Premier Farnell News and Updates

Serving up a better burger: How IoT and blockchain will reinvent the global supply chain

GUEST: Say you get served a burger at a restaurant, and something about it isn’t quite right. Do you know what went wrong? Does your server? Does the restaurant? The suppliers? Hard to know. Each part of the sandwich – the beef, lettuce, tomato, bun, condiments, cheese – came together on the plate f…

Raspberry Pi maker shareholders set to vote on Avnet takeover offer

Shareholders in the electronics maker behind the Raspberry Pi computer Premier Farnell will vote on the 185p-per-share offer for the company today. Investors are expected to back the £868m deal, which is seen as a sign the UK’s tech industry is still attractive to overseas investors. The deal …

Datwyler won't increase takeover bid for Rapberry Pi maker Premier Farnell

An original bid to takeover the maker of the Raspberry Pi mini-computer will not be increased, the company behind the offer said today. Swiss manufacturer Datwyler will not up its bid of 165 pence per share after US tech firm Avent swooped in with a a higher offer of 185 pence per share. Datwy…

Daetwyler Says It Won’t Raise Bid for Premier Farnell

Striking expectations of a bidding war.
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