Established in 2003, Primrose are a family-run online retailer based in Reading, Berkshire and we have been trading and expanding ever since. In 2012 we secured an investment by the BGF to help us grow further and provide our customers with the continued excellence they have come to expect from us.
Everything is based in-house which allows us to focus our passion on what we do best - providing a great range of products with the best prices and knowledgeable customer service.

Company Growth (employees)
Reading, GB
Size (employees)
92 (est)+3%
Primrose was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Reading, GB

Primrose Office Locations

Primrose has an office in Reading
Reading, GB (HQ)
44 Portman Rd
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Primrose Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Primrose Financials

Primrose's revenue was reported to be £35.7 m in FY, 2016 which is a 12% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

35.7 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

15.2 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.9 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

2.5 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.4 m

Cash (31-Oct-2016)

6.1 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


10.6 m14.7 m19.8 m25.7 m33.5 m40.4 m35.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

12.8 m17.1 m23 m24.9 m20.6 m

Gross profit

7 m8.5 m10.6 m15.5 m15.2 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

571.2 k758.6 k10 k371.2 k420.4 k(51.7 k)1.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

60.3 k1 m(137 k)(789.5 k)(657.9 k)(924.5 k)6.1 m

Dividends Paid

75 k100 k141.9 k116.5 k

Cash From Financing Activities

(15.8 k)5.9 k2.8 m(23.2 k)(7.6 k)22.1 k8.6 k
    GBPY, 2016


    541.4 k

    Financial Leverage

    1.5 x
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