Ralawise was founded in the early 80’s by the Batson family in the kitchen of their family home. Originally a T-shirt printer, the family decorated garments for the local souvenir market. The business expanded quickly and branched into a number of local markets. As a result of the business' early success, the opportunity arose to stock plain garments. With a limited supply chain, local demand for this service grew quickly, opening the door for a wider distribution model and the Ralawise brand, as we know it today, was born. In 1991 Ralawise became an authorised distributor of Jerzees (now Russell Europe), with Fruit of the Loom granting Ralawise the same accolade shortly after. As a former printer and decorator with strong family values, Ralawise understands the challenges faced by our customers and while the business continues to develop these fundamentals are always applied to its business practices. Ralawise are now a leading global distributor with the widest range of clothing, apparel and consumable products across Europe. Ralawise are the ultimate one-stop shop holding over 6 million items in stock, 3800+ products and over 110 brands. With core business values fundamental to our success, Ralawise have always ensured good quality service, support and value, thus building up good relationships of trust with our customers.
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Type
Private
HQ
Deeside Industrial Estate, GB
Founded
1990
Size (employees)
126 (est)+2%
Ralawise was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Deeside Industrial Estate, GB
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Ralawise Office Locations

Ralawise has an office in Deeside Industrial Estate
Deeside Industrial Estate, GB (HQ)
Unit 112 Tenth Avenue
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Ralawise Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1990

Ralawise Financials

Ralawise's revenue was reported to be £122.70 m in FY, 2016
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2016)

122.7 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

36.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %

29.6%

Net income (FY, 2016)

7 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

10.4 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

9 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

2.6 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

29.7 m31.2 m32.5 m43.8 m55 m63.6 m75.9 m89.7 m104.8 m122.7 m

Revenue growth, %

18%17%

Cost of goods sold

21.2 m22.1 m23.1 m31 m38 m44.7 m53.7 m63.1 m73.6 m86.4 m

Gross profit

8.5 m9.1 m9.4 m12.7 m17 m18.9 m22.2 m26.6 m31.2 m36.3 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.7 m1.7 m1.7 m3.1 m3.9 m4.3 m5.2 m5.5 m5.9 m7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

2.3 m2.3 m3.3 m834.8 k3.4 m701.2 k2.4 m2.3 m764.3 k2.8 m

Dividends Paid

684 k682 k600 k2.2 m488.5 k555.8 k776.1 k999 k1 m1.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(298.1 k)391.3 k(234.3 k)1.4 m(456.5 k)733.9 k(182.3 k)(895.6 k)14.2 m(396.5 k)
GBPY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

1.3 m

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
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