Over the last 30 years Robert Walters has grown and so have our ambitions. We now employ over 2,900 talented staff across 24 countries. Businesses world-wide rely on us to find the very best specialist professionals to drive their business forward. Why? Because those same professionals trust us to manage their long-term careers.

We're proud to be a world-leading recruitment consultancy but we also have a successful recruitment outsourcing business called Resource Solutions and a clerical recruitment brand operating in Europe and Brazil called Walters People. 

Our philosophy: 

We don't aim to be the biggest recruitment consultancy but we do aim to be the best. We help businesses build powerful teams that deliver against exceptionally high standards by holding ourselves up to those same values. Quality and integrity are our watchwords and we like to think we're different. Here's a flavour of why: 

• We have specialist recruitment teams who are experts in their area. Whether they're recruiting in accountancy, HR or legal, you won't find them working outside their area of expertise 
• Our consultants don't work on commission, but instead rely on team work to ensure the right person is placed in the right job 
• We will never send out your CV without express permission. Quite simply, we don't think it's right 

We're proud of what we've achieved so far. But we don't look back, we're always innovating: 

• We were the first recruitment consultancy to launch a recruitment outsourcing business 
• The first to launch a Global Salary Survey 
• We were the first to launch a salary checker app for iPhone and launched a Manga interview app 
• We sponsor and support a range of initiatives from the British & Irish Lions to the North Bondi Life Saving Club in Australia and Macmillan Cancer Support
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London, GB
Size (employees)
3,495 (est)+21%
Robert Walters is headquartered in London, GB
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Robert Walters Office Locations

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Robert Walters Financials and Metrics

Robert Walters Financials

Robert Walters's revenue was reported to be £1.17 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

1.2 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

345.2 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

29.3 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

46.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

41.9 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

423.3 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

61.9 m


392.2 m
Robert Walters's current market capitalization is £423.3 m.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


319.8 m337.3 m300.4 m424.2 m528.1 m567.8 m597.7 m679.6 m812.7 m998.5 m1.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

190.9 m198.7 m196.1 m268.8 m344.7 m379.4 m398.5 m464.3 m578.3 m720.2 m820.5 m

Gross profit

128.9 m138.6 m104.4 m155.4 m183.4 m188.4 m199.2 m215.3 m234.4 m278.3 m345.2 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


24 m28.5 m19.8 m31.9 m29 m26 m30.1 m38.2 m43.4 m62.6 m61.9 m

Accounts Receivable

53.2 m51.6 m49.4 m78 m89.4 m100.7 m117.1 m122.7 m165.8 m222.1 m209.5 m

Current Assets

95.1 m97.5 m88.8 m132.4 m145 m153.9 m185.7 m206.6 m236.3 m300.6 m292.5 m


4.7 m6.2 m4.3 m4.9 m11.6 m11.9 m9.3 m8.2 m7.7 m8.2 m9.1 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

17.4 m12.2 m240 k8.8 m10.2 m4.9 m6.2 m11.3 m15.3 m19.9 m29.3 m

Cash From Operating Activities

23.8 m20.4 m3.9 m15.2 m7 m5 m16.4 m8 m15.8 m29.5 m32 m

Dividends Paid

3.1 m3.3 m3.3 m3.7 m3.8 m4.1 m5.4 m6.1 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(17.4 m)(17.1 m)(10 m)908 k286 k(1.8 m)(7.1 m)4.3 m(3.9 m)(14.5 m)(24.9 m)
GBPY, 2017


8.4 x


9.4 x


12.3 x


364.5 k


0.3 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2.7 x
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Robert Walters News and Updates

Robert Walters profit rises with City hiring proving a hotspot for growth

Recruiter Robert Walters has reported a 17 per cent rise on a constant currency basis in net fee income for its first quarter trading update, with growth across all regions. For the first three months of the year it reported gross profit of £88.5m, up from £78.3m the same time last year. The f…

The City hiring boom is still going strong, says recruiter Robert Walters

Recruitment firm Robert Walters posted record profits this morning, boosted by a City hiring spree. The company recorded a net fee income of £90.5m in the three months to the end of 2017, up 19 per cent on the same period last year. Income from international markets other than Europe and Asia …

Robert Walters shares at record high after reporting profit surge

Shares in Robert Walters surged today after the specialist recruitment group revealed another strong quarter with profits jumping across every region. Robert Walters, eponymous chief executive of the firm, said the board is “confident that profit before tax for the full year will be ahead of curr…
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