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RWS is Europe’s leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations and technical searches) and commercial translations. Specialist divisions service the diverse needs of a multinational client base in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, defence, electronics, financial, insurance, legal, medical, pharmaceutical and telecoms industries.
RWS has its headquarters in the UK and is supported by offices in France, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Japan and China. RWS was the first translation company to gain ISO:9000 Accreditation, is four times winner of the Queen’s Award for Industry: International Trade and is listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market.

TypePublic
Founded1958
HQChalfont Saint Peter, GB
Websiterws.com
Employee Ratings2.7

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2017)908(+3%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£306 M(+87%)
Share Price (Oct 2017)£4.5

Key People/Management at Rws Holdings

Desmond Glass

Desmond Glass

CFO
David Shrimpton

David Shrimpton

Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chairman
Lara Boro

Lara Boro

Non-Executive Director
Elisabeth Lucas

Elisabeth Lucas

Non-Executive Director
Tomas Kratochvíl

Tomas Kratochvíl

Non-Executive Director
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Rws Holdings Office Locations

Rws Holdings has offices in Chalfont Saint Peter, Alnwick, Bloxham, East Bridgford and in 26 other locations
Chalfont Saint Peter, GB (HQ)
Europa House Chiltern Park Chiltern Hill
Alnwick, GB
Birch Close Lionheart Enterprise Park
Bloxham, GB
Bloxham Mill Business Centre Barford Road
East Bridgford, GB
7C East Bridgford Business Park Kneeton Road
London, GB
Tavistock House Tavistock Square
Rosario, AR
Nordlink PWP Building Madres de Plaza 25 de Mayo 3020
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Rws Holdings Financials and Metrics

Rws Holdings Revenue

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Rws Holdings's revenue was reported to be £306.04 m in FY, 2018 which is a 86.6% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

306.0m

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

86.6%

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

118.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

38.8%

Net income (FY, 2018)

28.3m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

63.5m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

44.1m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

982.2m

Closing stock price (31-Oct-2017)

4.5

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

38.2m
Rws Holdings's current market capitalization is £982.2 m.
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

122.0m164.0m306.0m

Revenue growth, %

28%34%87%

Cost of goods sold

69.8m92.3m187.2m

Gross profit

52.2m71.8m118.8m
GBPFY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

1.4m2.1m368.0k3.0k11.1m12.3m16.1m22.1m22.1m24.3m17.9m24.8m25.1m18.3m22.5m30.6m27.9m20.1m38.2m

Accounts Receivable

493.0k498.0k4.8m4.6m5.7m6.6m9.5m8.2m8.8m14.1m11.6m11.7m13.4m13.6m15.2m24.3m35.8m61.1m

Inventories

1.1m682.0k773.0k1.2m

Current Assets

1.01.01.4m3.1m1.4m3.0k17.0m19.6m25.0m32.8m32.9m35.9m32.1m39.3m40.0m35.4m39.4m48.8m56.1m62.0m111.8m
GBPFY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(21.1k)(7.6m)(5.3m)(118.0k)2.9m4.6m5.9m7.8m9.6m14.5m9.7m11.1m12.7m15.9m15.2m15.5m19.3m24.6m28.3m

Cash From Operating Activities

53.7k3.7m2.8m557.0k5.3m7.1m8.0m8.9m10.0m10.9m9.1m12.5m13.6m16.2m18.0m19.2m24.4m28.4m43.6m

Dividends Paid

1.9m2.3m2.4m3.0m3.6m4.4m1.3m5.9m6.7m7.6m8.7m10.6m12.6m18.3m

Cash From Financing Activities

1.4m6.0m482.0k674.0k631.0k1.1m(3.2m)(4.4m)(4.9m)(5.9m)(6.7m)(7.6m)(8.7m)(9.8m)19.4m42.2m224.4m
GBPY, 2018

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Rws Holdings Online and Social Media Presence

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Rws Holdings Blogs

Seven Myths About Language Learning

Sixty percent of the world is fluent in at least two languages. But in the US, it’s less than 20%. Why is that the case? The post Seven Myths About Language Learning appeared first on RWS.

Six Tips for Getting Started with International SEO

When you optimize your website for search, you maximize the likelihood of the right people finding the right stuff (your stuff) at the right time—no matter where they are in the world. The post Six Tips for Getting Started with International SEO appeared first on RWS.

Translators Versus Interpreters, Explained

Interpreters and translators are both vital to the provision of language services to the global community. While it’s true that interpretation and translation both involve processing one language into another, in many respects that is where the similarity ends. The skill-sets are almost completely d…

A Day in the Life at RWS – Meet the Real People Behind Our Patent Translations

  It’s safe to say that the world we live in today is a digital one, where you can get almost anything you could possibly want at the touch of a button. This, of course, is no bad thing; however, what is invariably hidden (and often forgotten) behind the scenes of these innovative processes is […] T…

Five Localization Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

When you’re in a high-growth business that operates globally—or one that’s getting ready to go global—sometimes you have to act before you’ve had time to put together a foolproof localization strategy. Localization happens when the need arises: when a new market or product launch demands it, for exa…

AIM Company of the Year – 2019

RWS is delighted to announce that it has won the AIM Company of the Year Award. The award recognizes RWS’s leading position in translation and localization, intellectual property support solutions and life sciences language services. Richard Thompson, CEO of RWS Holdings plc was delighted to collect…
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Rws Holdings Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Rws Holdings founded?

    Rws Holdings was founded in 1958.

  • Who are Rws Holdings key executives?

    Rws Holdings's key executives are Desmond Glass, David Shrimpton and Lara Boro.

  • How many employees does Rws Holdings have?

    Rws Holdings has 908 employees.

  • What is Rws Holdings revenue?

    Latest Rws Holdings annual revenue is £306 m.

  • What is Rws Holdings revenue per employee?

    Latest Rws Holdings revenue per employee is £337.1 k.

  • Who are Rws Holdings competitors?

    Competitors of Rws Holdings include Prism Technologies, Acacia Research and Marathon Patent Group.

  • Where is Rws Holdings headquarters?

    Rws Holdings headquarters is located at Europa House Chiltern Park Chiltern Hill, Chalfont Saint Peter.

  • Where are Rws Holdings offices?

    Rws Holdings has offices in Chalfont Saint Peter, Alnwick, Bloxham, East Bridgford and in 26 other locations.

  • How many offices does Rws Holdings have?

    Rws Holdings has 30 offices.