Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby's Contemporary Art department, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).
New York, US
Size (employees)
1,617 (est)+2%
Sotheby's was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York, US

Sotheby's Office Locations

Sotheby's has offices in New York, Hong Kong, Genève, Milano and in 2 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
1334 York Ave
Zürich, CH
83 Talstrasse
Montastruc De Salies, FR
8 Paris
Milano, IT
16 Via Gabrio Serbelloni
Genève, CH
13 Quai Du Mont Blanc
Hong Kong, HK
One Pacific Place 88 Queensway

Sotheby's Data and Metrics

Sotheby's Financial Metrics

Sotheby's's revenue was reported to be $805.4 m in FY, 2016 which is a 16% decrease from the previous period.
$, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

805.4 m

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


Net income (FY, 2016)

74 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

122.6 m

Market capitalization (23-Jun-2017)

2.9 b

Closing share price (23-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

496 m
Sotheby's's current market capitalization is $2.9 b.
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


853.7 m938.1 m961.5 m805.4 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

631.1 m712 m759.8 m682.8 m


222.6 m226 m201.7 m122.6 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

42.7 m35.2 m32.7 m30.3 m

Interest income

2.8 m1.9 m1.8 m1.3 m

Pre tax profit

185.7 m193 m169.3 m96.7 m

Income tax expense

55.7 m75.8 m131.1 m26 m

Net Income

130 m118 m43.5 m74 m
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


721.3 m693.8 m848.7 m496 m

Accounts Receivable

812.6 m913.7 m875.3 m433.6 m


25.2 m34.1 m33.9 m76.6 m

Current Assets

2 b2 b2.1 b1.3 b


50 m

Total Assets

2.9 b3.1 b3.3 b2.5 b

Current Liabilities

1.1 b1.4 b1.2 b743 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

387.5 m408.9 m435.7 m444.6 m

Retained Earnings

790.6 m569.9 m586.2 m660.3 m

Total Equity

1.1 b878.2 m806.7 m505.6 m

Financial Leverage

2.5 x3.6 x4.1 x5 x
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

130 m117.8 m43.5 m74 m

Depreciation and Amortization

19.4 m20.6 m19.5 m21.8 m

Accounts Receivable

(190 m)(180 m)(14 m)437 m


(2.7 m)(9.6 m)(6.6 m)29.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

237.4 m44.3 m155.1 m158.4 m

Capital Expenditures

(23.5 m)(10.9 m)(11.3 m)(21.4 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(91.1 m)(128.6 m)(16.7 m)(120.4 m)

Short-term Borrowings

(197.4 m)

Dividends Paid

(13.8 m)(331.5 m)(29.8 m)(1.7 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(202.3 m)72.2 m25.7 m(356.3 m)

Free Cash Flow

260.9 m55.1 m166.4 m179.7 m
$, USDY, 2016


504.6 k

Financial Leverage

5 x

Sotheby's Market Value History

Sotheby's Median Salaries

Source: 45 public H-1B filings from Sotheby's

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