SThree is an international specialist staffing organisation. The Company provides permanent and contract specialist staffing services in the UK and Europe, Americas and AsiaPac and MENA regions, specializing in the Information Technology, Banking & Finance, Life Sciences, Engineering, and Energy sectors. It operates under a number of different brand names, with the five largest being Computer Futures, Real Staffing, Progressive Recruitment, Progressive Global Energy & Natural Resources, and Huxley.

Type
Public
HQ
London, GB
Founded
1986
Size (employees)
2,866 (est)+11%
Website
sthree.com
Sthree was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Sthree

Gary Elden

Gary Elden

CEO
Alex Smith

Alex Smith

CFO
James Bilefield

James Bilefield

Chairman
Justin Hughes

Justin Hughes

COO
Denise Collis

Denise Collis

Non-Executive Director
Anne Fahy

Anne Fahy

Non-Executive Director
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Sthree Office Locations

Sthree has offices in Docklands, Washington, Madrid, Munich and in 50 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
75 King William St
Basingstoke, GB
18 Cross Street; #09-02 China Square Central
Birmingham, GB
Victoria Square House 1 Pinfold St
Bristol, GB
42 Baldwin St
Glasgow, GB
175 W George St
Leeds, GB
125-131 The Headrow
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Sthree Financials and Metrics

Sthree Revenue

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Sthree's revenue was reported to be £1.11 b in FY, 2017 which is a 16.1% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

1.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

16.1%

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

287.7 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

25.8%

Net income (FY, 2017)

27.6 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

40.7 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

38.2 m

Cash (30-Nov-2017)

21.3 m

EV

439.3 m
Annual
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

44.7 m302.4 m357.5 m228.6 m190.5 m242.4 m315.1 m393.3 m522.7 m631.5 m519.4 m474.5 m542.4 m577.5 m634.3 m746.9 m848.8 m959.9 m1.1 b

Revenue growth, %

13%16%

Cost of goods sold

29.5 m189.5 m234.2 m156.7 m131.7 m166.5 m210.6 m257.7 m340 m412.6 m348.2 m308.1 m346.9 m372.2 m434.5 m528.7 m613.1 m701.2 m826.9 m

Gross profit

15.2 m112.9 m123.3 m71.9 m58.7 m75.9 m104.5 m135.5 m182.7 m218.9 m171.2 m166.4 m195.5 m205.3 m199.8 m218.2 m235.7 m258.7 m287.7 m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017

Revenue

403.6 m443.5 m521 m

Cost of goods sold

293 m323.7 m386.6 m

Gross profit

110.5 m119.8 m134.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %

27%27%26%
Annual
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

23.1 m37.4 m42.5 m30.6 m30 m25 m2.9 m2.4 m4.8 m24.6 m45.3 m51.7 m55.6 m28.3 m13.7 m14.1 m26 m15.7 m21.3 m

Accounts Receivable

48 m56.2 m49.1 m24.9 m28.5 m42.3 m53.6 m69.3 m109.6 m101.9 m58.3 m63.1 m70.5 m76.5 m117.4 m161.6 m110.5 m130.8 m152.8 m

Prepaid Expenses

4 m4.4 m5.9 m

Current Assets

81.7 m110.3 m109.8 m71.1 m74.4 m86.3 m83.5 m95.6 m155.9 m164.5 m145 m153.2 m166.7 m142.9 m139.1 m184.7 m186.4 m209.5 m249.4 m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017

Cash

11.6 m21.6 m13.8 m

Current Assets

171 m188.1 m209.1 m

PP&E

4.9 m6.1 m6.7 m

Total Assets

188.8 m207.9 m230.7 m
Annual
GBPFY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(8 m)(24.8 m)(24.6 m)(36 m)(39 m)(21.8 m)11.3 m12.1 m33.8 m37.8 m6 m14.3 m20.3 m16.8 m7.4 m15.9 m26.7 m27.2 m27.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

5.1 m5.7 m5.7 m

Accounts Payable

9.4 m5.7 m19.3 m

Cash From Operating Activities

5.4 m28.5 m35.8 m29.4 m5.9 m5.1 m25 m16.5 m27.2 m75.5 m45.4 m29 m28.8 m23.4 m(169 k)6 m46.5 m33.8 m29.3 m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

2.2 m2.6 m2.9 m

Accounts Payable

(6.4 m)(12 m)(8.7 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

11.4 m898 k8.5 m

Purchases of PP&E

(1.8 m)(1.4 m)(947 k)
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBITDA

10.8 x

EV/EBIT

11.5 x

EV/CFO

15 x

Revenue/Employee

415.6 k

Financial Leverage

3.4 x
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Sthree Operating Metrics

H1, 2015FY, 2015H1, 2016FY, 2016H1, 2017FY, 2017

Active Contractors

7.72 k8.41 k8.28 k9.08 k9.25 k10.20 k

Permanent Placements

3.07 k6.41 k2.91 k5.73 k2.44 k4.97 k

Locations

41 41 43 39 39 40

Countries

15 15 15 15 16 16
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Sthree Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Cavendish Directors Limited
Computer Futures Solutions NV
Hirestream Limited
Huxley Associates Banking & Finance Limited
Huxley Associates Belgium NV
Huxley Associates Global Limited
Huxley Associates Limited
Huxley BV
Newington International Inc
Orgtel Contract Limited
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Sthree Revenue Breakdown

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Sthree revenue breakdown by business segment: 45.1% from Information & Communication Technology, 8.7% from Engineering, 12.8% from Energy, 15.9% from Life Sciences, 16.2% from Banking & Finance and 1.3% from Other

Sthree revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 5.0% from Asia Pacific & Middle East, 19.1% from USA, 51.7% from Continental Europe and 24.2% from United Kingdom & Ireland

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Sthree Online and Social Media Presence

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