The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper. It takes an editorial stance of classical and economic liberalism that supports free trade, globalization, free immigration, and cultural liberalism (such as supporting legal recognition for same-sex marriage or drug liberalization). The newspaper app brings content to readers through several devices including iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.

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TypePrivate
HQLondon, GB
Founded1843
Size (employees)2,161 (est)
Websiteeconomist.com
The Economist was founded in 1843 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-In-Chief
Chris Stibbs

Chris Stibbs

Group Chief Executive
Robin Bew

Robin Bew

Managing Director, Economist Intelligence Unit
Michael Brunt

Michael Brunt

CMO and Managing Director, Circulation
Jora Gill

Jora Gill

Chief Digital Officer
Oscar Grut

Oscar Grut

EVP, Corporate Development & Group General Counsel
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The Economist Office Locations

The Economist has an office in London
London, (HQ)
25 St. James' Street
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The Economist Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1843

The Economist Revenue

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The Economist's revenue was reported to be £366.60 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

366.6m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

255.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

69.6%

Net income (FY, 2018)

35.3m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

53.3m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

47.1m

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

12.2m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

188.7m193.5m205.0m212.6m233.7m275.4m227.1m192.0m191.0m197.0m217.8m247.7m266.4m312.8m319.9m347.2m361.8m346.0m331.5m324.5m330.9m353.2m366.6m

Revenue growth, %

(2%)2%

Cost of goods sold

66.1m64.0m70.5m75.0m78.9m91.8m78.2m67.5m65.3m65.9m66.3m69.9m77.3m90.5m93.3m97.7m100.3m99.3m95.1m98.2m106.2m115.1m111.5m

Gross profit

122.6m129.5m134.5m137.5m154.8m183.6m149.0m124.5m125.7m131.1m151.5m177.8m189.1m222.3m226.7m249.5m261.5m246.6m236.5m226.2m224.7m238.1m255.1m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

22.7m26.0m30.5m35.9m42.4m46.4m45.5m55.2m2.1m54.8m11.5m12.1m42.4m41.2m54.1m51.4m38.7m42.9m47.1m35.8m22.6m12.2m

Accounts Receivable

23.8m27.3m32.5m33.1m36.8m40.1m25.4m21.8m24.4m24.1m31.2m35.2m39.7m43.6m43.3m44.4m47.5m49.2m41.9m40.8m40.2m40.9m41.6m

Inventories

1.9m1.8m2.4m2.4m3.1m2.5m1.4m1.4m1.2m2.1m2.2m1.6m2.8m2.7m1.6m1.8m2.0m2.2m2.7m2.0m1.3m1.5m906.0k

Current Assets

69.6m74.7m77.2m85.8m99.7m107.3m92.3m94.6m109.6m120.9m104.8m86.9m78.2m107.0m110.4m126.1m122.8m111.0m108.5m108.1m100.2m88.0m81.5m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

17.7m20.1m18.9m23.4m(63.1m)14.8m11.3m15.6m18.0m27.0m22.0m33.8m32.2m37.9m38.2m44.2m47.2m48.7m44.0m42.0m43.5m41.4m35.3m

Cash From Operating Activities

30.1m34.7m37.3m27.9m38.1m31.2m11.4m29.1m30.5m23.9m28.6m33.4m45.6m56.7m63.4m77.5m70.4m59.9m69.0m54.0m39.9m49.8m41.8m

Dividends Paid

6.6m7.6m8.6m9.5m10.1m10.5m10.5m10.9m12.9m14.3m34.6m51.0m42.9m23.9m32.9m36.0m39.1m40.9m40.9m40.9m36.9m38.6m36.1m

Cash From Financing Activities

41.9m(11.2m)(19.7m)700.0k(5.2m)(6.0m)(6.0m)(1.0k)16.0k291.0k531.0k(290.0k)20.6m47.8m(5.2m)(6.8m)(1.8m)(4.6m)(48.7m)(161.1m)(57.3m)(36.3m)
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

173.7k

Debt/Equity

-0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

-2.7 x
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The Economist Online and Social Media Presence

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The Economist News and Updates

Global Leaders in Oncology Convene at The Economist Events' War on Cancer 2018 to Explore the Technological Revolution and the Future of Patient Engagement

LONDON, November 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist Events' fourth annual War on Cancer 2018, held in London on November 20th, was host to high profile leaders, industry representatives and policymakers in oncology globally. Discussions at the summit this year were focused around new...

The Economist Intelligence Unit and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Release 2018 Global Food Security Index Findings

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), released the 2018 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) findings. The report, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, provides a common...

Teads signs exclusive global partnership with The Economist Group

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Teads, the global media platform, today announces an exclusive global partnership with The Economist Group to deliver both outstream video and viewable display across all its media brands. With a growing global audience and a reputation for...

The Economist Events' Global Illicit Trade Summit to Spark Action-Driven Dialogue on Combating Illicit Trade

ABU DHABI, UAE, September 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Shadow' Economies estimated to be over US$3 trillion UAE ranks 34th in the Global Illicit Trade Environment Index From counterfeit goods to illicit financial flows, to human trafficking and drugs; the 'shadow' economy is estimated to...

The Economist presents a manifesto for the revival of liberalism

LONDON, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking its 175th anniversary, The Economist today published an essay titled, "The Economist at 175: How to reinvent liberalism for the 21st century." The ten-page essay and an accompanying editorial assess the health of classical British...

The Economist says Steve Bannon is still invited to its festival

Steve Bannon may have been shunned from one high-profile media confab, but he is still set to appear at another.
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The Economist Company Life and Culture

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The Economist Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was The Economist founded?

    The Economist was founded in 1843.

  • Who are The Economist key executives?

    The Economist's key executives are Zanny Minton Beddoes, Chris Stibbs and Robin Bew.

  • How many employees does The Economist have?

    The Economist has 2,161 employees.

  • What is The Economist revenue?

    Latest The Economist annual revenue is £366.6 m.

  • What is The Economist revenue per employee?

    Latest The Economist revenue per employee is £169.6 k.

  • Who are The Economist competitors?

    Competitors of The Economist include Alm Media, SAGE Publications and Oxford University Press.

  • Where is The Economist headquarters?

    The Economist headquarters is located at 25 St. James' Street, London.

  • Where are The Economist offices?

    The Economist has an office in London.

  • How many offices does The Economist have?

    The Economist has 1 office.