The Economist

OverviewSuggest Edit

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.

TypePrivate
Founded1843
HQLondon, GB
Websiteeconomist.com
Employee Ratings4.2

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)3,693(+15%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)£333.4 M(-9%)
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-In-Chief
David Alter

David Alter

Director of Programmes, Economist Films London, United Kingdom
Chris Shedd

Chris Shedd

Director US Sales and Client Solutions
James Astill

James Astill

Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist
Jons Pette

Jons Pette

SVP, Media Sales Asia Pacific
Louis De Fouchier

Louis De Fouchier

Director, CEMEA Sales and Client Solutions
Show more

The Economist Office Locations

The Economist has offices in London, New York and Dubai
London, GB (HQ)
The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St
Show all (3)

The Economist Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1843
Show all financial metrics

The Economist Revenue

Embed Graph
View revenue for all periods
The Economist's revenue was reported to be £333.43 m in FY, 2019
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2019)

333.4m

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

233.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

70.1%

Net income (FY, 2019)

24.8m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

31.1m

Cash (31-Mar-2019)

17.7m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

188.7m193.5m205.0m212.6m233.7m275.4m227.1m192.0m191.0m197.0m217.8m247.7m266.4m312.8m319.9m347.2m361.8m346.0m331.5m324.5m330.9m353.2m366.6m333.4m

Revenue growth, %

3%6%4%10%18%(18%)(15%)(1%)3%11%14%8%17%2%9%4%(4%)(4%)(2%)2%7%4%

Cost of goods sold

66.1m64.0m70.5m75.0m78.9m91.8m78.2m67.5m65.3m65.9m66.3m69.9m77.3m90.5m93.3m97.7m100.3m99.3m95.1m98.2m106.2m115.1m111.5m99.6m

Gross profit

122.6m129.5m134.5m137.5m154.8m183.6m149.0m124.5m125.7m131.1m151.5m177.8m189.1m222.3m226.7m249.5m261.5m246.6m236.5m226.2m224.7m238.1m255.1m233.8m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

22.7m26.0m30.5m35.9m42.4m46.4m45.5m55.2m2.1m54.8m11.5m12.1m42.4m41.2m54.1m51.4m38.7m42.9m47.1m35.8m22.6m12.2m17.7m

Accounts Receivable

23.8m27.3m32.5m33.1m36.8m40.1m25.4m21.8m24.4m24.1m31.2m35.2m39.7m43.6m43.3m44.4m47.5m49.2m41.9m40.8m40.2m40.9m41.6m42.4m

Inventories

1.9m1.8m2.4m2.4m3.1m2.5m1.4m1.4m1.2m2.1m2.2m1.6m2.8m2.7m1.6m1.8m2.0m2.2m2.7m2.0m1.3m1.5m906.0k967.0k

Current Assets

69.6m74.7m77.2m85.8m99.7m107.3m92.3m94.6m109.6m120.9m104.8m86.9m78.2m107.0m110.4m126.1m122.8m111.0m108.5m108.1m100.2m88.0m81.5m79.4m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

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

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

Cash From Investing Activities

34.1m

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
GBPFY, 1996

Financial Leverage

-3.2 x
Show all financial metrics

The Economist Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

68/100

SecurityScorecard logo

The Economist Online and Social Media Presence

Embed Graph

The Economist Company Culture

  • CEO Rating

    D

    60/100

  • Compensation

    F

    28/100

Learn more on Comparably

The Economist News and Updates

The Economist Endorses Joseph R. Biden — Because Duh

The Economist endorsed Joseph R. Biden (Joe Biden) a few days ago, and I thought their explanation of this endorsement was superb (much better than "Because Duh"). I wanted to go a bit beyond their piece and highlight a few things for a moment

New election models from The Economist show Democrats with a 68% chance of winning Senate and 99% chance of holding House of Representatives

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The Economist launched its first prediction model for elections to the United States Senate (economist.com/senatemodel2020), as well as an updated version of its forecasting system for the House of Representatives (economist.com/housemodel2020)....

With an unpredictable electorate and a hefty GDP, the US midwest has outsized influence, according to a new Special Report from The Economist

LONDON, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Midwest", a new Special Report from The Economist, online today at economist.com and published in the July 25th print edition, examines the long-term trends of the US region of twelve states that almost single-handedly delivered the 2016 US...

La citoyenneté par l'investissement de la Dominique « change la vie », cite The Economist

LONDRES, 10 juillet 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Les hommes d'affaires et les familles dont la citoyenneté limite le travail et la vie de famille recherchent un Plan B. Un récent article de The Economist dévoile les cas de plusieurs ressortissants africains qui ont choisi la citoyenneté...

Arm And The Economist Shows 3X Internal IoT Deployment Increase Since 2013

The Economist recently published the latest iteration of its IoT Business Index, and the adoption numbers are staggering. Patrick Moorhead takes a look at the study and its key findings.
Show more

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, David Alter and Chris Shedd.

  • How many employees does The Economist have?

    The Economist has 3,693 employees.

  • What is The Economist revenue?

    Latest The Economist annual revenue is £333.4 m.

  • What is The Economist revenue per employee?

    Latest The Economist revenue per employee is £90.3 k.

  • Who are The Economist competitors?

    Competitors of The Economist include Forbes, Oxford University Press and SAGE Publishing.

  • Where is The Economist headquarters?

    The Economist headquarters is located at The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London.

  • Where are The Economist offices?

    The Economist has offices in London, New York and Dubai.

  • How many offices does The Economist have?

    The Economist has 3 offices.