The Economist

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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

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Employees (est.) (May 2020)2,124(+9%)
Job Openings44
Revenue (FY, 2019)£333.4 M(-9%)

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
James Astill

James Astill

Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist
Sarah Birke

Sarah Birke

Tokyo Bureau Chief
Mark Doyle

Mark Doyle

Letters Editor and Editor, the World This Week
Tom Easton

Tom Easton

Mumbai Bureau Chief
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The Economist Office Locations

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

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Founding Date

1843
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The Economist Revenue

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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
GBPY, 2019

Revenue/Employee

153.5k

Debt/Equity

-2 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

-4.3 x
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The Economist Online and Social Media Presence

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The Economist Company Culture

  • CEO Rating

    D

    60/100

  • Compensation

    F

    28/100

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The Economist News and Updates

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The Economist announces final lineup of speakers for the 2019 Open Future Festival on October 5th in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago

LONDON, Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist, the newsweekly based in London with a uniquely global reach, is hosting its annual ideas summit, the Open Future Festival, on Saturday October 5th, in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago. The day-long festival is a forum for fresh ideas on...

The Economist dedicates its weekly issue to climate change; The Economist Group launches marketing and commercial activities tied to Climate Week

LONDON, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 176-year history, The Economist is dedicating its weekly edition to one subject: climate change. In addition to the cover, lead article and briefing, every section of the September 21, 2019 edition of the newspaper will...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed The Economist after it suggested female empowerment was depriving men of sex

The Economist published an article this month on the phenomenon of millennials having less sex. One of the reasons the magazine cited was increased female empowerment, particularly in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday night criticized the take, tweeting: "May…
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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, David Alter and James Astill.

  • How many employees does The Economist have?

    The Economist has 2,124 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 £157 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.