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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 Ratings2.9
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)4,710(+3%)
Job Openings225
Revenue (FY, 2019)£333.4 M(-9%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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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
Hannah Last

Hannah Last

Director of UK Sales and Client Solutions
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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
GBPFY, 1996

Financial Leverage

-3.2 x
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The Economist Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

74/100

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The Economist Online and Social Media Presence

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The Economist Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    61/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    67/100

  • Compensation

    D-

    49/100

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The Economist News and Updates

The Economist Group launches Economist Impact

LONDON, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist Group has today announced the launch of Economist Impact -- a business which will partner with leading corporations, governments and nonprofits to deliver positive societal change. In a unique offering, Economist Impact brings together...

The Economist Group lanza Economist Impact

LONDRES, 29 de septiembre de 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist Group ha anunciado hoy el lanzamiento de Economist Impact -- una empresa que se asociará con las principales empresas, gobiernos y organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro para lograr un cambio social positivo. En una oferta única,...

Infosys and The Economist Group Announce Ambitious New Strategic Partnership Around Sustainability

- As Digital Innovation Partner, Infosys will power The Economist Group's latest global initiative to advance the discourse on sustainability amongst world leaders and businesses LONDON, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosys (NSE: INFY) (BSE: INFY) (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in...

A year of transformation and growth at The Economist Group

LONDON, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The Economist Group releases its 2021 Annual Report, showing strong business results in fiscal year 2020/21. The Group's renewed focus on its readers and clients continues to drive change in the organisation and lies at the heart of its...

85% of women have witnessed harassment and online violence, finds new research from The Economist Intelligence Unit

LONDON, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released a new study supported by Jigsaw, a unit within Google that forecasts and confronts emerging digital threats, delving into the prevalence and impact of online violence against women on a global scale....
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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 Chris Shedd.

  • How many employees does The Economist have?

    The Economist has 4,798 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 £69.5 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.