With a growing global circulation of approximately 1.5 million readers and a reputation for insightful analysis and opinion on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. Founded in 1843, the paper contains insightful editorial about the week's events, plus sections about each region of the world, science and technology, books and arts and the weekly obituary. The Economist website is the premier online source for global business analysis and current affairs and includes the full content from the weekly newspaper, plus web-only articles, debate forums and more. 

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London, GB
Size (employees)
2,192 (est)
The Economist is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes

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, GB (HQ)
25 St. James' Street
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The Economist Financials and Metrics

The Economist Financials

The Economist's revenue was reported to be £353.24 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

353.2 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

238.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

41.4 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

61 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

54 m

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

22.6 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


266.4 m312.8 m319.9 m347.2 m361.8 m346 m331.5 m324.5 m330.9 m353.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

77.3 m90.5 m93.3 m97.7 m100.3 m99.3 m95.1 m98.2 m106.2 m115.1 m

Gross profit

189.1 m222.3 m226.7 m249.5 m261.5 m246.6 m236.5 m226.2 m224.7 m238.1 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


12.1 m42.4 m41.2 m54.1 m51.4 m38.7 m42.9 m47.1 m35.8 m22.6 m

Accounts Receivable

39.7 m43.6 m43.3 m44.4 m47.5 m49.2 m41.9 m40.8 m40.2 m40.9 m


2.8 m2.7 m1.6 m1.8 m2 m2.2 m2.7 m2 m1.3 m1.5 m

Current Assets

78.2 m107 m110.4 m126.1 m122.8 m111 m108.5 m108.1 m100.2 m88 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

32.2 m37.9 m38.2 m44.2 m47.2 m48.7 m44 m42 m43.5 m41.4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

45.6 m56.7 m63.4 m77.5 m70.4 m59.9 m69 m54 m39.9 m49.8 m

Dividends Paid

42.9 m23.9 m32.9 m36 m39.1 m40.9 m40.9 m40.9 m36.9 m38.6 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(290 k)20.6 m47.8 m(5.2 m)(6.8 m)(1.8 m)(4.6 m)(48.7 m)(161.1 m)(57.3 m)
GBPY, 2017


208.3 k


-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

The Economist: Global Tipping Point For Electric Cars In 2018 (Video)

The Economist has an interesting and informative new video up: "Electric cars will come of age in 2018." The Economist supports that view that the global tipping point for electric cars may well be 2018 based on information regular CleanTechnica readers know well, but it's great to see such communic…

The Economist Announces The Death Of The ICE (Finally)

The most recent cover story in The Economist announces, "The death of the internal combustion engine... it had a good run. But the end is in sight." In a remarkable account, The Economist reports that the internal combustion engine's "days are numbered. Rapid gains in battery technology favour elect…
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