Waterstones is an operator of a retail book stores chain across the United Kingdom. It offers books ranging across various genres and include best-sellers, novels, fiction, non-fiction as well as books for children.

Employee Rating

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TypeSubsidiary
HQGreater London, GB
Founded1982
Websitewaterstones.com
Waterstones was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Greater London, GB
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Waterstones Office Locations

Waterstones has an office in Greater London
Greater London, GB (HQ)
203-206 Piccadilly
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Waterstones Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1982

Waterstones Revenue

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Waterstones's revenue was reported to be £403.79 m in FY, 2017 which is a 1.3% decrease from the previous period.
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

409.1m403.8m

Revenue growth, %

(1%)

Cost of goods sold

367.2m362.1m

Gross profit

41.9m41.7m
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

33.1m57.8m

Accounts Receivable

886.0k1.1m

Prepaid Expenses

31.1m30.3m

Inventories

57.9m59.6m
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

17.6m16.1m

Depreciation and Amortization

14.0m12.6m

Inventories

(99.0k)(1.7m)

Accounts Payable

(1.3m)(9.5m)
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Waterstones Operating Metrics

FY, 2016FY, 2017Sep, 2018

Bookstores

275 274 280
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Waterstones Revenue Breakdown

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Waterstones revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 96.1% from UK and 3.9% from Other

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Waterstones Online and Social Media Presence

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Waterstones Company Life and Culture

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Waterstones Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Waterstones founded?

    Waterstones was founded in 1982.

  • What is Waterstones revenue?

    Latest Waterstones annual revenue is £403.8 m.

  • Who are Waterstones competitors?

    Competitors of Waterstones include Events High, TickX and Sloshout.

  • Where is Waterstones headquarters?

    Waterstones headquarters is located at 203-206 Piccadilly, Greater London.

  • Where are Waterstones offices?

    Waterstones has an office in Greater London.

  • How many offices does Waterstones have?

    Waterstones has 1 office.