We’re the UK’s biggest hospitality company and the owners of much-loved brands, including Premier Inn, hub by Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, Table Table and Taybarns. We fundamentally believe that our success is down to our 45,000 motivated and highly engaged team members. They deliver outstanding service to over 24 million customers every month across our UK hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. Over the past five years we have created 15,000 UK jobs by adding over 130 more hotels, nearly 100 restaurants and more than 1,500 coffee shops. We now have over 2,000 outlets in the UK and are rapidly increasing our international presence. Our 2018 milestones are to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to around 75,000 and to achieve global system sales of around £2bn for Costa. With this we plan to create around 3,000 UK jobs each year, and as we expand our global presence, we’ll also create thousands more jobs overseas too. OUR VISION: We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. Our winning teams make everyday experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth. OUR VALUES: Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands: • Genuine - we really care about customers • Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do • Committed - we work hard for each other Whilst our core business has changed over the years, we remain true to Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking. Visit our website at www.whitbread.co.uk for more information, career opportunities and to learn about our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which we call ‘Good Together’.
Houghton Regis, GB
Size (employees)
42,044 (est)
Whitbread was founded in 1742 and is headquartered in Houghton Regis, GB
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Whitbread Office Locations

Whitbread has an office in North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Dorset, Aberdeen and in 43 other locations
Houghton Regis, GB (HQ)
Porz Avenue
London, GB
Old Paradise St
London, GB
130 Jermyn St
Luton, GB
Oakley Rd
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Whitbread Financials and Metrics

Whitbread Financials

Whitbread's revenue was reported to be £3.11 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

3.1 b

Net income (FY, 2017)

415.9 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

801.9 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

552.7 m

Market capitalization (3-Oct-2017)

7.3 b

Closing share price (3-Oct-2017)


Cash (1-Mar-2018)

63 m
Whitbread's current market capitalization is £7.3 b.
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


1.6 b1.8 b2 b2.3 b2.6 b2.9 b3.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

237.1 m

Gross profit

1.4 b
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

222.1 m266 m292.1 m323.4 m366.1 m387.3 m415.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

346.1 m322.2 m407 m429.6 m519.4 m542 m626.1 m

Dividends Paid

69.4 m89.6 m77.8 m62.4 m130.6 m155.1 m167.1 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(93.2 m)(69.4 m)(109.4 m)(121.6 m)7.3 m364.1 m(211.9 m)
GBPY, 2017


75.4 k

Financial Leverage

1.9 x
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Whitbread News and Updates

Exclusive: Activist investor Sachem Head pushes Whitbread to consider break-up - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Sachem Head has asked Whitbread to consider a break up of its Costa Coffee chain from its hotels and restaurant businesses, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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