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Watches of Switzerland Group PLC

ISIN: GB00BJDQQ870 | Ticker: WOSG | LEI: 2138008ZOT5K9PJW7168
Country: United Kingdom

About Watches of Switzerland Group PLC

Company Description

Watches of Switzerland Group PLC is a leading retail company that specializes in luxury watches and jewelry. Founded in 1924, the company has established itself as a trusted authority in the world of horology, with a reputation for offering the finest quality timepieces from the world's most renowned watch brands.

Watches of Switzerland Group PLC is headquartered in London, UK and operates a network of stores across the UK, US and Europe, including Mappin & Webb, Goldsmiths, and Watches of Switzerland. The company offers an exceptional retail experience, with expertly trained staff, beautiful store environments, and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

In addition to their retail operations, Watches of Switzerland Group PLC is also committed to supporting the wider watch industry.

Year founded

1924

Served area

Worldwide

Headcount

2,486

Headquarters

Aurum House, 2 Elland Road, Braunstone, LE3 ITT Leicester – United Kingdom

Financial statements

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Line item in (gbp) 28.04.2020 03.05.2021 02.05.2022
Assets N/A 827,200,000.00 1,030,000,000.00
Noncurrent Assets N/A 513,000,000.00 596,900,000.00
Property Plant And Equipment N/A 93,700,000.00 112,500,000.00
Goodwill N/A 135,400,000.00 159,700,000.00
Intangible Assets Other Than Goodwill N/A 15,200,000.00 18,100,000.00
Noncurrent Receivables N/A 600,000.00 2,700,000.00
Deferred Tax Assets N/A 14,400,000.00 10,300,000.00
Current Assets N/A 314,200,000.00 433,100,000.00
Inventories N/A 226,400,000.00 307,000,000.00
Trade And Other Current Receivables N/A 9,800,000.00 19,600,000.00
Current Tax Assets Current N/A 1,900,000.00 600,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents 72,900,000.00 76,100,000.00 105,900,000.00
Cash N/A 66,800,000.00 95,400,000.00
Other Cash And Cash Equivalents N/A 9,300,000.00 10,500,000.00
Equity 199,500,000.00 250,300,000.00 361,300,000.00
Issued Capital N/A 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00
Retained Earnings N/A 106,400,000.00 214,300,000.00
Share Premium N/A 147,100,000.00 147,100,000.00
Merger Reserve N/A -2,200,000.00 -2,200,000.00
Liabilities N/A 576,900,000.00 668,700,000.00
Noncurrent Liabilities N/A 388,100,000.00 418,900,000.00
Other Longterm Provisions N/A 2,500,000.00 4,100,000.00
Noncurrent Payables N/A 2,100,000.00 1,300,000.00
Deferred Tax Liabilities N/A 0.00 400,000.00
Noncurrent Recognised Liabilities Defined Benefit Plan N/A 2,600,000.00 600,000.00
Longterm Borrowings N/A 117,900,000.00 118,600,000.00
Current Liabilities N/A 188,800,000.00 249,800,000.00
Other Shortterm Provisions N/A 800,000.00 1,000,000.00
Trade And Other Current Payables N/A 149,600,000.00 200,100,000.00
Current Tax Liabilities Current N/A 0.00 2,000,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 28.04.2020/
03.05.2021
03.05.2021/
02.05.2022
Revenue 905,100,000.00 1,238,000,000.00
Profit Loss From Operating Activities 81,900,000.00 142,100,000.00
Profit Loss Before Tax 63,700,000.00 126,200,000.00
Income Tax Expense Continuing Operations 13,100,000.00 25,200,000.00
Profit (loss) 50,600,000.00 101,000,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 28.04.2020 03.05.2021 02.05.2022
Profit (loss) N/A 50,600,000.00 101,000,000.00
Adjustments For Income Tax Expense N/A 13,100,000.00 25,200,000.00
Adjustments For Finance Costs N/A 18,400,000.00 16,000,000.00
Adjustments For Decrease Increase In Inventories N/A 10,300,000.00 -50,600,000.00
Adjustments For Sharebased Payments N/A 5,700,000.00 3,200,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Operations N/A 169,800,000.00 186,600,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Operating Activities N/A 171,800,000.00 170,300,000.00
Cash Flows Used In Obtaining Control Of Subsidiaries Or Other Businesses Classified As Investing Activities N/A 100,000.00 44,100,000.00
Purchase Of Property Plant And Equipment Classified As Investing Activities N/A 24,100,000.00 41,000,000.00
Purchase Of Intangible Assets Classified As Investing Activities N/A 2,000,000.00 2,200,000.00
Interest Received Classified As Investing Activities N/A 100,000.00 0.00
Cash Flows From Used In Investing Activities N/A -23,600,000.00 -88,100,000.00
Payments Of Lease Liabilities Classified As Financing Activities N/A 44,000,000.00 40,800,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Financing Activities N/A -143,400,000.00 -55,700,000.00
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents before effect of exchange rate changes N/A 4,800,000.00 26,500,000.00
Effect Of Exchange Rate Changes On Cash And Cash Equivalents N/A -1,600,000.00 3,300,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents 72,900,000.00 76,100,000.00 105,900,000.00

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Filings & Publications

2023

Report
Q1
H1
Q3
FY
Consolidated Report
ENG
Corporate Governance Report
Company Presentation
Sustainability Report
Remuneration Report

2022

Report
Q1
H1
Q3
FY
Consolidated Report
ENG
Corporate Governance Report
Company Presentation
Sustainability Report
Remuneration Report

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Capital markets information

ISIN

GB00BJDQQ870

LEI

2138008ZOT5K9PJW7168

Sector

Consumer Discretionary

Industry Group

Consumer Durables & Apparel

Industry

Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods

Sub-Industry

Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods

Listed Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange

Stock Index

FTSE 250

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