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J.D. Wetherspoon PLC

ISIN: GB0001638955 | Ticker: JDW | LEI: 213800CHWARFAAN7UB85
Sector: Consumer DiscretionarySub-Industry: Restaurants
Country: United Kingdom

About J.D. Wetherspoon PLC

Company Description

J.D. Wetherspoon PLC is a pub chain based in the United Kingdom. Founded by Tim Martin in 1979, the company has grown to become one of the largest pub chains in the country, with over 900 outlets across the UK and Ireland.

The company's pubs are known for their affordable prices and diverse range of food and drinks, including a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits. The company also has a reputation for its unique and quirky pub interiors, which often feature historical and cultural references.

In addition to its pubs, J.D. Wetherspoon also operates its own breweries and factories, producing a variety of beers, ciders, and soft drinks. The company is committed to sustainable and responsible business practices, including reducing plastic waste and implementing energy-efficient technologies.

Year founded


Served area

United Kingdom + Ireland




Wetherspoon House, Reeds Crescent, WD24 4QL Watford – United Kingdom

Financial statements

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Line item in (gbp) 27.07.2020 28.07.2020 26.07.2021 27.07.2021 01.08.2022
Assets N/A N/A 2,009,658,000.00 N/A 2,049,371,000.00
Noncurrent Assets N/A N/A 1,918,145,000.00 N/A 1,948,421,000.00
Property Plant And Equipment N/A N/A 1,423,826,000.00 N/A 1,426,862,000.00
Investment Property N/A N/A 10,533,000.00 N/A 23,364,000.00
Intangible Assets Other Than Goodwill N/A N/A 5,358,000.00 N/A 5,409,000.00
Other Noncurrent Receivables N/A N/A 0.00 N/A 2,739,000.00
Noncurrent Derivative Financial Assets N/A N/A 0.00 N/A 61,367,000.00
Noncurrent Finance Lease Receivables N/A N/A 9,890,000.00 N/A 9,264,000.00
Current Assets N/A N/A 91,513,000.00 N/A 100,950,000.00
Trade And Other Current Receivables N/A N/A 16,427,000.00 N/A 29,400,000.00
Current Tax Assets Current N/A N/A 1,187,000.00 N/A 2,000,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents N/A 174,451,000.00 45,408,000.00 45,408,000.00 40,347,000.00
Noncurrent Assets Or Disposal Groups Classified As Held For Sale N/A N/A 0.00 N/A 800,000.00
Current Finance Lease Receivables N/A N/A 1,638,000.00 N/A 2,001,000.00
Equity 317,248,000.00 N/A 277,977,000.00 N/A 321,885,000.00
Issued Capital N/A N/A 2,575,000.00 N/A 2,575,000.00
Retained Earnings N/A N/A -87,207,000.00 N/A -74,373,000.00
Share Premium N/A N/A 143,294,000.00 N/A 143,294,000.00
Other Reserves N/A N/A 234,579,000.00 N/A 234,579,000.00
Capital Redemption Reserve N/A N/A 2,337,000.00 N/A 2,337,000.00
Liabilities N/A N/A 1,731,681,000.00 N/A 1,727,486,000.00
Noncurrent Liabilities N/A N/A 1,396,057,000.00 N/A 1,388,736,000.00
Deferred Tax Liabilities N/A N/A 16,546,000.00 N/A 34,718,000.00
Noncurrent Derivative Financial Liabilities N/A N/A 37,643,000.00 N/A 2,031,000.00
Longterm Borrowings N/A N/A 883,272,000.00 N/A 930,404,000.00
Current Liabilities N/A N/A 335,624,000.00 N/A 338,750,000.00
Current Provisions N/A N/A 3,004,000.00 N/A 2,661,000.00
Current Borrowings And Current Portion Of Noncurrent Borrowings N/A N/A 7,610,000.00 N/A 5,137,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 27.07.2020/
Revenue 772,555,000.00 1,740,477,000.00
Other Income 15,541,000.00 29,384,000.00
Other Expense By Nature 897,395,000.00 1,714,757,000.00
Profit Loss From Operating Activities -109,299,000.00 55,104,000.00
Finance Income 595,000.00 52,390,000.00
Finance Costs 79,970,000.00 58,841,000.00
Profit Loss Before Tax -194,636,000.00 26,269,000.00
Income Tax Expense Continuing Operations -17,630,000.00 7,002,000.00
Profit (loss) -177,006,000.00 19,267,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 26.07.2021 28.07.2020 01.08.2022 27.07.2021
Profit (loss) -177,006,000.00 N/A 19,267,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Operations 25,208,000.00 N/A 178,510,000.00 N/A
Interest Paid Classified As Operating Activities -48,428,000.00 N/A -41,044,000.00 N/A
Interest Received Classified As Operating Activities 187,000.00 N/A 97,000.00 N/A
Income Taxes Paid Refund Classified As Operating Activities 7,673,000.00 N/A -715,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Operating Activities -35,302,000.00 N/A 119,347,000.00 N/A
Proceeds From Sales Of Property Plant And Equipment Classified As Investing Activities 2,575,000.00 N/A 10,547,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Investing Activities -57,726,000.00 N/A -112,199,000.00 N/A
Proceeds From Issuing Shares 91,523,000.00 N/A 0.00 N/A
Payments Of Lease Liabilities Classified As Financing Activities 17,552,000.00 N/A 38,535,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Financing Activities -36,015,000.00 N/A -12,209,000.00 N/A
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents after effect of exchange rate changes -129,043,000.00 N/A -5,061,000.00 N/A
Cash and cash equivalents 45,408,000.00 174,451,000.00 40,347,000.00 45,408,000.00

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Short Interest

Current short interest

Position Holder Short Interest in Percent Date
Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited 0.60% 20.10.23
Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership 0.60% 05.06.23
Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited 0.50% 05.10.23
Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership 0.69% 11.08.23
Qube Research & Technologies Limited 0.55% 31.08.23
Total 2.94%

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