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Book Publishers - Business Ratio Report

  • ID: 29142
  • March 2010
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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  • Alligator Books Ltd
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • F & W (UK) Ltd.
  • Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Messenger Group Ltd
  • Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd
  • MORE

This Business Ratio Report compares the financial performance of the leading players in this Industry sector, offering a quick and cost-effective competitor analysis tool for senior management.

Ratios are an invaluable tool for comparing the performance of companies on a like-for-like basis. Using ratios, the relative profitability, growth or debt levels, for example, of differently sized companies can be directly measured or compared with ease. Your Business Ratio Report focuses on the performance of key players in the industry it examines. Having closely analysed the sector, our editors and analysts have compiled the largest companies, so you don’t have to. A Business Ratio report is, in effect, a complete financial reference for the sector.

What can the report be used for?
A business ratio report can be used to assess trading and financial information on:
The Company:

The Industry:
Major companies

What you can look for when reading your Business Ratio Report:
- Trends
The results given in a Business Ratio report generally cover at least the previous three full accounting years, therefore any fluctuations in any area can be easily pinpointed

- Benchmarks
The average results for each ratio together with the industry profile of the average company in the sector can both be used as benchmarks to compare individual company performance.

- Size
All the major companies in the sector are ranked on the basis of sales, profits, total assets and employee READ MORE >

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  • Alligator Books Ltd
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • F & W (UK) Ltd.
  • Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Messenger Group Ltd
  • Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd
  • MORE

- Industry Overview
A clear, concise commentary gives you an overview of the industry’s financial performance. Graphs and tables make it easy for you to spot performance trends.

- Company Profiles
This part of the report provides information on all the companies included in the analysis. To make comparison between companies easier, the information is presented in a standard format for each:

Contact Information:
Trading address
Telephone & Fax numbers
Company secretary & directors names

Company Structure:
What the company does
Who owns the company
Which are the major subsidiaries

Accounting/Financial Data:
Profit & Loss accounts for the previous 3 or 4 years
Balance sheet for the previous 3 or 4 years

Performance Analysis:
Financial ratios grouped according to profitability, efficiency, debt, employee performance and growth.

League Table Positions:
How the company performs relative to all the
others in the sector

- Performance League Tables
This section ranks companies on a full range of financial ratios. All the tables are listed in order of ‘best’ to ‘worst’ results to help you gauge which are the strongest companies on any criteria. In addition, each table brings you the ratio result for the sector as a whole, so you have a benchmark ’average’ for comparison purposes.

- Industry Profile
The Industry Profile lists basic Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet data for the ‘average’ company in the sector. This can then be used as a benchmark for comparison with individual company profiles in the report.

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  • Alligator Books Ltd
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • F & W (UK) Ltd.
  • Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Messenger Group Ltd
  • Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd
  • MORE

This summary brings you a sample of key details from this invaluable Report. The Report itself includes many further analyses of the performance of individual companies and the industry as a whole.

The Report provides in-depth financial analysis on these companies in these 4 clear sections:

- Performance League Tables
- Individual Company Profiles
- Industry Overview
- Industry Averages

This Business Ratio Report focuses on the leading 113 companies operating as Book Publishers.

The Report analyses company and industry performance over the three years up to 7th May 2009. During this period, the average Report company experienced a 15.6 percent increase in sales, with average turnover rising from £31.2 million in 2006/07 to £33.2 million in 2007/08 and peaking at £36.1 million in 2008/09. Conversely, pre-tax profits fell from £3.2 million the first year of review to £2.8 million in the third year, a decline of 11.4 percent overall.

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- A & C Black Publishers Ltd
- Alligator Books Ltd
- Anness Publishing Ltd
- Anova Books Co. Ltd
- Anova Books Group Ltd
- Applegate Directory Ltd
- Archant Dialogue Ltd
- Attric Ltd
- Aurum Press Ltd
- Autodata Ltd
- Beechwood House Publishing Ltd
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Boat International Media Ltd
- BT Directories Ltd
- Business Briefings Ltd
- Campden Publishing Ltd
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Carlton Books Ltd
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd
- Children's Character Books Ltd
- Chorion Rights Ltd
- Compendium Publishing Ltd
- Conran Octopus Ltd
- Constable & Robinson Ltd
- The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
- Coordination Gp. Publications Ltd
- Crimson Business Ltd
- David & Charles Ltd
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd
- Duncan Baird Publishers Ltd
- Eaglemoss Consumer Pblctns. Ltd
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd
- Egmont UK Ltd
- Electric Word PLC
- Eurospan Ltd
- Evans Bros Ltd
- Exley Publications Ltd
- Faber & Faber Ltd
- Folio Society Ltd (The)
- Foodbev Media Ltd
- Forward Ltd
- Frances Lincoln Ltd
- Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd
- F & W (UK) Ltd.
- Geddes & Grosset Ltd
- Geocenter International Ltd
- The Good Book Co. Ltd
- Hal Leonard Europe Ltd
- Harlequin Mills & Boon Ltd
- Harper Collins Publishers Ltd
- Haynes Publishing Group PLC
- Headline Publishing Group Ltd
- The History Press Ltd
- HM Publishers Holdings Ltd
- Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
- Huveaux PLC
- Ian Allan Publishing Ltd
- Igloo Books Ltd
- Index Books Ltd
- Isis Publishing Ltd
- Jane's Information Group Ltd
- John Brown Magazines Ltd
- John Libbey Eurotext Ltd
- John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Jolly Learning Ltd
- Kaplan Publishing Ltd
- Kogan Page Ltd
- Ladybird Books Ltd
- Laurence King Publishing Ltd
- Leckie & Leckie Ltd
- Letts Educational Ltd
- Lion Hudson PLC
- Little, Brown Book Group Ltd
- Lonely Planet Publications Ltd
- Macmillan Publishers Ltd
- MA Education Ltd
- MA Healthcare Ltd
- W S Maney & Son Ltd
- Messenger Group Ltd
- Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
- Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd
- MPG Books Group Ltd
- Murdoch Books (UK) Ltd
- Nelson Thornes Ltd
- New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd
- Open International Publishing Ltd
- Osprey Publishing Ltd
- Oxford International Publishers Ltd
- Parragon Books Ltd
- Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd
- Pearson PLC
- Pearson Education Ltd
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Phaidon Press Ltd
- Piatkus Books Ltd
- Quadrille Publishing Ltd
- Quercus Publishing PLC
- The Random House Group Ltd
- Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd
- Rough Guides Ltd (The)
- Sage Publications Ltd
- Scholastic Ltd
- Simon & Schuster (UK) Ltd
- Speechmark Publishing Ltd
- Story Worldwide Ltd
- The Templar Co. Ltd
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Ticktock Media Ltd
- Titan Entertainment Group Ltd
- Ulverscroft Group Ltd
- Usborne Publishing Ltd
- Virgin Books Ltd
- Walker Books Ltd

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