Next is a relative newcomer to the UK retail market, having opened its first womenswear store in 1982. Within five months the group had 70 outlets open. In 1986 the group acquired mail order company Grattan and two years later launched its own directory business. With over 300 shops the group generates about three quarters of its revenue from its retail outlets. Almost all of the rest comes from its directory arm.
Next Plc Ord 10P is listed on the London Stock Exchange trading with ticker code NXT.L, and is part of the Retailers sector. It has a market capitalisation of £661,221m, with approximately 138m shares in issue. Over the last year, Next Plc share price has been traded in a range of 2254, hitting a high of 6,224.00, and a low of 3,970.00.
Next Plc, officially known as Next Plc Ord 10P was formed in April of 2002, making the company seventeen years old. The company filed its latest accounts on 31st January 2015, showing a turnover of approximately 4.00 billion GBX with gross profits of 1.34 billion, or 9.7643 per issued share, and a pre-tax profit margin of 19.87%. Next Plc currently has 9 directors, and has had 15 previous directors over the last 17 years. In the last set of accounts produced by Ernst And Young Llp, the company showed 646.10 million paid in salaries to the 50,018 staff (average wage of 13 thousand), with the directors receiving an average 1.52 million each. In the accounts filed in 2015, the company paid 433900000 in dividends, or 3.1537 per share. These accounts also showed Next Plc to have a net worth of 278.00 million, with 275.50 million held in cash.
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|Shares in Issue||138m|
|52 Week High||6,224.00|
|52 Week Low||3,970.00|