Company Arcadia Group Limited
Country United Kingdom
Telephone +44 0844 984 0264
Market Segment Mass Market
Core Business Apparel

Topshop Financial Report 2018


Income Statement Trend

Net Sales

It represents the brand's turnover from the sales of finished goods through all of the distribution channels - retail, wholesale and e-commerce, after the deduction of returns, allowances for damaged or missing goods and any discounts allowed.

Operating Margin

Also known as ROS - Return on Sales, it measures the percentage of sales revenue that gets 'returned' to the company as net profits after all the related costs of the activity are deducted. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Income Statement Highlights

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Arcadia Group Limited Financial Report

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Total Revenue

It includes the overall revenue of the company, considering not only the sales of finished goods, but all of the sources of the company income.

Operating Margin

Arcadia Group Limited doesn't provide its Operating Margin figure.

Also known as ROS - Return on Sales, it measures the percentage of sales revenue that gets 'returned' to the company as net profits after all the related costs of the activity are deducted. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Net Profitability

It's a measure of a company's overall profitability, i.e. how much of its sales are converting to profit. The value given is the amount of sales needed to generate one currency unit of post tax profit. Negative values mean that the company has a negative level of post tax profit. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Profit Ratio

It's a key measure of success. The profit ratio measures the amount of profit generated by each single currency unit of sales. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

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Official Websites

Topshop website
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Official Social Media

Brand Description


United Kingdom


Peter Robinson


Team of designers


Topshop is a British multinational clothes retailer specialised in women's clothing and fashion accessories. It has shops in around 20 countries and online operations in a number of its markets. Topshop is part of the Arcadia Group, which is wholly owned by Philip Green and owns a numbe of other retail outlets including Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge.
Topshop was founded in 1964 as Peter Robinson's Top Shop, a youth fashion brand within the Sheffield branch of Peter Robinson, a now-defunct department store chain. The first stand-alone Topshop store was opened in 1974. In 1978, Topman was created as a spin-off brand to cater for male customers and is now run as a separate chain, although some stores are co-located.

Business Strategy

Market Positioning

Mass Market

Core Business




Product Categories

Underwear & Lingerie

Arcadia Group Limited profile

Name Arcadia Group Limited
Country United Kingdom
VAT Number GB169094336
Telephone +44 0844 243 0000
Fax +44 20 7927 0577
Date of foundation 1903
Type of Company Private


Colegrave House, 70 Berners Street W1T 3NL - London

Ownership (Top Shareholders)

Taveta Investments, Ltd.: 100%

Topshop Latest News

Topshop reshapes buying and merchandising teams
The move is part of Arcadia Group's plans to axe around a fifth of its head office staff, resulting in the loss of around 500 of its 2,500 employees. Staff were placed into consultation on 1 July.
There are currently approximately 140 employees across Topshop buying and merchandising. The group plans to reduce this to around 50 roles on buying and 50 roles on merchandising.

The consultation is expected to finish at the end of August.

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group is also restructuring its buying, merchandising and design teams, resulting in around 20 redundancies.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been around 18,700 redundancies announced across fashion retail.
Topshop to close last Hong Kong store
Topshop is closing its last and largest store in Hong Kong, joining the ranks of foreign brands exiting the city amid a coronavirus-induced economic slowdown and shift to e-commerce. The closure comes even after the lease on Topshop’s store was reduced to HK$1.5 million a month in 2017 from HK$3.4 million earlier
Topshop to Lay Off Staff as COVID-19 Ebbs in U.K.
First, the euphoria of retail reopenings after three months in lockdown, and now the misery of job cuts.

Three marquee names in British retail — Harrods, Topshop and John Lewis — have revealed layoffs due to damage incurred from the coronavirus lockdowns and the subsequent social distancing measures now that stores have reopened.

Retailers here are fighting on multiple fronts: Some were already trying to cut costs and restructure their businesses before COVID-19 even hit, others are arguing with landlords over unpaid rent, while others are having to swallow the bitter dram of diminished footfall — and revenue — due to in-store hygiene measures.

Shops here may be open, but there are so many limitations on selling: Clothing tried on in dressing rooms needs to be cleaned and quarantined; some products cannot even be touched; restaurants and bathrooms are shut for now. And makeup counters? Forget about it.

Topshop’s owner Arcadia, which teetered on the edge of bankruptcy last year and was restructuring long before lockdown, said it plans to cut head office jobs due to the impact of COVID-19 on the business overall.

“This restructuring is essential to ensure that we operate as efficiently as possible during these very challenging times,” said the company, adding that about 500 of the 2,500 head office jobs will go.

“We deeply regret the impact this will have on those individuals affected and will do everything we can to support them,” the company said.

There will most certainly be more cuts as businesses — especially in London — grapple with the lack of tourists, social distancing, the possibility of a second spike in COVID-19 cases — and local lockdowns.

The British government’s decision to lock down, and seal off, the city of Leicester, in England’s East Midlands region, until July 18 is a chilling reminder that the coronavirus continues to thrive and threaten lives and livelihoods in certain pockets of Britain, and the world.

Snapchat partners Topshop on new e-commerce feature
Adidas, Topshop and Farfetch are among the big-name fashion brands to have become advertising partners of Snapchat in the UK for its new e-commerce offering designed to “simplify the consumer purchase journey and drive measurable ROI”.
Anthony Cuthbertson to join Ted Baker
The global design director of Topshop, Anthony Cuthbertson will join Ted Baker as their new creative director.

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