Results from 30 companies including Klondyke, Tong, Newey, James Coles & Sons, STV, Westland, Woodlodge, EP Barrus and Hartman show how garden companies prospered during the lockdowns.
Most of the results cover periods spanning the second half of 2020 and spring / summer 2021 when other retailers were closed at times and stay at home was being encouraged, resulting in a gardening boom. This is reflected in the most recent company results published on Gardenforum. Here’s a summary…
The y/e date is the year end. Pbt refers to profit before tax, but after interest and other charges. We make little attempt to explain the results. More detail can be seen on the Gardenforum Company results pages.
Garden furniture Suppliers
Garden furniture supplier Alexander Rose increased turnover by +36% to £14.3m in year ending (y/e) August 2021. Profit before tax (pbt) leapt to £785,000.
Turnover more than doubled at BDP Imports, suppliers of Bramblecrest garden furniture, to £42.3m for y/e November 2021. Pbt also more than doubled to £7.2m.
Hartman Outdoor Products UK published full results for the first time with sales of £21.2m for y/e July 2021 . Pbt £1.8m.
Sales increased by +55% at Kettler (GB) to £44.4m although pbt fell -40% to £551,000. Total borrowings increased +61% to £9.5m. for y/e Sept 2021.
White Stores published full accounts for the first time with sales reaching £51.9m yielding a pbt of £8.1m for the year ending Dec 2021.
Christies (Fochabers), the garden centre increased turnover by +59% to £7.8m for y/e August 2021. Pbt nearly doubled to £1.4m.
Online garden retailer Crocus.co.uk reported a 3 fold increase in pbt to £2.7m on sales that increased +39% to £29.7m for y/e October 2021.
Gordale Nurseries, near Chester, lifted turnover by +38% to £12.3m for y/e Sept 2021. Pbt almost doubled to £3m.
Gordon Rigg (Nurseries) improved by +34% to £13m for y/e July 2021 with a huge increase in pbt to £1.6m.
Klondyke Group improved sales by +21% to £64.9m for y/e September 2021. Pbt almost doubled to £14.2m.
Poplar Nurseries in Colchester published full results for the first time in the year to January 2022. Sales were £8.3m, pbt was £1.6m. Total debt was only £280,000.
Sales at Scotsdale Nurseries increased by +5% to £19.6m for y/e July 2021. Pbt increased to £4.7m.
TGC (2015) trades as Tong Garden Centre. For y/e June 2021 sales grew +27% to £12.1m. Pbt more than doubled to £1.1m.
Whitehall Garden Centre (Holdings) lifted sales by one third to £17.7m for y/e May 2021. Pbt grew to £1.3m after a loss last year.
Ball Colegrave sales increased by +54% in y/e Sept 2021 to £37.3m. Pbt increased from near break-even to £4.7m.
Houseplant supplier, Double H (Nurseries) increased sales +19% in y/e June 2021 lifting pbt to £1.1m.
James Coles & Sons (Nurseries) lifted sales +36% to £12.9m. Pbt increased +150% to £1.7m for y/e Sept 2021.
Growth at Johnsons of Whixley was +17% to £15.3m for y/e Sept 2021. Pbt doubled to £1.3m.
In the year to Dec 2021 Newey increased sales by +22% to £32.2m. Pbt grew substantially to £1.8m.
Volmary grew +24% to £13.2m for y/e Dec 2021, with pbt growing to £530.
Cotton Traders has clothing concessions in many garden centres. Turnover increased +16% to £100.8m. Pbt increased almost +150% to £10m. Y/e Dec 2021.
DLF Seeds lifted sales +15% to £44.7m with a sharp uplift in pbt to £5.6m for y/e June 2021.
E.P. Barrus whose garden brands include, Town & Country, Wilkinson Sword, Wolf Garten and Cub Cadet, lifted sales +32% to £80.8m for y/e Sept 2021 with pbt lifting 3 fold to £4.9m. Total borrowings halved.
Growth continued at Floramedia (UK) with sales lifting +34% to £8.7m and pbt increasing sharply to £352,000 for y/e Dec 2021.
Fordingbridge PLC that supplies commercial buildings to garden centres increased turnover by +36% to £9.4m in y/e December 2021. Pbt increased sharply to £1.2m.
Growth Technology published full results for the first time for Jun 2021, revealing sales of £16.8m and a pbt of £6.0m.
J.Parker Dutch Bulbs (Wholesale) increased sales by +45% to £35.2m for y/e Jun 2021 doubling pbt to £5.5m.
STV International increased sales by +52% to £23m for y/e August 2021. Pbt increased to £1.1m.
Synchemicals, the parent of Vitax, expanded sales by +24% to £28.7m for y/e August 2021. Pbt increased by almost +50% to £3.6m. Sales from Vitax increased +24% to £15.4m, with a pbt of £2.5m.
Westland Horticulture turnover grew +22% to £254m in the year to August 2021. Profits grew +76% to £25.6m.
Woodlodge Products doubled sales to £53.8m in the year to July 2021. Pbt more than doubled to £8.4m.
About Company Results
The Company Results pages on Gardenforum show turnover, pbt, interest paid, fixed assets, net current assets, total borrowings and shareholder funds for almost 2000 companies involved with the garden sector. They are free to Gardenforum members.
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