Evans Cycles sees profits nearly double, report suggests

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Evans Cycles sees profits nearly double, report suggests

Postby Ross » Sun May 10, 2015 7:20 pm

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... sts-169722

Evans Cycles, recently acquired by ECI Partners, has seen its operating and pre-tax profits soar in the latest financial year, according to a report in Insider Media.

The website reveals that the cycle retailer’s operating profits have risen from £2.6m to £4.4m, while pre-tax profits went from £2.3m to £4.2m for the year to November 2014.

According to Insider Media, Evans put the 70 per cent growth in operating profit down to “excellent cost control” and an increase in sales.

The company’s £127.7m turnover is up by more than £13m on the previous year, which Evans attributes to an increase in stores nationwide, as well as a larger online presence.

The business, which owns 56 shops around the UK, was sold by Active Private Equity on May 1 for an undisclosed fee. Active bought Evans in 2008 and has since overseen the retailer’s transformation into a nationwide business.

In the sale to ECI Partners the private equity firm will assume 80 per cent of the business, while Evans’ management team will reportedly retain the remaining 20 per cent.

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Re: Evans Cycles sees profits nearly double, report suggests

Postby AUbicycles » Sat May 16, 2015 11:06 pm

That is pretty good - matching Chain Reaction Cyclists 2013/2014 profits but with a much lower turnover.

However Evans Cyclists are virtually unknown in Australia, they don't do any advertising or promotion. I have attempted to contact them on various occasions and considering the size and potential of the Australian market (how important it is for Wiggle), I would have assumed that they would be pro-active with press enquiries.

While they are doing some business in Australia, it is peanuts compared with other overseas and local retailers.

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