Regulatory announcements

Trading Update

19 March 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is pleased to report that for the year ended 28 February 2018, while revenues are slightly ahead of expectations, profits will be well ahead of the Board's expectations.

This follows excellent sales, particularly in January and February, with lower than anticipated returns, driven by certain titles including Tom Kerridge's Lose Weight For Good, which has been number one in the Overall Nielsen BookScan UK chart for four weeks since its publication on December 28th 2018. In one week the title sold over 70,000 copies, more than any book has ever sold in the UK in a week in January, according to the Nielsen BookScan records.

In addition, the Group's net cash balance is now expected to be around £25m, significantly ahead of expectations.

The Group will report its final results for the year ended 28 February 2018 on 22 May 2018.


For further information, please contact:

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc +44 (0) 20 7631 5630
Nigel Newton, Chief Executive
Wendy Pallot, Group Finance Director
FTI Consulting +44 (0) 203 727 1000
Charles Palmer / Dwight Burden / Emma Hall / Leah Dudley [email protected]



To return to the Regulatory Announcements section click here


updated every 15 minutes

Investor Alert

  Sign up for Alerts

Financial Calendar

16 Jul 2024

Annual General Meeting

16 Jul 2024

Trading Update

23 May 2024

Preliminary announcement for the year ended 29 February 2024

26 Oct 2023

Interim Results