We are Future

A global specialist media platform

Future is a leading media company built on scalable and diversified brands and titles. We connect audiences to their passions through the content we create, the innovative technology we pioneer and the engaging experiences we deliver.

We are the home of trusted brands, providing audiences with online buying advice, reviews and news, supported by a strong monetisation strategy.

We have grown and nurtured our portfolio of titles by using our unique platform model to engage with over 390m consumers every month through a variety of digital led content.

Our leadership position is underpinned by strong, consistent organic growth, and accelerated through acquisitions.

Growing organically to underpin leadership positions, accelerating our strategy through acquisition

We have a proven diversification strategy, with a number of significant organic revenue streams we can bring to a brand.

Our flexible and scalable technology stack supports organic growth and acquisitions and we optimise revenue streams through higher margin digital advertising and eCommerce functionality.

We have a clearly defined strategy for each vertical encompassing the Future wheel, with a focus on digital and US opportunities.

We have a diversified footprint, with our content reaching 1 in 3 adults in both the UK and the US.

We continually invest in new content assets to ensure a growing library of evergreen content. Our revenue content compounds over time, meaning that content continues to contribute to revenue for years after it was first created.

Case study: organic growth at Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World is the definitive guide to digital photography.

When we added the title to our portfolio of brands we saw a significant opportunity to expand the online following and build new organic revenue streams, particularly in terms of digital revenue by putting our model into action.

We launched DigitalCameraWorld.com in July 2017 and have built it into the #1 photography site in the UK and #2 in the US according to ComScore 2019, with 2.7 million monthly users.

By adding new organic revenue streams – made possible by our Hawk ecommerce technology, editorial processes, ways of working, and efficient content management system – Digital Camera World generated +£1m revenue in FY19.

Our track record of adding organic revenue streams across our photography titles enabled us to grow organic online audience across our photography vertical by +331% in FY19, with the vertical contributing to 4% of our total group revenue. 

Case study: growth through acquisition with TI Media

In April 2020, we completed the acquisition of TI Media, a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio of 38 brands including Decanter, Country Life, Wallpaper* and Woman & Home.

The acquisition provides us with a significant opportunity to grow US revenues through our ‘US first mind-set’ by growing TI Media’s audience communities online.

TI Media brings new specialist verticals to Future, including Lifestyle Women’s Interest and Sport, as well as extending a number of our core existing verticals.

In summary, the acquisition provides us with an opportunity to:

  • Grow existing brands in the US
  • Launch new “.com” brands into new verticals with a ‘US First’ mindset
  • Monetise existing sites better through digital advertising, eCommerce and SEO best practice
  • Reduce overall costs through sharing of best practice and systems
  • Benefit from TI Media’s strong management team and expert colleagues

Investor News

Our latest investor news and share price updates.

Future announces full year results ahead of expectations

25th Nov

Diversified strategy delivers record results

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Future collaborates with Google on Web Stories content

13th October

Tech giant asks Future to join early access program in recognition of position as key gaming partners.

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Future announces significant recruitment

7th October

More than 150 new editorial, video and tech roles created during next three months to continue accelerated growth

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Latest Share Price

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Important numbers at a glance

H1 results FY20

  • +53%

    Revenue growth to £339.6m (2019: £221.5m)

  • +79%

    Adjusted operating profit growth to £93.4m (2019: £52.2m)

  • +83%

    Adjusted free cash flows grows to £98.3m (2019: £53.7m)

  • +57%

    Adjusted diluted EPS growth to 74.7p (2019: 47.5p)

  • +4ppt

    Adjusted operating profit margin ppt grows to 28% (2019: 24%)

  • +6%

    Organic revenue growth (2019:

  • Adjusted results are adjusted for share-based payments (relating to equity settled awards with vesting periods longer than 12 months) and related social security costs, amortisation of acquired intangibles, fair value movements on contingent consideration (and unwinding of associated discount) and currency option, exceptional items and any related tax effects. Adjusted free cash flow is defined as adjusted operating cash inflow less capital expenditure. Adjusted operating cash inflow represents operating cash inflow adjusted to exclude cash flows relating to exceptional items and employers NI on share based payments, and to include lease repayments following adoption of IFRS 16 Leases.

Results, reports and presentations

Annual Report 2019

Our Annual Report for 2019.

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Half year results 2020 – presentation

Interim results presentation including financial review and business strategy update.

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Half year results 2020 – announcement

Strategic momentum continues with exceptionally strong first half for Future Plc.

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More about the stats on this page

414m consumers a month – Calculated as: Magazine and bookazine print circulation per issue + monthly online users + event attendees + online subscribers + social media followers (Twitter followers, Facebook fans, YouTube subscribers, Instagram followers) + newsletter subscribers.

DigitalCameraWorld.com is the number 1 site on the Uk and number 2 in the US  according to comScore Media Metrix, July 2020 – Digitalcameraworld.com Worldwide Unique Visitors – Desktop Age 2+ and Total Mobile Age 18+

DigitalCameraWorld.com reaches 3.1 million monthly online users worldwide according to Google analytics in August 2020

The important numbers at a glance come from  Future Plc Interim Management Report for the Half Year Ended 31 march 2020. https://dg876rejmw3ebkm51boa0sx2-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-HY-RNS-FINAL-FOR-WEBSITE-21.05.20.pdf

Adjusted results are adjusted for share-based payments (relating to equity settled awards with vesting periods longer than 12 months) and related social security costs, amortisation of acquired intangibles, fair value movements on contingent consideration (and unwinding of associated discount) and currency option, exceptional items and any related tax effects. Adjusted free cash flow is defined as adjusted operating cash inflow less capital expenditure. Adjusted operating cash inflow represents operating cash inflow adjusted to exclude cash flows relating to exceptional items and employers NI on share based payments, and to include lease repayments following adoption of IFRS 16 Leases.

Leverage is defined as total net debt divided by trailing 12 months EBITDA. As at 22nd May 2020 current leverage at under 1x on a pro-forma basis follows completion of acquisition of TI Media.

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