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We have a strong investment case

Our strategy is to expand our global reach through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Diversified monetisation models create significant revenue streams, driving growth in operating profitability and cash conversion.

Watch Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO, Penny Ladkin-Brand, Chief Strategy Officer, and Future’s management team present at Future’s Capital Market Day on 6th February 2020

Our case is built on five pillars

Explore them in detail below

Diversified brands and monetisation models

Media is a disrupted industry. To ensure that we continue to grow and stay relevant to our audiences continued innovation and diversification is core to our strategy.

Our diversified verticals

Our diversified revenue streams

Global platform for growth

Investments in technology and content underpin growth meaning we can capitalise on global trends.

Our group revenue

Digital advertising and eCommerce spend is trending upwards

Scalable proprietary technology platform

We have a flexible and well invested proprietary technology stack – MediaStack – which allows us to scale at speed and minimal cost. This combined with our focus on cost effectiveness and eliminating redundancy, helps to drive continued margin expansion.


Acceleration of strategy through acquisitions that add value

A core part of our strategy is to buy and build. We identify assets where we can add value, whether through new titles to strengthen our position in an existing vertical, by adding new verticals, or by adding new revenue streams. Our process ensures value is delivered post acquisition. The benefit of the platform model means we can integrate quickly.

Our acquisition history

2019TI MediaNew verticals
2019BarcroftNew revenue stream
2019SmartBriefNew revenue stream
2019Mobile Nations (Mona)Strengthened online tech
2019CyclingStrengthened Sports vertical
2018Purch ConsumerIncrease in online tech and science and US reach
2018New Bay Media New B2B brands and US reach
2018Haymarket ConsumerNew sports vertical and strengthened tech reach
2017Home Interest portfolio from Centaur MediaNew home interest vertical
2016Imagine PublishingNew knowledge vertical

Growth through acquisitions

Strong fundamentals and track record

Since 2016, we have built a strong track record of growing revenues – both organically and via acquisition – operating profit, and cash flows.

Our group revenue

Our adjusted operating profit margin

Our adjusted free cash flow

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Our financial calendar

14 Feb 2020
Dividend Payment Date

14 Feb 2020
22 May 2020
2020 Interim Results

22 May 2020
30 Sep 2020
Financial Year End

30 Sep 2020
02 Dec 2020
2020 Annual Results

02 Dec 2020

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Our Board’s areas of responsibility, approved on 8th July 2020.

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