Turnover: 2.22 billion EUR (2023)

Country: France

Castorama was created in 1969 with the opening of its first 5,000 m2 warehouse store in Englos, near Lille, under the name "Central Castor", bringing together hardware, electrical, wood, hardware, wallpaper and materials departments. This was the first large DIY store in France.

The company has belonged to the Kingfisher group since 2001 and is now present in France, Poland and Russia, making it the number 2 DIY retailer in France behind Leroy-Merlin. Castorama also offers a wide range of services, such as home delivery and in-store stock availability.

The company also has a strong presence in the paint market, offering a wide range of paints, in terms of color and composition, for all types of use and at very affordable prices. The Kingfisher group's strategy of massive profitability over quality could, however, damage Castorama's reputation.

News

Castorama revises its formula in France to boost sales 28/03/2024

  • - Castorama sales down 4.8%.
  • - Brico Dépôt sales down 7%.
  • - Total sales in France down by almost 6%.
  • - Strategies: modernization of stores, reduction of floor space by 30%, transition to franchising, and transfer to the Brico Dépôt banner.
  • - By 2024-2025, 13 units will be specifically affected (2 franchised, 1 will become Brico Dépôt, 7 relaunched, and 3 reduced in size).
  • - 15% of Castorama and Brico Dépôt sales are generated by major works (kitchens, bathrooms) linked to moves.
  • - Introduction of Screwfix in France, with 23 current stores, planned to reach 15 more by 2024 and 600 in the long term.

Do-it-yourself bubble bursts, Leroy Merlin and Castorama tighten the screws 15/10/2023

The health crisis had kept the French at home, and led to furniture purchases and building work.

For the first half of its financial year ending July 31, 2023, Kingfisher has announced a 3.8% drop in sales for Castorama, and even more for sister chain Brico Dépôt.

The Fédération des magasins de bricolage, the French federation of DIY stores, reported a small gain of 1.3% in value, a mini-progression which, with inflation, conceals a 3.5% year-on-year drop in volumes.

Kingfisher, which is developing its specialized Screwfix brand in France, and dedicated areas at Brico Dépôt

Alliance between Mr Bricolage, Castorama and Brico Dépôt 24/05/2023

  • Partner companies: Kingfisher (Castorama, Brico Dépôt), and Mr Bricolage
  • Creation of Unio, a joint purchasing group
  • Castorama and Brico Dépôt outlets: 218
  • Castorama and Brico Dépôt sales: £4.4 billion (FY 2022-23)
  • Mr Bricolage and Les Briconautes outlets: 977 (at January 1)
  • International stores (Mr Bricolage and Les Briconautes): 74
  • Sales volume of the Mr.Bricolage and Les Briconautes networks: 2.4 billion euros (in 2022)

june 04, 2021 - Official figures - source(Site Officiel)

  • 101 outlets in France
  • An average surface area of 12,310 square meters
  • Over 12,000 items on sale on the e-commerce site and mobile application
  • An e-commerce site since 1999, and a recent mobile application
  • E-commerce sales of around 80 million euros in 2016

Financial Data

DUNS: 451678973

Legal Name: CASTORAMA FRANCE

Address: ZONE INDUSTRIELLE , 59175 TEMPLEMARS

Number of employees: Plus de 10 000 salariés (2020)

Capital: 305 868 800 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 2 720 254 407 2 584 434 361 2 500 850 414 2 603 295 673 2 818 543 247 2 900 280 873 2 977 477 280 2 949 419 720
Gross margin (€) 1 136 726 598 1 115 336 865 1 063 262 305 1 103 826 954 1 208 342 805 1 313 778 479 - -
EBITDA (€) -151 421 810 -168 374 523 -149 003 473 -125 529 170 2 734 800 74 205 260 - -
Operating profit (€) -150 503 081 -185 811 028 -206 370 755 -169 736 970 -21 754 878 44 278 708 - -
Net profit (€) -107 681 268 -129 125 625 -276 316 592 -152 820 303 26 451 477 39 941 468 30 975 236 20 368 541
Turnover growth rate (%) 5,3 3,3 -3,9 -7,6 -2,8 -2,6 1 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) -5,6 -6,5 -6 -4,8 0,1 2,6 - -
Operating margin rate (%) -5,5 -7,2 -8,3 -6,5 -0,8 1,5 - -
Working Capital (turnover days) 27,4 5,2 -1,4 19,4 31,3 28,8 - -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) 58,6 62,5 53,5 38,9 38,6 29,2 - -
Net margin (%) -4 -5 -11 -5,9 0,9 1,4 - -
Added value / Turnover (%) 15,9 16 15,5 16,6 20,3 22,4 - -
Wages and social charges (€) 506 571 322 498 650 868 466 134 763 482 277 698 494 278 366 494 600 140 - -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 18,6 19,3 18,6 18,5 17,5 17,1 - -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Directeur général Alain RABEC 60

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