Turnover: 160 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

  • The group formed by the merger between Decitre and Furet du Nord in 2019 has become the leading group of independent bookstores in France.
  • This merger has created a network of some thirty outlets in France.
  • The group has also exported to Belgium, with 2 outlets.
  • Decitre is particularly active in the distribution of digital books, through The Ebook Alternative platform.
  • The new group employs 750 people in 31 bookstores

News

Le Furet du Nord-Decitre goes second-hand 13/04/2023

  • Chapitre.com: first used-book sales site created in 1997
  • Combination of Nosoli and Chapitre.com: October 2022.
  • Total Chapitre.com stock: 600,000 titles
  • Number of Furet du Nord stores: 19
  • Number of Decitre stores: 12
  • Percentage of books bought second-hand in France: 2 out of 10 (20%)
  • Nosoli sales in 2021-2022 (financial year ending March 31): 160 million euros
  • Nosoli's share of online sales: 15%.

Number of bookstores in France in 2022 09/03/2023

  • Number of new bookstores: 142 in 2022
  • Net balance: 115 additional bookstores, compared with 112 in 2021
  • Many new bookstores in small towns

Furet du Nord-Decitre looks to the future 06/02/2023

  • 160 million in sales to March 31, 2022, + 3.5% versus 2021, on a non-comparable basis
  • 31 stores
  • Over 50% of sales in books
  • 15% of online sales 15% of B-to-B sales (local authorities, schools, etc.)
  • 70% of capital held by Turenne
  • 750 employees

Furet du Nord-Decitre, a bookstore chain in France, is reorganizing its capital. 19/12/2022

  • Furet du Nord-Decitre becomes France's leading network of chain bookstores
  • After sales of 160 million in 2021 and 750 employees, the group expects 165 to 170 million this year, its usual volume before the Covid crisis

january 18, 2019 - Furet du Nord acquires Decitre - source(Challenges)

  • 31 physical stores
  • 150 million euros in sales
  • Décitre: 11 branches and a website with a database of over 650,000 books
  • Décitre: number 1 in library sales according to Guillaume
  • Décitre, sales of 67 million euros in 2017

Financial Data

DUNS: 459500864

Legal Name: SA LE FURET DU NORD

Address: 191 RUE DES CINQ VOIES ZONE DE L UNION - 186/191, 59200 TOURCOING

Number of employees: Entre 250 et 499 salariés (2020)

Capital: 3 192 951 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 81 303 000 66 136 000 79 787 000 79 445 000 81 226 000 82 085 000 81 228 000
Gross margin (€) 35 411 000 27 922 000 33 366 000 32 921 000 33 269 000 32 961 000 -
EBITDA (€) 3 482 000 -190 000 4 183 000 3 254 000 4 504 000 1 712 000 -
Operating profit (€) -1 025 000 -4 675 000 1 207 000 579 000 1 796 000 1 712 000 -
Net profit (€) 1 690 000 -3 257 000 1 453 000 1 289 000 2 025 000 1 925 000 2 249 000
Turnover growth rate (%) 22,9 -17,1 0,4 -2,2 -1 1,1 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 4,3 -0,3 5,2 4,1 5,5 2,1 -
Operating margin rate (%) -1,3 -7,1 1,5 0,7 2,2 2,1 -
Working Capital (turnover days) 24,3 60,1 17,7 15,2 12,7 12 -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) -7,8 13,9 27,7 13,3 7,1 6,9 -
Net margin (%) 2,1 -4,9 1,8 1,6 2,5 2,3 -
Added value / Turnover (%) 22,9 21,6 23,5 23 24,4 23,6 -
Wages and social charges (€) 13 747 000 13 165 000 13 618 000 13 917 000 14 196 000 13 385 000 -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 16,9 19,9 17,1 17,5 17,5 16,3 -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président du conseil d'administration, Directeur général Cyril OLIVIER 53
Administrateur Christophe DESBONNET 61
Administrateur Nathalie OBERT 51

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