Turnover: 1.34 billion EUR (2021)

Country: France

Hachette Jeunesse is the children's book division of the French publishing group Hachette Livre. This department was created in 1826.

Hachette Jeunesse's two flagship collections are Bibliothèque verte and Bibliothèque rose.

Since 1997, Hachette Jeunesse has been split into two departments: Hachette Jeunesse Romans and Hachette Jeunesse Images.

Today, Hachette Jeunesse has more than 40 characters and universes of reference, such as Oui-Oui, Babar, Hello Kitty, etc.

News

Board games: Hachette acquires Catch Up Games 05/06/2023

  • Acquisition of Gigamic in 2019
  • Acquisition of Hiboutatillus (creator of Blanc Manger Coco) in 2021
  • Acquisition of La Boîte de Jeu (Au Creux de ta Main, Cerbère...) in 2022
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in French publisher Catch Up Games, founded in 2014
  • 20 games in the Catch Up Games catalog (e.g. Sobek 2 players, Cubirds, The Loop)
  • 8th studio to join Hachette Boardgames thanks to acquisition of Catch Up Games
  • Catch Up Games joins Funnyfox, Studio H, Sorry We Are French, Le Scorpion Masqué, Hiboutatillus, La Boîte de jeu and Gigamic within Hachette Boardgames

Hachette launches metavers, a publishing first 01/06/2023

  • Hachette is the French leader and number three worldwide in publishing (excluding the professional sector).
  • Hachette to acquire a stake in French start-up PowerZ in summer 2021
  • The launch of PowerZ's educational game project, which aims to become the "Fortnite of education"
  • Around ten Hachette publishing houses, mainly focused on the youth segment, are working or will be working with PowerZ
  • The metaverse developed jointly by Hachette and PowerZ is entitled "Beyond the pages" and is freely accessible.
  • Two works featured in the metaverse are "Panique dans la Mythologie" by Fabien Clavel and "Le Dernier Ours" by Charlotte Bousquet.

Financial Data

DUNS: 602060147

Legal Name: HACHETTE LIVRE

Address: 58 RUE JEAN BLEUZEN , 92170 VANVES

Number of employees: Entre 1 000 et 1 999 salariés (2021)

Capital: 6 260 976 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 1 339 357 597 1 132 698 387 1 156 304 768 1 087 079 278 1 113 606 332 1 082 403 000 1 034 770 000
Gross margin (€) 644 152 654 565 220 043 569 853 644 1 006 173 740 575 065 174 576 520 000 -
EBITDA (€) 27 321 759 19 902 492 20 303 121 15 402 277 28 877 490 33 247 000 -
Operating profit (€) 18 248 701 3 962 469 -332 567 14 572 896 20 278 406 21 752 000 -
Net profit (€) 116 570 049 77 360 225 61 406 341 75 563 433 81 277 546 71 005 42 927 000
Turnover growth rate (%) 18,2 -2 6,4 -2,4 2,9 4,6 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 2 1,8 1,8 1,4 2,6 3,1 -
Operating margin rate (%) 1,4 0,3 - 1,3 1,8 2 -
Working Capital (turnover days) 0,8 -6,9 -6,2 5,4 -18,3 5,2 -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) -18,3 1,3 11,9 5,6 7,4 8,8 -
Net margin (%) 8,7 6,8 5,3 7 7,3 - -
Added value / Turnover (%) 16,2 14,9 14,2 55,8 15,3 16,2 -
Wages and social charges (€) 137 632 272 122 903 183 121 370 500 121 224 788 117 054 734 118 556 000 -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 10,3 10,9 10,5 11,2 10,5 11 -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président du conseil d'administration et directeur général Arnaud Lagardere 62
Administrateur Pierre, Leon, Raymond Leroy 75
Administrateur Nathalie Gruet 48
Administrateur Pauline Hauwel 44

Studies mentioning this company

The children's literature market - France

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