Turnover: 2.7 billion (2022)

Country: France

France's leading book publisher

6900 employees

News

Distribution: Hachette halts its €150 million relocation project 12/01/2024

  • Hachette's main distribution center, which has existed since 1977, employs over 500 people.
  • Plans to move the center to a new location were cancelled due to a significant increase in costs
  • Hachette is controlled by the Vivendi group.
  • Hachette is the number one publisher in France.
  • The development of distribution activities for third-party publishers is one of Hachette's strong points in France.

At Hachette, the day after has finally arrived 21/11/2023

  • Vivendi has finalized its acquisition of the Lagardère group, owner of French publishing leader Hachette.
  • Arnaud Lagardère has been appointed CEO of Hachette and Stéphanie Ferran has become the group's number two.
  • Hachette has around 7,500 employees worldwide.

Arnaud Lagardère becomes CEO of Hachette 09/11/2023

  • Hachette is the number one publishing company in France.
  • Arnaud Lagardère is to become CEO of Hachette.
  • Hachette is the world's number three non-professional publisher.
  • Vivendi is close to finalizing the acquisition of the Lagardère group and its assets.
  • Editis is France's second-largest publisher.
  • The Editis group has been sold to International Media Invest (IMI), a subsidiary of the CMI holding company owned by Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky.
  • Denis Olivennes will remain Chairman of Editis.

Publishing: Arnaud Lagardère appointed CEO of Hachette Livre 09/11/2023

  • Arnaud Lagardère was appointed Chairman and CEO of Hachette Livre, replacing Pierre Leroy, on November 8.
  • Arnaud Lagardère retains his position as CEO of the Lagardère Group.
  • The Lagardère and Vivendi groups are in the process of merging.

Hachette Livre acquires publisher La Boîte de Jeu. 23/02/2022

  • Hachette Livre announces the signature of an agreement to acquire a majority stake in La Boîte de Jeu, publisher of the board games Cerbère and It's a Wonderful World.
  • Hachette Livre continues its acquisitions in the board game sector.
  • Last June, La Boîte de Jeu was also awarded a Grand Prix du Jouet 2021 for its original deduction game Au Creux de Ta Main.

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 (2020)

Capital: 6 260 976 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 1 339 357 598 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 (€) 644 242 060 565 220 043 569 853 644 1 006 173 740 575 065 174 576 520 000 -
EBITDA (€) 27 321 760 19 718 555 19 638 206 14 975 149 28 877 490 32 451 000 -
Operating profit (€) -135 045 370 -129 153 578 -127 252 613 -119 180 511 -112 821 181 -106 285 000 -
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 1,7 1,7 1,4 2,6 3 -
Operating margin rate (%) -10,1 -11,4 -11 -11 -10,1 -9,8 -
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 Pierre Léon Raymond LEROY 75
Directeur général Pierre Léon Raymond LEROY 75
Directeur général délégué Fabrice BAKHOUCHE 49
Administrateur Arnaud LAGARDERE 63
Administrateur Pierre Léon Raymond LEROY 75
Administrateur Pauline HAUWEL 44
Administrateur Nathalie GRUET 48

Studies mentioning this company

The book market and bookstores - France

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  • Cultura
  • Gibert Joseph
  • Furet du Nord Decitre (Nosoli)
  • Auzou
  • Editis
  • Hachette Livre Groupe
  • Fnac Darty
  • Amazon
  • Michel Lafon Publishing
  • Éditions Philippe Amaury
  • Fleurus Editions
  • Editions Albert René (Hachette Groupe)
  • EDITIONS DE L'HOMME SANS NOM
  • EDITIONS MONDADORI France
  • EDITIONS DU SEUIL
  • Rose & Lilas Editions
  • Kana Editions (Dargaud Media Participations)
  • Éditions Dupuis (Media Participations)
  • Sejer (Groupe Editis)
  • Interforum (Editis Groupe)
  • Albin Michel
  • Armand Colin Dunod Editions (Lagardère groupe)
  • Nathan (Editis groupe)
  • Bordas (Editis)
  • Le Robert (Editis))
  • Retz Editions (Editis)
  • Educlever (Editis Groupe)
  • Didier Editions (Hatier Hachette)
  • Dunod (Lagardère Groupe)
  • Editions De Boeck Supérieur (Albin Michel groupe)
  • Laballery Imprimerie
  • Fayard (Hachette Livres)
The board game market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Mattel
  • Simba Dickie Group
  • Tactic Games
  • Blue Orange
  • Blackrock Games
  • Bombyx
  • Cocktail Games Interlude
  • Libellud
  • Sentosphère
  • Joué Club
  • King Jouet
  • Ravensburger
  • Asmodee Group
  • Hasbro
  • Philibert
  • WDK Groupe Partner - Jouets Sajou
  • Hachette Jeunesse
  • Hachette Livre Groupe
  • Cartonnage de Vaucanson (Sentosphère Groupe)
  • Quiz Room
  • Cultura
  • Ludendo La Grande Récré
  • Jouet E Leclerc
  • Bayard Presse Groupe
  • Idkids Groupe
  • 150 le marché des jeux de société en France
  • Altered

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