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Clarks: A Closer Look

Despite recording a 2.39% dip in pre-tax profits for the full-year to January 31, 2012, Clarks still remains the UK’s largest footwear-only retailer by turnover. Here Drapers takes a closer look at its full-year results as well some more detailed information about the company.

Company Name: C&J Clark

Fascias: Clarks

Brands: Clarks, Clarks Originals, K Shoe, Mary & Clarks

Founded: 1825, Street, Somerset

Management Team: Non-executive chairman – Peter Davies

                                 Chief executive – Melissa Potter

                                 Finance director – Robin Beacham

Store numbers: 476 UK stores in 2011

Employee numbers: 13,712 in 2011

Financials at a glance:

 Year to January 31, 2012Year to January 31, 2011% Change
Total group turnover£1.4bn£1.3bn+9.1%
Operating profit (before exceptionals)£115.8m£110.9m+4.23%
Pre-tax profit (after exceptionals)£106.1m£108.7m-2.39%
Turnover for Clarks International£873.6m£806m+7.76%
Turnover for Clarks North America£524.5m£475.3m+9.38%

Directors’ salaries:

Executive DirectorSalarySalary supplementsTotal Salary 2012Total Salary 2011
Melissa Potter£596,000£352,000£1.089m£1.127m
Robin Beacham£427,000£279,000£817,000£858,000
Peter Davies£173,000-£173,000£168,000

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