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May 23, 2015 12:40 AM ET

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Company Overview of YouGov PLC

Company Overview

YouGov plc provides online market research agency services in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Germany, the Nordic, the United States, France, and Asia Pacific. The company’s quantitative research services include brand tracking, brand health and equity studies, usage and attitude studies, consumer/market segmentation, concept/pack testing and evaluation, price evaluation, mystery shopping, customer satisfaction, media studies, opinion and social polling, and choice-based conjoint research. It offers Omnibus, a tool to discover people’s opinions, attitudes, and behaviors; and qualitative research services for various multinational and international companies. The company provides a suite...

50 Featherstone Street

London,  EC1Y 8RT

United Kingdom

Founded in 2000

627 Employees


44 20 7012 6000


44 20 7012 6001

Key Executives for YouGov PLC

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: $352.1K
Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: $292.3K
Chief Scientist and Executive Director
Age: 58
Total Annual Compensation: $317.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

YouGov PLC Key Developments

YouGov PLC Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended January 31, 2015

YouGov PLC announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended January 31, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenue of GBP 36,209,000 against GBP 32,639,000 a year ago. Operating profit was GBP 133,000 against loss of GBP 138,000 a year ago. Profit before taxation was GBP 16,000 against loss of GBP 427,000 a year ago. Profit after taxation attributable to equity holders of the parent company was GBP 264,000 or 0.3 pence per diluted share against loss of GBP 411,000 or 0.4 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was GBP 225,000 against net cash generated from operating activities of GBP 3,373,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was GBP 413,000 against GBP 303,000 a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was GBP 2,341,000 against GBP 2,130,000 a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was GBP 3.3 million against GBP 2.9 million a year ago. Adjusted profit before taxation was GBP 3.5 million against GBP 3.0 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share was 2.6 pence against 2.4 pence a year ago.

YouGov Plans Acquisitions

YouGov PLC (AIM:YOU) may look at tuck-in acquisition opportunities. Chief Executive Officer of the company, Stephan Shakespeare told Alliance News that at the moment YouGov is focused on organic growth, and doesn't have any planned acquisitions "in sight," although he said the company would not rule out any "tuck in or small strategic acquisitions." YouGov will be looking to expand in further countries in the Asia Pacific area, and would also consider filling out further parts of Europe.

YouGov PLC Appoints Rosemary Leith as a Non- Executive Director, Effective from February 01, 2015

YouGov PLC announced the appointment of Rosemary Leith as a non- executive director with effect from February 01, 2015. She is also a Director of Herdict (Berkman Center) that uses crowdsourcing to present a real-time view of Internet accessibility around the world.

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