Leap in sales and profit at Egmont UK

Leap in sales and profit at Egmont UK

Egmont Book Publishing has reported soaring sales and profits at Egmont UK, thanks partly to the success of Minecraft.

The company's financial report for the year ending 31st December 2014 put Egmont UK sales at £60.1m, a 31.2% increase from £45.8m in 2013. Profit before taxation surged to £6.6m, up from £575,000 the year before. The company said the results reflected “strong trading in books”, especially the Minecraft titles, and the magazine based on Disney’s "Frozen", as well as fewer one-time charges.

Moving forward, c.f.o. Alan Hurcombe acknowledged that competition in the UK book an...

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