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Marks and Spencer Group PLC Company Snapshot
Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S) is a retailer in the United Kingdom, with over 1,380 stores around the world. The Company is the holding company of the Marks & Spencer Group of companies. The Company operates through two segments: UK and International. The UK segment consists of the United Kingdom retail business and the United Kingdom franchise operations. The International segment consists of Marks & Spencer owned businesses in the Republic of Ireland, Europe and Asia, together with international franchise operations. The Company is engaged in delivering own brand food, clothing and home products in its stores and online both in the United Kingdom and internationally. The Company sells womenswear, lingerie, menswear, kidswear, beauty and home products, serving customers through approximately 300 full-line stores and Website, M& It has approximately 910 United Kingdom stores, including over 220 owned and approximately 350 franchise Simply Food stores.

Sales Analysis. Marks and Spencer Group PLC reported sales of £10.62 billion (US$14.37 billion) for the fiscal year ending March of 2017. This represents a very small increase of 0.6% versus 2016, when the company's sales were £10.56 billion. Sales at Marks and Spencer Group PLC have increased during each of the previous five years (and since 2012, sales have increased a total of 7%). The sales level in 2017 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2012, Marks and Spencer Group PLC had sales of £9.93 billion. Sales of Owned. saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 14.8% in 2017, from £754.90 million to £866.30 million. Marks and Spencer Group PLC also saw significant increases in sales in Food and Revenue (up 2.5% to £5.65 billion) . Not all segments of Marks and Spencer Group PLC experienced an increase in sales in 2017: sales of Franchised fell 4.8% to £314.00 million. (However, this segment's sales were only a very small portion of the company's overall sales). Marks and Spencer Group PLC also experienced decreases in sales in Clothing and Home (down 4.3% to £3.79 billion) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Marks and Spencer Group PLC
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (9/22/2017): 345.10p
(Figures in Pounds Sterling)
1 Week 4.4%   13 Weeks 10.3%  
4 Weeks 0.6%   52 Weeks 7.6%  
Marks and Spencer Group PLC Key Data:
  Ticker: MKS Country: United Kingdom
  Exchanges: LON Major Industry: Retailing
    Sub Industry: Department Stores
  2017 Sales 10,622,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2018).
Employees: 85,209
  Currency: Pounds Sterling Market Cap: 5,606,953,894
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 1,624,733,608
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 28,622,505
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