Games Workshop, owner of the Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 licenses, more than doubled its profits in its fiscal year ended May 30 to a pretax profit of £16.1 million according to ICv2. Profit increases came from higher prices and lower costs.
Sales were up slightly in pounds and down around 3% in constant currency (to £121.8 million). Sales declines were in Continental Europe and Australia; the UK and North America grew (around 3%, to £31.3 million). Plans for the current fiscal year include a new sales training program, originally developed in Australia, for all the company’s store employees; performance pay for retail managers; and the relaunch of Warhammer Fantasy, which began last summer.
The rights to publish board, card, and role-playing games based on Games Workshop properties, including Warhammer Fantasy, was acquired by Fantasy Flight Games in February 2008. Warhammer Fantasy was repackaged in 2009 as a complete box set.
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