Financial Performance

Our financial performance

With over 1,300 employees, £5.6bn of net earning assets, over 1.4 million customers across five business units and generating £123.1m profit before tax in 2018/19, Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies.

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Capital Corporation, one of Japan’s largest non-bank financial institutions. Hitachi Capital Corporation is an affiliate of both Hitachi Ltd, a world leader for manufacturing and technology, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.

Here you will find information about our financial performance, current and previous annual results, Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC news, as well annual reports and investor presentations to download.

Annual Report 2018/19

2018/19 Full Year Results video

Chief Executive Officer Robert Gordon discusses our 2018/19 Full Year Results, outlining how Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is out-performing the FTSE 250, European expansion and how we've achieved 10 years of sustainable growth. 

Our 2018/19 financial results

You can find out more information about our financial performance in our latest Annual Report. Our financial performance and Key Performance Indicators for the past three financial years are as below: 

£123.1m profit in 2018/19

5.8% growth in profit 2018/19

£5.6bn net earning assets

£4.0bn volume of new business

  Year ending 31 March
  2019 2018 2017
Profit before tax (PBT) £123.1m £116.4m £108.7m
PBT growth 5.8% 7.1% 13.0%
New Business Volume £4.0bn £3.5bn £3.0bn
Net Earning Assets £5.6bn £4.8bn £4.1bn
Pre-tax Return on Net Earning Assets 2.2% 2.4% 2.7%
Bad Debt ratio 0.7% 0.6% 0.5%
Cost income ratio 47.4% 47.0% 48.0%
Number of employees 1,365 1,238 1,214
Effective tax rate 19.0% 20.2% 21.0%
Post-tax return on equity 15.7% 15.7% 17.8%

Further resources
News and media

Financial Results For Year Ended 31 March 2019

Jul 2019

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC publishes its financial results for FY 18/19, announcing record group profits and the tenth year of successive growth

Best Direct Personal Loan Provider For Fifth Year Running

Jul 2018

Hitachi Personal Finance won the title of Best Direct Personal Loan Provider at the 21st annual Awards last night.

Hitachi Capital UK Makes Franchise Acquisition

Jun 2018

Hitachi Capital UK has strengthened its business offering with the acquisition of Franchise Finance Ltd, a specialist financial services provider to the franchising industry.