DB CARGO (UK) LIMITED

LAKESIDE BUSINESS PARK, CAROLINA WAY, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, DN4 5PN

Previous name: DB SCHENKER RAIL (UK) LIMITED (changed on 01-Mar-2016)
Previous name: ENGLISH WELSH & SCOTTISH RAILWAY LIMITED (changed on 18-Dec-2008)

Company Number: 02938988
Incorporation date: 09-Jun-1994
Status: Active
Entity type: Private Limited Company

SIC codes:
49200 Freight rail transport





SUMMARY

This company is 30.1 years old and is currently active. It is controlled by Db Cargo (Uk) Holdings Limited. The latest reported revenue figure is GBP 297 million which is similar to the previous year's figure of GBP 312 million. Retained earnings is negative (GBP -123 million), which means the company has aggregate losses since it's inception or it has paid more dividends than it can afford; given the company's age, this is a sign of serious financial problems. The company has 2 active officers (directors or partners) who are or were officers of 20 other companies, 6 (30.0%) of which have since been dissolved or are proposed for strike off. The company has no public disputes filed on the Business Disputes Register. There is one court case involving the company that we are aware of.


FINANCIALS (BETA)

Next accounts due: 30-Sep-2024
Accounts Filed: FULL (31-Dec-2022)


P&L Financials:
Year end Currency Revenue Operating profit Interest Received Interest Paid Tax Net Profit GBP
31-Dec-2018 GBP 297,000,000 -16,000,000
31-Dec-2017 GBP 312,000,000 -14,000,000 6,000,000 12,000,000
31-Dec-2016 GBP 325,000,000 -63,000,000 6,000,000 -57,000,000
31-Dec-2015 GBP 387,000,000 -118,000,000 1,000,000 8,000,000 10,000,000 -113,000,000
31-Dec-2014 GBP 448,000,000 20,000,000 4,000,000 176,000,000
31-Dec-2013 GBP 445,000,000 28,000,000 4,000,000 37,000,000
31-Dec-2012 GBP 429,000,000 6,000,000 10,000,000
31-Dec-2011 GBP 401,000,000 1,000,000 6,000,000
31-Dec-2010 GBP 401,000,000 -17,000,000 -2,000,000
01-Dec-2009 GBP 395,000,000 -9,000,000 11,000,000 33,000,000
31-Dec-2008 GBP 464,000,000 5,000,000 34,000,000 2,000,000 21,000,000


Balance Sheet Financials:
Year end Currency Cash Current Assets Current Liabilities Debt Share Capital Premium Reserve Retained Earnings Net Assets
31-Dec-2018 GBP 1,000,000 114,000,000 161,000,000 3,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 -123,000,000
31-Dec-2017 GBP 1,000,000 108,000,000 154,000,000 4,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 -76,000,000 34,000,000
31-Dec-2016 GBP 2,000,000 126,000,000 135,000,000 5,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 -25,000,000 87,000,000
31-Dec-2015 GBP 347,000,000 151,000,000 6,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 104,000,000 216,000,000
31-Dec-2014 GBP 1,000,000 395,000,000 152,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 155,000,000 270,000,000
31-Dec-2013 GBP 2,000,000 222,000,000 154,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 43,000,000 159,000,000
31-Dec-2012 GBP 1,000,000 176,000,000 140,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 41,000,000
31-Dec-2011 GBP 2,000,000 220,000,000 164,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 65,000,000 183,000,000
31-Dec-2010 GBP 2,000,000 171,000,000 160,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 20,000,000 139,000,000
01-Dec-2009 GBP 1,000,000 214,000,000 161,000,000 61,000,000
31-Dec-2008 GBP 6,000,000 207,000,000 195,000,000 154,000,000 19,000,000 72,000,000 12,000,000 118,000,000

VALUATION EVENTS (BETA)

Year end Currency % Equity Sum raised Pre-Money Valuation* Post-Money Valuation* Enterprise Value**
01-Dec-2009 GBP inf% -91,000,000 91,000,000 0 149,500,000
* Average valuation during the period
** Estimated based on average Cash and Debt levels during period

DISPUTES

No disputes filed on www.disputesregister.org

COMPANY SECRETARY


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All apointments
(active/resigned)
Active Helen Louise YOUNG 01 Oct 2016 23 Jun 2024 1 - 0
Resigned Paul Gerald GOLD 17 Jun 2015 30 Sep 2016 0 - 1
Resigned Christopher James TINGLE 22 Oct 2010 11 May 2015 0 - 1
Resigned William George Armstrong SHAW 30 Jun 2008 22 Oct 2010 General Counsel British 1 - 43
Resigned Michelle Karen DAVIES 26 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2008 British 0 - 54
Resigned Simon Patrick BUTCHER 16 Jul 2004 26 Jul 2006 British 0 - 62
Resigned Christopher Gordon TREBILCOCK 06 Apr 2000 15 Jul 2004 British 0 - 15
Resigned William D'Urban SUNNUCKS 22 Jan 1997 05 Apr 2000 Accountant British 10 - 173
Resigned Thomas William RISSMAN 24 Feb 1996 22 Jan 1997 Lawyer American 1 - 28
Resigned Peter Graham HEWETT 09 Jun 1994 24 Feb 1996 British 0 - 141

DIRECTORS


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All appointments
(active/resigned)
Dissolved companies
(rate)
Active Deborah Anne HARDY 16 Feb 2021 Chief Financial Officer British 10 - 40 (0.0%)
Resigned Hans-Georg WERNER 01 Oct 2016 31 Aug 2020 Business Administration German 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Active Andrea ROSSI 01 Dec 2013 Chief Financial Officer British 9 - 97 (38.9%)
Resigned Geoffrey Michael Silson SPENCER 02 Sep 2013 23 Sep 2016 Ceo British 2 - 20 (0.0%)
Resigned Andreas Hugo Heinrich LÜBS 01 Aug 2011 01 Dec 2013 Head Of Finance & Accounting German 0 - 218 (38.1%)
Resigned Alain THAUVETTE 01 Feb 2010 02 Sep 2013 Chief Executive Officer Canadian 0 - 228 (36.4%)
Resigned Michael Ronald LAWRENCE 09 Jun 2008 01 Aug 2011 Accountant American 0 - 3219 (59.4%)
Resigned Simon Patrick BUTCHER 13 Nov 2007 09 Jun 2008 Finance Director British 0 - 6231 (50.0%)
Resigned Hamdi CONGER 29 Jul 2005 13 Nov 2007 Director British 5 - 3313 (34.2%)
Resigned Sean FINN 22 Jan 2003 13 Nov 2007 Chief Legal Officer Canadian 0 - 177 (41.2%)
Resigned Keith Louis HELLER 13 Mar 2002 31 Jan 2010 Chief Executive Canadian 0 - 228 (36.4%)
Resigned Claude MONGEAU 14 Nov 2001 13 Nov 2007 Evp & Chief Financial Officer Canadian 0 - 166 (37.5%)
Resigned E Hunter HARRISON 14 Nov 2001 13 Mar 2002 Evp & Chief Operating Officer American 0 - 145 (35.7%)
Resigned Paul M TELLIER 14 Nov 2001 22 Jan 2003 President & Chief Executive Of Canadian 0 - 145 (35.7%)
Resigned Stephen Graham BODGER 15 Nov 2000 18 Jul 2003 Finance Director British 0 - 13044 (33.8%)
Resigned Stephen Graham BODGER 12 Jul 2000 12 Jul 2000 Finance Director British 0 - 13044 (33.8%)
Resigned Philip R MENGEL 12 Jan 2000 28 Nov 2003 Chief Executive American 0 - 186 (33.3%)
Resigned Alan Timothy GIBBS 15 Sep 1999 14 Jul 2003 Director New Zealander 0 - 175 (29.4%)
Resigned Robert Hobert WHEELER 15 Sep 1999 14 Nov 2001 Attorney American 0 - 187 (38.9%)
Resigned Rupert Oliver Henry MORLEY 15 Sep 1998 15 Sep 1999 Company Director British 3 - 4220 (44.4%)
Resigned Leigh Robert DAVIS 21 Jan 1997 15 Sep 1998 Company Director New Zealander 0 - 166 (37.5%)
Resigned Rodney Francis PRICE 23 May 1996 15 Sep 1998 Director Australian 1 - 197 (35.0%)
Resigned David Mackellar RICHWHITE 23 May 1996 13 Nov 2007 Merchant Banker New Zealander 4 - 218 (32.0%)
Resigned Thomas Francis POWER 23 May 1996 14 Nov 2001 Fund Manager American 0 - 145 (35.7%)
Resigned Rosalind Julia Georgina, Lady CLARKE 23 May 1996 18 Nov 1997 Director British 1 - 146 (40.0%)
Resigned Ian Kenneth BRAYBROOK 23 May 1996 02 Jan 2000 Managing Director British 0 - 187 (38.9%)
Resigned Richard Keith LUBIN 23 May 1996 17 Nov 2004 Company Director American 0 - 155 (33.3%)
Resigned Brian BRIAN LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH 23 May 1996 13 Nov 2007 Merchant Banker British 0 - 156 (40.0%)
Resigned Carl FERENBACH 24 Feb 1996 13 Nov 2007 Investor / Fund Manager American 0 - 207 (35.0%)
Resigned Edward Arnold BURKHARDT 24 Feb 1996 22 Jul 1999 Pres / Chief Exec American 0 - 145 (35.7%)
Resigned Randy Henry HENKE 24 Feb 1996 23 May 1996 Civil Engineer Usa 0 - 94 (44.4%)
Resigned Thomas William RISSMAN 24 Feb 1996 14 Nov 2001 Lawyer American 1 - 2810 (34.5%)
Resigned David Charles, Mr. BARNEY 27 Mar 1995 24 Feb 1996 Senior Executive British Rail Other 0 - 72 (28.6%)
Resigned John Cecil BENTLEY 24 Mar 1995 24 Feb 1996 Senior Executive British Railw British 0 - 64 (66.7%)
Resigned David Glyndwr, Dr WILLIAMS 09 Jun 1994 24 Feb 1996 Managing Director British 0 - 95 (55.6%)
Resigned Julian Kendrick WORTH 09 Jun 1994 24 Feb 1996 Railway Manager British 1 - 31 (25.0%)
Number of active directors: 2
Average tenure of active directors: 7.0 years
Average tenure of resigned directors: 3.7 years
Average active director Dissolution Rate: 19.4%

DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS IN OTHER COMPANIES

Name
 
DB CARGO MAINTENANCE LIMITED (02234482) - Active
YUSEN LOGISTICS (UK) LIMITED (02548297) - Active
LOADHAUL LIMITED (02938985) - Liquidation
MAINLINE FREIGHT LIMITED (02938986) - Liquidation
DB CARGO (UK) LIMITED (02938988) - Active
RAIL EXPRESS SYSTEMS LIMITED (02938991) - Active
DB CARGO (UK) HOLDINGS LIMITED (03116322) - Active
RES DECEMBER LIMITED (03134604) - Liquidation
NEW LOCOMOTIVE FINANCE LIMITED (03161152) - Active
BOREAL & AUSTRAL RAILFREIGHT LIMITED (03164272) - Liquidation
EAST & WEST RAILWAY LIMITED (03180966) - Liquidation
TRANSFREIGHT AUTOMOTIVE LOGISTICS EUROPE LIMITED (03211657) - Active
DB CARGO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (03232475) - Active
DB CARGO INFORMATION SERVICES LIMITED (03341510) - Active
LOCOMOTIVE 6667 LIMITED (03600386) - Active
AIL BETA HOLDING LIMITED (04337642) - Active
MARCROFT HOLDINGS LIMITED (04992280) - Liquidation
RAILWAY INVESTMENTS LIMITED (05276081) - Liquidation
DB CARGO COMPONENTS LIMITED (05431283) - Active
DB CARGO SERVICES LIMITED (06421234) - Active
RAIL TERMINAL SERVICES LIMITED (06439527) - Active

SHAREHOLDERS (BETA)

Shareholder name Share class Shares at confirmation date
2018-06-092016-06-092015-06-092014-06-092013-06-09
DB CARGO (UK) HOLDINGS LIMITEDORDINARY18,947,932
100%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
BOREAL & AUSTRAL RAILFREIGHT LIMITEDORDINARY0
0%
18,947,932
100%
18,947,932
100%
18,947,932
100%
18,947,932
100%

SHAREHOLDINGS (BETA)

Company name Share class Shares at confimation date
2016-07-20
DB CARGO (UK) LIMITEDORDINARY3
100%

CONTROLLED COMPANIES / CONTROLLING ENTITIES



Controlling entities above

DB CARGO (UK) LIMITED

no controlled companies

LATE PAYMENTS REPORT


Start date End date Average days to pay % invoices paid over 60 days % invoices not paid within agreed terms Gov.uk report
2023-07-01 2023-12-31 46 4% 34% 79636
2023-01-01 2023-06-30 46 5% 26% 71932
2022-07-01 2022-12-31 40 4% 38% 67013
2022-01-01 2022-06-30 48 11% 51% 59097
2021-07-01 2021-12-31 66 21% 42% 54597
2021-01-01 2021-06-30 57 19% 68% 49444
2020-07-01 2020-12-31 52 16% 29% 41115
2020-01-01 2020-06-30 48 18% 42% 34279
2019-07-01 2019-12-31 49 16% 25% 28481
2019-01-01 2019-06-30 51 18% 29% 19669
2018-07-01 2018-12-31 53 17% 31% 11506
2018-01-01 2018-06-30 48 12% 25% 4469


COURT CASES


Date Title Reference Subject
2017-02-27 ASLEF (The Train Drivers Union) & Others v DB (Cargo) UK Ltd & Others: [2017] UKET 1600547/2016 Trade Union Rights : Unlawful Deduction from Wages

PATENTS


No Patents found

COMPETITORS

(Based on Sic code: 49200 Freight rail transport)

Company Registered Address Company Number YE Date Revenue GBP Net Profit GBP Other SIC codes
DB CARGO (UK) LIMITED LAKESIDE BUSINESS PARK, CAROLINA WAY, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, DN4 5PN 02938988 2017-12-31 312,000,000 12,000,000
FREIGHTLINER LIMITED 6TH FLOOR THE LEWIS BUILDING, 35 BULL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, B4 6EQ 03118392 2017-12-31 195,091,000 4,706,000 49410-Freight transport by road
GB RAILFREIGHT LIMITED 55 OLD BROAD STREET, LONDON, EC2M 1RX 03707899 2017-12-31 143,843,000 4,364,000
FREIGHTLINER HEAVY HAUL LIMITED 6TH FLOOR THE LEWIS BUILDING, 35 BULL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, B4 6EQ 03831229 2017-12-31 80,614,000 633,000
WOODLAND GLOBAL LTD ARLINGTON HOUSE WEST STATION BUSINESS PARK, SPITAL ROAD, MALDON, ENGLAND, CM9 6FF 02278005 2017-12-31 61,037,752 412,657 50200-Sea and coastal freight water transport
51210-Freight air transport
52290-Other transportation support activities
VICTA RAILFREIGHT LIMITED COACHMAN'S COTTAGE TURKEY MILL BUSINESS PARK, ASHFORD ROAD, MAIDSTONE, ENGLAND, ME14 5PP 03017321 2018-03-31 6,643,988 0 52290-Other transportation support activities
70229-Management consultancy activities other than financial management
78200-Temporary employment agency activities
ALEVTRANS LTD 44A THE GREEN, WARLINGHAM, SURREY, ENGLAND, CR6 9NA 09940237 2018-01-31 2,526,784 0
LEFKOTRANS LTD 16 NORFOLK PLACE, CHAFFORD HUNDRED, GRAYS, ENGLAND, RM16 6DE 10398213 2018-09-30 41,837 0
AURIS TRANS LTD 4 RICHMOND AVENUE, PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND, PE4 6DF 10225621 2019-06-30 33,142 0
VIA TRANSPORT LTD 14 MASON CLOSE, COLCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, CO2 9BH 10781231 2019-05-31 29,601 0
PADRINOTRANS LTD 172 PADSTOW ROAD, SWINDON, UNITED KINGDOM, SN2 2EQ 10707401 2018-04-30 25,484 0
EFE & SU LTD 1 WINDMILL ROAD, LUTON, ENGLAND, LU1 3XL 10965775 2018-09-30 24,372 0
VRATISLAV KOSAR LTD 16 FULHAM ROAD, PETERBOROUGH, PE3 9EJ 08251810 2018-10-31 23,452 0
EDUARD LOGISTIC LTD 149 SHEEPEY ROAD, LONDON, DAGENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 10315998 2018-08-31 5,413 0
ASTAREX LIMITED 4385, 05403367: COMPANIES HOUSE DEFAULT ADDRESS, CARDIFF, CF14 8LH 05403367 2018-03-31 0 0 49410-Freight transport by road
52290-Other transportation support activities
LEROY & JACOBSON LTD. 11 ROSEMONT ROAD, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON, NW3 6NG 08916864 2018-02-28 0 0 49410-Freight transport by road
DB CARGO (UK) HOLDINGS LIMITED LAKESIDE BUSINESS PARK, CAROLINA WAY, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, DN4 5PN 03116322 0000-00-00 0 0
MANAGEMENT CONSORTIUM BID LIMITED 6TH FLOOR THE LEWIS BUILDING, 35 BULL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, B4 6EQ 02957951 0000-00-00 0 0

LIQUIDATION RISK (BETA)



This company is Active. Statistically, Active companies have a low probability of being liquidated within a year.
Here are our probability predictions:
Basis Liquidation within 3 months Liquidation within 6 months Liquidation within 12 months Prediction confidence
DB CARGO (UK) LIMITED 0.7% 3.6% 7.1% Medium
Other companies Active in the same sector Too few competitors
Age 0.3% 1.3% 2.4% Medium
Company Type 0.7% 3.7% 7.4% Medium
Accounts category 0.7% 2.2% 3.8% Medium
Accounting Month 0.6% 2.4% 5.5% Medium
Sic code count 0.7% 3.5% 7.0% Medium
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