Alamy’s 2011 Financial Results Revealed

Posted on 12/7/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (3)

As we near the end of 2012, I’ve just received a copy of Alamy’s financial statement for 2011 that was filed with Companies House in the UK in August of this year. In 2011 Alamy’s gross turnover was £14,853,670 (about $22,913,400). This was up $1,042,600 (about 4.8%) from $21,870,800 in 2010.  However, 2009 revenue was $22,864,000 so in 2011 they were barely able to climb back from 2010's lost sales.

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  • Jesse Hughes Posted Dec 7, 2012
    Looks like they need to increase their prices.

  • Paul Melcher Posted Dec 7, 2012
    It doesn't say if the lost of revenue is due from diminishing number of sales or/and lower sales prices. It would be interesting to know.
    Great article Jim, thank you for sharing this info.

  • Bill Bachmann Posted Dec 7, 2012

    I see the article and say that alamy is doing fine. They are making about the same money now as several years agoand that can not be said about many businesses in this world-wide Recession.

    You seem negative in almost everything you write.... you seem like you WANT to address negative. Is this what old age does to us?

    How is YOUR income & readership doing --- making a lot more money now, Jim? I would bet not.

    Alamy is one of the truly ethical agencies in this world and you still talk negatively about their business. They are DROPPING to 50%... horrible to you! How about Getty and their 20% to 30%. Do they get a pass?

    You know I like you as a person, Jim, but look for the GOOD instead of making everything bad!

    I write this from shooting in Dubai --- and yes, when I get images ready, I will send the images to alamy and they will make money. I think positively and my business continues to bring me money & joy. I wish a little of my positive vibe would rub off on you!

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