HarperCollins sales statistics

HarperCollins sales statistics

Harper Collins book sales income and revenue statistics

  • As of June 2022, HarperCollins operates with an annual revenue of $2.19 billion. The company increased its publishing revenue by 10.4% compared to the 2021 fiscal year.
  • Company’s adjusted revenue stands at $286 million as of June 2022, which is a 6.3% decrease compared to 2021.
  • Company’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) stayed almost at the same level in 2022 as in 2021, with $306 million. They were $303 million in 2021, meaning the 1-year growth was 1%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA in fiscal 2022 decreased y 6% for the company.
  • This revenue growth is slower compared to 2021, then HarperCollins revenue increased by 18.6% compared to the 2020 fiscal year.
  • Most of HarperCollins’ revenue in 2022 and 2021 came from the acquisitions of other book publishing companies, with $149 million from HMH’s acquisition only.
  • Around 66,7% of HarperCollins’ revenue comes from the USA book market.
  • In the first 9 months of (fiscal) 2022, HarperCollins generated $1.68 billion in revenue, which is a 12% increase compared to the same period in 2021.
  • The revenue of HarperCollins accounts for 21.1% of the total revenue of its owner, News Corp, as of June 2022. This is the same revenue share the company had in 2021.
  • With adjusted revenue, HarperCollins’s share in News Corp’s revenue is 16.7%. In 2021, this share was 22.7%.
  • HarperCollins recorded the 3rd highest revenue among global book publishers, trailing only Penguin Random House ($4.3 Billion) and Hachette Book Group ($3.1 Billion).
  • HarperCollins accounts for 6.7% of the global book publishing revenue as of 2021.
  • The growth of HarperCollins’ revenue exceeded the global publishing revenue growth, which stood at 12.3%.
Fiscal yearRevenue ($ million)Change (%)EBITDA ($ million)Change (%)
20222,19110.38%3060.99%
20211,98519.15%30341.59%
20201,666-5.02%214-15.08%
20191,754-0.23%2525.44%
20181,7587.46%23920.10%
20171,636-0.61%1997.57%
20161,646-1.26%185-16.29%
20151,66716.25%22112.18%
20141,4344.75%19738.73%
20131,369142
  • Since 2013, the annual revenue of HarperCollins has increased by $822 million, or 60%.
  • Over the last 9 years, the company recorded 5 positive growth in revenue YOY, with the highest growth recorded in 2021 at 19.15%.
  • During the same period, the company recorded an increase in EBITDA by $164 million, which accounts for 115.5% growth.
  • 7 out of the last 9 years, the company recorded positive growth in EBITDA year-over-year.

HarperCollins’ annual revenue and EBITDA are graphically presented in the chart below.

HarperCollins book publishing statistics

  • HarperCollins contains a catalog of over 200,000 titles in print and digital formats combined.
  • The company reports that it releases over 10,000 new titles every year.
  • Since 2018, there have been 825 titles published by HarperCollins that found their spot on the New York Times bestsellers list.
  • In 2022 only, 229 different books on the NYT bestsellers list were published by HarperCollins.
  • The company has publishing facilities in 17 countries.