Ashtead Group

We rent a full range of construction and industrial equipment across a wide variety of applications to a diverse customer base. Our equipment can be used to lift, power, generate, move, dig, compact, drill, support, scrub, pump, direct, heat and ventilate - whatever is required. Our objective is to deliver sustainable value and above average performance across the economic cycle, thereby extending our industry-leading position and delivering superior total returns for shareholders.
London, GB
Size (employees)
13,767 (est)+6%
Ashtead Group was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in London, GB

Ashtead Group Office Locations

Ashtead Group has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
100 Cheapside

Ashtead Group Data and Metrics

Ashtead Group Financial Metrics

Ashtead Group's revenue was reported to be $3.2 b in FY, 2017 which is a 25% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

3.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

7.4 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (30-Apr-2016)

13 m
Ashtead Group's current market capitalization is £7.4 b.
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


1.6 b2 b2.5 b3.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

356.5 m473.8 m616.7 m

Net Income

231.2 m303.4 m407.6 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.8 m10.5 m13 m

Accounts Receivable

237.4 m326.5 m394.6 m

Current Assets

291 m438.1 m517.5 m


1.9 b2.8 b3.6 b


446.2 m608.9 m640.5 m

Total Assets

2.7 b3.9 b4.7 b

Accounts Payable

161.4 m264.4 m232 m

Current Liabilities

368.8 m518.3 m515.5 m

Total Liabilities

1.8 b2.7 b3.3 b

Retained Earnings

189.9 m242 m326.1 m

Total Equity

824.4 m1.1 b1.5 b

Financial Leverage

3.2 x3.5 x3.2 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

23.1 m(17.2 m)33.3 m

Cash From Financing Activities

136.6 m337.5 m138.7 m

Income Taxes Paid

(125.3 m)(170.4 m)(209.1 m)
USDY, 2017


231.5 k

Ashtead Group Operating Metrics

Ashtead Group's Stores was reported to be 791 in FY, 2017, which is a 15% increase from the previous period. Ashtead Group's Customers was reported to be 600 k in FY, 2017, which is a 5% increase from the previous period
FY, 2015FY, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017FY, 2017

Stores (U.S.)


Stores (UK)




Locations Added


Meters of Barriers Assembled

1 m1 m

Tools Rented

550 k950 k


570 k600 k

Rental Assets

500 k600 k

Miles Travelled for Delivery and Service

125 m136 m

Entertainment Events Supported

2002 k

Equipped Customer Power (MW)

7 k7 k

Rental Contracts Written

2.6 m2.7 m

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