It has operations in around 170 countries. Its BT Global Servicesdivision supplies telecoms services to corporate and government customers worldwide,and its BT Consumer division supplies telephony, broadband, and subscription television services in Great Britain to around 18 million customers.

BT's origins date back to the founding of the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846 which developed a nationwide communications network. In 1912, the General Post Office, a government department, became the monopoly telecoms supplier in GB. The Post Office Act of 1969 led to the GPO becoming a public corporation. British Telecommunications, trading as British Telecom, was formed in 1980, and became independent of the Post Office in 1981. British Telecommunications was privatised in 1984, becoming British Telecommunications plc, with some 50 percent of its shares sold to investors. The Government sold its remaining stake in further share sales in 1991 and 1993.

BT has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

In February 2015, BT announced that they have agreed to acquire British mobile phone network EE Limited for £12.5bn.This is subject to regulatory approval expected by March 2016.

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Type
Public
HQ
London, GB
Founded
1846
Size (employees)
106,400 (est)
BT Group was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at BT Group

Jan du Plessis

Jan du Plessis

Chairman
Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson

CEO
Simon Lowth

Simon Lowth

Group Chief Financial Officer
Iain Conn

Iain Conn

Non-Executive Director
Timotheus Höttges

Timotheus Höttges

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Isabel Hudson

Isabel Hudson

Non-Executive Director
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BT Group Office Locations

BT Group has offices in London, Washington, Bracknell, Halifax and in 82 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
81 Newgate Street
Durham, GB
Providence Row
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BT Group Financials and Metrics

BT Group Revenue

BT Group's revenue was reported to be £23.72 b in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

23.7 b

Net income (FY, 2018)

2 b

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

6.9 b

EBIT (FY, 2018)

3.4 b

Market capitalization (16-Aug-2018)

28.7 b

Closing stock price (16-Aug-2018)

14.5

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

528 m
BT Group's current market capitalization is $28.7 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

20.6 b18.7 b18.5 b18.6 b19.5 b20.2 b20.7 b21.4 b20.9 b18.1 b18.3 b1.5 b19 b24.1 b23.7 b

Revenue growth, %

6%28%

Cost of goods sold

782.7 m

Gross profit

739.6 m
Quarterly
GBPQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

4.4 b4.5 b4.6 b5.8 b6 b6.1 b5.8 b5.9 b6 b

Cost of goods sold

3.5 b3.6 b3.6 b4.8 b5.1 b5.4 b5.2 b5.1 b5.1 b

Gross profit

814 m813 m981 m930 m870 m729 m602 m850 m854 m

Gross profit Margin, %

19%18%21%16%14%12%10%14%14%
Annual
GBPFY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

158 m91 m109 m206 m2 b1.1 b1.4 b1.3 b1.5 b924 m695 m121.3 m996 m528 m528 m

Accounts Receivable

2.4 b2.2 b2.1 b1.9 b1.7 b1.6 b1.9 b3.1 b2.9 b2.2 b1.4 b11.7 m3.1 b2.7 b2.5 b

Inventories

111 m82 m89 m106 m124 m133 m122 m121 m107 m103 m82 m225 m189 m227 m239 m

Current Assets

10.1 b11.6 b10.5 b10.3 b6.7 b5.8 b6.5 b5.9 b6.3 b4.7 b5.7 b400.3 m8.5 b6.9 b8.3 b
Quarterly
GBPQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

1.3 b996 m945 m487 m573 m435 m479 m353 m948 m

Accounts Receivable

3.3 b3.3 b3.2 b4.3 b3.9 b4 b3.9 b3.8 b3.8 b

Inventories

106 m112 m101 m216 m270 m236 m241 m243 m267 m

Current Assets

6.9 b6.5 b7.1 b8 b8.1 b7.7 b8.7 b8.1 b9.9 b
Annual
GBPFY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

1 b2.7 b1.4 b1.8 b1.5 b2.9 b1.7 b(191 m)1 b1.9 b2 b69.8 m2.5 b1.9 b2 b

Depreciation and Amortization

2.5 b2.6 b3.6 b

Inventories

(13 m)(33 m)

Accounts Payable

199 m124 m(152 m)
Quarterly
GBPQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Depreciation and Amortization

628 m1.3 b1.8 b1.7 b2.6 b1.8 b2.6 b

Cash From Operating Activities

290 m1.5 b3.2 b3.1 b4.5 b2.6 b4.2 b

Purchases of PP&E

(628 m)(1.2 b)(1.8 b)(1.5 b)(2.2 b)(1.7 b)(2.5 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

1.1 b993 m(625 m)(847 m)(1.6 b)(2.7 b)(5 b)
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

223 k

Financial Leverage

4.1 x
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BT Group Operating Metrics

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BT Group Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
IP Trade May 02, 2017
Tikit Group Limited November 15, 2012
Wire One Technologies June 02, 2008
Infonet Services November 04, 2004
BTexact Technologies Limited
BTexact Venturing Limited
BTGS Mexico S.A. de C.V.
BTGS USVI Limited
BTIH Teleconsult Drustvo sa organicenom odgovornoscu za posredovanje i zastupanje d.o.o. Sarajevo
BT LatAm
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BT Group Revenue Breakdown

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BT Group revenue breakdown by business segment: 22.8% from BT Global Services, 19.3% from BT Business, 20.2% from BT Consumer, 8.2% from BT Wholesale, 8.6% from BT Openreach, 21.0% from EE and 0.0% from Other

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BT Group Online and Social Media Presence

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BT Group News and Updates

S&P cuts BT Group's credit rating

June 12 (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday cut its credit rating on BT Group, citing strict oversight by British telecom regulator of its broadband networks.

France's Orange to cut stake in BT Group

PARIS (Reuters) - French telecoms company Orange plans to reduce its stake in British rival BT Group from 4 percent to as little as 1.33 percent, it said on Monday.
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BT Group Company Life and Culture

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