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Cobham is a provider of technologies and services to the defense, aerospace, and security markets. It operates through four business segments: Communications and Connectivity, Mission Systems, Advanced Electronic Solutions, and Aviation Services. The company offers equipment and solutions for the aerospace, avionics, satellite and radio, wireless and mobile connectivity markets, critical control solutions in air-to-air refueling, life support, weapons carriage, and unmanned systems. The company provides customized products including radiofrequency, microwave, high-reliability microelectronics, antenna subsystems, and motion control solutions. Furthermore, it delivers outsourced aviation services for military and civil customers, such as military training, special mission flight operations, commercial aviation, and aircraft engineering.
TypePrivate
Founded1934
HQBournemouth, GB
Websitecobham.com
Employee Ratings3.1
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)1,619(-2%)
Job Openings76
Revenue (FY, 2019)£2.1 B(+11%)
Share Price (Oct 2016)$14.1
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Cobham

David Lockwood

David Lockwood

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Alison Wood

Alison Wood

Independent Non-Executive Director
Greg Bagwell

Greg Bagwell

Director
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Cobham Office Locations

Cobham has offices in Bournemouth, London, Marlow, Newmarket and in 28 other locations
Bournemouth, GB (HQ)
Tringham House, 580 Deansleigh Rd
London, GB
4 Matthew Parker St, Westminster
Marlow, GB
The Cobham Centre, Fourth Avenue
Newmarket, GB
Lambda House, Cheveley
Wimborne, GB
Brook Rd
Adelaide Airport, AU
1 National Dr
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Cobham Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1934
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Cobham Revenue

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Cobham's revenue was reported to be £2.06 b in FY, 2019 which is a 10.5% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2019)

2.1b

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

10.5%

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

545.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

26.5%

Net income (FY, 2019)

63.4m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

83.2m

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

419.0m
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

2.1b1.9b2.1b

Revenue growth, %

6%(9%)11%

Cost of goods sold

1.5b1.5b1.5b

Gross profit

594.6m323.4m545.8m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2018H1, 2019

Revenue

924.5m1.0b

Cost of goods sold

714.6m744.1m

Gross profit

209.9m284.8m

Gross profit Margin, %

23%28%
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

236.2m451.9m406.9m419.0m

Accounts Receivable

307.5m235.7m259.1m222.0m

Inventories

405.3m389.4m276.0m269.0m

Current Assets

1.1b1.4b1.1b1.1b
Half Year
USDH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Cash

482.5m333.7m393.7m

Inventories

415.8m275.3m288.0m

Current Assets

1.3b1.1b1.2b

PP&E

403.0m375.8m469.5m
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Depreciation and Amortization

223.9m169.1m194.2m

Inventories

(26.7m)(10.9m)(2.3m)

Accounts Payable

71.1m20.7m(2.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

215.2m125.3m188.1m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Depreciation and Amortization

113.8m84.9m96.4m

Inventories

(22.4m)(16.4m)(10.0m)

Accounts Payable

27.0m(13.1m)(39.5m)

Cash From Operating Activities

129.5m30.2m12.2m
GBPFY, 2016

Debt/Equity

2.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

5.7 x
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Cobham Operating Metrics

FY, 2014H1, 2015FY, 2015H1, 2016FY, 2016H1, 2017FY, 2017H1, 2018FY, 2018H1, 2019

Countries

100100100100100

Order Intake

£1.91 b£960 m£2.15 b£1.17 b£2.08 b£915.8 m£1.92 b£1.03 b£1.95 b£970.2 m

Book-to-Bill Ratio

103%100%104%128%107%93%111%111%94%

Order Volume

£2.51 b£2.34 b£2.48 b£2.94 b£2.95 b£2.7 b
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Cobham Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
AeroflexMay 20, 2014$1.5 b
FB Heliservices LimitedJuly 15, 2013£74 m
Trivec AvantSeptember 15, 2011$120 m
Corp Ten InternationalFebruary 07, 2011
Global Microwave Systems, Inc.August 20, 2008$26 m
M/A-COM IncMay 13, 2008$425 m
SpartaJanuary 16, 2008$416 m
Patriot Antenna SystemsAugust 28, 2007
Aedion Investments Unit Trust
Aeroflex Asia Ltd.
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Cobham Revenue Breakdown

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Cobham revenue breakdown by business segment: 32.1% from Advanced Electronic Solutions, 25.0% from Communications and Connectivity, 15.6% from Aviation Services and 27.2% from Mission Systems

Cobham revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 7.2% from Asia, 10.7% from Australia, 14.8% from Other EU, 6.7% from UK, 57.3% from USA and 3.3% from Other

Cobham Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

75/100

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Cobham Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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Cobham Online and Social Media Presence

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Cobham Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    57/100

  • CEO Rating

    D-

    56/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    60/100

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Cobham News and Updates

Cobham Satcom Releases New Maritime Radio Communications Technology

Cobham Satcom has launched new radio communications offering for the maritime sector. It has launched a new Very High Frequency (VHF) radio, the SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A, announced July 2

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Gloves Are Off Between Cobham, Ultra Over Deal, Jefferies Says

Gloves Are Off Between Cobham, Ultra Over Deal, Jefferies Says

Cobham puts top secret defence rival Ultra Electronics in its sights

British aerospace giant Cobham has set its sights on the engineering company behind some of the UK’s most critical military The post Cobham puts top secret defence rival Ultra Electronics in its sights appeared first on CityAM.

Cobham sets sights on UK rival Ultra Electronics

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Cobham Missions Systems sold to Eaton

As of 2nd June 2021 Cobham Missions Systems was sold to Eaton
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Cobham Blogs

Cobham repurposes fighter-jet technology to respond to COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge

This regulator has been designed to the working specifications defined by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for the NHS.    Cobham is working with a UK-based consortium and, subject to regulatory approval, has the capacity to t...

Cobham / SRC Announce T-6A Fleet ADS-B Out Upgrade Completion

Prescott, Arizona – Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) and Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are announcing the on time completion of ADS-B Out compliance for the U.S. Government’s Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) fleet of T-6A aircraft...

Cobham SATCOM announces new software upgrade for SAILOR 4300 L-Band, enabling download speeds of up to 704 kbps

Copenhagen, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM, the market leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, today announced the launch of its latest software upgrade for SAILOR 4300 L-Band, the first terminal in Cobham’s portfolio of Iridium C...

Cobham SATCOM welcomes new tighter safety regulations for use of fire fighter radios protecting life and assets at sea

Copenhagen, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM, the market leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, today announced that it welcomes the improved safety regulations that will further protect the welfare of seafarers using fire-fighter ...

Globalsat Group, Inmarsat and Cobham sign contract to provide Rumo with satcoms across Brazilian railway network

January 23, 2020 - Globalsat Group, through its Brazilian affiliate Globalsat do Brasil, has signed a multi-year contract with Rumo SA, the largest transport and logistics company in Latin America. In a deal that is set to significantly improve the ...

Cobham Releases LEON5 Processor IP Core

Huntsville, Alabama – Cobham Gaisler, a leading space technologies design center of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, announced today at the 12th Annual Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software, at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, that it will r...
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Cobham Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cobham founded?

    Cobham was founded in 1934.

  • Who are Cobham key executives?

    Cobham's key executives are David Lockwood, Alison Wood and Greg Bagwell.

  • How many employees does Cobham have?

    Cobham has 1,619 employees.

  • What is Cobham revenue?

    Latest Cobham annual revenue is £2.1 b.

  • What is Cobham revenue per employee?

    Latest Cobham revenue per employee is £1.3 m.

  • Who are Cobham competitors?

    Competitors of Cobham include Turkish Aerospace Industries, Chemring Group and Smiths Interconnect.

  • Where is Cobham headquarters?

    Cobham headquarters is located at Tringham House, 580 Deansleigh Rd, Bournemouth.

  • Where are Cobham offices?

    Cobham has offices in Bournemouth, London, Marlow, Newmarket and in 28 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cobham have?

    Cobham has 33 offices.