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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; customized products including radiofrequency, microwave, and high-reliability microelectronics, antenna subsystems and motion control solutions. It also delivers outsourced aviation services for military and civil customers, such as military training, special mission flight operations, commercial aviation, and aircraft engineering.

TypePublic
Founded1934
HQWimborne, GB
Websitecobham.com
Employee Ratings2.6
Culture scoreD+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)10,069(-6%)
Job Openings192
Revenue (FY, 2018)£1.9 B(-9%)
Share Price (Oct 2016)$14.1

Key People/Management at Cobham

David Lockwood

David Lockwood

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Alison Wood

Alison Wood

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Cobham Office Locations

Cobham has offices in Wimborne, Bournemouth International Airport, Didcot, Leatherhead and in 34 other locations
Wimborne, GB (HQ)
Brook Rd
Bournemouth International Airport, GB
NE Sector
Didcot, GB
168 Maxwell Ave
Leatherhead, GB
Cleeve Road
London, GB
4 Matthew Parker St, Westminster
Marlow, GB
The Cobham Centre, Fourth Avenue
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Cobham Financials and Metrics

Cobham Revenue

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Cobham's revenue was reported to be £1.86 b in FY, 2018 which is a 9.2% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2019)

1.0b

Gross profit (H1, 2019)

284.8m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2019), %

27.7%

Net income (H1, 2019)

47.9m

EBIT (H1, 2019)

68.7m

Market capitalization (25-Oct-2016)

342.6m

Closing stock price (25-Oct-2016)

14.1

Cash (30-Jun-2019)

393.7m

EV

490.9m
Cobham's current market capitalization is $342.6 m.
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

1.9b2.1b1.9b

Revenue growth, %

(6%)6%(9%)

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.5b1.5b

Gross profit

376.6m594.6m323.4m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Revenue

1.0b924.5m1.0b

Cost of goods sold

718.3m714.6m744.1m

Gross profit

285.0m209.9m284.8m

Gross profit Margin, %

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

Cash

236.2m451.9m406.9m

Accounts Receivable

307.5m235.7m259.1m

Inventories

405.3m389.4m276.0m

Current Assets

1.1b1.4b1.1b
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, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Depreciation and Amortization

248.1m223.9m169.1m

Inventories

(50.8m)(26.7m)(10.9m)

Accounts Payable

9.7m71.1m20.7m

Cash From Operating Activities

134.7m215.2m125.3m
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
GBPY, 2019

EV/EBIT

7.1 x

EV/CFO

40.2 x

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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Cobham Operating Metrics

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

Countries

100 100 100 100 100

Order Intake

£1.91 b£960 m£2.15 b£1.17 b£2.08 b£915.80 m£1.92 b£1.03 b£1.95 b£970.20 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£2.70 b
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Cobham Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
AeroflexMay 20, 2014$1.50 b
FB Heliservices LimitedJuly 15, 2013£74 m
Trivec Avant CorporationSeptember 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: 16.9% from Aviation Services, 29.6% from Communications and Connectivity, 31.9% from Advanced Electronic Solutions and 21.6% from Mission Systems

Cobham revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 53.2% from USA, 7.7% from UK, 16.0% from Other EU, 11.7% from Australia, 7.7% from Asia and 3.8% from Other

Cobham Online and Social Media Presence

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Cobham Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D+

    59/100

  • CEO Rating

    D+

    62/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    64/100

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Cobham News and Updates

UPDATE 2-Britain gives U.S. investor go-ahead to buy Cobham for $5 bln

Britain has approved the purchase of British defence company Cobham by U.S. investor Advent International for $5 billion after the private equity group made commitments to address national security concerns.

UK approves £4bn sale of defence firm Cobham

The government has agreed to allow US private equity firm Advent International to takeover the UK’s defence and aerospace company. [...] The post UK approves £4bn sale of defence firm Cobham appeared first on CityAM.

Britain gives Advent's $5 billion Cobham takeover the green light

Britain has approved Advent International's $5 billion purchase of defense company Cobham after the U.S. private equity group made commitments to address national security concerns.

Britain approves Advent's $5 billion Cobham purchase

The British government has approved Advent International's $5 billion purchase of defence company Cobham Plc after the U.S. private equity group offered a number of commitments to address national security concerns.

Form 8.3 - Cobham

FORM 8.3

British government signals support for Cobham takeover by private equity firm Advent

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced she is “minded to accept” the proposed takeover.
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Cobham Blogs

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...

Cobham Awarded Contract from European Space Agency for GR740 SBC Reference Design

GR740 USER DAY, Noordwijk, The Netherlands – Cobham Gaisler, a leading space design center of Advanced Electronic Solutions, announced today that it is leading a consortium for a new development contract from the European Space Agency (ESA). Cobham ...

ESA Supports Development of Cobham’s GR740 Microprocessor in Organic Package

GR740 USER DAY, Noordwijk, The Netherlands – Cobham Gaisler, a leading space design center of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, announced today that they have successfully negotiated a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) leading to the...

DLR Utilizes Cobham’s Dual-Core Processors in Eu:CROPIS Satellite and Next Generation Payload Demonstrator

SPACE TECH EXPO EUROPE, Bremen, GERMANY – Cobham Gaisler and DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; also referred to as German Aerospace Center) announced today that Cobham’s GR712RC Dual-Core LEON3FT Processor has been successfully used to...

Cobham & Kepler form strategic partnership

Toronto, Canada and Lyngby, Denmark, November 13, 2019 – Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nanosatellite telecommunications solutions, and Cobham SATCOM, a market leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, have today announc...

48 Fighter Wing Contracting Squadron Award Cobham Aviation Services UK Operational Readiness Training Contract

The programme will involve Cobham’s specially modified Falcon 20 aircraft, equipped with advanced technology solutions to simulate the effects of an enemy’s latest electronic warfare equipment during training exercises.  Paul Armstrong, Vice Preside...
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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 and Alison Wood.

  • How many employees does Cobham have?

    Cobham has 10,069 employees.

  • What is Cobham revenue?

    Latest Cobham annual revenue is £1.9 b.

  • What is Cobham revenue per employee?

    Latest Cobham revenue per employee is £185.1 k.

  • Who are Cobham competitors?

    Competitors of Cobham include BAE Systems, Ultra Electronics and Kratos Defense.

  • Where is Cobham headquarters?

    Cobham headquarters is located at Brook Rd, Wimborne.

  • Where are Cobham offices?

    Cobham has offices in Wimborne, Bournemouth International Airport, Didcot, Leatherhead and in 34 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cobham have?

    Cobham has 39 offices.