Cobham provides a range of technologies and services to commercial, defense and security markets. The Company operates in four segments: communications and connectivity, mission systems, advanced electronic solutions and aviation services. The communications and connectivity segment offers equipment and solutions for the aerospace, avionics, satellite and radio, wireless and mobile connectivity markets. The mission systems segment offers safety and survival systems for extreme environments, nose-to-tail aerial refueling systems and wing-tip to wing-tip mission systems for jets, transport aircrafts and rotorcrafts. The advanced electronic solutions segment provides critical solutions for communication on land, at sea, in the air and in space through off-the-shelf and customized products, including radio frequency, microwave, microelectronics, antenna subsystems and motion control solutions.

Wimborne, GB
Size (employees)
10,813 (est)+2%
Cobham was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Wimborne, GB
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Key People/Management at Cobham

David Lockwood

David Lockwood

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Mike Wareing

Mike Wareing

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Alison Wood

Alison Wood

Independent Non-Executive Director
David Mellors

David Mellors

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
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Cobham Office Locations

Cobham has offices in Kongens Lyngby, Joensuu, Paris, Rungis and in 16 other locations
Wimborne, GB (HQ)
Brook Road
Buckinghamshire, GB
The Cobham Centre Fourth Ave
Cheveley, GB
Lambda House Little Green
Surrey, GB
Cleeve Rd
Kongens Lyngby, DK
93 Lundtoftegårdsvej
Joensuu, FI
8 Muovilaaksontie
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Cobham Financials and Metrics

Cobham Revenue

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Cobham's revenue was reported to be £2.05 b in FY, 2017 which is a 5.6% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (H1, 2018)

924.5 m

Gross profit (H1, 2018)

209.9 m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2018), %


Net income (H1, 2018)

165.4 m

EBIT (H1, 2018)

208.8 m

Cash (30-Jun-2018)

333.7 m


396.2 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


1.8 b1.9 b2.1 b1.9 b2.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.6 b1.5 b

Gross profit

568.8 m561.6 m663.8 m376.6 m594.6 m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018


1 b916.7 m1 b924.5 m

Cost of goods sold

716.2 m648 m718.3 m714.6 m

Gross profit

332 m268.7 m285 m209.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %

GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


200.7 m225.6 m294.7 m236.2 m451.9 m

Accounts Receivable

238.3 m331.4 m286.3 m307.5 m329 m


315.9 m431.4 m410.4 m405.3 m389.4 m

Current Assets

849.9 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.4 b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018


224.1 m493.8 m482.5 m333.7 m


420.6 m439.3 m415.8 m275.3 m

Current Assets

1.1 b1.3 b1.3 b1.1 b


380.4 m406.7 m403 m375.8 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

235.1 m190.8 m254.4 m248.1 m223.9 m


(300 k)(11.9 m)34.6 m(50.8 m)(26.7 m)

Accounts Payable

(300 k)17.3 m38.6 m9.7 m71.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

210.6 m167.9 m189.1 m134.7 m215.2 m
Half Year
USDH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Depreciation and Amortization

126.9 m116 m113.8 m84.9 m


(23.6 m)(1.1 m)(22.4 m)(16.4 m)

Accounts Payable

(4.9 m)(5.8 m)27 m(13.1 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

121.5 m120.6 m129.5 m30.2 m
GBPY, 2018


1.9 x


13.1 x


0.3 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2 x

P/E Ratio

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Cobham Operating Metrics

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

Order Intake

£1.91 b£914.60 m£2.15 b£1.17 b£2.08 b£915.80 m£1.92 b£1.03 b

Order Volume

£2.51 b£2.48 b£2.95 b£2.70 b

Twelve-month Backlog

£1.13 b£1.30 b£1.37 b

Book-to-bill Ratio

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Cobham Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Aedion Investments Unit Trust
Aeroflex Asia Ltd.
Aeroflex Asia Pacific Limited
Aeroflex Bloomingdale Inc.
Aeroflex Burnham Limited
Aeroflex Cambridge Limited
Aeroflex Colorado Springs Inc.
Aeroflex Control Components Inc.
Aeroflex France SAS
Aeroflex GmbH
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Cobham Revenue Breakdown

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Cobham revenue breakdown by business segment: 27.7% from Advanced Electronic Solutions, 34.1% from Communications and Connectivity, 17.8% from Aviation Services and 20.4% from Mission Systems

Cobham revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 13.1% from Rest of the World, 11.2% from Australia, 16.4% from Other EU, 9.2% from UK and 50.1% from USA

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Cobham Online and Social Media Presence

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Cobham News and Updates

UPDATE 1-British engineer Cobham reassures investors with growing order intake

British engineer Cobham steadied investor nerves on Friday as a growing order intake helped it to reiterate full-year profit targets just a week after a contractual dispute with Boeing hit its shares.

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South Africa’s first Wimbledon finalist in 97 years has become a matter of national pride

For the first time in 97 years, a South African has made it to the Wimbledon final. South African Kevin Anderson will play Novak Djokovic…

Border Security Market Technology 2018 Industry Share, Key Players and Growth Rate Report 2023

Market Research Future Published a Cooked Research “Global Border Security Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023” - Market Analysis, Scope, Stake, Progress, Trends and Forecast up to 2023. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Chelsea transfer news: Confusion reigns as Conte to take pre-season training despite Sarri being lined up as his replacement

The Blues boss is scheduled to be working with his players despite a widely expected departure, as pre-season nears its beginning Antonio Conte is expected to return to Chelsea to take first-team training on Monday despite uncertainty over his future at the club. The Blues manager’s staff didn’t tak…

The military navigation market is projected to grow from USD 8.87 billion in 2018 to USD 12.07 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.36% from 2018 to 2023

LONDON, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The military navigation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.36% during the forecast period.Download the full report: The military navigation market is projected to grow from USD 8.87 billion in 2018...
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Cobham Company Life and Culture

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