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)
10,898 (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

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 Financials

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

Revenue (FY, 2017)

2.1 b

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


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

594.6 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

78.8 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

104.1 m

Market capitalization (25-Oct-2016)

342.6 m

Closing share price (25-Oct-2016)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

451.9 m


726.1 m
Cobham's current market capitalization is $342.6 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, 2017


1 b916.7 m1 b

Cost of goods sold

716.2 m648 m718.3 m

Gross profit

332 m268.7 m285 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, 2017


224.1 m493.8 m482.5 m


420.6 m439.3 m415.8 m

Current Assets

1.1 b1.3 b1.3 b


380.4 m406.7 m403 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, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

126.9 m116 m113.8 m


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

Accounts Payable

(4.9 m)(5.8 m)27 m

Cash From Operating Activities

121.5 m120.6 m129.5 m
GBPY, 2017


7 x


3.4 x


180.5 k


0.8 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.7 x

P/E Ratio

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Cobham Operating Metrics

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

Order Intake

£1.91 b£914.60 m£2.15 b£1.17 b£2.08 b£915.80 m£1.92 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
Aeroflex Control Components Inc.
Aeroflex Innovations (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Aeroflex Microelectronic Solutions Inc.
Aeroflex Technology Service (Beijing) Co. Ltd.
Aeroflex Test Solutions Limited
Axell Wireless Israel Limited
Carleton Technologies Inc
Chelton Technologies Canada Limited
Chelton Inc
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Mexico S.A. de C.V
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Cobham News and Updates

Maritime Antenna Market Research Report by Key Players (Glomex, ORBIT, Cobham, Inmarsat) Analysis to 2025

The Insight partners has announced the addition of the Maritime Antenna Market to 2025 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Type (VHF Antenna, SSB Antenna, AM/FM Antenna, AIS Antenna, Cellular Antenna, GPS Antenna, SATCOM Antenna, Radar Antenna, Weather Antenna and Others ); Frequency Band (VHF Band, …

With Cobham acquisition, Viavi takes aim at end-to-end 5G testing

Networks are “not as static” as they used to be Fresh off its $455 million purchase of Cobham’s test and measurement business, Viavi Solutions is touting its expanded position in 5G testing as a result of the purchase. Viavi Solutions acquired Cobham’s test and measurement operations in an all-cash …

Cobham to produce oxygen system for South Korea’s KF-X fighter

Under a multiyear agreement that covers the development phase of the aircraft, Cobham will develop an onboard oxygen generating system for KF-X.

Automotive Gas Cylinder Materials Market Key Value Factors and Industry Analysis 2016-2026

Future market insights has announced the addition of the “Automotive Gas Cylinder Materials Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026 " report to their offering. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Security Robots Market - New Investments Expected to Boost the Market by 2025

The Insight Partners has announced the addition of the “Security Robots Market to 2025 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Product Type, End-use, and Vertical “report to their offering.  Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Cobham gets massive testing gig with China Mobile

UK connectivity provider Cobham Wireless has announced the China Mobile Research Institute is using its massive MIMO test solution.
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