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.

Company Growth (employees)
Wimborne, GB
Size (employees)
10,692 (est)-14%
Cobham was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Wimborne, GB

Key People at Cobham

Robert (Bob) Murphy

Robert (Bob) Murphy

CEO, Executive Director
John Devaney

John Devaney

Mike Wareing

Mike Wareing

Senior Independent Non-executive Director
Alison Wood

Alison Wood

Independent Non-executive Director
Mark Ronald

Mark Ronald

Independent Non-executive Director

Cobham Office Locations

Cobham has offices in Wimborne, Arlington, New Delhi, Adelaide and in 32 other locations
Wimborne, GB (HQ)
Brook Road
Pretoria, ZA
Highveld Office Park, Charles de Gaulle Crescent,Highveld Ext 8
Adelaide, AU
National Drive, Adelaide Airport
New Delhi, IN
4th Floor, Statesman House Building, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place
Arlington, US
2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 625
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Cobham Data and Metrics

Cobham Financial Metrics

Cobham's revenue was reported to be £1 b in H1, 2017

Revenue (H1, 2017)

1 b

Gross profit (H1, 2017)

285 m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2017), %


Net income (H1, 2017)

16.3 m

EBIT (H1, 2017)

34.7 m

Market capitalization (25-Oct-2016)

342.6 m

Closing share price (25-Oct-2016)


Cash (30-Jun-2017)

482.5 m


803.4 m
Cobham's current market capitalization is $342.6 m.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.8 b1.9 b2.1 b1.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.6 b

Gross profit

568.8 m561.6 m663.8 m376.6 m
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, 2016


200.7 m225.6 m294.7 m236.2 m

Accounts Receivable

238.3 m331.4 m286.3 m307.5 m


315.9 m431.4 m410.4 m405.3 m

Current Assets

849.9 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b
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, 2016

Depreciation and Amortization

235.1 m190.8 m254.4 m248.1 m

Accounts Receivable

(26.2 m)(68.3 m)(19.1 m)(21.9 m)


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

Accounts Payable

(300 k)17.3 m38.6 m9.7 m
USDH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

126.9 m116 m113.8 m

Accounts Receivable

(21.5 m)(24.5 m)(40 m)


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

Accounts Payable

(4.9 m)(5.8 m)27 m
GBPY, 2017

P/E Ratio



23.2 x


6.2 x


80.1 k


0.9 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.9 x
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Cobham Operating Metrics

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

Order Intake

£1.91 b£914.6 m£2.15 b£1.17 b£2.08 b£915.8 m
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Cobham News and Updates

Shares in one of Britain's biggest aerospace firms are down 20% after it issued a 5th profit warning in 2 years

LONDON — Shares in aerospace firm Cobham have plummetted more than 20% on Thursday morning after the company announced its fifth profit warning in less than two years. Cobham dropped the warning, where it said that it expects profits this year to be £20 million less than for…

Cobham appoints new chairman in end-of-year executive shake-up

Troubled defence and aerospace group Cobham has appointed a new chairman after the group's current chair, John Devaney, announced he will step down from the firm's board on 31 December.  Michael Wareing, who is a senior independent director at Cobham and a member of its remuneration committee, wi…

Cobham's share price in double-digit flop

Aerospace and defence group Cobham's share price slumped over 12 per cent this morning after issuing its second profit downgrade of year. Referencing a "challenging" third quarter and that its wireless and satellite communications division had underperformed, the company said it expects 2016 trad…
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