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Costain is a provider of smart infrastructure solutions across the rail, highways, energy networks and storage, water, nuclear, oil and gas, and defense markets. The company operates in two segments: Transportation and Natural Resources. Its services include strategic consultancy, digital technology solutions, consultancy and advisory, asset optimization, and complex program delivery.

TypePublic
Founded1865
HQMaidenhead, GB
Websitecostain.com
Employee Ratings3.8

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)3,400(-8%)
Job Openings63
Revenue (FY, 2019)£1.2 B(-21%)
Share Price (Sept 2020)£0.4
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at Costain

Alex Vaughan

Alex Vaughan

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Anthony Bickerstaff

Anthony Bickerstaff

Chief Financial Officer, Board Member
Sue Kershaw

Sue Kershaw

Managing Director, Transportation
Maxine Mayhew

Maxine Mayhew

Managing Director, Natural Resources
David Taylor

David Taylor

Group Commercial Director
Catherine Warbrick

Catherine Warbrick

Group HR Director
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Costain Office Locations

Costain has offices in Maidenhead, Aberdeen, Birmingham Business Park, London and in 2 other locations
Maidenhead, GB (HQ)
Vanwall Business Park, Costain House
Aberdeen, GB
56 Carden Pl
Birmingham Business Park, GB
Unit 6280, Bishops Court, Solihull Pkwy
London, GB
10 Foster Ln
Weston-super-Mare, GB
3 Filers Way
Wythenshawe, GB
Manchester Business Park, Costain House, 1500 Aviator Way
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Costain Financials and Metrics

Costain Revenue

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Costain's revenue was reported to be £1.16 b in FY, 2019 which is a 21% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2019)

1.2b

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

(21%)

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

40.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

3.5%

Net income (FY, 2019)

(2.9m)

EBIT (FY, 2019)

17.9m

Market capitalization (22-Sept-2020)

109.7m

Closing stock price (22-Sept-2020)

0.4

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

180.9m

EV

74.8m
Costain's current market capitalization is £109.7 m.
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

1.7b1.5b1.2b

Revenue growth, %

7%(13%)(21%)

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.4b1.1b

Gross profit

87.8m89.9m40.8m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Revenue

847.8m758.7m594.1m

Cost of goods sold

806.8m714.6m564.0m

Gross profit

41.0m44.1m30.1m

Gross profit Margin, %

5%6%5%
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

248.7m189.3m180.9m

Accounts Receivable

110.9m85.2m70.0m

Prepaid Expenses

19.2m28.3m31.0m

Inventories

1.4m1.5m1.3m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Cash

167.8m158.1m130.5m

Inventories

3.9m1.3m1.8m

Current Assets

515.3m504.4m443.4m

PP&E

41.2m40.7m71.4m
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

32.6m32.8m(2.9m)

Depreciation and Amortization

7.6m6.6m20.3m

Inventories

200.0k(100.0k)100.0k

Accounts Payable

3.4m(90.9m)(63.5m)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Net Income

12.8m16.1m7.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

4.1m3.7m9.6m

Inventories

(300.0k)100.0k(300.0k)

Accounts Payable

(17.0m)(39.6m)(32.5m)
GBPH1, 2017

EV/EBIT

21 x

EV/CFO

-8.9 x

EV/FCF

-8.9 x

Revenue/Employee

202.3k

Debt/Equity

0.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

5.1 x
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Costain Operating Metrics

H1, 2017FY, 2017H1, 2018FY, 2018H1, 2019FY, 2019

Banking Facilities

£191 m

Number of Innovations

178

Order Book

£3.70 b£3.90 b£3.70 b£4.20 b£4.20 b£4.20 b

Research Grants Secured

22
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Costain Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Simulation Systems Ltd.July 06, 2016
Rhead GroupAugust 17, 2015£36 m
EPC OffshoreAugust 01, 2013
PromanexAugust 22, 2011
ClerkMaxwellApril 08, 2011
AB Rhead & Associates Limited
Alcaidesa Holding S.A.U.
Alcaidesa Servicios S.A.U.
Alway Associates (London) Limited
Brunswick Infrastructure Services Limited
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Costain Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

60/100

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Costain Revenue Breakdown

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Costain revenue breakdown by business segment: 62.4% from Infrastructure, 37.2% from Natural Resources and 0.5% from Other

Costain revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 99.5% from UK and 0.5% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

Costain's employees are reported to be approximately 25% female and 75% male.
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Costain Online and Social Media Presence

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Costain News and Updates

Costain swings to a loss after £95m problem contract hit

Infrastructure firm Costain swung to a loss after taking a £95m hit on two problem contracts, it announced this morning.  The post Costain swings to a loss after £95m problem contract hit appeared first on CityAM.

Costain secures £3.3bn HS2 contract that could create 6,000 jobs

Engineering firm Costain has won a £3.3bn contract to design and build the tunnels connecting the HS2 railway to London Euston station.

Costain hit by London shutdown

Costain has had work suspended work on all of its big projects in the capital – Crossrail, HS2 enabling works and Thames Tideway contracts – amounting to nearly a third of group revenue.

Costain COO quits to join Keltbray

Darren James has worked for Costain for more than 30 years, most recently as chief operating officer.

Sue Kershaw joins Costain as transportation MD

Ms Kershaw will join the group’s executive board and report to Alex Vaughan, chief executive officer.

Costain to issue £100m of new shares as 2019 loss revealed

Costain will issue £100m of new shares to boost its balance sheet. The contractor said it needed the extra cash in order to handle changes in payment culture, including pressure to pay suppliers faster and an increased use of project bank accounts. Clients are also demanding firms have strong balanc…
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Costain Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Costain founded?

    Costain was founded in 1865.

  • Who are Costain key executives?

    Costain's key executives are Alex Vaughan, Anthony Bickerstaff and Sue Kershaw.

  • How many employees does Costain have?

    Costain has 3,400 employees.

  • What is Costain revenue?

    Latest Costain annual revenue is £1.2 b.

  • What is Costain revenue per employee?

    Latest Costain revenue per employee is £339.9 k.

  • Who are Costain competitors?

    Competitors of Costain include npower, SK Engineering & Construction and Kier Group.

  • Where is Costain headquarters?

    Costain headquarters is located at Vanwall Business Park, Costain House, Maidenhead.

  • Where are Costain offices?

    Costain has offices in Maidenhead, Aberdeen, Birmingham Business Park, London and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does Costain have?

    Costain has 6 offices.