We provide innovative engineering and technology-led solutions to meet the needs of our customers. Our Engineering Tomorrow strategy is about identifying, developing and implementing innovative solutions to meet the UK’s major infrastructure needs.

It is our exceptional customer focus and deep understanding of their needs which builds strategic long-term relationships. Our approach, coupled with the ability to collaborate across all levels, drives innovative engineering and technology led solutions across the full life-cycle of an asset.

Our history began in 1865 when the company was founded by Richard Costain. In 2015 the Costain Group commemorates a history spanning 150 years. In celebration, we have set an ambitious target to raise £1 million throughout 2015: “The Costain 150 Challenge”. 
At Costain, we have a vibrant, challenging and growing business – an environment that provides tremendous opportunities for everybody. We're looking for skilled, expert and motivated people who'll help us meet national needs in transportation, energy and water. 

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TypePublic
HQMaidenhead, GB
Founded1865
Size (employees)4,190 (est)+5%
Websitecostain.com
Costain Group was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Maidenhead, GB
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Key People/Management at Costain Group

Andrew Wyllie

Andrew Wyllie

CEO
Anthony Bickerstaff

Anthony Bickerstaff

CFO
Tracey Wood

Tracey Wood

Legal Director and Company Secretary
Martin Hunter

Martin Hunter

Group Financial Controller
Darren James

Darren James

Managing Director, Infrastructure
Alex Vaughan

Alex Vaughan

Managing Director, Natural Resources
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Costain Group Office Locations

Costain Group has offices in Maidenhead, Wythenshawe, London, Coventry and in 1 other location
Maidenhead, GB (HQ)
Vanwall Rd
Aberdeen, GB
Blaikie's Quay
Coventry, GB
Eden Rd
London, GB
10 Foster Ln
Wythenshawe, GB
1500 Aviator Way
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Costain Group Financials and Metrics

Costain Group Revenue

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Costain Group's revenue was reported to be £1.68 b in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

1.7b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

87.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

5.2%

Net income (FY, 2017)

32.6m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

450.6m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

443.0m

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

248.7m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

744.5m571.4m381.9m373.1m381.2m457.1m521.8m623.5m673.2m678.1m748.4m747.6m902.6m993.4m924.5m868.5m848.4m885.2m1.1b1.3b1.6b1.7b

Revenue growth, %

21%18%31%

Cost of goods sold

752.9m551.4m362.0m354.8m368.2m440.7m504.8m600.9m645.0m650.7m785.9m716.2m861.3m949.2m883.9m818.8m794.2m826.7m1.0b1.2b1.5b1.6b

Gross profit

(8.4m)20.0m19.9m18.3m13.0m16.4m17.0m22.6m28.2m27.4m(37.5m)31.4m41.3m44.2m40.6m49.7m54.2m58.5m60.2m66.7m76.0m87.8m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

46.4m74.6m47.1m38.0m51.7m69.1m71.8m72.0m64.1m75.2m56.4m133.4m147.3m120.8m146.0m141.7m107.4m84.3m148.5m146.7m210.2m248.7m

Accounts Receivable

28.8m46.1m41.1m48.3m39.3m58.2m64.2m75.3m74.8m149.1m107.8m129.6m94.3m98.1m54.9m84.8m73.0m87.4m95.5m83.5m101.8m110.9m

Inventories

17.0m3.0m1.7m1.5m1.6m1.1m1.6m1.6m1.0m2.0m2.4m2.0m1.6m2.4m1.3m2.3m1.7m1.6m1.3m2.9m3.6m1.4m

Current Assets

281.9m277.3m207.5m182.2m184.1m165.8m183.1m196.0m224.8m243.7m219.4m285.7m329.2m325.1m309.3m332.0m290.6m276.5m346.9m413.2m512.9m537.9m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(62.5m)(7.7m)(200.0k)1.9m5.1m8.2m9.5m13.2m15.2m23.6m(54.0m)16.0m18.2m14.6m23.1m18.7m23.1m12.5m21.0m22.2m26.4m32.6m

Cash From Operating Activities

9.0m2.4m22.4m6.0m9.0m19.4m3.9m5.8m10.5m15.0m24.1m19.5m22.6m(16.5m)30.7m34.8m(23.1m)(35.5m)40.6m15.7m67.1m51.6m

Dividends Paid

4.5m4.7m5.4m6.2m6.7m8.4m10.2m11.0m11.9m

Cash From Financing Activities

23.0m2.5m(900.0k)(2.8m)(3.1m)(2.9m)1.2m700.0k600.0k1.0m59.4m(4.1m)(5.0m)(5.4m)(4.3m)(6.2m)19.1m37.9m21.0m21.6m(9.0m)
GBPY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

411.0k

Financial Leverage

4.3 x
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Costain Group Revenue Breakdown

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Costain Group revenue breakdown by business segment: 22.8% from Natural Resources, 77.0% from Infrastructure and 0.3% from Other

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Costain Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Costain Group founded?

    Costain Group was founded in 1865.

  • Who are Costain Group key executives?

    Costain Group's key executives are Andrew Wyllie, Anthony Bickerstaff and Tracey Wood.

  • How many employees does Costain Group have?

    Costain Group has 4,190 employees.

  • What is Costain Group revenue?

    Latest Costain Group annual revenue is £1.7 b.

  • What is Costain Group revenue per employee?

    Latest Costain Group revenue per employee is £401.9 k.

  • Who are Costain Group competitors?

    Competitors of Costain Group include Balfour Beatty, Clean Coal Technologies and Babcock & Wilcox.

  • Where is Costain Group headquarters?

    Costain Group headquarters is located at Vanwall Rd, Maidenhead.

  • Where are Costain Group offices?

    Costain Group has offices in Maidenhead, Wythenshawe, London, Coventry and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Costain Group have?

    Costain Group has 5 offices.