Drax Group

Drax Group plc is a FTSE 250 company at the cutting edge of research and development in renewable power generation. The company owns and operates the UK’s largest power station, typically providing 7 – 8% of the UK’s electricity. By transforming itself into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator, it is delivering Europe’s single largest decarbonisation project. It is now a world leader in sourcing sustainable biomass through its US business, Drax Biomass. In March 2015, Drax acquired Billington Bioenergy, the UK’s second largest wood pellet distributor. The move supports the company’s intention to enter the UK’s growing biomass heat sector and complements its core business. At the other end of the supply chain, it supplies renewable electricity to businesses through its retail arm Haven Power.
Company Growth (employees)
Drax, GB
Size (employees)
1,467 (est)+2%
Drax Group was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Drax, GB

Drax Group Office Locations

Drax Group has an office in Drax
Drax, GB (HQ)
Drax Power Station

Drax Group Financials and Metrics

Drax Group Financials

Drax Group's revenue was reported to be £2.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 4% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

2.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

376.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

193.9 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

1.1 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

228.4 m
Drax Group's current market capitalization is £1.1 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.1 b2.8 b3.1 b2.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.6 b2.4 b2.7 b2.6 b

Gross profit

445.1 m449.8 m408.8 m376.3 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


267.3 m180.9 m133.8 m228.4 m

Accounts Receivable

220.5 m297.4 m256.5 m187 m

Current Assets

899.1 m1.2 b1.3 b1.5 b


1.6 b1.8 b1.9 b2.2 b
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

142.3 m89.7 m150 m190.8 m

Cash From Financing Activities

45 m44.1 m(54.1 m)(10.9 m)

Income Taxes Paid

19.6 m(37.2 m)(2.7 m)(3.2 m)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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Drax Group Operating Metrics

FY, 2016

Electricity Generated, Twh


Wood Pellets, metric tonnes

607 k
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Drax Group Market Value History

Drax Group Revenue Breakdown

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Drax Group Company Life and Culture

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