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FirstGroup provides passenger transport services. The Company’s First Student segment provides student transportation services. Its First Transit segment offers public transit management and contracting services. The Company’s Greyhound segment provides scheduled intercity coach transportation services. Its First Bus segment offers local bus services. The Company’s First Rail segment operates passenger rail network that provides intercity, commuter, regional and sleeper services through a portfolio of Great Western and TransPennine Express franchises; and First Hull Trains, an open access passenger rail service, as well as through the Tramlink service on behalf of transport for London.

TypePublic
Founded1999
HQLondon, GB
Websitefirstgroup.com

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sept 2017)100,891
Job Openings1,661
Revenue (FY, 2019)£7.1 B(+12%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)£0.8
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Firstgroup

Nigel Eggleton

Nigel Eggleton

Managing Director
Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews

Managing Director
Marc Reddy

Marc Reddy

Managing Director
Steve Wickers

Steve Wickers

Managing Director
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Firstgroup Office Locations

Firstgroup has offices in London, Aberdeen, Bristol, Camborne and in 12 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
37 N Wharf Rd, Paddington
Aberdeen, GB
395 King St
Bristol, GB
Enterprise House, 150 Easton Rd
Camborne, GB
Union St
Oldham, GB
Wallshaw St
Southampton, GB
281 Empress Rd
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Firstgroup Financials and Metrics

Firstgroup Revenue

Firstgroup's revenue was reported to be £7.13 b in FY, 2019
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2019)

7.1b

Net income (FY, 2019)

(108.0m)

EBITDA (FY, 2019)

418.7m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

9.8m

Market capitalization (23-Jul-2021)

1.0b

Closing stock price (23-Jul-2021)

0.8

Cash (31-Mar-2019)

692.9m
Firstgroup's current market capitalization is £1 b.
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

5.2b5.7b6.4b7.1b

Revenue growth, %

(14%)8%13%

Operating expense total

5.0b5.4b6.6b7.1b

EBITDA

623.9m696.7m288.5m418.7m
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

11.3m38.0m43.5m47.8m66.6m41.0m35.6m94.9m146.6m174.4m411.2m682.1m553.9m420.5m360.1m400.9m555.7m692.9m

Accounts Receivable

26.4m69.0m70.2m139.9m176.1m177.9m190.5m233.9m258.2m279.3m262.7m472.0m491.7m524.2m533.5m641.5m677.5m892.5m

Inventories

22.1m21.2m18.2m21.9m23.5m25.0m28.9m35.1m40.1m54.2m64.6m79.9m71.4m69.9m61.4m64.5m56.0m60.2m

Current Assets

138.2m272.5m266.0m379.3m381.2m412.3m456.0m555.0m632.0m615.8m926.0m1.5b1.3b1.2b1.1b1.3b1.5b1.9b
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

47.1m56.2m72.8m97.2m94.8m75.6m97.6m92.2m96.2m117.4m102.1m(5.0m)64.2m85.5m96.4m116.1m(290.9m)(108.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

92.2m115.5m150.2m193.6m261.8m310.3m219.7m312.3m247.2m235.0m295.5m332.7m292.3m325.2m409.5m520.4m636.9m563.7m

Dividends Paid

16.8m21.9m26.1m36.6m38.8m43.1m45.5m47.3m50.6m52.0m68.4m114.0m23.1m2.0m

Cash From Financing Activities

35.6m(58.2m)32.9m587.2m(227.5m)13.8m(47.4m)46.2m39.9m(32.8m)154.5m3.8m(237.5m)(75.7m)(90.3m)(129.2m)(73.3m)(48.3m)
GBPFY, 1997

Financial Leverage

8 x
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Firstgroup Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016

Passengers

2.2 b2.5 b
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Firstgroup Revenue Breakdown

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Firstgroup revenue breakdown by business segment: 29.8% from First Student , 16.6% from First Bus, 11.6% from First Transit, 16.7% from Greyhound , 25.1% from First Rail and 0.3% from Other

Firstgroup Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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Firstgroup Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Firstgroup Online and Social Media Presence

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Firstgroup News and Updates

FirstGroup strikes £3.3bn deal to sell iconic yellow school buses in US

Train and bus operator FirstGroup has announced this morning the sale of two of its US divisions for £3.3bn to The post FirstGroup strikes £3.3bn deal to sell iconic yellow school buses in US appeared first on CityAM.

FirstGroup Sells U.S. School Bus Arm in $4.6 Billion Retreat

FirstGroup Agrees to Sell North American Units for $4.6 Billion

NextEra, FirstGroup to Electrify School Buses, a Biden Goal

NextEra, FirstGroup to Electrify School Buses, a Biden Priority

FirstGroup offload three US properties in £100m deal

Transport outfit FirstGroup have offloaded three properties used by its US bus group, Greyhound, in deals worth £102m. The Aberdeen-based The post FirstGroup offload three US properties in £100m deal appeared first on CityAM.

FirstGroup plans to outline strategic plan for U.S. businesses this week

UK bus and train operator FirstGroup said on Monday it would update the market about its plan for the U.S. businesses this week after a top investor demanded an extraordinary shareholder meeting to seek a demerger of the unit.

FirstGroup looking at options for U.S. contract units

Bus and train operator FirstGroup Plc said on Monday it was exploring options, including a potential sale, for its North American contract businesses which include the First Student school bus service and First Transit transportation service.
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Firstgroup Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Firstgroup founded?

    Firstgroup was founded in 1999.

  • Who are Firstgroup key executives?

    Firstgroup's key executives are Nigel Eggleton, Paul Matthews and Marc Reddy.

  • How many employees does Firstgroup have?

    Firstgroup has 100,891 employees.

  • What is Firstgroup revenue?

    Latest Firstgroup annual revenue is £7.1 b.

  • What is Firstgroup revenue per employee?

    Latest Firstgroup revenue per employee is £70.6 k.

  • Who are Firstgroup competitors?

    Competitors of Firstgroup include Arriva, R. J. Corman Railroad Group and Hamburger Hochbahn.

  • Where is Firstgroup headquarters?

    Firstgroup headquarters is located at 37 N Wharf Rd, Paddington, London.

  • Where are Firstgroup offices?

    Firstgroup has offices in London, Aberdeen, Bristol, Camborne and in 12 other locations.

  • How many offices does Firstgroup have?

    Firstgroup has 17 offices.