FirstGroup plc is the leading transport operator in the UK and North America with revenues of over £6.9 billion a year. We employ approximately 120,000 staff and transport some 2.5 billion passengers a year. In the UK, First is the largest bus operator running more than one in five of all local services. First is also the UK's largest rail operator with three passenger franchises – First Great Western and First TransPennine Express – and one open access operator, First Hull Trains. For information on careers with FirstGroup in the UK click here: FirstGroup America is the leader in student transportation, transit contracting and vehicle fleet maintenance services in the United States and Canada. The company also owns and operates the iconic Greyhound, the only national provider of scheduled intercity coach services in the US and Canada.
Aberdeen, GB
Size (employees)
100,891 (est)
Firstgroup was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, GB
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Firstgroup Office Locations

Firstgroup has offices in Taunton, West Yorkshire, Plymouth, Newbury and in 29 other locations
Aberdeen, GB (HQ)
395 King St
London, GB
50 Eastbourne Terrace
Cincinnati, US
1400 600 Vine St
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Firstgroup Financials and Metrics

Firstgroup Financials

Firstgroup's revenue was reported to be £5.22 b in FY, 2016 which is a 13.8% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

5.2 b

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


Net income (FY, 2016)

96.4 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

1.3 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2016)

360.1 m
Firstgroup's current market capitalization is £1.3 b.
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


6.7 b6.1 b5.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

58.5 m105.8 m113.5 m

Net Income

64.2 m85.5 m96.4 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


553.9 m420.5 m360.1 m

Accounts Receivable

491.7 m524.2 m533.5 m

Current Assets

1.3 b1.2 b1.1 b


2 b2.2 b2.3 b
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

292.3 m325.2 m409.5 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(237.5 m)(75.7 m)(90.3 m)

Income Taxes Paid

5.7 m(20.3 m)(17.1 m)
GBPY, 2016


47.4 k

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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Firstgroup Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.20 b2.50 b
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