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.
Company Growth (employees)
Aberdeen, GB
Size (employees)
100,891 (est)-7%
Firstgroup was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, GB

Firstgroup Office Locations

Firstgroup has offices in Aberdeen, London, Cincinnati, Bristol and in 29 other locations
Aberdeen, GB (HQ)
395 King St
Cincinnati, US
1400 600 Vine St
London, GB
50 Eastbourne Terrace
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Firstgroup Data and Metrics

Firstgroup Financial Metrics

Firstgroup's revenue was reported to be £5.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 14% 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 (24-Jul-2017)

1.4 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2016)

360.1 m
Firstgroup's current market capitalization is £1.4 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


1.7 b1.9 b1.9 b

Total Assets

5 b5.2 b5.3 b

Accounts Payable

1.2 b1.1 b242.6 m

Current Liabilities

1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b

Total Liabilities

3.8 b3.8 b3.7 b

Retained Earnings

31.1 m73.2 m96.4 m

Total Equity

1.2 b1.5 b1.6 b

Financial Leverage

4.1 x3.6 x3.3 x
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

Firstgroup Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.2 b2.5 b

Firstgroup Market Value History

Firstgroup Revenue Breakdown

Traffic Overview of Firstgroup

Firstgroup News and Updates

Croydon tram crash survivors sue TfL and FirstGroup

Several passengers involved in derailment at Sandilands, south London, seek compensation for injuries and traumaSurvivors of the Croydon tram crash are suing Transport for London (TfL) and First Group for compensation for injuries and trauma. Seven people were killed and 51 injured when a speeding t…

FirstGroup shares edge up as trading's on track to meet expectations

FirstGroup revealed interim results in line with expectations this morning, and said it's on track to significantly increase free cash generation for 2016/17 financial year. The figures Revenue was up 5.1 per cent to £2.6bn, while FirstGroup recorded a flat adjusted operating profit margin (in…

FirstGroup warns of weakening consumer confidence after Brexit vote

Bus operator says fewer consumers are visiting high street as engineering works dents rail division growthBus and train operator FirstGroup has warned that its UK business is likely to be hit by weakening consumer confidence after the decision to exit the EU.Underlying revenues at the group’s bus di…

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