Go-Ahead is one of the UK's leading public transport providers. Since our foundation in the 1980s, we have transformed from a small bus operator in north-east England to an organisation providing more than a billion journeys each year on our UK bus and rail services. The Group listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1994 and is included in the FTSE 250. We are the largest passenger rail provider in the UK, carrying over 30% of train services and carrying more commuters into London every weekday than any other national rail operator. We are also the largest operator of bus services in London, running around a quarter of London's buses. Our commitment to our customers and our people is central to everything we do. We employ 26,000 people in the UK who work hard to deliver safe, reliable and value-for-money services for our passengers. Operating in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way is important to us. Our approach We have a devolved approach to the management of our bus and train operating companies. They are run autonomously, are locally-branded, and the management teams are empowered to respond directly to the needs of the local communities they serve. Working in this way ensures we retain strong local expertise and can focus on the needs of customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions in local markets.
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TypePublic
HQLondon, GB
Founded1987
Size (employees)29,000 (est)+6%
Websitego-ahead.com
Go-Ahead Group was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Go-Ahead Group

Andrew Allner

Andrew Allner

Chairman
David Brown

David Brown

Group Chief Executive
Adrian Ewer

Adrian Ewer

Non-Executive Director
Harry Holt

Harry Holt

Non-Executive Director
Leanne Wood

Leanne Wood

Non-Executive Director
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Go-Ahead Group Office Locations

Go-Ahead Group has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
4 Matthew Parker St
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Go-Ahead Group Financials and Metrics

Go-Ahead Group Revenue

Go-Ahead Group's revenue was reported to be £3.48 b in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

3.5b

Net income (FY, 2017)

111.5m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

150.6m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

150.6m

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

590.2m

EV

370.9m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

134.8m303.8m414.3m487.4m530.7m571.0m929.2m1.1b1.2b1.3b1.5b1.8b2.2b2.2b2.2b2.3b2.4b2.6b2.7b3.2b33.7b3.5b

Revenue growth, %

19%5%

Operating expense total

120.7m274.6m378.8m449.0m485.2m519.6m879.9m1.0b1.2b1.2b1.4b1.7b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.2b2.3b2.5b2.6b3.1b33.5b3.3b

EBITDA

171.1m202.4m190.9m158.3m162.0m154.3m151.3m169.7m171.5m175.6m150.6m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

11.2m31.2m45.1m45.1m42.2m45.3m47.6m39.5m74.7m98.7m90.2m128.9m157.1m207.1m235.8m228.6m253.7m248.9m281.8m604.2m636.3m590.2m

Accounts Receivable

7.2m9.7m11.2m21.5m22.4m38.6m44.8m57.5m66.0m69.0m86.5m86.9m108.7m89.6m85.4m80.6m100.4m102.2m123.7m123.9m337.0m332.5m

Inventories

2.8m4.5m4.4m3.9m3.6m3.6m6.2m5.6m5.6m6.3m10.0m9.3m12.0m13.1m12.9m15.5m15.2m14.2m15.6m17.9m18.3m18.9m

Current Assets

31.0m69.6m83.3m102.0m105.1m124.9m194.2m174.9m216.5m290.9m279.8m311.5m428.5m429.7m452.4m461.8m541.3m504.3m624.6m888.9m992.2m941.8m
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

9.0m15.9m29.1m30.8m31.3m35.5m31.2m19.4m(7.0m)74.5m64.2m71.2m76.8m58.5m51.3m75.0m66.5m50.0m77.6m59.3m118.1m111.5m

Cash From Operating Activities

21.8m25.3m55.5m44.5m63.8m51.7m93.0m94.6m150.3m131.7m109.5m179.7m174.4m222.0m141.8m113.0m152.1m114.9m171.9m411.1m237.1m178.2m

Dividends Paid

2.4m4.0m4.9m5.6m6.5m7.6m8.6m12.7m19.3m24.3m25.3m28.9m31.4m34.8m45.7m23.8m34.7m34.7m34.7m36.7m39.4m41.8m

Cash From Financing Activities

29.1m(9.5m)3.0m19.9m(5.1m)77.2m(19.2m)(35.5m)(3.3m)29.8m(38.5m)(59.6m)(75.3m)(121.2m)(41.6m)(69.9m)(17.0m)(64.1m)(75.1m)(79.3m)(3.1m)41.5m
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBITDA

2.5 x

EV/EBIT

2.5 x

EV/CFO

2.1 x

Revenue/Employee

123.1k

Debt/Equity

1 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

7.8 x
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Go-Ahead Group Online and Social Media Presence

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Go-Ahead Group News and Updates

UK's Go-Ahead Group to start on-demand minibus service in Oxford

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - British bus and rail company Go-Ahead Group said on Thursday it was launching an on-demand minibus service in Oxford, as it bids to tap into a growing market for technology-led transport alternatives to cars.
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Go-Ahead Group Company Life and Culture

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Go-Ahead Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Go-Ahead Group founded?

    Go-Ahead Group was founded in 1987.

  • Who are Go-Ahead Group key executives?

    Go-Ahead Group's key executives are Andrew Allner, David Brown and Adrian Ewer.

  • How many employees does Go-Ahead Group have?

    Go-Ahead Group has 29,000 employees.

  • What is Go-Ahead Group revenue?

    Latest Go-Ahead Group annual revenue is £3.5 b.

  • What is Go-Ahead Group revenue per employee?

    Latest Go-Ahead Group revenue per employee is £120 k.

  • Who are Go-Ahead Group competitors?

    Competitors of Go-Ahead Group include National Express Group, Travel De Courcey and Oakland International.

  • Where is Go-Ahead Group headquarters?

    Go-Ahead Group headquarters is located at 4 Matthew Parker St, London.

  • Where are Go-Ahead Group offices?

    Go-Ahead Group has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Go-Ahead Group have?

    Go-Ahead Group has 1 office.