Rolls-Royce is a global company, providing integrated power solutions to the aerospace and marine/industrial power systems markets. Our vision is to deliver ‘better power for a changing world’. We create power. Our core business is the gas turbine and this is used to power aircraft, ships and electrical generators. Rolls-Royce is probably best known for making engines for the world’s biggest airliners and advanced military aircraft. However, we also produce low-emission power systems for ships - some of which we design ourselves - make critical equipment and safety systems for the nuclear industry and, power offshore platforms and major pipelines for the oil and gas industry. We support our customers with a global network of service centres.
London, GB
Size (employees)
49,700 (est)
Rolls-Royce was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Rolls-Royce

Warren East

Warren East

Stephen Daintith

Stephen Daintith

Tom Bell

Tom Bell

President – Defence and President & CEO of Rolls-Royce North America
Chris Cholerton

Chris Cholerton

President – Civil Aerospace
Mark Gregory

Mark Gregory

General Counsel
Harry Holt

Harry Holt

Chief People Officer
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Rolls-Royce Office Locations

Rolls-Royce has offices in Singapore and London
London, GB (HQ)
62 Buckingham Gate
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Rolls-Royce Financials and Metrics

Rolls-Royce Revenue

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Rolls-Royce's revenue was reported to be £16.31 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

16.3 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

3.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

4.2 b

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

2.2 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

1.3 b

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

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


4.3 b4.3 b4.5 b4.7 b5.9 b6.3 b5.8 b5.6 b5.9 b6.6 b7.2 b7.4 b9.1 b10.4 b11.1 b11.1 b12.2 b14.6 b13.7 b13.7 b15 b16.3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

3.7 b3.6 b3.7 b3.8 b5 b5.4 b4.9 b4.7 b4.8 b4.9 b5.5 b6 b7.3 b8.3 b8.9 b8.7 b9.4 b11.5 b10.5 b10.4 b11.9 b13.1 b

Gross profit

592 m727 m795 m957 m859 m922 m873 m931 m1.1 b1.7 b1.6 b1.4 b1.8 b2.1 b2.2 b2.4 b2.7 b3.2 b3.2 b3.3 b3 b3.2 b
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231 m511 m297 m521 m498 m578 m634 m794 m758 m1.8 b2.2 b1.9 b2.5 b3 b2.9 b1.3 b2.6 b4 b2.9 b3.2 b2.8 b3 b

Accounts Receivable

717 m783 m691 m884 m937 m1 b982 m1 b756 m864 m1.8 b1.6 b1.6 b2.8 b2.8 b3.1 b3.8 b4.2 b4.8 b5.5 b6.4 b


798 m959 m1 b1.3 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b962 m1.1 b1.3 b1.4 b2.2 b2.6 b2.4 b2.4 b2.6 b2.7 b3.3 b2.8 b2.6 b3.1 b3.7 b

Current Assets

2.9 b3.2 b3.4 b4 b3.9 b4.6 b4.3 b4.5 b5 b5.6 b6.8 b7.3 b7.7 b8.2 b9.8 b8.5 b10.1 b13.7 b12.5 b13.9 b15.4 b16.4 b
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Net Income

(44 m)225 m260 m286 m83 m106 m53 m116 m205 m422 m1.1 b645 m(1.3 b)2.2 b544 m849 m2.3 b1.6 b(5 m)84 m(4 b)4.2 b

Cash From Operating Activities

166 m320 m285 m359 m479 m418 m611 m1 b640 m824 m607 m1.6 b866 m843 m1.7 b1.3 b1.1 b1.4 b1.8 b

Dividends Paid

78 m88 m99 m112 m126 m132 m133 m601 m

Cash From Financing Activities

71 m13 m113 m622 m(360 m)111 m(81 m)(417 m)(362 m)10 m636 m(1 b)(215 m)81 m464 m(457 m)223 m(739 m)(73 m)
GBPY, 2017


327.4 k

Financial Leverage

4 x
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Rolls-Royce Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Backlog (Civil Aerospace)

£63.23 b£67.03 b£71.40 b

Backlog (Defence Aerospace)

£4.56 b£4.32 b£3.90 b

Backlog (Nuclear)

£2.50 b£2.17 b£1.80 b

Patent Applications

600 626 672
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Rolls-Royce Revenue Breakdown

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Rolls-Royce revenue breakdown by business segment: 6.0% from Nuclear, 19.0% from Power Systems, 8.0% from Marine, 16.0% from Defence Aerospace and 51.0% from Civil Aerospace

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Rolls-Royce Online and Social Media Presence

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Rolls-Royce News and Updates

Corey Lewandowski says Trump is an ordinary guy because he once got stopped by the cops for using his phone while driving his Rolls-Royce

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager wants people to know that Trump is like most Americans. He told a story about Trump driving his Rolls Royce to illustrate his point. Lewandowski also said Trump knows how much things costs, including fast food. President Donald Trump's former camp…

Movie review: The world of 'Crazy Rich Asians' is as crazy in real life

The film, out on August 15, is the first major Hollywood project since The Joy Luck Club, in 1993, with an all-Asian or Asian-American cast

UK reports massive uptick in defense exports

Britain’s defense exports recorded a 53 percent increase, figures released by the government show.

Rolls-Royce upgrades forecasts despite engine trouble

LONDON (Reuters) - British engine maker Rolls-Royce upgraded its 2018 guidance on a stronger than expected performance across its business, saying that it could cope with the rising cost of fixing a problem with its Trent 1000 engines.

Rolls-Royce 2018 Earnings to Be at Top End After Job Cuts

Rolls-Royce 2018 Earnings to Be at Top of Range After Job Cuts

Rolls-Royce sees 2018 results at upper end of guidance

British engine-maker Rolls-Royce said that its 2018 results would come in at the upper half of its guidance range, after its civil aerospace and power systems businesses posted a stronger than expected first-half performance.
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Rolls-Royce Company Life and Culture

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