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Thales Group is a global provider of technology solutions for customers in the aerospace, space, defense and security, and ground transportation markets. It operates in four segments: Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security, and Digital Identity and Security. The company offers on-board electronic equipment, civil and military aircraft simulators, on-board connectivity, and in-flight entertainment; on-board equipment and functions for aircraft piloting, navigation, and control; equipment, payloads, satellites, systems and services for the space sector; rail signaling, control and monitoring of urban transport networks and main lines, and ticketing solutions.

TypePublic
Founded1893
HQParis, FR
Websitethalesgroup.com
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureF

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)80,702(-2%)
Job Openings2,137
Revenue (FY, 2020)€17 B(-7%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)€84.5
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at Thales

Patrice Caine

Patrice Caine

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pascal Bouchiat

Pascal Bouchiat

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Sebastien Cano

Sebastien Cano

Senior Vice President Cloud Protection & Licensing, Thales USA
James Couche

James Couche

Vice President, Legal & Contracts
Dieter Romppel

Dieter Romppel

Head of Project Management Train Control, Thales Germany
Elie Amar

Elie Amar

Vice President, Finance, Thales USA
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Thales Office Locations

Thales has offices in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Brest, Brive-la-Gaillarde and in 177 other locations
Paris, FR (HQ)
Tour Carpe Diem, 31 Place des Corolles
Aix-en-Provence, FR
530 Rue Frédéric Joliot
Brest, FR
1014 Avenue 1ère Dfl
Brest, FR
34 Quai de la Douane
Brive-la-Gaillarde, FR
6 Rue Lt Colonel Laporte
Cannes, FR
5 Allée des Gabians
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Thales Financials and Metrics

Thales Revenue

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Thales's revenue was reported to be €16.99 b in FY, 2020 which is a 7.7% decrease from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (FY, 2020)

17.0b

Revenue growth (FY, 2019 - FY, 2020), %

(7.7%)

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

3.9b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

23.2%

Net income (FY, 2020)

491.9m

EBIT (FY, 2020)

817.6m

Market capitalization (4-Jun-2021)

18.0b

Closing stock price (4-Jun-2021)

84.5

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

5.0b

EV

20.6b
Thales's current market capitalization is €18 b.
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

15.8b15.9b18.4b17.0b

Revenue growth, %

6%0%16%(8%)

Cost of goods sold

12.0b11.8b13.9b13.1b

Gross profit

3.8b4.1b4.5b3.9b
Half Year
EURH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

7.2b7.5b8.2b7.8b

Cost of goods sold

5.5b5.5b6.1b6.2b

Gross profit

1.7b1.9b2.1b1.6b

Gross profit Margin, %

24%26%26%21%
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

4.3b5.6b2.9b5.0b

Inventories

2.8b2.9b3.7b3.5b

Current Assets

14.8b17.0b15.9b17.4b

PP&E

1.8b1.8b2.2b3.6b
Half Year
EURH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash

3.6b4.7b2.5b3.7b

Inventories

3.0b3.3b3.3b4.1b

Current Assets

14.4b16.1b16.1b16.6b

PP&E

1.8b1.8b1.8b3.7b
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

887.1m1.0b1.1b491.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

504.1m102.8m1.1b1.2b

Cash From Operating Activities

1.7b1.1b1.8b1.3b

Purchases of PP&E

(438.9m)(393.2m)(503.3m)(395.4m)
Half Year
EURH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Net Income

357.9m474.9m564.1m47.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

242.2m234.5m444.2m590.1m

Cash From Operating Activities

365.8m165.4m(205.1m)(359.1m)

Purchases of PP&E

(189.5m)(156.4m)(175.5m)(163.2m)
EURH1, 2017

EV/EBIT

35.9 x

EV/CFO

49 x

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

4.6 x

P/E Ratio

59.7
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Thales Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
PsibernetixMay 07, 2019
GemaltoApril 02, 2019€4.8 b
ERCOMJanuary 31, 2019€100 m
SunerisJanuary 31, 2019
CubrisMay 29, 2018
Thales Digital Identity & SecurityDecember 17, 2017$5.43 b
GuavusApril 29, 2017$215 m
AviovisionOctober 21, 2016
THALES RAYTHEON SystemsJuly 01, 2016
Vormetric IncMarch 31, 2016€372 m
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Thales Revenue Breakdown

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Thales revenue breakdown by business segment: 17.6% from Digital I&S, 47.6% from Defence and Security, 9.5% from Transport, 24.8% from Aerospace and 0.5% from Other

Thales revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 5.8% from Australia and New Zealand, 27.2% from Emerging Markets, 11.5% from North America and 55.5% from Europe

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Thales Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

65/100

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Thales Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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Thales Online and Social Media Presence

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Thales Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    F

    40/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    35/100

  • Compensation

    D

    55/100

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Thales News and Updates

ASECNA Teams Up with NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space to Continue Developing SBAS Aviation Services in Africa

The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT) and Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), are working together to accelerate the development of SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation Syste…

Mergers and Acquisitions in Aerospace and Defense Industry to 2026 - Featuring Airbus, General Electric and Thales Group Among Others

Dublin, June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Mergers and Acquisitions in Aerospace and Defense Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Mergers and Acquisitions in Aerospace and Defense Market is projec…

archTIS teams with Thales and Microsoft to deliver tactical cloud computing capability for the Australian Defence Force

archTIS Ltd (ASX:AR9) has entered a partnership with Thales Australia, Microsoft, and Australian SMEs Myriad Technologies and FortifyEdge to launch Nexium Defence Cloud Edge (NDC Edge).

Oppo partners with Thales for 'world’s first 5G SA-compatible eSIM'

Oppo has announced the "world’s first 5G SA-compatible eSIM on its newly launched flagship 5G smartphone, the Oppo Find X3 Pro," developed in collaboration with the world’s leading eSIM connectivity management company, Thales.

Thales and Atos Create the European Champion in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Defence and Security

Atos and Thales announce the creation of Athea, a joint venture that will develop a sovereign big data and artificial intelligence platform for public and private sector players in the defence, intelligence and internal state security communities.

Thales wins UK DE&S support contract for MD MSS capability

The UK Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) has confirmed its continuing collaboration with Thales by awarding a support contract for the Multi-Domain Mission Support System (MD MSS).
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Thales Blogs

Integrating the whole force

Integrating the whole force Language English Sblogg Thu, 06/10/2021 - 09:54 Last week at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference, an event held annually on behalf of the Chief of the General Staff, the question posed was 'How does the military achieve whole for…

Thales appoints Roger Daix Vice President, Northern & Central Europe

Thales appoints Roger Daix Vice President, Northern & Central EuropeLynne Scott Walters Tue, 06/08/2021 - 09:56 •    Thales appoints Roger Daix as Vice President for the newly established Northern & Central Europe organisation •    Roger Daix will be responsible for driving fut…

What’s it like being part of CSG: We spoke to Andy Hodge to find out

What’s it like being part of CSG: We spoke to Andy Hodge to find out Language English Sblogg Mon, 06/07/2021 - 09:28 The HMS Queen Elizabeth – the jewel in the UK’s Carrier Strike Group – has now deployed. But just before it set sail from Portsmouth, we …

Environmental responsibility in practice

Environmental responsibility in practice Language English iain.cash Fri, 06/04/2021 - 08:37 Every year since 1974, the United Nations has celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June to raise awareness and generate momentum around environmental issues. It's a good …

Where Wales is leading the race to Industry 4.0 (and what’s holding us back)

Where Wales is leading the race to Industry 4.0 (and what’s holding us back) Language English Sblogg Fri, 06/04/2021 - 06:56 According to government figures, the Welsh cyber industry now employs 45,000 people and contributes more than £8 billion a year to the Wel…

The people who want to destroy you (and how to stop them)

The people who want to destroy you (and how to stop them) Language English Sblogg Fri, 06/04/2021 - 06:43 Somewhere in the valleys of South Wales, a team of hackers is quietly working out how to take over your production facility. They are ruthless. They are rele…
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Thales Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Thales founded?

    Thales was founded in 1893.

  • Who are Thales key executives?

    Thales's key executives are Patrice Caine, Pascal Bouchiat and Sebastien Cano.

  • How many employees does Thales have?

    Thales has 80,702 employees.

  • What is Thales revenue?

    Latest Thales annual revenue is €17 b.

  • What is Thales revenue per employee?

    Latest Thales revenue per employee is €210.5 k.

  • Who are Thales competitors?

    Competitors of Thales include Honeywell Aerospace, Gogo and ST Engineering.

  • Where is Thales headquarters?

    Thales headquarters is located at Tour Carpe Diem, 31 Place des Corolles, Paris.

  • Where are Thales offices?

    Thales has offices in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Brest, Brive-la-Gaillarde and in 177 other locations.

  • How many offices does Thales have?

    Thales has 228 offices.