Thales Group

Thales provides various solutions for customers in the aerospace, space, defense, security, and ground transportation markets. The Company operates through three segments: Aerospace, Transport and Defence & Security. The Aerospace segment offers aircraft control systems, electrical generation, and conversion, in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems, as well as offers air traffic management and maintenance services. The Transport segment offers rail signaling systems for conventional and high speed mainline, freight, metro and tram networks; critical information and cybersecurity systems and ticketing solutions. The Defence & Security segment provides interoperable and secure information, as well as telecommunications systems.

Company Growth (employees)
Paris, FR
Size (employees)
64,071 (est)+4%
Thales Group was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Paris, FR

Key People/Management at Thales Group

Patrice Caine

Patrice Caine

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pascal Bouchiat

Pascal Bouchiat

Senior Executive, Vice President, Chief Finance Officer
Pascale Sourisse

Pascale Sourisse

Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development
Isabelle Simon

Isabelle Simon

Group Secretary & General Counsel
Pierre Pommellet

Pierre Pommellet

Senior Executive, Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Performance Officer
Philippe Keryer

Philippe Keryer

Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Research and Technology
Alex Cresswell

Alex Cresswell

Executive Vice-President, Land and Air Systems
Millar Crawford

Millar Crawford

Executive Vice-President, Ground Transportation Systems
Marc Darmon

Marc Darmon

Executive Vice-President, Secure Communications and Information Systems
Jean-Loïc Galle

Jean-Loïc Galle

Executive Vice-President, Space
Gil Michielin

Gil Michielin

Executive Vice-President, Avionics
David Tournadre

David Tournadre

Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources
Philippe Duhamel

Philippe Duhamel

Executive Vice-President, Defence Mission Systems

Thales Group Office Locations

Thales Group has offices in Paris, Sakakah, Wilhelmshaven, Wellington and in 25 other locations
Paris, FR (HQ)
Tour Carpe Diem 31 place des Corolles
Sydney Olympic Park, AU
7 Murray Rose Ave
Centro, BR
58 Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos
Huizen, NL
46 Bestevaer
Sola, NO
1 Vingvegen
Sakakah, SA
6927 AR Riyadh
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Thales Group Financials and Metrics

Thales Group Financials

Thales Group's revenue was reported to be €14.9 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (H1, 2017)

7.2 b

Gross profit (H1, 2017)

1.7 b

Gross profit margin (H1, 2017), %


Net income (H1, 2017)

357.9 m

EBIT (H1, 2017)

498.4 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

19 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (30-Jun-2017)

3.6 b


16.9 b
Thales Group's current market capitalization is €19 b.
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


13 b14.1 b14.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

9.8 b10.7 b11.3 b

Gross profit

3.2 b3.4 b3.6 b
EURH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017


6.3 b6.8 b7.2 b

Cost of goods sold

4.8 b5.2 b5.5 b

Gross profit

1.5 b1.6 b1.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %

EURFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.5 b3.5 b3.6 b

Accounts Receivable

4.1 b4.4 b4.5 b


2.4 b2.6 b2.7 b

Current Assets

11.6 b13.1 b14.1 b
EURH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017


2.1 b3.5 b3.6 b

Accounts Receivable

4.1 b4.4 b4.1 b


2.6 b2.7 b3 b

Current Assets

11.7 b13.7 b14.4 b
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

761.7 m812.7 m1 b

Depreciation and Amortization

449.6 m492.9 m491.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

875.2 m1.5 b1.3 b

Capital Expenditures

(472.6 m)(473.4 m)(480.3 m)
EURH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017

Net Income

282.3 m409.6 m357.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

236.7 m228.2 m242.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(151.5 m)226 m365.8 m

Capital Expenditures

(201.8 m)(230.2 m)(189.5 m)
EURY, 2017

P/E Ratio



34 x


46.3 x


96.1 x


114.7 k


0.3 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

4.6 x
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Thales Group Operating Metrics

Thales Group's Backlog was reported to be €31.9 b in H1, 2017
FY, 2014H1, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016H1, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017H1, 2017Q3, 2017

Order Intake

€14.36 b€6.22 b€18.88 b€2.31 b€5.42 b€10.22 b€16.51 b€2.28 b€5.97 b€8.83 b


€27.29 b€32.29 b€32.29 b€33.53 b€33.53 b€31.86 b


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Thales Group Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
GemaltoDecember 17, 2017$5.4 b
GuavusApril 29, 2017$215 m

Thales Group Market Value History

Thales Group Revenue Breakdown

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Thales Group Online and Social Media Presence

Thales Group News and Updates

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