Cobham (COB)

Sector:

Defense and Aeronautics

Index:

FTSE 250

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105.60p
   
  • Change Today:
    -0.70p
  • 52 Week High: 131.70
  • 52 Week Low: 96.84
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 2,391.01m
  • Volume: 191,785
  • Market Cap: 2,524.91m
  • RiskGrade: 110

Cobham reinstates progressive dividend

By Iain Gilbert

Date: Thursday 07 Mar 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Defence and aerospace outfit Cobham intends to reinstate a progressive dividend policy after strengthening its balance sheet in 2018.
Cobham recorded an underlying operating profit of £196m for 2018, down 8% year-on-year as a result of adverse currency translations and a £22.5m loss contribution from divestments, as revenues slid 10.9% to £1.86bn.

However, with the FTSE 250 resident reporting a net cash balance of £10.3m at the year end, a marked turnaround from the £383.5m net debt position it was in a year earlier, Cobham now expects to pay a full-year dividend of 1p.

Cobham saw a strong performance from its mission systems unit but said that its advanced electronic solutions wing underperformed and that it was now planning cost reductions for the department with anticipated savings in 2019 of $20m.

Chief executive David Lockwood said: "We can see the benefits of our improvement actions starting to come through across most of the business, particularly so in Mission Systems.

"However, Advanced Electronic Solutions underperformed. We have strengthened its management, increased the focus on execution and formulated an overhead cost reduction plan."

Looking forward, Lockwood said the board's expectations for its progress in 2019 remained unchanged, with a range of potential outcomes.

"We continue to believe that there are considerable opportunities to improve the performance of the group over the medium term and our continuing focus on customers, culture, operational improvement, business simplification and cash will allow us to realise this potential."

As of 0810 GMT, Cobham shares were down 0.63% at 119p.

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Cobham Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 105.60p
Change Today -0.70p
% Change -0.66 %
52 Week High 131.70
52 Week Low 96.84
Volume 191,785
Shares Issued 2,391.01m
Market Cap 2,524.91m
RiskGrade 110

Cobham Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
55.41% below the market average55.41% below the market average55.41% below the market average55.41% below the market average55.41% below the market average
38.46% below the sector average38.46% below the sector average38.46% below the sector average38.46% below the sector average38.46% below the sector average
Price Trend
34.55% below the market average34.55% below the market average34.55% below the market average34.55% below the market average34.55% below the market average
69.23% below the sector average69.23% below the sector average69.23% below the sector average69.23% below the sector average69.23% below the sector average
Income
74.34% below the market average74.34% below the market average74.34% below the market average74.34% below the market average74.34% below the market average
66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average66.67% below the sector average
Growth
92.77% below the market average92.77% below the market average92.77% below the market average92.77% below the market average92.77% below the market average
100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 5
Buy 0
Neutral 9
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 15
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Cobham Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 06-Oct-16 28-Apr-16
Paid 04-Nov-16 27-May-16
Amount 2.03p 8.13p

Trades for 19-Jun-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
10:10 800 @ 105.60p
10:10 800 @ 105.60p
10:10 408 @ 105.55p
10:08 1,701 @ 105.50p
10:06 1,102 @ 105.50p

Cobham Key Personnel

Chair Michael Wareing
CEO David Lockwood
CFO David Mellors

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