Investment overview

Overview

Overview

GKN is a global engineering group with 58,200 people in more than 30 countries and sales of £9.4 billion in 2016.

We serve most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers offering an unrivalled breadth of technology, geographic footprint and experience.

sales (2016)
£9.41 billion
employees
58,200
countries operating in
30+

A global engineering group

Americas
2016 Sales
£3,326m
Employees
15,900
UK
2016 Sales
£1,047m
Employees
5,600
Europe
2016 Sales
£3,743m
Employees
22,650
Africa
2016 Sales
£2m
Employees
50
Asia Pacific
2016 Sales
£1,296m
Employees
14,000

All data is presented on a management basis which aggregates sales of subsidiaries with the Group's share from equity accounted investments. Employee numbers include those in subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Strategy

We aim to create long-term, sustainable shareholder value in the form of steadily growing earnings and dividends through the delivery of growth in sales and profits, and a strong return on invested capital. See our business model

Five strategic objectives

  • Leading in our chosen markets
  • Leveraging a strong global presence
  • Differentiating ourselves through technology
  • Driving operational excellence
  • Sustaining above market growth

Creating long-term shareholder value

Creating long-term shareholder value

Financial Metrics

SALES
£9,414m
Profit before tax
£678m
Margin
8.2%
Return On Invested Capital
16.0%
Earnings per share
31.0p
Dividend
8.85p
Net Debt
£704m
Free Cash Flow
£201m

Capabilities

Global markets

GKN operates in strong markets with good dynamics for growth over the long term.

Investor contact

Guy Stainer
Guy Stainer
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: +44 (0)207 463 2382