Investment overview

Overview

Overview

GKN is a global engineering group with 56,000 people in more than 30 countries and sales of £7.7 billion in 2015.

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

sales (2015)
£7.69 billion
employees
56,000
countries operating in
30+

A global engineering group

Americas
2015 Sales
£2,939m
Employees
15,400
UK
2015 Sales
£956m
Employees
6,000
Europe
2015 Sales
£2,707m
Employees
21,900
Africa
2015 Sales
£2m
Employees
100
Asia Pacific
2015 Sales
£1,085m
Employees
12,700

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
£7,689m
Profit before tax
£603m
Margin
8.8%
Return On Invested Capital
17.8%
Earnings per share
27.8p
Dividend
8.7p
Net Debt
£769m
Free Cash Flow
£370m

Capabilities

Global markets

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

Large commercial aircraft sales outlook

Investor contact

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