Cohort plc : Defense - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report by ICDResearch

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									Cohort plc

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Cohort plc                                                           Financial Snapshot

                                                                     Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                    Arlington House, READING, RG7    The company reported revenue of US$122 million
Headquarters Address
                                    4SA,United Kingdom               during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                     revenue grew at a CAGR of 3.08% during 2008–
Telephone                           + 0118 909 0390
                                                                     2012, with an annual growth of 15.77% over 2011. In
                                                                     2012, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                 + 0118 909 0391                  5.56%, as against 4.36% in 2011.

Website                             www.cohortplc.com
                                                                     Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange       CHRT, SEATS (AIM Market)

Number of Employees                 576

Fiscal Year End                     April

Revenue (in US$ million)            122




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                           Weaknesses

Broad service offerings             Dependence on defense market

Focus on research and development   Dependence on domestic market

Inorganic growth strategy

Strong financial performance

Strong order book

Zero debt

Opportunities                       Threats
Increasing US homeland security
                                    Government contract compliance
spending

New contract wins                   Rapidly changing technology




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Cohort plc - SWOT Profile                                                                                 Page 1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.2       Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.3       Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ....................................... 7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators ............................................................................................................ 10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit.................................................................................................................... 10
      2.2.2       Asset and Liabilities ................................................................................................................................... 11
      2.2.3       Operational Efficiency ................................................................................................................................ 12
      2.2.4       Solvency ................................................................................................................................................... 13
    2.3       Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................................ 14
3     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 15
    3.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ............................................................................................................................ 15
    3.2       Strengths ....................................................................................................................................................... 15
    3.3       Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................. 16
    3.4       Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................. 16
    3.5       Threats .......................................................................................................................................................... 16
4     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 18
5     History .................................................................................................................................................... 20
6     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 21
7     Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................... 22
8     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 23
    8.1       Head Office ................................................................................................................................................... 23
    8.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 23
9     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 24
    9.1       Methodology .................................................................................................................................................. 24
    9.2       Ratio Definitions ............................................................................................................................................ 24
    9.3       Disclaimer ..................................................................................................................................................... 28




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................. 6
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ........................................................................................................................................... 7
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ........................................................................................................................................... 9
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ............................................................................................................................ 9
Table 5: History ............................................................................................................................................................. 20
Table 6: Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................ 21
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................................................. 22
Table 8: Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 23




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List of Figures

Figure 1: Revenue and Operating Profit ......................................................................................................................... 10
Figure 2: Financial Position ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Figure 3: Operational Efficiency ..................................................................................................................................... 12
Figure 4: Solvency......................................................................................................................................................... 13




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1 Business Analysis

1.1   Company Overview

Cohort plc (Cohort) is an investment holding firm that provides advisory and technical services to defense, security, space
and transport. The company designs and manufactures electronic systems and software, and provides specialist services
and training. Cohort manages exercises, provides technical input to projects and tests the integrity of 
								
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