Thales is one of the biggest companies currently listed on the CAC 40. Thinking about investing? Read on for some detailed information.
Thales is one of the most popular stocks on the French CAC40. A major company, Thales combines performance and innovation, two criteria that attract the interest of investors. Thinking about investing in the company? Read on for some detailed information.
Founded in 2000, Thales Group is a tech company specializing in digital and deep tech innovations, connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, and cyber security.
The Thales Group offers solutions, services and products in the following areas:
Thales offers solutions by placing people at the heart of its decisions. The group's main customers mainly include companies, large multinational organizations, and governments.
Subsidiaries of the Thales Group include Thales AVS France, TDA Armements, Thales Alenia Space, Gemalto, Thales LAS France, Lynred, Thales E-Security Limited, Thales Raytheon Systems, Guavus, Sysgo, Air Tanker Services, Diehl Aerospace, Thales Underwater Systems, Thales Optronics, Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Thales Training & Simulation, Thales Rail Signaling Solutions, Thales Microelectronics and Forges de Zeebrugge.
The Thales Group has 81,000 employees in 68 countries including France, the USA, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Norway, Spain and Portugal.
The shareholding structure of the Thales Group is as follows:
The group needs partners to remain competitive. These partners design and develop products alongside Thales to offer innovations and to provide quality products and services. They include major companies such as Microsoft, Engie, Alstom and Astrium.
The group operates in several high tech sectors and therefore has several major competitors. Direct ones include other French companies such as Safran, Dassault Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Airbus and SpaceX.
The Thales group has developed a comprehensive adaptation plan for economic resilience in the face of the Covid-19 health crisis. This has generated revenue of 16,989 million euros in 2020, compared to 18,401 million euros in 2019, a decrease of 7.7% attributed to a drop in demand in civil aeronautics. Net income, group share, will be €937 million in 2020.
At the end of 2020, the Thales Group had a record consolidated order backlog of €34.4 billion.
For the year 2020, revenues by operating segment can be broken down as follows:
The geographical breakdown of Thales’ revenues is as follows:
The Thales Group share is included in the French stock market index CAC40. The Thales Group is listed on Euronext Paris in compartment A, in the Defense sector. The market capitalization of the Thales Group is 18,340.94 million euros. The number of shares available is 213,365,958. Thales shares are eligible for SRD and PEA.
The group's position among the world leaders is an advantage that attracts the interest of investors. Its order book is reassuring. As these are record figures, delivery of these orders can influence the share price.
The group has demonstrated its ability to manage the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The resumption of civil air transport activities may influence the share price.
As a large part of the company's sales are based on the defense sector, changes in government defense policies may have an impact on Thales' share price.
Competitor data and product performance influence Thales share prices. The company needs to invest heavily in research and development in order to remain competitive.