With operations in more than 125 countries and 625,000 employees, we specialise in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
G4S plays an important role in society. We make a difference by helping people to operate in safe and secure environments where they can thrive and prosper and we believe this role can only grow in importance.
G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group.
Despite a difficult economic environment, G4S delivered another year of strong performance in 2010, with good organic growth and margins maintained at the same level as the prior year. The group also achieved its cash conversion target of 85% of PBITA.
Organic turnover growth of 2.1%
Group turnover up 4.1% to £7.4 billion
Adjusted earnings per share up 7% to 21.6p
PBITA up by 4.2% to £527 million
Operating cash flow of £442 million, 85% of PBITA
Recommended total dividend per share up 10% to 7.90p
The key financial performance indicators for G4S operational management are PBITA margin, cash conversion (operating cash flow as a % of PBITA) and organic growth. These indicators have shown a positive trend over the past six years.
Managers across the group are also targeted to achieve additional specific company or country objectives which relate to the business environment in which they operate and the local challenges that the businesses face.
All objectives and targets are focused on driving the business performance forward and delivering the group’s solutions strategy over the longer term.
At a group-wide level, one of the key elements of the strategy is to ensure that, over time, a significant proportion of the group’s revenues are derived from what we define as “solutions” type contracts and relationships.
This is measured through an ongoing analysis of our top customers across the globe.
See Customer Relationships for more information.