BAE Systems's total assets reached GBP 24,746 mil at the end of 2018, up 7.42% compared to the previous year.
Current assets amounted to GBP 9,576 mil, or 38.7% of total assets while cash stood at GBP 3,319 mil at the end of 2018.
By contrast, total debt reached GBP 4,299 mil at the year-end, or 17.4% of total assets, while the firm's equity amounted to GBP 5,618 mil. As a result, net debt stood at GBP 980 mil at the end of 2018 and accounted for 0.174 of equity.
Net debt against equity is down 0.008 pp from five years ago (0.182). The ratio against EBITDA increased from 0.211x seen in 2013 to 0.443x.
The company’s cost of funding amounted to 4.25% in 2018, down 1.12 pp compared to the average over the last 5 years.