Capgemini starts 2016 with good momentum

| Press release
Paris – Capgemini Group achieved consolidated revenues of €3,092 million in the first quarter of 2016, up 11.8% year-on-year and 13.9% at constant exchange rates. At constant Group structure (primarily the integration of IGATE acquired on July 1st, 2015) and exchange rates organic revenue growth is 2.9%.

For Paul Hermelin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini Group: "Capgemini’s growth rate is accelerating this year. We have diversified our sources of growth by strengthening our global presence and our sectorial capabilities.

Client demand continues to be driven by innovation and digital transformation, boosting the growth of our consulting and application services activities. Our Digital and Cloud offerings grew 28% in the first quarter.

Furthermore, the integration of IGATE, acquired in 2015 and which now operates under the Capgemini brand since January 2016, is progressing well, enabling us to achieve synergies faster than scheduled. IGATE’s innovative integrated platform offerings (known as ITOPS) recorded strong growth in Q1. Also the financial services sector, strengthened by this acquisition, was a major driver of Group growth in the first quarter of 2016, increasing 29.7% at constant exchange rates and 7.8% organically confirming the positive trend in this sector.

This strong momentum leads us to confirm our 2016 outlook for growth, operating margin and free cash-flow."

 

 

(In millions of euros)

Change

 

Q1 2015

Q1 2016

Published

At constant exchange rates

At constant exchange rates and perimetre

Revenues

2,764

3,092

+11.8%

+13.9%

+2.9%

 

 

Trends by business

All Group businesses reported strong growth in the first quarter supported by the consolidation of IGATE. Consulting Services (4% of Group revenues), boosted by demand in digital transformation, sustains its growth momentum at 7.4% year-on-year at constant exchange rates. Local Professional Services (15% of Group revenues) reported growth of 11.2% at constant exchange rates, boosted by the addition of IGATE’s engineering activities. Application Services (59% of Group revenues) which grew 16.2% at constant exchange rates is a major driver of Group’s growth, fuelled by strong market demand for Digital and Cloud offerings. Other Managed Services (22% of Group revenues), after integrating IGATE’s BPO (Business Process Outsourcing), ITOPS platform and infrastructure activities, reported growth of 11.2% at constant exchange rates.

 

Trends by major region

North America reinforced its position as Capgemini’s largest region, generating 30% of Group revenues and a growth of 40.1% year-on-year at constant exchange rates with the integration of IGATE. At constant Group structure and exchange rates, growth remained strong (+6.9% like-for-like1) outside the Energy & Utilities sector where we experienced a marked slowdown in the last 9 months. The United Kingdom & Ireland region, boosted by a buoyant private sector with double-digit organic growth , reported an 8.1% increase in revenues at constant exchange rates. France starts the year on a stronger momentum than in 2015 with revenue growth of 2.0% driven by financial services, consumer goods and retail. In the Rest of Europe region (which now includes Benelux), momentum is strong in all major sectors and large countries with the exception of the Benelux, leading to 6.1% growth at constant exchange rates. Finally, the Asia-Pacific and Latin America region grew 6.4% at constant exchange rates, with an economic environment that remains difficult in Brazil while Asia-Pacific continues to be very dynamic.

 

Headcount

At March 31, 2016, the total Group headcount stood at 182,908. Offshore employees totaled 99,724, representing 55% of the total workforce.

 

Bookings

New orders recorded in Q1 2016 amounted to €3,128 million. This represents a 17.6% increase at constant exchange rates compared to Q1 2015.

 

Outlook for 2016

Based on its first quarter results, the Group confirms its objectives for 2016: it forecasts revenue growth at constant exchange rates of 7.5% to 9.5%, an operating margin of 11.1% to 11.3% and organic free cash flow generation in excess of €850 million.

The Group estimates the negative impact of currency fluctuations on revenues at -2%, primarily due to the appreciation of the euro against the pound sterling and the Brazilian real.

 

APPENDIX

DEFINITION

Organic growth, or like-for-like growth, in revenues is the growth rate calculated at constant Group perimetre and exchange rates. The Group perimetre and exchange rates used are those for the published fiscal year.

 

REVENUE BY REGION

 

Revenues

Change

 

Q1 2015

(In millions of euros)

Q1 2016

(In millions of euros)

At constant exchange rates

Published

North America

662

938

+40.1%

+41.5%

United Kingdom and Ireland

504

525

+8.1%

+4.3%

France

620

633

+2.0%

+2.0%

Rest of Europe

738

780

+6.1%

+5.6%

Asia-Pacific and Latin America

240

216

+6.4%

-9.9%

TOTAL

2,764

3,092

+13.9%

+11.8%

 

REVENUE BY BUSINESS

 

% Revenues

Change

 

Q1 2015

Q1 2016

At constant exchange rates

Consulting Services

4%

4%

+7.4%

Local Professional Services

15%

15%

+11.2%

Application Services

57%

59%

+16.2%

Other Managed Services

24%

22%

+11.2%

TOTAL

100%

100%

+13.9%

 

UTILISATION RATES

 

Q1 2015

Q2 2015

Q3 2015

Q4 2015

Q1 2016

Consulting Services

71%

71%

68%

70%

70%

Local Professional Services

81%

82%

84%

83%

82%

Application Services

81%

81%

82%

83%

81%

Note: 2015 utilisation rates have been restated to take better account of the onshore / offshore mix.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opening of the 9th Group innovation centre in San Francisco, the nerve centre of the Applied Innovation Exchange global network developed by Capgemini to help companies accelerate the integration of technological innovations.
  • Cloud Services: expanded collaboration with Amazon Web Services. 
  • Signature of a three-year contract with HMRC in the United Kingdom.
  • Personal data protection: dual certification by CNIL of Capgemini’s Binding Corporate Rules.
  • Acquisition of oinio, a leading Salesforce partner in Europe.
  • Acquisition of Fahrenheit 212, a US innovation strategy consulting firm.

 

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