Strong growth momentum sustained in Q3Source: OMX
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Strong growth momentum sustained in Q3
- Revenues of €5,553 million, up +15.7% at constant exchange rates* and +14.3% organically*
- Bookings up +13% at constant exchange rates
Paris, October 27, 2022 - Capgemini Group reported consolidated revenues of €5,553 million in Q3 2022, up +22.0% year-on-year at current exchange rates and +15.7% at constant exchange rates*.
Aiman Ezzat, Chief Executive Officer of the Capgemini Group, commented: “We continue to see double-digit growth across geographies and business lines, and to gain market share in digital transformation.
We are reaping the benefits of our strategy and market positioning, with our unique capabilities from consulting to technology and engineering combined with relevant industry expertise. As a strategic business and technology partner, we bring industry-specific solutions that create concrete business outcomes across the whole value chain of our clients’ organization.
We continue to invest in the high demand areas of cloud, data and AI, Intelligent industry and cybersecurity, where Capgemini is recognized as a leader by many industry analysts. We are accelerating our investments in the ‘what’s next’ with a focus on sustainability, quantum computing and metaverse.
We were just awarded an EDGEplus certification recognizing our outstanding commitment towards gender and intersectional equity across the globe.
Given this very good Q3 performance, we now feel comfortable with the top end of our growth outlook for 2022.”
|(in millions of euros)||Change|
|At constant |
Capgemini’s growth momentum remained strong in Q3 2022. Group revenues grew +15.7% at constant exchange rates to €5,553 million, and organic growth* (i.e. excluding the impacts of currency fluctuations and changes in Group scope) reached +14.3%. Therefore, given the higher comparison basis, the Group maintained in Q3 the underlying growth momentum recorded since the beginning of the year. For the first nine months of the year, growth reached +22.5% on a reported basis and +17.5% at constant exchange rates, while organic growth stood at +16.2%.
Cloud and Data are at the core of the digital transformation projects of Capgemini’s clients, whether to support growth initiatives or optimize costs. These projects drive Group momentum, particularly in the Intelligent Industry and Customer First business areas.
OPERATIONS BY REGION
All Group regions recorded another quarter of strong double-digit constant currency growth, extending the robust momentum recorded across regions since the beginning of the year.
Revenues in North America (33% of Group revenues in Q3 2022) grew by +14.7% at constant exchange rates, driven mainly by the Financial Services, Manufacturing and TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) sectors.
The United Kingdom and Ireland region (12% of Group revenues) continued to report strong momentum with growth of +17.2% at constant exchange rates, boosted by the Public Sector as well as the Financial Services and Energy & Utilities sectors.
France (18% of Group revenues) reported revenue growth of +12.7% at constant exchange rates, with a particularly strong performance in the Manufacturing and Consumer Goods & Retail sectors.
The Rest of Europe region (28% of Group revenues) grew +15.5% at constant exchange rates, with the Manufacturing and Consumer Goods & Retail sectors remaining the top drivers.
Finally, revenues in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America region (9% of Group revenues) increased sharply by +24.1% at constant exchange rates, with the scope impact of 2021 Group acquisitions is now decreasing compared to prior quarters. Underlying momentum was particularly robust in the the Financial Services and Manufacturing sectors.
OPERATIONS BY BUSINESS
All Group business lines also reported double-digit constant currency growth rates of their total revenues* in Q3 2022, in line with prior periods.
Strategy & Transformation services (8% of Group revenues in Q3 2022) posted a very strong growth of +28.5% at constant exchange rates, reflecting the Group’s positioning well ahead of clients’ digital transformation projects.
Applications & Technology services (62% of Group revenues and Capgemini’s core business) reported growth of +15.9% at constant exchange rates, on sustained client demand for modernizing and optimizing their digital environment.
Operations & Engineering services (30% of Group revenues) grew +13.8% at constant exchange rates, driven by robust Engineering and Cloud infrastructure services.
At September 30, 2022, the Group’s total headcount stood at 358,400, up +16% year-on-year, with a +19% increase in employees in offshore centers to 210,600 (59% of the total headcount).
Bookings totaled €5,427 million in Q3 2022, a +13% increase at constant exchange rates year-on-year. Considering the usual bookings seasonality, this solid growth translates into a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98.
The Group’s financial targets for 2022 are:
- revenue growth of +14% to +15% at constant currency (objective raised on publication of the half-year results on July 28, 2022);
- operating margin of 12.9% to 13.1%;
- organic free cash flow above €1,700 million.
The inorganic contribution to the growth objective is unchanged and should be around 1.5 points.
Aiman Ezzat, Chief Executive Officer and Carole Ferrand, Chief Financial Officer, will present this press release during a conference call in English to be held today at 8.00 a.m. Paris time (CET). You can follow this conference call live via webcast at the following link. A replay will also be available for a period of one year.
All documents relating to this publication will be placed online on the Capgemini investor website at https://investors.capgemini.com/en/.
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- Strategy & Transformation includes all strategy, innovation and transformation consulting services.
- Applications & Technology brings together “Application Services” and related activities and notably local technology services.
- Operations & Engineering encompasses all other Group businesses. These comprise Business Services (including Business Process Outsourcing and transaction services), all Infrastructure and Cloud Services, and R&D and Engineering Services.
Organic growth, or like-for-like growth, in revenues is the growth rate calculated at constant Group scope and exchange rates. The Group scope and exchange rates used are those for the reported period. Exchange rates for the reported period are also used to calculate growth at constant exchange rates.
|Reconciliation of growth rates||Q1 2022||Q2 2022||Q3 2022||9 months|
|Impact of changes in Group scope||+1.4pts||+1.2pts||+1.4pts||+1.3pts|
|Growth at constant exchange rates||+17.7%||+19.3%||+15.7%||+17.5%|
|Exchange rate fluctuations||+3.3 pts||+5.1 pts||+6.3 pts||+5.0 pts|
When determining activity trends by business and in accordance with internal operating performance measures, growth at constant exchange rates is calculated based on total revenues, i.e. before elimination of inter-business billing. The Group considers this to be more representative of activity levels by business. As its businesses change, an increasing number of contracts require a range of business expertise for delivery, leading to a rise in inter-business flows.
Operating margin is one of the Group’s key performance indicators. It is defined as the difference between revenues and operating costs. It is calculated before “Other operating income and expense” which include amortization of intangible assets recognized in business combinations, the charge resulting from the deferred recognition of the fair value of shares granted to employees (including social security contributions and employer contributions), and non-recurring revenues and expenses, notably impairment of goodwill, negative goodwill, capital gains or losses on disposals of consolidated companies or businesses, restructuring costs incurred under a detailed formal plan approved by the Group’s Management, acquisition costs, the cost of integrating companies acquired by the Group, including earn-outs comprising conditions of presence, and the effects of curtailments, settlements and transfers of defined benefit pension plans.
Normalized net profit is equal to profit for the year (Group share) adjusted for the impact of items recognized in “Other operating income and expense”, net of tax calculated using the effective tax rate. Normalized earnings per share is computed like basic earnings per share, i.e. excluding dilution.
Organic free cash flow is equal to cash flow from operations less acquisitions of property, plant, equipment and intangible assets (net of disposals) and repayments of lease liabilities, adjusted for cash out relating to the net interest cost.
RESULTS BY REGION
(in € millions)
|Q3 2021||Q3 2022||Reported||At constant |
|United Kingdom and Ireland||552||646||+17.2%||+17.2%|
|Rest of Europe||1,362||1,574||+15.5%||+15.5%|
|Asia Pacific and Latin America||384||522||+35.9%||+24.1%|
(in € millions)
|9 months |
|9 months |
|Reported||At constant |
|United Kingdom and Ireland||1,570||1,933||+23.2%||+20.8%|
|Rest of Europe||4,072||4,735||+16.3%||+16.4%|
|Asia Pacific and Latin America||1,017||1,479||+45.4%||+34.8%|
RESULTS BY BUSINESS
(% of Group revenues)
constant exchange rates in total revenues* of the business
|Strategy & Transformation||8%||+28.5%|
|Applications & Technology||62%||+15.9%|
|Operations & Engineering||30%||+13.8%|
| ||Total revenues*|
(% of Group revenues)
constant exchange rates in total revenues* of the business
|9 months |
|Strategy & Transformation||8%||+29.3%|
|Applications & Technology||63%||+19.3%|
|Operations & Engineering||29%||+13.5%|
1 Note that in the appendix, certain totals may not equal the sum of amounts due to rounding adjustments.