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About the company

SGS SA is a Switzerland-based company that provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Inspection comprises checking the condition and weight of traded goods at transshipment, quality and quantity control, and compliance with regulatory requirements. Testing services are provided through a global network of testing facilities and test the quality, safety and performance of products against health, safety and regulatory standards. Certification services confirm if products, processes, systems or services are compliant with either national or international standards and regulations or customer defined standards. Verification focuses on ensuring that products and services comply with global standards and local regulations. Additionally, the Company offers training services through SGS Academy.

  • Revenue in CHF (TTM)6.57bn
  • Net income in CHF617.00m
  • Incorporated1919
  • Employees95.89k
  • Location
    SGS SAPlace des Alpes 1,P.O. Box 2152GENEVE 1211SwitzerlandCHE
  • Phone+41 227399111
  • Fax+41 227399886
  • Websitehttps://www.sgs.com/en
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
SGSN:SWX since
Industry Lab SRLDeal completed07 Nov 202207 Nov 2022Deal completed-1.28%--
Penumbra Security IncDeal completed02 Sep 202202 Sep 2022Deal completed2.09%--
proderm GmbHDeal completed08 Jul 202208 Jul 2022Deal completed-3.10%--
Silver State Analytical Laboratories IncDeal completed05 Jul 202205 Jul 2022Deal completed-1.60%--
EcotecnosDeal completed12 May 202212 May 2022Deal completed-10.36%--
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Dec 08 2022 16:30 GMT.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
D'Ieteren Group NV3.34bn259.26m9.77bn2.04k36.783.0831.892.934.864.8662.6758.000.88316.558.951,656,520.006.923.098.164.1415.3613.577.843.302.00--0.060790.081.281.2080.6822.888.1217.19
Randstad NV27.00bn856.94m10.21bn47.54k11.932.178.730.37824.714.71148.2925.832.49--5.00690,994.207.996.0215.5311.2120.8619.773.202.60--154.130.1791115.7618.913.56156.765.725.6621.48
Delivery Hero SE7.13bn-1.64bn10.68bn49.42k--2.21--1.50-6.37-6.3728.0118.430.578965.3315.37138,706.30-13.21-19.32-15.43-23.0322.8425.18-22.81-35.552.13-5.580.5556--136.8982.4221.68--76.88--
Bureau Veritas SA5.20bn443.99m11.15bn79.70k25.356.4815.172.150.98410.984111.513.850.7784--2.9065,945.256.945.319.957.6496.2596.868.926.92--9.610.618970.198.261.83235.915.67-5.03-0.7381
Teleperformance SE-98.84bn-98.84bn13.21bn418.74k--------------------------6.17--7.83------7.11------36.3524.1314.2971.9121.083.8620.48
Bollore SE18.29bn-13.83bn15.46bn73.41k--0.832110.740.8451-4.772.186.316.370.316918.862.50252,068.600.2161.760.47834.1127.8632.480.68154.570.95371.320.2134--18.4814.43-1,609.83--4.970.00
Rentokil Initial plc3.52bn307.86m15.59bn46.00k37.516.9723.734.430.14370.14371.640.77380.5256--5.4666,652.174.607.057.0210.94--79.638.749.821.7720.930.723130.465.476.4041.589.42-5.0513.65
SGS SA6.57bn617.00m16.30bn95.89k26.4423.2813.992.4882.2782.27875.5893.440.96441.386.8268,242.299.6810.2315.5215.1594.0593.9910.0410.160.901820.340.837697.9914.291.3727.712.453.182.71
Evolution AB (publ)1.33bn782.05m20.85bn11.21k27.156.3223.8515.6339.4239.4267.16169.220.3312--6.061,638,555.0019.4219.7121.6822.86----58.6548.99----0.020550.5290.4756.06112.7280.3414.5873.62
ASSA ABLOY AB10.28bn1.14bn22.24bn51.94k20.513.0014.872.1611.3511.35102.1877.680.80494.226.282,228,374.008.947.4811.819.8539.4839.4511.119.490.819622.300.265448.378.395.9118.8510.481.696.96
Data as of Dec 08 2022. Currency figures normalised to SGS SA's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

15.44%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
UBS Asset Management Switzerland AGas of 01 Nov 2022158.94k2.12%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Oct 2022158.31k2.11%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 30 Sep 2022150.22k2.00%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 2021148.65k1.98%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 03 Nov 2022129.49k1.73%
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd.as of 03 Nov 2022122.69k1.64%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 31 Oct 2022104.72k1.40%
Z�rcher Kantonalbank (Investment Management)as of 29 Jul 202264.40k0.86%
Geode Capital Management LLCas of 01 Dec 202261.25k0.82%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 03 Nov 202258.93k0.79%
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Data from 31 Dec 2021 - 31 Oct 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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