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AKKA - First half 2017 revenue
Published on 28/07/2017 à 13:54
AKKA finalised the acquisition of three companies in the first quarter. EDELWAY and CTP complement the Group’s Life Sciences business, giving it an international hub with strong potential in this business. With the acquisition of Gigatronik, digital technologies and the technologies of the future represent 15% of AKKA’s revenue.
FIRST-HALF (H1) 2017 REVENUE
The AKKA Technologies Group has confirmed its ability to outperform the technology consulting sector. Its consolidated revenue increased by 21.1% to €666.5 million in the first half of 2017 (+22.3% in Q1 and +20.0% in Q2).
Organic growth was a very strong 8.1% in the first half (+11.7% in Q1 and +4.6% in Q2). The second-quarter performance was excellent despite a demanding comparison base and a sharp decline in the number of working days (2.7 fewer days in Q2 2017 than in Q2 2016). Economic growth1 was 9.5% in Q2, vs 8.0% in the first quarter and 8.7% in the first half.
As in the first quarter, momentum was driven by a 20.3% increase in the workforce. As of 30 June 2017, the Group had 14,916 employees, compared with 12,394 at the end of June 2016, 13,252 at the end of December 2016 and 14,547 at the end of March 2017. Their geographical breakdown is as follows: 6,739 in France, 4,630 in Germany and 3,547 in International.
REVENUE BY BUSINESS UNIT
Organic growth momentum was strong in each of the Group’s three business units in the first half: +7.9% in France, +8.8% in Germany and +7.4% in International.
With revenue of €277.3 million, France delivered stellar economic growth of 8.7% over the first half. The acceleration in the pace of growth in the first quarter was amplified in Q2. It was 9.4% in Q2, after 7.9% in Q1. In a dynamic environment, AKKA Technologies has stepped up the pace of its market share gains thanks to its positioning in the mobility sector and the digital technology and embedded computing businesses. Growth in French operations benefited from growth in the automotive, aerospace, rail and life sciences sectors. A persistently high level of recruitment offers the prospect of further strong growth over the full year.
In Germany, revenue increased by 35.3% to €243.5 million in H1 2017. Economic growth was 8.6% (7.6% in Q1 and 10.3% in Q2). The second-quarter performance is particularly noteworthy in view of the demanding comparison base after organic growth of 23.0% in Q2 2016. The acquisitions of Erlkönig in 2016 and Gigatronik in 2017 have strengthened AKKA’s positioning in digital technology, while increasing the diversification of its geographic footprint and customer base. Q2 confirmed that the AKKA Technologies Group is now a key player with German OEM ecosystem. In a very competitive environment, growth in the second quarter was fuelled chiefly by Airbus Group, Audi, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Porsche and VW.
The Group’s international operations (excluding Germany) posted revenue of €145.7 million in H1 2017, an increase of 28.8% compared with H1 2016. Economic growth was a sustained 8.0% despite the contraction in the Oil & Gas business Economic growth momentum remained strong. It was 8.2% in Q2, after 8.0% in Q1. Over the first half as a whole, economic growth excluding Oil & Gas was 12.4%. Growth in H1 was driven chiefly by North America, Asia, Eastern Europe, Italy and the United Kingdom. Belgium reported economic growth of 6.7%, above that of the first quarter (+1.2%). AKKA Technologies has reached critical mass in Belgium, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic. The Group is stepping up its investments to sustain its growth in these countries and to reach critical mass in its other host countries.
H1 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
AKKA Technologies has strengthened its value-added expertise and its European base with significant and structuring acquisitions.
The acquisitions of CTP System and Edelway in Q1 cement AKKA’s strategy of moving up the value chain with the aim of developing a high-potential international life sciences business. AKKA has become a close partner for the world’s top 10 healthcare companies. The organic growth of more than 9% recorded by the life sciences business during the first half illustrates its growth potential. CTP System and Edelway also strengthen the Group’s international diversification in Italy, Switzerland and Spain.
In the space of two years, AKKA Technologies has become a leader in digital technologies. In 2015, AKKA grouped together the full range of its digital expertise in France. At the same time, AKKA has made three successive strategic acquisitions in Germany. Auronik, at the end of 2014, reinforced the Group’s positioning in infotainment and eMobility. In 2016, Erlkönig subsequently strengthened the offering in digital strategy consulting, infotainment and mobility. Lastly, the acquisition of Gigatronik, finalised in early 2017, reinforces AKKA Technologies’ leadership in digital technologies. These acquisitions have given AKKA unique positioning to meet the challenges represented by the Internet of Things, the autonomous mobility and the man-machine interface for industry. Gigatronik will accelerate the Group’s transformation in digital technologies and the technologies of the future, with the deployment of the full range of its expertise across all sectors and geographies.
AKKA promotes the excellence of its teams to accelerate its organic growth.
Implementation of a Management Incentive Program: to accompany its future growth, AKKA Technologies is launching an incentive compensation scheme based on the company’s performance. Strong growth in recent years has enabled the Group to exceed €1 billion in revenue and double its workforce, bringing it close to 15,000 experts. This co-investment mechanism will allow AKKA Technologies to renew an initiative dating back to 2008, which, in a similar context, enabled it to strengthen the sense of belonging and cohesion within the Group, and generated strong organic growth.
H1 2017 results: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Q3 2017 revenue: Thursday 9 November 2017
About AKKA Technologies
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Let’s share our passion for technology.”
AKKA Technologies is a European Engineering and Technology Consulting Group that supports large manufacturing and tertiary services companies, seeing their projects through from the initial studies and R&D to large-scale production. AKKA Technologies is an expert in various complementary business lines, and brings real value added to customers in sectors including aerospace, automotive, space/defence, cybersecurity, consumer electronics, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, steel, energy, rail, marine and service industries.
Leader in the automotive and aerospace sectors in Germany and France, AKKA Technologies works worldwide on projects at the forefront of technology thanks to the mobility of its teams and its international positioning.
The AKKA Technologies Group has more than 13,000 employees and operates in 20 countries, namely Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK and US. It is focused on building a group of €1.2 billion in revenue, of which more than 50% outside France.
AKKA Technologies is listed on Euronext Paris - Segment B - ISIN code: FR0004180537.
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