The Board of Directors of Capgemini SE, chaired by Paul Hermelin, convened in Paris on February 14, 2018, to review and authorize the issue of the accounts of Capgemini Group for the year ended December 31, 2017.
For Paul Hermelin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini Group: “Our excellent performance in 2017 reflects our ability to create value for our customers and capture – in particular – the demand fueled by their digital transformation agendas while pursuing our profitable growth journey.
We announce a revenue growth (+4.0% at constant exchange rates) higher than the objective set and end the year with very good momentum (+6.2% in Q4), particularly in North America, the Group’s largest market. Digital and Cloud revenues reached close to €5 billion in a 2017and account for 40% of our business in the fourth quarter. Finally, in line with our business plan, our operating margin rate, at 11.7%, continued to progress towards our medium-term ambition.
We won significant contracts to help our customers, as global strategic partners, attain their objectives in terms of both productivities – leveraging our automation technologies – and innovation. We enriched our offerings in these areas with several bolt-on acquisitions, particularly in e-commerce and digital design, including the acquisition of the digital customer engagement firm, LiquidHub, announced last week.
In 2018, we will continue to develop our service portfolio, while strengthening our sector expertise. With 200,000 employees, 57% of whom are located in our global network of delivery centres, we will also continue to invest in our talent through sustained training. Finally, together with our Board of Directors, we have redefined our corporate social responsibility priorities with specific and quantifiable commitments in the areas we have selected: promoting diversity, environmental protection and fighting the digital divide, or as we call it ‘digital inclusion’.”
Audit procedures on the consolidated financial statements have been completed. The auditors are in the process of issuing their report.