SOPRA STERIAREACHEDANEWMILESTONE IN ITS DEVELOPMENT IN2017
With this in mind, our strategy is predicated on four key principles: p independence, which underpins our long-term vision and our entrepreneurial model; p expansion, which requires a combination of brisk organic growth and a targeted acquisition policy; p added value, which relies to a large extent on our Business Consulting and Digital Consulting activities and on Software; p singularity, which is embodied in the special relationships we forge with our clients based on a deep connection, reliability and trust over the long term. By executing this strategy, we aim to achieve organic growth over the next three years at a pace of between 3% and 5% per year, with an operating margin on business activity of around 10% in 2020. The digital revolution is unfurling across all sectors of the economy and all aspects of society. We aim to build on our strengths to maximise our leverage without losing sight of what still needs to be done to complete our own transformation. By doing so, we can look to the future with clarity, confidence and determination. As every year, I would like to share with you these evolutions during our General Meeting. This General Meeting is a prime opportunity for Sopra Steria Group and its shareholders to exchange information and engage in dialogue. I hope you will be able to take part in this meeting in person to express your thoughts on decisions concerning the Group. However, if you are not able to attend, you still have the option of voting by mail or online, or appointing the Chairman of the General Meeting or any other person you choose to serve as your proxy. You will find all the relevant information in this document, as well as the meeting’s agenda and the draft resolutions which will you will be requested to approve. Documents and information may also be consulted on Sopra Steria Group’s website: https://www.soprasteria.com/en/investors. The day, on which the meeting is held, you will also be able to consult all the materials presented there and the results of resolution votes on the Group’s website On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your trust and your loyalty, and I hope to see you on 12 June. PIERRE PASQUIER, Chairman of Sopra Steria Group
It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the Combined General Meeting of Sopra Steria Group shareholders, to be held on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Pavillon Dauphine, Place du Maréchal De Lattre de Tassigny, Paris 16, France. We recorded a healthy performance, with organic revenue growth of 3.5% bringing revenue to €3,845.4 million. Operating profit on business activity grew by 9.5% to €329.8 million, and our margin reached 8.6%, an improvement of 0.6 points compared with 2016. Lastly, net profit attributable to the Group rose 14.0% to €171.4 million. As a result, we reached the targets set in 2015 when Sopra and Steria merged – namely revenue of between €3.8 billion and €4 billion and an operating margin on business activity of between 8% and 9%. These results are the culmination of our efforts to completely transform the Group. The business segments that had seen performance shortfalls in 2014 (Germany and IT infrastructure management in France) were successfully turned around and today are a source of strength for the future. We have launched a targeted repositioning plan covering our operations in the United Kingdom. In particular, it aims to bolster the businesses serving the private sector. In France, we strengthened our leadership in Consulting and Systems Integration. We backed up our healthy business performance with substantial investments to expand our offerings. Generally speaking, our move up the value chain has increased the relative size of our Consulting and Software businesses, which now generate close to one-quarter of the Group’s revenue. We are committed to a proactive corporate responsibility policy, fully aligned with our business goals and our transformation programme. In 2017, we contributed to 16 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our social, societal, environmental and ethical initiatives. As far as our workforce policy is concerned, we provided over one million hours of training to our employees in 2017. As part of our commitment to the environment, we continued to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and reiterated our target of cutting them by 21% from their 2015 level by 2025. Our societal accomplishments in 2017 included the award of EcoVadis’ Gold Advanced level, a standard achieved by less than 1% of businesses rated by the organisation. Lastly, we strengthened the ethics- and compliance-related aspects of our governance framework in 2017 with the creation of a new Corporate Governance & Risk Management Department. Our clients’ needs are changing, and they now demand greater agility, rapidity and added value. Today more than ever before they are looking for partners able to invent the business models of the future with them and support their transformation.
SOPRA STERIA CONVENING NOTICE 2018
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