Strong first half 2016 result

Member News | 27.07.2016

Strong first half 2016 result

Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces its financial results for the first half of 2016.

Revenue was € 5,697 million, up +17.9% at constant exchange rates and +1.7% at constant scope and exchange rates. Organic growth at +1.8% during the second quarter of 2016 reflected the sustainability of the revenue momentum.

Order entry totaled € 6,309 million during the first half of 2016, up +24.0% year-on-year and representing a book to bill ratio of 111%. Commercial activity remained strong in Q2 with a book to bill ratio of 120%.

Operating margin was € 444.4 million, up +23.1% compared to H1 2015 operating margin and representing 7.8% of revenue, an improvement by +60 basis points at constant scope and exchange rates. Net income was € 234 million including € 51 million for Worldline share in Visa Europe sold to Visa Inc.. Net income Group share reached € 205 million (including € 36 million Group share for Visa), up +66.9% compared to H1 2015.

Free cash flow totaled € 181 million during the first half of 2016, +74.2% compared to H1 2015 free cash flow. Further to free cash flow generation, payment of Unify acquisition, dividend paid on 2015 results, and proceeds received from Visa Inc., Group net cash position was € 412 million at the end of June 2016.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO said: “During the first half of the year we delivered very strong financial results materializing our strategy to leverage our leading position in Managed Services in order to cross-sell the skills and expertise of all our Service Lines. As we continue to invest in our offerings, I am proud of the momentum we have created in our business with new bookings up +24% in H1 2016, a record revenue at € 5.7 billion, a strong free cash flow up +74%, and an EPS growing four times faster than revenue. We foresee a strong second half of the year and we anticipate a very limited effect from Brexit due to our low exposure to discretionary IT spending in financial services in the UK. Considering all of this, the Group raised all its objectives for 2016.”

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