Report
Gregory Ramirez

SECTOR | IT & High Tech services | Emerging from disruption

• We prefer Atos and Indra, and downgrade Alten to Neutral. On fundamental convictions, Atos and Indra are our preferred stocks, we reiterate our Buy ratings on Capgemini, Sopra Steria and Sword, and downgrade our rating to Neutral from Buy on Alten on persistent uncertainties concerning the situation at some clients after a meaningful share price rebound from trough levels.
Underlyings
Atos SE

Atos is an international information technology services company operating in 52 countries. Co.'s customers are sectors like Public Sector and Utilities, Telecoms and Media, Financial Services, Process Industries and Discrete Manufacturing and Consumer Products and Retail. Co. operates in seven geographical segments: Germany; France; Benelux and The Nordics; U.K. and Ireland; Atos Worldline; Central & Eastern Europe; North America; Iberia; and Other Countries. Co. delivers IT services through the following five segments: Managed Services, Systems Integration, Consulting, Worldline: ePayment Services, and Cloud & Enterprise Software.

Capgemini SE

Capgemini is a consulting and IT services provider. Co. works closely with technology partners at the cutting edge of innovation in major trends such as: Cloud, Big Data and mobility. Co. offers its clients skills in a variety of fields, such as digital transformation and digital customer experience, Cloud, Big Data, mobility, testing, cyber security, application management. In addition, Co. helps its clients enhance their performance and sharpen their competitive edge by offering them a range of skills grouped around four major businesses: Consulting Services through Capgemini Consulting, Technology Services (TS), Local Professional Services through Sogeti, and X Outsourcing Services (OS).

Groupe Alten

Alten is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. operates in three areas: Engineering and Technology Consulting (ETC), Telecoms Networks and Multimedia, and Information Systems (NTIS). Through the Engineering and Technology Consulting (ETC) segment, Co. studies and designs technology products for technical divisions in industry and telecoms. The Telecoms Networks and Multimedia segment focuses on Product design, Architecture, deployment, and operation of networks. Lastly, the IT systems segment comprises Applications and software development, and Infrastructure and Telecoms (Applications, systems and networks Corporate telecommunications).

Indra Sistemas S.A.

Indra Sistemas is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, repair, and installation of computer software and applications. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in consulting, graphic design and multimedia, web design and marketing, internet development and electronic trade, systems integration and hosting geared business to business and business to consumer, as well as in internet financing and electronic marketing. Co. serves defense and security, transport and traffic, energy and industry, telecom and media, finance and insurance, and public administration and healthcare markets. Co. operates primarily in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Sopra Steria Group

Sopra Steria Group is a global player in IT services, with operations in consulting, software development, and integration. In addition to France, Co. operates in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium, assisting its clients in managing the transformation of their businesses and information systems. Co. divides its operation into three categories: Consulting, Systems and Solutions Integration, and Software Development; which it spreads among eight major verticals: Financial Services, Insurance and Social Welfare, Public Sector, Telecom Operators, Aerospace and Defense, Energy, Transport and Courier Services, and Retail.

Sword Group

Sword Group is a service company specializing in computer engineering, offering consulting and integration services to its customers. Co. is engagedin the implementation of innovative solutions that meet the strategic needs of its clients and adaptation requirements of their information systems. Co.'s business covers three main areas: IT Service, Solutions and Communication Technologies. In addition, Co. also provides Government Risk Management (GRC) solutions to its customers in the industries of energy, transportation, healthcare, insurance, banking, telecommunications, and international and governmental organizations. Co. offers two product lines and four solutions.

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Since 1996, Bryan, Garnier & Co has been growing with an absolute conviction that the investment banking landscape would experience a major revolution: most of the large local generalist banking groups will disappear to the benefit of a handful of global powerhouses, and an emerging group of independent, highly specialised boutique investment banks.

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