Paris, February 11, 2021 – 6 p.m.
Fiscal 2020-2021 third quarter revenue
close to equilibrium (at constant rates)
Continued gradual recovery in activity in France
International activity still growing in Q3: +1,8% (+5,7% at constant rates)
2020-2021 Nine-month revenue: €470,6m
The SII engineering consulting group has released its revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2020-2021.
Management board chairman Eric Matteucci commented that: "The third quarter of fiscal year
2020-2021 is on the path of a return to organic growth. The improvement seen during the second quarter of the fiscal year has intensified over the last three months thanks to the mobilization, determination and voluntarism of all our teams. The health and economic environment calls for caution, but the fourth quarter could post organic growth. Our sectoral and geographic diversification combined with the collective energy deployed should help achieve this ambition."
First quarter revenue
Second quarter revenue
Third quarter revenue
Of which: France
Of which: International
* excluding the effect of exchange rate (2019-2020 exchange rates applied to 2020-2021 revenue)
The SII group, a specialist in the engineering industry, posted an improvement in the third quarter compared to the previous two. After a first quarter down 9.3%, followed by a second drop of 6.2%, the third quarter had a more limited drop to -2.4% at current rates and -0.5% at constant rates, close to equilibrium. The recovery in activity recorded is all the more significant since the period from October to December 2020 was marked by new lockdowns in several countries. Overall, in the first nine months of the fiscal year, revenue came to €470.6m, down 4.0% at constant rates (-5.8% at current rates).
Gradual recovery in activity in France and continued international growth
SII group revenue in France was €223.73m in the first nine months. After two first quarters of double-digit decline (-21,0% in Q1 and -13,2% in Q2), the third quarter confirms the gradual recovery in activity (-6.4% in Q3). Since the beginning of the health crisis, the SII group has been able to preserve its performance in the most resilient sectors such as telecommunications, energy and banking. While the aerospace sector has seen a moderate recovery, the defense sector - which has slowed in the first quarter - has since been growing steadily. Since the beginning of the health crisis, the sector diversification of the SII group has been a resilience asset.
Internationally, growth in the first nine months stood at +6.0% at constant rates (+2.4% at current rates) compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year. Revenue reached €246.87m, of which €85.86m generated in the third quarter, an increase of 1.8% compared to the third quarter of the previous fiscal year (+5.7% at constant rates). The SII group is resilient thanks to its geographical diversification. While some countries are exposed to sectors (Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic) and continue to face difficulties, others are holding up well. Over the quarter, five countries achieved international performance with double-digit growth (at constant exchange rates): Poland (+19.0%), Chile (+31.6%), Colombia (+14.9%), the United Kingdom (+15.8%) and Morocco (+15.4%).
The gradual recovery in activity in the second and third quarters is a positive signal for the end of fiscal year 2020-2021, subject to health developments and possible further lockdowns. The mobilization of all teams to continue and win new projects, in an unchanged environment, could allow the SII Group to return to organic growth at constant rates in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year.
Next financial announcement:
Fiscal 2021-2021 annual revenue, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 after the closing market
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Serving as a true partner for technology matters, SII Group provides solutions with added value to projects at major companies. Relying on teams of expert engineers and methods applying the highest quality standards, SII’s business has a balanced focus on:
Technology consulting (IT, electronics, and telecoms),
Digital services (technical IT and networks).
SII Group has organized itself to offer the responsiveness and flexibility of personalized service. SII has nine offices in France serving as profit centers with robust operational resources and the ability to support major international clients, serving companies in 18 countries on four continents.
In the 2019-2020 financial year, which ended on 31 March, SII Group recorded revenues of €675.1 million, which was up by 6.9 %. SII Group is continuing its growth at a rate that is faster than its benchmark market.
ATTACHMENT: Revenue by quarter
SII Group total
*: excluding the impact of exchange-rate fluctuations (previous year’s rates applied to current year’s revenue)