SGS is engaged in the provision of inspection, verification, testing, certification and quality assurance services. Co.'s business lines include: Agricultural; Minerals; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Life Science; Consumer Testing; Systems & Services Certification; Industrial; Environmental; Automotive; and Governments & Institutions. As of Dec 31 2014, Co.'s geographic operations were organized as follows: Europe, Africa, Middle East (Western Europe, Northern and Central Europe, Southern Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Middle East, and Africa); Americas (North America, and South America); and Asia Pacific (East Asia, China & Hong Kong, and South Eastern Asia & Pacific).
  • TickerSGSN
  • ISINCH0002497458
  • ExchangeSix Swiss Exchange
  • SectorSupport Services
  • CountrySwitzerland

Analysts

Michael Field

Morningstar | Steady As She Goes for SGS in 2019

While narrow-moat SGS reports only semiannually, the latest updates from close peers Bureau Veritas and Intertek would suggest the direction of travel so far in 2019 is in line with our forecasts. Both companies reported organic revenue growth of about 4%, driven by a pick-up in industrial focused areas where the decline in commodity prices over the last few years had a negative effect. The combination of a shift toward operating expenditure activities and an improvement in clients’ capital expenditures project outlook have helped improve performance in these areas, reducing the drag on group ...

Michael Field

Steady As She Goes for SGS in 2019

While narrow-moat SGS reports only semiannually, the latest updates from close peers Bureau Veritas and Intertek would suggest the direction of travel so far in 2019 is in line with our forecasts. Both companies reported organic revenue growth of about 4%, driven by a pick-up in industrial focused areas where the decline in commodity prices over the last few years had a negative effect. The combination of a shift toward operating expenditure activities and an improvement in clients’ capital expe...

SGS SA sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of SGS SA (CH), active in the Business Support Services industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date May 17, 2019, the closing price was CHF 2,552.00 and its target price was estimated at CHF 2,368.83.

1 director sold

A director at Sgs Sa sold 166 shares at 2,654.404CHF and the significance rating of the trade was 80/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board members...

SGS – Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® : C

Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® helps investors integrate governance into their investment decision and identify governance risks and opportunities within their portfolio. Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® Service rates European issuers through the analysis of four main themes : Ownership & Shareholder rights, Board & Committees, Audit & Process, Remuneration. Each theme is rated taking into account several comprehensive sub-categories. Our unique two-step process to achieve each rating includes a first step quantitative valuation and a second step qualitative filter...

Emira Sagaama ...
  • Matthias Desmarais

SGS : The story is attractive but the valuation leaves little upside

The best-in-class story is attractive, with a recovery in organic growth confirmed and scope for an improvement in margins, but these prospects are priced in to the current valuation. We maintain our Neutral recommendation, with a revised target price of CHF 2,800. - >A positive read-across from peers confirming the improvement in growth - The positive read-across from the Q1 results reported by the group's peers confirms that the improvement in organic growth at SGS i...

Emira Sagaama ...
  • Matthias Desmarais

SGS : L’histoire est attractive mais la valorisation laisse peu d’upside

L’histoire de best-in class avec une recovery de la croissance organique confirmée et un potentiel d’amélioration de la marge est attractive, mais la valorisation actuelle reflète bien ces perspectives. Nous maintenons notre opinion Neutre avec un OC revu à 2800 CHF. - >Read across positif des pairs confirmant l’amélioration de la croissance - Le read-across positif des résultats T1 des pairs confirme la continuité de l’amélioration de la croissance organique chez SGS....

Michael Field

Morningstar | Steady As She Goes for SGS in 2019

While narrow-moat SGS reports only semiannually, the latest updates from close peers Bureau Veritas and Intertek would suggest the direction of travel so far in 2019 is in line with our forecasts. Both companies reported organic revenue growth of about 4%, driven by a pick-up in industrial focused areas where the decline in commodity prices over the last few years had a negative effect. The combination of a shift toward operating expenditure activities and an improvement in clients’ capital expenditures project outlook have helped improve performance in these areas, reducing the drag on group ...

Michael Field

Steady As She Goes for SGS in 2019

While narrow-moat SGS reports only semiannually, the latest updates from close peers Bureau Veritas and Intertek would suggest the direction of travel so far in 2019 is in line with our forecasts. Both companies reported organic revenue growth of about 4%, driven by a pick-up in industrial focused areas where the decline in commodity prices over the last few years had a negative effect. The combination of a shift toward operating expenditure activities and an improvement in clients’ capital expe...

Emira Sagaama

ODDO : Trade wars: a negative but limited impact

>Trade wars: recap of testers’ exposure - The 1 March deadline to reach an agreement between the US and China to avoid additional taxes on Chinese exports is just days away, and a new threat is now looming over European car exports. In light of this, we take stock of the sector’s exposure to this theme, which mainly concerns the testers’ consumer businesses. They represent 45% of revenues at Intertek vs 17% for SGS and 14% for Bureau Veritas. Nevertheless, the share c...

Emira Sagaama

ODDO : Guerres commerciales: un impact négatif mais qui reste limité

>Guerres commerciales : rappel des expositions des testeurs - A quelques jours de la deadline du 1er mars pour un accord entre les Etats-Unis et la Chine conditionnant la non-application de taxes supplémentaires sur les exportations chinoises, et alors qu’une nouvelle menace plane désormais sur les exportations européennes d’automobile, nous faisons le point sur les expositions du secteur à cette thématique, qui concerne principalement le business consumer des testeur...

Michael Field

Morningstar | SGS in Prime Position to Benefit From Structural Growth Drivers

SGS is the largest company globally in the testing, inspection, and certification sector, with global operations servicing a variety of sectors. The TIC market is highly fragmented, with many local or regional players that lack the capabilities to operate across multiple industries and geographies; as such, they struggle to successfully service the needs of multinational companies. SGS' scale allows the company to leverage its network of industry experts and testing sites to offer a broad service and bid for large multiyear contracts.Founded in 1878, SGS is one of the oldest firms in the TIC s...

1 director sold

A director at Sgs Sa sold 166 shares at 2,654.404CHF and the significance rating of the trade was 80/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board members...

Alexandre Iatrides ...
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  • Bruno Cavalier
  • Delphine Brault
  • Emira Sagaama
  • François Maury
  • Georges Dieng
  • Johanna Jourdain
  • Laurence Hofmann
  • Martial Descoutures
  • Matthias Desmarais
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Pierre Corby
  • Sven Edelfelt
  • Sylvain Goyon
  • Virginie Rousseau
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 02/25/2019

Equities’ disconnect from the "pessimism" of the bond markets is obvious. The simultaneous choice of cyclicals and protection themes (growth/quality) is disturbing. What should we do when our annual objectives are being met? Avoid succumbing to the cyclical temptation, buy quality by avoiding overpaying the protection criterion linked exclusively to a healthy balance sheet structure. We present the results of a screening combining balance sheet and ROCE trends, which highlights five s...

Alexandre Iatrides ...
  • Alfred Glaser
  • Bruno Cavalier
  • Delphine Brault
  • Emira Sagaama
  • François Maury
  • Georges Dieng
  • Johanna Jourdain
  • Laurence Hofmann
  • Martial Descoutures
  • Matthias Desmarais
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Pierre Corby
  • Sven Edelfelt
  • Sylvain Goyon
  • Virginie Rousseau
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – COMMENTAIRES DETAILLES 25/02/2019

La déconnection des actions avec le « pessimisme » des marchés obligataires est patente. Le plébiscite simultané des cycliques et des thématiques de protection (croissance/ qualité) est perturbant. Que faire alors que nos objectifs annuels sont atteints ? Eviter de succomber à la tentation cyclique, acheter la qualité en évitant de surpayer le critère protection lié uniquement à une structure bilancielle saine. Nous présentons les résultats d’un criblage combinant bilan et évolution d...

Charles Lepetitpas ...
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Nicolas David
  • Stephane Houri

ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 02/25/2019

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Charles Lepetitpas ...
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Nicolas David
  • Stephane Houri

ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 25/02/2019

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Alain William ...
  • Alfred Glaser
  • Delphine Brault
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Emmanuel Matot
  • Fatma Agnès Hamdani
  • François Maury
  • Georges Dieng
  • Laurence Hofmann
  • Matthias Desmarais
  • Michael Foundoukidis
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Olivier Lebrun
  • Stephane Houri
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 01/23/2019

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SGS SA sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of SGS SA (CH), active in the Business Support Services industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date May 17, 2019, the closing price was CHF 2,552.00 and its target price was estimated at CHF 2,368.83.

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SGS – Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® : C

Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® helps investors integrate governance into their investment decision and identify governance risks and opportunities within their portfolio. Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® Service rates European issuers through the analysis of four main themes : Ownership & Shareholder rights, Board & Committees, Audit & Process, Remuneration. Each theme is rated taking into account several comprehensive sub-categories. Our unique two-step process to achieve each rating includes a first step quantitative valuation and a second step qualitative filter...

Valérie GASTALDY

Short term view - SGS : Rising consolidation.

The background trend is clearly bearish. The negative MACD confirms the trend. The rise is a consolidation that will soon bump against the level at CHF 2,499.10. The next target is at CHF 2,234.00, then CHF 2,143.37. Passing CHF 2,499.10 would question the continuation of the fall.

Valérie GASTALDY

Analyse court terme - SGS : La reprise est une consolidation.

La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la baisse. Le MACD est négatif, il confirme cette tendance. La reprise est une consolidation qui va buter sur 2 499,10 CHF prochainement. Le prochain objectif est à 2 234,00 CHF, puis 2 143,37 CHF. Le franchissement de 2 499,10 CHF remettrait en cause la suite de la baisse.

Valérie GASTALDY

Short term view - SGS : Falling prices.

The background trend is clearly bearish. Prices are falling again, but the movement has become hesitant. The next support is at CHF 2,234.00. The background trend would be questioned should prices rise above CHF 2,499.10.

Valérie GASTALDY

Analyse court terme - SGS : Les prix baissent.

La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la baisse. Les prix baissent à nouveau, mais le mouvement est devenu hésitant. Le prochain support est à 2 234,00 CHF. La tendance de fond serait remise en cause en cas de franchissement de 2 499,10 CHF.

Valérie GASTALDY

Medium term view - SGS : The background trend is clearly bullish.

The background trend is clearly bullish. The correction is gaining traction. It is too early to qualify this action as a bearish reversal. The trend would be invalidated below the support at CHF 2,238.20.

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