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SGS provides inspection, verification, testing, certification, and quality assurance services. The company operates in nine segments: Agriculture, Food and Life, Minerals Services, Oil, Gas and Chemicals Services, Consumer and Retail Services, Certification and Business Enhancement, Industrial Services, Environment, Health and Safety Services, Transportation Services, and Governments and Institutions Services. It offers certification services that enable clients to demonstrate compliance of their products, processes, systems, or services with national and international regulations and standards. The company also provides outsourcing services, product testing services, workforce training services, verification services, consultancy services, and data analytics services.
TypePublic
Founded1878
HQGenève, CH
Websitesgs.com
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureC+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)97,368(+2%)
Job Openings2,001
Revenue (FY, 2017)CHF6.3 B(+7%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)CHF2.9 K
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at SGS

Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder

Chairman
Paul Desmarais

Paul Desmarais

Director
Sami Atiya

Sami Atiya

Director
Olivier Coppey

Olivier Coppey

Executive Vice President
Ian Gallienne

Ian Gallienne

Director
Jeffrey McDonald

Jeffrey McDonald

Executive Vice President
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SGS Office Locations

SGS has offices in Genève, South Brunswick Township, Alger, Talatona and in 123 other locations
Genève, CH (HQ)
1 Place des Alpes
Alger, DZ
Rue Belle Vue, section 49 îlot de propriété n° 66
Yerevan, AM
Business Central Building (IMAC), 35/11 Tumanyan Str.
Perth Airport, AU
28 Reid Rd
Baku, AZ
3001,Tbilisi Prospect, Moscow ave.
Freeport, BS
18 Peel Street
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SGS Financials and Metrics

SGS Revenue

SGS's revenue was reported to be CHF6.35 b in FY, 2017 which is a 6.1% increase from the previous period.
CHF

Revenue (H1, 2018)

3.3b

Net income (H1, 2018)

296.0m

EBIT (H1, 2018)

411.0m

Market capitalization (14-Jul-2021)

21.8b

Closing stock price (14-Jul-2021)

2.9k
SGS's current market capitalization is CHF21.8 b.
Annual
CHFFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

5.7b6.0b6.3b

Revenue growth, %

5%6%

Operating expense total

4.6b4.8b5.1b

Depreciation and amortization

322.0m336.0m338.0m
Half Year
CHFH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Revenue

2.8b2.9b3.0b3.3b

Operating expense total

2.3b2.4b2.5b2.7b

Depreciation and amortization

165.0m152.0m157.0m158.0m

EBIT

333.0m394.0m410.0m411.0m
Annual
CHFFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

1.5b975.0m1.4b

Accounts Receivable

917.0m997.0m1.1b

Inventories

40.0m41.0m46.0m

Current Assets

3.3b2.6b3.1b
Half Year
CHFH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Accounts Receivable

910.0m937.0m943.0m1.1b

Current Assets

2.7b2.9b2.7b2.7b

PP&E

925.0m972.0m933.0m992.0m

Total Assets

5.5b5.6b5.3b5.5b
Annual
CHFFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

584.0m586.0m664.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

305.0m309.0m

Inventories

12.0m(45.0m)

Accounts Payable

86.0m22.0m
Half Year
CHFH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Net Income

231.0m277.0m293.0m296.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

296.0m366.0m329.0m316.0m

Purchases of PP&E

(123.0m)(124.0m)(119.0m)(140.0m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(466.0m)14.0m(126.0m)(182.0m)
CHFH1, 2015

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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SGS Revenue Breakdown

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SGS revenue breakdown by business segment: 17.9% from Oil, Gas and Chemicals, 14.3% from Industrial, 5.4% from Certification and Business Enhancement, 10.8% from Minerals, 16.0% from Agriculture, Food and Life, 8.6% from Transportation, 15.2% from Consumer and Retail, 7.7% from Environment, Health and Safety and 4.2% from Other

SGS revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 30.3% from Asia Pacific, 44.0% from Europe/Africa/Middle East and 25.7% from Americas

SGS Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

75/100

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SGS Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

out of 100

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SGS Online and Social Media Presence

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SGS Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    66/100

  • CEO Rating

    C-

    63/100

  • Compensation

    D

    53/100

  • Diversity

    B+

    73/100

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SGS News and Updates

Billionaire August Von Finck to Sell Most of His Stake in SGS

Billionaire August Von Finck to Sell Most of His Stake in SGS

EEStor Corporation Receives SGS Performance Report from FGW Ltd.

TORONTO, Dec. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EEStor Corporation (TSX.V: “ESU-V”) (“EEStor” or the “Corporation”), is pleased to announce it has received a positive performance report from FWG Ltd. (“FWG”) related to their doped-carbon battery technology. The report was prepared by SGS-CSTC, and invo…

SGS Academy's Digital Portfolio Includes Courses in Management System Standards, Quality, Food Safety, Human Rights and More

In line with new technologies and market demand, SGS Academy has developed a wide range of digital courses to meet the training needs of today's workforce.

New SGS Food Testing Laboratory Opens in New Jersey, USA

SGS has officially opened a new, state-of-the-art, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited food testing laboratory in Fairfield, New Jersey.

Ikänik Farms Signs Cooperative Agreement with SGS Colombia SAS to Develop International GMP-C Standard

SGS Colombia SAS, in Collaboration with Ikänik, Seeks To Enhance and Harmonize International Medicinal Cannabis Production Standards CORONA, CA, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Ikänik Farms (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Ikänik International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of...

Quebec Precious Metals hires SGS Canada for resource model

MONTREAL, July 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quebec Precious Metals Corporation (TSX.V: CJC, FSE: YXEP, OTC-BB: CJCFF) (“QPM” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it has engaged SGS Canada Inc. (“SGS”) to provide independent technical consulting assistance in connection with the development …
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SGS Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SGS founded?

    SGS was founded in 1878.

  • Who are SGS key executives?

    SGS's key executives are Calvin Grieder, Paul Desmarais and Sami Atiya.

  • How many employees does SGS have?

    SGS has 97,368 employees.

  • What is SGS revenue?

    Latest SGS annual revenue is CHF6.3 b.

  • What is SGS revenue per employee?

    Latest SGS revenue per employee is CHF65.2 k.

  • Who are SGS competitors?

    Competitors of SGS include BSI, Lloyd's Register and Applus Services.

  • Where is SGS headquarters?

    SGS headquarters is located at 1 Place des Alpes, Genève.

  • Where are SGS offices?

    SGS has offices in Genève, South Brunswick Township, Alger, Talatona and in 123 other locations.

  • How many offices does SGS have?

    SGS has 128 offices.