“2007 Revenue objective reached, strong commercial dynamic”

Paris – 31 January 2008

Fourth quarter 2007

  • +8.6% year-on-year growth ; +5.3% organic growth
  • Acceleration of commercial momentum: book to bill ratio at 155%

Full-year 2007

  • Revenue reached EUR 5,855 million
  • +8.5% year-on-year growth and +4.3% organic growth
  • Book to bill at 106%

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announces 2007 fourth quarter revenue at EUR 1 548 million representing a +8.6% year-on-year growth and an organic growth of +5.3% at same scope and exchange rates. For the total year 2007, revenue was EUR 5 855 million representing a +8.5% top line growth and a +4.3% organic growth at same scope and exchange rates.

 

Fourth quarter 2007 revenue:


EUR million

2007

2006

% Change

Reported revenue

1,548

1,425

+8,6%

Acquisitions

(75)

Disposals

(8)

Exchange rate impact and other

(19)

Organic revenue growth

1,472

1,398

+5,3%

During the last quarter of 2007, Consulting revenue achieved EUR 92 million representing an organic decrease of -6.3% compared to -9.6% for the first nine months of 2007. The improvement came mainly from France where the organic decrease was -6.1% compared to -20.6% at the end of September 2007 thanks to a better level of orders, and a utilization rate from 64% in Q3 to 69% in Q4 2007.

Systems Integration reached EUR 622 million in the last quarter of 2007, which represented a revenue organic growth of +7.3% compared to +4.6% at the end of September 2007. Double-digit organic growth was reached in Germany & Central Europe, other EMEA, and a +5.6% organic growth was achieved in France compared to +0.7% for the first nine months of 2007.

In Managed Operations, revenue in the last quarter of 2007 was EUR 833 million up +13.8% year-on-year and representing an organic growth of +5.4%. Double-digit organic growth was obtained in the United Kingdom, France and in Asia Pacific.

 

Full-year 2007 revenue:

The guidance provided by the Company on February, 5th, 2007 was a +8.5% top line growth. The total 2007 actual revenue was EUR 5 855 million representing a +8.5% top line growth which was achieved despite the termination of the NHS Diagnostics contract expected for EUR 50 million in the guidance, and adverse effects of EUR 19 million coming from currency exchanges in the fourth quarter mainly on the British pound.

The total 2007 revenue organic growth reached +4.3% above the guidance of +4%.


EUR million

2007

2006

% Change

Reported revenue

5,855

5,397

+8.5%

Acquisitions

(281)

Disposals

(25)

Exchange rate impact and other

(28)

Organic revenue growth

5,574

5,343

+4.3%

In Consulting, as expected, revenue organic decrease for the total year was -8.7% with revenue of EUR 360 million with the strong actions launched in Q3 2007 starting to show first results in France. Better performance is expected in the United Kingdom for the first half of 2008.

In Systems Integration, full-year 2007 revenue amounted to EUR 2 338 million increasing by +5.3% organically. All geographies achieved a better performance compared to last year except for the United Kingdom as expected with revenue decreasing by -1.8% due to the restructuring actions made. Double-digit organic growth was achieved in Germany & Central Europe, Asia Pacific and Americas. In The Netherlands, the organic growth was +4.7% and in France, after a decrease during the first half of 2007, the total year organic growth reached +2%.

In Managed Operations, full-year revenue reached EUR 3 157 million up +14.9% year-on-year and +5.4% organic growth. The organic growth was led by Asia Pacific and Americas with double-digit performance, and the United Kingdom achieved a +7% organic growth compared to -8.8% in 2006.

 

Portfolio: acceleration of commercial momentum

In 2007, the Group won large international contracts which for most of them include a strong offshore portion.

During the fourth quarter of 2007, the order entries reached EUR 2.4 billion with a book to bill ratio at 155%. The Group won large contracts such as EDF and in the telco sector in France, signed a series of contracts in the United Kingdom such as Highways Agency, DWP, BNP Paribas and Liverpool Victoria, Achmea and Delta in The Netherlands, Thomas Cook and Alcatel in Germany, Iberia and Government contracts in Spain, Lee county Florida in the US and HPCL in India. The Company signed a five-year global strategic agreement with ChemChina in China.

The book to bill ratio was 106% for the total year 2007 compared to 88% for the first nine months of 2007, illustrating the strong commercial momentum of the Group and its competitiveness on large deals.
At the end of 2007, the full backlog was EUR 8.5 billion up by +7% compared to end of 2006 and representing 1.5 time 2007 revenue

The flow of deals signed during the last quarter of 2007 comforts the assumption of the revenue organic growth taken in the transformation plan for 2008.

Further details and guidance will be provided on 15 February 2008 with the publication of the 2007 annual results.

 

Forthcoming announcements

15th February 2008 - Announcement of 2007 results
30 April 2008 - First quarter 2008 revenue

Disclaimer

This document contains unaudited 2007 figures.

The document contains further forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2006 annual report filed with the Autorités des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on 6 April 2007 as a Document de Référence under the registration number: D07-302.

 

About Atos Origin

Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Operations. The Company's annual revenue is EUR 5.8 billion and it employs 50,000 professionals in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

 

Press contact:

Marie-Tatiana Collombert,
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 55 91 26 33,
marie-tatiana.collombert@atosorigin.com

Investor contact :

Gilles Arditti,
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 55 91 28 83,
gilles.arditti@atosorigin.com

 

ANALYSIS FOURTH QUARTER 2007 REVENUE

 

By Service Line
3 months ended 31 December 2007

 

In EUR million

Q4 2007

Q4 2006

% Change

% Change
organic (*)

Consulting

92

103

-10.2%

-6.3%

Systems Integration

622

589

+5.5%

+7.3%

Managed Operations

833

732

+13.8%

+5.4%

Total Group revenue

1,548

1,425

+8.6%

+5.3%

(*) Organic growth: at constant scope and exchange rates

 

By Geography
3 months ended 31 December 2007


In EUR million

Q4 2007

Q4 2006

% Change

% Change
organic (*)

France

483

451

+7.1%

+8.0%

United Kingdom

253

258

-1.9%

+3.3

The Netherlands

273

283

-3.5%

-3.5%

Germany & Central Europe 162 156 +4.1% +6.8%
Rest EMEA 297 188 +57.5% +18.0%
Americas 46 55 -16.8% -11.0%
Asia Pacific 34 33 +1.8% +7.7%

Total Group revenue

1,548

1,425

+8.6%

+5.3%

(*) Organic growth: at constant scope and exchange rates

 

ANALYSIS 2007 REVENUE

 

By Service Line
12 months ended 31 December 2007


In EUR million

2007

2006

% Change

% Change
organic (*)

Consulting

360

406

-11.2%

-8.7%

Systems Integration

2,338

2,243

+4.3%

+5.3%

Managed Operations

3,157

2,749

+14.9%

+5.4%

Total Group revenue

5,855

5,397

+8.5%

+4.3%

(*) Organic growth: at constant scope and exchange rates

 

By Geography
12 months ended 31 December 2007


In EUR million

2007

2006

% Change

% Change
organic (*)

France

1,685

1,652

+2.0%

+2.8%

United Kingdom

1,042

1,035

+0.7%

+1.0%

The Netherlands

1,083

1,051

+3.1%

+3.1%

Germany & Central Europe 607 592 +2.4% +4.8%
Rest EMEA 1,067 734 +45.4% +7.9%
Americas 228 202 +13.2% +21.1%
Asia Pacific 143 131 +9.2% +14.7%

Total Group revenue

5,855

5,397

+8.5%

+4.3%

(*) Organic growth: at constant scope and exchange rates