atos origin sa-unsp adr (AEXAY) Key Developments
Atos and EMC Corporation to Further Strengthen Strategic Alliance
Feb 26 15
Atos and EMC Corporation announced plans to further strengthen their strategic alliance. Three years ago, Atos, EMC, and VMware jointly created Canopy, the end-to-end cloud service provider enabling customers to drive transformational IT via the cloud. With 37% revenue growth over the last year Canopy has been ranked by IDC as a leading European cloud professional service provider based on revenues. The successful development of Canopy, the recent significant reinforcement of Atos in big data, and security through the acquisition of Bull as well as the growing access of Atos in North America through the planned acquisition of Xerox ITO open new possibilities for the Atos and EMC strategic relationship. These developments now enable Atos and EMC to extend the scope and possibilities of what the two companies can achieve together across the EMC Federation of strategically aligned businesses and the newly expanded Atos capabilities. These moves will allow the continuous support and strong collaboration of EMC and VMware with Canopy, while strengthening the partnership between the EMC Federation of strategically aligned businesses and Atos Consulting & System integration as well as the newly created Big Data & Cyber-Security Atos divisions.
Atos Appoints Olivier Cuny as Group General Secretary, Executive Committee Member
Feb 20 15
Atos announced that Olivier Cuny, Secretary to the Board of Directors and to the group Executive Committee, group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, is appointed Group General Secretary, Executive Committee member.
Atos Announces Management Changes
Feb 19 15
At the occasion of the 2014 Atos results presentation, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO announced his decision to reinforce the Group's top management structure. To coordinate this major evolution in the United States, Michel-Alain Proch is promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, joining in this capacity the two other Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Charles Dehelly and Gilles Grapinet. The three Senior Executive Vice Presidents will join the newly created Atos General Management Committee (GMC) in charge of the global group management coordination and led by Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO. Elie Girard, who joined Atos in March 2014, as deputy CFO, is appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group. As all the Executive Committee members, Elie will report to Thierry Breton.
Atos SE Proposes Dividend; Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015
Feb 18 15
The board of directors of Atos SE decided to propose at the annual general meeting of shareholders a dividend in 2015 results of EUR 0.80 per share up 14% compared to prior year.
The company also consolidated announced earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue of EUR 9,051 million compared to EUR 8,615 million a year ago. Net income was EUR 283 million compared to EUR 260 million a year ago. Free cash flow was EUR 367 million compared to EUR 365 million a year ago. Basic EPS Group share was EUR 2.67 compared to EUR 2.98 in 2013. In 2014, capital expenditures totaled EUR 354 million. Net income attributable to owners of the parent was EUR 265.2 million, or EUR 2.64 per diluted share, compared to EUR 261.6 million, or EUR 2.77 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. Operating income was EUR 440.3 million, compared to EUR 416.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. Net income before tax was EUR 388.7 million, compared to EUR 354 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.
The company provided earnings guidance for the year 2015. The group targets a positive organic revenue growth. The Group has the objective to improve its operating margin rate targeting 8.0% to 8.5% of revenue. The group expects to generate a free cash flow above 2014 level.
Atos SE, Board Meeting, Feb 18, 2015
Feb 18 15
Atos SE, Board Meeting, Feb 18, 2015., at 18:00 Central European Standard Time. Agenda: To propose at the next annual general meeting of shareholders a dividend in 2015 on the 2014 result.