SGS Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1877

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 103,193

Employees

  • Stock Symbol
  • SGSN

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 195

  • Share Price
  • $91.25
  • (As of Wednesday Closing)

SGS General Information

Description

Switzerland-listed SGS is the largest and one of the oldest companies in the testing, inspection, and certification industry. The company's primary activities involve testing products and materials, inspecting sites/industrial equipment, and certifying products and systems to ensure global/company standards. SGS is one of only four TIC companies that operate globally across numerous industries, including agriculture, food and life science, and transport services. SGS was first listed in 1981 and employs almost 100,000 people worldwide.

Contact Information

Website
www.sgs.com
Formerly Known As
Société Générale de Surveillance
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Corporation
Primary Industry
Other Commercial Services
Stock Exchange
SWX
Corporate Office
  • 1 Place des Alpes
  • P.O. Box 2152
  • 1211 Geneva
  • Switzerland
+41 022 000 00 00

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SGS Stock Performance

(As of Wednesday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$91.25 $89.32 $77.89 - $98.04 $17.6B 431K $3.25

SGS Financials Summary

In Thousands,
USD
TTM 31-Dec-2023 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 19,659,328 19,659,328 20,697,131 27,988,699
Revenue 7,366,618 7,366,618 6,956,212 7,005,819
EBITDA 1,489,565 1,489,565 1,449,473 1,591,486
Net Income 615,183 615,183 615,816 670,502
Total Assets 8,049,384 8,049,384 7,681,688 7,665,463
Total Debt 5,247,994 5,247,994 4,795,392 4,164,752
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SGS Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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SGS Comparisons

Description
Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last
Financing
Details
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Other Commercial Services
Geneva, Switzerland
103,193 As of 2023
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SGS Competitors (23)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
British Standards Institution Corporate Backed or Acquired London, United Kingdom 0000 000000&0
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Corporation Hong Kong, Hong Kong 00000
Lucideon Corporate Backed or Acquired Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom 000 0000000000
Intertek Formerly PE-Backed London, United Kingdom 00000 00000 00000000 00000
TUV SUD Corporation Munich, Germany 00000 000000&0
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SGS Patents

SGS Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
GB-2447156-A Composition analysis of separated vapor and liquid phases using a gas chromatograph Active 06-Oct-2005 00000000000 0
US-20070089483-A1 Analysis systems and methods Active 06-Oct-2005 00000000000 0
GB-0807339-D0 Composition analysis of separated vapor and liquid phases using a gas chromatograph Active 06-Oct-2005 00000000000
US-7467540-B2 Analysis systems and methods Active 06-Oct-2005 00000000000 0
CA-2624590-A1 Compositional analysis of separated vapor and liquid phases using a gas chromatograph Active 06-Oct-2005 G01N35/1095
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SGS Executive Team (61)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Teymur Abasov Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Europe & Middle East
Helmut Chik Chief Operating Officer, North East Asia
Malcolm Reid Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia Pacific
Olivier Merkt Ph.D Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President & General Counsel Legal- Legal & Compliance
Santiago Mazzuchelli Urquijo Director, Corporate Development, SGS Spain
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SGS Board Members (13)

Name Representing Role Since
000000 0000000 Self Chairman & Board Member 000 0000
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00000 000000000 00 Self Board Member 000 0000
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SGS Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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SGS Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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SGS Investments & Acquisitions (195)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
SGS Maine Pointe 13-Sep-2023 000000000 Consulting Services (B2B) 0000000 0
Nutrasource Diagnostics 11-May-2023 0000000000 BPO/Outsource Services 0000000 0
Asmecruz (Seafood Testing Business) 17-Mar-2023 0000000000 Food Products 0000000 0
Industry Lab (Other Commercial Services) 03-Nov-2022 0000000000 Food Products 0000000 0
Penumbra Security 31-Aug-2022 Merger/Acquisition Systems and Information Management 0000000 0
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SGS Subsidiaries (49)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Metair Lab Environmental Services (B2B) Venissieux, France 2013
Advanced Metrology Solutions Construction and Engineering Madrid, Spain 0000
Penumbra Security Systems and Information Management Clackamas, OR 0000
The Lab Asia Other Commercial Services Hong Kong, Hong Kong 0000
Industry Lab (Other Commercial Services) Food Products Bucharest, Romania 0000
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SGS ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated December, 11, 2023

18.6 | Low Risk

Risk Scale

A lower score indicates better sustainability

Negl

0-10

Low

10-20

Med

20-30

High

30-40

Severe

40+

Exposure

Exposure refers to the extent to which a company is exposed to different material ESG issues

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Management

Management is related to actions taken to manage ESG issues

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Peers Analysis

Peer performance insights compare the company’s ESG performance to the performance of selected peers to help inform future ESG decisions and drive internal performance improvements.

Global

Covered Companies

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Rank

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Percentile

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Industry

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Rank

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Research and Consulting

Subindustry

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Rank

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SGS Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Laboratory Laagrima 20-Dec-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000
Transparency-One 30-May-2016 000000000 Completed
  • 000
Melbourne Pathology Services 01-Jan-1996 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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SGS FAQs

  • When was SGS founded?

    SGS was founded in 1877.

  • Who is the CEO of SGS?

    Geraldine Picaud is the CEO of SGS.

  • Where is SGS headquartered?

    SGS is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • What is the size of SGS?

    SGS has 103,193 total employees.

  • What industry is SGS in?

    SGS’s primary industry is Other Commercial Services.

  • Is SGS a private or public company?

    SGS is a Public company.

  • What is SGS’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for SGS is SGSN.

  • What is the current stock price of SGS?

    As of 22-May-2024 the stock price of SGS is $91.25.

  • What is the current market cap of SGS?

    The current market capitalization of SGS is $17.6B.

  • What is SGS’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for SGS is $7.37B.

  • Who are SGS’s competitors?

    British Standards Institution, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Lucideon, Intertek, and TUV SUD are some of the 23 competitors of SGS.

  • What is SGS’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    SGS’s EPS for 12 months was $3.25.

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