First Quarter Fiscal 2017

Investment profile (as of December 2016)

At CGI, our goal is to be recognized as an investment of choice. We have a passion for running a competitive and financially strong business. Since 1976, we've maintained best practices in managing and measuring how we create long-term value, resulting in consistent performance, no matter the economic environment.

Stock overview

  • TSX: GIB.A
  • Fiscal year end: September 30

Company overview

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).

Q1-F2017 year-over-year highlights

  • Revenue of $2.7 billion, up 3.7% in constant currency; 
  • Adjusted EBIT of $396.7 million, up 3.3%;
  • Adjusted EBIT margin of 14.8%, up 50 basis points;
  • Net earnings of $275.7 million, up 16.0%;
  • Net earnings margin of 10.3%, up 140 basis points;
  • Diluted EPS of 89 cents, up 18.7%;
  • Diluted EPS excluding specific items* of 90 cents, up 7.1%;
  • Bookings of $3.0 billion, or 110.7% of revenue;
  • Backlog of $21.0 billion;
  • Cash provided by operating activities of $349.7 million or 13.1% of revenue;
  • Return on equity of 17.7%.

*Specific items in Q1-F2017:$1.9 million in integration-related costs net of tax. Specific items in Q1-F2016: $21.2 million in restructuring costs net of tax and a $5.9 million tax adjustment.

Revenue distribution

  • Service type:

55% Management of IT and business functions (outsourcing)

- IT services 46%
- Business process services 9%

45 % Systems integration and consulting

  • Client geography:

27%     United States
16%     Canada
14%     France
14%     U.K.
  8%     Sweden
  6%     Finland
15%     Rest of the world

  • Vertical markets:

34%   Government
23%   Manufacturing, retail and distribution
21%   Financial services
15%   Telecommunications and utilities
  7%   Health

Competitive strengths

CGI's competitive strengths provide an enhanced value proposition for clients. CGI combines strategic and technical expertise in five high growth vertical markets. It provides flexibility and cost competitiveness through its end-to-end service offerings and global delivery model. It achieves client intimacy through its metro market approach and a strong local presence. It consistently provides high quality service through the application of its management frameworks.

Enhanced value proposition

  • End-to-end IT services
  • Deep industry expertise (five verticals)
  • Unique global delivery model
  • Quality delivery track record
  • Flexible client partnerships

Our Build and Buy profitable growth strategy

Investment profile
Organic growth Growth by acquisitions
Systems integration
contracts and
Niche market
  • Extend service offerings to existing clients
  • Win new contracts and renewals
  • Develop new client relationships
  • Grow pipeline of outsourcing proposals
  • Win outsourcing contracts with new and existing clients
  • Enhance vertical offerings
  • Increase geographic presence
  • Strengthen our solutions portfolio
  • Increase critical mass to qualify for more large contracts
  • Increase geographic presence
  • Ensure strategic fit and accretion to net earnings


Note: All figures in Canadian dollars. Q1 F2017 MD&A, interim condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes can be found at and have been filed with both SEDAR in Canada and EDGAR in the U.S.