CGI’s Insights to Action Report presents the global insights and perspectives we gain from listening to our clients, and showcases the innovative work we are doing to support them in becoming digital enterprises.

Stock overview

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

Company overview

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).

Q1-F2019 year-over-year highlights

*Specific items in Q1-F2019 include $3.2 million in acquisition-related and integration costs net of tax.  Specific items in Q1-F2018 are comprised of: a favorable tax adjustment of $34.1 million, $24.3 million in restructuring costs and $12.5 million in acquisition-related and integration costs, both net of tax;

Revenue distribution

Service Type
  • 53% Systems integration and consulting
  • 47% Management of IT and business functions
Client Geography
  • 28%     United States
  • 16%     Canada
  • 15%     France
  • 12%     United Kingdom
  •   7%     Sweden
  •   7%     Finland
  • 15%     Rest of the world
Vertical Markets
  • 32%   Government

  • 24%   Manufacturing, retail and distribution

  • 22%   Financial services

  • 15%   Communications and utilities

  •   7%   Health

Competitive Strengths

Enhanced Value Proposition

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.
  • 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

Organic Growth

Systems integration contracts and projects

  • Extend service offerings to existing clients
  • Win new contracts and renewals
  • Develop new client relationships

Outsourcing contracts

  • Grow pipeline of outsourcing proposals
  • Win outsourcing contracts with new and existing clients
Growth by Acquisitions

Niche market acquisitions

  • Grow pipeline of outsourcing proposals
  • Win outsourcing contracts with new and existing clients

Transformational acquisitions

  • 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-F2019 MD&A, interim condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes can be found at the investors section of the website and have been filed with both SEDAR in Canada and EDGAR in the U.S.

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