CGG Renames Business Segment-April 19, 2022 08:05

(AOF)-CGG’s business segments will be renamed as soon as the results are announced to reflect the Group’s development, portfolio of activities, expertise for new high-growth markets and evolution towards technology companies. Results for the first quarter of 2022.

CGG will continue to present financial information in two business segments and rename it as follows:

The Geophysics, Geology and Reservoir (GGR) business segment has been renamed to Data, Digital & Energy Transition (DDE).

The name of the Earth Science activity has not changed Earth Science (GEO)

The multi-client activity has been renamed to Earth Data (EDA).

The equipment business segment has been renamed to Sensing & Monitoring (SMO).

CGG reports the results of the first quarter of 2022 on May 4, after the financial markets are closed.


Key Point

-World leader in earth science.

-Sales of $ 1 billion. 82% from the Earth Sciences sector and the rest from the Multi-Client and Equipment sector.

-“People, Data, Technology” Business Model: Thanks to “Asset Lite” to ensure group sustainability through aggressive self-financing regardless of market conditions / activities that involve the generation of strong self-financing Enhancement / Balance Sheet and Availability / Diversification to Energy Conversion;

-The split capital, Sophie Zulkya, is the general manager and Philippe Saar is the chairman of the board of directors with 10 members.

-A healthy but well-developed balance sheet with a net debt refinancing of € 1 billion, a leverage of 2.8 and a debt ratio of 86%.


-Innovation strategy at the source of 30% of annual sales, backed by R & D, which accounts for 11% of sales, with a focus on computing power.

-Environmental strategy with two deadlines of 2030 and 2050: 50% reduction in CO2 emissions, then fully neutral (compared to 2020), renewable energy utilization of 50% and 100 (2020) 30%), efficient energy consumption, and launch of credit facility in line with ESG standards.

-Diversification of digital earth science and HPC cloud.

-By the end of the year, monetization of assets and sales, especially in the data.


Confirmation of activity recovery and profitability recovery recorded in -3



-At the end of September 2021, a 5% decrease in activity and a net loss decreased to $ 148 million.

-4 goals


Quarter 2021: Confirmation of Earth Science Recovery, Equipment Sales, Especially in North Africa, and $ 40 Million Industrial Investment in Multi-Client.

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