Total growth rate is computed after taking into account :
- a negative perimeter impact of 1,5%
- a negative foreign exchange impact of 0.6%
- a positive working days impact of 0.5%
In France, for the 3rd quarter 2007 alone, the group made 160.6 m, up by 7,5% compared to the 3rd quarter 2006. Organic growth stood at 7.6%
Revenues outside France were at 218.1 m, up by 6.0 % compared to the same quarter in 2006. Organic growth stood at 8.5% on the 3rd quarter 2007, given divestiture and acquisition made since the beginning of 2007.
Total staff numbers for the group stood at 17 234 at the end of September 2007, up by 67 with respect to 30th June 2007. The invoicing rate stood at 85.1% in the 3rd quarter 2007 an increase of 1.4% compared to the same period last year.
Net debt has decreased by around 40m including non recurring positive items for 6m at the end of September.
The group confirms its targets of coming back by the end of the year to the DSO level of 2006 (98 days) and of reducing this level to 90 days by the end of 2008.
The group will concentrate its efforts on :
- a continued accelaration of France operations growth