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Introduction to Bouygues stock

A little history

Bouygues was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues during the post-World War II “reconstruction” period in France. Bouygues made the move to specialize in the construction of buildings, such as low-cost housing, in 1955. 

In the 1960s, the company expanded in several sectors, such as public works and civil engineering. From 1980 to 1990, the company moved into media with the takeover of TF1 in 1984, the creation of LCI in 1994, and the launch of Bouygues Telecom in 1996.

Bouygues is now a diversified international industrial group with three main business lines.

  • Construction, with Bouygues constructions, Bouygues Énergies & Services, Bouygues immobilier and Colas, the world leader in its field. Via its subsidiaries, the group has implemented large-scale projects such as the Channel Tunnel, the Stade de France, the First Tower and the Ginko eco-neighborhood in Bordeaux.
  • Media, with the TF1 group of channels that include TF1 (the most watched in France), LCI, TMC and Série Club.
  • Telecommunications: with Bouygues Télécom in fixed and mobile telephone networks, television and Internet access. Bouygues has nearly 12 million customers.

The group also has holdings in companies such as Alstom, FlyingWhales and Alpiq.

The company operates over 81 countries on five continents and employs nearly 130,000 people.

Bouygues shareholders

The main shareholders of the Bouygues group include:

  • The Bouygues family, which holds 21.2% of the capital
  • AmundiAsset Management SA, which holds 12.5%
  • Employees of Bouygues SA with 6.73% 
  • Norges Bank Investment Management, with 2.19%.
  • DNCA Finance SA, with 2.17%
  • The Vanguard Group with 1.39%
  • SchroderInvestment Management with 1.18%.
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management France SAS with 1.05%.
  • Eleva Capital with 0.93%.

Bouygues partners

Bouygues has initiated partnerships in order to consolidate its place in several different sectors. The include Alstom, SFR, Fnac-Darty, CellNex, and Lagardère. 

Bouygues competitors

Bouygues has direct competitors in several sectors. These include:

  • Large construction, public works, infrastructure and concessions companies, such as Vinci and Eiffage
  • Large international companies specializing in telecommunications such as SFR, Orange and Free
  • Large media, communication and entertainment groups such as Vivendi and M6.

Bouygues Group sales

Bouygues’ sales declined by 08.5% as a result of the global health crisis. Bouygues achieved revenue of 34,694 million euros in 2020, compared to 37,929 million in 2019, with a net income group share of 696 million euros for the year 2020.

Bouygues sales can be broken down by product family as follows:

  • 78 % by construction and public works activities
  • 15.9 % by telecommunications
  • 06 % by media
  • 0.1 % by other activities.

The geographical breakdown of Bouygues sales is as follows: France (59.1 %), Europe (17.7 %), North America (11.1 %), Asia-Pacific (8 %), Africa (2.8 %), Central and South America (0.9 %) and Middle East (0.4 %

Bouygues stock market data

Bouygues was listed on the stock exchange in 1970. Bouygues shares are included in the French CAC40 stock market index. It is listed in compartment A on Euronext Paris, in the heavy construction sector. The market capitalization of Bouygues is 13,166.68 million euros. The number of shares available is 380,759,842. 

Factors that may impact Bouygues share prices

Diversification of activities is a major asset for the company, which is among the market leaders for all its activities. This is reassuring for investors. 

The group's huge order book in the construction and public works sector worldwide makes Bouygues stock very attractive. This is reassuring as to the company’s long-term financial structure and influences share prices.

Health measures in various countries also impact share prices. The company has to adapt to these measures, especially in the building and construction sector in Europe, where it generates the majority of its sales. 

In the telecom sector, Bouygues Telecom is making strong progress on mobile compared to its competitors. Bouygues' performance on the transition to fixed broadband FttH may influence the share price.

In the media sector, it faces online competitors and other channels that pose a threat to the TF1 group. The share price can thus be influenced by the digitalization strategies and content diversification of the group's channels.