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Veolia is one of the most attractive stocks on the French CAC40. To find out more about the company, take a look at our comprehensive guide.

Veolia shares are of interest to many investors on the CAC40. As a green company, the group remains in a good position on the market. Here’s some information about Veolia that can enlighten you about the value of its stock.

Introduction to Veolia stock


The Veolia Group is the world leader in the optimized management of resources such as water and energy. Its main objective is the sustainable development of cities and industries. The company develops the access, preservation and renewal of these resources.

The company began in 1853, with the creation by Napoleon III of the Compagnie Générale des Eaux, which was the first water concession with the city of Lyon.

In the 1980s, the company expanded rapidly and diversified its activities in several areas such as energy, waste management, construction, transportation, telecommunications and media.

CGE became Vivendi in 1998, with environment and communications as its two main segments.

In 2003, Vivendi refocused on water and public services and became Veolia Environnement, later becoming Veolia in 2012.

In 2018, Veolia sold its entire stake in Transdev to Rethman.

In 2019, Veolia and EDF created Graphitec together.

In April 2021, Veolia announced an agreement to acquire Suez.

The company's activities are grouped into three distinct business lines:

  • Water-related services: Veolia is the world leader in providing drinking water, water treatment and wastewater services.
  • The provision of cleaning services: the company is also the world leader in providing various services such as maintenance of public spaces, cleaning and industrial maintenance, sorting, recycling and waste recovery.
  • The provision of energy services through the subsidiary Dalkia, which is number one in Europe, by providing various services such as the outsourced management of urban and industrial heating and air conditioning networks.

 The Veolia group is present on five continents, with nearly 179,000 employees.

Veolia Group shareholders

Veolia’s shareholder base is composed as follows:

  • Caisse des Dépôts: 6.5%
  • BlackRock: 5.6%
  • Employee shareholders: 3.9%
  • Crédit Agricole 3.7%
  • Norges: 3.5%
  • Natixis 2.9%
  • Vanguard 2.8%
  • State Street: 2.3%
  •  Auto detention: 2.2%
  •  Individual shareholders 10.3%
  • Other institutional shareholders: 56.3%

Veolia partners

Veolia’s partners include companies such as IBM, Huawei, or EDF. Veolia has several partnerships with various cities and municipalities around the world, as well as with large industrial groups such as Danone, Unilever and Nestlé.

Veolia's competitors

To better understand Veolia's share performance, it is important to know which companies compete with it in the water, wastewater, energy and sanitation markets. 

As the group is present on five continents, it has many local competitors. But its main rivals in this sector are  SUEZ, Agbar, ENGIE, SAUR and RWE AG.

Veolia's revenue

Veolia's revenue has been significantly affected by the 2020 Covid-19 global health crisis. In 2020, the company's revenue was down 4.3% and is estimated at 26 billion euros compared to 27,200 billion in 2019. Net profit fell by 86% to 88,800 million euros in 2020.

Revenues by business line are broken down as follows:

  • 41.9% generated by water-related services
  • 37.2% generated by cleaning services 
  • 20.9% generated by energy services.

The geographical breakdown of revenues is as follows:

  • 30.2% in France
  • 08.1% in the UK
  • 07.3% in Germany
  • 06.3% in the United States
  • 04.4% in Poland
  • 04.2% in the Czech Republic
  • 03.9% in Australia
  • 03.5% in China
  • 03.0% in Italy
  • 02.7% in Morocco 
  • 02.3% in Japan
  • 24.1% in the rest of the world

Veolia stock market data

Veolia shares are listed in compartment A of the Euronext Paris stock exchange, in the Water sector. Veolia has a market capitalization of 13,886 million euros. The number of shares outstanding is 567,266,539. Veolia shares are eligible for PEA and SRD. 

Factors that may influence Veolia share prices

Investors expect the adaptation of Veolia's strategic program IMPACT 2023 with the global health crisis will influence the share price.

Changes in regulations concerning the emission and pollution reduction may have an impact on the group's overall revenues and thus on Veolia's share price.

The development of Veolia's plastic recycling activity may influence the share price. As large industrialists become increasingly aware of its importance, plastic recycling could positively impact turnover. 

The conversion of heating, municipal water and waste management networks to renewable energy sources will influence Veolia's share price. The group plans to make major investments in this area.

A large part of Veolia's revenue is generated in the rest of the world, and economic trends in several emerging countries where the group operates may influence the share price.