CGG Announces its 2020 Third Quarter Results

Solid Q3 Adjusted EBITDAs performance
Business activity gradually resuming

PARIS, France – November 5, 2020 – CGG (ISIN: FR0013181864), a world leader in Geoscience, announced today its 2020 third quarter unaudited results.

Commenting on these results, Sophie Zurquiyah, CGG CEO, said: “CGG markets stabilized in Q3 as large Independents and NOCs started to resume activity, mainly in their core areas.  We are on track with the implementation of the cost reduction plan resulting in increased Adjusted EBITDAs. Our high-end technology significantly improves our client’s understanding of the subsurface and provides important insights to the prioritization of their energy investments.  This, combined with our focus on mature basins and the technology vital for step-out exploration, development and production, provides CGG with a unique value proposition for our clients.  We have been able to maintain market share in our core businesses throughout the year, and I have been pleased with our progress towards developing offerings in adjacent fields, including structural health monitoring, CCUS, geothermal and environmental geosciences."

Q3 2020: stable Revenue and increased Adjusted EBITDAs quarter-on-quarter

  • IFRS figures: revenue at $178m, OPINC at $(43)m, Group net loss at $(93)m
  • Segment revenue at $199m, stable quarter-on-quarter
    • Geoscience: Resilient activity of large and dedicated imaging centers
    • Multi-client: Increased sales driven by higher after-sales  
    • Equipment: Lower land activity and delays in deliveries
  • Segment EBITDAs at $52m and Adjusted* Segment EBITDAs at $80m before $(28)m of non-recurring severance costs, up 6% quarter-on-quarter, a 40% margin 
  • Segment Operating Income at $(38)m and Adjusted* Segment Operating Income at $(4)m before $(34)m of non-recurring charges

*Adjusted indicators represent supplementary information adjusted for non-recurring charges triggered by economic downturn.

Q3 2020 Conference Call

  • An English language analysts conference call is scheduled the same day at 7:30 am (Paris time) 
  • To follow the conference call, please access the audio webcast:

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A replay of this conference call will be made available the day after for a period of 12 months via the webcast on the website.

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About CGG

CGG ( is a global geoscience technology leader. Employing around 4,000 people worldwide, CGG provides a comprehensive range of data, products, services and equipment that supports the discovery and responsible management of the Earth’s natural resources. CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0013181864).


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