General presentation of Alstom
Before you buy or sell Alstom shares, we offer you a little more information about the Alstom Group and its detailed activities. This information will help you to better understand how this company may evolve in the longer term.
The Alstom Group is a French company specialising in the railway infrastructure sector. More specifically, it is now one of the world's leading manufacturers of infrastructure for the railway sector.
To better understand the activities of the Alstom group, it is possible to divide them into different segments according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way:
- The rolling stock segment with trains, trams and locomotives generates the largest share of the company's sales with 48.1% of turnover.
- The next largest segment is signalling, information and control systems, which generate 18.1% of turnover.
- Railway services activities generate nearly 17.9% of the company's turnover and include maintenance, modernisation, spare parts management, technical support and assistance.
- Finally, the remaining 15.9% of turnover comes from railway infrastructure, including track-laying infrastructure, electrical power supply systems, electromechanical equipment or telecommunication and passenger information systems in stations, automatic ticket machines, escalator access, lifts for the disabled, automatic platform doors, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems.
It is also interesting to know the geographical distribution of the group's turnover, which currently generates 19% of its turnover in France, 38% in the rest of Europe, 16.6% in the Middle East and Africa, 15.6% in the Americas and 10.8% in Asia-Pacific.
Alstom's share price is currently listed on compartment A of the Euronext Paris market in France. Alstom is still part of the French national CAC 40 index.