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Applus Services stock is one of the Spanish stocks you can buy or trade online today. But before you embark on this adventure, we advise you to make sure you have the necessary information to analyze it. This is what we propose you discover in this article with information on the precise activities of this group, its main competitors on the market and its recent strategic partnerships, as well as some advice on how to carry out your fundamental analysis of this stock.

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ISIN code: ES0105022000
Ticker: BME: APPS
Index or market: BME

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Elements to consider before selling or buying Applus shares

Analysis N°1

First of all, and with regard to the activities carried out by the group, it is necessary to closely follow the evolution and the economic health of the sectors of activity in which it operates and thus the sectors of activity of its main customers which will determine the demand and thus the possibilities of profitability.

Analysis N°2

It will also need to keep an eye on investments in research and development in order to implement new testing and evaluation solutions to differentiate itself from the competition.

Analysis N°3

Similarly, the certification needs of companies, closely linked to the regulations in force in the countries in which the Applus group operates, will be important elements in this analysis.

Analysis N°4

The group's main competitors should also be followed closely, as well as their market share, major news or financial results.

Analysis N°5

Finally, we will of course have to carefully monitor the signing of strategic contracts or partnerships by Applus, which may also influence its future profitability or market presence.

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General presentation of Applus

Of course, you also need to be familiar with Applus Services and its activities before trading this stock, so here is a detailed presentation of this company.

The Applus Services SA group is a Spanish company specializing in business services. More specifically, the group offers inspection, testing and quality assurance services. It is also possible to divide the group's activities into five business areas with :

  • Applus+ RTD which provides non-destructive testing services mainly to the oil industry.
  • Applus+ Velosi Norcontrol which provides technical assistance, supervision, inspection, quality control testing, certification and consultancy services to industrial, electrical and telecommunications installations.
  • Applus+ Laboratories which specializes in laboratory testing, systems certification and product development services in the aerospace, industrial and consumer goods sectors.
  • Applus+ Automotive, which specializes in vehicle inspection services.
  • Applus+ IDIADA which provides design, engineering, testing and certification services primarily for automotive manufacturers.

The group has operations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and employs 23,387 people.

The major competitors of Applus

In addition to knowing the Applus company well, it is essential to know its main competitors on the market:

Exova Group Plc

This company specializes in laboratory testing and operates primarily in the testing sector of the inspection and test certification industry. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange until 2017 when it was acquired by the EMT Group.


Another competitor to watch is the Geneva-based multinational SGS, which offers control, verification, analysis and certification services in relation to the marketing and transportation of goods or the training of people. It is the world leader in this sector with 89,000 employees and more than 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide.

Bureau Veritas

Finally, we must of course also take into account the French competitor Bureau Veritas, which specialises in testing, inspection and certification and covers the building and infrastructure, food and raw materials, marine and offshore, industrial, certification and consumer goods sectors. The group is present in nearly 140 countries and has a network of 1,500 agencies and laboratories with 78,000 employees.

The major partners of Applus

Finally, we take a look at the strategic allies of the Applus Services group with some recent examples of strategic partnerships put in place by this company.

Thiot Ingenierie

In 2014, the group partnered with Thiot Ingénierie in the marketing of a previously non-existent test service offering. Thanks to this partnership, aeronautical principals and equipment manufacturers can now turn to a single contact to carry out static fatigue or impact tests.

Congo Telecom

In 2019, Applus signed a strategic partnership with the telephone operator Congo Telecom to make it more competitive. The latter was indeed largely outdistanced by its competitors in the sector of innovative and personalized service offerings. Applus, through this strategic partnership, will offer to provide technological means and new services in order to boost the strategy that the telecom operator needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the main shareholders of the Applus Group?

The Applus Group is owned by several major shareholders including River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP with 5.05% of the shares, Norges Bank Investment Management with 4.12%, Southeastern Asset Management with 3.33%, Invesco Advisers with 3.17%, Harris Associates with 3.02%, Threadneedle Asset Management with 3.02%, DWS Investments with 2.98%, The Vanguard Group with 2.58%, Mawer Investment Management with 2.20% and DWS Investment with 2.15%.

How are Applus' revenues distributed geographically?

The Applus Services group operates internationally and it is interesting to see the geographical distribution of its revenues. It generates 22.7% of its turnover in Spain, 26.1% in the rest of Europe, 19.1% in the USA and Canada, 11.3% in Asia and the Pacific, 10.9% in Latin America and 9.8% in the Middle East and Africa. The remainder of its turnover is generated in the rest of the world.

Will the Applus share price go up or down?

To find out whether the Applus share price is likely to rise or fall in the coming months or years, it is of course essential to carry out real-time analysis, including technical analysis based on the study of chart indicators and fundamental analysis based on external data and events likely to influence the stock.

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