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When it comes to investing in the stock market, there are some little-known stocks such as Bureau Veritas, which are nevertheless interesting to study. We will therefore explain in detail the activity of this company and provide you with indications as to the price and price analysis of the Bureau Veritas share from a technical analysis point of view.

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Information on Bureau Veritas shares
ISIN code: FR0006174348
Ticker: EPA: BVI
Index or market: Euronext Paris

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Elements to consider before selling or buying Bureau Veritas shares

Analysis N°1

The competition is of course an element to be analyzed closely when trading Bureau Veritas shares, as this stock is very reactive to the various statements made by its competitors, and in particular those made by SGS.

Analysis N°2

Bureau Veritas is one of those companies that communicates a lot about its strategic objectives. You can use this information to compare these objectives with the group's actual results in order to determine the group's growth capabilities and the level of investor confidence.

Analysis N°3

The development of Bureau Veritas' positioning in emerging markets such as China and India is also an interesting indicator to take into account.

Analysis N°4

Finally, we will keep an eye on Bureau Veritas' acquisitions of other companies, particularly in certain strategic geographic areas with high market potential. These investments may also enable Bureau Veritas to expand its portfolio of products and services.

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General presentation of Bureau Veritas

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The Bureau Veritas group is currently the world leader in conformity assessment and certification of quality, safety, health, environment and social responsibility. Its activities cover the fields of industry and infrastructure, as well as consumer goods, marine, government services and international trade.

With 1,330 offices worldwide, Bureau Veritas generates most of its profits in Europe and the Middle East.

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The major competitors of Bureau Veritas

The Bureau Veritas group is currently the world leader in the product inspection and certification market with 5% of the market. However, it also has to fight against some international competitors who are trying to take market share from it. To help you incorporate the news and results of these companies into your analysis of Bureau Veritas stock price, here is the list of its main competitors that you should watch:


(formerly Société Générale de Surveillance), which is a multinational company, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, offering services in the fields of control, verification, analysis and certification. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

The major partners of Bureau Veritas

Finally, here are the main recent partnerships set up by Bureau Veritas:

Dassault Systèmes

In 2016, Bureau Veritas and Dassault Systèmes, become partners to drive the digital transformation of marine and offshore companies.


Also in 2016, Bureau Veritas and Eurex became partners and formed a specialist team together to offer data verification services coordinated with the tax calendar and advice on the benefit/cost of a relevant CSR approach to large companies.

Other partnerships

In 2017, Bureau Veritas, Setec Bâtiment, Agence Coste Architectures and Bouygues Construction, created a partnership to develop new BIM processes. These offer an important innovation as they will allow technical controllers and SPS coordinators to give their opinions directly on digital works. Project managers will also be able to give their opinions on the work, still in digital form and therefore more directly.

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Positive factors for Bureau Veritas shares
The factors in favour of a rise in the Bureau Veritas share price:

Any good trader knows that before buying shares or taking a position on their price in the long term, it is necessary to look at the future prospects of the company that issues them. In the case of Bureau Veritas shares, it is therefore essential to know both the strengths and weaknesses of this group in order to know whether or not its shares will attract investors and therefore whether its price is likely to go down or up.

  • Firstly, the Bureau Veritas Group has a real advantage in terms of positioning itself in the competition and in the global market. The company is currently the international leader in the field of product inspection and certification.
  • We also appreciate the balance of Bureau Veritas' revenue distribution between the various business sectors. Thus, the group achieves 9% of its sales in marine and offshore, 17% in raw materials, 21% in industry and infrastructure, 14% in consumer goods, 13% in construction and the rest in government services and international trade.
  • It should also be noted here that the market in which the Bureau Veritas group operates has enjoyed interesting growth for several years.
  • Bureau Veritas is also likely to maintain its position and profitability due to several factors. Firstly, the arrival of new competition is unlikely because of the high barriers to entry. It also has an interesting capacity to impose a price increase, thus maintaining its profitability in all market conditions. Finally, Bureau Veritas generates no less than two-thirds of its revenues through multi-year contracts, which provides a certain recurrence of its revenues.
  • From the point of view of the Bureau Veritas group's international strategy, we can also highlight an interesting improvement in its positioning in emerging markets. Thus, Asia-Pacific now accounts for almost 29% of the group's revenue, Europe-Middle East-Africa for 44% and America for 27%. We can also appreciate the fact that Bureau Veritas benefits from a historical and therefore very strong positioning in China. Indeed, this country is the group's leading country in terms of on-site staff and the second in terms of revenue.
  • To finish with the strong points of this stock, we will underline here the interest of Bureau Veritas shares for the shareholders since the dividend is regularly revised upwards.
Negative factors for Bureau Veritas shares
The factors in favour of a drop in the Bureau Veritas share price:
  • First of all, the Bureau Veritas group's activities are highly sensitive to the global economic situation, which may affect its results in times of economic crisis. In addition, it is also particularly exposed to certain sectors of activity such as the oil and mining sector, which still accounts for almost a quarter of its revenues.
  • It is also regrettable that the share of France in the group's revenues is somewhat low, despite the fact that the group has historically been based there. Bureau Veritas only generates 18% of its revenue in this country, which is still a small share.
  • Finally, and still with regard to the group's activities and their limits, we note that the group has a greater presence in cyclical sectors of activity such as the marine, construction or consumer goods sectors, whereas some of its competitors such as SGS and Intertek are less exposed to them.
  • Although this company's weaknesses are far fewer than its strengths, it is important to take them into account when setting up your strategies in order to better anticipate the long-term upside or downside of this stock.
The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions or a solicitation to buy or sell an asset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the majority shareholder of Bureau Veritas?

Currently, the French investment company Wendell is the majority shareholder of Bureau Veritas. This company is controlled by the Wendell family. The Wendell group currently owns 35.57% of the shares in Bureau Veritas and thus holds the majority of the voting rights in this company, including IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal, Cromology, Stahl and Tsebo.

What are the different stock market indices on which Bureau Veritas shares are listed?

The Bureau Veritas Group share is currently listed on compartment A of the Euronext Paris market. However, this stock is of course included in several stock market indices, with the main index being the CAC All Shares. As for the secondary indices, the stock is included in the CAC All Tradable, the CAC Large 60, the CAC Next 20, Euronext 100, Euronext CDP Environnement France EW, Euronext CDP Environnement France Ex Oil, SBF 120 and Stoxx France 50.

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