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Cap Gemini S.A. (SWOT Analysis) - July 2012

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“SWOT is an acronym for the internal Strengths and Weaknesses of a firm and the environmental Opportunities and Threats facing that firm. SWOT analysis is a widely used technique through which managers create a quick overview of a company’s strategic situation. The technique is based on the assumption that an effective strategy derives from a sound “fit” between a firm’s internal resources (strengths and weaknesses) and its external situation (opportunities and threats). A good fit maximizes a firm’s strengths and opportunities and minimizes its weaknesses and threats. Accurately applied, this simple assumption has powerful implications for the design of a successful strategy.”

Cap Gemini S.A.

Cap Gemini S.A. (Cap Gemini or "the group") is a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The group offers a range of integrated services across various sectors, including aerospace and defense; automotive; consumer products; distribution and transportation; energy, utilities and chemicals; financial services; high tech; industrial products; life sciences; manufacturing; public sector; retail; and telecom, and media and entertainment. Cap Gemini primarily operates in France, the UK and Ireland. It is headquartered in Paris, France and employs 119,707 people as of December 31, 2011.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

Location of Factor

TYPE OF FACTOR

Favorable

Unfavorable

Internal

Strengths

  • Strong partnerships and alliances
  • Diversified end markets and geographic reach
  • Increasing profits and margins

Weaknesses

  • Unfunded pension obligations

External

Opportunities

  • Expansion through strategic acquisitions
  • Positive outlook for cloud computing market
  • Increased focus on enterprise mobility solutions

Threats

  • Intense competition may negatively impact the margins and market share
  • Weak economic conditions could impact growth
  • Foreign currency risk
  • IT overhauls by clients could impact revenues
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