On behalf of all the employees of the 2CRSI Group, it is with great enthusiasm and pride that I thank you for your support and your confidence in our IPO.
Created with my brother in Strasbourg, 2CRSI has become a group at the heart of the data revolution. Now active in 25 countries, we have enjoyed profitable growth. Over the past two years revenue has been multiplied by 3.6, to reach €31m in 2017, with an EBITDA margin of 7.3%.
In the age of the Cloud, Big Data, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, our very high-performance computer servers, designed and built in France, assist some of the biggest names (such as Free, OVH, Blade, Caltech and CGG) to provide them with the processing power that is essential for their growth.
Our success has been driven by the innovation of our teams, both in Europe and in Silicon Valley. Everywhere our customers appreciate our very high-performance solutions, which combine processing power, speed and energy efficiency. Our latest generation of servers use 23% less electricity than equivalent traditional systems, a major advantage given that electricity consumption accounts for around 40% of a server operating costs.
Our aim is to become a leading French technology company by giving ourselves the resources, thanks to our IPO, to accelerate our international growth, strengthen our technological lead and complete targeted acquisitions.
We have already set concrete targets, which are a mark of our confidence in our growth and our strategy:
> From 2018: minimum revenue of €75m and minimum EBITDA margin of 8%;
> In 2020: revenue of around €200m and minimum EBITDA margin of 10%.
As you will have understood, 2CRSI is a technology company unique in France and this IPO represents a remarkable springboard.
In the name of everyone at 2CRSI, I thank you for your interest.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 2CRSI