Europes’ Geoscience giant, CGG announces full year 2020 & Q4 financial update

CGG ( is a global geoscience technology leader has announced that its Q4 2020 Segment revenue expected at $282 million. Again, it said its segment backlog as of January 1, 2021 is estimated at $421 million.

According to the company, its fourth quarter 2020 revenue update:

CGG anticipates Q4 2020 segment Group revenue at $282 million.

  • Geoscience segment revenue is expected to be around $75 million, sequentially down 3%.
  • Multi-Client segment sales are expected to be around $101 million, sequentially up 38%.
  • Equipment segment sales are expected to be around $106 million, sequentially up 115%.

Full year 2020 Segment revenue update

CGG anticipates full year 2020 segment revenue at around $954 million, down 32% year on year.

2020 Net cash flow and Net debt at the end of 2020

CGG anticipates negative Net Cash Flow around $(245) million mainly due to significant negative change in working capital (with December revenue expected to be around $160 million) and non-recurring cash costs related to CGG 2021 Plan and severance.

CGG anticipates year-end 2020 Net debt (before IFRS 16) to be around $849 million. The Group’s Liquidity is expected to be at around $385 million at the end of December 2020.

Segment backlog

Group Segment backlog as of January 1, 2021 stands at $421 million – its highest level since April 1, 2020.

Eidesvik puts its Shearwater shares to CGG and CGG accepts the offer from Rasmussengruppen to acquire Shearwater shares

On January 11, 2021, Eidesvik Offshore ASA decided to exercise its put option and sell to CGG all its Shearwater shares at a strike price of US$ 30 million. Through this transaction, CGG SA will acquire 1,987,284 Class A shares and increase its shareholding in Shearwater Geoservices Holding AS to 6.64% of the total outstanding shares and 6.72 % of the shares having voting rights.

On January 11, 2021, CGG accepted the binding offer from Rasmussengruppen to acquire all Shearwater shares held by CGG SA, including those to be owned as a result of Eidesvik exercising its put option. Through this transaction, CGG SA will sell a total of 3,945,532 Class A shares of Shearwater Geoservices Holding AS at fair market value for the total cash consideration of US$ 27.62 million. This transaction is expected to be completed not later than February 1, 2021 subject to customary closing conditions.

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