THE VCOMV CAC 40 SURVEY:

FIRST RATE TAILOR-MADE METHODOLOGY PROFILED TO EACH

• interviewed journalist;
• company under observation

180 JOURNALISTS PRIVATELY AND ANONYMOUSLY INTERVIEWED

• All types of media: financial news agencies, TV and radio networks, daily press, news magazines and wealth management publications;
• All types of publications: daily or weekly press;
• All hierarchy levels: managing editors, news editors, columnists and section editors.

A CLOSE LOOK AT 52 COMPANIES

An extended CAC 40 with 12 additional companies selected according to three key criteria:
modernity, market capitalization and benchmark with other similar CAC 40 companies.

THE CAC 40 COMPANIES (Source: March 2019)

ACCOR
AIR LIQUIDE
AIRBUS
ARCELORMITTAL
ATOS
AXA
BNP PARIBAS
BOUYGUES
CAPGEMINI
CARREFOUR
CREDIT AGRICOLE
DANONE
DASSAULT SYSTEMES
ENGIE

ESSILORLUXOTTICA
HERMES
KERING
LVMH
LEGRAND
L’OREAL
MICHELIN
ORANGE
PERNOD RICARD
PEUGEOT
PUBLICIS GROUPE
RENAULT
SAFRAN

SAINT-GOBAIN
SANOFI
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SOCIETE GENERALE
SODEXO
STMICROELECTRONICS
TECHNIPFMC
TOTAL
UNIBAIL-RODAMCO
VALEO
VEOLIA
VINCI
VIVENDI

THE 12 EXTRA COMPANIES IN THE 2019 SURVEY

ALSTOM
ARKEMA
CASINO
EDENRED

EDF
FNAC DARTY
ILIAD
NATIXIS

SAUR
SFR
SUEZ
THALES

METHODOLOGY

Interviews :

• The interviews are conducted face to face;
• They last an average of 1.5 hrs to ensure that every slight nuance and difference of opinion is properly grasped. Censorship is banned but, of course, every journalist remains anonymous;
• The interviews are conducted from the beginning of September (current year) until the end of February (following year);
All aspects of the company are thoroughly scrutinized: the vision and the depth of management, governance, strategy, activities, geography, performance, corporate culture, innovation capacity, digitalization, corporate and stock-market image, etc.

THE LEADERS’ APPRAISAL CRITERIA

3 main criteria :

  • – 1 –
    Internal
    and external
    visibility
  • – 2 –
    Strategic vision
    and ability
    to deliver
  • – 3 –
    Crisis management
    (whenever the
    company is
    under stress)
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