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SDL - SDL Share Price

710p 4.0  0.6%

Last Trade - 18/09/20

Mid Cap
Market Cap £648.3m
Enterprise Value £649.1m
Revenue £374.5m
Position in Universe 463rd / 1807
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1m +21.5%
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
260.4 240.4 264.7 285.7 323.3 376.3 362.3 386 +7.6%
+161.7 +5.3 +31.8 -4.9 -9.6 -6.72 +27.6
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 30 June 2020, SDL plc revenues decreased 1% to £180.7M. Net income increased 28% to £10.2M. Revenues reflect Language Services segment decrease of 2% to £125.9M, Asia Pacific segment decrease of 24% to £20.8M. Net income reflects Administration Expenses decrease of 9% to £54.2M (expense), Net Foreign Exchange Losses increase from £500K to £1.4M (income).
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Profile Summary

SDL plc specializes in language translation technology, services and content management. The Company operates through four segments: Language Services, which is engaged in the provision of a translation service for customer's multilingual content in multiple languages; Language Technology, which includes the sale of enterprise, desktop and statistical machine translation technologies together with associated consultancy and services; Global Content Technologies, which is content management and knowledge management technologies together with associated consultancy services, and Non-Core Businesses, which includes the sale of campaign management, social media monitoring and marketing analytic. The Company offers a range of services, including translation, post-editing, transcreation, interpretation, document localization, software localization, Website localization, multimedia localization and product testing.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim June 30th, 2020
Incorporated January 6, 1992
Public Since December 7, 1999
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 4,300
Sector Technology
Industry Software & IT Services
Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All Share Technology , FTSE All Share Software & Computer Services , FTSE Smallcap , FTSE Smallcap Ex Its , FTSE Techmark Focus , FTSE Techmark All Share , ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 91,308,420
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Frequently Asked Questions for SDL
What is the SDL share price?

As of 18/09/20, shares in SDL are trading at 710p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £648.3m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the SDL share price performed this year?

Shares in SDL are currently trading at 710p and the price has moved by 46.39% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the SDL price has moved by 75.09% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for SDL?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for SDL, there are there are currently 4 "buy" , 2 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for SDL is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will SDL next release its financial results?

SDL is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-06-30
What is the SDL dividend yield?

SDL does not currently pay a dividend.

Does SDL pay a dividend?

SDL does not currently pay a dividend.

When does SDL next pay dividends?

SDL does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy SDL shares?

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What is the market cap of SDL?

Shares in SDL are currently trading at 710p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £648.3m.

Where are SDL shares listed? Where are SDL shares listed?

Here are the trading details for SDL:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: SDL
What kind of share is SDL?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, SDL is currently classified as a High Flyer. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a SDL share price forecast 2020?

Shares in SDL are currently priced at 710p. At that level they are trading at 8.07% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 656.98.

Analysts covering SDL currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.23612 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the SDL share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like SDL. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 38.4%. At the current price of 710p, shares in SDL are trading at 31.11% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the SDL PE Ratio?

The SDL PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 26.53. The shares are currently trading at 710p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of SDL?

SDL's management team is headed by:

David Clayton - NEC
Mandy Gradden - NID
Glenn Collinson - NID
Adolfo Hernandez - CEO
Christopher Humphrey - NID
Xenia Walters - CFO
Peggy Chen - CMO
Azad Ootam - OTH
Thomas Labarthe - OTH
Roddy Temperley - CHO
Maria Schnell - VPR
Massimo Ghislandi - EVP
Betsy Fallon - EVP
Christophe Djaouani - SVP
Liz Young - DRC
Who are the major shareholders of SDL?

Here are the top five shareholders of SDL based on the size of their shareholding:

Schroder Investment Management Ltd. (SIM) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.05% (8.26m shares)
Aberforth Partners LLP Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 8.24% (7.52m shares)
RGM Capital, LLC Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.05% (7.35m shares)
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 5.72% (5.22m shares)
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.55% (5.06m shares)
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