SDL (SDL)

Sector:

IT Services

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

530.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -4.00p
  • 52 Week High: 596.00
  • 52 Week Low: 441.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 90.71m
  • Volume: 6,867
  • Market Cap: £480.78m
  • RiskGrade: 200
  • Beta: 0.28

SDL earnings to come in above analysts' expectations

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Monday 21 Jan 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - In a brief trading update on Monday, software and professional services company SDL said all parts of its business had performed well in the year to the end of December 2018.
The group said it expects revenues for the year to come in at between £323m and £325m, while adjusted earnings before interest, tax and amortisation should be in line with expectations at no less than £28.5m, up from £22m the year before.

Net cash at 31 December after the $77m acquisition of Donnelley Language Solutions and equity fundraising of £36.2m was £14.4m versus £22.7m in 2017.

Chief executive officer Adolfo Hernandez said: "We are very pleased with the financial and strategic progress made in 2018, which has included the roll-out of our business automation platform, investment in our technology platforms and the acquisition of Donnelley Language Solutions, which was completed in July.

"We look forward to driving further strategic progress, profit growth and shareholder value in 2019."

Peel Hunt said the EBITA expectations are marginally ahead of its forecast for £27.6m, while net cash is ahead of its estimates due to strong cash collection towards the end of the year.

"Both dividends and bonuses are paid in the first half, and we therefore expect a normalisation in cash throughout the year," it said.

Meanwhile, Numis said the update was "positive". It has pencilled in £322m in revenues and adjusted EBITA of £27.6m. The broker said SDL's cash performance looked particularly strong versus its forecast of £1.1m.

At 1350 GMT, the shares were up 3.4% to 537.40p.

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SDL Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 530.00p
Change Today -4.00p
% Change -0.75 %
52 Week High 596.00
52 Week Low 441.00
Volume 6,867
Shares Issued 90.71m
Market Cap £480.78m
Beta 0.28
RiskGrade 200

SDL Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
82.48% below the market average82.48% below the market average82.48% below the market average82.48% below the market average82.48% below the market average
2.04% below the sector average2.04% below the sector average2.04% below the sector average2.04% below the sector average2.04% below the sector average
Price Trend
51.41% above the market average51.41% above the market average51.41% above the market average51.41% above the market average51.41% above the market average
50.48% above the sector average50.48% above the sector average50.48% above the sector average50.48% above the sector average50.48% above the sector average
Income
82.18% below the market average82.18% below the market average82.18% below the market average82.18% below the market average82.18% below the market average
7.69% below the sector average7.69% below the sector average7.69% below the sector average7.69% below the sector average7.69% below the sector average
Growth
26.28% above the market average26.28% above the market average26.28% above the market average26.28% above the market average26.28% above the market average
0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 6
Buy 0
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 7
strong_buy
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SDL Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Final
Ex-Div 25-Apr-19 10-May-18
Paid 10-Jun-19 08-Jun-18
Amount 7.00p 6.20p

Trades for 13-Nov-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
12:02 53 @ 530.00p
11:13 136 @ 544.00p
10:56 3,500 @ 544.00p
10:55 151 @ 542.00p
10:55 4 @ 542.00p

SDL Key Personnel

CEO Adolfo Hernandez

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