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Appen provides data used for the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence products. Data types include speech and natural language data, image and video data, text and alphanumeric data and relevance data to improve search and social media engines. Its customers use machine learning for a variety of use cases including automatic speech recognition (ASR), and computer vision.

TypePublic
Founded1996
HQChatswood, AU
Websiteappen.com
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureF

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)781(+53%)
Job Openings65
Revenue (FY, 2019)$535.5 M(+48%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$12.8(+4%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Appen

Mark Brayan

Mark Brayan

CEO
Kevin Levine

Kevin Levine

CFO
Wilson Pang

Wilson Pang

CTO
Daren Jackson

Daren Jackson

SVP, Innovation
Kerri Reynolds

Kerri Reynolds

SVP, Crowd Sourcing Operations & HR
Jon Kondo

Jon Kondo

SVP, Sales and Marketing
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Appen Office Locations

Appen has offices in Chatswood, Farmington Hills, Kirkland, Pleasanton and in 5 other locations
Chatswood, AU (HQ)
Level 6/9 Help St
Davao City, PH
Beside Davao City High School, F. Torres St, Poblacion District
Imus, PH
Suntech iPark, Lancaster New City, Advincula Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI, US
27280 Haggerty Rd suite c - 8
Kirkland, WA, US
12131 113th Ave NE #100Kirkland
Pleasanton, CA, US
Patelco Corporate Center, 5050 Hopyard Rd #425
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Appen Financials and Metrics

Appen Revenue

Appen's revenue was reported to be $535.5 m in FY, 2019 which is a 47% increase from the previous period.
AUD

Revenue (H1, 2020)

306.2m

Net income (H1, 2020)

28.9m

EBITDA (H1, 2020)

50.9m

Market capitalization (16-Jul-2021)

1.6b

Closing stock price (16-Jul-2021)

12.8

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

126.0m

EV

1.5b
Appen's current market capitalization is $1.6 b.
Annual
AUDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

166.6m364.3m535.5m

Revenue growth, %

119%47%

Operating expense total

147.2m305.1m476.8m

Depreciation and amortization

1.9m8.9m25.9m
Half Year
AUDH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

152.8m245.1m306.2m

EBITDA

23.9m35.3m50.9m

EBITDA margin, %

16%14%17%

Net Income

17.8m29.6m28.9m
Annual
AUDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

24.0m40.0m75.3m

Accounts Receivable

30.9m59.4m114.7m

Prepaid Expenses

1.1m2.9m2.8m

Current Assets

68.2m114.3m202.6m
Half Year
AUDH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash

23.6m70.8m126.0m

Current Assets

80.5m169.5m222.6m

Goodwill

67.8m367.2m294.4m

Total Assets

201.6m604.2m661.8m
Annual
AUDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

13.4m49.4m44.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.9m8.9m25.9m

Accounts Payable

(773.0k)12.2m4.8m

Cash From Operating Activities

13.4m46.8m67.3m
Half Year
AUDH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Net Income

17.8m29.6m28.9m

Cash From Operating Activities

14.5m31.8m71.6m

Cash From Investing Activities

(5.8m)(242.7m)(50.7m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(10.0m)241.8m30.1m
AUDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

445.4k

Debt/Equity

0.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Appen Operating Metrics

FY, 2017H1, 2018FY, 2018H1, 2019FY, 2019H1, 2020

Countries

130130130130130

Active Contractors

1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m

Languages

180180180180180180

Offices

9
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Appen Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Figure Eight Technologies IncApril 02, 2019$274.92 m
Leapforce IncDecember 07, 2017
RaterLabs IncDecember 07, 2017
Mendip Media Group LimitedOctober 04, 2016
Appen Butler Hill Inc
Appen Butler Hill Pty Limited
Appen (Europe) Limited
Appen Financial Services Pty Ltd
Appen (Hong Kong) Limited
Appen Technology (WuXi) Co Ltd
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Appen Revenue Breakdown

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Appen revenue breakdown by business segment: 87.4% from Content Relevance, 12.6% from Language Resources and 0.0% from Other

Appen revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 11.1% from Australia, 87.5% from US and 1.4% from Other

Appen Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

77/100

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Appen Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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Appen Online and Social Media Presence

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Appen Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    F

    35/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    27/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    59/100

  • Diversity

    F

    35/100

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Appen News and Updates

Global Language Services Markets Report 2020-2024 with Profiles of Leading Players - Appen, Keywords Studios, LanguageLine Solutions, Lionbridge Technologies, RWS, & TransPerfect

Dublin, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Language Services Market (Translation, Interpretation & Speech Recognition): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2020-2024)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Appen anuncia un código de ética del equipo para construir una mejor IA

La iniciativa promueve la remuneración justa, la inclusión y el bienestar de los contratistas en todo el mundo; Appen se une a la coalición Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) SÍDNEY, 24 de octubre de 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Appen Limited, el proveedor líder de conjuntos de datos de alta...

Appen annonce un code éthique encadrant ses collaborateurs externes pour construire une meilleure intelligence artificielle

L'initiative promeut l'équité salariale, l'inclusion et le bien-être de ses collaborateurs externes dans le monde entier ; Appen rejoint la Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) SYDNEY, 24 octobre 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Appen Limited, principal fournisseur des ensembles de données de...

Appen Blogs

What is AutoML?

Automated Machine Learning Uses and Approaches Explained As organizations seek to use machine learning in more diverse use cases, the amount of pre and post data processing and optimization scales exponentially. The difficulty to hire enough people to do all the tasks associated with advanced machin…

State of AI 2021: Report Now Available

What You Need to Know About the Seventh Annual Industry Report In our seventh edition of the State of AI and Machine Learning Report, we continue to evaluate an industry that is changing rapidly year-over-year. Our goal with the report is to provide a current picture of the trends, priorities, and c…

Types of Errors We See with Training Data: How to Recognize and Avoid Common Data Error

It’s helpful to contrast AI development with traditional software development. In traditional software, you write code that’s deterministic (i.e., every time you run it with the same inputs, you’ll receive the same outputs). But with AI development, it’s not the code that’s most important, it’s the …

Responsible AI Across the Value Chain: Ethical Approaches to AI from Data to Deployment—and Beyond

It can’t be stated enough: it’s the responsibility of every organization creating artificial intelligence (AI) to do so ethically. Responsible, or ethical, AI is AI that’s unbiased, equitable, and improves the quality of life of everyone it touches. In practice, it requires AI practitioners to apply…

What is Training Data?

Machine Learning algorithms learn from data. They find relationships, develop understanding, make decisions, and evaluate their confidence from the training data they’re given. And the better the training data is, the better the model performs. In fact, the quality and quantity of your machine learn…

Five AI Market Trends for 2021: Shifting Approaches to Data, Use Cases, and More

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve at a rapid pace as companies learn and grow from their challenges and successes. More and more, companies are aligning on the foundational role that data plays in AI implementation. As a consequence, there are numerous exciting trends eme…
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Appen Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Appen founded?

    Appen was founded in 1996.

  • Who are Appen key executives?

    Appen's key executives are Mark Brayan, Kevin Levine and Wilson Pang.

  • How many employees does Appen have?

    Appen has 781 employees.

  • What is Appen revenue?

    Latest Appen annual revenue is $535.5 m.

  • What is Appen revenue per employee?

    Latest Appen revenue per employee is $685.7 k.

  • Who are Appen competitors?

    Competitors of Appen include iMerit, CloudFactory and SDL.

  • Where is Appen headquarters?

    Appen headquarters is located at Level 6/9 Help St, Chatswood.

  • Where are Appen offices?

    Appen has offices in Chatswood, Farmington Hills, Kirkland, Pleasanton and in 5 other locations.

  • How many offices does Appen have?

    Appen has 12 offices.