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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 and Fredhopper technologies together with associated consultancy and services.

The company's role in the world is to help companies ensure that their message (and hence their brand) is delivered consistently across the world in any language. SDL also helps companies to accelerate the time it takes them to deliver new product to market by ensuring that all content is delivered efficiently, at low cost and with high quality into any required languages.

TypePublic
Founded1992
HQMaidenhead, GB
Websitesdl.com
Employee Ratings3

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)3,700
Job Openings215
Revenue (FY, 2018)£323.3 M(+13%)
Share Price (Oct 2017)£5.4

Key People/Management at SDL

Adolfo Hernandez

Adolfo Hernandez

CEO
Xenia Walters

Xenia Walters

CFO
Peggy Chen

Peggy Chen

Chief Marketing Officer
Betsy Fallon

Betsy Fallon

EVP Global Client Services and Professional Services
Massimo Ghislandi

Massimo Ghislandi

EVP Translation Productivity
Thomas Labarthe

Thomas Labarthe

Chief Revenue Officer
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SDL Office Locations

SDL has offices in Maidenhead, Bristol, Sheffield, Wakefield and in 50 other locations
Maidenhead, GB (HQ)
Globe House Clivemont Road
São Paulo, BR
73 R. Barão do Triunfo
Montréal, CA
1200 1155 Rue Metcalfe
Stuttgart, DE
21 Waldburgstraße
Athens, US
Athens, GA, USA
Atlanta, US
Atlanta, GA, USA
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SDL Financials and Metrics

SDL Revenue

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SDL's revenue was reported to be £323.30 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

323.3m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

168.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

52.2%

Net income (FY, 2018)

14.8m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

26.6m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

18.9m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

439.5m

Closing stock price (31-Oct-2017)

5.4

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

19.8m
SDL's current market capitalization is £439.5 m.
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

260.4m266.9m289.9m287.7m323.3m

Revenue growth, %

(2%)2%9%(1%)

Cost of goods sold

112.9m116.9m131.5m138.6m154.5m

Gross profit

147.5m150.0m158.4m149.1m168.8m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

22.1m17.2m21.3m22.7m19.8m

Accounts Receivable

52.8m56.4m72.0m72.0m96.4m

Current Assets

93.8m93.4m110.3m108.0m136.6m

PP&E

7.4m6.3m5.3m9.6m9.1m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

6.6m(30.7m)(18.1m)28.5m14.8m

Cash From Operating Activities

18.3m6.2m12.1m600.0k36.0m

Dividends Paid

2.0m2.5m5.1m5.1m

Cash From Financing Activities

(11.3m)(6.7m)(6.7m)(3.9m)34.1m
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

87.4k

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
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SDL Operating Metrics

SDL's Customers was reported to be 225 k in FY, 2015.
FY, 2015

Countries

38

Customers

225 k
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SDL Revenue Breakdown

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SDL revenue breakdown by business segment: 56.1% from Language Services, 15.5% from Language Technology, 18.7% from Global Content Technologies and 9.7% from Non Core Businesses

SDL Online and Social Media Presence

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SDL News and Updates

Canada's Translation Bureau Selects SDL for Customized Linguistic Services Request Management System

MONTREAL, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL (LSE: SDL), a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, is pleased to announce that it will be providing a customized Linguistic Services Request Management System (LSRMS) to the Translation Bureau, a federal institution...

SDL plc: Final Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2018

MAIDENHEAD, England, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL plc ("SDL", "the Group" or "the Company"), a leader in global content management and language translation software and services, announces its audited results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2018. Financial Highlights £m...

SDL plc: Final Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2018

MAIDENHEAD, England, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL plc ("SDL", "the Group" or "the Company"), a leader in global content management and language translation software and services, announces its audited results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2018. Financial Highlights £m...

SDL Calls On Brands to Rethink Global Content Strategies as the Future of Content Becomes Autonomous

MAIDENHEAD, England, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL (LSE: SDL), a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, today calls on brands to rethink current content strategies, and prepare for a digital future where content supply chains are autonomous, machine-first and...

Ars Logica Names SDL Tridion Sites in Top Two Leading WCM Platforms

MAIDENHEAD, England, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL (LSE: SDL), a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, is pleased to announce that SDL Tridion Sites has been recognized by independent analyst firm Ars Logica among the leading two Web Content Management (WCM)...

Translation Management Software Market Overview, Segmentation & Competitive Landscape by Focusing On Top Key Vendors: Translation Exchange, Pairaphrase, Text United Software, BaccS, SDL International, Translate, Localizer and others in forecast to 2023

The Translation Management Software Market Report includes a comprehensive analysis of the present market. The report starts with the basic Market overview and then goes into each and every detail. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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SDL Blogs

Bringing Ideas to Life. Behind SDL’s Community

It’s no secret that companies need to evolve their brand if they want to stay ahead. The same applies to their products and solutions. At SDL we’re proud to have […] The post Bringing Ideas to Life. Behind SDL’s Community appeared first on The Digital Experience Blog by SDL.

Increasing efficiency with Automated Testing in SDL Tridion Sites

As anyone who works in digital design and build knows, even the best code can sometimes cause glitches. When we’re designing and building digital experiences, we (rightfully so) put the […] The post Increasing efficiency with Automated Testing in SDL Tridion Sites appeared first on The Digital Exper…

Connecting Content and People – SDL Connect 2018: Part Two #SDLConnect18

With a jam packed SDL Connect 2018, our part one post shared some of the discussion points from our keynote speakers from the morning of day one, providing a rundown […] The post Connecting Content and People – SDL Connect 2018: Part Two #SDLConnect18 appeared first on The Digital Experience Blog by…

Connecting Content and People – SDL Connect 2018: Part One / Day One: #SDLConnect18

This week we not only graced the content world with a number of key announcements on our new products and product updates, but we had the pleasure of hosting our […] The post Connecting Content and People – SDL Connect 2018: Part One / Day One: #SDLConnect18   appeared first on The Digital Experienc…

Why Machine Translation Matters in Digital Transformation

We live in an era where there is more information available to a digitally savvy human than has ever been possible in the history of mankind as we know it. […] The post Why Machine Translation Matters in Digital Transformation appeared first on The Digital Experience Blog by SDL.

Part 2: The Growing Momentum of Machine Translation in Life Sciences

My last post took a look at the emerging use and acceptance of machine translation (MT) in the Life Sciences industry. In the following piece, my colleague Matthias Heyn, VP of […] The post Part 2: The Growing Momentum of Machine Translation in Life Sciences appeared first on The Digital Experience …
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SDL Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SDL founded?

    SDL was founded in 1992.

  • Who are SDL key executives?

    SDL's key executives are Adolfo Hernandez, Xenia Walters and Peggy Chen.

  • How many employees does SDL have?

    SDL has 3,700 employees.

  • What is SDL revenue?

    Latest SDL annual revenue is £323.3 m.

  • What is SDL revenue per employee?

    Latest SDL revenue per employee is £87.4 k.

  • Who are SDL competitors?

    Competitors of SDL include LeadGenius, Voci Technologies and Crowdin.

  • Where is SDL headquarters?

    SDL headquarters is located at Globe House Clivemont Road, Maidenhead.

  • Where are SDL offices?

    SDL has offices in Maidenhead, Bristol, Sheffield, Wakefield and in 50 other locations.

  • How many offices does SDL have?

    SDL has 56 offices.