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.

Company Growth (employees)
Maidenhead, GB
Size (employees)
3,504 (est)
SDL was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Maidenhead, GB

SDL Office Locations

SDL has offices in Maidenhead, Stuttgart, Navi Mumbai, Meguro and in 53 other locations
Maidenhead, GB (HQ)
Globe House Clivemont Road
Montréal, CA
1200 1155 Rue Metcalfe
São Paulo, BR
73 R. Barão Do Triunfo
Stuttgart, DE
21 Waldburgstraße
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SDL Data and Metrics

SDL Financial Metrics

SDL's revenue was reported to be £272.4 m in FY, 2015 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

272.4 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

155.5 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

(30.7 m)

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

539.1 m

Closing share price (21-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

17.2 m
SDL's current market capitalization is £539.1 m.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


266.1 m265.9 m272.4 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

120.1 m112.9 m116.9 m

Gross profit

146 m153 m155.5 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

170 m137.8 m175.1 m

Pre tax profit

(24.4 m)9.4 m(25.2 m)

Net Income

(27.9 m)6.6 m(30.7 m)
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


18.2 m22.1 m17.2 m

Accounts Receivable

53 m52.8 m56.4 m

Current Assets

89.1 m93.8 m93.4 m


14.9 m14.4 m13.9 m


209 m202.6 m163.1 m

Total Assets

313 m310.8 m270.4 m

Accounts Payable

6.3 m7.1 m6.1 m

Current Liabilities

107 m102.5 m94 m

Total Liabilities

116.5 m108.7 m103.5 m

Retained Earnings

(32.8 m)6.6 m(32.7 m)

Total Equity

196.5 m202.1 m166.9 m

Financial Leverage

1.6 x1.5 x1.6 x
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

5.5 m18.3 m6.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(7.8 m)(11.3 m)(6.7 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(3.5 m)(2.8 m)(5.5 m)
GBPY, 2015


80.7 k

Financial Leverage

1.6 x

SDL Operating Metrics

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




225 k

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