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SDL is a company that specializes in language translation technology, services, and content management. It operates through three segments. The Language Services segment is engaged in the provision of a translation service for customer's multilingual content in multiple languages. The Language Technologies segment includes the sale of enterprise, desktop, and statistical machine translation technologies together with associated consultancy and services. The Content Technologies segment comprises content management and knowledge management technologies together with associated consultancy services.

TypePublic
Founded1992
HQMaidenhead, GB
Websitesdl.com
Employee Ratings3.8
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2020)4,300
Job Openings267
Revenue (FY, 2019)£376.3 M(+17%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)£6.6
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at SDL

Thomas Labarthe

Thomas Labarthe

Chief Revenue Officer
Azad Ootam

Azad Ootam

Chief Transformation Officer
Roddy Temperley

Roddy Temperley

Chief HR Officer
Betsy Fallon

Betsy Fallon

EVP Global Client Services
Christophe Djaouani

Christophe Djaouani

EVP, Regulated Industries
Maria Schnell

Maria Schnell

Global SVP, Service Delivery
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SDL Office Locations

SDL has offices in Maidenhead, Bristol, London, Sheffield and in 52 other locations
Maidenhead, GB (HQ)
New Globe House, Vanwall Business Park, Vanwall Rd
Bristol, GB
5th Floor, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen St, St Philip's
London, GB
21 Mincing Ln, Billingsgate
Sheffield, GB
Derwent House, 150 Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre
Leuven, BE
Vital Decosterstraat 44
São Paulo, BR
73 R. Barão do Triunfo
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SDL Financials and Metrics

SDL Revenue

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SDL's revenue was reported to be £376.3 m in FY, 2019 which is a 16.4% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2019)

376.3m

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

16.4%

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

196.0m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

52.1%

Net income (FY, 2019)

19.6m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

29.7m

Market capitalization (4-Nov-2020)

610.8m

Closing stock price (4-Nov-2020)

6.6

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

26.3m

EV

616.5m
SDL's current market capitalization is £610.8 m.
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

287.7m323.3m376.3m

Revenue growth, %

(1%)12%16%

Cost of goods sold

138.6m154.5m180.3m

Gross profit

149.1m168.8m196.0m
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

22.7m19.8m26.3m

Accounts Receivable

61.2m80.0m80.3m

Prepaid Expenses

10.7m11.9m7.8m

Current Assets

108.0m136.6m134.3m
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

28.5m14.8m19.6m

Depreciation and Amortization

6.9m7.7m18.8m

Accounts Payable

(11.4m)18.8m(10.4m)

Cash From Operating Activities

600.0k36.0m40.7m
GBPFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

81.2k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

P/E Ratio

15.6
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SDL Operating Metrics

SDL's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 4.5 k in FY, 2019.
FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Countries

383939

Offices

545963

Enterprise Customers

1.5 k4.5 k4.5 k

Partners

300300
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SDL Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Alpnet UK Ltd
Alterian do Brazil Software e Servicos Ltda
Alterian Holdings In?
Alterian Holdings Ltd
Automated Language Processing Services Ltd
Bemoko Consulting Limited
Computype Ltd
Interlingua Group Ltd
Intrepid Consultants Ltd
LLC SDL Rus
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SDL Revenue Breakdown

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SDL revenue breakdown by business segment: 16.1% from Global Content Technologies, 14.2% from Language Technology and 69.7% from Language Services

SDL revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 24.4% from Asia Pacific, 32.5% from EMEA and 43.1% from Americas

SDL Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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SDL Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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SDL Online and Social Media Presence

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SDL Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    56/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    50/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    67/100

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SDL News and Updates

Sisense Empowers SDL With Data and Analytic Insight to Help Drive Global Business Expansion

Analytics Investment Continues to Pay Off, Providing Instant Customer Insights, Project Visibility, and Business Agility

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - SDL Holdings plc **AMENDMENT TD 14/10/20

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Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - SDL PLC

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Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - SDL plc

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Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - SDL plc - AMENDMENT

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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 Thomas Labarthe, Azad Ootam and Roddy Temperley.

  • How many employees does SDL have?

    SDL has 4,300 employees.

  • What is SDL revenue?

    Latest SDL annual revenue is £376.3 m.

  • What is SDL revenue per employee?

    Latest SDL revenue per employee is £87.5 k.

  • Who are SDL competitors?

    Competitors of SDL include Amplexor, Appen and Keywords Studios.

  • Where is SDL headquarters?

    SDL headquarters is located at New Globe House, Vanwall Business Park, Vanwall Rd, Maidenhead.

  • Where are SDL offices?

    SDL has offices in Maidenhead, Bristol, London, Sheffield and in 52 other locations.

  • How many offices does SDL have?

    SDL has 57 offices.