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.

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Maidenhead, GB
Size (employees)
3,580 (est)+3%
SDL was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Maidenhead, GB
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SDL Office Locations

SDL has offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Plano and in 49 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
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SDL Financials and Metrics

SDL Financials

SDL's revenue was reported to be £287.70 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

287.7 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

149.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

28.5 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

16.2 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

9.3 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

439.5 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

22.7 m
SDL's current market capitalization is £439.5 m.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


117.4 m158.8 m171.9 m203.5 m229 m269.3 m266.1 m260.4 m266.9 m289.9 m287.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

54.5 m71.9 m76.4 m87.6 m95.4 m117.7 m120.1 m112.9 m116.9 m131.5 m138.6 m

Gross profit

62.9 m86.9 m95.5 m115.9 m133.6 m151.6 m146 m147.5 m150 m158.4 m149.1 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


21.5 m31.2 m46.2 m46.6 m70.4 m28.5 m18.2 m22.1 m17.2 m21.3 m22.7 m

Accounts Receivable

25.8 m35.1 m30.5 m42.6 m40.9 m50.4 m53 m52.8 m56.4 m72 m72 m

Current Assets

55.2 m76.3 m86.6 m98.8 m123.2 m94.5 m89.1 m93.8 m93.4 m110.3 m108 m


3.2 m4.5 m5 m6.3 m6.4 m8.8 m9.6 m7.4 m6.3 m5.3 m9.6 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

9.2 m14.5 m18 m22 m25.7 m20.9 m(27.9 m)6.6 m(30.7 m)(18.1 m)28.5 m

Cash From Operating Activities

16 m26.4 m30.1 m27.1 m32.6 m17.5 m5.5 m18.3 m6.2 m12.1 m600 k

Dividends Paid

4.3 m4.9 m2 m2.5 m5.1 m

Cash From Financing Activities

34.7 m(8 m)535 k1.3 m(3.9 m)14.9 m(7.8 m)(11.3 m)(6.7 m)(6.7 m)(3.9 m)
GBPY, 2017


81.2 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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SDL Operating Metrics

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




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

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SDL News and Updates

SDL Cracks Russian to English Neural Machine Translation

MAIDENHEAD, England, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL (LSE: SDL), a leader in global content management, translation and digital experience, today announced that its next-generation SDL Neural Machine Translation (NMT) 2.0 has mastered Russian to English translation, one of the...

Translation Software 2018 Global Market Key Players – SDL, MemoQ, Atril, LEC – Analysis and Forecast to 2025 Presents “Global Translation Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025” New Document to its Studies Database. The Report Contain 103 Pages With Detailed Analysis.. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Software company Attraqt has seen eye-popping revenues

Aim-listed Attraqt, a visual merchandising business which has worked on websites for business including Kate Spade, Screwfix and the Tate, has seen an eye-popping increase in revenues after making an attractive acquisition. Attraqt bought competitor Fredhopper earlier this year for £25m, from sof…
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