Sophos Group is a security software and hardware company. The Company develops products for communication endpoint, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management. Sophos is primarily focused on providing security software to the mid-market and pragmatic enterprise from organizations. It also protects home users, through a free antivirus software (Sophos Home) intended to demonstrate product functionality.

Type
Public
Parent Company
Apax Partners
HQ
Milton, GB
Founded
1985
Size (employees)
3,080 (est)+3%
Website
sophos.com
Sophos was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Milton, GB
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Key People/Management at Sophos

Kris Hagerman

Kris Hagerman

Chief Executive Officer
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Senior Vice President, Global Technical Services
Nick Bray

Nick Bray

Chief Financial Officer
Matt Fairbanks

Matt Fairbanks

Chief Marketing Officer
Eleanor Lacey

Eleanor Lacey

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Joe Levy

Joe Levy

Chief Technology Officer
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Sophos Office Locations

Sophos has offices in Vancouver, Ottawa, Washington, St. Louis and in 22 other locations
Milton, GB (HQ)
Abingdon Science Park
North Sydney, AU
11 1 Elizabeth Plaza
Spring Hill, AU
102 67 St Pauls Terrace
Ottawa, CA
800 251 Laurier Ave W
Vancouver, CA
1400 777 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver, CA
580 Granville St
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Sophos Financials and Metrics

Sophos Financials

Sophos's revenue was reported to be £197.31 m in FY, 2017 which is a 10.8% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (H1, 2018)

298.1 m

Gross profit (H1, 2018)

232.3 m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2018), %

77.9%

Net income (H1, 2018)

(38.8 m)

EBIT (H1, 2018)

(23.8 m)

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

2.9 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

6.2

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

81.1 m

EV

3.1 b
Sophos's current market capitalization is £2.9 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

74.1 m84.1 m143.2 m171.2 m197.8 m119.4 m114 m128.2 m139.3 m144.7 m197.3 m

Revenue growth, %

248%7%11%

Cost of goods sold

695 k10.4 m17.1 m31 m25.4 m15.3 m14.1 m18 m27.1 m32.8 m52 m

Gross profit

73.4 m73.7 m126 m140.3 m172.4 m104 m99.9 m110.2 m112.3 m111.9 m145.3 m
Half Year
USDH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Revenue

234.2 m256.9 m298.1 m

Cost of goods sold

50.5 m58.4 m65.8 m

Gross profit

183.7 m198.5 m232.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

78%77%78%
Annual
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

45.8 m70.1 m53.3 m62.7 m52.6 m14.5 m5.7 m11 m18.8 m17.4 m14.7 m

Accounts Receivable

16.5 m21.8 m38.6 m42.5 m50.5 m12.8 m10.8 m11.8 m14.7 m19.7 m21.9 m

Inventories

320 k137 k2.2 m2 m1.5 m170 k169 k32 k75 k8.4 m6.9 m

Current Assets

79.2 m94.5 m97.5 m113.1 m134.5 m56.6 m35.1 m96.1 m100 m147.3 m188 m
Half Year
USDH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Cash

68.2 m90 m81.1 m

Accounts Receivable

95.3 m99.9 m122.4 m

Inventories

12.9 m19.5 m21.3 m

Current Assets

176.4 m209.4 m234.2 m
Annual
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(4 m)(3.3 m)(10.4 m)(18.5 m)11.7 m27.5 m17.3 m73.8 m(7.9 m)(23.9 m)(42.8 m)

Inventories

(8.1 m)(6.7 m)1.1 m

Accounts Payable

27 m(10.9 m)37.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

15.3 m21.4 m28.4 m37.3 m50.2 m59.9 m21.3 m118.5 m
Half Year
USDH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Net Income

(47.1 m)(34.1 m)(38.8 m)

Inventories

(300 k)(1.9 m)(4.3 m)

Accounts Payable

(17.8 m)(3.2 m)4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

4.6 m63.3 m80.7 m
USDY, 2017

EV/EBIT

-129.9 x

EV/CFO

38.3 x

Revenue/Employee

95.5 k

Debt/Equity

2.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

10.8 x
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Sophos Operating Metrics

Sophos's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 280 k in Q3, 2018. Sophos's Users was reported to be 100 k in Q3, 2018.
H1, 2016FY, 2016H1, 2017FY, 2017H1, 2018Nov, 2017Q3, 2018

Enterprise Customers

200 k220 k240 k260 k280 k280 k

Channel Partners

15 k20 k26 k30 k34 k

Billings

$242 m$535 m$279.80 m$632.10 m$341.50 m$194.80 m

Users

100 m100 m100 m100 m100 k
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Sophos Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Invincea (136)February 09, 2017$100 m
Barricade IO November 01, 2016
Surfright December 14, 2015$31.80 m
Mojave Networks October 07, 2014
Cyberoam February 14, 2014
Astaro May 06, 2011
Utimaco GmbH July 27, 2008$314 m
ActiveState September 23, 2003
Barricade Security Systems Limited
Lux Finance Co.
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Sophos News and Updates

Report finds many IT managers are clueless when it comes to network traffic

A new report from security firm Sophos Group plc has found that information technology managers cannot identify nearly half of the traffic on their networks, representing a major risk to organizations and enterprises of all shapes and sizes. The Dirty Secrets of Network Firewalls report, based on a …

Network Traffic Blindness is IT’s “Dirty Secret”

Fuzzy vision and inadequate firewalls lead to lack of prioritisation of services and revenue for businesses, so what is the problem solver? The post Network Traffic Blindness is IT’s “Dirty Secret” appeared first on Computer Business Review.

Access Denied: The fight against cyber criminals

Cyber-attacks defy borders and jurisdictions and are recognised as a Tier One threat to national security by the UK government. As the world becomes more connected, the attacks are becoming stronger, more frequent and more sophisticated. Nearly half of UK businesses identified at least one cyber …

Demand for email security escalates consolidation of phishing awareness & training point solutions

Organisations must empower their employees with right tools and techniques to fight phishing at every phase of an attack.

Shares in cyber security firm Sophos have plunged

Shares in cyber security firm Sophos have plunged as much as 18 per cent as the markets opened in London on Thursday morning despite what analysts described as a "solid trading update". Billings for the third quarter grew 14 per cent on a constant currency basis and 20 per cent for the nine month…

Ransomware is ‘not a lightning strike’

A massive 77 per cent of respondents were running up to date endpoint protection when they were hit, proving that a new, innovative approach to cybersecurity must be established. The post Ransomware is ‘not a lightning strike’ appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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