Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Sage Grp. LSE:SGE London Ordinary Share GB00B8C3BL03 ORD 1 4/77P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +4.50p +0.61% 736.50p 736.50p 737.00p 740.00p 733.50p 737.00p 349,170 10:56:48
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 1,435.5 275.8 18.1 40.7 7,950.43

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29/9/2016
09:20
Sage Group Daily Update: Sage Grp. is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SGE. The last closing price for Sage Group was 732p.
Sage Grp. has a 4 week average price of 732.85p and a 12 week average price of 712.99p.
The 1 year high share price is 747.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 501p.
There are currently 1,079,488,731 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,141,913 shares. The market capitalisation of Sage Grp. is £7,950,434,503.82.
17/8/2016
16:14
maddox: If you haven't spotted it there is a very nice piece of detailed fundamental analysis by Phil Oakley hxxp://www.sharescope.co.uk/philoakley_article113.jsp You cannot argue with the numbers but I also like to take a strategic analysis approach to understand the underlying drivers and competitive positioning. I think that there is still more to come, so I will add on any fall-back in the share price in the wake of any profit taking. Sometimes it pays to buy expensive.....Sage is a case in point. Regards, Maddox
15/8/2016
10:09
maddox: There is a saying within the cyber security community 'that there are those businesses that have been hacked - and those that don't know that they have been hacked!' These announcements are unfortunately becoming a fact of business life, and destined to increase as mandatory reporting becomes the legal requirement. Whilst, the news that Sage have suffered an internal breach of security is very disappointing it is unlikely this will cause a material cost to the business. Dido Harding CEO of TalkTalk was embarrassingly inept in handling the reporting their data breach incident last year - but long-term damage has been minimal and the share price recovered. It will be interesting to watch how well Sage respond and manage the PR. It is these, what I call, 'acid test' moments that provide a great insight into how good the management team of a business is. A serious challenge such as this, if well handled, can reinforce confidence that you can trust them with your personal investment in their business. Regards Maddox
15/7/2016
01:31
maddox: Another good day for Sage investors as it has closed at another high at 655.5p. A couple of interesting updates on the broker forecasts, JP Morgan Cazenove have re-iterated their 'Overweight' recommendation and upped their share price target to 700p from 670p. Whereas, Credit Suisse have also re-iterated once again their 'Underperform' recommendation. However, it is worth noting that their share price target has also been increased to 600p from 560p of only 4th July. A year ago their recommendation was also 'underperform' and share price target 420p - so they've managed to increase their target by a whacking 43%!! So they haven't done their advisory clients any favours - being consistently well behind the curve. Regards, Maddox
05/5/2016
23:08
maddox: First Half Results - the highlights: Operating performance ‒ Improved organic revenue growth to 6.2% (H1 2015: 5.0%), achieving double digit recurring revenue growth of 10.0% (H1 2015: 8.1%); ‒ Accelerated software subscription growth to 35.3% (H1 2015: 25.4%) in line with planned transition and corresponding decline in SSRS revenue of 6.3% (H1 2015: -2.0%); ‒ Customers embracing closer relationships with a 50% increase in subscription contracts to 842,000 (H1 2015: 561,000); ‒ Strong results in Europe, North America and Africa were balanced by a slower performance in Asia, which benefited from non-repeating revenues in the prior period. - An 8% increase of the interim dividend to 4.80p. - Underlying cash conversion of 111%. So the 22p drop in the share price is surprising and I presume in response to the fall in margins from 28.2% (full-year 2015) to 25.4%. However, this fall was flagged and due to an increase in marketing spend. The full-year target of 27% operating margin remains in place and the CEO and MD repeatedly stated that they are confident of hitting it and 6% revenue growth. So IMHO little to be concerned about, in fact there was much to be optimistic about in these results. The transformation of Sage appears to be working albeit it's too early to be evident in the top-line figures. Growth in new product sales (all priced on a SAAS model)look very encouraging but primarily customer conversions rather than new customer wins thus far. Also, this decisive transformation is causing some collateral damage with office closures and a shedding of staff in non-strategic areas. Seventy of the top one hundred staff have changed with thirty new recruits to execute the new strategy. So with Mr Market taking a different view to my own I'm tempted to pick up a few more. Regards, Maddox
02/12/2015
15:07
maddox: I've been trying to get some further insight into that early c.5% drop. It appears that there was some confusion caused by the statutory reporting of Operating Profit. Under the required IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) treatment Sage have had to net-off certain items such as £62m goodwill impairment relating to their acquired Brazilian operations. Looking at the statutory operating profit rather than the organic profit Sage's profit has fallen - hence the immediate share price reaction. The goodwill impairment is non-cash and in local currency terms Sage's revenue grew 8%; but due to Brazil's economic uncertainty and the value of the Real the economic value of their operations has been reduced (i.e. impaired in the jargon). Whilst I understand the rationale I'm not sure that taking these non-cash items through the P&L, as IFRS requires, is particularly helpful - as we've witnessed today. As I write the share price has recovered somewhat and is now 1.91% down at 565p. Regards, Maddox
09/9/2015
13:45
mike740: SGE SAGE GROUP Stock at an interesting point where the share price is looking to breakout from a downtrend channel .We have had Recent CEO big buy of stock in late august.The momentum appears to be moving positive. Sage Group (The) share price information Name Sage Group (The) Epic SGE Sector Software & Computer Services ISIN GB00B8C3BL03 Activites Sage is a world-leading supplier of accounting and business management software to small and medium-sized enterprises. Index FTSE 100 Latest share price (p) 513.75 Net gearing (%) 56.77 Market cap (£m) 5,435.47 Gross gearing (%) 63.50 Shares in issue (m) 1,077.40 Debt ratio 36.53 P/E ratio 29.56 Debt to equity ratio 0.33 Divs per share (p) 12.12 Assets / equity ratio 2.74 Dividend yield (%) 2.47 Price to book value 6.93 Dividend cover 2.23 ROCE 0.15 Earning per share (p) 17.07 EPS growth (%) 329.97 52-week high / low (p) 584.00 / 346.70 DPS growth (%) 7.07 11 Aug 15 Citigroup Buy 513.75 585.00 585.00 Reiterates
24/6/2015
12:17
maddox: Well here we are, today is Sage's 2015 Capital Markets Day. It will be interesting to see whether Sage's management team are able to persuade the analysts to revise their (overwhelmingly) negative opinions on Sage's prospects: Strong Buy - 1 Buy - 1 Neutral - 7 Sell - 1 Strong Sell - 8 Must say the opening share price movement doesn't bode well, down 11p (2%) at 538p as I post. Well FWIW my view is positive: hTTp://www.stockopedia.com/content/sage-has-rediscovered-its-mojo-98464/ What am I missing? Regards, Maddox
09/5/2015
12:51
maddox: The current broker views are still reflecting scepticism about Sage: Strong Buy - 1 Buy - 1 Neutral - 6 Sell - 1 Strong Sell - 8 and their price targets are all well below the current share price. Its going to be interesting to see whether Stephan Kelly can change their perceptions. He will be laying out his strategy and ambitions for the business next month, Sage Capital Markets Day 24 June 2015. Regards Maddox
03/2/2015
11:16
essentialinvestor: Maddox, how much does the rapid re-rating already allow for?. The growth prospects have changed little, it's the perception that has changed which has lead to the rapid share price run up.
31/7/2014
11:03
maddox: Sage continues to buy-up shares but the share price continues to fall. Seems that there are plenty of weak holders or are shorters providing XS liquidity?
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