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SDL LSE:SDL London Ordinary Share GB0009376368 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +6.00p +1.21% 502.00p 491.00p 504.00p 502.00p 489.00p 489.00p 61,462 14:51:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 287.7 29.9 34.8 14.4 455.65

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07/11/2018
13:41
from tThe Daily Telegraph Questor: buy translation firm SDL for its high barriers to entry, rising sales and improving margins Questor share tip: SDL's technology and huge team of translators give it strong protection from competition A good question to ask if you want to gauge how well a company is defended from competition is: how long would it take to build it from scratch? If the answer is many years, potential rivals are likely to think that returns would be too long delayed to justify the cost and effort. This week’s stock would take a long time to replicate. SDL, the translation firm, has been in business for 26 years and during that time it has built up a team of about 1,200 in-house translators and 16,000 freelancers. “That kind of network takes a very long time to build,” said Stuart Widdowson, manager of the Odyssean investment trust. “That, on top of its proprietary technology, would impose high barriers to entry on any new competitor In fact SDL has just two rivals of any size, along with a large number of smaller outfits. And in the translation market size confers advantages, Widdowson said. He said the large multinationals among its clients – which include 88 of the world’s top brands – typically wanted to disseminate the same message in all their markets globally. “The internet has brought about an explosion of content and companies want it to reach customers in more and more countries. That involves communicating in many different languages simultaneously, but managing that process is difficult as you will be using multiple platforms in multiple countries,” he said. “A large firm such as SDL will have the resources needed – the process management software, the project managers, the automated translation engine – but smaller rivals won’t; they will be more geared to operating in one or two countries.” SDL has operations in 35. As a result, its customers tend to stick with it. “It is the market leader and in some niches it has a market share of about 90pc,” the fund manager said. Despite the business’s inherent strengths, there is scope for improvement. Widdowson said that in the past it had been “undermanaged” – “it was built via multiple acquisitions, which weren’t as integrated as well as you’d have expected”, he said. There is now a new management team, which is working to improve efficiency. “The company will use better ‘middle-office’ and ‘back-office’ technology. For example, until recently the scheduling of translators’ tasks was managed on a spreadsheet but there is now dedicated software in place,” Widdowson said. The improvements should lead to higher profit margins. “The company is committed to a rise of 1-2 percentage points in operating margins every year,” he said. “They are now about 10pc but we think they should reach the high teens over time.” When higher margins are combined with the growth in sales that Widdowson and the company expect, there is scope for double-digit earnings rises every year. As capital requirements are light, profits tend to feed through to cash generation. Odyssean expects the firm to be debt-free at the end of the year. The investment trust likes to value this kind of stock in relation to its sales and said on this measure the valuation (an “enterprise value” of 1.1 times next year’s expected sales) was “not demanding” given the scope to improve sales and margins. Questor says: buy Ticker: SDL Share price at close: 484p
robow
05/8/2018
12:21
SDL plc (SDL) Earnings-Reaction to Keep an Eye http://crweworld.com/Earnings-Calendar
danieldanj
19/7/2018
10:57
one of my old favourites (before RWS) and it is now back to basics and I'm back in at 420p
phillis
12/1/2018
16:25
why would a major shareholder (Schroders) buy the day before a trading update?
phillis
15/12/2017
19:52
Guess the risks have come home to roost. Maybe overdone?
deadly
24/11/2017
11:22
returned this morning with a small purchase Was a holder for many years in the early days
phillis
16/11/2017
17:28
Anybody any thoughts as to why this share/company is out of favour?
hedley2
01/9/2017
09:19
Margins to improve next year Sales increasing Investement this year. CASH IN THE BANk. A GOOD ENTRY POINT AT THIS LEVEL
zipstuck
09/8/2017
18:09
Bit overvalued compared to its peers though. P/E still a bit ridiculous.
she-ra
08/8/2017
19:25
Severely punished for the interim results with a lot of investors/punters abandoning ship. As always the drop in the share price seems over done and will be a lesson for the board. New man has always said it's a 3yr plan so happy to give him a chance, but have to admit the £2 a share drop hurts!
hedley2
01/8/2017
09:56
Not sure why the share price has reacted so badly. Quick glance shows plenty of positives
buoycat
01/8/2017
07:55
Poor results. But nobody following?
deadly
20/1/2017
08:15
very quiet here. Good turnaround and expects to be slightly ahead of mkt expectations
robow
02/6/2016
14:24
Interesting that Salesforce have just paid $2.8 billion for Demandware that has revenues of $240 million and is yet to make a profit. Analysts say this is the missing piece in the puzzle for Salesforce but surely language localisation would be the final missing piece. One wonders if SDL will be attractive to Saleforce.
she-ra
19/5/2016
16:48
Read Panmure Gordon & Co's note on SDL PLC (SDL), out this morning, by visiting hxxps://www.research-tree.com/company/GB0009376368 "A trade press release on SDL Machine Translation tells us that the demand for translation output continues to increases and that SDL translation business is not just a human Time & Materials business, but is ‘programmable’ using Machine Translation. Indeed, SDL has been developing MT technology for over 20 years, with the latest update, XMT, released in 2015. Being born in software gives greater scale, operational leverage and reminds that SDL has an effective foil to price deflation. While SDL’s share price has been..."
thomasthetank1
18/4/2016
11:38
Well its interesting that Mark Lancaster (if it the same Mark Lancaster who was the previously removed CEO of SDL) has built up a stake in Nyota Minerals, a cash shell, that seems to be having a battle with some shareholders at the moment. If it is him, I wonder if he has some unfinished business with his baby - SDL.
she-ra
12/4/2016
13:52
http://www.investegate.co.uk/nyota-minerals-ltd--nyo-/rns/holdings-in-company/201603240700111213T/ What's this all about?
she-ra
16/3/2016
07:37
Having registered on the web site to receive alerts of any news, I've seen nothing, anyone had better luck?
hedley2
16/3/2016
00:08
Disappointing they lost the Microsoft contract. Compared to Lionbridge on the NYSE this is starting to look expensive.
she-ra
15/3/2016
08:51
Took my profits today. It has been a nice run.
value king
07/11/2015
12:29
Nice little rise. Maybe its going to get tipped this weekend?
she-ra
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