Sage North America Reports Accelerated Growth in FY 2013 Results

Sage North America Reports Accelerated Growth in FY 2013 Results 
Portfolio Innovation, Unified Brand and Customer Focus Fuel Growth 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 --  Sage North America, part
of The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE), announced today that total revenue
for the year ended September 30, 2013 was $US 622.8 million, an
organic increase of 6%* over FY 2012 as the company continues to
execute on strategy around a single Sage brand with a strong focus on
customer experience.  
UK-based The Sage Group plc reported global revenue of $US 2,146.7
million for the year ended September 30, 2013, an organic** increase
of 4%* over FY 2012. EBITA*** was $586.2 million, or 27% margin,
compared with 27%* in FY 2012. The company added 256,000 customers on
an organic basis worldwide during the year, with more than 6 million
customers worldwide.  
Supported by a reimagined, unified Sage brand over the past year and
a half, Sage has executed on an agenda driven by innovation and
customer needs, along with a clear focus on its core product set --
accounting, payroll, ERP, CRM, payments and adjacent products and
services. In H1, the company divested its non-profit, ACT! and
SalesLogix businesses, in alignment with this strategy.  
"Under a unified Sage brand, we are actively engaging in dialogue
with our customers, innovating based on their feedback, and working
to deliver the products and services small and medium sized
businesses need to manage their operations; to start right, grow
smart, and thrive," said Sage North America President and CEO, Pascal
Houillon. "Execution of our strategy is paying off, with strong
organic revenue growth in North America in FY 2013." 
Sage North America continues to focus on delivering the right
solution at the right time, and in the right environment to help
small and medium sized businesses streamline their operating
processes. Whether it's someone just starting out in their garage who
needs the basic accounting capabilities of cloud-based Sage One, or a
manufacturer with 500 employees looking to optimize their supply
chain across multiple continents with Sage ERP X3, Sage has products
and services that help businesses manage at any stage of their
development. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, Sage offers its
customers a range of delivery options and the freedom to choose the
best tools for managing their businesses, through cloud, mobile, and
on-premise solutions.  
*Results are in USD using an annual average exchange rate of $1.56
USD per GBP. 
**Organic revenue excludes the contribution of current and prior year
acquisitions and disposals and neutralizes the impact of foreign
exchange in prior year figures. 
***EBITA is defined as earnings before interest, tax, amortization of
acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related items, goodwill
impairment, fair value adjustments and exceptional items and is after
neutralizing the impact of foreign exchange movements. 
About The Sage Group plc 
We provide small and medium sized organizations with a range of
easy-to-use, secure and efficient business management software and
services -- from accounting and payroll, to enterprise resource
planning, customer relationship management and payments. Our
customers receive continuous advice and support through our global
network of local experts to help them solve their business problems,
giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions.
Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989
and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers
and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK &
Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia,
Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit  
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Tiffany Allegretti
LFPR for Sage
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