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Last 436.00 GBp
Change Today +1.00 / 0.23%
Volume 37.6K
As of 5:55 AM 04/2/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

sdl plc (SDL) Snapshot

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435.00 GBp
Previous Close
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Day Low
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52 Week High
02/18/15 - 458.75 GBp
52 Week Low
05/16/14 - 287.50 GBp
Market Cap
352.4M
Average Volume 10 Days
76.7K
EPS TTM
0.08 GBp
Shares Outstanding
81.1M
EX-Date
04/30/15
P/E TM
53.6x
Dividend
2.78 GBp
Dividend Yield
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sdl plc (SDL) Details

SDL plc provides translation services for customer’s multilingual content worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Language Services, Content and Analytic Technologies, and Language Technologies. It offers customer analytics software for personalized campaigns; Campaigns to create, deliver, monitor, and measure targeted and personalized digital marketing campaigns across various channels and devices; LiveContent to create and deliver product content and user assistance; and XPP, which provides end-to-end XML publishing solutions. The company also provides Fredhopper software offering business support services for eCommerce marketers. In addition, it offers BeGlobal, a cloud platform for real-time automated translation and communication; MultiTerm Desktop, a desktop terminology management tool; Studio GroupShare, a platform that enables translation project sharing and collaboration; Trados Studio, a translation environment for corporate language professionals; and WorldServer, which provides translation management solutions. Further, the company provides Social Intelligence, a dashboard that customizes the social dataset of company, competitor, and industry; SM2, a social media monitoring tool and platform; Media Manager, which provides solutions to create, publish, and distribute video and other media assets; Quatron, a marketing dashboard; and Tridion Web Content Management for creating pages, changing text, updating images, rearranging text, and dragging and dropping widgets. Additionally, it offers business and operating enhancement consulting; language; implementation and integration; and education and certification services. The company serves aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics and high-tech, financial services, government, life sciences, manufacturing, media and publishing, retail, software, translation, and travel and tourism industries. SDL plc was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Maidenhead, the United Kingdom.

3,349 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/10/15
Founded in 1992

sdl plc (SDL) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 434.8K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

sdl plc (SDL) Key Developments

Waters Corporation Selects SDL for Enterprise-Level Content Management

SDL announced that Waters Corporation has selected SDL Knowledge Center [3] to streamline its content creation and management process, drive content reuse and promote standardization of its documentation to deliver a better customer experience. With thousands of scientists around the world relying on Waters products and services, all of which operate in highly-regulated industries, it is essential that the technical documentation being created is accurate, reliable and compliant. However, delivering high-quality, timely publications became challenging as they were using a number of different vendors to localize content in as many as 16 languages, as well as using multiple content management processes and workflows, which made it difficult for writers to identify and reuse existing content. After an extensive review of out-of-the-box solutions for creating product documentation, Waters turned to SDL Knowledge Center to organize and manage Waters technical content, so it can be easily shared, filtered and delivered to any channel.

SDL plc Proposes Final Dividend for the Year Ended December 31, 2014, Payable on June 5, 2015; Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2014

SDL plc announced that a final dividend for the year ended December 31, 2014 of 2.5 pence per share will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting and has not been included as a liability in the financial statements. If approved by shareholders, the dividend will be payable on June 5, 2015 to shareholders on the register on May 1, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of April 30, 2015. The company reported audited consolidated earnings results for the full year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported sale of goods of £50.6 million compared to sale of goods of £49.6 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was £260.4 million compared to £266.1 million last year. Operating profit was £9.7 million compared to operating loss of £24.0 million last year. Operating profit before tax, amortisation and one-off costs was £16.8 million compared to £8.6 million last year. Profit before tax was £9.4 million compared to £24.4 million last year. Profit before tax, amortisation and one-off costs was £16.5 million compared to £8.2 million last year. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was £6.6 million or 7.97 pence per diluted share compared to loss attributable to equity holders of the parent of £27.9 million or 34.78 pence per diluted share last year. Net cash flows from operating activities were £18.3 million compared to £5.5 million last year. Payments to acquire property, plant and equipment was £2.4 million compared to £6.1 million last year.

SDL Launches its V2.0 SDL Customer Experience Cloud

SDL launches its V2.0 SDL Customer Experience Cloud to align with top strategic initiatives of the global brands. The unified suite of offerings centers on four key pillars: digital experience, knowledge center, customer analytics and language to meet the needs of global organizations. With these enhanced capabilities, organizations can gain more insight into customer behavior and preferences to guide customer experience strategies, act on opportunities in real time and deliver relevant experiences in the language of the customer. SDL Customer Experience Cloud drives unified experience and insights for key customer roles across the entire journey, beginning with marketing and eCommerce roles through to customer support and IT professionals. SDL streamlines its cloud offering into four easy to implement, integrated solutions: Digital Experience: SDL enhanced its capabilities for an all-in-one digital experience to further help brands engage their customers through contextually relevant experiences. This includes a set of digital experience accelerators that allow the creation of adaptive web and mobile experiences that offer re-use of content, assets, customer profiles and rules without the need to be developed individually. Combined with new capabilities that allow marketers to test and measure how campaigns or personalized offers perform, SDL’s enhanced digital experience offering significantly reduces the level of upfront investment normally associated with global customer experience initiatives. Leveraging SDL’s Digital Experience capabilities, organizations including Virgin Money, KONE, Halfords, Mandarin Oriental and Kaeser Kompressoren are now providing paramount customer experiences to brands. Knowledge Center: SDL goes beyond the marketing funnel with the availability of its knowledge center. This functionality is an integral part of the SDL Customer Experience Cloud and provides organizations with the ability to convert customers to advocates by facilitating the creation of consistent brand journeys from marketing to a self-service post-sales experience. Key capabilities of the knowledge center allow for the creation of dynamic product knowledge views that offer a superior experience for documentation and self-service support scenarios by providing the same brand richness as done for marketing experiences. Organizations like NetApp, Life Technologies and OSIsoft are using SDL’s Knowledge Center capabilities to drive superior customer experiences. Customer Analytics: with its customer analytics technology, SDL has added the ability to model a single view of the customer that aggregates all customer data including profile, situational data, transactional data, and third-party data that’s available within the enterprise to drive a segment of one experience which enables real-time analysis of the customer experience. SDL has also enhanced SDL Customer Journey Analytics with the ability to track brand health looking at customer perception versus that of competitors. New enhancements include Brand Health Tracking, Campaign Effectiveness, Product Launch Optimization and intelligence to drive Market Expansion. SDL’s Customer Analytics capabilities make it possible for Rebel, Envirofone and totesport to provide seamless customer experiences to brands. Language: SDL provides global brands the ability to effectively communicate across regions and languages ensuring organizations are communicating in the language of the customer, a critical requirement from a customer experience standpoint. New language enhancements include SDL’s Targeted Industry Language Platforms for Travel & Hospitality, Life Sciences, Financial Services and Digital Marketing; organizations can now cater to the terminology and language nuances required for these targeted industries. With SDL’s Language capabilities GTA and KONE are overcoming challenges to achieve customer experience success.

 

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