SDL plc Company Profile (LON:SDL)

About SDL plc (LON:SDL)

SDL plc logoSDL plc specializes in language translation technology, services and content management. The Company operates through four segments: Language Services, which is engaged in the provision of a translation service for customer's multilingual content in multiple languages; Language Technology, which includes the sale of enterprise, desktop and statistical machine translation technologies together with associated consultancy and services; Global Content Technologies, which is content management and knowledge management technologies together with associated consultancy services, and Non-Core Businesses, which includes the sale of campaign management, social media monitoring and marketing analytic. The Company offers a range of services, including translation, post-editing, transcreation, interpretation, document localization, software localization, Website localization, multimedia localization and product testing.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Technology
  • Industry: IT Services & Consulting
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:SDL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £382.15 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 81,699,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 471.87
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 563.90
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 412 - GBX 674.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £283.4 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.35
  • Book Value: GBX 2.19 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.14
  • EBIDTA: £31.4 million
  • Net Margins: 2.66%
  • Return on Equity: 4.24%
  • Return on Assets: 2.69%
  • Average Volume: 255,320 shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for SDL plc (LON:SDL)

What is SDL plc's stock symbol?

SDL plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SDL."

How often does SDL plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for SDL plc?

SDL plc declared a dividend on Tuesday, March 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.20 per share on Friday, June 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 11th. This is an increase from SDL plc's previous dividend of $3.10. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View SDL plc's Dividend History.

Where is SDL plc's stock going? Where will SDL plc's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for SDL plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 578 to GBX 670. On average, they anticipate SDL plc's stock price to reach GBX 612 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for SDL plc.

Who are some of SDL plc's key competitors?

Who are SDL plc's key executives?

SDL plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • David H. Clayton, Chairman of the Board
  • Adolfo Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
  • Dominic Lavelle, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Pamela Pickering, Secretary
  • Christopher Michael Batterham, Non-Executive Director
  • Glenn Collinson, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Mandy Gradden, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Christopher John Humphrey, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Alan J. McWalter, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

How do I buy SDL plc stock?

Shares of SDL plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is SDL plc's stock price today?

One share of SDL plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 467.75.

MarketBeat Community Rating for SDL plc (LON SDL)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  199 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  329 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  528
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about SDL plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for SDL plc (LON:SDL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 612

Analysts' Ratings History for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/4/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 610View Rating Details
8/2/2017Canaccord GenuityUpgradeBuyGBX 660 -> GBX 590View Rating Details
7/25/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutralGBX 670View Rating Details
4/20/2017N+1 SingerReiterated RatingCorporateView Rating Details
3/8/2017Numis Securities LtdUpgradeAddGBX 540 -> GBX 578View Rating Details
9/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellGBX 275View Rating Details
8/2/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 540View Rating Details
3/15/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 650View Rating Details
2/1/2016Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeHoldGBX 510 -> GBX 430View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
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Earnings Estimates for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $27.59 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for SDL plc (LON SDL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/7/2017GBX 6.201.23%5/11/20175/11/20176/9/2017
3/15/2016GBX 3.100.75%5/5/20165/5/20166/3/2016
3/10/2015GBX 2.500.57%4/30/20154/30/20156/5/2015
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/2/2017Adolfo HernandezInsiderBuy20,000GBX 496£99,200
4/19/2017Dominic LavelleInsiderSell45,988GBX 561£257,992.68
3/16/2017Adolfo HernandezInsiderBuy50,000GBX 528£264,000
12/7/2016Christopher HumphreyInsiderBuy15,000GBX 432£64,800
8/2/2016Hernandez,AdolfoInsiderBuy50,000GBX 435£217,500
3/30/2016Lavelle,DominicInsiderBuy15,000GBX 419£62,850
3/23/2016Collinson,GlennInsiderBuy12,000GBX 426£51,120
11/6/2015Batterham,ChristopherInsiderBuy13,105GBX 408£53,468.40
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
Latest Headlines for SDL plc (LON:SDL)
DateHeadline logoSDL Powers DNV GL's Digital Online Transformation - September 23 at 5:44 AM logoLeading Airlines Select SDL to Power Global Digital Transformation - September 14 at 9:50 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 11 at 2:22 AM logoSDL Helps Vanilla Air Reduce Complexities in Going Global - September 7 at 8:46 AM logoSDL plc's (SDL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt - September 4 at 11:50 AM logoSDL Enhances Integration with Adobe Experience Manager to Automate Translation Workflows - August 30 at 9:04 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Now Covered by Analysts at Peel Hunt - August 20 at 7:32 PM logoSDL plc (SDL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - August 17 at 2:32 AM logoEdited Transcript of SDL.L earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-17 10:59am GMT - August 11 at 8:21 AM logoSDL Plc :SDL-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 10, 2017 - August 10 at 7:42 AM logoSDL Plc : Fairly valued, but don’t skip the other factors - August 2 at 9:22 PM logoDIRECTOR DEALINGS: SDL Executives, Including Chairman, Buy Shares - August 2 at 4:17 PM logoAdolfo Hernandez Acquires 20,000 Shares of SDL plc (SDL) Stock - August 2 at 1:16 PM logoSDL H1 Profit Surges On Higher Revenue - August 2 at 1:43 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Rating Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity - August 1 at 11:08 AM logoSDL down 21% after profit slide, margin warning - MarketWatch - August 1 at 6:16 AM logoSDL plc Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017 ... - Business Wire (press release) - August 1 at 6:16 AM logoSDL plc (LON:SDL) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - July 18 at 12:48 AM logoWeb Content Management Market to Reach $9,362.3 Million by 2022: P&S Market Research - July 3 at 6:28 AM logoAcrolinx Enhances SDL Web With AI Functionality - June 30 at 6:32 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - June 21 at 12:38 AM logoSDL CFO Lavelle Takes Leave Of Absence Due To Medical Condition - London South East (registration) (blog) - June 17 at 2:07 AM logoBRIEF-SDL Plc says CFO to take temporary leave of absence - Reuters - June 17 at 2:07 AM logoSDL CFO Dominic Lavelle Takes Temporary Leave Of Absence - Quick Facts - June 16 at 4:03 PM logoWomen in Localization and LocWorld Solidify Strategic Partnership to Elevate Localization Industry Awareness - June 13 at 10:55 AM logoSDL Brings Neural MT to its Secure Enterprise Translation Server - June 12 at 4:24 PM logoAmway Powers Global Translation with SDL WorldServer - June 8 at 2:49 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Cut to Hold at Canaccord Genuity - June 7 at 7:52 PM logoWomen in Localization Continues Global Expansion - June 1 at 12:51 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 27 at 12:46 AM logoAll Nippon Airways Expands Global Digital Footprint with SDL - May 18 at 12:28 PM logoSDL Engages Customers on Product Innovation with SDL Community Ideas Feature - May 16 at 9:19 AM logoSDL Plc : SDL-GB: Dividend Analysis : May 12th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 11:24 PM logoSDL Extends Connectors and Multi-Vendor Support with New Features - May 9 at 10:36 AM logoContent Bloom Joins SDL Web Certified Training Partner Program - May 2 at 9:34 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - May 2 at 12:28 AM logoSDL plc Disposal of Social Intelligence - Yahoo Finance - April 21 at 8:11 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Given "Corporate" Rating at N+1 Singer - April 20 at 7:37 PM logoSDL plc Disposal of Social Intelligence | Business Wire - Business Wire (press release) - April 20 at 8:18 AM logoSDL plc Disposal of Social Intelligence - April 20 at 8:18 AM logoDominic Lavelle Sells 45,988 Shares of SDL plc (SDL) Stock - April 20 at 7:45 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - April 4 at 10:58 PM logoSDL plc's (SDL) "Corporate" Rating Reiterated at N+1 Singer - April 3 at 6:53 AM logoSDL Chief Delivery Officer Joins TAUS Advisory Board - March 22 at 7:38 PM logoSDL Announces SDL Web MVP 2017 Award Winners - March 20 at 9:07 AM logoSDL plc (SDL) Receives Corporate Rating from N+1 Singer - March 12 at 1:46 AM logoEdited Transcript of SDL.L earnings conference call or presentation 7-Mar-17 9:30am GMT - March 10 at 8:19 AM logoHuawei Chooses SDL Marketing Solutions to Power Global Digital Marketing Strategy - March 9 at 7:43 PM logoUPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 7 - March 7 at 9:17 AM logoSDL plc: Preliminary Results for the Year Ended... - March 7 at 9:17 AM


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This page was last updated on 9/24/2017 by Staff