The Sage Group plc Company Profile (LON:SGE)

About The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)

The Sage Group plc logoThe Sage Group plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides integrated accounting, payroll and payments solutions. The Company also provides the option of solutions hosted locally and accessed on-premise. The Company's segments include Europe, which consists of France, the United Kingdom and the Ireland, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal and Sagepay; North America, which consists of the United States and Canada, and International, which consists of Brazil, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. It provides solutions that help businesses of all shapes and sizes to manage accounting and finances, manage payments, manage people and payroll, and manage the entire business. Its accounting solutions include sage One, sage Live and sage X3. Its payment solutions include sage Pay and sage Payments. Its payroll solutions include sage One Payroll, sage 50 Payroll and sage X3 People.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Technology
  • Industry: Enterprise Software
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:SGE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £7.92 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,079,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 709.43
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 691.96
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 594.99 - GBX 807.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.19
  • P/E Growth: 2.36
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.73 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.58
  • Book Value: GBX 1.04 per share
  • Price / Book: 7.06
  • EBITDA: £494.3 million
  • Net Margins: 16.19%
  • Return on Equity: 24.97%
  • Return on Assets: 9.77%
  • Average Volume: 2.42 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)

What is The Sage Group plc's stock symbol?

The Sage Group plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SGE."

How often does The Sage Group plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Sage Group plc?

The Sage Group plc announced a dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 11th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.22 per share on Friday, June 2nd. This represents a yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View The Sage Group plc's Dividend History.

Where is The Sage Group plc's stock going? Where will The Sage Group plc's stock price be in 2017?

12 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for The Sage Group plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 585 to GBX 830. On average, they anticipate The Sage Group plc's stock price to reach GBX 745 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for The Sage Group plc.

Who are some of The Sage Group plc's key competitors?

Who are The Sage Group plc's key executives?

The Sage Group plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Stephen P. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
  • Steve Hare, Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Blair Crump, President - Sage
  • Jim Emerick, Executive Vice President - Customer Services
  • Sue Goble, Executive Vice President - Services
  • Nick Goode, Executive Vice President - Product
  • Adam Hale, Executive Vice President - Sage People
  • Seamus Smith, Executive Vice President - Global Payments and Banking
  • Jennifer Warawa, Executive Vice President - Partners, Accountants and Alliances
  • Klaus-Michael Vogelberg, Chief Technology Officer

How do I buy The Sage Group plc stock?

Shares of The Sage Group 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 The Sage Group plc's stock price today?

One share of The Sage Group plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 734.

MarketBeat Community Rating for The Sage Group plc (LON SGE)
Community Ranking:  1.0 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  240 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  953 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,193
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Sage Group 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 The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 745
Consensus Price Target History for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
Price Target History for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
Analysts' Ratings History for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/12/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightView Rating Details
10/10/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 700View Rating Details
9/22/2017Bryan, Garnier & CoUpgradeBuyGBX 720 -> GBX 830View Rating Details
9/20/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 780View Rating Details
9/19/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingAddGBX 813View Rating Details
8/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingConviction-BuyGBX 825View Rating Details
7/27/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 650 -> GBX 700View Rating Details
7/26/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingSellGBX 585View Rating Details
5/4/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 780View Rating Details
2/10/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeOutperformGBX 640 -> GBX 750View Rating Details
1/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 770View Rating Details
1/26/2017AlphaValueReiterated RatingAddGBX 722View Rating Details
9/28/2016Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweightGBX 470 -> GBX 490View Rating Details
8/5/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingHoldGBX 661View Rating Details
7/11/2016Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetSellGBX 465 -> GBX 500View Rating Details
1/27/2016InvestecReiterated RatingHoldGBX 585View Rating Details
1/11/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeBuyGBX 660View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
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Earnings Estimates for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $29.86 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for The Sage Group plc (LON SGE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/3/2017GBX 5.220.74%5/11/20175/11/20176/2/2017
11/30/2016GBX 9.351.42%2/9/20172/9/20173/3/2017
5/5/2016GBX 4.800.82%5/12/20165/12/20166/3/2016
12/2/2015GBX 8.651.5%2/11/20162/11/20163/4/2016
5/6/2015GBX 4.450.83%5/14/20155/14/20156/6/2015
12/3/2014GBX 81.89%2/12/20152/12/20153/6/2015
5/8/2014GBX 4.121.03%5/14/20145/14/20146/6/2014
12/4/2013GBX 7.442%2/12/20142/12/20143/10/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/4/2017Steve HareInsiderSell93,136GBX 681£634,256.16
1/26/2017Donald H BrydonInsiderBuy10,000GBX 600£60,000
8/26/2015Kelly,StephenInsiderBuy20,000GBX 497£99,400
5/19/2015Jonathan HowellInsiderBuy18,167GBX 568.05£103,197.64
5/14/2015Stephen KellyInsiderBuy46,200GBX 541£249,942
2/17/2015Inna KuznetsovaInsiderBuy10,000GBX 468.50£46,850
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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The Sage Group plc (SGE) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/23/2017 by Staff

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