SDL Annual Report 2018

290.97 m
Group Revenue up 12.6% (2017: £287.2m)
26.1 m
Adjusted operating profit up 20.8% on (2017: £24.0m)
57.15 m
Premium Services revenues (2017: £40.1M)

It was a year of good financial delivery and further solid strategic progress. We were able to grow revenues and profits whilst also investing in innovation.

Adolfo Hernandez
"I am pleased to report a solid improvement in the Group’s financial performance compared to 2017, with all divisions performing well. The actions we took during 2017 helped to deliver this positive outcome. Strategically, we worked at pace to transform our business through the implementation of our Language Services automation programme and investment in technology and services innovation, the benefits of which will also be seen in future periods."
Adolfo Hernandez
Chief Executive Officer
SDL plc

Operational Highlights:

  • Completion of the acquisition of DLS in July 2018, accelerating our growth in premium, regulated industries
  • Premium Services revenues were £63.5m (2017: £40.1m), including Financial Services, Life Sciences, Marketing Solutions and Legal Services 
  • Continued focus on growing existing accounts: 220 cross-sell and up-sell deals were completed
  • Repeat Recurring Revenue (RRR) in SDL services of 97% and Annual Recurring Contract Value (ARCV) from technology of £68.5m 
  • Investment in significant technology innovations continues in Neural Machine Translation (NMT), Linguistic Artificial Intelligence (AI), Tridion DX, Trados and Language Cloud
3690 +
270 +
4050 +
enterprise customers
1170 +
in-house linguists
270 bn
machine translated words annually
SDL Operate in 39 countries

We operate in 39 countries

SDL is a global leader in managing and translating content with 59 offices across 39 countries.

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