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Sage Group

Current Price 565.40p Bid 540.00p Ask 569.80p Change 1.29%
Last Updated: 06/04/2020 22:13. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Formed in 1981, the core business of software group Sage is the development and distribution of accounting, accounts and salary check management software programs for small businesses.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/09/2019

Revenue
£1,936.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£382.00m
Dividend yield (%)
2.40
Total dividend for year
16.9100p
Dividend cover
1.68
P/E Ratio
24.30

Key Personnel

Donald H Brydon
Chairman
Jonathan Howell
Chief Financial Officer
Steve Hare
Chief Executive Officer

Stock Details

EPIC
SGE
ISIN
GB00B8C3BL03
Shares in Issue
1,090.56m
Market cap
£6,166.00m
Sector

Analyst Views (3)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
33.33%
Hold
 
0%
Sell
 
66.67%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
565.40p
Bid Price
540.00p
Ask Price
569.80p
Volume
3,383,115
Change Today
7.20p
% Change Today
1.29%
Open
556.20p
Previous Close
565.40p
Intraday High
577.80p
Intraday Low
545.40p
52 Week High
820.40p
52 Week Low
534.80p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Sage Group News

Sage scraps £250m buyback as Covid-19 hits revenue 06 Apr 2020 | 07:28 Cannacord Genuity stays at 'buy' on Sage, highlights defensive qualities 18 Mar 2020 | 15:39 Sage suspends share buyback programme amid Covid-19 18 Mar 2020 | 15:11 Wednesday broker round-up 18 Mar 2020 | 14:09 Sage to sell Brazilian business for up to ?10m 02 Mar 2020 | 07:34 Thursday broker round-up 23 Jan 2020 | 13:15 Friday broker round-up 10 Jan 2020 | 12:59 Wednesday broker round-up 18 Dec 2019 | 13:30 Sage Group profit slips as it focuses on recurring revenue 20 Nov 2019 | 08:49 Monday broker round-up 18 Nov 2019 | 14:23 Sage Group considering sale of payments-processing arm 10 Sep 2019 | 08:15 Sunday share tips: Sage, Tritax Big Box 01 Sep 2019 | 23:19 Sage sees operating profit margin at 'lower end' of guidance 25 Jul 2019 | 09:55 Friday broker round-up 07 Jun 2019 | 13:25 Deutsche Bank downgrades Sage, sees slowdown in recurring revenue growth 07 Jun 2019 | 10:16 Sage backs FY guidance as first-half adjusted operating profit dips 17 May 2019 | 08:04 Sage reiterates FY guidance as first quarter revenue up 76% 17 Jan 2019 | 13:36 Sage to sell US payroll outsourcing business for £78m 15 Jan 2019 | 15:24 UBS downgrades Sage as risk-reward unfavourable 11 Jan 2019 | 15:33 Jonathan Howell to head up finance at the Sage Group 04 Dec 2018 | 07:38 Goldman downgrades Sage as risk/reward more balanced 30 Nov 2018 | 10:05 Thursday broker round-up 22 Nov 2018 | 15:10 Sage plans to up investment after hitting tough targets 21 Nov 2018 | 08:43 Sage appoints CFO Hare as new boss to deal with competition threat 02 Nov 2018 | 08:35 Tuesday broker round-up 30 Oct 2018 | 13:55

Income Statement

Year End Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
1,936.00
1,846.00
Operating Profit/Loss
382.00
427.00
Net Interest
-21.00
-29.00
Pre-Tax Profit
361.00
398.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
266.00
295.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
266.00
295.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
266.00
295.00
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
16.9100p
16.5000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2018
Basic
24.49p
27.21p
Diluted
24.29p
27.07p
Adjusted
28.40p
32.51p
Dividend per Share
16.9100p
16.5000p

Assets

Year End Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
117.00
129.00
Intangible Assets
2,326.00
2,268.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
n/a
17.00
Other Financial Assets
4.00
1.00
Other Non-Current Assets
104.00
53.00
Current Assets
Inventories
n/a
n/a
Trade & Other Receivables
364.00
460.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
371.00
272.00
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
66.00
117.00
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
3,352.00
3,317.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
122.00
8.00
Other Current Liabilities
1,004.00
997.00
Total Current Liabilities
1,126.00
1,005.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
643.00
913.00
Provisions
23.00
17.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
56.00
55.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
722.00
985.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
1,848.00
1,990.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
1,504.00
1,327.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
12.00
12.00
Share Premium Account
548.00
548.00
Other Reserves
184.00
146.00
Retained Earnings
760.00
621.00
Shareholders Funds
1,504.00
1,327.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
n/a
n/a
Total Equity
1,504.00
1,327.00

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Final
06 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020
11.12p
Interim
30 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
5.79p
Final
07 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
10.85p
Interim
10 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
5.65p
Final
08 Feb 2018
02 Mar 2018
10.20p
Interim
11 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
5.22p
Final
09 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
9.35p
Interim
12 May 2016
03 Jun 2016
4.80p
Final
11 Feb 2016
04 Mar 2016
8.65p
Interim
14 May 2015
06 Jun 2015
4.45p
Special
10 Jun 2013
28 Jun 2013
17.00p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2018
Dividend growth
2.48%
7.00%
Dividend yield
2.40%
2.80%
Dividend cover
1.68
1.97
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