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Sage at a glance

Sage exists to knock down barriers so everyone can thrive, starting with the millions of small and mid-Sized businesses served by us, our partners and accountants. Customers trust our finance, HR and payroll software to make work and money flow. By digitising business processes and relationships with customers, suppliers, employees, banks and governments, our digital network connects SMBs, removing friction and delivering insights.

Knocking down barriers also means we use our time, technology and experience to tackle digital inequality, economic inequality and the climate crisis.

Investment highlights

Sage has a large and growing total addressable market in excess of $38bn, including over 67m businesses. The following financial highlights underpin our investment case (all figures from Sage’s full year 2021 results).

High quality recurring revenue
8% growth in annualised recurring revenue (ARR) to £1.7bn, with 92% recurring revenue.
Strong free cashflows
Free cash flow of £339m in FY21, and underlying cash conversion of 126%.
Investing to drive growth

19.3% organic operating margin, reflecting increased investment in research & development, and in sales & marketing.

Robust financial position
0.6x net debt to EBITDA, with cash and available liquidity of £1.6bn.
Shareholder returns
Dividend of 17.68p per share, and policy of maintaining the dividend in real terms.
Favourable sustainability credentials
Sage has an AA rating from MSCI, a low risk rating from Sustainalytics, and is a supporter of TCFD.

Global reach, local focus

Sage is a globally diversified business with operations across three core regions. We have a strong digital and direct sales presence, further enhanced by a global network of partners contributing significant indirect sales, including:

  • 80,000 accountants who advise and sell Sage solutions
  • 40,000 value added resellers who sell and implement Sage solutions
  • 700 ISVs and app developers who add further functionality and vertical customisation to Sage solutions
  • 1,400 partner integrations in our marketplace
  • Dozens of strategic alliances

North America

39% of organic revenue

USA and Canada

 

Northern Europe

22% of organic revenue

UK and Ireland

 

International

39% of organic revenue

France, Iberia, Central Europe, South Africa, Australia

Solutions and services to help businesses thrive

Sage Business Cloud is a portfolio of unified cloud native and cloud connected solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, enabling customers to be more productive, resilient and flexible. Sage is innovating to enrich these solutions, providing a digital environment of applications and services that make it easier for customers to connect, collaborate and do business.

  Cloud connected and hybrid solutions
Cloud native solutions
 Medium businesses
Sage 200cloud
Sage X3
Sage Intacct
Sage People

Small businesses
 Sage 50cloud
Sage 50 Payroll
Sage Accounting
Sage Payroll
Sage HR
  Cloud connected and hybrid solutions combine the power and productivity of the desktop with the freedom and security of the cloud. Cloud native solutions offer anytime, anywhere availability, automatic updates, and full access to a wide ecosystem of partner ISVs in a hosted environment.

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