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Sage at a glance

Sage is the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility and efficiency to manage finances, operations and people.

Working alongside our partners, Sage is trusted by millions of customers worldwide to deliver the best cloud technology and support. Our years of experience mean that our colleagues and partners understand how to serve our customers and communities through the good, and more challenging times, with practical advice, solutions, expertise and insight.

Investment highlights

Sage has a large and growing total addressable market in excess of $32bn, including over 67m businesses. The following financial highlights underpin our investment case (all figures from Sage’s half year 2021 results).
High quality recurring revenue
4% growth in annualised recurring revenue (ARR) to £1.6bn, with 91% recurring revenue.
Strong free cashflows
Free cash flow of £190m in the first half of FY21, and underlying cash conversion of 133%.
Investing to drive growth

20.2% organic operating margin, reflecting increased investment in research & development, and in sales & marketing.

Robust financial position
0.2x net debt to EBITDA, with cash and available liquidity of £1.4bn.
Shareholder returns
Dividend of 17.25p 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, supported by a network of local and global partners, including over 80,000 accountants who advise and sell Sage solutions, 40,000 value added resellers who sell and implement Sage solutions, over 500 ISVs who add further functionality and vertical customisation, and dozens of strategic alliances with some of the biggest names in technology.

North America

38% of organic revenue

USA and Canada

 

Northern Europe

23% 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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