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Wednesday 23 October, 2013


Sword Group : 2013 Third Quarterly Results

Sword Group : 2013 Third Quarterly Results

2013 Third Quarterly Results

Organic growth* in line with the objectives

Outperformance in terms of the current operating margin*

Sword Group Q3 2013 (i)

On a like-for-like basis*
Revenue: €24.5M
Current Operating Income: €2.8M
Revenue Growth of 5 %
Current Operating Income Growth of 17.6 %

Revenue: €25.2M
Current Operating Income: €2.9M

(i) Non audited figures

Luxembourg - 23 October 2013,

€K Revenue* (i) Current Operating Income* (i)
2013 2012 Growth 2013 2012 Growth
Q1 26,106 26,827 -2.7 % 3,550 4,244 -16.4 %
Q2 24,985 24,196 +3.3 % 3,189 3,000 +6.3 %
Q3 24,503 23,342 +5.0 % 2,770 2,356 +17.6 %

 * On a like-for-like basis

(i) Non audited figures


On a like-for-like basis:

- Revenue growth has increased from one quarter to the next, reaching 5% in the

third quarter,

- The current operating income is up 17.6%.

During this quarter Sword:

1/ Acquired 100% of Active Risk and 40% of Simalaya. These two companies were respectively consolidated in the Group's accounts on 1 September and 1 October,

2/ Disposed of its holding in the company Amor Group, generating an exceptional gross profit of £10 million.

The net cash at the end of September amounts to €35 million.


The Group will pursue its acquisitions strategy by targeting:

1/ Software companies that operate in fields that are related to those already covered by Sword to date,

2/ Small Services companies with a strategic technological or geographic positioning,

3/ A company of a substantial size in order to achieve a proforma revenue of approximately €200 Million by the end of 2015.

The backlog at the end of September amounts to 26 months, fully in line with the Group's growth objectives.

The current revenue trend (FYacquisitions included) is approximately €119M.


€K 2013 (i) 2012 (i)
Revenue 76,306 92,929
Current operating income 9,611 11,527
Operating income 18,566 27,426
Net cost of financial debt 165 118
Income before tax 17,769 21,671
Net consolidated income 15,834 17,660

(i) Non audited figures

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Sword Group
1 202 staff (October 1st)
Euronext Paris - Compartment C
ISIN Code: FR0004180578
ICB : 9530 Software & Computer Services
Indices CAC® Small
CAC® Mid & Small
CAC® All-Tradable
CAC® All-Share

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