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Thursday 24 April, 2014


Sword Group: Q12014 Financial Results - Results...

Sword Group: Q12014 Financial Results - Results ahead of Budget

 Sword Group

Q1 2014 Financial Results

Results ahead of Budget

Sword Group - Q1 2014 (1)
Consolidated Revenue: €30.6M
Pro forma Revenue: €26.8M
Pro forma Operating Margin: 14.5%
Consolidated Growth: +17.2%
Organic Growh: +5.9%
Net Cash Position: €45.8M

 (1) Non audited Figures

 A dividend payment of €1 per share will be made on the 7th May 2014.

 Luxembourg - April 24th 2014,

 €M - Consolidated Figures (1) Q1 2014 Q1 2013
Revenue 30.6 26.1
Current Operating Income 4.1 3.6

 €M - Pro forma Figures (1) (2) Q1 2014 Q1 2013
Revenue 26.8 25.3
Current Operating Income 3.9 N/A

 (1) Non audited Figures

(2) When considering the pro forma position, we should take into account the group perimeter after the disposal of TIPIK.


The Q1 2014 consolidated revenue has increased by 17.2% when compared with the same period in the prior year.

This increase is as a direct result of :

- Organic growth of 5.9%,

- The latest acquisitions made by Sword.

The financial results by divisions are:

€M Consolidated Figues (1) Q1 2014 Q1 2013
Software 8.41 2.34 27.82% 5.56 1.53 27.52%
IT Services 18.35 1.54 8.39% 13.76 1.20 8.72%
Communication Techno. 3.80 0.22 5.79% 6.78 0.82 12.09%
Total 30.56 4.10 13.42% 26.10 3.55 13.60%

The Trademarks and Patents division which was formerly classified within IT services has now sufficiently productised its offerings that we will be considering it as part of the software business going forwards. This reclassification has been applied to both the 2013 and the 2014 figures above.

The group's net cash position is €45.8M.


The disposal of TIPIK will have two key implications, firstly it will allow the group to bring increased clarity to the market in respect of our core offerings and competencies centred around two key divisions, IT services and IT software. Secondly it will indirectly allow the group to increase its operating margins.

We confirm that following the Q1 results we are on target to meet our objective in respect of 5% organic growth in FY2014.

We will continue with our acquisition strategy in FY2014.

We are confident of achieving all of the financial targets that we announced at the start of the year.

Sword Group
Euronext Paris - Compartment C
ISIN Code: FR0004180578
ICB : 9530 Software & Computer Services
Indices CAC® Small
CAC® Mid & Small
CAC® All-Tradable
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