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Wednesday 24 July, 2013


Sword Group: Second Quarter of 2013: Results on...

Sword Group: Second Quarter of 2013: Results on Track - Confirmation of the 2013 objectives

Sword Group

Second Quarter of 2013: Results on Track

Confirmation of the 2013 objectives

Excellent level of the net margin after tax

Sword Group Q2-2013 (1)

Growth of the pro-forma revenue: +3.3 %

Growth of the pro-forma operating income: +6.7 %

Sword Group H1-2013 (1)
Consolidated revenue: 51.1 M€

Consolidated net income: 5.2 M€

Meeting for the presentation of the half-yearly accounts: 10 September 2013 at 10.00 am in Paris

(1)Non-Audited figures

Luxembourg - 24 July 2013,

Q2 pro-forma (1)

 €M 2013 2012 (2) Variation
Revenue 25.0 24.2 +3.3 %
Current Operating Profit 3.2 3.0 +6.7 %

H1 consolidated (1)

€M 2013 2012
Revenue 51.1 67.0
Current Operating Profit 6.7 9.2
Net profit after tax 5.2 5.4

(1) Non-audited figures

(2) Not including Ciboodle, company sold in July 2012 and not including the EDM asset sold in October 2012.


The revenue and the pro-forma operating income show an increase over the second quarter of 2013.

The backlog on 30/06/2013 amounts to 25.1 months compared with the backlog of 23.1 months on 31/12/2012, up 8.67%.

The net cash position (including the own shares) on 30/06/2013 is €39.9 million, compared with a net cash position of €49.3 million on 31/12/2012. This reduction comes mainly from the dividend distribution and from an exceptional increase in the WCR.


The Group's growth is now underpinned by:

- The organic growth that should amount to approximately 5%, not including exceptional items,

- The growth generated by investments in new technologies and new markets such as investigation, mapping, telemedicine and search,

- The resumption of the Group's acquisition policy illustrated by the purchase of Active Risk.

Sword hence confirms its objectives.

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