Sage posts 7% rise in revenues

Sage, the accounting Software Group, announced annual revenues were up 7% for
the year to £1.295bn.

Pre-tax profits also rose, up 3% to £273.4m. The figures are for the year
ending 30 September 2008.

However, the figures reveal that growth rates have slowed significantly. 2007
saw revenues grow 30%, year on year, while pre-tax profits climbed by 14%.

The company said the 2008 performance in the UK was good ‘despite challenging
market conditions.’

Paul Walker, chief executive, was clearly bouyed by the results: ‘The
strength and flexibility of our business model has helped us achieve solid
results in difficult market conditions. As markets weakened in the UK and North
America, we were rapidly able to adapt to the changing markets and proactively
refocus our businesses in these regions,’ he said.

2008 saw Sage make three significant acquisitions including Eurowin and DCS
in Spain plus Tekton in the UK. 2007 saw five acquisitions.

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