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Report establishes valuation benchmarks, assesses performance, and provides analysis of publicly traded language service company

Common Sense Advisory, Inc., an independent research and consulting firm, has released the second in a series of reports on publicly traded language service companies. The report, “SDL 2005: Challenges and Opportunities,” provides a business assessment of UK-based SDL International (SDL), a provider of translation services and technology solutions, in the financial and business terms that reflect the company’s importance to the globalization plans of large enterprises.

The report:
- Analyzes SDL’s business fundamentals.
- Assesses its value and performance through valuation methodologies including discounted cash flow and relative valuations.
- Provides strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats analysis in the context of the language services market landscape and company details.
- Discusses strategies that could enhance shareholder and customer value.
- Provides an in-depth look at the globalization market dynamics and buying trends.

In the process of the report development, Common Sense Advisory created a specialty index for evaluating firms in the translation and localization market segment. Comments lead analyst Don DePalma, “In our research we have found that the language-services side of SDL is more like an accounting firm, payroll company, or even advertising agency in how they deliver services. People and process are the core of their business, too, so we created an index of Human-Delivered Services to track the performance of translation and localization companies. This index of 106 firms crosses 10 different industries in the same revenue range.”

The report is available for individual purchase or as part of an annual subscription at www.commonsenseadvisory.com. Future reports include publicly traded language services companies Bowne, Titan, and Systran.

About Common Sense Advisory, Inc.
Common Sense Advisory is an independent research and analysis firm focusing on the services, tools, technology, and best practices that enable and support global business. For more information visit www.commonsenseadvisory.com.

Editors: Review copy of “SDL 2005: Challenges and Opportunities” available upon request. Contact Melissa Gillespie at +1 (760) 522-4362 or Melissa@commonsenseadvisory.com.


This report was not sanctioned, sponsored, or otherwise supported by SDL International. SDL was allowed to verify its cited public financial data prior to publication. This publication is for informational purposes only and should not form a primary basis for any investment decision.

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