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Portfolio Flash News: May

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  • 17/05: Sage benefits from recurring demand
  • 15/05: Spirax-Sarco’s impressive resilience
  • 14/05: Comcast to sell remaining stake in Hulu

17 May:

Recurring revenue surges at Sage (LON: SGE)

Management at tech group Sage have said revenue from recurring software licenses has come ahead of previous expectations in the first half of the financial year. The company, which sells its office software solutions mainly to small and medium sized enterprises, made 82% of its revenue from recurring sources in the first half of FY2019, up from 78% this time last year.

Subscription shift boosts cash generation

The transition to a predominately licensing model is all part of Sage’s aim to increase the reliability of its revenues and improve the outlook. The company, which launched the Sage Business Cloud in 2018, said recurring revenue growth was boosted largely by higher subscriptions in North America and Northern Europe.

15 May:

ITV (LON: ITV) cancels Jeremy Kyle show

After 14 years, ITV has axed its alarmingly popular Jeremy Kyle Show following the death of a guest who took part in the programme. Steve…

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