Sopra Steria Group: H1 15 results above expectations, FY15 guidance raised

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News published on August Thursday 6, 2015
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This morning Sopra Steria reported H1 15 results above our forecasts and consensus – thanks to solid execution and a well-advanced integration between Sopra and Steria - , but net debt reached 2.1x EBITDA (yet still way above the covenant limit) due to a high WCR change. FY15 guidance is upped, with the company now expecting lfl sales growth of c. 2% with an op. margin of c. 6.5% vs. c. 6% previously. We expect the share price to react positively short-term.

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