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Company of the Month May 2020: First Derivatives has a strong year with increase in profits | Business & Finance

Company of the Month May 2020: First Derivatives has a strong year with increase in profits | Business & Finance

First Derivatives, the global analytics software company, has had a strong year with profits before tax increasing by 9% to €20.5m in the twelve months leading up to 29th February 2020.

Annual results for the group also indicate that Revenue for the same period is up by 9% to €266m.

The company, based in Newry, County Down, said it had seen “no material financial impact to date” from the coronavirus and that its high levels of repeat and recurring revenue had mitigated the impact of the global crisis. 

The past year has been one of the most significant in the Group’s history, having to cope with the sudden loss of our founder and CEO, Brian Conlon, and then the challenges posed by Covid-19.

It had also taken a number of measures to pre-emptively protect the business including ceasing business travel and suspending bonus payments to executive directors. It will not

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Company of the Month May 2020: First Derivatives has a strong year with increase in profits | Business & Finance

First Derivatives, the global analytics software company, has had a strong year with profits before tax increasing by 9% to €20.5m in the twelve months leading up to 29th February 2020. Annual results for the group also indicate that Revenue for the same period is up...

Business Person of the Month May 2020: Mark Turley, founder of family agribusiness ClonBio | Business & Finance

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Rebooting Ireland: The Business Show announces first round of speakers | Business & Finance

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