Information for Our Investors
This section contains information relating to RWS Holdings plc, the ultimate holding company of RWS.
I am pleased to report that RWS has delivered its best year ever despite a far from robust global economic backdrop. For the 14th consecutive year since listing on AIM in November 2003, we have achieved growth in sales, profits and dividends, testimony to the strength of our market positions in patent translations, IP support solutions and life sciences language services.
We have continued to invest in those resources which can deliver future expansion, and in particular we have made three acquisitions which position the Group as one of the major global providers of language services with a focus on the specialist and growing IP, life sciences and technology markets.
The Group has made a strong start to FY 2018, benefiting from underlying growth in revenues and better gross margins. The Board believes that the Group now possesses an outstanding global platform which will enable RWS to develop sales opportunities across multiple geographies and industry verticals. We have built a significant presence in the USA and expect this to be a major driver of Group revenues and profits.