Translation software maker SDL posts first-half profit

Tue Aug 5, 2014 2:36am EDT

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Aug 5 (Reuters) - SDL Plc reported a first-half pretax profit, compared with a year-earlier loss, as demand for its translation software in Europe increased.

The company posted a pretax profit of 3.1 million pounds ($5.2 million) for the six months ended June 30 compared with a loss of 2.3 million pounds a year earlier.

Revenue fell 1.5 percent to 129.1 million pounds. ($1 = 0.5929 British Pounds) (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore; Editing by Robin Paxton)