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Analyst consensus

Sophos Group PLC takes estimates produced by analysts covering Sophos Group PLC in order to produce a company-compiled consensus. The consensus shown here was compiled between 16th May to 5th June 2019, representing the mean estimate derived from the forecasts prepared by 5 analysts during that period.

The opinions, estimates or forecasts made by the contributing analysts are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions, estimates or forecasts of the company or its management. The consensus is provided for information purposes only and is not endorsed, approved or verified by Sophos Group PLC.

Sophos Group PLC cannot offer investment advice. Nothing in this analysis should be taken as a recommendation to buy or sell shares in Sophos Group PLC or to take any other action or place any reliance on the analysis. None of Sophos Group PLC, its subsidiary undertakings or their respective directors, officers or employees accepts any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of forecasts used in this analysis nor shall they have any liability whatsoever for the consequences of any reliance or actions taken or not taken based on any of the information in this analysis. It should be noted that forecasts are by definition forward looking and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that may materially affect eventual results.

Although Sophos Group PLC intends to update the analysis periodically, it assumes no obligation to update, revise or supplement the consensus information, nor to continue the practice of publishing the analysis in this way.

Sophos Group PLC Actual Actual --- Analyst consensus forecast ---
Year to March (US$m) FY18 FY19 FY20E FY21E FY22E
Revenue 639.0 710.6 760.4 827.1 904.0
YOY (+/-) NA* 11.2% 7.0% 8.8% 9.3%
Low - - 752.7 817.9 885.5
High - - 765.0 859.9 953.6
Adjusted Operating Profit1 58.3 109.0 93.9 111.3 136.4
YOY (+/-) NA* 87.0% -13.9% 18.6% 22.5%
Low - - 90.0 104.0 123.0
High - - 95.4 116.0 154.0
Operating cash flow2 174.0 159.6 151.1 171.7 201.1
YOY (+/-) 30.5% -8.3% -5.3% 13.7% 17.1%
Low - - 144.0 158.0 174.0
High - - 155.2 181.0 230.0

1. Adjusted Operating Profit represents the Group’s operating profit/(loss) adjusted for amortisation charges, share option charges and exceptional items.

2. Cash flow generated from continuing operations, before tax.

* In accordance with the transitional requirement of IFRS 15, FY18 has been restated; however earlier periods have not and are therefore not directly comparable for affected metrics

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