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SunGard Data Systems

SunGard is Wall Street's cash register. At its data centers in North America and Europe, the Wayne (Pa.) company processes trades and transactions for banks, brokerages, and asset managers. It also hosts applications for schools, nonprofits, and governments. For its services, SunGard collects a stream of payments as steady as water from a hose. Cash flow from operations last year was $785 million, up 18% from 2003.

That uninterrupted supply of dollars is ideal for making payments on loans, which buyout firms use to finance acquisitions. No surprise, then, that in March, seven private equity firms led by Silver Lake Partners said they would take SunGard private for $11.3 billion, the largest buyout ever in the tech sector. The news sent SunGard's stock rocketing up 38% to $35 in one week. The deal is expected to close in September.

Company Info

Revenues* $3.7 BILLION
Revenue Growth 17.3%
Return on Equity 13.6%
Total Return25.3%
Profits* $457.6 MILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

SunGard Data Systems Inc. provides integrated software and processing solutions and information availability services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Investment Support Systems (ISS), Availability Services, and Higher Education and Public Sector Systems (HEPSS). ISS segment processes investment and trading transactions of financial services institutions in the areas of brokerage and trading systems; wealth management systems; treasury and risk management systems; investment management systems; and benefit, insurance, and investor accounting systems. The company delivers various ISSs on an application service provider basis primarily from its data centers located in North America and Europe. Availability Services segment provides production services, such as managed hosting, managed information technology services, network access management, security and optimization services, and email archiving and retrieval. It also provides professional services. HEPSS segment provides specialized enterprise resource planning and administrative solutions to institutions of higher education, school districts, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as local, state, and federal governments. These solutions include accounting, personnel, fundraising, grant and project management, student administration, and reporting for educational and nonprofit organizations; and accounting, personnel, utility billing, land management, public safety, and justice administration for governments. In addition, HEPSS offers long term outsourcing solutions. SunGard is based in Wayne, Pa.

No. of Employees


Data provided by Capital IQ
Cristóbal Conde

Cristóbal Conde

AGE: 44


President and Chief Executive Officer

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Total Compensation*


Total Value of Options**


Degrees Held

Yale University (BS)

* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

Cristóbal Conde, James E. Ashton III, Donald W. Birdwell, Robert F. Clarke, T. Ray Davis, Harold C. Finders, Lawrence A. Gross, Till M. Guldimann, Paul C. Jeffers, Ronald M. Lang, John E. McArdle, Jr., Michael K. Muratore, Brian Robins, Victoria E. Silbey, Bettina A. Slusar, Richard C. Tarbox

Board Members

Cristóbal Conde, James L. Mann, Gregory S. Bentley, Michael C. Brooks, Ramon de Oliveira, Henry C. Duques, Albert A. Eisenstat, Bernard Goldstein, Janet Brutschea Haugen, Malcolm I. Ruddock

Data provided by Capital IQ
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