35. First Derivatives
- Chief executive: Brian Conlon
- Pre-tax profit: £12.5m
- Employment: 1,595
- Pay bill: £88.2m
Newry financial software firm First Derivatives has said it expects to benefit from tax cuts in the US as it reported strong trading in the second half of the year.
In an update, the company — which has now branched out into other uses for its software — said revenue would likely be ahead of the forecast £180.2m.