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Dividends


Shareholders continuously participate in SAP's success

To enable its shareholders to take part in the Company's success, SAP has paid a dividend every year since the stock was floated in 1988. In recent years, the payout has always been greater than 35% of profit after tax. We aim to continue our policy to pay a dividend totaling more than 35% of profit after tax in the future. Dividends are remitted without delay after the resolution on the appropriation of retained earnings, usually on the business day after the Annual General Meeting. All shareholders possessing SAP certificates at the time of the resolution on the appropriation of retained earnings are entitled to receive payment of the dividend.

Next to paying a regular annual dividend, SAP has employed share repurchases for several years to continuously return excess cash to shareholders. Accordingly, SAP repurchases shares primarily for purposes of redemption and - to a lower extent - meeting its obligations arising from stock-based compensation programs.

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Shareholder Structure

 

As at December 31, 2015, SAP SE had issued 1,228,504,232 no-par shares (December 31, 2014: 1,228,504,232) with a calculated nominal value of  1€ per share.

The shareholder structure of SAP is characterized by a wide distribution of share ownership. Applying the definition accepted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange -€“ which excludes treasury stock from the free float -€“ the free float stood at 77.5% at the end of December 2015 (December 31, 2014: 75.7%). U.S. and Canadian investors (institutions and individual) remained the largest group of shareholders.

More information on the SAP shareholder structure can be found in the "Investor Relations" chapter of our SAP Integrated Report.

2015 SAP Integrated Report

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Basic Data
Key data    

Initial public offering:

  November 4, 1988

Stock category:

  Ordinary share

Shares outstanding:

  1,229 million

NYSE ticker:

  SAP

ISIN:

  DE0007164600
Security Code Numbers    

Germany (WKN):

  716460

USA (CUSIP):

  803054204

ISIN:

  DE0007164600

SEDOL:

  4846288
Ticker Symbols
   

Deutsche Boerse:

  SAP

New York Stock Exchange (ADR):

  SAP

Bloomberg:

  SAP GR

Reuters:

  SAPG.F or .DE

Quotron:

  SAGR.EU.
Index Weightings as of Dec 31, 2015    

DAX 30:

  7.80%

Prime All Share:

  5.78%

CDAX:

  6.07%

HDAX:

  6.20%

Dow Jones STOXX 50:

  2.02%

Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50:

  3.33%
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Key Performance Indicators
SAP Ordinary Shares   2015  
2014 
 
2013 
 
2012 
 
2011 
Year-end price (€)   73.38  
58.26
 
62.31
 
60.69
 
40.85
Year high (€)   74.85  
62.55
 
64.80
 
61.43
 
45.90
Year low (€)   54.53  
50.90
 
52.20
 
41.45
 
34.26
Shares outstanding at year end (thousands)   1,228,504  
1,228,504
 
1,228,504
 
1,228,504
 
1,228,083
Freefloat (%)   77.5   75.7   74.7   74.3   73.3
Market capitalization at year end (€ billions)   90.1  
71.6
 
76.5
 
74.7
 
50.2
Basic Earnings per share (€)   3.77  
2.75
 
2.79
 
2.35
 
2.89
Dividend per share (€)   1.15*  
1.10
 
1.00
 
0.85
 
1.10
Dividend distributions as a percentage of net income   45%*  
40%
 
36%
 
36%
 
38%
SAP ADRs*      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year-end price (US$)   79.10  
71.32
 
87.14
 
80.38
 
52.95
Year high (US$)   80.91  
84.42
 
87.14
 
81.21
 
68.31
Year low (US$)   63.37  
65.41
 
70.27
 
52.95
 
48.39

*) Subject to prior approval by the Annual General Meeting

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Share Price History

Ariba Shares
In 2012 SAP acquired Ariba. Here you can find the daily closing price history for the share from 1999 to 2012 (NASDAQ).
Price history (XLS)

Business Objects Shares
In 2008, SAP acquired BusinessObjects. Here you can find the daily closing price history for the shares until January 2008 (NASDAQ since 1994, Euronext since 1999).
Price history (NASDAQ) (XLS)
Price history (Euronext) (XLS)

SAP Preferred Shares
From 1995 to 2001 preferred shares were traded in addition to ordinary shares. Here you can find a history of the daily closing price.
Price history (XLS)

SuccessFactors Shares
In 2012 SAP acquired SuccessFactors. Here you can find the daily closing price history for the share.
Price history (XLS)

Sybase Shares
In 2010, SAP acquired Sybase. Here you can find the daily closing price history for the shares from 1991 to August 2010.
Price history (XLS)

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Analyst Coverage

SAP communicates its strategy to financial analysts, portfolio managers, and private investors in road shows, group meetings, and one-on-one discussions around the world. About 50 banks and financial services provides regularly publish commentary, valuations, and recommendations on SAP stock.

The following list, which is not comprehensive, includes banks and securities firms that publish regular research reports on SAP. 

Arete Research Services LLP   Shepherd, Adam J.
Baader Bank AG   Woller, Knut
Bank of America Merrill Lynch   Rangan, Kash
Bank of America Merrill Lynch   King, John
Bankhaus Metzler   Holger Schmidt
Barclays Capital   Vos, Gerardus
Barclays Capital Inc.   Lenschow, Raimo
Berenberg Bank (Schweiz) AG   Munda, Gal
Bryan Garnier - Forecast S.A.   Ramirez, Grégory
Citi Investment Research (Europe)   Pritchard, Walter
Commerzbank Corporates & Markets (Frankfurt)   Becker, Thomas M.
Cowen & Co.   Wood, Derrick
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC   Brennan, Charles A.
Deutsche Bank   Tout, Alex
DZ Bank AG   Schnitzer, Harald
Edward Jones   Miedler, Andrew T.
Evercore Partners   Materne, Stewart K.
Exane BNP Paribas (UK)   Prunas, Brice
fairesearch GmbH & Co KG   Steffen, Heinz
FBR Capital Markets & Co.   Ives, Daniel H.
Goldman Sachs International   Moawalla, Mohammed E.
Haitong   Stefan Slowinski
HSBC Securities (France)   Baudry, Antonin
Jeffries International   Radia, Milan
JMP Securities LLC   Walravens, Patrick D.
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co.   Beaubois, Jean D.
JPMorgan Cazenove Limited   Pollard, Stacy E.
Jyske Bank A/S   Jakobsen, Robert
Kepler Cheuvreux   Daure, Laurent
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg   Maier, Mirko
MainFirst Bank   Sriraman, Chandramouli
Megabuyte   Crawshaw, James B.
Mirabaud   Anand, Vijay
Morgan Stanley & Co. International Limited   Wood, Adam D.
Morningstar   Gogia, Sunit
Nomura Securities International, Inc.   Frederick Grieb
NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank   Donie, Wolfgang
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.   Schwartz, Brian J.
Pacific Crest Securities Inc.   Garg, Monika
Redburn Partners, LLP   Steer, Neil E.
Royal Bank of Canada   MacMillan, Ross S.
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., L.L.C.   Moerdler, Mark L.
Santander Investment Bolsa, S.V., S.A.   Treviño Peinador, Carlos Javier
SG Securities (Paris)   Nguyen, Richard
Stifel Nicolaus Canada, Inc.   Reback, Brad R.
Ticonderoga Securities LLC   Herman, Neil J.
UBS Limited   Briest, Michael J.
Warburg Research GmbH   Wolf, Andreas
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC   Winslow, Philipp
William Blair & Company, L.L.C. (Research)   Suri, Bhavanmit S.
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ADR

In the United States, SAP shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the form of American depositary receipts (ADRs). They have been traded there since August 3, 1998.

An ADR is a receipt representing ordinary or common shares of a non-U.S. company. ADRs are priced in U.S. dollars and traded on U.S. exchanges, allowing investors to buy and sell shares of non-U.S. companies in exactly the same way as they purchase or sell shares of U.S. companies.

ADR Details
Exchange:   NYSE
Ratio:   1 ADR = 1 ordinary share
Type of ADR program:   Sponsored Level II*
Symbol:   SAP
CUSIP:   803054204
Country:   Germany
Industry:   Computer software/services
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Trading in ADRs / Transfer Agent

You can purchase or sell SAP ADRs like any other traded stocks, through your broker. SAP ADRs can also be traded through the DB-Direct Investor Services Program of Deutsche Bank, which acts as the SAP depositary bank for ADRs. DB-Direct is a direct-share purchase and dividend-reinvestment plan for depositary receipt investors. The plan allows the purchasing and selling of depositary receipts at reduced cost, without the need to engage a broker.

DB-Direct is not an offer by SAP to sell or a solicitation by SAP to purchase SAP ADRs but is solely sponsored and administered by Deutsche Bank. For more information, access the Deutsche Bank ADR Web site and click on the "DB-Direct" icon or call +1-877-484-5046 (toll-free).

Deutsche Bank provides the following services for U.S. ADR holders:

  • Records and maintains the register of ADR holders
  • Acts as transfer agent
  • Distributes dividends in U.S. dollars
  • Facilitates the proxy voting process and exercises the voting rights on behalf of ADR holders
  • Distributes company annual reports, circulars, and annual general meeting documents
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Dividends for SAP ADRs
SAP pays cash dividends once a year in euro, so exchange-rate fluctuations will affect the U.S. dollar amounts received by holders of ADRs on the conversion into U.S. dollars of cash dividends paid in euro on the ordinary shares represented by the ADRs. The final dividend payment by SAP to the depositary bank usually occurs on the business day after the Annual General Meeting. The depositary bank then converted the dividend payment from euros into U.S. dollars as promptly as practicable.
 
The following table shows the SAP Dividend Payment History.
ADR Ex-Dividend Date   ADR Record Date   ADR Pay Date   Gross Dividend in USD
5/10/2016   5/12/2016   5/20/2016   1.3052
5/18/2015
  5/20/2015   5/29/2015   1.2214
5/22/2014   5/21/2014   5/29/2014   1.3659
5/31/2013   6/4/2013   6/12/2013   1.1107
5/21/2012   5/23/2012   6/1/2012   1.3838
5/23/2011   5/25/2011   6/3/2011   0.8500
6/4/2010   6/8/2010   6/16/2010   0.5973
5/15/2009   5/19/2009   5/27/2009   0.6805
5/30/2008   6/3/2008   6/11/2008   0.7716
5/8/2007   5/10/2007   5/18/2007   0.6198
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ADR Taxation

When SAP pays a dividend to ordinary shareholders and ADR shareholders, certain tax implications apply. The SAP dividend is subject to a German withholding tax of 26.375% of the gross amount. Under terms of the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement between the United States and Germany, eligible ADR holders may reclaim 11.375%, thereby reducing their withholding tax to 15%.

ADR holders eligible for the refund must be residents of the United States in accordance with the aforementioned Convention. Contact your broker or tax adviser for more information and any applicable U.S. tax forms.

*A sponsored Level II ADR must comply with the SEC's full registration and reporting requirements. In addition to filing an F-6 registration statement, the issuer is also required to file SEC Form 20-F and comply with the SEC's other disclosure rules, including submission of its annual report, which must be prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

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