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Q2 and Half Year 2017 Results


“Our winning strategy is again validated by fast adoption of S/4HANA and our full portfolio of cloud solutions. We expect
continuing momentum in the second half and confidently raise our guidance for
the full year. SAP has never been better positioned.”

Bill McDermott, CEO
Q2 2017 Results, July 20, 2017


 Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer


Events and Calendar


July 20, 2017
Q2 and Half Year 2017 Financial Results

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Listen to the Financial Analyst Call Replay


July 26, 2017
Q2 Debt Investors Update Call

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August 9, 2017
Oppenheimer 20th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference

Boston, MA

Jennifer Morgan, Member of the SAP Executive Board, will speak at the conference. The event will be webcast.

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SAP at a Glance

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SAP today is the world’s leader in application and analytics software and leading enterprise cloud company with over 355,000 customers in more than 180 countries.

76% of all worldwide business transactions touch an SAP system. In 2015 SAP introduced the next-generation business suite, SAP S/4HANA, which helps companies simplify their business processes. SAP S/4HANA is completely built on the high-performance in-memory platform SAP HANA.

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Most Frequent Questions

What is your outlook 2017?

(July 20, 2017) The Company is raising its outlook for the full year 2017:

  • Based on the continued strong momentum in SAP’s cloud business, the Company expects full year 2017 non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue to be in a range of €3.8 billion to €4.0 billion at constant currencies (2016: €2.99 billion). The upper end of this range represents a growth rate of 34% at constant currencies.
  • Due to increasing adoption of S/4HANA and our Digital Business Platform the Company now expects full year 2017 non-IFRS cloud & software revenue to increase by 6.5% to 8.5% at constant currencies (2016: €18.43 billion).
  • The Company now expects full year 2017 non-IFRS total revenue in a range of €23.3 billion to €23.7 billion at constant currencies (2016: €22.07 billion).
  • The Company expects full-year 2017 non-IFRS operating profit to be in a range of €6.8 billion to €7.0 billion at constant currencies (2016: €6.63 billion).

While the Company's full-year 2017 business outlook is at constant currencies, actual currency reported figures are expected to continue to be impacted by exchange rate fluctuations. If exchange rates remain at the June 2017 average level for the rest of the year, we expect non-IFRS cloud and software revenue and non-IFRS operating profit growth rates to experience a currency headwind in a range of -2 to 0pp in Q3 2017 (-1 to +1pp for the full year 2017).

What is your vision and mission?

The world is experiencing unprecedented change. Experts across industries know that in the new digital economy, only the most adaptive businesses will prevail. SAP provides what is needed to become a digital business. Our enduring vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Complexity has become a problem of staggering proportions and stands in the way of digital transformation and innovation. We enable organizations to tackle complexity by unlocking their ability to Run Simple. This principle guides everything we do and powers our customers’ transformation into digital businesses. We offer what is required to support this transformation – our deep experience as a leader in enterprise software for more than 44 years; our solutions and services; and our global reach, which includes a base of 320,000 customers across 25 industries; and an ecosystem of thousands of partners. 

Why does SAP report Non-IFRS financial results?

SAP reports its financial results in accordance with IFRS and additionally discloses certain financial results on a non-IFRS basis. Certain non-IFRS measures (for example non-IFRS revenue, non-IFRS operating profit and non-IFRS operating margin) are provided both, on a nominal currency basis (as reported basis) and on a constant currency basis.

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When does SAP pay out dividends?


SAP pays a dividend once a year. The SAP Executive and Supervisory Boards jointly recommend the dividend amount. It is based on the SAP SE financial statements. The amount of dividend requires the shareholders’ approval and is officially decided upon at the SAP Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Payout usually occurs on the next business day following our Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. For information about SAP's dividends policy, access the Dividends section on the stock page.

Note to holders of SAP ADRs (American Depositary Receipts): One SAP ADR represents one SAP share. The final dividend is dependent upon the Euro/US-Dollar exchange rate. SAP pays cash dividends on the ordinary shares in Euro, so exchange rate fluctuations will affect the US-Dollar amounts received by holders of ADRs, depending on the foreign exchange rate at the time of the conversion of the dividend cash from Euro to US-Dollar. The final dividend payment by SAP to the depositary bank is usually scheduled for the day after the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The depositary bank will then convert the dividend payment from Euro into US-Dollar as promptly as practicable.

ADR investors can invest all or a portion of the cash dividends paid on SAP ADRs through our Dividend Reinvestment Program, operated in cooperation with the Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Visit and click on the "DB-Direct" icon for more information about this program.

Where can I find information about SAP's most important acquisitions?

Detailed information on our acquisitions can be found in section Acquisitions.


Global Leader

in business application and analytics software
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Solid growth

and robust business models
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High profits

and regular annual dividend
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Total Revenue
(IFRS, FY2016)


S/4HANA customers since February 2015


Cloud Subscriptions & Support 
(IFRS, FY2016)


customers in more than
180 countries


Operating Profit
(IFRS, FY2016)


in 130 countries

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