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First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

April 25, 2017 – Walldorf

SAP will publish its financial results for the first quarter 2017. SAP senior management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the performance of the Group’s business activities at 8 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. CEST. 

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“SAP is consistently delivering on its promise and achieved all raised guidance metrics for the full year. Furthermore, operating cash flow was strong with a 27% increase in 2016. New cloud bookings growth of 40% for the fourth quarter was exceptional. Our strong backlog paired with our robust pipeline position us for yet another year of profitable growth in 2017 and allow us to confidently raise our high level 2020 ambition.”

Luka Mucic, CFO
Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results, January 24, 2017



Events and Calendar


May 10, 2017
Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Mannheim, Germany

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May 15, 2017
Dividend Payment

Subject to prior approval by the Annual General Meeting

May 17, 2017
Financial Analyst and Investor Program

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Financial Reports


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 approximately 345,000 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?

The Company is providing the following 2017 outlook:

  • 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 − €4.0 billion at constant currencies (2016: €2.99 billion), in line with the previous 2017 ambition which was raised at the beginning of 2016. The upper end of this range represents a growth rate of 34% at constant currencies.
  • The Company expects full year 2017 non-IFRS cloud & software revenue to increase by 6% − 8% at constant currencies (2016: €18.43 billion).
  • The Company expects full year 2017 non-IFRS total revenue in a range of €23.2 billion to €23.6 billion at constant currencies (2016: €22.07 billion). This is above the previous 2017 ambition which was raised at the beginning of 2016.
  • The Company expects full-year 2017 non-IFRS operating profit to be in a range of €6.8 billion − €7.0 billion at constant currencies (2016: €6.63 billion). This is above the previous 2017 ambition which was raised at the beginning of 2016.

While the Company’s full-year 2017 business outlook is at constant currencies, actual currency reported figures are expected to be impacted by currency exchange rate fluctuations as we progress through the year. The 2017 business outlook at constant currencies replaces the formerly communicated 2017 ambition which was at actual currencies.


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 & Share Buybacks 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

Solid growth

and robust business models

High profits

and regular annual dividend


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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