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SAP AG: SAP Announces Best Ever Second Quarter Performance - Significantly Outperforming Market Expectations By Exceeding EUR1 Billion in Software Revenue


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12.07.2012 13:33

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SAP Announces Best Ever Second Quarter Performance - Significantly Outperforming Market Expectations By Exceeding EUR1 Billion in Software Revenue

- Second Quarter 2012 Software Revenue Increased 26% to EUR1,059 Million (19% at Constant Currencies) Driven by Double-Digit Growth in all     Regions

- Second Quarter 2012 Software Revenue Reaches Upper End of the Second     Quarter Outlook

- Second Quarter 2012 Non-IFRS Software and Software-Related Service Revenue Increased 21% to EUR3.14 Billion (15% at Constant Currencies)
- 10th Consecutive Quarter of Double-Digit Growth in Non-IFRS Software and Software-Related Service Revenue Supported by Stellar Results in     SAP HANA, Mobile and Cloud

- Second Quarter 2012 Non-IFRS Operating Profit Increased by 15% to     EUR1.17 Billion (8% at Constant Currencies)

WALLDORF, Germany - July 12, 2012 - After a preliminary review of its second quarter 2012 performance, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced its preliminary financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - Second Quarter 2012

All 2012 figures in this release are approximate due to the preliminary nature of the announcement.

IFRS software revenue was EUR1.06 billion (2011: EUR0.84 billion), an increase of 26% (19% at constant currencies). IFRS software and software-related service revenue was EUR3.12 billion (2011: EUR2.58 billion), an increase of 21%. Non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue was EUR3.14 billion (2011: EUR2.59 billion), an increase of 21% (15% at constant currencies). IFRS total revenue was EUR3.90 billion (2011: EUR3.30 billion), an increase of 18%. Non-IFRS total revenue was EUR3.92 billion (2011: EUR3.31 billion), an increase of 18% (12% at constant currencies).

IFRS operating profit was EUR0.92 billion (2011: EUR0.86 billion), an increase of 7%. Non-IFRS operating profit was EUR1.17 billion (2011: EUR1.02 billion), an increase of 15% (8% at constant currencies). IFRS operating margin was 23.6% (2011: 26.0%), a decrease of 2.4 percentage points. Non-IFRS operating margin was 30.0% (2011: 30.8%), or 29.6% at constant currencies, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points (a decrease of 1.2 percentage points at constant currencies).

Non-IFRS operating profit and non-IFRS operating margin for the second quarter 2012 were impacted by severance expenses which amounted to EUR31 million (2011: EUR13 million) and the acquisition of SuccessFactors, which impacted the non-IFRS operating margin by approximately 110 basis points. In addition, the company increased its headcount by 3,655 FTEs (thereof 1,789 organic) in the first quarter of 2012 and another 1,552 FTEs (thereof 1,376 organic) in the second quarter of 2012 to capture future growth opportunities.

Second Quarter 2012 non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue and non-IFRS operating profit excludes a deferred revenue write-down from acquisitions of EUR18 million (2011: EUR8 million). Non-IFRS operating profit additionally excludes acquisition-related charges of EUR129 million, expenses from discontinued activities of EUR2 million, share-based compensation expenses of EUR99 million and restructuring expenses of EUR4 million (2011: EUR111 million, expenses of EUR10 million, EUR32 million and EUR1 million).

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - First Half 2012

IFRS software revenue was EUR 1.70 billion (2011: EUR1.45 billion), an increase of 17% (11% at constant currencies). IFRS software and software-related service revenue was EUR5.74 billion (2011: EUR4.91 billion), an increase of 17%. Non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue was EUR5.77 billion (2011: EUR4.93 billion), an increase of 17% (12% at constant currencies). IFRS total revenue was EUR7.25 billion (2011: EUR6.32 billion), an increase of 15%. Non-IFRS total revenue was EUR7.27 billion (2011: EUR6.35 billion), an increase of 15% (10% at constant currencies).

IFRS operating profit was EUR1.55 billion (2011: EUR1.45 billion), an increase of 7%. Non-IFRS operating profit was EUR2.01 billion (2011: EUR1.80 billion), an increase of 12% (6% at constant currencies). IFRS operating margin was 21.4% (2011: 23.0%), a decrease of 1.6 percentage points. Non-IFRS operating margin was 27.6% (2011: 28.3%), or 27.2% at constant currencies, a decrease of 0.7 percentage points (a decrease of 1.1 percentage points at constant currencies).

First half 2012 non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue and non-IFRS operating profit excludes a deferred revenue write-down from acquisitions of EUR25 million (2011: EUR25 million). Non-IFRS operating profit additionally excludes acquisition-related charges of EUR250 million, profit from discontinued activities of EUR5 million, share-based compensation expenses of EUR181 million and restructuring expenses of EUR4 million (2011: EUR222 million, expenses of EUR12 million, EUR84 million and EUR1 million).

The company will report its full second quarter and first half 2012 results on July 24th.

Additional Information

2012 revenue and profit figures include the revenue, profits and cash flows from SuccessFactors starting on February 21, 2012. For the prior-year period those numbers were not included.

For a more detailed description of all of SAP's non-IFRS adjustments and their limitations as well as our constant currency and free cash flow figures see Explanation of Non-IFRS Measures online.

About SAP 
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 190,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of SuccessFactors) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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