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July 20, 2016
Q2 Financial Results

Walldorf, Germany
Financial Analyst & Investor Conference Call

October 21, 2016
Q3 Financial Results

Walldorf, Germany
Financial Analyst & Investor Conference Call

January 24, 2017
Q4 and Full Year 2016
Preliminary Financial Results

Walldorf, Germany
Financial Analyst & Investor Conference Call

SAP at a Glance

Capital Market Story

SAP today is the world’s leader in application and analytics software and leading enterprise cloud company with approximately 310,000 customers in 190 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.

Most Frequent Questions

What is your outlook 2016?

We are providing the following outlook for the full year 2016:

Based on the continued strong momentum in SAP's cloud business the Company expects full year 2016 non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue to be in a range of €2.95 - €3.05 billion at constant currencies (2015: €2.30 billion). The upper end of this range represents a growth rate of 33% at constant currencies.

The Company expects full year 2016 non-IFRS cloud and software revenue to increase by 6% - 8% at constant currencies (2015: €17.23 billion).

The Company expects full-year 2016 non-IFRS operating profit to be in a range of €6.4 billion - €6.7 billion at constant currencies (2015: €6.35 billion).

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 40 years; our solutions and services; and our global reach, which includes a base of 300,000 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) in FY2015 (+18%)


S/4HANA customers since February 2015


Non-IFRS Cloud Subscription & Support


customers in
190 countries


Non-IFRS Operating Profit 2015 (€6,35bn)


in 130 countries


Payout Ratio (2015)




Stock and ADR

Since 1988, SAP shares have been listed at Frankfurt Stock Exchange. American depositary receipts (ADRs) representing our shares have been listed on the NYSE in the United States since 1998. At the end of 2015 our market cap was €90bn, about 76% of our stock was in free float. SAP is a member of the German DAX and of the Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 index.

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