SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2015 Results

July 24, 2015

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Cloud Revenue up 129% – SAP Business Network Revenue up 194%

  • Strong Growth in New Cloud Bookings: Up 162%
  • Non-IFRS Cloud and Software Revenue Increased 21% to €4.06 Billion
  • SAP HANA Customers Doubled Year Over Year, SAP S/4HANA Customers Up More Than 140% Quarter Over Quarter
  • Non-IFRS Operating Profit Increased 13% to €1.39 Billion
  • Reiterates Full Year 2015 Outlook

WALLDORF, Germany — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2015.

SAP again delivered exceptionally strong growth in the cloud. Second quarter non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue grew 129% year-over-year (92% at constant currencies) to €555 million.[1] New cloud bookings, the key measure for SAP’s sales success in the cloud, increased 162% in the second quarter to €203 million.[2]

The Company had a very strong non-IFRS cloud and software revenue performance with 21% growth (9% at constant currencies) to €4.06 billion. Non-IFRS operating profit increased 13% (1% at constant currencies) to €1.39 billion.

“When I speak with CEOs, they are looking for a road map to digitize their business and to create new business models,” said SAP CEO Bill McDermott. “Our business is thriving because we have the most complete vision for how to make this transition to digital business a simple one. I am confident that our strategy to deliver a platform, applications and business networks is exactly what customers need from SAP.”

“Our second quarter growth in new cloud bookings was significantly higher than in the first quarter. This momentum showed across our entire cloud and business network portfolio,” said SAP CFO Luka Mucic. “Our operating profit performance is beginning to reflect the business transformation we initiated to make SAP ready for the future. We are on track to achieve our full year business outlook.”


Strong Momentum in Human Capital Management and Customer Engagement and Commerce Drives Cloud Applications Revenue

Customers increasingly turn to us to manage the total workforce, both permanent and flexible workers, globally. Our Human Capital Management offering, SuccessFactors Employee Central, is localized for 71 countries and the number of customers has increased to more than 730 from around 390 a year ago. This represents an 87% growth in customers in just 12 months. We also saw strong growth in Customer Engagement and Commerce where SAP is helping businesses track and engage customers in real-time across all channels and seamlessly execute and fulfill ecommerce in one end-to-end value chain. New cloud bookings for Customer Engagement and Commerce once again saw strong triple digit growth.

Surge in Number of SAP S/4HANA Customers

Customer adoption confirms that SAP HANA is key to running a data-driven business in the Digital Economy. This quarter, the number of HANA customers surpassed 7,200 compared with 3,600 a year ago. SAP S/4HANA’s robust early traction – more than 900 SAP S/4HANA customers by the end of the second quarter compared to over 370 at the end of the first quarter – is a major catalyst in SAP HANA’s broader market adoption across all industries and regions.

SAP Business Network Increases in Size, Revenue and Relevance

As the SAP Business Network grows, its value increases for all companies taking advantage of frictionless commerce in the digital economy. Total revenue in the SAP Business Network segment was €400 million (€333 million at constant currencies) in the second quarter, a year-over-year increase of 194% (145% at constant currencies). Approximately 1.9 million connected companies trade over $800 billion of commerce[3] on this network.

Regional Performance

Growth was solid in the EMEA region, with a 10% increase in non-IFRS cloud and software revenue. Non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue grew by 94% with triple-digit growth in new cloud bookings. Some highlights in the region include very strong growth across cloud and software in the Middle East and solid growth in Germany, France and the UK.

The Americas region saw strong double-digit growth, with non-IFRS cloud and software revenue growing 36%. Cloud subscriptions and support revenue in the region grew 141% with new cloud bookings nearly tripling, driven by a very strong performance in North America. The United States was a highlight with a strong performance across cloud and software. Regional macro-economic issues impacted results across Latin America.

In the APJ region, non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue grew by 138%, driving non-IFRS cloud and software revenue up 19%. New cloud bookings grew triple-digits. Japan continued its recovery with another strong quarter across cloud and software.


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