Strong quarter: the SAP defies crisis

The software giant SAP in a better way by the Coronavirus crisis than expected. The operating result was adjusted in the second quarter, currency in order to se

Strong quarter: the SAP defies crisis

The software giant SAP in a better way by the Coronavirus crisis than expected. The operating result was adjusted in the second quarter, currency in order to seven percent to 1.96 billion Euro climbed, with informed of based in Walldorf, Germany Dax-listed company on Wednesday evening, citing preliminary Figures. Also, sales of plus two percent to 6.74 billion euros, surprisingly. Experts had expected the majority of with a decrease.

"Our quick reaction to the crisis on the cost side, promoted a strong increase in operating profit and margin," said chief financial officer Luka Mucic. In order to curb the cost of a SAP since the beginning of the pandemic, fewer new employees and does not travel on business. The stock market is much acclaimed operating margin climbed 1.6 percentage points to 28.9 percent. SAP confirmed its forecast for the year as a whole. In April, Europe's most valuable technology Corporation had lowered in response to the crisis, the Outlook for the full year basis, the new business had virtually come to a Standstill.

The Cloud it rips out

thanks to the wide-ranging and world-wide customers, as well as the increasingly important cloud business in the second quarter had been handled "well," said Mucic. The increasing sale of flexible Web subscriptions are usually paid on a monthly basis and not at once, makes SAP the economy of independent. While cloud revenue from April to June rose by 18 percent, according to the traditional software license business by 18 percent. In the end, it is submitted to a slight increase of the total turnover.

in order To emerge from the crisis, wants to invest SAPs CEO Christian Klein continues to be in growth engines. For example, in the industry-specific Cloud, said Klein, who leads the company after the departure of Co-Head Jennifer Morgan only in the past few months alone.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 01:19

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