|Bid||0.00 x 76700|
|Ask||0.00 x 56500|
|Day's Range||89.10 - 90.43|
|52 Week Range||82.05 - 108.52|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.82|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.31|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (1.58%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, SAP SE (FRA:SAP) has paid a dividend Read More...
In the previous article, we discussed how Oracle’s (ORCL) revenue growth slowed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and improved just ~0.5% in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. According to the outlook provided by Oracle, it expects its revenue to grow between 0% and 2% in constant currency terms in the quarter, but the strengthening US dollar could hurt its revenue growth expectations. In August, the Turkish lira went through a bad phase that spread to other emerging markets.
Last year, Oracle (ORCL) and AT&T (T) entered into an agreement through which Oracle will migrate thousands of existing Oracle databases on AT&T’s network to Oracle cloud. The exercise was supposed to be a massive one for Oracle, as it involved migrating petabytes worth of AT&T data, making it one of the biggest ever business deals for Oracle. Oracle mentioned that it would finish this migration within the year.
In the previous article, we discussed how Oracle’s (ORCL) Autonomous Database is an attempt by Oracle to penetrate the IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) market, a category of cloud computing. Despite Oracle’s small presence in the IaaS market, it’s known to be a leader in the traditional on-premises database market. According to a report from TechRepublic citing Gartner as its source, the open-source database market is worth $2.6 billion compared to $34 billion for the traditional database market.
The real driver of growth for Oracle in the SaaS market is its growing presence in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) space. ERP includes functions such as procurement, project management, financial management, and accounting. According to Gartner, ERP was a $31 billion market in 2017 and is poised to grow to $34 billion by the end of this year—decent growth despite worldwide economic concerns such as currency volatility, trade wars, and Brexit. The report mentions that SAP (SAP) continues to be the largest player in the ERP market with revenue of over $7 billion in 2017.
SaaS (software-as-a-service) is the concept of the licensing of software applications by a third party on a subscription basis. Alongside SaaS, IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) are the other two major categories of cloud computing. According to a report from IDC, SaaS continues to be the biggest category in the cloud services market, clocking $90 billion in revenue in 2017.
Another growth market for IBM is blockchains, a decentralized and mutually-verifiable peer-to-peer technology. The blockchain market is poised to grow rapidly—according to Wintergreen Research and as the chart below shows, the market could grow 89% (compounded annually) from $708 million in 2017 to $60.7 billion in 2024.
The company’s cloud subscription revenue soared 41% YoY (year-over-year) in the third quarter, with its management saying that its cloud subscription business was eclipsing its traditional software license business faster than expected. Its software subscription business was 40% larger than its software license business at the end of the third quarter. As part of its efforts to encourage its customers to transition to its cloud services, where it sees a brighter future, SAP is cooperating with leading cloud companies Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), IBM Corporation (IBM), Google (GOOGL), and Alibaba (BABA).
WALLDORF, Germany, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half (54 percent) of American consumers consider themselves to be socially conscious shoppers, and nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of respondents prefer to purchase holiday gifts from brands that support specific social causes. The study also revealed that 60 percent of individuals will avoid buying from brands that support causes they disagree with during holiday shopping. "We live in an experience economy in which consumers care not just about products but also about a company's purpose, value and global impact," said Alex Atzberger, president, SAP Customer Experience, SAP.
Microsoft (MSFT) has secured the renewal of its software supply contract with Israel’s government, according to Reuters. This contract renewal is notable because in August, Israel threatened to terminate its software contracts with Microsoft after the company proposed shifting it to a different licensing model. Specifically, Microsoft had wanted to move Israel to a software subscription model from a perpetual software license model (in which the customer is free to use the software as desired).
It seems Oracle (ORCL) is about to lose a key customer, Amazon (AMZN). For a while, Amazon has been rumored to be working on its exit from Oracle’s databases, and it’s recently become clear that Amazon is dropping Oracle as its database provider. Amazon’s top cloud executive, Andy Jassy, told CNBC recently that Amazon is on track to move off of all Oracle databases by the end of 2019.
Moody's Investors Service has today assigned A2 ratings to the new notes issued by SAP SE (SAP). The proceeds will be used in support of the intended acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc. (Qualtrics), announced on 11 November 2018.
Hewlett Packard's (HPE) Composable Cloud for ProLiant DL Servers and Synergy along with other updates on its hybrid cloud platform will enable better management of public and private cloud resources.
Bill McDermott became the CEO of SAP SE (FRA:SAP) in 2014. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at other large companies. Then we’ll look at a snap Read More...
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was down 0.3 percent. European stocks attempted to stage a recovery from a two-year low yesterday as investors assessed the possibility of the U.S. Federal Reserve softening its policy stance.
, the parent of global survey software company SurveyMonkey, slipped 11.8% to $12.99 at the market's close on Monday, less than a week after reporting quarterly earnings for the first time since going public in September. SurveyMonkey said it expects to grow revenue in the current quarter between 14% and 17% year over year to between $64.8 million and $66.8 million. SurveyMonkey rival Qualtrics International Inc. recently agreed to be acquired by the German-based European multinational software corporation SAP SE for $8 billion in cash.
Ericsson (ERIC) is steeling itself for a significant fine resulting from investigations into its compliance with America’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (or FCPA). The company’s compliance with the FCPA has been under scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission since 2013 and the Department of Justice since 2015. Ericsson said last month that it was discussing a resolution of the probes, but it warned that a settlement could result in it being hit with a fine.
Company invites individual and institutional investors as well as advisors to log-on to VirtualInvestorConferences.com to view presentation NEW YORK , Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today ...
Germany's SAP (SAPG.DE) hit back at suggestions that the German business software group is paying too much for Qualtrics, a U.S. company that specialises in tracking consumer sentiment online. SAP finance chief Luka Mucic said on Friday that the deal came together in only four weeks but SAP's leadership examined it seriously and quickly concluded it was a good fit. "Despite all of the reservations and debate ... (our analysis) yielded more and more favourable results," Mucic told the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecoms Conference in Barcelona.
Germany's SAP hit back at suggestions that the German business software group is paying too much for Qualtrics, a U.S. company that specialises in tracking consumer sentiment online. SAP finance chief Luka Mucic said on Friday that the deal came together in only four weeks but SAP's leadership examined it seriously and quickly concluded it was a good fit. "Despite all of the reservations and debate ... (our analysis) yielded more and more favourable results," Mucic told the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecoms Conference in Barcelona.
Lately, the software industry has seen a number of multibillion-dollar acquisitions. In June, Microsoft (MSFT) acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion, and it recently completed this acquisition. GitHub is a central repository where developers keep their code.
WALLDORF, Germany , Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the following events: Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media & Telecom Conference ( Barcelona ) Luka Mucic, CFO and ...
Another important business for Microsoft is Dynamics 365, which is an integration of customer relationship management (or CRM), enterprise resource management (or ERP), the Azure IoT platform, and other business productivity applications. Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based application tool that Microsoft launched in 2016. Microsoft expects revenue of more than $1.25 billion from Dynamics 365 this year.
Large enterprise clients are finding value in this company's software services, as it eliminates the need for cumbersome tasks previously performed by manual labor. It's time for investors to realize the value of this high-growing tech company, too.