|Bid||128.40 x 1300|
|Ask||128.41 x 1300|
|Day's Range||125.61 - 130.16|
|52 Week Range||94.81 - 130.16|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.86|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||30.94|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.73 (1.50%)|
|1y Target Est||122.39|
U.S. activist investor Elliott revealed a 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) stake in SAP on Wednesday and said it supported a new management efficiency drive, sending shares in the German business software company to a record high. SAP has until now escaped the attention of activist investors, steered by co-founder and Chairman Hasso Plattner who has withstood tough competition from U.S. rivals and is still the biggest shareholder in the German company with 6.5 percent. It reported an adjusted operating margin of 24 percent for the first quarter as it grapples with a catch-up transition to cloud computing.
hit an all-time high in European trading after the company raised its operating profit outlook and U.S. activist investor Elliott revealed a €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) stake in German cloud computing company. In the U.S., American depositary receipts were up 10.3% to $126.57. Cloud, software and total revenue was up double digits in the quarter.
SAP SE (SAP) first-quarter results benefit from favorable growth in cloud revenues and expanding customer base. Also, the company guides higher operating profit levels for 2019.
As German tech company SAP pushes further into the cloud, top employees are disappearing. The latest was Robert Enslin, head of cloud activities. Investor Elliott voiced its approval, but with shares at all-time highs any disappointment will vaporise the activist’s encouragement.
Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott had committed to improve profitability and refrain from any more major deals at the 133 billion-euro ($150 billion) maker of enterprise software. Elliott Management Corp. announced Wednesday it had taken a stake of just under 1 percent in the Walldorf, Germany-based firm, the activist’s biggest tech investment since it built a holding in Samsung Electronics Co. three years ago. The fund, controlled by billionaire Paul Singer, declared the SAP holding just an hour after the German firm announced a new five-year plan to boost profit at its cloud business.
World shares pared back losses on Wednesday as positive earnings in Europe from Credit Suisse and investor support for SAP helped soothe worries that China has put broader stimulus on hold. European shares crept into positive territory, with the pan-regional STOXX 600 index edging up 0.1 percent to reach its highest level since Aug. 1. "The big picture is the tussle between Asia, which has pulled back, and America, where the markets made new highs, so Europe is probably going to be a bit torn between the two," said Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments.
European markets gave back much of Tuesday’s gains as strong earnings elsewhere could not offset oil companies’ retreat. How did markets perform? The Stoxx 600 (XX:SXXP) was down 0.1% to 390.9, after rising 0.
On a per-share basis, the Walldorf, Germany-based company said it had a loss of 11 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.02 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. ...
Walldorf-based SAP reported a 26 percent increase in new cloud bookings for the first quarter at constant currencies, an acceleration from the October-December period. Separately, Elliott disclosed a stake of 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) and said the stock has been “consistently undervalued” relative to its revenue growth. SAP shares rose as much as 7.1 percent as Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott’s bets on the cloud business start to pay off.
- Cloud Revenue Exceeds €1.5 Billion for the First Time in a Quarter, Up 45% (IFRS), Up 48% (Non-IFRS) - SAP Now the Leader in Experience Management XM with Qualtrics - New Cloud and Software Order Entry ...
WALLDORF, Germany, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (SAP) today announced it will host an operationally focused Special Capital Markets Day on November 12th, 2019 to lay out the details of several new initiatives to accelerate operational excellence and value creation. SAP is forming a Special Executive Board Committee which will oversee the operational review and identify, evaluate and execute on operational levers across all functional areas of SAP's business. The goal of the review is to accelerate operational excellence across all functional areas of SAP with a focus on growth, innovation and efficiency.
Google Cloud lags Amazon and Microsoft in market share and customer experience, but new CEO Thomas Kurian, previously a longtime Oracle executive, is trying to change that.
Global technology giant SAP is the latest big company to endorse British firms that aim to do good, as more consumers drive businesses to prove their social and environmental credentials. The German software firm has unveiled plans to promote ethical firms on its 2 trillion pound a year trading platform, Ariba - the world's largest business commerce network - where 3.9 million companies in 190 countries buy and sell services. Following in the footsteps of pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson and consultancy firm PwC, SAP will also award more contracts to British social enterprises - firms that aim to do good as well as make profit - although it did not give details.
New offices for Wabtec, Smith & Nephew and SAP helped stoke new office develop in the city's urban fringe
Today we'll evaluate SAP SE (FRA:SAP) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the bu...
Through the integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), these intelligent tools are helping to automate the customer support experience and deliver targeted results in a shorter amount of time. "The overall mission of the Next-Generation Support approach from SAP is to minimize the effort and time required by SAP customers, while maximizing their business outcomes," said Andreas Heckmann, global senior vice president and head of customer success services, SAP Digital Business Services, SAP. "The Intelligent Enterprise requires speed and precision, and the continued integration of machine learning and AI into the Next-Generation Support concept has enabled us to provide just that.
Europe's largest technology company SAP aims to more than double its market value to between 250 billion euros and 300 billion euros ($282-$338 billion) by 2023, Chief Executive Bill McDermott told a German newspaper. McDermott said SAP's market capitalisation had increased to 140 billion euros (£120.7 billion) from 45 billion euros since his tenure as CEO began in 2010. "Measured on the market valuation of pure cloud service providers, we have potential in our portfolio for a further 90 billion euros in market value," he told Thursday's edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
Alteryx's (AYX) ClearStory Data acquisition strengthens its data preparation capabilities, particularly with large, cloud-based datasets.
SAP SE (SAP) announces new enhancements to SAP HANA platform to boost adoption and strengthen position in database management market.
SAP Announces Managerial Changes. We believe that SAP, with its ongoing initiatives, is well poised to capitalize on potential of the market.
WALLDORF, Germany , April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced enhancements to the SAP HANA® database in the cloud and on premise that provide everyone instant access to critical ...
Companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms to prevent it being misused, the European Commission said on Monday, under new ethical guidelines for a technology open to abuse by authoritarian regimes. The EU initiative taps in to a global debate about when or whether companies should put ethical concerns before business interests, and how tough a line regulators can afford to take on new projects without risking killing off innovation. It is only with trust that our society can fully benefit from technologies," Commission digital chief Andrus Ansip said in a statement.
Software company SAP said the head of its cloud business group had quit, the latest in a string of top departures as Europe's most valuable technology company reshapes its operations. Robert Enslin, who joined SAP in 1992 and had served on its board since 2014, had been tipped by some as a potential successor to Chief Executive Bill McDermott but has departed to take an unspecified opportunity elsewhere. During his two-year tenure as head of the cloud business group, Enslin helped build out SAP's cloud portfolio, including its $8 billion deal last year to buy Qualtrics, which specialises in tracking online sentiment.