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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

SOFTWARE AG | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 226 [32] Seasonal influences Revenues and pre-tax earnings were distributed over fiscal year 2012 as follows: in €thousands Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 2012 License revenue 65,246 76,040 80,505 97,149 318,940 in % of license revenue for the year 20 24 25 31 100 Total revenue 254,554 258,645 257,424 276,711 1,047,334 in % of revenue for the year 24 25 25 26 100 Earnings before taxes 51,485 52,829 57,785 69,398 231,497 in % of net earnings for the year 22 23 25 30 100 Based on experience from past years, the revenue and earnings distribution in 2012 was not fully repre- sentative and is therefore useful only to a limited extent for calculating the expected distribution in 2013. The following graph illustrates the development of license revenues in 2012 und 2011. The distribution of revenue and earnings is regularly affected by large individual contracts and is thus dif- ficult to predict. As % of total annual license revenue Distribution in 2012 Distribution in 2011 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 20 24 24 20 25 31 25 31 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

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