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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

SOFTWARE AG | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 82 2011 Positive currency translation effects totaled €25.3 million in 2012. The Group generated some 37 percent (2011: 41 per- cent) of total revenue in the common European currency. Other currencies thus accounted for about 63 percent. The main foreign currencies in which Software AG completed business transactions were: the U.S. dollar (26 percent), the Brazilian real (6 percent), the Australian and Canadian dol- lars, the pound sterling, the South African rand and the Israeli shekel all with 4 percent respectively. REVENUE PERFORMANCE At €1.05 billion, total revenue in fiscal year 2012 nearly hit the high figure from the previous year. Product revenue by region About 48 percent (2011: 46 percent), and thus almost half, of our product revenue came from North America. The region consisting of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was also a strong contributor with 31 percent (2011: 32 percent). Sales in Germany—Software AG’s home mar- ket—are reported separately and accounted for 13 percent (2011: 14 percent). The Asia-Pacific region contributed 8 per- cent (2011: 9 percent) to Group revenue in 2012. 2012 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE Germany 13% Asia Pacific 8% PIIGS < 4% BRICS 13% EMEA 31% (ex. Germany) Americas 48% Germany 14% Asia Pacific 9% PIIGS < 5% BRICS 14% EMEA 32% (ex. Germany) Americas 46%