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SAG QB3 2013, englisch

8 SOFTWARE AG | INTERIM REPORT 3/2013 REVENUE BY BUSINESS LINE This chart shows that, with 48 percent—or almost half—of Group revenue, the high-growth, profitable BPE business line has clearly become the Company’s strongest contributor to revenue. The respective revenue contribution from the two other business lines—ETS and Consulting—dropped to about one-quarter of total revenue in the period under ­review. In comparison: In last year’s third quarter, ETS ­accounted for more than 30 percent of revenue and Con- sulting for 32 percent. This revenue mix confirms: The Company’s strategic trans- formation is producing effects, and the positive shift in ­revenue toward the high-growth BPE line is a sustainable trend. This speaks for Software AG’s successful focus on the quickly growing integration and process software business. Consulting 27 % ETS 25 % BPE 48 % License and maintenance revenue again suffered the great- est impact, because these revenues are generated globally. Services, on the other hand, are concentrated in Europe. The effects on license and maintenance revenue were €– 4.5 million and €– 6.3 million respectively. The effect of exchange rates on service revenue was €– 1.7 million. The main reason for the substantial exchange rate effects was the continued strength of the euro and Software AG’s expansion in North America. As in the second quarter, the eurozone accounted for 37 percent (2012: 37 percent) of overall revenue. The share of revenue invoiced in U.S. dollars increased to 26 percent (2012: 25 percent). 2.2 REVENUE AND EARNINGS BY BUSINESS LINE (SEGMENT REPORT) Performance of the three business lines in the third quarter of 2013 illustrates a continued positive shift in revenue dis- tribution. Software AG’s total revenue in the third quarter of 2013 was €238.5 million and was distributed as follows: