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Profit Leap for Software AG in the Third Quarter with U.S. Operations Adding to the Positive Outlook

  • Q3 total revenue grew double digits compared to the same period in 2009
  • Year-over-year growth in both product and professional services business
  • U.S. Operations delivered 22 percent total revenue growth in the first nine months of 2010 compared to 2009
  • BPE (webMethods and IDS) business divisions generated 60 percent of total revenue, while the traditional ETS business contributed 40 percent in Q3, 2010

Reston, Va., 10/27/2010

Software AG reported significant revenue growth in all business divisions in the third quarter of 2010. U.S. Operations added to the positive outlook delivering double digit growth rates in Q3 compared to the same period in 2009. In particular, the U.S. Operations saw year-over-year growth in both product and professional services business.

The upturn in demand in the Americas, apparent in the first half of 2010, continued in the third quarter. U.S. Operations delivered 22 percent total revenue growth in the first nine months of 2010 compared to 2009.

“Our third quarter results are a true reflection of our growth strategy,” said Mark Edwards, Chief Executive Officer—Americas/Asia Pacific/Japan, Software AG. “We can truly say we are in a strong position in the market.”

In the U.S., the Business Process Excellence (webMethods and IDS Scheer) business divisions generated 60 percent of total revenue in the third quarter of 2010, while the traditional Enterprise Transaction Systems (Adabas, Natural) business contributed 40 percent of the total revenue.

“The significant revenue growth of the third quarter is proof that we’re on the right track,” said Dean Mericka, President of Sales, Americas, Software AG. “We are winning more large projects with new customers against our major competitors, and we are delivering to our customers in more ways than ever before. With a product portfolio that consists of webMethods, ETS, ARIS and now MDM we will continue to grow the technology we have to offer, thus offering solutions to help businesses operate effectively.”

Key Figures, IFRS, unaudited

Stated, at constant currency

€ million (unless otherwise stated)

9M 2010

9M 2009

Change

in %

Q3 2010

Q3 2009

Change

in %

Total revenue

792.9

555.3

+43

275.3

213.6

+29

Product revenue

474.8

399.4

+19

166.2

143.2

+16

-webMethods + ARIS (BPE)

219.3

156.2

+40

72.1

56.9

+27

-ETS

238.7

240.0

-1

88.2

83.1

+6

Service revenue + Others

318.1

155.9

+104

109.1

70.4

+55

EBIT

174.6

138.8

+26

69.1

56.4

+23

Net income

111.0

92.7

+20

45.6

38.1

+20

Earnings per share(in €)**

3.90

3.27

+19

1.61

1.35

+19

Free Cash Flow

138.7

119.8

+16

42.6

47.0

-9

 

 

30.09.2010

30.09.2009

Change in %

 

Equity ratio

44 %

37 %

+7 pp

Financial liabilites

351.2

514.5

-32

Net debt

249.5

320.1

-22

Employees***

5,708

6,086

-6

in Germany

2,089

2,196

-5

*    Consolidated as of 20.08.2009

**  Basic

*** Full time equivalents


 

About Software AG
With more than 1,000 U.S.-enterprise customers and 800 employees, Software AG's U.S. operation contributes one third of the company's total revenue and is Software AG's largest market presence and R&D location. Software AG has operated nationwide in the U.S. since 1973 through a fully-owned subsidiary, Software AG USA Inc., which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia – also an R&D hub for the company’s core data management and integration technologies. R&D labs for the development of Software AG’s webMethods product suite – offering SOA integration and BPM solutions – include facilities in San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle and Denver. For more information, visit www.softwareag.com/us.

Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

We are unique in offering the world’s only end-to-end – and easiest to use – business process management (BPM)  solutions, with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio for: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of 847 million euro (IFRS, unaudited) in 2009 and has more than 6,000 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

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Cheryl Hawkins
Senior Manager, Public Relations
United States
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Fax: +1 703 674- 4061
cheryl.hawkins@softwareag.com
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Paul Hughes
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Germany
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