Software AG、0.76ユーロの安定配当維持を表明

  • Company proposes dividend of €0.76 at Annual Shareholders' Meeting
  • Successful transformation and announced StreamSets acquisition provide further tailwind to sustain profitable growth

ドイツ・ダルムシュタット発 - Software AG(フランクフルトMDAX®:SOW)の経営委員会および監査役会は本日、今年5月17日に開催される年次株主総会において、2021年度の配当を一株あたり0.76ユーロとする安定配当を提案すると決定しました。これにより同社は、グループの長期的な価値向上を反映した安定的な配当方針を継続することになります。

Dr. Matthias Heiden, CFO of Software AG, said: “The financial strength of our Company enables us to invest in future growth and to share our success with our shareholders. The unchanged dividend proposal reflects our appreciation of shareholders and their continued support of the transformation strategy. Our transformation delivered product revenue growth in 2021, as we emerged from the trough of our shift to subscription. Based on our successful transformation and combined with our strategic partnership with Silver Lake and our recently announced agreement to acquire StreamSets, we are confident in delivering sustainable profitable growth. Going forward, we intend to let our shareholders participate in the value creation of the Company.”

The dividend proposal is based on the Company's strong balance sheet and confirms the Company's strategy toward long-term profitable growth. The business shift towards more recurring revenue from subscription and software-as-a-service (SaaS) contracts, and the even stronger customer loyalty that comes with it, will lead to more predictable revenues and ultimately cash flows in the long term.

Subject to the approval of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and based on 74 million dividend-bearing shares outstanding, the total payout sum remains unchanged at €56.2 million. In relation to the closing share price in 2021 (Xetra® closing price on December 31, 2021: €35.08 [2020: €33.34]), this proposal corresponds to a dividend yield of 2.17 percent (2020: 2.28 percent).

Annual Shareholders‘ Meeting

Software AG's Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will be held as a virtual event on May 17, 2022.

About Software AG
Software AG is the software pioneer of a truly connected world. Since 1969, it has helped 10,000+ organizations use software to connect people, departments, systems and devices. Software AG empowers truly connected enterprises using integration & APIs, IoT & analytics and business & IT transformation. Software AG’s products establish a fluid flow of data that allows everything and everyone to work together. The company has more than 4,800 employees across more than 70 countries and annual revenue of over €800m. It is committed to its ambition of exceeding €1 billion of revenue and reaching an operating profit margin (EBITA, non-IFRS) of between 25 percent to 30 percent in 2023.

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