SAP Announces Availability of 2010 Annual Report to Shareholders and Annual Report on Form 20-F

-- SAP Reaffirms its Full-Year 2011 Business Outlook

-- SAP Aims to Achieve 35% Non-IFRS Operating Margin and at Least Euro 20 Billion in Annual Total Revenue by the Middle of the Present Decade

Mar 18, 2011, 20:08 ET from SAP AG

WALLDORF, Germany, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced today that its Annual Report to Shareholders and its Annual Report on Form 20-F (both including the IFRS audited consolidated financial statements) for the year ended December 31, 2010 is now available, and that SAP's Annual Report on Form 20-F has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Both reports can be accessed via SAP's Web site at and Hardcopies of both reports can be ordered free of charge:

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In the 2010 Annual Report, SAP reaffirmed its previously (January 26, 2011) published business outlook for the full-year 2011.

  • Full-year 2011 non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue is expected to increase in a range of 10% to 14% at constant currencies (2010: Euro 9.87 billion).
  • Full-year 2011 non-IFRS operating profit is expected to be in a range of Euro 4.45 billion to Euro 4.65 billion at constant currencies (2010: Euro 4.00 billion), resulting in 2011 non-IFRS operating margin increasing in a range of 0.5 to 1.0 percentage points at constant currencies (2010: 32.0%).
  • Full-year 2011 IFRS effective tax rate is projected to be 27.0% to 28.0% (2010: 22.5%) and the non-IFRS effective tax rate is projected to be 27.5% to 28.5% (2010: 27.3%).  

SAP expects to hire in all regions in 2011, including in Germany.

Also in the 2010 Annual Report, SAP stated that by the middle of the present decade, it aims to achieve a non-IFRS operating margin of 35% in average annual increments of up to 100 basis points, to increase annual total revenue to at least Euro 20 billion, and to increase the share of software revenue generated through indirect channels by up to 40%, which would be more than twice the proportion generated through indirect channels in 2010. In the execution of its strategy, technology partners are essential to advance SAP's research agenda, to monetize in-memory technologies, and to enhance its solution portfolio.

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