SAP CEO: We’re Optimistic and Investing in Innovation

While SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) doesn’t provide guidance for individual quarters, it didn’t stop co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe from publicly talking about his company and its plans.

After expressing optimism about his company’s fourth quarter and 2012, Snabe said in Euro am Sonntag newspaper article, “The company is still investing strategically in innovations.”

Snable added he is confident about this quarter’s pipeline and expects further corporate growth in 2012. SAP has a 2015 goal of EURO $20 billion in annual sales or an average growth rate of approximately 10 percent per year.

The company will also review its options for its high cash reserves including a dividend increase and share buy back, according to Snabe in the article.

In response to the company’s new in-memory computing technology HANA, the co-CEO said it’s performing better than expected and customers have an “extremely high interest” in it. From this, the company sees HANA bringing in “more than” EUR100 million in sales in 2011, up from the EUR 100 million initial forecast.

Here’s how big software stocks are trading now:

  • SAP AG (NYSE:SAP): The shares recently traded at $60.06, down $0.62, or 1.02%. Its market capitalization is $71.45 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $46.70 to $68.39. Volume today was 380,474 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 2,001,580 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 19.50, while trailing earnings are $3.08 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.61 per share for a dividend yield of 1.00%. About the company: SAP AG is a multinational software company. The Company develops business software, including e-business and enterprise management software, consults on organizational usage of its applications software, and provides training services. SAP markets its products and services worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL): The shares recently traded at $32.42, up $0.05, or 0.15%. Its market capitalization is $163.54 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $24.72 to $36.50. Volume today was 2,897,376 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 36,046,500 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.44, while trailing earnings are $1.76 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.24 per share for a dividend yield of 0.70%. About the company: Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise information management. The Company offers databases and relational servers, application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business applications. Oracle’s software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, set-top devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes, and massively parallel computers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM): The shares recently traded at $188.81, up $1.43, or 0.76%. Its market capitalization is $222.54 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $141.18 to $190.53. Volume today was 2,106,916 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,521,600 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.88, while trailing earnings are $12.69 per share. The company pays a dividend of $3.00 per share for a dividend yield of 1.60%. About the company: International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): The shares recently traded at $26.95, up $0.04, or 0.15%. Its market capitalization is $226.71 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $23.65 to $29.46. Volume today was 5,511,380 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 58,214,200 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 9.80, while trailing earnings are $2.75 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.80 per share for a dividend yield of 3.00%. About the company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products. The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software. Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM): The shares recently traded at $134.38, up $4.51, or 3.47%. Its market capitalization is $18.21 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $109.21 to $160.12. Volume today was 1,264,387 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,042,620 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 655.51, while trailing earnings are $0.21 per share. About the company: Salesforce.com, Inc. provides software on demand. The Company supplies a customer relationship management service to businesses worldwide providing a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run business applications. Clients use Salesforce.com to manage their customer, sales and operational data. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE): The shares recently traded at $28.59, up $0.16, or 0.56%. Its market capitalization is $14.03 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $22.67 to $35.99. Volume today was 804,900 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 7,303,710 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 15.66, while trailing earnings are $1.83 per share. About the company: Adobe Systems Incorporated develops, markets, and supports computer software products and technologies. The Company’s products allow users to express and use information across all print and electronic media. Adobe offers a line of application software products, type products, and content for creating, distributing, and managing information. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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