SAP Second-Quarter Net Profit Falls 18% to EUR668 Million

By Christopher Alessi Features Dow Jones Newswires

German business-software provider SAP SE (SAP.XE) reported an 18% drop in net profit for the second quarter, weighed down by restructuring and share-based compensation expenses, even as it announced a share buyback of up to 500 million euros ($575.8 million) for the year.

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Net profit for the three months ended June was EUR668 million, compared with EUR813 million during same period the previous year.

Revenue rose 10% to EUR5.78 billion ($6.66 billion), driven by growth in the cloud business.

The company raised its forecast for the full year, saying it now expects cloud-and-software revenue to grow 6.5%-8.5% and total revenue to be between EUR23.3 billion and EUR23.7 billion. The outlook is based on calculations not recognized under international financial reporting standards.

Write to Christopher Alessi at christopher.alessi@wsj.com

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July 20, 2017 01:32 ET (05:32 GMT)