Interested in SAP stock? Find out everything you need to know about before investing, including important historical data, performance and quotations.
Interested in investing in a promising asset? SAP stock may well be of interest to you. Read our comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the company’s history, business model, IPO and listing, advantages and disadvantages.
SAP is a German company that develops business process management software. Founded in 1972, it was first called Systemanalyse Programmentwicklung, and later became SAP SE (System Anwendungen Produkte).
In the beginning, the company consisted of only five people: Dietmar Hopp, Klaus Tschira, Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, and Claus Wellenreuther. Today, it has grown into a multinational company with over 100,000 employees. Its current customers number more than 440,000 and are located in 180 countries.
The quality of its products has made the company the number one software publisher in Europe and the fourth in the world.
Its headquarters are located in Walldorf, Germany, but the group now has offices on all continents.
SAP's business model is based on the sale of software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. This activity represents 83.5% of its revenues. The standard applications, industry solutions and platforms offered by SAP SE are all designed to design business processes and to create forecasts (analysis of sales trends, machine revision forecasts, etc.). SAP SE offers solutions that can be installed on site or used from the Cloud.
In addition to selling software solutions, SAP also offers services (training and consulting) that help its customers leverage operational data from various business processes, such as online feedback and customer service requests. These services, which account for 16.5% of its revenue, help its customers find the right insights into their targets and thus improve their products and services.
Currently, SAP stock is listed on the Deutsche Boerse market. It is included in the calculation of the German stock market index DAX 30. The company’s leading position is illustrated by this and the following historical data :
It is still difficult to say whether it is a good time to invest in SAP stock. Take a look at the following data about factors that could positively or negatively impact SAP share prices before deciding whether to invest.