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Highlights and Guidance

Financial Highlights

  • Organic Digital Business bookings grew 11 percent in the third quarter and 11 percent in the first nine months. 
  • Organic Digital Business ARR growth accelerated to 12 percent, supported by the Group’s new business growth, showing an increasingly visible and predictable revenue stream.
  • Transformation underpins product revenue resiliency in sixth consecutive quarter of organic Digital Business product revenue growth: +3 percent in the third quarter and +6 percent in the first nine months.
  • Consistent operating profit performance with an organic operating margin (EBITA, non-IFRS) of 16.6 percent in the third quarter and 20.4 percent in the first nine months.
  • Full year 2022 guidance reconfirmed with all guidance metrics remaining as announced on July 14, 2022.

 Strategic Highlights

  • Land and expand progressing well with 93 new logos in the third quarter, up 41 percent year on year and taking the nine-month total to 219.  
  • Capturing significant opportunity in IoT & Analytics market with strong double-digit bookings growth driven by product innovation powering new logos and expansions.
  • StreamSets continuing to deliver strong double-digit growth and competitive advantage. First product synergy deal with webMethods closed during the quarter.
  • Continued strategic shift in Professional Services through expanded partnership with Persistent, which will sub-contract all North American Digital Business implementation work. Transformative step led to a one-off non-cash goodwill impairment of €25.3 million.
  • Sale of shareholding in non-core FACT, a niche regulatory software product that had been operating as a standalone business since its acquisition by the Group, bringing even more focus to Software AG and leading to a one-off capital gain of €11.9 million in the quarter.  
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