SAP Clocks 3 Percent Revenue Growth in Q4 Backed by Cloud Strength; Issues Robust FY22 Outlook; Aims to Acquire Taulia

January 29, 2022Updated: January 29, 2022

SAP SE reported fourth-quarter FY21 revenue growth of 3 percent year-on-year to €7.98 billion at constant currencies.

Cloud revenue increased 24 percent Y/Y to €2.61 billion at CC. S/4HANA cloud revenue grew 61 percent Y/Y to €329 million at CC.

Software licenses revenue declined 17 percent Y/Y to €1.46 billion at CC. Cloud and software revenue increased 3 percent Y/Y to €6.99 billion at CC. Services revenue was flat Y/Y at €0.99 billion at CC.

The current cloud backlog was up 26 percent year-on-year to €9.45 billion at CC. S/4HANA’s current cloud backlog rose 76 percent Y/Y to €1.71 billion at CC.

The non-IFRS operating margin contracted 540 bps to 30.9 percent at CC. Non-IFRS EPS was €1.86.


SAP sees FY22 cloud revenue at CC of €11.55 billion–€11.85 billion.

SAP sees FY22 cloud and software revenue at CC of €25 billion–€25.5 billion.

“After three-quarters of home runs with our cloud momentum, we hit it out of the park this quarter. We are confident that we will continue our Q4 current cloud backlog growth in 2022. This is reflected in our accelerated cloud guidance for 2022 as we make great progress towards our mid-term ambition,” SAP Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Luka Mucic said.


SAP intends to acquire a majority stake of Taulia, a working capital management solutions provider. The financial terms of the transaction remain undisclosed.

The move aims to offer companies better access to liquidity and improve their cash flows.

The acquisition further expands SAP’s Business Network and strengthens SAP’s solutions for the CFO office. Taulia will operate as an independent company with its brand in the SAP Group; Cédric Bru will remain CEO of Taulia, Mucic will become Chairman.

“By combining the deep working capital management expertise of Taulia with SAP’s broad CFO solution portfolio and the integration into our core business software and Business Network solutions, we are well-positioned to become a leader in working capital management. We will offer these capabilities at scale to help businesses improve their financial position and seize growth opportunities,” Mucic said.

By Anusuya Lahiri

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