SAP (NYSE:SAP) Stock Tumbles to Six Month Low Level; Fiscal Q4 Misses Estimates – SAP, MSFT, IBM, CRM

Shares of the Walldorf, Germany-based SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) moved down to record low in 6 months after announcing earnings that failed to meet analysts’ forecasts due to higher costs and slowing expansion in the Americas.

SAP, the major maker of business-management software, reported that operating profit for the fiscal fourth-quarter without few items moved up almost 10% to 1.96 billion Euros or $2.6 billion.

Bloomberg compiled data confirm that analysts had estimated 2 billion Euros.

The company reported that software-revenue growth in the Americas fell to 3% from 37% in the earlier quarter, showing rival Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) may have intensified.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rose +1.19% to settle at $27.21, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) moved down -0.06% to end at $192.50 while salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) jumped +0.37% to finish at $174.65 on Tuesday.

SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) last session’s volume of 4.50 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 1.18 million shares. The stock after opening at $77.72 hit high price of $78.55 and then closed at $77.55 by scoring -5.29%.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.03 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.21 and long-term debt to equity ratio remained at 0.07. The Company had total cash of $5.08 billion at hand and a book value per share as $14.44 in the most recent quarter.

The stock’s price volatility was 1.57% for a week and 1.27% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.39 and its beta remained at 1.26.

SAP generated revenue of $20.95 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $3.89 billion. The Company showed a positive 18.59% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 26.38%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 8.67%.

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