Software AG

  • WKN: A2GS40
  • ISIN: DE000A2GS401
  • Land: Germany

Nachricht vom 01.06.2007 | 08:14

Software AG: Software AG Increases Revenue and Earnings per Share Forecast for 2007 Following the Acquisition of webMethods


Software AG / Acquisition/Acquisition

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Darmstadt, Germany – June 1, 2007 – Software AG (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002
/ SOW), today announced that it has successfully completed its tender offer
for webMethods, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM).  The subsequent offering period for
the offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Thursday May
31, 2007.
Software AG also announced that it expects the closing of the second and
final step of its acquisition of webMethods will occur later today.  After
the closing, webMethods will be a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of
Software AG.

As a consequence of the fast closing of the acquisition the fast
acquisition of the entire company the Executive Board has revised the
forecast for the financial year 2007. The new guidance now envisions an
increase in revenue (net of currency effects) of 30 to 35% (previously 14%)
and earnings per share between EUR 3.10 and 3.25 (previously between EUR
3.00 and 3.20). Despite the acquisition related cost the company expects to
achieve an EBIT margin of 22% (previously 24%).


Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News: International Conference Call/Webcast Information (in englischer Sprache) There will be an analyst and investor conference call conducted by both management teams to discuss today at 15:00 a.m. CEST/ 9 a.m. EST. This call is open to journalists. To participate in the conference call, US callers can dial +1(888) 457-4228 877, callers from Great Britain dial +44(800) 358-0886 and for caller from Germany please dial +49(800) 101-2072. A live web cast of the conference call will also be available at www.softwareag.com for those unable to attend the live session. Contact for Software AG: Otmar F. Winzig Vice President Investor Relations press@softwareag.com Phone +49 (0) 6151 92-1699 Fax +49 (0) 6151 92-1191 Norbert Eder Vice President Corporation Communications press@softwareag.com Phone +49 (0) 6151 92-1146 Fax +49 (0) 6151 92-1444 DGAP 01.06.2007 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Issuer: Software AG Uhlandstraße 12 64297 Darmstadt Deutschland Phone: +49 (0)6151 92-1938 Fax: +49 (0)6151 92-1933 E-mail: Investor.Relations@softwareag.com www: www.softwareag.com ISIN: DE0003304002 WKN: 330400 Indices: TecDAX Listed: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin-Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service

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