Enterprise Value ~$2.4B
EV/LTM Revenue 10.04x
EV/LTM EBITDA NM
Europe’s largest software company SAP (NYSE:SAP) announced yesterday that it had acquired cloud-computing firm CallidusCloud (Nasdaq: CALD) for $36 a share, a total of ~$2.4B or a 21 percent premium over Callidus’ 30-day weighted average share price.
The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.
Shares of Callidus jumped yesterday morning on the news that it would be acquired, and finished with a gain of 3.25 at $35.95 on the highest volume of the year. The company’s stock also made its third consecutive new high for the year.
Fortifying Brand through M&A
Strategic Transition: The German ERP giant has been strengthening its base of cloud-based services through M&A, making a series of large acquisitions. The Callidus acquisition is SAP’s biggest in nearly four years, while its biggest purchase was of cloud-based travel expenses management firm Concur in 2014 for $8.5B. Over the past eight years, SAP spent ~$28.6B purchasing cloud-based platforms and database software companies. Acquired companies include Ariba, SuccessFactors, Hybris, Gigya and Fieldglass. null
Strong Exit: Founded in 1996 and publicly listed in 2003, Callidus has also developed a strong taste for M&A, acquiring 14 companies over the past eight years (Callidus acquired four in 2017 alone).
More Pressure: Along with its full-year results and acquisition announcement, SAP released its results for the final quarter of 2017. Revenues grew 1% over the prior year period to ~$8 billion, with revenues from new cloud bookings as a strong driver in growth. In addition, the company continued its success in the ERP software market as more than 1,000 customers adopted its S/4HANA platform this quarter, bringing the overall count to more than 7,900 customers.
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