Software AG fourth-quarter margins hit record; IoT business may double in 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Software AG reported record margins in the fourth quarter on Thursday and forecast that its new business line serving the industrial internet could as much as double in size in 2018.

Germany’s No.2 business software maker after SAP said its adjusted earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) rose by 9 percent to 98.4 million euros ($122.4 million), in line with a Reuters poll of analysts.

Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn