San Francisco The US software manufacturer Salesforce expects less revenue growth in view of the strong dollar and increased competition in the cloud business. In the current financial year, revenues are likely to reach a maximum of 31 billion dollars (31.1 billion euros), the SAP rival announced on Wednesday after the US stock market close.
Three months ago, Salesforce had raised as much as $31.8 billion. Experts had expected a higher forecast. The stock fell by more than five percent after the stock market.
In the past second quarter, Salesforce increased sales by 22 percent year-on-year to $ 7.7 billion. Nevertheless, net profit fell year-on-year from $ 535 million to $ 68 million, which was due, among other things, to higher costs and a weaker development of strategic investments. In the second half of the year, the Group expects significant burdens – mainly due to the strong dollar, which reduces foreign income after conversion into US currency.