2017 saw a flurry of headline enterprise software transactions in which the biggest names sought to retain and grow market share amongst a maturing landscape of cloud software platforms. Most notably, deals in the AI / Machine Learning, Analytics, Cloud Enablement, and Cyber Security attracted strategic priority. A trend to watch for in 2018 is the prioritization of robotic and automated workforce.
- Current revenue growth rate exceeds the average of the last 3 years, indicating that market momentum is increasing
- Current gross profit margin is less than the average of the last 3 years gross profit margins, indicating customer pricing power
- Current EBITDA margin is less than the average of the last 3 years EBITDA margins, which may signal further consolidation