In their February 2009 press release, SAS reported $2.26 billion in 2008 revenues. Goodnight says,
We achieved our 33rd year of revenue growth in the worst economy most can remember. This growth is a direct result of being a stable privately held company, which allows us to invest in long-term relationships with employees and customers.
Unliked some other BI software vendors, SAS created new jobs. At the end of 2008, SAS employed over 11K individuals, an increase of 3.5% from 2007 (240 people joined the SAS ranks as part of the acquisitions of Teragram and IDeaS Revenue Optimization).
You can read the entire press release on SAS's website.