• July 22, 2005
  • By Colin Beasty, (former) Associate Editor, CRM Magazine

Earnings Roundup: July 22, 2005

Microsoft has reported $10.16 billion in revenues for the quarter ending June 30, 2005, a 9 percent year-over-year increase. Operating income for the fourth quarter was $2.99 billion, compared to $3.13 billion in the prior year. Net income and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter were $3.70 billion and $0.34 per share. The company also announced net income for fiscal year 2005 was $12.25 billion and diluted earnings per share were $1.12. "We closed out a record fiscal year with strong revenue growth in the fourth quarter driven by healthy, broad-based demand across all customer segments and channels," CFO Chris Liddell said in a statement. Microsoft cited strong revenue growth in the server and tools business as the reason for the strong fourth-quarter numbers. SAP announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2005. Software revenue was euro 576 million for the second quarter, a 16 percent jump of over the same period last year. Total revenue increased 13 percent to euro 2.02 billion. Software revenues in the United States increased 24 percent to euro 174 million for the Q2 2005. The strong revenue results enabled the company to gain share against its peer group worldwide and in the United States. "Thanks to strong software revenue results in each region, we continued to gain market share against our peer group and extend our lead in the U.S. market," CEO Henning Kagermann said in a statement. The company did see a 3 percent decrease in 2005 CRM software revenues, however, which totaled euro 107 million.
Informatica reported a second-quarter revenue of $64.2 million, up 21 percent from the same period last year. License revenues for the second quarter were $28.1 million, up 21 percent. Net income rung in at $7.6 million or $0.09 per diluted share, up more than 665 percent from net income of $1 million or $0.01 per diluted share in Q2 2004. The company signed 48 new customers, increasing its customer base to 2,264. Hyperion Solutions reported that total revenues for the fourth quarter 2005 increased 7 percent to $189 million. Software license revenue increased 9 percent to $78.8 million, compared to $72.2 million for the same period a year ago. Net income increased 40 percent to $20.7 million, or $0.50 per diluted share. Total revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, increased 13 percent to $702.6 million. "This was the best quarter in our company's history, concluding another outstanding year," Godfrey Sullivan, Hyperion's president and CEO, said in a statement. "Our Business Intelligence Platform has an especially strong quarter, [and] our financial applications business also continues to be very strong." As for Q1 of 2006, the company currently expects total revenues in the range of $168 million to $172 million and diluted earning per share in the range of $0.22 to $0.27. Acxiom announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2006, which ended June 30, 2005. Total revenue was $310.3 million, up 7 percent from a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $.07, down 50 percent from last year. Operating cash flow was $61.5 million and free cash flow was $36.7 million. "We expect to meet or exceed $14 million to $16 million in savings per quarter by the end of the fiscal year through the previously announced combination of job cuts and other targeted expense reductions," said Charles Morgan, company leader, in a statement. Epicor has reported its financial results for the second quarter 2005. Total revenues were $71 million, up from $48.6 million or 46 percent for the same period last year. License revenues were $19 million, up 55 percent from $12.2 million. Service revenues were $51.2 million, up 44 percent. The company added 185 new customers during the period. "Looking ahead to the second half of the year, we are raising our revenue and earnings guidance reflecting our continued confidence in strong execution plus demand for our products," George Klaus, chairman, CEO, said in a statement. Amdocs reported revenues of $507.4 million for the third quarter ending June 30, 2005, an increase of 12.7 percent from last year's third quarter. Net income was $78.8 million, or $.037 per diluted share, an increase of $15.3 million, or 24.1 percent. "Demand for our products and services...continues to be strong," CEO Dov Baharav said in a statement. "This has driven our revenue and earnings growth. At the same time, the acquisitions of DST Innovis and Longshine Information Technology expanded our addressable markets and propelled Amdocs into leadership in the broadband industry." Related articles: Amdocs Dials Up Telecommunication Integration SAP Goes Vertical
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