Europe and Japan let the side down in the first quarter of Novell's 1997 fiscal year, sending profits sliding down from $64 million to $51 million. Revenues for the three months ended 31 January 1997 were down as well, from $438 million to $375 million.
Joe Marengi, Novell president, said: "Market weakness in Europe and Japan resulted in a slight sequential decline in revenue, but we shipped more than 250,000 network server operating systems in the first quarter." The company said its core businesses continued to grow and added that the 1996 figures included revenue of around $61 million from product lines that have since been abandoned or sold off.
It had been rumoured that Novell would reveal the name of its new chief executive to coincide with the release of the results, but no annuoncement was made.
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