Novell hit analysts' expectations on the nose with a profit of $27 million for its third quarter.
Analysts' had expected earnings per share of 7 cents - which Novell duly reported. Revenues leapt 202 per cent to $272 million, compared with $90 million last year.
Revenues from the Emea region slipped $6 million to $72 million, but Steve Brown, Novell UK's major markets sales manager said $72 million had been Novell's target figure.
Much of its sales continued to be from Netware, while shipments of its other tools, Managewise and Groupwise remained flat, suggesting limited replacement successes against Microsoft and Lotus rival products.
Netware attributed $160 million worth of sales, with sales of directory-based Netware increasing 15 per cent. Network services software sales were $69 million, while training and consulting revenues were $43 million.
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