BMC Posts Strong Fourth Quarter, Buys Analytics Vendor


The Houston-based software vendor reported $419.4 million in total revenues for the fourth quarter, up 2.8 percent from fiscal 2006's fourth quarter, with earnings reported at $62.8 million, up from $51.6 million.

On the year, BMC reported net earnings of $215.9 million, a 111.7 percent jump over $102 million in fiscal 2006 earnings. BMC reported $1.6 billion in revenue for the year, a 5.5 percent increase over the previous year's $1.5 billion revenue.

BMC expects first quarter fiscal 2008 revenues to be in the $365 million to $380 million range. On the year, the company expects revenues to increase in the low- to mid-single digits.

BMC president and CEO Bob Beauchamp said the ProactiveNet acquisition is tied in "very specifically" to advancing the company's core Business Service Management (BSM) offerings.

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"This acquisition will further lengthen our lead in the BSM marketplace," he said.

In a statement, Beauchamp elaborated: "BMC's acquisition of ProactiveNet will help customers ensure a superior end-user experience for their customers by automatically detecting potential problems before they impact service."