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The Register: Red Hat shaves loss to $900k; on track for profitability by year's end

Dec 15, 2000, 19:27 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat, the Linux company that isn't a Linux company - it's an "open source Internet infrastructure solutions" provider, apparently - yesterday said its latest quarter saw revenues rocket a clear 112 per cent. And its loss improved somewhat too."

"For the three months to 30 November - Red Hat's third quarter of fiscal 2001 - revenues reached $22.4 million, up from $10.5 million for the same period last year. That's good news, as is Red Hat's headline earnings figure, a $900,000 loss (one cent a share), a very big improvement on the $5.3 million loss is posted for Q3 2000 and ahead of Wall Street's consensus expectation of two cents a share."

"That strategy continues to be a focus on revenue growth. "We are committed to increasing revenue by a minimum of 85 per cent or $157 million in fiscal 2002... and achieving profitability by the end of calendar 2001," said Red Hat's CFO, Kevin Thompson. "These results put us in an extremely strong position going into the fourth quarter," he added. "We are committed to our stated goals of growing revenues by 100 per cent during fiscal 2001."

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