The infrastructure software maker Citrix has reported a 25pc increase in its 2006 revenues, having passed the billion-dollar mark during the past 12 months.
Announcing its preliminary financial results, the US-based company reported annual revenue of US$1.134bn, compared to US$909m in the previous year. Annual net income for 2006 was US$196m, an increase on the 2005 figure of US$166m. Fourth-quarter profits were flat, however, at US$59m.
In the fourth quarter of last year, revenues were US$321m, up 19pc on the US$269 reported in 2005. In the final quarter of 2006 the Pacific region showed the highest growth for Citrix of 33pc; next came the Americas with 20pc. Europe was relatively slower with just 8pc.
Mark Templeton, Citrix president and CEO, said the results showed a “very strong year of growth”. He added: “We’ve built excellent momentum in each of our businesses and I believe we’re entering 2007 with the best product pipeline, channel partnerships and brand strength we’ve ever had. We’re well positioned for continued growth as we lead the formation of the application delivery market.”
Citrix employs close to 100 people at its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) technical support centre in East Point Business Park, Dublin.
By Gordon Smith