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What: Shares of enterprise content management company Open Text
So what: Adjusted net income jumped 41% to $1.21 per share, easily surpassing Wall Street's expectation of $1.07 per share. The company also announced it was acquiring Metastorm, a Baltimore-based provider of business process solutions, for $182 million in cash.
Now what: Open Text's cash balance had ballooned to $340.8 million at the end of 2010, so the deal for Metastorm is easily managable. Even before these outstanding results or the acquisition were announced, Open Text traded at a tasty 13.4 forward price/earnings ratio, so as analysts raise estimates that number should improve. Considering the new source of growth and reasonable valuation, I think this Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick has more room to run.
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