For anyone who's grown weary of the bellyaching over the rising price of gasoline and the precarious state of tomatoes, Sybase's
With year-over-year growth in total revenue, cash flow from operations, and GAAP net income of 15%, 16%, and 24%, respectively, investors were hard-pressed to come up with anything to complain about, except maybe management's conservative forward guidance. On that point, though, one almost gets the feeling that the head honchos were just bowing to peer pressure to say something gloomy, so that no one would accuse them of being a Mr. Braggy Pants.
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Also reporting this week was systems management vendor Compuware
The companies share something in common: They both offer solutions that help customers increase the return on the investments they have already made in their IT infrastructures. During tough economic times, as customers seek to extract as much value as they can from their resources, companies such as Sybase and Compuware have an opportunity to not just survive, but also thrive. Investors seeking well-financed companies with strong franchises and an unwavering focus on their long-term visions might benefit from a closer look at these two.
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