BMC Software reports lower quarterly profit

Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:11pm EDT

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Business software maker BMC Software Inc's quarterly profit fell 15 percent as license bookings from its corporate customers declined.

Net income fell to $97.8 million, or 61 cents per share, in the second quarter, from $114.7 million, or 65 cents per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, earnings were 88 cents per share.

Revenue fell 2 percent to $548.2 million.

BMC is exploring a sale and has approached potential suitors including large technology companies and private equity firms.

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