Dassault Systemes raises full-year target, profit slips

PARIS, July 25 Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:21am EDT

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PARIS, July 25 (Reuters) - French software maker Dassault Systemes on Thursday said it had raised its full-year earnings outlook, though net profit slipped 4 percent in the second quarter even as revenue increased.

Dassault said that for the full year it now expects earnings per share of 3.57 to 3.67 euros, representing growth of 6 percent to 9 percent, up from a previous estimated range of 2 percent to 7 percent. (Reporting By Christian Plumb; editing by Mark John)

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