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PARIS, July 25 French software maker Dassault
Systemes on Thursday raised its full-year earnings outlook as
second quarter revenue increased, despite a 4.5-percent slip in
net profit on one-offs.
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.
The group said the fall in net income to 0.64 euros a share
mainly reflected a one-time gain on the sale of a distribution
activity in the 2012 second quarter, together with a higher
shared-based payment expense in the current second quarter.
Second-quarter total revenue increased six percent to 522
million euros ($690.94 million)on growth in both software
revenue and services and other revenue, it said.
($1 = 0.7555 euros)
(Reporting By Christian Plumb; editing by Mark John)