* Sees first-quarter adjusted EPS $0.29-$0.32 vs est $0.31
* Sees first-quarter revenue $196 mln-$206 mln vs est $197.1
* Fourth-quarter adjusted EPS $0.41 vs est $0.37
* Fourth-quarter revenue $234.7 mln vs est $217.5 mln
* Shares up 9 pct in extended trading
Jan 24 Data-integration software maker
Informatica Corp forecast current-quarter revenue
largely above analysts' estimates as growth returned to its
Shares of the company were up 9 percent in extended trading,
after closing at $33.24 on Thursday on the Nasdaq.
Informatica, which makes software to help companies pull
together data to analyze business trends, forecast first-quarter
adjusted earnings of between 29 cents and 32 cents on revenue of
$196 million to $206 million.
Analysts on average were expecting earnings of 31 cents per
share on revenue of $197.1 million, according to Thomson Reuters
Although there was demand in Europe, the company had not
been able to pursue business there in the past few quarters,
Chief Executive Sohaib Abbasi said on a conference call with
The company said it had a "solid quarter" in Europe,
reflecting better sales execution and operational discipline.
Weak performance in Europe had dragged down the company's
third-quarter results in October.
The company said it signed on customers such as Facebook Inc
and online restaurant reservation provider OpenTable Inc
in the fourth quarter.
Net income fell to $31.1 million, or 28 cents per share,
from $42.4 million, in the fourth quarter, or 38 cents per
share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, the company earned 41 cents per share.
Revenue rose to $234.7 million from $227 million a year
Analysts on average were expecting earnings of 37 cents per
share on revenue of $217.5 million.