* Q4 non-GAAP EPS of 6 cents in line with Street's view
* Q4 revenue of $245 million below forecast of $250 mln
* Shares little changed in after-hours trade
BOSTON, Dec 4 Novell Inc NOVL.O, the No. 2
publicly held maker of Linux software, reported a narrower
quarterly loss on Thursday as cost cutting helped offset zero
The company reported a loss of $16.3 million, or 5 cents
per share in the fourth-quarter ended Oct 31, compared with a
loss of $17.9 million, or 5 cents, a year earlier when it had
more shares outstanding.
Waltham, Massachusetts-based Novell reported profit
excluding items of 6 cents per share, in line with the average
forecast from Reuters Estimates.
The software maker's quarterly revenue of $245 million was
flat from a year earlier and below the $250 million Wall Street
Its full-year non-GAAP operating margin more than doubled
to 10.2 percent from 4.9 percent. That beat the 8 percent to 10
percent margin target the company issued in August.
Novell said it is targeting a non-GAAP operating margin of
at least 10 percent for the current fiscal year, which ends in
Novell is the world's second-largest seller of Linux
software after Red Hat Inc (RHT.N).
Its shares were little changed in after-hours trade after
falling 6.4 percent on Nasdaq to $3.82.