Aug 28 (Reuters) -
MICROS SYSTEMS INC MCRS.O (in $) Latest Yr-ago qtr EPS (diluted) 0.66 0.53 EPS, before items 0.75 0.58 Net (million) 27.4 21.4 Total revenue (million) 221.6 191.8 Reuters Estimates: EPS $0.70, revenue $219.8 million.
--The company, which provides information systems to the hospitality industry, said it expects first-quarter earnings of 50 cents to 52 cents a share, excluding share-based payment charge, on revenue of $201 million to $204 million.
--Analysts on average were expecting first-quarter earnings of 49 cents a share, excluding items, on revenue of $202.7 million, according to Reuters Estimates.
--For fiscal 2008, the company said it expects to earn $2.59 to $2.62 a share, excluding items, on revenue of $910 million to $915 million.
--For the year, analysts on average were expecting earnings of $2.56 a share, excluding items, on revenue of $905.5 million.
--The company also said that effective fiscal 2008 second quarter, it will no longer provide quarterly outlook but will continue to provide annual outlook. (Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore)