(By Balaseshan) Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC) reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue and the analytic data services provider revised its full-year forecast.
On a non-GAAP basis, earnings per share (EPS) increased to 69 cents from 59 cents in the comparable period of last year, beating market expectations of 67 cents.
Revenue rose 7 percent to $647 million. In constant currency, revenue increased 10 percent from the third quarter of 2011, in line with management's expectations. Street analysts predict revenue to grow 10.90% to $667.48 million.
On a constant currency basis, Americas revenue rose 3 percent, while Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) revenue jumped 28 percent. Asia Pacific / Japan (APJ) revenue grew 16 percent.
Gross margin improved 150 basis points to 56.9 percent on a non-GAAP basis, driven by leverage from revenue growth as well as a favorable product revenue mix.
Looking ahead for the full year, the company now expects non-GAAP EPS to be in the middle to the higher end of its prior guidance range of $2.72 to $2.82. Revenue on constant currency basis is now projected to be at the low end of its prior guidance range of 14 percent to 16 percent. Analysts expect EPS of $2.79 on revenue growth of 14.20 percent.
TDC ended Wednesday's regular trading session up 0.90 percent at $68.31. The stock has been trading in the 52-week range between $43.77 and $80.97.