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Compuware Earns 12 Cents Per Share in Q2 as Growth Businesses Continue to Soar

DETROIT, Oct. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended September 30, 2010.
/ Source: GlobeNewswire

    DETROIT, Oct. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended September 30, 2010.

    "Compuware has shaped its business to deliver steady, long-term growth in revenue and earnings," said Compuware President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Paul. "This quarter's results show clearly that we're delivering on that goal. Total revenues are up compared to Q2 last year, with strength in our growth businesses overcoming a difficult compare in mainframe revenues."

    Compuware reports second quarter revenues of $225.9 million, up 3.6 percent from $217.9 million in Q2 last year. Second quarter earnings per share were 12 cents, based upon 224.4 million shares outstanding. Second quarter net income was $26 million.

    "Compuware's best-in-class offerings in the rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar application performance management and secure collaboration markets are increasingly contributing to our overall growth and profitability," continued Paul. "With Vantage license fees up 48 percent and Gomez subscription fees—on a pro forma basis—up nearly 30 percent year-over-year, we're establishing ourselves not only as the leader, but the world standard in APM.

    "Supporting these growth engines, our mainframe business continues to sustain its strong renewal rate of more than 90 percent, and our Professional Services business is now showing year-over-year revenue and margin growth," continued Paul. "Moving forward, I expect Compuware's focused, balanced solution portfolio to continue producing market-leading value for our customers, shareholders and employees."

    During the company's second quarter, software license fees were $45.6 million. Maintenance and subscription fees were $122 million in the second quarter, up 11.2 percent from $109.7 million in the second quarter last year. Revenue from Professional Services in the second quarter was $58.3 million, compared to $58.1 million in the same quarter last year.

    Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Highlights

    During the second quarter, Compuware:

    • Acquired DocSite, an award-winning clinical decision support and quality performance management company, adding quality care and performance management capabilities to Covisint.
    • Announced that Compuware Gomez was named the #1 provider of web performance monitoring solutions to the largest online retailers in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year by .
    • Achieved VMware Ready™ status for Compuware Vantage.
    • Released research revealing that large European organizations lose €608,000 every year due to performance-related problems with cloud-based applications.
    • Announced that several Michigan health plans have coalesced under one entity—Michigan Association of Health Plans—leveraging Covisint ExchangeLink ™.
    • Introduced the Compuware Workbench, a new modernized open development environment for managing mainframe application development.
    • Was recognized by Enterprise Management Associates as a "Value Leader" and was also recognized as the industry's best Business Service Management (BSM) solution in the
    • Partnered with AppLabs, the world's largest software testing and quality management company, to deliver enhanced performance testing capabilities to customers.
    • Unveiled a strategic partnership with Tatanet to provide end-to-end application performance management services to Tatanet's customers in India.
    • Announced a competitive switch program called " More " that provides an attractive and secure upgrade path to Changepoint PSA for QuickArrow customers.
    • Announced that Steria, one of Europe's leading IT service companies, has chosen Compuware Changepoint to provide a core management system for project and service portfolios worldwide.
    • Announced that RightNow Technologies (Nasdaq:RNOW) chose Compuware's project portfolio management solution, Changepoint, to help RightNow's professional services division deliver valuable information to enhance client support and automate key processes.
    • Released information that Covisint became a member of Energistics, the upstream industry open standards oil and gas consortium.
    • Announced that the Gomez global performance network expanded by 50 percent, exceeding 150,000 global Last Mile locations and 150 commercial-grade Internet backbone nodes.
    • Launched through Gomez numerous new industry benchmarks that provide companies with an unbiased view of the state of web and mobile site performance.
    • Introduced with Gomez a free Cross-Device Website Compatibility test that allows organizations to see if their web or mobile site displays correctly across mobile smart devices including the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Nexus One.
    • Announced that, for the 10th consecutive year, it earned the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" award presented by The Michigan Business & Professional Association.

    Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

    In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the financial information included with this press release uses non-GAAP measures for revenue. The non-GAAP revenue disclosures provide information on total products commitments and pro forma revenue for Gomez subscription fees as if their results were included in the comparable prior year period. Compuware management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release is useful to investors' understanding and assessment of Compuware's ongoing core operations and prospects for the future. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in operating and evaluating its business and as such has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors. A reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP information is contained in the financial statements following this press release.

    Compuware Corporation

    Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: .

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    Conference Call Information

    Compuware will host a conference call to discuss these results at 5 p.m. Eastern time (21:00 GMT) today. To join the conference call, interested parties in the United States should call 800-230-1074. For international access, the conference call number is +1-612-234-9959. No password is required.

    A conference call replay will also be available. The United States replay number will be 800-475-6701, and the international replay number will be +1-320-365-3844. The replay passcode will be 170179. Additionally, investors can listen to the conference call via webcast by visiting the Compuware Corporation Investor Relations web site at .

    CONTACT: Compuware Corporation Press Contact Lisa Elkin, Vice President, Marketing and Communications 313-227-7345 For Sales and Marketing Information 800-521-9353 One Campus Martius Detroit, MI 48226