BEA Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) said its overall revenues rose 7 percent, even as its licensing revenues slipped, when the company reported its second quarter earnings last night.
The data center software vendor said overall revenues were $262.3 million, but its licensing revenues, which were $116.3 million, had dropped nearly 9 percent since the previous year's quarter.
BEA reported pro forma earnings of 8 cents a share, or $33.6 million, for the quarter, up 10 percent from the 7 cents a share, or $30.4 million, it reported a year ago. The results beat analysts' expectations, but management expressed concern about the company's sagging licensing revenues.
BEA CEO Alfred Chuang says that the company is now aiming for better coordination by combining its sales, services, and marketing teams into a "worldwide field organization."
BEAs core offering is the WebLogic product, a server application software that runs between backend databases and workstations, and is often used to support e-commerce applications. Chuang talked some about the new version, WebLogic 9.0, although he did not say when it will be launched.