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CyberGuard Growth Boosts Stock

CyberGuard Corp. (Nasdaq: CGFW) has busted out an impressive set of financials today, posting revenues of $47.812 million for fiscal year 2004 - up 45 percent from the $32.98 million reported for 2003. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $14.52 million, up 61 percent on the same period last year (see CyberGuard Announces Q4 Growth).

The net income picture, however, did not look as sunny: On a GAAP basis, net income to shareholders was 6 cents per diluted share, compared to 16 cents per diluted share for fiscal year 2003. On a non-GAAP basis, net income to shareholders was 28 cents per diluted share, compared to 33 cents for the prior financial year.

The market responded positively to CyberGuard's results. The company's stock was up 54 cents (6 percent) to $6.20 in trading today.

As its revenues grow, CyberGuard has been flexing its muscles. Back in April, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based firm gobbled up content security vendor Webwasher and, more recently, launched an unsuccessful $300 million bid for Secure Computing Corp. (Nasdaq: SCUR) (see CyberGuard Acquires Webwasher and SCUR Spurns CyberGuard Suitor).

"I continue to believe that [Secure Computing] would have created a lot of value for our customers," said CyberGuard CEO Pat Clawson.

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