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Teradata Corp.’s Q4 Results Edge Past Street’s Estimate, Outlook Lackluster (TDC)

Analytic data solutions provider, Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) reported 15% jump in fiscal fourth-quarter earnings, thanks to strong revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa but shares fell on Thursday after the company said that revenue growth in fiscal 2013 is likely to slow down.

However, TDC shares edged up 1.50% to close at $62.75 on Friday.

For the fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, the Atlanta-based company reported a profit of $112 million, or 66 cents a share compared to a profit of $98 million, or 57 cents per share, in the year-earlier quarter.

After excluding onetime items such as stock based compensation, earnings on adjusted basis came at 79 cents a share.

Analysts’ consensus estimate was for earnings of 74 cents, according to a data compiled by FactSet Research.

Revenue during the period climbed 10% to $740 million from $673 million, in the year earlier quarter beating analysts’ forecast for $724.5 million.

The Company said on Thursday that revenue from Europe, the Middle East, Africa-jumped 21% to $176 million, from Americas it rose 8% to $449 million while from Asia Pacific region it grew 2%, during the fiscal fourth quarter.

For the fiscal 2012, Teradata reported a profit of $419 million or $2.44 a share, compared to earnings of $353 million or $2.05 a share, in the fiscal 2011. Earnings on adjusted basis came at $2.85 a share. Annual revenue rose 13% to $2.67 billion from $2.36, in the preceding year.

Looking ahead at fiscal 2013, the Company expects earnings to be in the range of $3.05 to $3.20 a share while revenue is anticipated to grow 6% to 10% from 2012’s level.

Analysts were expecting earnings of $3.17 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.