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Gross profit margins in the Software sector ranged from 95.0% (NASDAQ:CHKP) down to 31.1% (NASDAQ:FISV), with the median for the group at 76.8%.

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Data in table version -- click on a ticker for opinion and analysis of the company:

Total Gross Gross
Quarter Revenue Profit Profit
Ticker Company Ending ($mm) ($mm) Margin (%)
ADBEAdobe Systems Inc.03/03/06$655.48$577.73
88.1%
ADPAutomatic Data Processing Inc.03/31/06$2,438.60$1290.10
52.9%
BMCBMC Software Inc.12/31/05$380.30$292.90
77.0%
CACA, Inc.12/31/05$967.00$898.00
92.9%
CHKPCheck Point Software Technologies Ltd.03/31/06$133.59$126.88
95.0%
CRMSalesforce.com01/31/06$91.06$69.72
76.6%
CTSHCognizant Technology Solutions Corp.12/31/05$256.90$120.92
47.1%
CTXSCitrix Systems, Inc.03/31/06$260.00$243.34
93.6%
DOXAmdocs Ltd.03/31/06$601.13$211.88
35.2%
FDCFirst Data Corp.03/31/06$2,714.80$977.50
36.0%
FISVFiserv Inc.03/31/06$1,096.67$341.41
31.1%
INFYInfosys Technologies Ltd.03/31/06$593.00$239.00
40.3%
INTUIntuit Inc.01/31/06$742.70$607.57
81.8%
LNUXVA Software Corp.01/31/06$14.73$6.95
47.2%
MERQMercury Interactive Corp.06/30/05$207.06$167.81
81.0%
MFEMcAfee Inc.03/31/06$271.97$231.57
85.1%
MSFTMicrosoft Corp.03/31/06$10,900.00$8872.00
81.4%
NVTNAVTEQ Corp.04/02/06$122.33$59.47
48.6%
ORCLOracle Corp.02/28/06$3,470.00$2680.00
77.2%
RXIMS Health Inc.03/31/06$446.10$248.20
55.6%
SAPSAP AG03/31/06$2,469.89$1530.82
62.0%
SYMCSymantec Corp.12/31/05$1,149.03$965.58
84.0%
TMICTrend Micro Inc.03/31/06$174.54$143.36
82.1%
TSSTotal System Services Inc.03/31/06$412.29$254.20
61.7%

Data: Capital IQ

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Source: Chart: Software Companies - Gross Profit Margins