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Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (most recently reported quarter) as a percentage of total revenue in Software sector ranged from 63.2% (NYSE:CRM) down to 13.1% (NASDAQ:DOX), with a median value of 31.3%.

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

Total SG&A SG&A
Quarter Revenue Expense Margin
Ticker Company Ending ($mm) ($mm) (%)
ADBEAdobe Systems Inc.03/03/06$655.48$274.11
41.8%
ADPAutomatic Data Processing Inc.12/31/05$2438.60$489.00
20.1%
BMCBMC Software Inc.12/31/05$380.30$177.00
46.5%
CACA, Inc.12/31/05$967.00$492.00
50.9%
CHKPCheck Point Software Technologies Ltd.12/31/05$133.59$42.27
31.6%
CRMSalesforce.com01/31/06$91.06$57.52
63.2%
CTSHCognizant Technology Solutions Corp.12/31/05$285.48$64.60
22.6%
CTXSCitrix Systems, Inc.12/31/05$260.00$146.42
56.3%
DOXAmdocs Ltd.12/31/05$601.13$78.55
13.1%
FDCFirst Data Corp.03/31/06$2701.80$407.50
15.1%
FISVFiserv Inc.03/31/06$1096.67$148.45
13.5%
INFYInfosys Technologies Ltd.03/31/06$593.00$83.00
14.0%
INTUIntuit Inc.01/31/06$742.70$262.20
35.3%
LNUXVA Software Corp.01/31/06$14.73$4.50
30.6%
MERQMercury Interactive Corp.03/31/05$207.06$104.37
50.4%
MFEMcAfee Inc.03/31/06$271.97$126.88
46.7%
MSFTMicrosoft Corp.03/31/06$10900.00$2970.00
27.2%
NVTNAVTEQ Corp.12/31/05$122.33$40.87
33.4%

Data: Capital IQ

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Source: Chart: Software Companies - SG&A Margin (MRQ)