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Rob Zenilman submits: Normalized net income (includes the effect of taxes, but excludes any unusual items) per employee in the Software sector for the most recently reported fiscal year ranged from $184,980 (MSFT) down to -$23,169 (LNUX), with a median value of $37,527

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

FY Net Income
FY Net Income # of Per Employee
Ticker Company Ending ($mm) Employees ($000)
ADBEAdobe Systems Inc.12/02/05$4795,734
$84
ADSKAutodesk Inc.01/31/06$2394,813
$50
ATRSAltiris Inc.12/31/05$7878
$8
BMCBMC Software Inc.03/31/05$826,905
$12
BORLBorland Software C12/31/05-$61,269
-$5
CACA, Inc.03/31/05$17215,300
$11
CHKPCheck Point Softwa12/31/05$2441,414
$172
CPWRCompuware Corp.03/31/06$1137,510
$15
CTXSCitrix Systems, In12/31/05$1453,171
$46
DOXAmdocs Ltd.09/30/05$23313,200
$18
INTUIntuit Inc.07/31/05$3467,000
$49
IVIIInterVideo Inc.12/31/05$9803
$12
LNUXVA Software Corp.07/31/05-$3127
-$23
LWSNLawson Software In05/31/05$81,400
$6
MERQMercury Interactiv12/31/04$782,659
$29
MFEMcAfee Inc.12/31/05$1503,290
$46
MSFTMicrosoft Corp.06/30/05$11,28461,000
$185
NOVLNovell Inc.10/31/05$515,066
$10
ORCLOracle Corp.05/31/05$2,75349,872
$55
QSFTQuest Software Inc12/31/05$502,763
$18
RHATRed Hat Inc.02/28/06$501,100
$46
SAPSAP AG12/31/05$1,71535,873
$48
SYMCSymantec Corp.03/31/05$5486,500
$84
TMICTrend Micro Inc.12/31/05$153N/A
N/A
WBSNWebsense Inc.12/31/05$38635
$59

Data: CapitalIQ

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Source: Chart: Software Stocks - Net Income Per Employee