The Honor Roll tracks successful software companies based on long-term financial performance. The report compares the financial performance of all 503 publicly traded software companies on the U.S. stock exchanges in 2005 and shows that OPNET is one of seven software companies to have recorded at least eleven consecutive years of growth and profitability. Other software companies in the ranking included Microsoft, #1 with 25 years of profitable growth, and Business Objects, #4 with 14 years of profitable growth.
According to the report, "Of all the software companies on the U.S. stock exchanges--NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ--only 20 out of 503 in 2005 managed to achieve a record of five consecutive years or more of profitable growth. As a group, reflecting their overall success, the Honor Roll members significantly outperform the industry averages. While the software industry as a whole had little revenue growth at 4%, this group on average grew at 8%. If you omit Microsoft from this list, the other 19 companies had an unusually high growth rate of 31%. And while the industry's net revenue grew 20%, net revenue for the Honor Roll group grew at a rate more than double that of 43%."
Marc A. Cohen, OPNET's Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are very pleased to be ranked in the Sustained Success Honor Roll once again. We are in great company, and believe that it is a validation of our long term strategy. In the six years we have been a public company, our revenue has grown four-fold, we completed three acquisitions, significantly broadened our product portfolio, and entered into a global distribution agreement with Cisco Systems."
To view the report online, please visit http://www.capehornstrategies.com/honor_roll.htm
About OPNET Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1986, OPNET Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT) is a leading provider of management software for networks and applications. For more information about OPNET and its products, please visit http://www.opnet.com.
About Cape Horn Strategies
Founded in 1998, Cape Horn Strategies, Inc. is a software industry management services and industry analysis firm. Cape Horn Strategies helps software company CEOs reach their next level of revenue growth. For the past four years, Cape Horn Strategies has investigated why only a handful of public companies, those on the Sustained Success Honor Roll, manage to profitably grow year after year.
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