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May 1st, 2000

[3:50 PM] Apple Spin-off FileMaker, Inc. Reports 9th Straight Profitable Quarter
by Staff

FileMaker, Inc., a spin-off subsidiary of Apple's from Steve Jobs's ascension to the Apple throne, has announced a 9th consecutive profitable quarter. The company also announced that revenues from the last 4 quarters surpassed the US$100 million mark, though this was not in the same fiscal year. According to FileMaker:

FileMaker, Inc. today announced its revenues grew to $101.5 million for the last four quarters, including its fiscal 2000 second quarter ending April 1, 2000. Customers bought more than a million copies of FileMaker software in the last four quarters with 746,000 seats from volume license deals.

"Reaching annual revenues of over $100 million is a major milestone for FileMaker, Inc.," said FileMaker president Dominique Goupil. "With over 1 million copies sold in the last year, FileMaker is the product of choice for workgroups to easily manage information."

FileMaker has been profitable all nine quarters since its formation in early 1998.

You can find more information on FileMaker at the company's Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin: FileMaker Pro is the only really successful shrink wrapped competitor to Microsoft Access, a study in poorly written database execution. Many feared for the company when it was divested of ClarisWorks and renamed from Claris to FileMaker in 1997. Since then the company has indeed prospered as these last 4 quarters have indicated. Congrats to the folks at FileMaker!


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