Earnings: ComScore, Liquidity Services, Sourcefire

From staff and wire reports

*ComScore of Reston said first-quarter profit surged 64 percent, to $2.5 million (8 cents a share) from $1.5 million (no cents) in the comparable period a year earlier, to top Wall Street expectations on strong subscription revenue and raised its sales outlook for the full year. Revenue rose 41 percent, to $26.4 million.
ComScore's subscription revenue grew 48 percent, to $21.5 million, accounting for 81 percent of the company's total quarterly revenue. Existing-customer revenue grew 38 percent, to $22.1 million, while new customers generated revenue of $4.3 million.
The company added a net of 53 new customers during the quarter, bringing the total number of ComScore customers to 948.
ComScore forecast full-year adjusted profit of 75 cents to 80 cents per share on revenue of $113 million to $113.6 million, up from a prior estimated range of $112.2 million to $113.2 million.

*Liquidity Services of the District said second-quarter profit grew 7 percent, to $2.6 million (10 cents) from $2.5 million (8 cents). Revenue at the company, which runs an online auction marketplace for wholesale, surplus and salvage goods, gained 27.5 percent, to $62.8 percent.

*Sourcefire of Columbia said it posted a bigger first-quarter loss than in the comparable period a year earlier, losing $3.5 million (14 cents) compared with $3.4 million (39 cents). Revenue, however, grew almost 31 percent, to $13.7 million.

By Terri Rupar  |  May 1, 2008; 7:03 PM ET  | Category:  Earnings
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