Compuware Announces Preliminary Q4 Financial Results

  Compuware Announces Preliminary Q4 Financial Results

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DETROIT -- April 3, 2013

Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR), the technology performance company,
today announced preliminary financial results for its fourth quarter ended
March 31, 2013. Preliminary results indicate that Compuware’s non-GAAP
earnings per share will be between $.05 and $.06 for the quarter and $.26 and
$.28 for the year, before charges for advisory fees, restructuring and any
potential write-down of intangible assets. Total revenue is anticipated to be
in the range of $237 million to $241 million for the quarter and $942 million
to $946 million for the year.

“During the quarter, a large number of deals we had anticipated closing in Q4
were pushed into the new fiscal year, significantly impacting our results,”
said Compuware CEO Bob Paul. “This deal delay occurred because many clients
and prospects were unable to formalize their IT budgets during the period. In
fact, we expect 75% to 80% of these pushed deals to close in the next fiscal
year.

“I want to reiterate our commitment to maximizing shareholder value and
executing the value-creation actions we announced on January 25, which include
the complete spin-off of Covisint, the issuing of an annual $0.50 dividend and
significant expense reductions. As for our expense-reduction effort, we are
already well ahead of expectations and—through our business optimization
initiative—we have identified more cost-saving opportunities that will boost
our cost-reduction total to between $80 and $100 million over the next two
years. The Board continues to be committed to carefully reviewing and
evaluating any credible offer it receives that delivers full value to its
shareholders, working together with its financial advisors Goldman, Sachs &
Co. and Allen & Company.

“While we are very disappointed in our Q4 results, we nonetheless remain
confident that the actions we have taken to improve our competitive position
and drive profitable growth are working and will enable us to fully unleash
the value of this company.”

Final results, including GAAP and non-GAAP revenue and earnings per diluted
share and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures, will be
released on May 21, 2013.

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software,
experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value.
Compuware solutions make the world’s most important technologies perform at
their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50
Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn
more at: http://www.compuware.com.

Preliminary Results Conference Call Information

Compuware will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 5p.m.
Eastern time. To join the conference call, interested parties in the United
States should call 800-288-8968. For international access, the conference call
number is +1-612-332-0345. No password is required.

A conference call replay will also be available. The United States replay
number will be 800-475-6701, and the international replay number will be
+1-320-365-3844. The replay passcode will be 287648. Additionally, investors
can listen to the conference call via webcast by visiting the Compuware
Corporation Investor Relations web site at http://www.compuware.com.

Certain statements in this release that are not historical facts, including
those regarding the Company’s future plans, objectives and expected
performance, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the
federal securities laws. When we use words such as “may”, “might”, “will”,
“should”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “continue”,
“predict”, “forecast”, “projected”, “intend” or similar expressions, or make
statements regarding our future plans, objectives or expectations, we are
making forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent
our outlook only as of the date of this release. Forward-looking statements
are based upon assumptions as to future events or our future financial
performance that may not prove to be accurate. The Company does not undertake,
and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking
statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
except as required by applicable law.

While we believe any forward-looking statements we have made are reasonable,
actual results could differ materially since the statements are based on our
current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties. The reasons
for these differences include changes that occur in our continually changing
business environment, and certain additional factors, including risks relating
to the following: a substantial portion of our mainframe segment revenue is
dependent on our customers’ continued use of International Business Machines
Corporation and IBM-compatible products; changes in the financial services
industry could have a negative impact on our revenue and margins; our product
revenue is dependent on the acceptance of our pricing structure for software
licenses, maintenance services and web performance services; our business
could be negatively affected as a result of actions of shareholders or others;
and economic uncertainties or slowdowns may reduce demand for our products and
services, which may have a material adverse effect on our revenues and
operating results; as well as the other risk factors included in Item 1A,
"Risk Factors" to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year
ended March 31, 2012, and in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for its fiscal
year 2013 quarterly periods, as filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and available at http://www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned to
consider these factors when relying on such forward-looking information.

Source:Compuware

Contact:

Compuware Corporation
Lisa Elkin, +1-313-227-7345
Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
 
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