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July 23 (Reuters) - Software maker Compuware Corp CPWR.O posted first-quarter results above market estimates, helped by a 30 percent jump in software license fees revenue.
The company posted first-quarter earnings of $34.7 million, or 13 cents a share, compared with $189,000, or breakeven per share, in the year-ago period.
Total revenue rose 7 percent to $298.6 million.
Software license fees revenue jumped to $61.4 million from $47.3 million a year earlier. Maintenance fees revenue rose 11 percent to $126.5 million.
Analysts on average expected the company to earn 10 cents a share, before items, on revenue of $294.6 million, according to Reuters Estimates.
Shares of the company closed at $10.51 Wednesday on Nasdaq. (Reporting by Bijoy Koyitty in Bangalore; Editing by Deepak Kannan)