LONDON Dec 14 Micro Focus International
, the British IT firm buying Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Co's software business for $8.8 billion, said it was
making good progress as it reported a 22.4 percent rise in
first-half underlying earnings.
The company said that while it had made a good start to the
deal, it was maintaining full-year guidance for revenue growth
of between minus 2 percent and zero.
It reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax,
depreciation and amortisation of $332.5 million (260 million
pounds) on total revenue of $684.7 million for the six months to
It said the HPE deal was on target to complete in the third
(1 British pound = $1.2661)
(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Costas Pitas)