Perceptive Software apparently saw its revenue jump 40% in the fourth quarter of 2011 – up to $31 million. Part of that is attributable to the acquisition of BPM and output ISV Pallas Athena, which was announced in October, but 30% of the growth is said to have nothing to do with the acquisition. The fourth quarter growth rate is probably more in line with Lexmark’s expectations than the third quarter growth of 15%, in which Lexmark seemed somewhat disappointed.
Part of Lexmark’s acquisition strategy was to expand the primarily North American Perceptive business internationally – taking advantage of Lexmark’s worldwide footprint. That strategy seems to be paying off. Also it seems that while a restructuring plan has been put in place at Lexmark, there will be more hiring, rather than cuts, related to the Perceptive business.