said Monday it met Wall Street's earnings expectations for the fiscal third quarter.

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The information management software company, which is based in Little Rock, Ark., earned 34 cents for the quarter, up from 29 cents in the year-ago period. Eleven analysts polled by

First Call/Thomson Financial

were calling for the company to earn 34 cents in the quarter.

Revenue rose to $279.5 million from $244.3 million in the same period last year.

The company continues to expect that revenue growth for the remainder of the fiscal year will be at least 25% above fiscal 2000 after adjusting for divested operations and any unusual levels of sales of computer equipment associated with delivering data warehouse software. Acxiom also expects AbiliTec revenue to total $90 million to $125 million for the year.