Openwave Systems

(OPWV)

said Monday it beat Wall Street's estimates for the second fiscal quarter by a wide margin, thanks to strong wireless subscriber additions.

The company, which was created by the merger of

Phone.com

and

Software.com

, said it earned $15.8 million, or 9 cents a diluted share, excluding merger and acquisition costs and stock-based compensation. Eighteen analysts polled by

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First Call/Thomson Financial

were expecting the company to post a loss of 3 cents a share for the quarter. Openwave lost 5 cents in the year-ago period.

Revenue for the quarter rose to $109.7 million from $29.1 million in the equivalent period last year.

The Internet-based communication infrastructure software and applications provider said for calendar year 2001, it expects quarterly revenue to grow 10% to 20% sequentially. The company, which is based in Redwood City, Calif., projected earnings of about 46 cents a share and revenue of about $640 million for the year.

Shares of Openwave closed up $4.25, or 8.7%, to $53.25 on the

Nasdaq

, and leaped to $57.75 in recent after-hours

Island

activity.