PurchasePro

(PPRO)

was up 17% in preopen

Island

trading. After the close Monday, the business-to-business software company posted fourth-quarter operating earnings of 11 cents per share, surprising analysts, who expected a 1-cent loss.

Including items, though, the company posted a loss of 55 cents per share vs. $1.03 a year earlier. PurchasePro said it added about 110,000 businesses to its global marketplace in the quarter, due partly to its alliance with

AOL Time Warner

(AOL)

.