Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dutton Associates Announces Investment Opinion: American Software Strong Buy Rating In Update Coverage By Dutton Associates

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Dutton Associates continues its coverage of American Software maintaining a Strong Buy rating and a $8.40 price target. The 10-page report by Dutton senior analyst David P. Soetebier, CFA is available at as well as from First Call, Bloomberg, Zacks, Reuters, Knobias, and other leading financial portals.

American Software Inc. is a leading supplier of enterprise management software and services. Through the 88%-owned Logility (NASDAQ: LGTY) the Company is a leader in Supply Chain Management (SCM) software. A key strength is the Company´s strong market share position in the growing demand for SCM software. We expect the demand for SCM software to become even more important as major companies increasingly outsource production driving the need to optimally manage their supply chains as the long supply line amplifies mistakes. In addition to its internal strengths, the Company´s strong balance sheet allows it to take advantage of growth opportunities either internally or through acquisitions. Our current estimate for the April 2009 year is now FD EPS of $0.42, (down from earlier estimate of $0.48) on revenue growth of 15% to $104.1 million (down from $111.8 million). In addition to providing investors with longer-term growth potential, the Company currently pays a cash dividend of $0.09 per share per quarter.

About Dutton Associates

Dutton Associates is one of the largest independent investment research firms in the U.S. Its 30 senior analysts are primarily CFAs and have expertise in many industries. Dutton & Associates provides continuing analyst coverage of over 140 enrolled companies, and its research, estimates, and ratings are carried in all the major databases serving institutions and online investors.

The cost of enrollment in our one-year continuing research program is US $35,000 prepaid for 4 Research Reports, typically published quarterly, and requisite Research Notes. Dutton Associates received $74,000 from the Company for 11 Research Reports with coverage commencing on 1/03/2005. We do not accept payment of our fees in company stock. Our principals and analysts are prohibited from owning or trading in securities of covered companies. The views expressed in this research report accurately reflect the analyst´s personal views about the subject securities or issuer. Neither the analyst´s compensation nor the compensation received by us is in any way related to the specific ratings or views contained in this research report or note. Please read full disclosures and analyst background at before investing.