Vignette reported a loss of $7.5 million, or 3 cents per share, on sales of $40.8 million during the quarter. That compares with a loss of $37.9 million, or 15 cents per share, on sales of $46.4 million in the same period one year ago. Product-license sales declined nearly 20%, to $16.5 million, while service-related revenue fell 6%, to $24.3 million.
Average deal sizes in the first quarter jumped 39% from the fourth quarter, Vignette says. Portal suite software sales exceeded expectations.