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EPiServer (news, site) is preparing to go public on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Being one of the few in its Web CMS market segment to be public, this move gives the company a certain advantage.

For buyers, it is going to be easier to evaluate a public company, since all the financials will be out in the open. One might say that no one cares about that, but the reality shows a different picture. No one wants to indulge in guesswork when investing in a Web CMS product and vendor. As we know, this deal is just like marriage.

And these are some of the numbers EPiServer is sharing today:

  • Average growth 35% per year over the past 5 years
  • License revenue growth for 2009 at 46%
  • Revenues for 2009 were US$ 29.9M
  • EPiServer has been profitable since its inception in 1994

And here are some of the contributing factors to the state of current affairs at EPiServer:

  • Customer and partner growth with fastest growing markets being the U.S., U.K. and Scandinavia
  • Market expansion with new offices in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, the U.S., Australia and South Africa in addition to the existing ones in Sweden and Norway
  • Open-source-like community -- EPiServer World -- with more than 8500 active members and marketplace called EPiMore
  • Expansion of the product portfolio that includes web content management, social media, eCommerce, marketing and sales, event and meeting management and hosting capabilities
  • 50% of the recent growth is attributed to the new products that have been released over the past two years (see our coverage here)

There’s not much more to say really, except to congratulate EPiServer. The numbers are fairly impressive; especially, given the recent economic slump -- and the competition in the likes of Ektron (news, site) and Sitecore (news, site) is most likely aware of that. We’ll just have to wait and see how EPiServer builds on this momentum and, most importantly, manages the growing pains.