SOURCE: Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software

August 04, 2009 13:33 ET

Nitro PDF Software on Track to Double Revenue for Second Consecutive Year, Strengthens Market Position Despite Economic Downturn

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - Leading PDF solutions provider, Nitro PDF Software, today announced its unstoppable growth continues -- having doubled revenues in 2008, Nitro is on track for a repeat performance in 2009, following a record-breaking first half.

Other year-to-date milestones for the company that revolutionized the PDF space with its launch of the true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat® for business users include:

--  Establishment of a new U.S. headquarters in the heart of San
    Francisco's financial district as well as offices in Paris, France and
    Berlin, Germany
--  Worldwide employee headcount increase of 50%
--  Huge customer wins, including the global SwissRe account from Adobe
--  Significant product releases and new solutions offerings

"This represents an amazing time for Nitro customers, shareholders, and employees alike," said Nitro CEO, Sam Chandler. "These milestones would be impressive in a strong economy -- in the current climate, they're outstanding. Adobe shut their offices for a week last month in an attempt to cut costs, their Acrobat business is way down, while Nitro is reporting record-breaking revenue. In every industry right now, people are looking for value. Why would you spend 3-5 times more for the same product? Nitro offers a complete, affordable solution for business PDF users, alongside industry-leading support. It's an incredibly compelling value proposition."

With the release of Version 6.0 of Nitro PDF Professional last month, customers can now take advantage of the world's most accurate PDF-to-Word conversion and further improvements including superior-quality, lightning-fast PDF creation and conversion, support for PDF/A, and seamless integration with document management systems. Competitively priced at US$99.00 for a single user license, Nitro PDF Professional 6.0 is available for free trial download and purchase from, leading retailers, and corporate resellers worldwide.

The first half of the year also saw Nitro signing its largest-ever customer, insurance giant SwissRe, who opted to replace thousands of Adobe Acrobat seats with a deployment of Nitro PDF Professional as the company's global desktop PDF solution. Other new enterprise customers include Cisco Systems, Condé Nast, Grant Thornton, Hewlett Packard, L'Oreal, Siemens, the U.S. Army, and Washington State University.

Nitro's growth and expansion is set to continue into an action-packed, release-filled second half, with the launch of localized versions of Nitro PDF Professional 6.0 as well as Nitro's Free Family of products; which includes the world's #1 free PDF creator, PrimoPDF, and the hugely-popular PDF to Word site.

"With 30+ million users of our product family worldwide, Nitro is going from strength to strength when our competitors are going backwards -- and the scoreboard reflects that," stated Chandler, Nitro's CEO.

About Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind Nitro PDF Professional, the first true alternative to Adobe Acrobat. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Nitro PDF Software has operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Nitro PDF Software products have won multiple "Product of the Year" and "Top Buy" awards, are available in retail stores around the globe, and are used by millions of people worldwide, including a significant number of Fortune 500 enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Contact Information

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    Gina O'Reilly
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