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CORRECT: Xero adds 23k customers since September

CORRECT: Xero adds 23k customers since September, expects to double annual sales

Corrects to show customer growth starting in September)

Feb. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, added more than 23,000 customers to its client list since September and says it's on track to double last year's $19.3 million in annual revenue.

The Wellington-based company has more than 135,000 customers and monthly recurring revenue of almost $4 million, it said in a statement. That implies annual sales of some $48 million. Some 5,000 of the new clients were in Australia, where Xero this week extended its range of products and faces increasing competition from incumbents MYOB and Reckon, which have both launched cloud-based services.

"2013 is looking very positive for Xero as we see the benefits of all the hard work in our early years," chief executive Rod Drury said. "It's very pleasing to see so much momentum in the business around the world."

Last year, Drury, co-founder Hamish Edwards and director Craig Winkler sold down part of their stakes in Xero to US tech investors Valar Ventures and Matrix Capital Management, which also injected $60 million of new capital.

The capital raise left Xero flush with cash, and it had $85 million at the end of December according to cash flow statements lodged with the ASX.

The company is loss-making at the moment as it looks to secure 1 million customers in a drive to capture global market share for the online, cloud-based business system.

The shares fell 2.7 percent to $6.84 in trading today.

(BusinessDesk)

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