Macromedia will release its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year 2004 financial results on Wednesday April 28. A conference call will be broadcast on its Web site from 5.30pm eastern time (10.30pm BST).

Chairman and CEO Rob Burgess and executive vice president and CFO Betsey Nelson will host the conference call.

In January Macromedia reported net income of $10.3 million, on revenue of $94.8 million. The company posted $8.3 million, or 14 cents a share, on revenue of $83.2 million for the same period a year before.

This beat analyst expectations. According to CBS Marketwatch, analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected $91.8 million in revenue.

Macromedia said sales were boosted by new product growth, an expanded direct sales force and strong growth in international markets, particularly Asia and Europe.

In January Macromedia predicted that revenue for the fourth quarter would be in the range of $92 million to $98 million. Analysts' estimate $96 million for the fourth quarter, according to First Call.

The quarter has seen Macromedia announce that more than 150,000 customers are now using Macromedia Contribute – making it the fastest growing new product in Macromedia history. The company also announced availability of Macromedia Director MX 2004 – the latest version of the industry standard multimedia authoring tool, and a major release of Macromedia Breeze - that enables Web users to engage in online meetings and rich content without downloading special plug-ins or media players.

Macromedia filed its 10-Q Quarterly report with the securities exchange commission (SEC) on February 2.