IT consulting group Druid posted a profit of £11.3m, a 41 per cent climb for the year ended 30 June. Turnover soared 47 per cent to £59.8m. The Reading group showed healthy contract wins for the year in the US and Europe resulting in its staff levels increasing by 68 per cent to 691 for the year.
Dixons has given £37m back to its shareholders through a 7.5p dividend. The announcement came at its AGM where Stanley Kalms, chairman of Dixons, revealed that for the 18 weeks ended 4 September, the group had chalked up a nine per cent like-for-like sales increase. It also admitted gross margins were "slightly lower".
Cap Gemini has posted profit of FF878m on turnover of FF14.4bn for the six months ended 30 June, up from FF454m on sales of FF12.5bn for the same period last year.
ITNet, the former outsourcing arm of Cadbury Schweppes, has beaten analysts' forecasts with an 89 per cent leap in half-year pre-tax profit to £4.2m. Turnover for the six months ended 30 June was up 21.5 per cent to £61m. The company said it was confident of riding out any slowdown over the millennium with a forward order book of £326m.
Acer has revised its profit forecast for 1999 from NT$5bn to NT$7.5bn because of higher than expected sales.
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