With 2017 now confined to the archives, CRN has pulled together the key numbers from the UK's publicly listed channel firms.
Interestingly, every reseller in this list saw its share price drop below its 2017 start price at some point last year. Only Computacenter ended the 2017 on its highest price of the year, following a recovery in its UK business. Softcat meanwhile continued to flourish after floating in 2015.
The following list ranks the UK's top publicly listed resellers in ascending order of share price growth.
All stock prices have been sourced from the London Stock Exchange website and are in penny sterling.
Starting price: 309.5
Year low: 144.25 (17 May)
Year high: 309.5 (3 January)
End of year: 181.5
Percentage up/down: -41.4
K3's share price was hit by two dramatic plummets in 2017 - one in January (a 21 per cent drop) and one in May (a 40 per cent drop).
In May, K3 issued a trading update warning that its results for the year would be "significantly below current market expectations", before reporting a revenue drop of 5.2 per cent for the 12 months ending 30 June.
Earlier in the year K3 had issued a warning claiming that sales in December 2016 had been weaker than expected, which would affect imminent results.
A trading update last month, however, claimed that the software firm is now back on track and expecting to meet future targets.
Starting price: 880
Year low: 615 (22 December)
Year high: 1040 (20 March)
End of year: 630
Percentage up/down: -28.4
AIM-listed Maintel's share price was relatively stable throughout the first half of 2017, until a steady decline started in August.
Maintel announced its acquisition of Intrinsic on 1 August, before interim results released in September saw revenue up 68 per cent as a result of revenue contribution from Azzurri, which it acquired in 2016.
Gross margins however continued to struggle and a trading update confirming this sent its share price down even further. Maintel said that a combination of two large legacy contracts inherited from Azzurri, the knock-on effect from Avaya's Chapter 11 struggles, and the integration of Azzurri were to blame.
Starting price: 525.5
Year low: 392.9 (21 December)
Year high: 706.5 (26 June)
End of year: 400.9
Percentage up/down: -23.7
Capita signalled that its troubled IT services division was on the road to recovery last year, but the overall business continued to struggle.
The first half of the year saw the outsourcing giant's share price climb, culminating in a high of 706.5p in June when a positive trading update said its group restructuring was progressing well.
However, the tide turned in September when CEO Andy Parker announced his resignation and financial results revealed a three per cent year-on-year underlying revenue decline for H1.
Capita's share price ended up almost one quarter down on the start of the year.
Starting price: 185.75
Year low: 114 (14 December)
Year high: 185.75 (3 January)
End of year: 147.5
Percentage up/down: -20.6
D4t4's share price peak came at the start of the year, with the price ending the year over 20 per cent down - largely as a result of a drop sustained in December.
Publication of D4t4's half-year results in November brought about the largest drop (19.2 per cent down to 126p), after the firm's revenue dropped by over half - which was attributed to a shift in the timing of contract awards.
A declaration of four new deals at the end of the year however helped boost its price before 2017 drew to a close.
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