Anite’s profits jump 75 per cent

Software company Anite boosted its dividend yesterday after an “exceptional year” in which pre-tax profits climbed 75 per cent to £28m. The final dividend was increased by 53 per cent as revenues jumped by almost a third to £122.5m and earnings per share almost doubled to 6.5p. The London-listed company said all three of its business – network testing, travel industry software and handset testing – are heading for growth, with the latter best placed for high growth in the immediate future.