Computacenter sees profit lift

Computacenter posted 22 per cent higher full-year profit yesterday after its main corporate customers resumed spending on upgrading their IT infrastructure after a lull during the economic downturn. The company, which counts Gatwick Airport and Volkswagen among its customers, posted adjusted pre-tax profit of £66.1m on revenue up 11 per cent to £2.68bn, resulting in adjusted earnings per share of 33p, all slightly ahead of expectations. “We are encouraged by end user demand for new technology which is driving the requirement for investment in corporate IT infrastructure,” said chief executive Mike Norris.