Dicker Data posts bumper half-year results

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Dicker Data posts bumper half-year results
David Dicker, Dicker Data

Dicker Data has reported another bumper set of half-year results.

Revenue for the first half of the year ending 30 June 2019 hit $852 million, growing $135 million, or 18.7 percent. Net profit after tax grew 50.5 percent to reach $23.7 million.

Dicker’s biggest revenue source was still hardware sales and virtual services (third-party warranties), growing a combined 16.9 percent to $670.2 million, followed by software sales, up 26.4 percent to $176.5 million. Services revenue, which includes third-party logistics, configuration services and agent commissions, grew 10.2 percent to $4 million.

Dicker highlighted the contributions from 10 new vendors added to its lineup in 2018 and the first half of 2019, as they contributed $18.8 million in revenue in the half-year. New vendors in 2018 included NBN CoCommvaultKyoceraMicron, LG Commercial and Dell EMC (NZ only). This year, Dicker Data on boarded NNNCo, Kaspersky, Honeywell and Nutanix.

Meanwhile revenue from existing vendors (onboarded before 2018) grew 16.2 percent, adding another $115.6 million.

It's been a busy 2019 at Dicker, which has ridden a share market rollercoaster as its shares climbed to a record high of $7.67 on 30 July, only to dive 28 percent a week later.

The homegrown distie also launched its in-house financing division, Dicker Data Financial Services, in June 2019 in an effort to help partners shift their businesses towards as-a-service models. The company also secured the sale of its Kurnell distribution centre for $36 million. Dicker will relocate to a new facility down the road when it finishes construction in early 2021.

In its financial report (pdf), the company said it will continue focusing on the same key areas for the rest of the year: meeting demand for hybrid IT infrastructure, edge computing and as-a-service procurement.

“Managed service providers are the fastest growing partner segment and our vendors are capitalising on it,” the company said in its results report. “We are seeing strong adoption of multi-cloud environment: on-premises, private and public clouds are all experience strong double digit growth.

“Dicker Data’s hardware and software-defined enterprise grade storage vendors, hyperconverged infrastructures, cloud migrations, security, back-up and software analytics technology vendors are all capitalising on these opportunities.”

The company also anticipates a healthy bump in device and PC sales in the next 12 months with support for Windows 7 ending in January 2020.

Dicker Data’s shares were trading at $6.76 each at the time of writing, up 2.11 percent from the opening of trading.

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