Insight Enterprises beat analyst expectations as profits grew double digits in its third quarter despite a currency headwind in Europe.
Strong demand for hardware and software helped sales grow 21% to $1.2bn (£742m) and profits rebounded 98% to $14.4m (£8.9m) compared to a year ago, representing 31 cents per share returns as opposed to forecasts of 23 cents.
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Ken Lamneck, CEO at Insight, noted "continued strong demand for IT products and improved execution".
Sales in North America went up 27% to $871m including a leap in hardware and software revenues of 34% and 25% respectively, but services declined 14%.
In the region, Insight recorded $199,000 of severance pay compared to $4.5m a year ago after it fired former CEO Rich Fennessey.
The EMEA operation grew 8% in US dollars to $268m, but excluding the impact of foreign exchange rate movement sales climbed 16%. It paid out $99,000 in severance and restructuring charges, down from $463,000 last year.
Sales of hardware in EMEA grew 1%, software rose 12% and services 33% but excluding the currency issue, hardware and software revenues increased 7% and 22% respectively while services were up 44%.
The relatively small scale business in Asia Pacific filed sales of $33.2m, down 6% year-on-year or 13% excluding the impact of currency translations.