2655p (CCC; Software & IT Services)
Computacenter has reported that the third quarter to September 30 has finished marginally above expectations, leaving the board comfortable with its current expectations for the full year. The company enters the fourth quarter with strong backlogs in both Services and Technology Sourcing.
Computacenter remains on track to deliver record revenue, profits and earnings per share for the current year. The Technology Sourcing backlog is at record levels driven by strong underlying demand, vendor product supply constraints and customers placing advance orders to mitigate the risk of product shortages. Product supply shortages are not as severe as some market predictions, but are affecting the timing of revenue bookings, and increasing inventory levels, as the company waits for components to complete orders. Without these constraints management report that the expected record performance would be even stronger. Continue to buy.