Press Release - 4 January 2017
Arkphire reports operating profit of €1 million on turnover of €52.6 million
91% growth in operating profit
Turnover up 63% to €52.6m from €32.3m
Company gearing for further ambitious growth in 2017
Irish owned IT services and networking company, Arkphire, has reported an operating profit of €1 million on sales amounting to €52.6 million for the 12 month period ended 30 June 2016 in accounts recently filed with the Companies Registration Office (CRO). These results represent a significant improvement in the performance of the business with profits almost doubling from €530, 974 in 2015 to €1,015,999 in 2016 and turnover up 62.8% compared to the previous year.
Commenting on the performance for the year, Jimmy Dalton, CFO at Arkphire said: “I am very pleased to report a record year of performance and development at Arkphire. Both operating profit and turnover for the business are significantly up on last year. This excellent result was driven primarily by the expansion of Arkphire’s customer base and the strong performance across each of its’ principal activities covering managed services, IT consulting, product procurement and logistics.”
During the year, Arkphire acquired networking solution provider, Bootstrap, in a strategic play that will now position both companies to be able to offer enterprises the full spectrum of IT services. Due to the timing of the Bootstrap acquisition, earnings for the newly acquired business are not included in Arkphire’s consolidated financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2016.
Arkphire’s success to date has been built largely on the company’s ability to service the IT needs of multinational enterprises, providing a one-stop shop for a wide range of services from IT procurement through to infrastructure build and managed services. Arkphire’s customers cover large multinationals, leading Irish organisations and public sector agencies within a wide range of industries including telecommunications, finance, pharma, healthcare and energy.
According to Jimmy Dalton, Arkphire has ambitious plans to continue building for the future and is forecasting to grow turnover to €70 million in the next financial year with profitability to double and a further 35 people to be recruited over the next two years. Arkphire has achieved an average 400% growth in revenues since 2011, and in 2016, was listed among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland.
Arkphire currently employs over 75 people and is headquartered in Dublin with an international office in London.