NECKARSULM (dpa-AFX) - Bechtle AG (BC8G) posted first-quarter earnings after tax of 12.32 million euros compared to 13.18 million euros last year. Earnings per share fell to 0.59 euros from 0.63 euros in the prior year.
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) dropped slightly by 2.9 percent to 17.3 million euros from 17.8 million euros in the previous year.
Quarterly revenues climbed to 487.6 million euros from 456.1 million euros in the year-ago quarter.
Dr. Thomas Olemotz, chairman of the executive board of Bechtle, said, 'In the current year, we will do everything in our power to continue pushing our IT solutions business and invest in the qualification of our employees. We don't plan from quarter to quarter, but place emphasis on Bechtle's long-term growth. Our ambitious goal for 2012 remains to again surpass the prior year's record revenue and income.'
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