Business software company TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) has revealed it expects to report a 25% increase in pre-tax profit for the half-year ended in March.
TNE shares climbed 7.37% to $1.30 in Thursday's trading on word of the expected gain.
The company, which plans to publish its audited financial results on Monday 23 May, said it had achieved the boost partly through an increase in license fee revenue.
TechnologyOne also commenced sales of customised, preconfigured products during the half-year, including for Newcastle Ports, the Disability Trust, St George Community Housing and two local councils.
Executive chairman Adrian Di Marco said the company is now projecting pre-tax profit growth of between 10% and 15% for the full year.
“A number of significant contracts have been closed earlier than originally anticipated,” he said.
Di Marco added that TechnologyOne signed new contracts in all seven of the vertical markets it operates in during the period.
The company plans to provide more detail once the audit is complete, but DiMarco said that ASX disclosure obligations required the company to notify the market given the size of the expected increase.