DCC sees pre-tax profit rise by 13.7%

Wednesday 21 May 2014 13.12
DCC CEO Tommy Breen said it had seen particularly strong growth in its technology and healthcare divisions
DCC CEO Tommy Breen said it had seen particularly strong growth in its technology and healthcare divisions

DCC made a pre-tax profit of £151m in the past year, according to full year results from the Irish conglomerate, up 13.7% on last year’s figures.

The strong performance came on the back of a 6% rise in revenue, which stood at £11.2bn.

The Irish company, which has its main stock market listing in Britain and reports figures in sterling, reported strong growth in its technology division where - among other things - it distributes Microsoft's Xbox One games consoles.

It also saw significant growth at its healthcare unit, which controls a number of medicinal and beauty brands.

A significant portion of DCC’s business is also dedicated to the energy sector, where it operates a number of fuelling station brands as well as home heating businesses.

During the past year the company entered the Swedish market after acquiring a network of self-service fuel stations in the country.