Dixons Carphone today beat forecasts for first quarter sales, adding to the list of companies that say their consumers seem unfazed by the Brexit vote. 

The company trades as Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse in the UK and Ireland. 

Its shares have fallen 12% in the last three months given its exposure to big ticket goods, and perceived vulnerability to any slide in consumer demand. 

But in the 13 weeks to July 30, Dixons Carphone, which also trades as Elkjop and El Giganten in Nordic nations and Kotsovolos in Greece, boosted sales at stores open more than a year by 4 %, ahead of analysts' average forecast of 2.5%.

This was due to strong sales of mobiles, televisions and domestic appliances like cookers and vacuum cleaners.

While the UK's vote in June to leave the European Union stunned financial markets, they have since recovered and UK consumers, who drove the recovery after the financial crisis, seem to have largely taken the referendum result in their stride too. 

UK retailers including department store John Lewis, home improvement firm Kingfisher and fashion retailer Next, have all reported no change in consumer behaviour. 

Data has similarly suggested Britain's broader economy has not suffered the devastating impact that some "Remain" supporters forecast before the June 23 referendum, although some economists say it is heading for a sharp slowdown.

"We're not experiencing anything at the moment, we're full steam ahead for peak (Christmas) and Black Friday (November 25). If the consumer environment changes then we'll trim ourselves to match," Dixons Carphone's chief executive Seb James said. 

"We've just got to take the world as we find it. We're absolutely on the lookout and preparing ourselves in case something like that should happen," he told reporters. 

James also pointed out that Dixons Carphone sources over 90% of products sold in Britain in sterling, limiting its exposure to the post Brexit depreciation versus the dollar. 

The retailer said its like-for-like sales in the UK and Ireland were also up 4%, again beating analysts' consensus of up 2.5%. 

They rose by 2% in the Nordics and 13% in southern Europe, driven by demand for fans and air conditioning units in Greece. 

Before today's update analysts were forecasting an underlying pretax profit £462-505m for 2016-17, up from £447m in 2015-16.