The DickerData (ASX:DDR) share price reached an all time high of $4.79 last week, as the company announced another quarter of strong revenue growth. What is driving DickerData’s strong revenue performance, and is it sustainable in the longer term?

What does Dicker Data do?

Established in 1978, Dicker Data is a distributor of computer hardware and related products in Australia. It offers technology products from vendors such as HP, Toshiba, ASUS, Lenovo and Microsoft, among others.

Strong Q1 2019 Results

On Wednesday Dicker Data released its results for the first quarter of the 2019 Financial Year. Revenue totalled $386.9m, 21.1% higher than the corresponding quarter last year, while profit before tax reached $13.5m, 46.7% higher than the corresponding quarter last year.

The strong performance of Dicker Data can be attributable to a range of factors including-

  • Broad growth – strong revenue across all existing vendor partnerships, and realising value for new vendors
  • Improving profit before tax margin – cost as a percentage of sales fell, resulting in the profit before tax margin increasing to 3.5% this quarter

However, DickerData CEO  David Dicker also acknowledged that the company’s cost base is likely to increase in the subsequent quarters. This is due to additional capital investments, headcount and productivity measures to support its growing customer and vendor portfolios.

Should I invest in Dicker Data?

In its May company announcement DickerData reiterated the full year pre-tax profit guidance of $51.4m for financial 2019. With the company historically paying out a substantial majority of its profit as dividends each year, 2019 looks to be another good year for dividend yield. But should I actually invest?

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