Datacentrix has reported revenue in excess of R1-billion for the six months ended 31 August 2013.

During the period, EBITDA increased by 22% to R70,1-million, with the operating margin increasing by 11% to 5,5%.

Earnings per share and headline earnings per share increased by 9,4% to 20,9 cents and 21 cents, respectively, and the company declared an interim gross cash dividend of 12,32 cents per share.

Cash generated from operations of R48,1-million, resulted in cash on hand of R245,6-million.

Group performance was characterised by growth in solutions sales in managed services and infrastructure.

Datacentrix reports that it has seen improved performance from the strategic investment areas. The continued focus on intelligent, higher value solutions is contributing positively to performance, with areas such as security, data centres and storage solutions in particular gaining good acceptance in the marketplace.

The change in revenue mix in favour of solutions/systems integration higher up the value chain, in the Infrastructure division, has contributed to its improved operating margins.

A significant portion of group revenue was generated in the private sector. Public sector revenue growth remains a significant challenge for Datacentrix.