EG Solutions - the Staffordshire-based IT software and services business - is looking to expand into new sectors after posting a 43 per sales rise in its first year as a quoted firm.
The Penkridge firm, which floated on AIM last June, said turnover for the year to January 31 rose from £4.1 million to £5.9 million. Operating profit climbed from £100,000 to £700,000 and pretax profit hit £769,000 compared to £91,000.
Earnings per share rose from 0.7p to 4.4p, while the firm proposed a final dividend payment of 1.1p per share.
Elizabeth Gooch, the company's founder and chief executive, told shareholders: "These are excellent results for our first full year as a quoted company and we're delighted to be in a position to pay our shareholders a dividend.
"EG has delivered substantial revenue growth while maintaining net margins, highlighting the future potential for the business.
"In addition, we have made a significant investment in our people, almost doubling the number of employees in the last year, to ensure we maintain our momentum and the high level of service our clients have come to expect.
"With such an encouraging first year we are looking forward to expanding into new sectors."
She added: "The year has started well and contracted sales on hand and maintenance income scheduled for the current financial year already total £3 million compared to £1.8 million at this time last year.
"The pipeline for new business is buoyant and we are encouraged by the level of visibility that we already have for 2006/7.
"Good progress is being made in developing our approach to overseas markets where we intend to achieve sales later in the current financial year."
EG Solutions, which began life in 1988, uses software and industry production techniques to improve the performance of large back office operations.
During the year the company increased its workforce from 30 to 51, recruiting a new partner manager and a business development manager. Next month Ian Wright will be joining the firm as chief operating officer, moving from the Law Society.
Turning to the outlook, Ms Gooch said: "The board is delighted with our strong revenue growth and the expansion of the company in its first year since launching on AIM.
"EG's success is a testament to the capabilities of our products, our people and the broadening of our client base outside mortgages and life and pensions.
"The investment in personnel has enabled us both to grow revenue and profits whilst maintaining the high standards of client delivery.
"We anticipate a highly productive year ahead, releasing new versions of our software and continuing to demonstrate applicability of our products across all market sectors."