FTSE 250 web and technology business Premier Farnell said that sales had picked up in the second half of the year with all regions contributing to growth.
However, the stock fell sharply on Friday after the company warned that margins would be flat next year.
For the 12 months ending February 2nd, group sales per day are expected to be 2.6% ahead of the £952m reported the previous year, compared with 0.9% growth in first half.
Excluding sales of Raspberry Pi, the micro-computer chip used in computer science education, sales were up 3.5% year-on-year in the second half.
"The ongoing investments made to our customer proposition have begun to positively impact our growth rates, delivering improving group sales per day through the second half," said Chief Executive Laurence Bain.
The company said that its full-year operating margin would be "broadly similar" to the 9.5% achieved in the first half.
While the gross margin will be around 0.4 percentage points lower than the first half (37.7%), it said that its "continued focus on driving cost efficiencies will deliver operating margin and operating profit in line with our expectations".
However, Bain added that given current market conditions, the operating margin will be maintained at a similar level in the 2014/15 financial year "as we seek to optimise business performance and enhance our customer proposition".
Broker Jefferies said that top-line growth in the quarter was better than expected, but this has not translated into positive operational leverage.
"Instead, we sense a heightened period of investment from Premier Farnell (the details of which have yet to be disclosed) designed to support medium-term profit recovery and achieving the 10-12% [operating] margin target."
Record oil & gas production helped mining and oil group Vedanta Resources to boost third quarter earnings by three per cent to 1.1bn dollars.
Vedanta said it increased oil production by 10% to 224,493 barrels of oil equivalent per day, driven mainly by an expansion of output at its Rajasthan block in India.
The oil division boosted underlying third quarter earnings by 1% to $615.7m.
It also resumed iron ore mining at Karnataka in India after securing clearance from the Supreme Court of India and other statutory clearances.
The group is increasing production at Karnataka to about 500,000 tonnes per month and expects to start sales through auction shortly.
The iron ore business reduced its losses in the quarter to $4.6m from $13.7m in the same period a year ago due to a higher contribution from pig iron.
Vedanta said it also increased production of integrated refined zinc, lead and silver at its Zinc India arm.
Although zinc earnings fell 10% to $319.3m, copper rose 24% to $98.4m and aluminium lifted 64% to $71.2m.
Broker Investec said: "All up a satisfactory result for the company, with the benefits of diversification assisting in the final earnings."