Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. saw earnings jump to $1.46 million in the first quarter as sales orders rose 31 percent.
Earnings for the Indianapolis-based software maker were 7 cents per share in the recent quarter compared with 1 cent per share, or $189,000, in the same period a year ago.
During a conference call with investors Monday, CEO Don Brown said the company had twice as many orders priced at more than $250,000 than it had in the first quarter a year ago. There were 37 contracts over $250,000 in the latest period, including eight orders over $1 million
That drove revenue up to $73.2 million in the quarter, compared to $52.8 million a year ago.
Interactive Intelligence shares closed at $42 each Monday and were up 61 cents in aftermarket trading.