Why ALS, OFX, Skycity, and TechnologyOne shares are surging today

These shares are having a strong session on Tuesday. But why?

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In afternoon trade, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is out of form and on course to record a small decline. At the time of writing, the benchmark index is down 0.25% to 7,843.8 points.

Four ASX shares that are not letting that hold them back are listed below. Here's why they are rising:

ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ)

The ALS share price is up 5% to $14.47. This has been driven by the release of the testing services company's FY 2024 results this morning. ALS reported a 6.8% increase in revenue to $2,586 million and modest 0.2% increase in underlying EBIT to $491.8 million. The company's CEO and managing director, Malcolm Deane, commented: "The Group has continued to deliver revenue growth and maintain industry-leading margins despite challenging market conditions."

OFX Group (ASX: OFX)

The OFX Group share price is up almost 13% to $1.91. This has also been driven by the release of full year results this morning. Investors have responded positively to the foreign exchange company reporting a 6.3% increase in net operating income to $227.5 million and a 3.4% lift in underlying EBITDA to $64.6 million. This was in line with its guidance. CEO Skander Malcolm said: "Despite a tougher macroeconomic backdrop in our two largest markets, it was pleasing to deliver NOI and underlying EBITDA in line with guidance. Without the near-term impact of Paytron on our earnings, we would have delivered positive operating leverage."

Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SKC)

The Skycity Entertainment share price is up 4% to $1.62. This follows news that Skycity has reached an agreement with the Department of Internal Affairs in New Zealand to settle its anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism proceedings. According to the release, the settlement includes an admission of guilt and a penalty of approximately NZ$4 million.

TechnologyOne Ltd (ASX: TNE)

The TechnologyOne share price is up 5% to $16.84. Investors have been buying this enterprise software provider's shares following the release of its half year results. The company reported a 16% increase in revenue to $244.8 million, a 21% lift in annual recurring revenue (ARR) to $423.6 million, and a 17% jump in profit before tax to $61.5 million. Management remains confident on the future and believes it is on track to surpass its ARR target by FY 2025. CEO Ed Chung said: "We are on track to surpass total ARR of $500m+ by FY25, from our current base of $424m. We will continue to invest for the long-term in R&D to build platforms for growth to continue to double in size every 5 years."

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has positions in Technology One. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Technology One. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Technology One. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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