Cap Gemini SA , Europe’s largest computer-services company, said full-year profit rose 57 percent on stronger technology demand, beating analysts’ estimates. The company’s shares had their biggest gain in almost seven months.
Cap Gemini SA and Intel Corp . will offer a home energy-management system to consumers and utilities as the French and U.S. partners seek to beat rivals onto the market for power-saving upgrades to electric grids.
Cap Gemini SA, a French competitor to International Business Machines Corp., forecast that demand for computer services will pick up in the second quarter after bookings improved in February and March.