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Infosys Q1 net profit rises 5 per cent to Rs 3,030 crore

The company forecast a revenue growth of 11.5-13.5 per cent in rupee terms and 7.2-9.2 per cent in dollar terms for whole of FY16.

Agencies   Mumbai     Last Updated: July 21, 2015  | 16:20 IST
Infosys Q1 net profit rises 5 per cent
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Infosys, the country's second largest IT company, on Tuesday reported a 5 per cent increase in quarterly net profit, bolstered by a surge in demand for software outsourcing services from clients in the United States, its biggest market.

The IT major, which provides IT services to clients like Apple Inc, Volkswagen AG and Wal-mart Stores Inc, posted Rs 3,030 crore ($475.85 million) in profit in the June quarter, up from Rs 2886 crore a year ago.

Infosys revenue is up by 12.4 per cent to Rs 14,354 crore in the April-June quarter.

The company forecast a revenue growth of 11.5-13.5 per cent in rupee terms for FY16, at 7.2-9.2 per cent in dollar terms.

Industry body Nasscom expects the Indian IT-BPM sector to grow 14-16 per cent in dollar terms for the fiscal.

"Our efforts in redesigning our clients' experience and our widespread adoption of innovation, both in grassroots and breakthroughs, are starting to bear fruit in large deal wins and in the growth of large clients," Infosys CEO and Managing Director Vishal Sikka said.

While Infosys is still early in its journey to become the leading next-generation services company, this gives a good momentum for the rest of the year, he added.

In US dollar terms, its consolidated net profit declined 1.3 per cent to $476 million in the first quarter of 2015-16, while revenue rose 5.7 per cent to $2.25 billion.

"We are operating within our stated margin band, balancing strategic investments and client focus with operational efficiencies," Infosys CFO Rajiv Bansal said.

Pricing environment is competitive, which Infosys is addressing through automation and improvement in productivity, he added.

The company added 79 clients in the said quarter, signed six large deals with a total contract value of $688 million. Its volume growth stood at 5.4 per cent. Client wins included a multi-year contract from a major German bank for application maintenance services, digital and mobility services, package implementation, and testing services.

The company added 3,336 employees, taking its headcount to 1,79,523 employees as on June 30, 2015. Its attrition rate was at 14.2 per cent for the said quarter.

Liquid assets, including cash and cash equivalents, available-for-sale financial assets and government bonds, were Rs 30,235 crore in the quarter under review compared to Rs 32,585 crore as on March 31, 2015.

Shares of Infosys rose by 11.05 per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange to close at Rs 1112.65 apiece on Tuesday.

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