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Infosys Announces Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2014

Oct 10, 2014   11:28 IST 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Q2 revenues at Rs 13,342 crore. Growth of 4.5% QoQ; 2.9% YoY


  • Q2 net profit at Rs 3,096 crore. Growth of 7.3% QoQ; 28.6% YoY


  • FY 15 revenue guidance maintained at 7%-9%


  • Interim dividend of Rs 30 per share


  • 1:1 bonus issue of equity shares and 1:1 stock dividend of American Depositary Shares, to increase liquidity of its shares and expand the retail shareholder base


Financial Highlights:

Consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the quarter ended September 30, 2014

Quarter ended September 30, 2014

  • Revenues were Rs 13,342 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014


                    -- QoQ growth was 4.5%

                    -- YoY growth was 2.9%


  • Net profit was Rs 3,096 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014


                  -- QoQ growth was 7.3%

                  -- YoY growth was 28.6%


  • Earnings per share (EPS) was Rs 54.19 for the quarter ended September 30, 2014


                 -- QoQ growth was 7.3%

                 -- YoY growth was 28.7%


  • Liquid assets including cash and cash equivalents, available-for-sale financial assets, certificates of deposits and government bonds were Rs 33,616 crore as on September 30, 2014 as compared to Rs 29,748 crore as on June 30, 2014.


  • Infosys has pledged Rs 254 crore for F 15 towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through the Infosys Foundation - its philanthropic arm. The Infosys Foundation is engaged in several programs aimed at alleviating hunger, promoting education, improving health, assisting rural development, supporting arts and helping the destitute.


Other Highlights:

  • Infosys and its subsidiaries added 49 clients (gross) during the quarter.
  • Gross addition of 14,255 employees during the quarter.
  • 165,411 employees as on September 30, 2014 for Infosys and its subsidiaries.
  • Declared an interim dividend of Rs 30 per share. The record date for payment of dividend is October 17, 2014.
  • The Board in its meeting held on October 10, 2014 has considered, approved and recommended a bonus issue of one equity share for every equity share held and a stock dividend of one American Depositary Share (ADS) for every ADS held, as on a record date to be determined.


"Digital transformation is reshaping the business of every one of our clients. We see this as a great opportunity to help them renew the core of their business as well as to expand into new frontiers and are seeing early positive results”, said Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. “Our strategy is to apply the same principles to our own business in order to capture this opportunity and accelerate our growth, within our culture of lifelong learning and purposeful work."

“On several fronts, our efforts to bring in operational efficiencies yielded encouraging results during the quarter”, said U. B. Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer. “We have seen positive results of some of our interventions on sales, margins and attrition, and we will continue to focus on these areas.”

“We have been able to improve our margins during the quarter and feel confident of sustaining these within a narrow band”, said Rajiv Bansal, Chief Financial Officer. “This is giving us increased confidence to make the investments required to meet our growth aspirations.”



The company’s outlook (consolidated) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, under IFRS is as follows:

· Revenues are expected to grow 6.7%-8.7% in INR terms

* Conversion 1 US$ = Rs 61.00


Business Highlights:

  • Signed a multi-year agreement with Daimler AG covering management of infrastructure services and data centers.
  • Consolidated IT and BPO operations for a major fashion retailer in the US as part of a five-year Oracle Retail Support agreement. This will help the retailer better focus on new brand acquisitions and global expansion.
  • Designed an analytics-based solution to help one of UK’s leading supermarket chains drive targeted campaigns to enhance customer loyalty, acquire new customers and improve revenues.
  • Migrated, supported and enhanced an automated outbound dialer application for a telecom service provider in the US. This will help the provider integrate Short Messaging Service for end users by deriving information from multiple systems like billing and provisioning systems.
  • Infosys Public Services (IPS) has been engaged by a postal solution provider in the US to reduce cost of operation and efficiently maintain its plant equipment and vehicle fleet asset management system. IPS is also migrating the client’s business-critical applications to a new data center by utilizing proprietary application assessment tools and migration approaches for rapid execution with zero business disruption.
  • Our products and platforms business, Edgeverve Systems, is seeing increased momentum. A global sports brand has engaged Edgeverve to help build a responsive user experience-based multi-channel ecommerce store in India.
  • Expanded the scope of our strategic partnerships to deliver value to businesses across cloud-based infrastructure, analytics and big data. We broadened our partnership with:

o    Microsoft to securely expedite movement to Azure and hybrid cloud environments while optimizing cloud investments.

o    Oracle to enhance support for a range of innovative solutions and services on new technology platforms across digital marketing, big data and Oracle Cloud Applications.

o    Hitachi Data Systems to bring next-generation infrastructure and data center transformation solutions to facilitate the smooth transitioning of IT infrastructure to new cloud-based environments.

o    Huawei to offer cloud, big data and communication solutions.

  • Entered into a strategic relationship with the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME), Stanford University. Through this arrangement, we will jointly develop curriculum in Data Science and Analytics focused on real-world problem areas and will undertake joint research using Data Science to find solutions to key industry issues.
  • Working with faculty from the Stanford and the d.Global initiative to bring design thinking to our clients on a large scale.
  • This quarter we made six unique patent applications in India and the US, adding to a total of 505 unique patent applications in various stages of patent prosecution in India, the US and other jurisdictions. Till date we have been granted 199 patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, three by the Luxembourg Patent Office, one by the Australian Patent Office and one patent by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.


Awards and Recognition:

  • Infosys was cited as a Leader and Star Performer in Life Sciences IT Outsourcing in Everest Group’s report; IT Outsourcing in Life Sciences Industry – Service Provider Landscape with PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2014’.
  • Infosys was positioned in the Winner’s circle of the HFS Blueprint – SAP Services.
  • Infosys was named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Finance and Accounting BPO by Gartner for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Finacle emerged as a leader in a key industry assessment – The Forrester Wave(TM): Customer-Centric Global Banking Platforms, Q3 2014. It was also judged a winner by Juniper Research for the 2014 Future Mobile Awards in the mobile banking category; and was rated by CEB TowerGroup analysts as ‘Best in Class’ for bank user services and enterprise support.
  • Infosys named a Leader in IDC MarketScape – Worldwide Oracle Implementation Services Ecosystem 2014 report.


Changes to the Board:

The members of the company at the Extra-ordinary General Meeting held on July 30, 2014 approved the appointment of Dr. Vishal Sikka as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director effective August 1, 2014.


Mr. Narayana Murthy will cease to be Non-Executive Chairman effective October 10, 2014. He indicated that in line with the company’s high corporate governance standards and to avoid any perceived conflicts, it would not be appropriate for him to be the Chairman Emeritus of Infosys. The Board accepted Mr. Murthy’s decision and sincerely thanked him for his vision, leadership and guidance in making Infosys a globally respected company.


Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan will cease to be the Non-Executive Vice Chairman effective October 10, 2014. The Board expressed its deep sense of appreciation for the services rendered by him during his tenure at Infosys.


Mr. K.V. Kamath has been elected as the Chairman of the Board effective October 11, 2014.


The company has been classifying its founders, Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal and K Dinesh along with their immediate family members as promoters/promoter group of the company in applicable disclosures with the stock exchanges and other regulatory authorities..


With the last two founders, Narayana Murthy and S Gopalakrishnan, remitting office, the founders have neither association with the company nor exercise any control over the affairs of the company after the current date. The founders have therefore requested the company to seek appropriate classification of their revised status. The company is in the process of seeking appropriate regulatory guidance on the same.


Infosys Foundation:

Infosys has pledged Rs254 crore for FY15 towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through the Infosys Foundation – its philanthropic arm. Infosys and its subsidiaries donated Rs77 crore and Rs125 crore to Infosys


Foundation for the quarter and half-year ended September 30, 2014, respectively.

The Infosys Foundation is engaged in several programs aimed at alleviating hunger, promoting education, improving health, assisting rural development, supporting arts and helping the destitute.


This quarter, Infosys Foundation constituted a corpus of Rs33 crore for the Chennai Mathematical Institute. This will be used to enhance faculty compensation and support fellowship requirements for research students.


The Foundation also launched Spark-IT, a three-month program to enhance the skill levels of unemployed engineering graduates in the country. It has committed Rs9 crore for this program which will help train 1,800 graduates in the fiscal year 2015.


About Infosys Ltd:

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.


Visit to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with US$ 8.25 billion in annual revenues and 160,000+ employees, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.


Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statementsregarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the 'safe harbor' under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. These filings are available at Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. In addition, please note that the date of this press release is mentioned at the beginning of the release, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.



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