Infosys Q2 net falls 2.2% to 4,019 crore
However, its revenue rose by 9.8 percent to 22,629 crore in the quarter under review
New Delhi/Bengaluru: India's second-largest IT services company Infosys on Friday said its consolidated net profit declined by 2.2 percent to Rs 4,019 crore for the July-September 2019 quarter. This is against a net profit of Rs 4,110 crore in the same period last fiscal, Infosys said in a regulatory filing.
The Bengaluru-based company's revenue rose by 9.8 percent to Rs 22,629 crore in the quarter under review from Rs 20,609 crore in the year-ago period. In constant currency terms, this translates into an 11.4 percent increase.
Infosys also raised the lower-end of its FY2019-20 revenue guidance and the revised forecast now stands at 9-10 percent growth in constant currency terms. At the beginning of the fiscal, Infosys had said it expects revenue growth of 7.5-9.5 percent for FY2019-20. Subsequently, while announcing its first-quarter numbers, the company raised its revenue growth guidance for the fiscal to 8.5-10 percent.
"Our performance was robust on multiple dimensions – revenue growth, digital growth, operating margins, operational efficiencies, large deal signings and reduction in attrition," Infosys CEO and MD Salil Parekh said. All these are clear signs that the company is progressing well in its journey of client-centricity and maximising value for its stakeholders, he added.
In dollar terms, net profit was at $569 million while revenue was at $3.21 billion in the said quarter. The results come a day after larger rival, Tata Consultancy Services announced its second-quarter results. The Mumbai-based firm reported a 1.8 percent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 8,042 crore while its revenue grew by 5.8 percent to Rs 38,977 crore.
In the September 2019 quarter, Infosys' Digital revenues grew 38.4 percent year-on-year to $1.23 billion, accounting for 38.3 percent of its total revenues. It has also declared an interim dividend of Rs 8 per share. Infosys announced its results after the close of trading hours. Its scrip had closed at Rs 815.70 apiece, up 4.19 percent from the previous close on the BSE.
"We saw expansion in operating margins during the quarter driven by improvement in operational parameters and cost efficiencies. We took the first step towards implementation of our new capital allocation policy by increasing interim dividend by over 14 percent compared to FY19," Infosys CFO Nilanjan Roy said.