Infosys Reports In Line - Analyst Blog

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Infosys Technologies Limited ( INFY ) reported fourth quarter and fiscal 2012. Quarterly earnings per ADS from continuing operations of 81 cents, per share were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Earnings grew 1.3% sequentially and grew 15.7% year over year, led by growth in all areas and across the customer base.

Business Details

Total revenue for the quarter was $1.7 billion, representing a year-over-year growth of 10.5%. The company saw growth in retail and manufacturing and also in banking, insurance and financial services.

The company had a good quarter in terms of client additions. Infosys added 52 new clients during the quarter.

Income

The company recorded an operating profit of $528 million compared with $464 million in the prior-year period. Net income after tax was $463 million, up 15.2% year over year. For the reported quarter, operating margin increased 85 basis points year over year to 29.8% from 28.9%.

Balance Sheet

Infosys maintains a strong liquidity position with cash & cash equivalents, including investments in available-for-sale financial assets and certificates of deposits, amounting to $4.1 billion at the end of the quarter.

Outlook

For the quarter ending June 30, 2013, Infosys expects revenues to be in the range of $1.71 billion to $1.79 billion, up 6.0% to 7.1% year over year. Earnings per ADS are expected to be 73 cents, up 9.0% from the year-ago quarter.

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, the company expects revenue to be in the range of $7.55 billion to $7.69 billion compared, reflecting year over year growth of 8.0% to 10.0%. Earnings per ADS are expected to be $3.00 compared to a range of $3.12 to $3.17.

Infosys currently holds a Zacks Rank of #3, which implies a short term Hold rating on the stock.

(The company provides limited information in the press release, so details for the quarter will not be available until it has its conference call later today.)


 
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