India's Infosys fourth-quarter profit jumps on deal wins


April 12 () - Infosys Ltd , India's second biggest software services exporter, reported a 10.4 percent rise in its fourth-quarter profit on Friday, helped by strong growth in its key financial services segment and large deal wins during the period.

Net for the three months to end of March was 40.74 billion Indian rupees$588.6 million, compared with 36.90 billion rupees in the year-earlier period. The result was above the average estimate of 39.56 billion rupees by 33 analysts, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.

Infosys expects its full-year revenue to rise by 7.5 to 9.5 percent on constant currency basis, while operating margin is expected to be in a 21-23 percent range.

India's$180 billion IT industry as a whole is benefiting from moves by traditional businesses to transform their legacy systems to compete effectively against more nimble start-ups globally.

Digital revenue jumped 41.1 percent to $1.04 billion, which accounted for 33.8 percent of total revenue, Infosys said.

Rival Tata Consultancy Services its best ever quarterly profit for the quarter ending March on Friday, driven by strong performance from its banking, financial services and insurance segment (graphic).

($1 = 69.2000 Indian rupees)

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