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Top 5 IT Companies in India by Growth

Aug 2, 2022

With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, IT companies saw a boom. This was due to the increasing importance of work from home.

The Indian IT companies saw a doubling of sales growth during the period.

These IT giants are seeing a rise in demand due to change in demand profile of digital technology services.

These demand changes are for cloud computing and IoT (Internet of Things). This has created a long-run growth opportunity for IT companies.

They possess large exploitable opportunities and are some of the fastest growing companies.

Over the years these companies have outperformed the average sales growth in the industry.

IT stocks over the years have had a history of scorching returns. This has made IT a superstar investment sector.

Here are five IT companies that have witnessed spectacular sales growth in the last 5 years.

#1 L&T Infotech

The first company on our list is L&T Infotech.

L&T Infotech is part of the Indian multinational conglomerate Larsen and Toubro.

The company is a global technology consulting and digital solutions firm. It conducts operations in 33 countries and serves more than 485 clients globally.

The company's sales in the last 5 years have grown at 19.2% CAGR while its net profit has grown at 18.8%. This growth was due to the continuous rise in the demand for IT services in the country.

For the June quarter 2022, the company reported a 26.6% YoY growth in revenue and 28% YoY growth in net profit.

The higher return was due to growth in banking and financial services by 35.95%. Also, ADM (Application Data Management) testing business saw a rise of 28%.

The total contract value of deal wins was over US$ 80 m. It bagged four large deals.

In May 2022, LTI announced the amalgamation arrangement with Mindtree.

The merged company will become the fifth largest IT services company in India with a combined market cap of US$ 18 bn.

The company expanded its offices in Kolkata and Coimbatore. It is also planning to set up an office in Noida.

It is to expand its Google cloud partnership. LTI is establishing a distinct business unit for Google Cloud's six core solution pillars.

To know more about the company, Check out L&T Infotech's financial factsheet and its latest quarterly result.

#2 Mindtree

The second company on our list is Mindtree.

It is the part of Larsen and Toubro group.

It provides services in e-commerce, mobile applications, cloud computing, digital transformation, and testing.

The company, in 5 years, has delivered a CAGR growth of 15% in sales and 32% in profit.

The growth was due to the adoption of the IT-powered remote working culture.

For the June quarter, the company delivered a YoY growth of 36% in revenue and 37% in net profit.

The rise was due to the increase in the client base of the company. The company added 7 new clients to total of 274 active clients in June.

For the year 2022, the company bagged five new projects. This has led to the highest ever order book of US$ 570 m.

As a part of the expansion plan 2022, Mindtree inaugurated its first development centre in Kolkata. The company is expecting to double its headcount in 2023.

To Know more about the company, Check out Mindtree's financial factsheet and its latest quarterly result.

#3 Tata Elxsi

The third company on our list is Tata Elxsi.

Tata Elxsi is the product design arm of the multi-billion Tata Group. The company focuses on design thinking and the application of digital technologies.

It is one of the leading suppliers of design-based technology services across sectors.

The company's offshore revenue mix has historically been higher than its peers at 60%.

In the last five years, Tata Elxsi's sales has grown at a CAGR of 14.8%. Also, the net profit of the company saw a CAGR growth of 25.8%.

Health care and OTT (Over-The-Top) platform were the key growth drivers of the five years performance.

For the June quarter, the company delivered a YoY growth of 10% in revenue and 41% in net profit.

This was due to 23% growth in media and communication vertical and 26% growth in the healthcare vertical.

The company is expanding its marquee client base and plans to win longer strategic deals with its key clients.

For 2022, the company has bagged five big deals. These deals are for its IoT platform and cyber security services.

It is expecting to deliver a double-digit growth for the financial year 2022 due to the large deals.

The stock has given multibagger returns of 215% for 2022.

To Know more about the company, Check out Tata Elxsi's financial factsheet and its latest quarterly result.

#4 HCL Technologies

The fourth company on our list is HCL Technologies.

It is one of the fastest-growing IT service companies.

HCL provides modern software products to global clients. These products are for their technological and industry-specific requirements.

The company operates across sectors including, banking, energy, and utilities.

Over five years, it has reported a CAGR of 12.5% in sales and a CAGR of 9.5% in net profit. A strong order book, robust hiring and client additions have been factors for the constant growth.

For the June quarter 2022, the company reported a growth of 16% YoY in revenue and 2.4% in net profit. The growth was due to 23% YoY increase in its R&D segment.

It is to acquire Quest Informatics for Rs 150 m. Quest Informatics is a global leader in the after-market digital platform.

This acquisition is to increase the product offering in the after-market space.

The company's order book saw a rise of 23.4% YoY to US$ 2 bn for the July quarter. It has received 16 deals across its business segments.

For the July quarter company also received two large-sized deal for end-to end services.

To Know more about the company, Check out HCL Technologies's financial factsheet and its latest quarterly result.

#5 Infosys

The last company on our list is Infosys.

Infosys is the second largest IT company in India. It offers a range of digital and traditional IT services.

The company provides end-to-end business solutions. It includes design development, product engineering, and maintenance systems. The company also provides software products to the banking industry.

Over five years, it has reported a12% CAGR in sales and 9% in net profit.

Infosys's Cobalt-led cloud technology and product differentiation technology were the main sales driver.

For the June quarter 2022, the company reported a growth of 23% YoY in revenue and 3.2% in net profit.

The digital segment of the company saw a revenue rise of 61%, driving the growth in the revenue of the firm.

Infosys is one of the companies embracing blockchain technology in India. In July 2022, a subsidiary of Infosys, finished a blockchain solution for a firm in California.

For 2022, the company has won large deals amounting to US$ 9.5 bn.

The company in 2022 launched Infosys cobalt financial service cloud. It was to expand the cloud platform of the company.

Infosys announced a collaboration with Dow Jones to develop new AI-enabled digital program.

To Know more about the company, Check out Infosys's financial factsheet and its latest quarterly result.

Following is the performance for the IT companies based on the sales growth.

Performance of IT Companies

Company 5 years sales
growth (%)
5 years profit
growth (%)
5 years stock
price growth (%)
ROE (%)
L&T 19.2 18.8 35 28.5
Mindtree 15 32 46 27
TATA Elxsi 14.8 25.8 58 29.7
HCL Technologies 12.5 9.5 16 22.1
Infosys 12 9 25 26
Source: Equitymaster

Why Should You include IT stocks in Your portfolio?

Indian IT stocks have given multi-bagger returns over the years. It has made the industry a great attraction for value creation.

This companies saw a rough patch since the start of 2022. It was due to high attrition rate and global recession.

The situation is improving due to the structural changes in digital technology. The Banking and Financial (BFSI) segment is showing relentless demand. This is a good sing for the growth of IT companies.

There is competition in this sector to capture market share. This gives investors value and growth opportunities.

Top investing gurus of India are indicating towards the fundamentally strong stocks in the IT. They are trading at cheaper valuations. You can dig deep into it to find the best multibagger stock for next 10 years.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. It is not a stock recommendation and should not be treated as such. Learn more about our recommendation services here...


Which are the top IT companies in India?

Based on marketcap, these are the top IT companies in India:

You can see the full list of IT stocks here.

And for a fundamental analysis of the above companies, check out Equitymaster’s Indian stock screener which has a separate screen for top IT stocks in India.

Which are the top gainers and top losers within the IT sector today?

Within the Software sector, the top gainers were ROLTA INDIA (up 5.0%) and RAMCO SYSTEMS (up 2.5%). On the other hand, CYIENT (down 3.6%) and DATAMATICS GLOBAL (down 3.4%) were among the top losers.

How should you value IT companies?

Investing in stocks requires careful analysis of financial data to find out a company's true worth. However, an easier way to find out about a company's performance is to look at its financial ratios.

Two commonly used financial ratios used in the valuation of stocks are -

Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) - It compares the company's stock price with its earnings per share. The higher the P/E ratio, the more expensive the stock.

Price to Book Value Ratio (P/BV) - It compares a firm's market capitalization to its book value. A high P/BV indicates markets believe the company's assets to be undervalued and vice versa.

To know more about the software sector's past and ongoing performance, have a look at the performance of the NIFTY IT Index and BSE IT Index.

Where can I find a list of IT stocks?

The details of listed IT companies can be found on the NSE and BSE website. For a curated list, you can check out our list of IT (large) stocks and IT (others) stocks.

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