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Infosys: Will it meet expectations?

Oct 9, 2000

Infosys, benchmark of the Indian software sector, will declare its quarterly results tomorrow. Not surprisingly the company is expected to continue its high growth trajectory by doubling its sales and profits for the second quarter. We present here an interesting quarter over quarter analysis of its financials, profit margins and change in valuations. Surging exports, higher prices for its services and a large proportion of e-commerce services will help the company to keep up the scorching pace of growth.

Financial Trend Analysis
Year End March 31FY00FY01
(Rs m)1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2QE
Sales 1,7032,0832,2642,7743,5554,083
Total Income1,8412,1792,3352,8603,7064,264
Operating Profit7798599851,1661,5281,769
Interest - - - - - -
Profit Before Tax6867528409791,3501,589
Net Profit (Before EOI) 6066577388591,2131,399
EOI – Extra ordinary income

Increasing opportunities in e-commerce would drive the company’s future revenue growth. In the first quarter of FY01, the Internet services accounted for 28.7% of its total revenues. E-transforming Fortune 1,000 companies have significantly contributed to its revenue growth. The high margin e-commerce business will enable the company to maintain its operating margins. During the quarter ended September 2000, Infosys’ is expected to gain considerably from depreciation in the value of rupee, which might lead to higher realisations for the company.

Profitability Ratios
OPM (excl. Other Inc.)37.7%36.7%40.3%38.9%38.7%38.9%
Tax / PBT11.7%12.6%12.1%12.3%10.2%12.0%
Cash EPS (Rs)42.346.253.463.284.195.7
Fully Diluted EPS (Rs)36.739.744.651.973.484.8

Infosys has always received premium valuations in the markets due to its ability to maintain the high growth rate. The company has de-risked its revenue model by diversifying the business mix and limiting the client concentration. Its strong growth and a high quality management are driving its market valuations.

Valuations Measures
CMP (Rs.)1,8143,5707,2588,9028,3197,344
Growth Ratios*      
Sales 12.1%22.3%8.7%22.5%28.2%14.8%
Operating profit 22.9%10.3%14.6%18.4%31.0%15.8%
Net profit 40.6%8.4%12.3%16.4%41.3%15.3%
* Growth compared to quarter over quarter

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