• OCTOBER 20, 2000

HCL Infosystems' 1Q profits up by 27%

HCL Infosystems' net profits for the 1QFY01 increased by 27% on a revenues of Rs 3 bn. The company's operating margins declined by 150 basis points to 7.6%.

(Rs m)1QFY001QFY01Change
Sales 2,268 2,926 29.0%
Other Income 20 21 8.7%
Expenditure 2,062 2,703 31.1%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 206 222 7.9%
Operating Profit Margin (%)9.1%7.6% 
Interest 26 4 -83.5%
Depreciation 32 27 -16.2%
Profit before Tax16721226.7%
Tax 16 20 25.0%
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 151 192 26.9%
Net profit margin (%)6.7%6.6% 
Diluted number of shares 31.9 31.9  
Diluted Earnings per share*19.024.1 

The profit growth was mainly due to lower interest cost and depreciation charge in the current quarter compared to corresponding previous quarter.

At the current market price of Rs 245, HCL Info gets a P/E multiple of 10 times its 1QFY01 annualised earnings.

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