Infosys reports better-than-expected Q4 results

Infosys reports better-than-expected Q4 results

Software services exporter Infosys on Monday reported better-than-expected rise in margins and profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

The second largest software services exporter of India announced that its net profit of Rs 2,992 crore for the January to March quarter of FY2014, up 25 per cent from the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Quarter-on-quarter growth in net profit stood at 4 per cent.

Analysts had projected a net profit of Rs 2,835 crore for the company's fourth fiscal quarter.

The company also surprised analysts with its dollar revenue growth guidance of 7 per cent to 9 per cent. Analysts had projected revenue growth guidance at 5-6 per cent. Net profit in dollar terms jumped 5.2 per cent quarter-on-quarter to US$487 million. Year-on-year net profit in dollar terms jumped 9.7 per cent.

S. D. Shibulal, CEO & Managing Director of Infosys, said in a statement, "We have guided for a revenue growth of 7-9 percent next year and remain firmly focused on building the growth momentum by making all the necessary investments in our business."

Revenues in rupee terms increased 23.2 per cent on yearly basis to Rs 12,875 crore. However, the figure represents a decline of 1.15 per cent on quarterly basis. For the full year ended March 31, the company's revenue and net profit grew 24.2 per cent and 13 per cent Rs 50,133 crore and Rs 10,648 crore, respectively.

The software services provider declared a final dividend of Rs 43 per share for the FY2013-14.

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