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Infosys: Double Digit Growth for the Fourth Consecutive Quarter, Coupled With 1.2% Operating Margin Expansion in Q2

PR Newswire Asia Friday, 11 October 2019
Infosys: Double Digit Growth for the Fourth Consecutive Quarter, Coupled With 1.2% Operating Margin Expansion in Q2BENGALURU, India, Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "Our performance was robust on multiple dimensions – revenue growth, digital growth, operating margins, operational efficiencies, large deal signings and reduction in attrition," said *Salil Parekh, CEO and MD*. "All these are clear signs that we are progressing well in our journey of client-centricity and maximizing value for our stakeholders."

*38.4% YoY*

*11.4% YoY*

*3.3% QoQ*

*1.2% QoQ*

*$2.8 bn*

Digital CC growth

CC growth

CC growth

OM expansion
*to 21.7% *

Large deal signings

· Q2 20 revenues grew year-on-year by 9.9% in USD; 11.4% in constant currency
· Q2 20 revenues grew sequentially by 2.5% in USD; 3.3% in constant currency
· Q2 20 Digital revenues at $1,230 million (38.3% of total revenues), year-on-year growth of 38.4% and sequential growth of 10.7% in constant currency
· Q2 20 operating margin at 21.7%, 1.2% improvement over Q1 20
· H1 revenues grew by 11.9% in constant currency
· H1 operating margin at 21.1%, within the margin guidance for the year
· Declared interim dividend of ₹8 per share (approximately $0.11 per ADS*)
· Increased lower end of FY 20 revenue guidance; revised guidance is 9%-10% in constant currency
· Maintained FY 20 operating margin guidance range of 21%-23%

*USD/INR exchange rate as of September 30, 2019

*1. **Financial Highlights – Consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)*

*For the quarter ended September 30, 2019
*Revenues were $3,210 million, growth of 9.9%
YoY and 2.5% QoQ

Operating profit was $696 million, increase of 0.5% YoY and 8.3% QoQ. Operating margin was 21.7%.

Basic EPS was $0.13, growth of 0.2% YoY and
5.6% QoQ *For six months ended September 30, 2019
*Revenues were $6,340 million, growth of 10.2% YoY

Operating profit was $1,338 million, decline of 1.8% YoY. Operating margin was 21.1%.Basic EPS was $0.26, growth of 1.6% YoY"Q2 witnessed another quarter of all-round growth in industry segments and geographies which is a testimony to our strong credentials and client relevance", said *Pravin Rao, COO*. "Large deal wins were $2.8 bn. We are especially pleased by the reduction in attrition driven by our focus on enhanced employee value proposition."

"We saw expansion in operating margins during the quarter driven by improvement in operational parameters and cost efficiencies", said *Nilanjan Roy, CFO.* "We took the first step towards implementation of our new capital allocation policy by increasing interim dividend by over 14% compared to FY 19."

*2. **Capital Allocation*

The Company completed its share buyback of ₹8,260 crore on 26th August, 2019. With this the company completed the additional capital return program of upto ₹13,000 crore announced in April 2018.

*3. **Client wins & Testimonials*

· We were selected by *Toyota Material Handling North America* (TMHNA) for a cloud-based IoT telematics product implementation along with application support and development for its SAP Platform. As the development partner for TMHNA Global Telematics Solution (GTS), an industry leading cloud-based IoT offering, Infosys is enabling remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities including vehicle access control, system maintenance, condition sensing and location tracking.
· We were selected as a strategic partner by *Movement Mortgage*, a fast-growing mortgage bank in the U.S., to lead its digital transformation and accelerate growth. Infosys will support Movement Mortgage's 650 locations in 47 states to ensure the smooth transition of business models in key projects, with the aim to increase business volume and leverage the company's fintech services to develop mortgage industry specific solutions for Infosys customers.
· In collaboration with Microsoft, we announced a long-term strategic partnership with *JG Summit Holdings, Inc.*, one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates, headquartered in Manila, Philippines. As a technology services partner, Infosys is helping formulate and execute the digital transformation strategy for JG Summit, based on Microsoft Azure, an open, hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud platform, along with SAP S/4 HANA. The collaboration will offer JG Summit seamless implementation and migration to Microsoft Azure cloud platform, to develop an agile and robust digital infrastructure for its business processes.
· EdgeVerve Systems, a subsidiary of Infosys, was selected by *Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait* to steer its automation journey using AssistEdge Robotic Process Automation (RPA). We are working the bank in their process automation journey, driving cost efficiencies and streamlining its operations.
· We have partnered with one of the largest utility companies to transform its IT Service Management. The program, leveraging ServiceNow, is helping our client significantly improve end-user experience, enhance employee productivity and deliver business agility. Infosys will also deliver a comprehensive solution for organization change management and user training as a part of this program.

*4. **Recognitions*

· Ranked 3 in the Forbes list of The World's Best Regarded Companies for 2019
· Won the United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the 'Climate Neutral Now' category
· Recognized as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers, Worldwide
· Recognized as a leader in Software Product Engineering Services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2019 by Everest Group
· Recognized as a leader in the DevOps Services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2019 by Everest Group
· Recognized as a leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Intelligent Automation Services 2019 Vendor Assessment
· Recognized in HFS Top 10: Digital Front Office: CX Design, Sales, And Marketing
· Recognized in HFS Top 10: Banking and Financial Services (BFS) Sector Service Providers
· Recognized in HFS Top 10: Cloud Migration and Management Services 2019
· Recognized as a Leader in NelsonHall's Smart IT Services in Utilities
· Recognized in HFS SAP SuccessFactors Services Top 10 Report
· Recognized as 2019 Working Mother & AVTAR Best 100 Companies for Women in India and '2019 Champion of Inclusion' in the Most Inclusive Companies in India Index
· Won the 2019 Oracle Excellence Award for Global Partner of the Year in CX – Sales Cloud
· Won the Oracle Excellence Award for NA partner of the Year for Emerging Technologies
· Recognized as the 2019 Global Alliance SI Partner of the Year by Microsoft
· Recognized as the Microsoft US Service Partner ACR Winner for the FY20 Microsoft One Commercial Partner Winners Circle program

*About Infosys*

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients to navigate their digital transformation, leveraging our teams from over 46 countries. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise navigate your next.

*Safe Harbor*

Certain statements mentioned in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the 'safe harbor' under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company unless it is required by law.

*Infosys Limited and subsidiaries *

*Audited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as at*

(Dollars in millions except equity share data) *September 30, 2019*

*March 31, 2019*

*ASSETS*




*Current assets *




Cash and cash equivalents

2,324

2,829

Current investments

496

958

Trade receivables

2,265

2,144

Unbilled revenue

1,026

777

Prepayments and other current assets

761

827

Income tax assets

5

61

Derivative financial instruments

15

48

*Total current assets*

*6,892*

*7,644*

*Non-current assets*




Property, plant and equipment

1,878

1,931

Right-of-use assets*^(B3)*

552

-

Goodwill

576

512

Intangible assets

191

100

Non-current investments

556

670

Deferred income tax assets

192

199

Income tax assets

904

914

Other non-current assets

280

282

*Total non-current assets*

*5,129*

*4,608*

*Total assets*

*12,021*

*12,252*

*LIABILITIES AND EQUITY*




*Current liabilities*




Trade payables

301

239

Lease liabilities*^(B3)*

73

-

Derivative financial instruments

5

2

Current income tax liabilities

216

227

Client deposits

2

4

Unearned revenue

382

406

Employee benefit obligations

258

234

Provisions

86

83

Other current liabilities

1,388

1,498

*Total current liabilities *

*2,711*

*2,693*

*Non-current liabilities *




Lease liabilities*^(B3)*

503

-

Deferred income tax liabilities

99

98

Employee benefit obligations

6

6

Other non-current liabilities

113

55

*Total liabilities *

*3,432*

*2,852*

*Equity*

Share capital- ₹5 ($0.16) par value 4,800,000,000 (4,800,000,000) equity shares
authorized, issued and outstanding 4,239,482,666 (4,335,954,462) equity shares
fully paid up, net of 18,929,512 (20,324,982) treasury shares as at September 30,
2019 (March 31, 2019)

332

339

Share premium

295

277

Retained earnings

10,510

11,248

Cash flow hedge reserve

2

3

Other reserves

460

384

Capital redemption reserve

17

10

Other components of equity

(3,079)

(2,870)

*Total equity attributable to equity holders of the company*

*8,537*

*9,391*

Non-controlling interests

52

9

*Total equity *

*8,589*

*9,400*

*Total liabilities and equity*

*12,021*

*12,252*

*Infosys Limited and subsidiaries*

*Audited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the*

(Dollars in millions except equity share and per equity share data) *Three months
ended
September 30,
2019*

*Three months
ended
September 30,
2018*

*Six months
ended
September 30,
2019*

*Six months
ended
September 30,
2018*

*Revenues*

*3,210*

*2,921*

*6,340*

*5,753*

Cost of sales

2,140

1,884

4,261

3,703

*Gross profit*

*1,070*

*1,037*

*2,079*

*2,050*

*Operating expenses*






Selling and marketing expenses

165

154

333

303

Administrative expenses

209

191

408

384

Total operating expenses

374

345

741

687

*Operating profit*

*696*

*692*

*1,338*

*1,363*

*Other income, net*

89

105

195

212

*Finance cost^(B3)*

(6)

-

(12)

-

*Reduction in the fair value of Disposal Group held for
sale^(A1)*

-

-

-

(39)

*Profit before income taxes*

*779*

*797*

*1,521*

*1,536*

Income tax expense

207

216

403

420

*Net profit*

*572*

*581*

*1,118*

*1,116*

*Other comprehensive income *






Items that will not be reclassified subsequently
to profit or loss:






Re-measurements of the net defined benefit
liability/asset, net

(3)

1

(6)

1

Equity instrument through other comprehensive
income, net

1

2

1

2 (2)

3

(5)

3

Items that will be reclassified subsequently to profit
or loss:






Fair valuation of investments, net

-

(2)

2

(9)

Fair value changes on derivatives designated as
cash flow hedge, net

2

(4)

(1)

(3)

Foreign currency translation

(224)

(461)

(207)

(929) (222)

(467)

(206)

(941)

*Total other comprehensive income/(loss), net of
tax*

*(224)*

*(464)*

*(211)*

*(938)*

*Total comprehensive income* *348*

*117*

*907*

*178*

*Profit attributable to:
*






Owners of the Company

569

581

1,115

1,116

Non-controlling interests

3

-

3

- *572*

*581*

*1,118*

*1,116*

*Total comprehensive income attributable to:*






Owners of the Company

346

117

905

178

Non-controlling interests

2

-

2

- *348*

*117*

*907*

*178*

*Earnings per equity share*






Basic ($)

0.13

0.13

0.26

0.26

Diluted ($)

0.13

0.13

0.26

0.26

*Weighted average equity shares used in
computing earnings per equity share*






Basic

4,249,343,678

4,347,055,177

4,275,615,916

4,346,857,296

Diluted

4,255,822,953

4,352,208,472

4,282,322,537

4,351,915,210

*NOTES: *

*A. **Notes pertaining to previous quarters / periods*

1. In the six months ended September 30, 2018, the Company had recorded a reduction in the fair value amounting to $39 million in respect of its subsidiary Panaya.

*B. **Notes pertaining to the current quarter*

1. The audited interim condensed consolidated Balance sheet and Statement of Comprehensive Income for the three months and half year ended September 30, 2019 have been taken on record at the Board meeting held on October 11, 2019.

2. A Fact Sheet providing the operating metrics of the Company can be downloaded from www.infosys.com.

3. On account of adoption of IFRS 16- Leases effective April 1, 2019.

IFRS-INR Press Release: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2019-2020/q2/Documents/IFRS-INR-press-release.pdfFact Sheet: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2019-2020/q2/Documents/fact-sheet.pdf

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