Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Infosys (NYSE: INFY) Announces Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2013

Mysore, India (ots/PRNewswire) -

- Q3 revenues grew by 1.7% quarter-on-quarter; 9.9% year-on-year
- Net profit grew by 20.9% quarter-on-quarter; 6.7% year-on-year
 

Financial Highlights

Consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the quarter ended December 31, 2013

- Revenues were $2,100 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013
  QoQ growth was 1.7%
  YoY growth was 9.9%
- Net profit was $463 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013
  QoQ growth was 20.9%*
  YoY growth was 6.7%
- Earnings per American Depositary Share (EPADS) was $0.81 for the quarter ended
  December 31, 2013 QoQ growth was 20.9%*
  YoY growth was 6.6%
- Liquid assets including cash and cash equivalents, available-for-sale
  financial assets, certificates of deposits and government bonds were $4.4 billion as
  on December 31, 2013 versus $4.3 billion as on September 30, 2013
  * including the provision for visa related matters made in quarter ended September
  30, 2013
 

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Other highlights:

- Infosys and its subsidiaries added 54 clients during the quarter
- Gross addition of 6,682 employees for the quarter by Infosys and its
  subsidiaries
- 158,404 employees as on December 31, 2013 for Infosys and its subsidiaries
 

"The year ahead looks exciting for the IT services industry. We believe the global economic environment has improved and our clients are gaining confidence to invest in their strategic initiatives," said S. D. Shibulal, CEO and Managing Director. "We continue to differentiate ourselves to seize growth opportunities. The recent changes in organizational structure will enable us to strengthen client relationships and increase market share."

"During the quarter, we saw early but promising results of our initiatives to increase efficiency in our operations," said Rajiv Bansal, Chief Financial Officer. "We continue to remain focused on making investments necessary to secure and grow our future."

Outlook

The company's outlook (consolidated) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, under IFRS is as follows:

- Revenues are expected to grow 11.5%-12.0%
 

Business Highlights

- We have partnered with a leading manufacturer, Diebold, to further its
  transformation journey and streamline its service, supply chain management, and
  financial operations processes.
- Our focus on Cloud and Big Data as new growth areas continues to yield
  results. We have executed more than 200 engagements and have won more than 20 deals
  this quarter. We have been formally inducted as a member of the steering committee of
  the global Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) to help define the next generation of
  enterprise-ready Cloud and Big Data implementations.
- We are partnering with clients to create innovative solutions around the
  mobile device. This quarter we started more than 25 engagements across mobile field
  service, device management and enterprise productivity.
- Our Engineering Services business continues to see strong growth. With over
  150 active clients, we had 52 wins this quarter across industries.
- Infosys Edge continues its momentum in the market as we invest in technologies
  like Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. This quarter we had 14 wins - eight for
  platforms and six for products. We also launched TradeEdge, an insights-driven sales
  platform that help brands accurately sense and fulfill consumer demand while
  significantly improving sales and operational performance.
- Infosys Finacle(TM) sustained its business momentum in the quarter with eight
  new wins; 11 banks went live on the platform across India, Africa, Middle East and
  South East Asia.
- The District of Columbia's new online health insurance marketplace, DC Health
  Link, designed and implemented by Infosys Public Services Inc, successfully went live
  on October 1, 2013.
- To keep pace with the business momentum in the region, we expanded our
  presence in Australia with a new office in Sydney. Infosys BPO opened a new delivery
  center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands to strengthen its global footprint and reinforce
  its presence in Europe.
- During the third quarter, Infosys applied for 22 unique patent applications in
  India and the U.S. With this, we have 533 patent applications undergoing various
  stages of patent prosecution in India, the U.S. and other jurisdictions. We have been
  granted 143 patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, one patent by
  Australian Patent Office and three patents by the Luxembourg patent office.
 

Awards and Recognition

- We have been positioned in the winner's circle in HfS Enterprise Analytics
  Services Blueprint 2013. The report recognizes Infosys for its significant scale in
  analytics, execution excellence across service areas, and responsiveness to clients.
- Oracle has awarded us with its 2013 Oracle Excellence Award for 'Specialized
  Partner of the Year' - North America in the Services Partner of the Year, and Business
  Intelligence Partner of the Year categories. In addition, we were also awarded 2013
  Oracle Excellence Award Honorable Mentions for 'Specialized Partner of the Year' -
  North America for Communications, Media and Entertainment; Energy & Utilities; and
  Financial Services. We were also awarded the 2013 APAC Oracle Excellence Award for
  'Specialized Partner of the Year' - Industry.
- Avivia Health from Kaiser Permanente, recognized Infosys Public Services as a
  strategic partner to develop its innovative gamification platform to improve consumer
  engagement.
- The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) has presented Infosys and British
  Telecom with the 2013 award for excellence in telecommunication, utilities and hi-tech
  outsourcing.
- The CEB TowerGroup Mobile Banking Solutions Technology Analysis report and the
  Core Banking Systems for the Large Bank Market report, both recognized Infosys
  Finacle(TM) as a 'Best-in-Class' provider.
- Gartner's International Retail Core Banking report positioned Infosys
  Finacle(TM) as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for International Retail Core Banking*
  for the seventh time in a row.
  *Source: Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for International Retail Core Banking,"
  Don Free and Ethan Wang, October 8, 2013. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product
  or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users
  to select only those vendors with the highest ratings.
- Infosys BPO has been positioned in the Leaders category in Everest Group's
  Procurement Outsourcing (PO) Service Provider Landscape with PEAK Matrix Assessment
  2013 report.
- We have won the prestigious Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE)
  Award for the ninth time. We have also won the Asian MAKE Award eleven times in a row.
- At Asiamoney's annual Corporate Governance Poll 2013, we were recognized as
  the Best Overall for Corporate Governance, Responsibilities of Management and the
  Board of Directors, Disclosure and Transparency, Shareholders' Rights and Equitable
  Treatment, and Investor Relations.
- We received the 'Platinum' award at 'The Asset' Excellence in Management and
  Corporate Awards 2013.
- The IR global rankings 2013 ranked us third globally for corporate governance
  practices and second for IR website in India.
 

Board Changes

Induction of U.B. Pravin Rao and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The Board of Directors appointed Mr. U B Pravin Rao as an Additional and Whole-time Director and Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as an Additional (Independent) Director.

Mr. Pravin Rao is currently the President of the Company. He is responsible for driving growth and differentiation across a portfolio of businesses. These include Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods and Logistics, Life Sciences, Resources & Utilities, Services, Growth Markets, Cloud & Mobility, and Quality & Productivity. In addition, he is responsible for Global Delivery and Service Innovation. Pravin is also the Director of the Infosys Leadership Institute (ILI) globally. ILI is responsible for the selection, development, research and succession of senior and high-potential leaders. He has over 25 years of experience, working on engagements with clients, primarily in retail and financial services. Since joining Infosys in 1986, he has held a number of senior leadership roles such as Head of Infrastructure Management Services, Delivery Head for Europe, and Head of Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Logistics and Life Sciences. Pravin holds a degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, India.

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Limited a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India. Kiran is highly respected in the corporate world and has been named among TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Recently, Economic Times placed her at India Inc's top 10 most powerful women CEO for the year 2012. Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon. She received a graduate honors degree in Zoology from Bangalore University (1973) and qualified as a Master Brewer from Ballarat University, Australia (1975). Kiran has also received many honorary Doctorates in recognition of her pre-eminent contributions to the field of biotechnology.

Retirement of David Boyles

In accordance with the retirement policy for the company's Board of Directors (attainment of 65 years of age for Independent Directors appointed to the Infosys Board prior to October 15, 2010), David L. Boyles, Independent Director, will retire from the Board effective January 17, 2014. David L. Boyles joined the Infosys Board in July 2005.

N. R. Narayana Murthy, Executive Chairman of the Board, said, "David has played an important role on the Board. His insights on Risk Management have benefitted the Company immensely and have helped us strengthen our approach to Risk Management. We thank David for his contribution to the Board and in particular to the Risk Management Committee, in his capacity as the Chair of the Committee. We will miss his knowledge and unique insights."

David L. Boyles thanked the Board and said, "I have had a rewarding association with Infosys over the past eight years. I would like to thank the Board of Directors for giving me an opportunity to be a part of the journey of this iconic company. I wish the company and its leaders the very best."

David L. Boyles has held senior leadership positions at large multinational corporations, including American Express, Bank of America and ANZ Banking Group. He retired from the ANZ and full-time corporate life in December 2003. David's most recent corporate position was that of Chief Operations Officer at ANZ Banking Group where he was responsible for Technology, Payments, Property, Strategic Sourcing and other shared services. He was also on the Board of ANZ Bank New Zealand and chaired the ANZ Group Operating Risks Executive Committee. Prior to ANZ, he was Senior Vice President, e-Commerce, at American Express. In this role, he was responsible for state-of-the-art online services and emerging technologies. His early roles with AMEXCO included Senior Vice President, Global Systems and Operations, Travellers Cheque Group. Earlier leadership positions include Downey Financial (Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer) and Bank of America (Senior Vice President, Consumer Markets). David has an MBA from Washington State University and an MA and BA (summa cum laude) in Psychology from UNC, Greeley and authored a book Maximising the Business Value of your Technology Investment [http://www.infosys.com/infosys-labs/publications/books/Pages/index.aspx#businessvalue] ((c)2005, Infosys and Microsoft).

About Infosys Ltd

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.

Visit http://www.infosys.com [http://www.infosys.com/Pages/index.aspx] to see how Infosys , with US$7.4 billion in annual revenues and 158,000+ employees, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise(R) today.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, 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, 2013 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. These filings are available at http://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

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of

(Dollars in millions except share data)

                                                           December  March 31,
                                                           31, 2013      2013
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents                                   $ 3,712    $4,021
Available-for-sale financial assets                             418       320
Investment in certificates of deposit                           106         -
Trade receivables                                             1,447     1,305
Unbilled revenue                                                423       449
Derivative financial instruments                                  -        19
Prepayments and other current assets                            428       391
Total current assets                                          6,534     6,505
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment                                 1,202     1,191
Goodwill                                                        354       364
Intangible assets                                                60        68
Available-for-sale financial assets                             203        72
Deferred income tax assets                                       98        94
Income tax assets                                               241       201
Other non-current assets                                         41        44
Total non-current assets                                      2,199     2,034
Total assets                                                 $8,733    $8,539
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Derivative financial instruments                                $16         -
Trade payables                                                   29        35
Current income tax liabilities                                  318       245
Client deposits                                                   7         6
Unearned revenue                                                142       152
Employee benefit obligations                                    148       113
Provisions                                                       49        39
Other current liabilities                                       733       568
Total current liabilities                                     1,442     1,158
Non-current liabilities
Deferred income tax liabilities                                  11        23
Other non-current liabilities                                    49        27
Total liabilities                                             1,502     1,208
Equity
Share capital - `5 ($0.16) par value 600,000,000 equity 
shares authorized, issued and outstanding 571,402,566 each, 
net of 2,833,600 treasury shares each as of December 31, 
2013 and March 31, 2013, respectively                            64        64
Share premium                                                   704       704
Retained earnings                                             8,405     7,666
Other components of equity                                   (1,942)   (1,103)
Total equity attributable to equity holders of the company    7,231     7,331
Non-controlling interests                                         -         -
Total equity                                                  7,231     7,331
Total liabilities and equity                                 $8,733    $8,539
 

Infosys Limited and subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Dollars in millions except share and per equity share data)

                                 Three       Three        Nine        Nine 
                                months      months      months      months
                                 ended       ended       ended       ended
                              December    December    December    December
                              31, 2013    31, 2012    31, 2013    31, 2012

Revenues                        $2,100      $1,911      $6,157      $5,460
Cost of sales                    1,341       1,203       3,974       3,376
Gross profit                       759         708       2,183       2,084
Operating expenses:
Selling and marketing
expenses                           104          99         327         277
Administrative expenses*           129         118         411         355
Total operating expenses           233         217         738         632
Operating profit                   526         491       1,445       1,452
Other income, net                  117          92         301         308
Profit before income taxes         643         583       1,746       1,760
Income tax expense                 180         149         482         479
Net profit                        $463        $434      $1,264      $1,281
Other comprehensive income
Items that will not be
reclassified to profit or loss:
Re-measurement of the net
defined benefit liability/(asset)    4           -          10           -
Items that may be
reclassified subsequently
to profit or loss:
Fair value changes on
available-for-sale
financial asset, net of
tax effect                         (10)          -         (14)          -
Exchange differences on
translating foreign operations      91        (250)       (844)       (478)
Total other comprehensive income   $85       ($250)      ($848)      ($478)
Total comprehensive income        $548        $184        $416        $803
Profit attributable to:
Owners of the company             $463        $434      $1,264      $1,281
Non-controlling interests            -           -           -           -
                                  $463        $434      $1,264      $1,281
Total comprehensive income
attributable to:
Owners of the company             $548        $184        $416        $803
Non-controlling interests            -           -           -           -
                                  $548        $184        $416        $803
Earnings per equity share
Basic ($)                         0.81        0.76        2.21        2.24
Diluted ($)                       0.81        0.76        2.21        2.24
Weighted average equity
shares used in computing
earnings per equity share
Basic                      571,402,566 571,400,086 571,402,566 571,398,129
Diluted                    571,402,566 571,400,417 571,402,566 571,399,018
 

(*) Administrative expenses for nine months ended December 31, 2013 include a charge of $ 35 million towards visa related matters.

NOTE:

1. The unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months and nine months ended December 31, 2013 have been taken on record at the Board meeting held on January 10, 2014

2. A Fact Sheet providing the operating metrics of the company can be downloaded from http://www.infosys.com

Fact Sheet: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/operations/Fact-Sheet.pdf

INR Press Release: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/operations/INR-Press-Release.pdf

Contact

Investor Relations

Gargi Ray
+91-80-4116-7747
gargi_ray@infosys.com

Sandeep Mahindroo
+91-80-3980-1018
Sandeep_Mahindroo@infosys.com

Media Relations

Sarah Vanita Gideon, India
+91-80-4156-3373
Sarah_Gideon@Infosys.com

Ken Montgomery, Golin Harris for Infosys, US
+1-415-318-4399
KMontgomery@GolinHarris.com
 

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