Infosys: Growth acceleration accompanied by 3.7% YoY margin expansion; revenue and margin guidance increased to 2%-3% in cc and 23%-24% respectiv

BENGALURU, India, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Our second quarter performance is a clear reflection of our ability to help clients on their digital transformation journeys. Our digital and cloud capabilities combined with intense client relevance are helping us achieve differentiated results in the market as is visible in 2.2% year on year overall revenue growth and 25.4% growth from digital offerings, which now are at 47.3% of revenues," said Salil Parekh, CEO and MD. "Increase in revenue and margin outlook for FY 21 is due to the continued trust clients have in us. I am extremely proud of our team for achieving these results in challenging business conditions globally."

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25.4% YoY

2.2% YoY 25.4%

$3.15bn

INR 12
Digital CC growth CC growth Operating margin Large deal signings Interim DPS,
up by 50% YoY

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-- Q2 revenues grew sequentially by 4.0% in constant currency
-- Q2 revenues grew year-on-year by 3.2% in USD; grew by 2.2% in constant
currency
-- Q2 Digital revenues at $1,568 million (47.3% of total revenues),
year-on-year growth of 25.4% in constant currency
-- Q2 operating margin at 25.4%, increase of 370 basis points year-on-year
-- Q2 free cash flow at $674 million; year-on-year growth of 69.8%
-- Q2 net profit at $653 million, year-on-year growth of 14.7%
-- Q2 voluntary attrition for IT services declined to 7.8% from 18.3% in Q2
20
-- H1 revenues grew by 1.9% in constant currency
-- H1 operating margin at 24.1%
-- Declared interim dividend of INR 12 per share
-- FY 21 revenue growth guidance revised upward to 2%-3% in constant
currency
-- FY 21 operating margin guidance revised upward to 23%-24%
1. Financial Highlights - Consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)


For For six months ended September
the 30, 2020
quarter
ended
September
30,
2020

Revenues Revenues were $6,433 million,
were growth of 1.5% YoY
$3,312
million,
growth
of
3.2%
YoY
and
6.1%
QoQ

Operating Operating profit was $1,547
profit QoQ million, growth of 15.6% YoY
was
$840
million,
growth
of
20.7%
YoY
and
18.7%

Basic Basic EPS was $0.29, growth of
EPS 9.5% YoY
was
$0.15,
growth
of
14.9%
YoY
and
17.0%
QoQ

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"The strength and resilience of Infosys was fully visible in Q2 with operating metrics witnessing a healthy increase, broad-based growth, highest ever large deal TCV at $ 3.15 bn and attrition reducing to single digits," said Pravin Rao, COO. "Employees have been critical part of our success. As a recognition of their stellar performance, we are giving 100% variable pay along with a special incentive for Q2. Additionally, we are rolling out salary increases and promotions across all levels effective Jan 1st."

"Our relentless efforts on cost optimization and strengthening operational efficiencies helped by certain cost deferrals led to 270 bps sequential improvement in operating margin to 25.4% and a 300 bps improvement in H1 margins," said Nilanjan Roy, CFO. "Free Cash Flows grew significantly in H1 driven by our consistent focus on liquidity and cash management. Consequently, we are increasing our interim dividend per share by 50% to INR 12."

2. Client wins & Testimonials

Even amid global uncertainty across industries and the current medical situation, Infosys continued to nurture a culture of deep client relevance while building capabilities to aid them through recovery.


-- Among several milestones achieved in the second quarter, Consolidated
Edison Company (Con Edison), one of the oldest Fortune 500 utility
companies, selected Infosys to digitally transform Con Edison's customer
service capabilities over the next four years
-- Infosys collaborated with LANXESS, a leading specialty chemicals company
headquartered in Cologne, Germany, to support the company's IT
Infrastructure digitization strategy and enable its global workforce
with a secure and fully managed modern workplace
-- Essential Utilities, one of the largest publicly traded water,
wastewater and natural gas providers in the U.S., selected Infosys as a
strategic partner to drive its digital transformation
-- Infosys has entered into a first-of-its-kind, 360 degree partnership
with LivePerson, a leader in conversational AI, headquartered in New
York, to transform their infrastructure on the public cloud that will
deliver industry-leading agility, scalability, and security. Infosys
will also help drive penetration of LivePerson's offerings across its
clients and digital marketing, e-commerce, contact center, employee
engagement and shared services channels.
-- Old National Bancorp (ONB), the largest financial services bank holding
company headquartered in Indiana, U.S., wanted Infosys to enable faster
adoption of digital solutions, modernize ONB's existing technology
infrastructure, and enhance both the client and employee experience
-- The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) selected Infosys Finacle for the
digital transformation of its transaction banking business
As global businesses navigate this tough environment, the strength of our relationships and our digital capabilities have helped us sustain the momentum to help our clients grow resilient. Here is what some of them have to say:


-- "We have worked with the Infosys team for over 5 years now, and very
successfully. The results were phenomenal. My finance team and the
senior Enterprise leadership team couldn't believe how far the guys have
gone above and beyond the contract. I am so delighted with the results,
delighted with the service that I have received. When the pandemic hit,
we had to shut down and lock down both onshore and offshore teams.
Thanks to the RPA bots, we were able to issue every single order and we
didn't miss a single KPI. Without those bots, we would have been
stranded. I can't speak highly enough of the guys involved and the
actual tool itself. Superstars one and all." - Brad Monks, Head of
Mobile, BT Enterprise
-- Kai Finke, CIO of LANXESS said, "Standardized and harmonized workplace
services will enable us to increase our service quality and usability on
a global basis as well as increase flexibility and scalability which
nowadays are getting more and more important. Working with Infosys will
allow us to implement state-of-the-art-technologies faster and thus
bring LANXESS to the next level regarding workplace services enhancing
our collaboration and mobility capabilities."
Awards & Recognitions


-- Positioned as a leader in Everest PEAK: Cloud-Native Application
Development Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020
-- Ranked as a leader in NelsonHall NEAT for Quality Engineering Services
2020
-- Ranked as a leader by NelsonHall NEAT for Advanced Digital Workplace
Services 2020
-- Positioned as a leader in HFS Research Top 10 for Travel, Hospitality,
and Logistics Service Providers
-- Ranked as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Services for
Communications Service Providers, Worldwide
-- Ranked as a leader in IDC MarketScape: Asia /Pacific SAP Implementation
Services Vendor Assessment, 2020
-- Positioned as a leader in IDC - MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing
Intelligence Transformation Strategic Consulting 2020 Vendor Assessment
-- Positioned as a leader in IDC - MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing
Intelligence Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment
-- Positioned as a leader in Forrester Wave: Digital Process Automation
Service Providers
-- Ranked as a leader CapioIT - Salesforce.com Global Systems Integration
and Services Providers Capture Share Report - 2020
-- Infosys is a winner of the 2020 Top 10 Working Mother & Avtar Best
Company for Women in India award
-- Infosys has won the Champion of Inclusion' award of Working Mother &
Avtar Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) 2020
-- Infosys Düsseldorf innovation hub was awarded with the prestigious
NRW.INVEST award 2020
-- Infosys won the German Brand Award 2020 for Excellence in Brand Strategy
and Creation
-- Recognized by the Top Employers Institute, a global certification
company, for exceptional standards in employee conditions across Europe
for three years in a row. Infosys is also the certified Top Employer in
France, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
-- Infosys Finacle was positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave(TM):
Digital Banking Processing Platforms (Corporate Banking), Q3 2020 report
-- Infosys Finacle was ranked as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for
Global Retail Core Banking report 2020 for the 13th consecutive year
About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 46 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With nearly four 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 [https://www.infosys.com/] to see how Infosys can help your enterprise navigate your next.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects, financial expectations and plans for navigating the COVID-19 impact on our employees, clients and stakeholders are forward-looking statements 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 COVID-19 and the effects of government and other measures seeking to contain its spread, risks related to an economic downturn or recession in India, the United States and other countries around the world, changes in political, business, and economic conditions, 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, unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry and the outcome of pending litigation and government investigation. 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, 2020. 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




Extracted from the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet under IFRS as at:
(Dollars in millions)

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September 30, 2020 March 31, 2020

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ASSETS




Current assets


Cash and cash equivalents 3,038 2,465



Current investments 488 615



Trade receivables 2,430 2,443



Unbilled revenue 1,030 941



Other Current assets 785 748



Total current assets 7,771 7,212




Non-current assets


Property, plant and equipment
and Right-of-use assets 2,438 2,361


Goodwill and other Intangible
assets 964 950


Non-current investments 1,051 547


Other non-current assets 1,139 1,190



Total non-current assets 5,592 5,048



Total assets 13,363 12,260





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities



Trade payables 322 377



Unearned revenue 455 395


Employee benefit obligations 263 242


Other current liabilities and
provisions 1,764 1,743



Total current liabilities 2,804 2,757




Non-current liabilities



Lease liabilities 551 530


Other non-current liabilities 325 272



Total non-current liabilities 876 802



Total liabilities 3,680 3,559



Total equity
attributable to equity holders
of the company 9,623 8,646


Non-controlling interests 60 55



Total equity 9,683 8,701



Total liabilities and equity 13,363 12,260





Extracted from the Condensed Consolidated statement of Comprehensive Income under IFRS for:



(Dollars in millions except per equity share data)

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3 months ended September 30, 3 months ended September 30, 6 months ended September 30, 6 months ended September 30,
2020 2019 2020 2019

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Revenues 3,312 3,210 6,433 6,340


Cost of sales 2,125 2,140 4,196 4,261



Gross profit 1,187 1,070 2,237 2,079





Operating expenses:


Selling and
marketing expenses 153 165 305 333


Administrative
expenses 194 209 385 408



Total operating
expenses 347 374 690 741



Operating profit 840 696 1,547 1,338


Other income, net
(3) 70 83 128 183



Profit before income
taxes 910 779 1,675 1,521


Income tax expense 255 207 456 403



Net profit (before
minority interest) 655 572 1,219 1,118



Net profit (after
minority interest) 653 569 1,212 1,115



Basic EPS ($) 0.15 0.13 0.29 0.26


Diluted EPS ($) 0.15 0.13 0.29 0.26


NOTES:

(1.) The above information is extracted from the audited condensed consolidated Balance sheet and Statement of Comprehensive Income for the quarter and half year ended September 30, 2020 which have been taken on record at the Board meeting held on October 14, 2020.

(2.) A Fact Sheet providing the operating metrics of the Company can be downloaded from www.infosys.com [http://www.infosys.com/].

(3.) Other Income includes Finance Cost.

IFRS-INR Press Release: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2020-2021/q2/documents/ifrs-inr-press-release.pdf [https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2020-2021/q2/documents/ifrs-inr-press-release.pdf]

Fact Sheet: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2020-2021/q2/documents/fact-sheet.pdf [https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2020-2021/q2/documents/fact-sheet.pdf]

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CONTACT: Investor Relations: Sandeep Mahindroo, +91 80 3980 1018, Sandeep_Mahindroo@infosys.com Media Relations: Rishi Basu, +91 80 4156 3998, Rajarshi.Basu@infosys.com; Chiku Somaiya, +1 71367 06752, Chiku.Somaiya@infosys.com

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