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Infosys a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, delivered a strong Q1 performance with year on year growth accelerating to 16.9 per cent and sequential growth increasing to 4.8 per cent in constant currency.
Large deal flows remained strong with TCV of $2.6 billion in Q1. Operating margin for the quarter was robust at 23.7 per cent, with Free Cash Flows growing by 18.5 per cent year on year.
42.1% YoY
CC Digital growth
16.9% YoY
4.8% QoQ
CC Revenue growth
23.7%
Operating margin
22.6% YoY
Increase in EPS
(INR terms)
$2.6 bn
Large deal signings
“Driven by the dedication of our employees and the trust of our clients, we grew at the fastest pace in Q1 in a decade, at 16.9 per cent year-on-year and 4.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter in constant currency. I am proud of our employees, who as ‘One Infosys’ demonstrate resilience and commitment in delivering for our clients. This gives us confidence to increase our revenue growth guidance to 14 per cent-16 per cent”, said Salil Parekh, CEO and MD.
“As Infosys completes forty remarkable years, its continuing success and global impact are a testament to the vision of the founders and all the leaders who have shaped the company,” he added.
1. Key highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2021
* Revenues in CC terms grew by 16.9 per cent YoY and 4.8 per cent QoQ
* Reported revenues at $3,782 million, growth of 21.2 per cent YoY
* Digital revenues at 53.9 per cent of total revenues, YoY CC growth of 42.1 per cent
* Operating margin at 23.7 per cent, increase of 1.0 per cent YoY and decline of 0.8 per cent QoQ
* Basic EPS at $0.17, growth of 26.1 per cent YoY
* FCF at $863 million, YoY growth of 18.5 per cent; FCF conversion at 122.3 per cent of net profit
“Employee wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and we have had multiple interventions in this regard including facilitating vaccination for them and their dependents. We rolled out several intense employee engagement initiatives including career acceleration opportunities, compensation reviews and learning & development interventions. Our clients continue to be supportive of the multiple initiatives we have undertaken; they value the delivery commitments we have met even during these extraordinary times”, said Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys.
“As the demand for digital talent explodes, rising attrition in the industry poses a near-term challenge. We plan to meet this demand by expanding our hiring program of college graduates for FY 22 to ~35,000 globally”, he added.
“We remain confident of delivering on the margin guidance, underpinned by our comprehensive cost optimization program, despite increasing cost headwinds arising largely from compensation review, talent acquisition and retention”, said Nilanjan Roy, Chief Financial Officer.
“Our free cash conversion was strong at 122.3 per cent of net profit and ROE improved to 29.3 per cent,” he added.
2. Capital Allocation
Pursuant to the Board recommendation and subsequent to shareholders’ approval in the AGM, the company has started share buyback program through open market route from June 25, 2021 and till date, has bought back 9.8 million shares worth Rs 1,542 crore (app. $0.2 billion) or 16.8 per cent of total authorization of Rs 9,200 crore at an average price of approx. Rs 1,569 per share (compared to maximum Buyback Price of Rs 1,750 per share).
3. Client Wins & Testimonials
The trust clients’ repose in Infosys drives us to invest further in building stronger digital capabilities and to raise the bar in delivery excellence.
* Archrock selected Infosys for its rich experience and deep domain expertise in the energy industry to integrate digital technologies and mobile tools for its field service technicians. Infosys will leverage its pre-configured accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service Application.
Eric Thode, Archrock’s Senior Vice President, Operations, said, “Our collaboration with Infosys is part of a multi-year technology project to further enhance the value proposition to our customers, more effectively manage our assets, reduce our emissions footprint and yield attractive value for our shareholders. Two major objectives of our digital transformation are to improve our customers’ experience and make our field employees’ jobs easier. As these leading-edge mobile tools are rolled out across our operations, we expect this will increase our compression unit uptime, improve the efficiency of our field service technicians and result in reduced vehicle mileage. With the right digital and energy industry credentials, we are confident Infosys is the right partner to deliver Microsoft’s industry leading field service platform.”
* Infosys and the French Tennis Federation unveiled new technologies to help bridge the gap between remote fans and the game, transforming the Roland-Garros experience for the entire tennis ecosystem. Amelie Oudea-Castera, Chief Executive Officer of French Tennis Federation (FFT), said, “This is our second year impacted by the challenges of the pandemic and social distancing, but partnering with Infosys we have set a gold standard for other sporting organizations navigating a disrupted season, and looking to bridge the gap between players, coaches and fans across the world. The innovations we have created are leading the way in establishing a long-term immersive and digital standard for sporting tournaments.”
* Infosys was selected by Britvic to help deliver their strategic transformation roadmap and operations, across Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Service Management and End User Computing. Neal Johnson, IT Director Operations & Infrastructure at Britvic, said, “Britvic’s aim is to be the most dynamic, creative and admired soft drinks company in the world which means IT needs to transform the way service and operations are delivered – with Infosys we have a strategic partner to take our operations to the next level by leveraging automation and digitalisation, thereby, offering a seamless digital experience for our enterprise users. This partnership will also help us innovate faster, be more agile and to transform quickly by leveraging Infosys’s thought leadership as a market leader in IT services for Consumer Goods companies.”

* ArcelorMittal selected Infosys to help accelerate the company’s digital transformation journey and enable next-generation application management and business process management (BPM) services for ArcelorMittal Europe. Geert Van Poelvoorde, CEO of ArcelorMittal Europe, said, “We are delighted to partner with Infosys on our digital transformation journey. Infosys not only shares our vision and values but also brings agility, delivery excellence, and willingness to walk the extra mile to ensure mutual success. We are confident that this collaboration will mean our employees and associates are equipped with powerful new tools that enhance our competitiveness and fuel our innovation.”
* Posten Norge is aiming to build a best-in-class IT service management capability to create more value for its customers. Arne Erik Berntzen, CIO, Posten Norge, said, “At Posten Norge our aim is to make everyday life simpler and the world smaller by simplifying and increasing the value of trade and communication for people and enterprises in the Nordic region. Transforming our IT processes to improve the services we deliver will enable us to be at the forefront of technology and innovation and be the customer’s first choice. With Infosys as a strategic partner we are aiming to build a best-in-class IT service management capability so we can create more value for our customers, with a focus on service experience. This collaboration will help us redesign our IT processes to be ready for new age software delivery methods with next generation technologies.”
* AGCO has been working with Infosys to deliver a first-class customer experience. Infosys has been a key player in leveraging advanced technologies to enable new opportunities for AGCO’s dealers and improved services to its customers. Seth Crawford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Precision Ag and Digital for AGCO, said, “Together with our digital partner Infosys, we have built a team that is passionate about maximizing farmers’ results with smart, high-quality solutions. We are creating impactful platforms with reliable, easy to use solutions for farmers and empowering our dealers with a great digital toolset. We look forward to our continued work with Infosys to offer our dealers and farmers integrated and seamless journeys through all our channels, extending their experience with our products and services.”
* Infosys has been one of the key drivers in delivering Axiata’s first live field trials for deploying virtual and Open RAN networks. “In consideration of Axiata’s Open RAN ambition across our markets, we partner up with the global best to bring next-level solutions in how we deploy, optimise and operate our networks. Infosys has been one of the key drivers in delivering our first live field trials in the deployment of virtual and Open RAN networks. In our pursuit to become The Next Generation Digital Champion, we look forward to building on this relationship as we position for more wins to future-proof our networks and meet society’s evolving needs, ” said Thomas Hundt, Group Executive Vice President – Technology, Axiata Group Berhad.
* Infosys Finacle announced its Digital Banking SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering designed as an accessible solution to help Indian Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) to modernize their business and operations. Vidyadhar Anaskar, Chairman, Vidya Sahakari Bank Ltd, and Maharashtra Urban Cooperative Banks Federation, and Vice President, National Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks & Credit Societies LTD (NAFCUB), said, “Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) have immense potential waiting to be harnessed. The UCBs’ geographic and demographic reach within the urban and rural populace is unmatched, not to mention the richness of the banking relationship with their customers. At Vidya Bank, we are looking at leveraging this opportunity, to leapfrog into the future with a modern technology platform as a key strategic asset. With Infosys Finacle, we are able to fully embrace our digital-first vision and we look forward to differentiating ourselves with a winning combination of a strong community presence and tech-powered, innovative, contextual, banking products.”
4. Recognitions
* Infosys recognized as one of India’s Best Employers among Nation-Builders 2021
* Infosys topped CRISIL’s ranking as the most Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) focused IT Company in India
* Infosys won four Stevie® Awards at the 19th Annual American Business Awards. Also won a silver Stevie® Award at the 2021 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards
* Infosys won top spot in Institutional Investor 2021 All Asia Executive Team Ranking (IT Services & Software)
* Positioned as the fourth most attractive employer in India, according to the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR), 2021
* Ranked number 3 by Brand Finance in their top 10 most valuable Indian brands listing
* Infosys was recognized as one of the top three service providers in the Nordics in the Whitelane Research and PA Consulting IT Sourcing Study 2021
* Ranked among the top five in 14 countries by Top Employer Global 2021
* Infosys won six awards in the Engineering Service Providers (ESP) category at the NASSCOM ER&D Showcase 2021. Also won ER&D Organization of the year award for 2021
* Infosys was recognized by HPE as the Global System Integrator of the Year 2021 and Asia Pacific System Integrator of the Year 2021
* Microsoft awarded ‘Supplier of the Year: Large’ to Infosys at 2021 Microsoft Supplier Program Prestige Awards
* BluePrism recognized Infosys with Global Client Business Impact Partner of the Year Telecommunications and Regional Client Business Impact Telecommunications – APAC Awards at the BluePrism Partner Excellence Awards 2021
* Ranked as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Application Services, Worldwide
* Positioned as a leader in Everest – Application and Digital Services in Banking PEAK Matrix® Global Assessment 2021
* Ranked as a leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Microsoft Implementation Services 2021 Vendor Assessment
* Ranked as a leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Services 2021 Vendor Assessment
* Rated as a leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Smart Manufacturing Service Providers 2021 Vendor Assessment
* Positioned as a leader in NelsonHall – Cognitive & Self-Healing IT Infrastructure Management Services NEAT 2021
* Ranked as a leader in HFS Research Top 10: Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) Service Providers Top 10 2021
* Positioned as a leader in HFS Research Top 10: ServiceNow Services 2021
* Rated as a leader in HFS Research Top 10: Supply Chain Service Providers 2021
* Ranked as a leader in NelsonHall – Intelligent Automation in Banking NEAT 2021
* Ranked as a leader in NelsonHall – Blockchain Services NEAT 2021
* EdgeVerve won two Globee awards for ‘Most Innovative Software of The Year’ for AssistEdge and ‘Effective Leadership During COVID’
* IBS Sales League Table 2021 recognized Infosys Finacle as the best-selling solution across six categories
* Infosys Positioned as Leader in ‘Salesforce Ecosystem Partners 2021’ ISG Provider Lens™ study 2020 – Leader in Germany and U.S.
* Infosys was rated a Leader in Avasant’s Applied AI and Advanced Analytics Services RadarView 2021
* Infosys Positioned as Leader in ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant study on “Mainframe Services and Solutions 2021”- Leader in US
* EdgeVerve was named Best Artificial Intelligence Software Company of 2021 by Digital.com