Mumbai: IT major Infosys on Friday reported nearly 4 per cent increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,374 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2013. The Bangalore-based firm had reported a net profit of Rs 2,289 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.
Consolidated revenue for the reported quarter was up 17.2 per cent to Rs 11,267 crore from Rs 9,616 crore in the year-ago period.
Reacting to the results, shares of the firm on Friday opened upwards by 13.21 per cent at Rs 2,862.35 apiece from their previous close on the BSE. While, India's second largest software services exporter kept its US Dollar revenue guidance unchanged at 6-10 per cent for this fiscal, it revised its rupee revenue guidance upwards to 13-17 per cent from 6-10 per cent for the same period.
Infosys maintained its forecast for 6-10 per cent revenue growth for the current 2013-14 financial year.
"Despite facing an uncertain macro environment, changing regulatory regime and a volatile currency environment, we have done well in Q1 and are cautiously optimistic about rest of the year," Infosys CEO and Managing Director SD Shibulal said.
In US dollar terms, its consolidated net profit rose marginally by 0.5 per cent to $418 million in the April-June quarter this fiscal from $416 million in the same quarter of 2012-13.
Its consolidated revenues rose by 13.6 per cent to $1.99 billion against $1.75 billion in the same period in 2012.
"We maintained our margins and continued making investments in the business. We have announced compensation increases for FY'14 effective July, which will affect our margins in the future quarters," Infosys Chief Financial Officer Rajiv Bansal said.
In terms of revenue break-up based of geographical setting, North America remained the largest revenue generator followed by Europe, India and rest of the world in the first quarter of this fiscal.
On industry-wise revenue break-up, insurance, banking & financial services was the top earner followed by retail & life sciences, manufacturing and energy, utilities, communications & services during the same period.
Revenues based on services, business IT services was the top contributor followed by consulting, package implementation and others and products, platforms & solutions.
Infosys added 66 clients in the April-June quarter taking the total of its active clients to 836. The company made gross addition of 10,138 employees (net addition of 575) for the quarter taking its total headcount to 1,57,263 as on June 30, 2013.
"Liquid assets including cash and cash equivalents, available-for-sale financial assets, and government bonds were $4.1 billion versus $4.4 billion as on March 31, 2013," it said in the filing.
Its banking software Finacle sustained business momentum in the last quarter with 15 new wins and 14 banks going live across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Central America.
"The cloud and big data business has executed over 100 engagements. Over the last quarter, Infosys won over 15 engagements across cloud services and big data," it added.
Infosys's clients continue to invest in using mobility as a differentiator in their customer engagement, business and operations. Over 25 engagements across various industries and areas like field services, customer engagement and enterprise efficiency, were started in the last quarter, it said.