Differentiated Cloud Services and Large Deal Momentum Drive Infosys’ Highest Annual Growth in a Decade
Strong Revenue growth guidance of 13%-15% and operating margin guidance of 21%-23% for FY23
Infosys (NSE: INFY), (BSE: INFY), (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, delivered $16.3 billion in revenues with the highest annual growth in the last decade of 19.7% in constant currency with a robust operating margin of 23.0%. Growth was broad-based, supported by continued momentum in large deal wins with TCV of $9.5 billion. EPS grew by 15.2% in rupee terms. FCF crossed $3 billion for the year.
Q4 sequential growth was 1.2% in constant currency with operating margin of 21.5%. TCV of large deal wins was $2.3 billion in Q4.
“Infosys delivered highest annual growth in a decade with broad-based performance driven by deeply differentiated digital and Infosys Cobalt led cloud capabilities, powered by ‘One Infosys’ approach. We continue to gain market share as a result of sustained clients’ confidence in our ability to successfully navigate their digital journeys,” said Salil Parekh CEO and MD. “With the acceleration of digital disruptions across industries, we see immense potential to engage and partner with clients as they transform, adapt and thrive. We will scale talent globally, invest in employees and accelerate innovation and digital capabilities to capitalize on the expanding market opportunities,” he added.
$2.3 bn Q4
Guidance for FY23:
- Revenue growth of 13%-15% in constant currency
- Operating margin of 21%-23%
- Key financial highlights:
For the quarter ended March 31, 2022
For the year ended March 31, 2022
“In a year marked by intense supply side challenges, Infosys delivered strong financial performance – EPS growth of 15.2%, Free Cash Flows surpassing $3 billion and Return on Equity of 29.1%, reflecting the company’s success, driven by client-centricity and rich capabilities. The Board has proposed a final dividend of ₹16 per share, taking the total dividend for FY22 to ₹31 per share, an increase of 14.8% over prior year,” said Nilanjan Roy, Chief Financial Officer. “With a robust demand environment ahead, we envisage making appropriate long-term investments in capability building across sales, delivery and innovation. However, we plan to neutralize some of the impact through aggressive cost optimization programs and value led pricing driven by service and brand differentiation. This, along with post-pandemic normalization of expenses, is reflected in the margin guidance,” he added.
2. Capital allocation
For FY22, the Board has recommended a final dividend of ₹16 per share ($0.21 per ADS*). Together with the interim dividend of ₹15 per share already paid, the total dividend per share for FY22 will amount to ₹31 (app. $0.41 per ADS*) which is a 14.8% increase over FY21. With this, the company has announced total dividend of approx. ₹13,000 crore (approx. $1.74 billion*) for FY22.
*USD-INR rate of 75.00
3. Client wins & Testimonials
- Infosys launched Infosys Metaverse Foundry, an integral part of Infosys Living Labs to accelerate enterprises’ ability to evolve and execute strategies for virtual-physical interconnections. Daniel Schumacher, Head of Global IT Applications and Digital Innovation, Komatsu, said, “Our strategic foresight and transformation roadmap point to the rapid acceleration of digital ecosystems, and we are looking to bring its value to all facets of our business – both as we know them today and to what we can create for the future. We are excited to partner with Infosys metaverse foundry to uncover the most significant investment we must make in the virtual world and plant seeds today that are most likely to bear fruit for our future.”
- Infosys collaborated with E.ON for its Digital Workplace Transformation across multiple services. “We were looking for an innovative and future oriented partner for our entire workplace transformation journey. We are delighted to have Infosys as E.ON’s digital workplace partner, supporting 75K+ users across 12 countries for all their workplace needs. This collaboration cuts across services that include IT Service Desk, End User Devices, Unified Communication and Collaboration and IT Service Management. Infosys is also engaging with E.ON for multiple other initiatives as our strategic transformation partner. We are confident that this collaboration will be a great enabler in our ongoing digital transformation journey,” said, David Benkelberg, Head of User Services, E.ON.
- Infosys collaborated with Telenor Norway to transform its finance and supply chain operations through standardized, Oracle Cloud ERP solution. Terje Borge, CFO, Telenor Norway, said, “Telenor Norway needs to continuously raise the bar in its operational performance to serve as the trusted digital partner for its consumer and enterprise customers. IT as a business enabler plays a critical role in this objective. The ERP transformation program is one of the steps in making Telenor agile and efficient.”
- Infosys Finacle enabled WhatsApp Baking for Union Bank of India. The new service, called Union Virtual Connect (UVConn), will provide customers personalized and daily banking services. Shri Rajkiran Rai G, Managing Director & CEO, Union Bank of India, said, “It has always been our endeavor to build lasting relationships with customers by offering simple, fast, and contextual banking solutions and experiences with improved convenience. In line with this vision, we have introduced this service on WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging applications in the world. Our retail customers can execute a host of their banking requirements on their own, without visiting a branch, instantaneously and securely. With Finacle Conversational Banking and Remote Banker we can now tap into the growing prominence of social media in everyday life. We expect this simple and convenient form of banking to add immense convenience to our customers and hope to see its rapid adoption in the months to come.”
- Nu Skin, a leading health, beauty and wellness company with businesses in over 50 countries, collaborated with Infosys to achieve their vision of becoming a next generation social commerce enterprise. Ryan Napierski, President and CEO, Nu Skin said, “At Nu Skin, we are delighted to partner with Infosys for our transformation into a next-gen social commerce enterprise. Key to this is our collaborative work to provide personalized and engaging consumer journeys to build customer loyalty and help fuel our future growth.”
- Recognized as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
- Recognized as the fastest-growing IT services brand by Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm, in its Global 500, 2022 report
- Awarded Global Top Employer 2022 certification in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America in recognition of its outstanding strategies and people practices
- Received Brandon Hall Group’s Organizational Excellence Certification for demonstrating best-in-class talent acquisition strategy and human capital management practices
- Certified as a Great Place to Work® for excellence in its employment practices in Canada for 2022
- Ranked #1 among top 100 listed companies in India for receiving the highest score on ESG by Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES)
- Received LEED Platinum certification from US Green Building Council for 4 buildings, situated in Indianapolis, Bengaluru, Mysuru and Thiruvananthapuram, with a total area of 2.15 million sq.ft.
- Ranked #2 in Everest Group PEAK Matrix® IT Service Provider of the Year
- Positioned as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers
- Infosys Finacle positioned as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Retail Core Banking for Finacle Core Banking Solution
- Ranked as a leader in Everest Cloud Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022 – North America
- Rated as a leader in HFS Top 10 Digital Associates Services 2022
- Positioned as a Leader in ‘Banking Digital Services’ ISG Provider Lens™ Study for U.S., UK and Nordics regions
- Ranked as a leader in Everest Cloud Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022 – Europe
- Positioned as a leader in NelsonHall Quality Engineering NEAT 2022
- Ranked as a leader in HFS Top 10 Energy Transition Services Top 10 Snapshot, 2022
- Rated as a leader in Avasant’s Healthcare Payor Digital Services 2022-2023 RadarView™
- Positioned as a Leader in ‘Mainframes Services and Solutions’2022 ISG Provider Lens™
- Positioned as a leader in PAC RADAR SAP Services in Germany 2021
- Rated as a leader in Avasant’s Multisourcing Service Integration 2021-2022 RadarView™
- Rated as a leader in Everest Digital Product Engineering Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022
- Positioned as a leader in HFS Top 10 Application Modernization Services, 2022
- Positioned as a leader in Everest Oracle Cloud Applications (OCA) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022
- Rated as a leader in NelsonHall Digital Banking Services NEAT 2022
- Positioned as a leader in HFS Utilities Services Top 10, 2022
- Rated as a leader in Everest Advanced Analytics and Insights (AA&I) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022
- Rated as a leader in HFS Top 10 Retail and CPG Services, 2022
- Positioned as a Leader in ‘Healthcare Digital Services’ ISG Provider Lens™ Study for U.S. region
- Infosys Finacle positioned as a Leader by Everest Group in the Consumer Loan Origination System Products Peak Matrix Assessment 2022 report
- Infosys Finacle was a winner at the Finnovex Awards Qatar 2022 under the ‘Excellence in Payments’ category for its Finacle Payments Suite