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Infosys: Industry Leading Revenue Growth in Q1 Lays Robust Foundation for the Year

– FY 23 Revenue guidance increased to 14%-16%.
– Margin guidance retained at 21%-23%

Infosys , a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, delivered a robust performance in Q1 with year-on-year growth at 21.4% and sequential growth at 5.5% in constant currency. Year on year growth was in double digits across all business segments in constant currency terms. Digital accounted for 61.0% of overall revenues, growing at 37.5% in constant currency. Net hiring was strong at 21,171. Operating margin for the quarter was 20.0%, with Free Cash Flow conversion at 95.2% of net profit.

“Our strong overall performance in Q1 amidst an uncertain economic environment is a testament to our innate resilience as an organization, our industry-leading digital capabilities and continued client-relevance. We continue to gain market share and see a significant pipeline driven by our Cobalt cloud capabilities and differentiated digital value proposition,” said Salil Parekh, CEO and MD. “We are investing in rapid talent expansion while ensuring rewarding careers for our employees, to better serve evolving market opportunities. This has resulted in a strong performance in Q1 and increase in FY 23 revenue guidance to 14%-16%,” he added.

37.5% YoY

21.4% YoY
5.5% QoQ

20.0 %

4.4% YoY

$1.7 bn  

CC Digital growth

CC Revenue growth

Operating margin
($ terms)

Increase in EPS
(INR terms) 

Large deal TCV

1.  Key highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2022

  • Revenues in CC terms grew by 21.4% YoY and 5.5% QoQ
  • Reported revenues at $4,444 million, growth of 17.5% YoY
  • Digital revenues at 61.0% of total revenues, YoY CC growth of 37.5%
  • Operating margin at 20.0%, decline of 3.7% YoY and decline of 1.5% QoQ
  • Basic EPS at $0.16, decline of 1.1% YoY
  • FCF at $656 million; FCF conversion at 95.2% of net profit

“We are fueling the strong growth momentum with strategic investments in talent through hiring and competitive compensation revisions. While this will impact margins in the immediate term, it is expected to reduce attrition levels and position us well for future growth. We continue to optimize various cost levers to drive efficiency in operations,” said Nilanjan Roy, Chief Financial Officer. “Continued high focus on cash led to strong FCF to net profit conversion at 95.2% and improvement in ROE to 31.0%,” he added.

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2.  Client Wins & Testimonials

  • Infosys and Rolls-Royce extended their strategic collaboration with the launch of a joint ‘Aerospace Engineering and Digital Innovation Centre’ in Bengaluru, India. Speaking about the new centre, Kishore Jayaraman, President – India and South Asia, Rolls-Royce, said, “Our strategic partnership with Infosys presents an exciting opportunity for both companies to leverage combined strengths in engineering and digital innovation to accelerate growth in the civil aerospace market. Given the aerospace sector is poised for revival and growth in India and across the world, this joint innovation centre will strengthen Rolls-Royce’s global engineering ecosystem and position us well for the future.”

  • Infosys launched the Infosys Cobalt Financial Services Cloud, an industry cloud platform for enterprises across the financial services industry to accelerate business value in the cloud. Dave Cosgrove, Global Head of Settlements & Middle Office, MarketAxess, said, “MarketAxess is leveraging the Infosys Cobalt Financial Services Cloud platform for reconciliation as a service on cloud. This is helping us scale the reconciliation process on-demand while improving accuracy and transparency. Leveraging the reconciliation service on Infosys Cobalt Financial Services Cloud enabled us to go-live quickly without significant capex investments and ongoing maintenance thereby, bringing the power of cloud agility and usage-based pricing model to a critical business process.”

  • Infosys and Google Cloud have been selected by Backcountry to help them deliver seamless and secure digital experiences for outdoor enthusiasts. Vismay Thakkar, VP of Technology, Backcountry, said, “As we enter the Spring season and our customers embark on more outdoor adventures, we anticipate heightened demand for our products, which is why we’re opening new brick-and-mortar stores to meet their needs in any format. Infosys offers the necessary skills and resources to deliver a secure and seamless customer experience, virtually or in-person, which is why our collaboration is proving to be so powerful.”

  • Infosys collaborated with TK Elevator to revamp their digital workplace management, network security, and IT infrastructure, powered by Infosys Cobalt. Susan Poon, Global CIO at TK Elevator, said, “At TK Elevator, IT infrastructure is the core of our digital initiatives, and we continuously strive to provide state-of-the-art user services. With Infosys as a strategic partner, we are confident to achieve our target of automation, innovation, and efficiency across the IT landscape.”

  • EisnerAmper, one of the largest accounting, tax, and business advisory firms in the U.S., selected RISE with SAP. Sanjay Desai, CTO EisnerAmper said, “Infosys is implementing a flexible and scalable solution like SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud to help EisnerAmper meet their growth ambitions over the coming years.”

3.  Recognitions

  • Recognized among Kantar’s global 100 most valuable brands in 2022
  • Ranked highest in Stakeholders Empowerment Services’ (SES) ‘ESG Scores – Top 100 Listed Companies in India‘ report
  • Recognized as the ‘2021 Global AI Services Company of the Year’ by Frost & Sullivan
  • Awarded HFS OneOffice™ Award in the Sustainability category
  • Awarded HFS OneOffice™ Award in the Innovation Ecosystem category
  • Recognized as ‘GSI Innovation Partner of the Year 2022’ at Snowflake Summit
  • Winner of the 2022 Microsoft Security Modern Endpoint Management Partner of the Year Award
  • Positioned as a leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SAP S/4HANA Application Services, Worldwide
  • Positioned as a leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide
  • Infosys BPM positioned as a leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Finance and Accounting Business Process Outsourcing
  • Ranked as a leader in Everest – Healthcare Payer Digital Services Peak Matrix Assessment
  • Recognized as a leader in Everest – Oracle Cloud Applications (OCA) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment for Europe
  • Recognized as a leader in Everest – Sustainability Enablement Technology Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment
  • Recognized as a leader in ISG Provider Lens™ ServiceNow Ecosystem Partners in U.S. and Australia 2022 Quadrant Report
  • Ranked as a leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Cloud Professional Services Vendor Assessment
  • Ranked as a leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Intelligent Automation Services Vendor Assessment
  • Positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide SAP Implementation Services 2022 Vendor Assessment
  • Positioned as a leader in Avasant’s Salesforce Services 2022 RadarView™
  • Positioned as a leader in Avasant’s Internet of Things Services 2022 RadarView™
  • Ranked as a leader in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView™
  • Positioned as a leader in Avasant’s Applied AI and Advanced Analytics Services 2022 RadarView™
  • EdgeVerve adjudicated as an Innovator in the Computer Vision Category at the 2022 NASSCOM AI Game Changer Award
  • EdgeVerve awarded the Gold GLOBEE Awards for Disruptor Company of the Year in Automation and Productivity
  • Infosys BPM Winners in the International Project of the Year category with Telefonica UK, at the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) UK Awards 2022
  • Infosys BPM announced as a winner in the Telecommunications Project of the Year category with BT-EE, at the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) UK Awards 2022

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