IT major Infosys announced after market hours Friday, 13 April 2018, that consolidated net profit fell 28.1% to Rs 3690 crore on 1.6% increase in revenues to Rs 18083 crore in Q4 March 2018 over Q3 December 2017. The result are under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
On a consolidated basis, Infosys expects revenues to grow 6%-8% in constant currency in the fiscal year ending 31 March 2019 (FY 2019). It expects revenues to grow 8.2%-10.2% in rupee terms in FY 2019.
On 13 April 2018, Infosys entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WongDoody Holding Company, Inc., a US-based digital creative and consumer insights agency for a total consideration of up to $75 million including contingent consideration and retention payouts, subject to regulatory approvals and fulfillment of closing conditions.
In the quarter ended 31 March 2018, on conclusion of a strategic review of its portfolio of businesses, Infosys initiated identification and evaluation of potential buyers for its subsidiaries, Kallidus and Skava (together referred to as Skava) and Panaya (collectively referred to as the disposal group). The company anticipates completion of the sale by March 2019 and accordingly, assets amounting to Rs 2060 crore ($316 million) and liabilities amounting to Rs 324 crore ($50 million) in respect of the disposal group have been reclassified and presented as held for sale.
On reclassification, an impairment loss of Rs 118 crore ($18 million) in respect of Panaya has been recognized in the consolidated profit and loss for the quarter and year ended 31 March 2018. The corresponding write down in the investment value of Panaya in the standalone financial statements of Infosys is Rs 589 crore ($90 million).
Dilip Buildcon said it incorporated 5 new special purpose vehicles companies for 5 projects awarded by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) valued at Rs 6306.90 crore. The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 13 April 2018.
Further, Dilip Buildcon announced that DBL Anandapuram Anakapalli Highways, a wholly-owned subsidiary, executed the concession agreement with NHAI on 13 April 2018 to undertake the project. The order is for six laning of Anandapuram-Pendurthi Anakapalli section of NH-5 (new NH-16) in Andhra Pradesh under Bharatmala Pariyojana on Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM). The bid cost of the NHAI project is Rs 1959 crore and it will be executed in the hybrid annuity mode. The construction period for the project will be 30 months and a total 50.8 km will be covered. The announcement was made on Saturday, 14 April 2018.
Bliss GVS Pharma announced that its subsidiary, Bliss GVS Clinic Healthcare, Singapore, received total consideration of $12 million for the sale of 51% shares of Bliss GVS Healthcare, Kenya, a step-down subsidiary, from Mayfair Healthcare Holdings. The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 13 April 2018.
Shalimar Paints announced that it has extended the period for rights issue upto 19 April 2018 from 16 April 2018 set earlier. The company is offering 35.52 lakh equity shares of face value of Rs 2 each at Rs 140, aggregating to Rs 49.73 crore on rights basis in the ratio of 6 equity shares of every 32 equity shares held on the record date. The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 13 April 2018.
IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company (IL&FS Engineering Services) has received Fax of Acceptance (FOA) from Gas Authority of India (GAIL) for laying and construction of steel gas pipeline for a total length of 30' diameter which is 95.40 kilometre long, along with associated facilities for section V of Bokaro-Angul section of Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline project (JHBDPL) PH-II in Odisha state. The total value of the contract is Rs 129.66 crore (excluding GST), and is to be mechanically completed in 12 months from date of FOA and with additional 3 months for drying, commissioning and GAS-IN. The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 13 April 2018.
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