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Infosys reports strong Q2 performance

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Infosys rose 4.19% to end at Rs 815.70 ahead of its Q2 results.

On a consolidated basis, Infosys' net profit rose 5.8% to Rs 4019 crore on a 3.8% increase in revenue from operations to Rs 22,629 crore in Q2 September 2019 over Q1 June 2019. The result was announced after market hours today, 11 October 2019.

The IT major declared an interim dividend of Rs 8 per share.

The company's operating margin stood at 21.7% in Q2 September 2019 compared with 20.5% in Q1 June 2019.

The firm increased lower end of FY2020 revenue guidance. Revised guidance is 9%-10% in constant currency. It maintained FY2020 operating margin guidance range of 21%-23%.

The company's annualized consolidated attrition rate stood at 21.7% as on 30 September 2019 as against 23.4% on 30 June 2019 and 22.2% on 30 September 2018.

"Our performance was robust on multiple dimensions -revenue growth, digital growth, operating margins, operational efficiencies, large deal signings and reduction in attrition, said Salil Parekh, CEO and MD.

"Q2 witnessed another quarter of all-round growth in industry segments and geographies which is a testimony to our strong credentials and client relevance", said Pravin Rao, COO. "Large deal wins were $2.8 billion. We are especially pleased by the reduction in attrition driven by our focus on enhanced employee value proposition."

"We saw expansion in operating margins during the quarter driven by improvement in operational parameters and cost efficiencies", said Nilanjan Roy, CFO. "We took the first step towards implementation of our new capital allocation policy by increasing interim dividend by over 14% compared to FY 19."

On the BSE, 5.33 lakh shares were traded in the counter compared with average daily volumes of 2.53 lakh shares in the past two weeks. In intraday, the stock hit a high of Rs 823.35 and a low of Rs 777.

The stock hit a 52-week high of Rs 847.4 on 06 Sep 2019. The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 600.65 on 26 Nov 2018.

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting.

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First Published: Fri, October 11 2019. 16:25 IST